While speaking with American AAdvantage Managing Director Heather Samp about changes to status qualifying and benefits for 2023, I asked about changes to award redemption. I wasnt expecting to get an
United Will Announce A Boeing 787 Order On Tuesday. They’ll Come With A New Business Class Suite.
United is holding an event on Tuesday with Boeing at the aircraft manufacturers facility in South Carolina. They are expected to announce a major order for Boeing 787 long haul aircraft.
These new pla
In 2019 Bahrain-based Gulf Air said they planned to launch flights to the U.S. within 3 years. That timeline was pushed back by the pandemic, but theyre again talking up U.S. service.
While Gulf Air
Air Marshals Will Refuse Orders To Go To The Border, Prefer Protecting First Class Cabins
U.S. Air Marshals are complaining about the Presidents plan to send them to the U.S. border, claiming that itll leave 99% of flights unprotected. And theyre prepared to defy the Biden administration’s
United Airlines agreed to allow an alcoholic Buddhist pilot back into the cockpit after a substance abuse program that doesnt involve Christianity nearly two and a half years after the Equal Employmen
American Airlines now allows passengers to check bags to their final destination even when their connections are exceptionally long. They used to only allow bag checks all the way through on connecti
Yesterday, Royal Caribbean released another teaser video about its next new ship, Icon of the Seas:This Thursday, October 20, 2022, Royal Caribbean will FINALLY reveal details of Icon of the Seas. The
Etihad is teasing a major announcement for this Wednesday. While its possible that they could bring back the Airbus A380, or announce a new CEO (with the current one heading off to run Saudi Arabias
Last year United Airlines placed an order for Boom Aerospaces promised Supersonic jets. This summer American Airlines followed suit. Japan Airlines is an investor in the company. And yet most people
Ive been waiting for this announcement from Japans prime minister Kishida, which was set to take place this week. And it finally happened. There were a lot of rumors indicating it would take place on
Taiwans StarLux will start flying to the U.S. in April though for now they arent saying more than itll be a West Coast destination. They have plans to gradually expand to other destinations and also f
The U.S. has increasingly become an unfriendly place to visit, and that was even before the pandemic. And of course things became even harder thanks to stupid Covid-19 policies. For instance, for we
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Julie Rath, Vice President of Everything at American Airlines, is being promoted to Senior Vice President of Airport Operations. Hers was the shortest tenure for a head of American AAdvantage, while
New York City has housed the homeless in hotels for years, often lower-end properties or hotels out by JFK (which historically has meant lower-end properties).
During the pandemic several cities hou
Southwest began flying in 1971. They had 4 Boeing 737s, but theyd largely been drained of cash by legal battles getting off the ground (they werent a party to the airline agreement not to fly from Dal
With staffing shortages and travel surging, airline unions are experiencing newfound leverage. And these shortages have been especially acute in Europe.
London Heathrow refueling staff just called of
In March 2019 Delta CEO Ed Bastian said the airline would offer free wifi within a year or two. They needed to ensure they had enough bandwidth for everyone to use it, since not charging would mean f