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[American Gets Onboard As Well!] Boom: United Orders Supersonic Jets!

Update: American has now placed a non-refundable deposit on 20 of their own Boom aircraft, with an option to buy up to 60. They...

Master Chart Of US Airlines’ Change Fee Waivers

United shocked the airline industry when they announced they would permanently eliminate change fees on domestic flights. Of course given that United sold lifetime Club Memberships, lifetime Silver Wings Memberships, and...

The DOT’s Proposed Refund Policy Is A Good Start, But Misses The Bigger Picture; Here’s What You Can Do

The DOT is looking to codify their refund requirements as described here. It's being marketed as great news for consumers, but I'm skeptical. Before digging...

WOW! El Al Adding Present Location Zmanim To The 787 Entertainment System!

Judaism has specific rules for times and directions for the morning, afternoon, and evening prayers. And like everything in Judaism, there are endless opinions...

The Odd Tale Of American Airlines Flight 145 From Tel Aviv To JFK That Spent 29 Hours In Rome

The tale of Tuesday's AA flight 145 is an odd one. The plane departed Tel Aviv on time, at 12:50am and seemed like it would...

[Now Available In Multiple Lounges] Awesome! Kosher Food Arrives At Istanbul Airport!

Update, 7/29: Rabbi Chitrik, Chairman of the Alliance of Rabbis in Islamic States, shares that kosher food is now available in Turkish Airlines' awesome...

After More Than A Decade, Delta Will Resume Flying Between Atlanta And Tel Aviv! New Flights To Cape Town And Tahiti; Roundup Of 108...

Delta started flying to Tel Aviv from their massive Atlanta hub back in 2006, but ended in 2011 when the route shifted to JFK. Since...

Lufthansa Denies Antisemitism Played A Role In Their Fiasco In Frankfurt

Previous coverage: Part 1, originally published on 5/8: OUTRAGEOUS: German Airline Bans Jews From Flying; Lufthansa Supervisor: It’s “Jewish People Who Were The Mess,...

WOW! Southwest Credits No Longer Expire, Great Use For Airline Fee Credits!

When airlines permanently removed change fees during the pandemic, it took away one of Southwest's key differentiation points, their fee-free flight changes. Southwest still provides...

[Route Increased To Twice Daily] Emirates Will Begin Flying Nonstop Between Dubai And Tel Aviv!

Update, 7/28: Emirates has been wildly successful with its Tel Aviv launch. Just a month after flights launched, the airline is doubling capacity on the...

[United Flights Now For Sale] Delta And United Win New Routes To Cape Town

Update: United is now selling their new year-round nonstop flights between Washington/IAD and Cape Town starting 11/17 on the Boeing 787-9. Flights to Africa...

[JetBlue Will Buy Spirit For $3.8 Billion] JetBlue Makes Offer To Buy Spirit And Create An Airline That Will Never Get You To Your...

Update 7/28/22: After Spirit's shareholders rejected a merger with Frontier yesterday, Spirit will now be acquired by JetBlue. The merger will need to clear...

[Update: Spirit Shareholders Reject Frontier Merger] Frontier And Spirit Plan To Merge And Create An Even Larger Terrible Airline

Update: After nearly 6 months of back and forth offers as Frontier and JetBlue improved their bids to acquire Spirit, Frontier refused to improve...

Airline Refusing To Provide Free Advance Seating Next To Your Kids? The DOT Wants You To File A Complaint About It!

Airlines have made it more and more difficult to be seated next to your travel companion for free. On basic economy fares there are no...

Last Week Was A Very Good Week For Israeli Airlines

Israeli airlines had a whole lot of winning last week. El Al, which has been besieged by pilot issues for years, finally came to an...

[Confirmed!] Saudi Arabia Will Reportedly Allow All Israeli Flights To Overfly Their Airspace

Update: Saudi Arabia announced that their airspace is now open to all flights! Originally posted on 6/2: The Jerusalem Post is reporting that Israel and Saudi...

American Will Fly Dreamliner Service Daily Between Miami-Tel Aviv

The Miami-Tel Aviv route has been a big success for both American and El Al. El Al launched the route in November 2017 with 3...

Air Canada Will Fly Nonstop To Thailand This Winter

It has been many years since you were able to fly nonstop between North American and Thailand, but Air Canada is now selling seasonal...

Save Big On Breeze Airways Flights With This Trick They Don’t Want You To Know About!

Ultra low cost airlines use a clever loophole to avoid paying 7.5% federal excise tax on airfare. They charge an online and phone booking...

Here Is Lufthansa’s Response To The US DOT Complaints Filed Against Them

Previous coverage: Part 1, originally published on 5/8: OUTRAGEOUS: German Airline Bans Jews From Flying; Lufthansa Supervisor: It’s “Jewish People Who Were The Mess,...

Delta Bails On Boston-Tel Aviv In The Winter, While El Al Triples Down

Delta is battling JetBlue to transform Boston into a global hub. As part of that strategy, they announced on 10/3/21 that they would add...

Southwest Now Waiving $100 Fee To Extend Travel Funds!

Related: Earn 75K-80K Signup Bonus Points On Chase Southwest Cards! In last week's post about transferring Southwest credit to someone else, commenter Yochai correctly noted...

Here Is The Apology Letter That Lufthansa’s CEO Is Sending Passengers That Were Denied Boarding To Budapest; Is The 4th Time The Charm?

Previous coverage: Part 1, originally published on 5/8: OUTRAGEOUS: German Airline Bans Jews From Flying; Lufthansa Supervisor: It’s “Jewish People Who Were The...

What Has Happened In The 2 Weeks Since Lufthansa’s Shocking Anti-Semitic Fiasco In Frankfurt

Previous coverage: Part 1, originally published on 5/8: OUTRAGEOUS: German Airline Bans Jews From Flying; Lufthansa Supervisor: It’s “Jewish People Who Were The...

[Now Live] Eschewing Basic Economy, Southwest Will Ask Customers, Do You Wanna Pay More For Added Benefits?

Update: Wanna Get Away Plus fares are now live. Unfortunately, it seems that Southwest is pricing the Wanna Get Away Plus fare at the old...

Lufthansa CEO Apologizes To Rabbi Of Berlin For Anti-Semitism On His Airline, Suspends Employees Involved

Lufthansa's executive offices are feeling the heat after the DansDeals original investigation of anti-Semitism at the airline. Since it was posted on Sunday, that story...

Lufthansa’s Apology Takes Things From Bad To Worse With 9 Things That Remain Unaddressed; The Media Needs To Get This Story Right

Update, 5/11 at 3pm ET: Lufthansa’s CEO has apologized to the Rabbi of Berlin and suspended employees involved in the incident. The company has not...

After Feedback And Lack Of Competitor Matching, Delta Walks Back Harshest Club Access Changes

With air travel numbers skyrocketing and planes filling up despite record high airfares, airport resources are once again being strained. Last week, Delta announced major...

OUTRAGEOUS: German Airline Bans Jews From Flying; Lufthansa Supervisor: It’s “Jewish People Who Were The Mess, Who Made The Problems, Everyone Has To Pay...

Background and a DansDeals special investigation On Wednesday, I heard about an incident on Lufthansa flight 401, a Boeing 747-8 that flew from JFK to...

Would You Take A 20 Hour Nonstop Flight From NYC Or London To Australia?

Qantas has ordered a dozen Airbus A350-1000s that will be able to fly nonstop from Sydney to JFK (9,950 miles) and London (10,573 miles)....

Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo Airport Claims They Have Fuel, So Why Are Airlines Still Cancelling And Diverting Flights?

Last October, I spent an exhilarating 9 days bouncing between South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Namibia, from the Kruger to Victoria Falls and...

Aeroflot Is Finally Suspended From SkyTeam

Some 2 months after Russia invaded Ukraine, Russian state-owned carrier Aeroflot has been temporarily suspended from the SkyTeam Alliance. That means for example you wouldn't...

[El Al Reinstates 2nd Newark Flight With Morning Departure From Israel] Exclusive: Here’s What El Al Is Saying About The Newark To JFK Flight...

Update, 4/27: El Al shares the following statement, "Beginning June 12, the arrival time of EL AL flight LY 25, TLV to EWR, has been...

Breeze Airways Announces Transcontinental Expansion From Westchester County, NY!

David Neeleman's Breeze Airways will be growing rapidly in the coming years. The JetBlue founder started with E-190 jets and will have a fleet...

Celebrations Break Out In Mid-Air As Mask Requirements Are Removed; Is This The Ideal Mask Off-Ramp For The Biden Administration?

US Airlines raced to remove mask requirements today after 35 year old Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle vacated the CDC mandate based on the agency...

United Matches Delta In Extending Ticket Validity, Allowing Changes On Basic Economy Tickets For A Fee

Update: United confirmed the basic economy fees below with me, but they note that the fees on one-way basic economy tickets will be half...

[JetBlue Just Can’t Get Back On Track, Preemptively Cancels Over 100 Flights Tomorrow] Airline Operations Are Melting Down, Yet Again

Update, 4/13: JetBlue has already cancelled over 100 flights for tomorrow, wreaking havoc with people's Pesach plans as I warned may happen, as they...

El Al Has A New CEO After Just One Year; Here’s My Advice To Her

Last week, El Al CEO Avigal Soreq announced that he would be stepping down after just 1 year at the helm. It didn't take long...

Status Match Your Elite Status To ANA And Earn Star Alliance Gold Status!

Japanese Star Alliance carrier ANA is offering a rare status match opportunity for North America based flyers. ANA says that, for example, AA Gold status...

JetBlue And American Add More Fantastic Reciprocal Elite Benefits!

American and JetBlue previously announced reciprocal elite benefits, including 2 free checked bags and priority check-in and boarding. Starting today, AA elites can select free...

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