American And Delta Will Honor Lifetime Club Memberships Without New Restrictions, United Still Plans On Taking The Low Road

The airline club is a small oasis in hectic airports. In some airports they have gotten overcrowded, but they're still better than waiting at...

American’s Tel Aviv Flight Is Now Bookable

American announced in August that they would return to Israel starting on September 9th with 3 weekly 787-9 flights between Dallas and Tel Aviv. American...

LATAM Will Leave OneWorld After Delta Buys 20% Stake In The Airline

Delta has bought a 20% stake in South American powerhouse LATAM. LATAM is the merger creation of OneWorld's LAN and Star Alliance's TAM. One of...

There’s A Map For That: JAL’s Seat Map Now Discloses Where Infants Are Seated

JAL now displays on their seat map where infants 2 and under are seated. It's an awesome idea. Before I had kids I certainly would...

When An El Al Flight Diverted To Halifax For A Medical Emergency, A Bochur Steps Up To Save The Day

El Al flight 26, operated by one of El Al's aging Boeing 777s, took off from Newark on September 18th at about 9:30pm. Chabad Houses...

The Best Flight Within North America Will Be Discontinued Next March

Update: Cathay Pacific's final JFK-Vancouver-JFK flight will be on March 27, 2020. Originally posted on 9/9: 5th freedom flights, where an airline sells tickets between 2...

Goodbye To Al Haynes, Hero Captain Of United Flight 232 Disaster; Thoughts On Jan Brown And Child Safety On Planes

Al Haynes, the captain of United flight 232, passed away Sunday. 30 years ago, Captain Haynes managed to perform the impossible, by landing a DC-10...

United Miles No Longer Expire: Good News Or A Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing?

As of today, United miles will no longer expire: Previously, miles expired after 18 months of inactivity unless you were a Chase United cardholder. This copies...

American Had 840,000 Reasons To Launch New Service From Dallas To Tel Aviv

American Airlines announced last week that they would resume flying to Israel with the launch of 3 weekly flights between Dallas and Tel Aviv...

Another Week, Another Diverted United Dreamliner From Israel

Last week was pretty surreal. Last Wednesday, United flight 85 from Tel Aviv to Newark diverted to Cleveland due to thunderstorms. It was the first...

United Strands Passengers In Cleveland Without Kosher Food After Diverting A Dreamliner From Tel Aviv

Update, 8/2: This story has been picked on the front page of the 8/3 Cleveland Plain Dealer! Let's keep it going, do a random act of...

Southwest Is Pulling All Of Their Flights Out Of Newark

Southwest will end all service to Newark Airport after November 2nd. Currently, Southwest flies nonstop from Newark to Austin, Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, Nashville, Oakland, Orlando,...

JetBlue Customer Service Via SMS Is Awesome, Which Airlines Have You Texted With?

Last week I flew to Miami for my brother Dovid's son's bris. I booked a JetBlue flight and noticed that the price dropped after a...

American Adds Online Booking For JAL Awards, Roundup Of AA Awards Bookable Online And Links For AA’s Old And New Search Engines

American continues to add partner airlines on the AA.com award search. That's great as American's operational performance is just abysmal these days. I'm either...

ANA’s New Business And First Class Looks Amazing, It’s Also The Biggest Mileage Bargain Around

ANA revealed their new business and first class cabin on their 777-300ERs and it looks pretty awesome: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXGRW2oyl7Y&feature=youtu.be   I flew ANA First Class from Tokyo to...

El Al Goes Dynamic, Removes The Ability To Search For Standard Award Tickets; Here’s What It Means For Matmid And Qantas Members

In 2015 Delta removed their award charts. They dynamically price their award tickets based on demand and sales that they run. United will do...

El Al’s London King David Lounge Has Closed And Is Now A Priority Pass Art And Lounge; Is Paris Next?

El Al's King David Lounges are one of their competitive advantages. In Tel Aviv the only other lounge option are the Dan Lounges, which...

End Of The Road For Sde Dov Airport, El Al’s First Class, And El Al’s 747s; Video Of El Al’s Queen Of The Skies...

It's been an eventful week for Israeli aviation. Tel Aviv's Sde Dov Airport (SDV) closed for good on Monday. Ynet has a good history of the...

Ukraine Airlines: There’s No Religious Discrimination As We Treated All Passengers Very Poorly; What Was Your Experience?

I've read several articles on various sites that passengers that flew on Ukraine Airlines yesterday from Tel Aviv to Kiev were singled out if...

JetBlue Devaluing Beverage Service

Airlines have found a way to devalue everything, but Coke dominates the soft drinks served onboard. Now you may find your next flight attendant...

United Will Launch Seasonal Nonstop Service Between Newark And Cape Town!

Nonstop flights between the US and South Africa can be quite pricey. That's due to lack of competition, currently SAA flies nonstop between JFK...

My Thoughts On JetBlue’s Exciting Announcement That They Will Fly Across The Pond!

JetBlue announced that they will fly from Boston and JFK to London, starting in 2021.  They will fly narrow-body A321LRs with a redesigned and expanded...

This Is Why United’s Elimination Of Close-In Award Booking Fees Is Devastating News #UnitedUnfriendly #MileageMinus

United dropped the heartbreaking news on Friday afternoon that they will move MileagePlus from an award chart based redemption system to dynamically priced awards. Like...

United Copying Delta Again: Goodbye Award Charts And Close-In Fees #UnitedUnfriendly

Update: United has just published these changes on their website. Overall, United MileagePlus is the best mileage program that exists today. So naturally, United has decided...

It’s Like Deja Vu All Over Again: Delta Is Killing Its Daytime JFK-Tel Aviv Flight

Delta originally flew from Atlanta to Tel Aviv, but quickly realized that flying from JFK would be more profitable and they shifted the route...

WOW It’s All Over: WOW Air Shuts Down Overnight Leaving Thousands Stranded, Icelandair Makes A Special Offer To Fly Them Home

WOW Air took the ultra low-cost carrier market by storm with round-trip fares between North America and Europe via Iceland for as low as...

El Al Announces Their First 787-8 Routes And Plane Configuration

Last week El Al confirmed that they will fly nonstop between Chicago and Tel Aviv. I've long said that the route seems tailor made...

No, United Isn’t Flying The 737 MAX, They Just Have A 777 Identifying As A 737 MAX

The 737 MAX is grounded across the world, but if you search for a flight on United.com, such as Los Angeles to Maui, you...

British Airways Is Launching A Business Class Suite That’s Better Than Their First Class Seat

British Airways currently operates a subpar business class and a subpar first class product. They announced today that they'll be taking a giant leap forward...

The 737 MAX Is Now Grounded Worldwide

Previous posts: The 737 MAX Is Being Grounded Around The World, Except For North America; Here’s What You Need To Know Canada Grounds The...

Canada Grounds The 737 MAX, Leaving Only American, Southwest, And United Flying The Plane; Which Airlines Will Let You Change Your Flight For Free

Previous posts: The 737 MAX Is Being Grounded Around The World, Except For North America; Here’s What You Need To Know Thoughts On Today’s...

The 737 MAX Is Being Grounded Around The World, Except For North America; Here’s What You Need To Know

While we don't yet know the cause of the Ethiopian flight 302 tragedy, airlines across the world are grounding their 737 MAX fleets until...

Thoughts On Today’s Ethiopian Flight 302 Tragedy

Tragedy struck this morning when a brand new Boeing 737 MAX 8 flying as Ethiopian flight 302 from Addis Ababa to Nairobi crashed shortly...

Are We Headed To A World Where A Regional Jet Is The Most Comfortable Way To Fly?

20 years ago, Continental Airlines opened Concourse D at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, displacing the rental car facility to a location far offsite. It...

Goodbye To The A380 And Thanks For The Memories

While I was traveling yesterday to the awesome LA Kosher Food & Wine event, the news broke that A380 production will end in just...

United Leaks Interesting Data On Their Largest West Coast Corporate Accounts

Most companies are ultra-secretive when it comes to prized internal metrics and customer data. That's for good reason, why would you want to tip...

Queen Of The Hangar: A United Express Embraer 170 Has Diverted 6 Times In The Past 2 Weeks And 13 Times In 3 Months

Airplane diversions, where an aircraft has to change its destination airport after takeoff due to mechanical, weather, or health reasons, are exceedingly rare. I've been...

American And Singapore Announce Upcoming Award Chart Changes

American will be making changes to their award charts effective 1/16/19. Notable changes include: Business class saver award rate between the US and Hawaii will...

United Will Upgauge Their Afternoon Flight Between Newark And Tel Aviv From A 777 To A 787 With Polaris And Premium Plus Seating!

United currently operates their afternoon flight 84/85 between Newark And Tel Aviv on a pre-merger Continental 777-200. Their red-eye flight 90/91 between Newark And...

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