With Scott Kirby As United’s New CEO, The Former America West Airlines/USAirways Leadership Now Control 2 Of The Big 3 US Airlines

Scott Kirby and Doug Parker teamed up at America West in the 1990s and reshaped that airline as a low cost carrier. They merged...

American Backtracks On Daily Tel Aviv Flights

Last week I wrote about American filing to increase their Dallas-Tel Aviv flights form 3x weekly to daily, just a month after they started...

El Al To Trial Nonstop Test Flights Between Tel Aviv And Melbourne!

Globes is reporting that El Al will test 2 trial flights nonstop from Tel Aviv to Melbourne in the 2nd quarter of 2020 and...

Just A Month After Bookings Open, American Announces They Will Fly To Tel Aviv Daily!

Related post: HOT! Fly From The US To Tel Aviv For Just 20K AA Miles! American announced in August that they would return to Israel...

Sunday News Roundup 11/17/19: 12 Quick Takes On Aviation And Travel; Dubious Marriott Claims, TWA Ice Rink, A380 Failure, Mileage Ban, And More

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Here Are 9 Things You Need To Know About The Good, Bad, And Surprising Changes That United MileagePlus Made Today!

Related posts: Limited Time Offer: Earn Up To 65,000 Miles On My Favorite Airline Credit Card; How To Take Advantage Of United’s Most Generous...

JetBlue Reminds Their Mosaic Elite Members Just How Poorly They’ll Fare If They Purchase Basic Economy Tickets

Earlier today I wrote about JetBlue's new basic economy fares, which they'll market as Blue Basic. The restrictions are pretty much as expected, but apparently...

In Wake Of Gaza Rocket Attacks, El Al And Lufthansa Group Offering Free Changes Or Cancellations; Insane Video Of Near Miss On Route 4

Update: Lufthansa Group airlines (Austrian, Brussels, Eurowings, Lufthansa, or Swiss) have added their own Israel travel waiver for flights through 11/16. Travel can be rebooked...

JetBlue Launches Basic Economy Fares

If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. JetBlue has launched basic economy fares today called "Blue Basic" on select routes. The basic economy fares will...

Sunday News Roundup 11/3/19: 9 Quick Takes On What’s Going On In Aviation And Travel; Airbnb Scam, United Plays Dirty, 747 Farewell, LAX Uber...

Some stories and deals don't get their own post, but should get some coverage. Here are some quick takes on stories that caught my...

American Will Fly Nonstop From Los Angeles To New Zealand’s South Island And Add More Nonstop Service From North America!

Tourism between North America and New Zealand is rapidly growing, but until now the only nonstop flights from North America have been to Auckland,...

Sunday News Roundup 10/27/19: 11 Quick Takes On What’s Going On In Aviation, Credit, And Deals That You Should Know About

Some stories and deals don't get their own post, but should get some coverage. I'll round them up here and let me know what...

United Will Deliver Business Class Passenger’s Bags From London Heathrow To Marriott Hotels

United announced an innovative program today to deliver business class passenger's bags from London Heathrow to your room in select Marriott hotels, free of...

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...

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