Kosher Meals Are Starting To Make A Comeback On Domestic Flights

Kosher meals, or KSML in airline speak, can be a hit or miss, though the latter is more common. In this post I wrote about some...

En-Route To The Final United 747 Flight

I'm currently en-route from Cleveland to San Francisco where I'll catch up with United flight number 747 which departs at 11AM from San Francisco...

Singapore’s New A380 Suites Takes Space On An Airplane To The Next Level

I've been able to use my miles to fly in first class on many international flights with 3 cabins of service, including ANA, American,...

Cathay Pacific Is Removing An Awesome Benefit When Flying From Hong Kong

Kowloon Station in-town checkin, January 2011   Some 15 years ago I became a mileage addict, in part due to figuring out how to manufacture more...

The Newly Proposed #ElectronicsBan Proves The Right Hand Doesn’t Talk To The Left

I was in Dubai in March when the US announced that they were banning electronics from the cabin when departing from select airports in...

Delta Ordered To Pay 11,070 Shekels For Canceling Passenger’s Award Ticket Without Warning; Thoughts About The Future Of Airline Protections In The US

Mileage programs were originally devised as a cost center for the airlines to ensure continued loyalty in a deregulated air market. Over the years...

Delta Will Offer Free In-Flight Messaging; My In-Flight WiFi “Hacks”

Delta has announced that effective 10/1 you will be able to communicate via iMessage, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger free of charge on all Gogo...

Delta Increases Credit Card Spend Waiver For Top-Tier Status To $250,000; Roundup Of American, Delta, And United Elite Spend Waiver Policies

After the loss of airlines like America West, Continental, Northwest, and USAirways, the remaining network carriers were able to cut capacity, add fees, devalue...

Air Berlin’s Long-Haul Flights Will End On October 15th

Air Berlin has been under financial pressure for quite some time, and they have now announced that their entire longhaul operation will be ending...

Fly On United’s Final 747 Flight

Update, 4:20pm: This flight is now sold out! United is retiring their iconic 747, known as the Queen of the Skies. The final flight will...

Bumping Vulnerable Passengers Or Passengers At Their Connection City Has Got To Stop. Should Common Sense Be Regulated?

Last week I shared the story of Iberia bumping 3 minors off a flight from Madrid to Tel Aviv. They were dropped off in...

16 Years After 9/11, One Airport Opens Up The Airside Terminal For Non-Passengers

I loved visiting the airport as a kid. Watching planes taking off so gracefully always amazed me. Being able to leisurely stroll around without running...

Nightmare In Spain: Iberia Airlines Strands 3 Children

Inside their Madrid hotel room, a 17 year old girl stays up, keeping an eye out for her younger siblings... Update: Iberia's Twitter team sent...

WOW Adds 4 Midwest Cities; Cleveland Lands 2 New Airlines With Service To Europe

Cleveland hasn't had service to Europe since Continental ended nonstop flights to London and Paris some 8 years ago. But within 24 hours, IcelandAir and...

What Happens When A Pilot Doodles While Flying?

You have to love the marketing genius that Boeing just pulled off. Boeing had to fly an 18 hour endurance test for the new Rolls...

Miracles Do Happen: United Fixes Their Nonstop Saver Award Calendar!

2 weeks ago I wrote an in-depth piece about how to work around a massive United.com bug that was causing the website to hide...

TSA Announces Yet Another Reason To Have Pre-Check

The TSA announced today that they will start requiring passengers to remove all electronics larger than a cell phone from their bag and have...

The Electronics Ban Has Been Lifted For The Middle East Big 3 And Turkish Airlines

Related posts: -Can Anyone Explain The New Travel Electronics Ban To Me? -My Experience With The #ElectronicsBan -Is The Electronics Ban Grounds To Cancel A Ticket Without...

The Electronics Ban Has Been Lifted On Flights From Abu Dhabi To The US

Related posts: -Can Anyone Explain The New Travel Electronics Ban To Me? -My Experience With The #ElectronicsBan -Is The Electronics Ban Grounds To Cancel A Ticket Without...

El Al Will Take United Polaris Head-On With Their First 787 Route, “We Had A Dream, Now We Have A Dreamliner”

Air Canada has been operating the best business class product from North America to Tel Aviv for some time now with their all aisle...

The Expanded Electronics Ban Is On Hold…For Now

Related posts: -Can Anyone Explain The New Travel Electronics Ban To Me? -My Experience With The #ElectronicsBan -Is The Electronics Ban Grounds To Cancel A Ticket Without...

Delta: “You And Your Wife Will Be In Jail And Your Kids Will Be Put In Foster Care”

Update: Delta has put out a statement apologizing and saying that they have refunded the Schear's travel costs and provided them with additional compensation. Unfortunately there...

American Continues To Lead The Major Airlines’ Race To The Bottom With Even Less Room Throughout Coach

Once upon a time, low cost airlines like Southwest offered no-frills service for less money. My how times have changed. Not only did the major network...

United’s Official Report On Flight 3411 Raises More Questions Than It Answers; Plus, The Excellent Customer Service Changes That United Will Make Going Forward

Update: In a surprise to nobody, United has settled with Dr. Dao, effectively bringing the matter to a close. The settlement amount will remain...

All About United Basic Economy And How United Determines Their Basic Economy Buyout Fee

United hasn't had enough bad press of late, so on May 9th they will launch Basic Economy class on hundreds of domestic routes. That's...

For Those On Diverted Delta Flight 468 From JFK To Tel Aviv Last Night…

Delta flight 468 from JFK to Tel Aviv last night was diverted to Paris, apparently due to some sort of leak on the plane....

If I Have To Give A Few Thoughts On The United Incident…

I'm currently on "vacation" until next Wednesday at a Pesach program at the Four Seasons in Whistler, Canada. Though my vacation consists of giving...

Delta’s Nightmare Week Has Been Made Worse By Their Own Greed

I'm currently on a United flight to Vancouver for Pesach. Over the past few days I've had several friends reach out to me for help dealing...

Is The Electronics Ban Grounds To Cancel A Ticket Without A Fee?

The US launched a ban on large electronics a couple of weeks ago. I still can't understand why the ban only applies on nonstop flights...

My Experience With The #ElectronicsBan

Last Sunday I flew from Washington DC to Dubai before the ban on electronics from select Middle Eastern and African airports was announced. I wrote...

Can Anyone Explain The New Travel Electronics Ban To Me?

I'm in Dubai now and let's just say that I haven't had much luck on this trip. A flight delayed by 8 hours. A...

Starting May 5th There’s One United Flight From Newark To Tel Aviv You’ll Want To Avoid In Coach And Another You’ll Want To Avoid...

Effective May 5th United will start flying their new Boeing 777-300ER (77W) aircraft between Newark and Tel Aviv. The 77W will be operated by subsidiary...

Air Canada Responds To Air Transat With More Nonstop Service From Montreal-Tel Aviv!

Montreal based Air Transat started selling twice weekly nonstop service from Montreal to Tel Aviv earlier this year. It will fly an A330 from Montreal...

Emirates Adding a 2nd Nonstop From NYC To Europe; Another Good Use Of Starpoints To Israel

Update: Award availability for this flight has been loaded and is wide open for travel in March, April, and May. You can search for award...

WOW Air Plans To Launch Service To Tel Aviv In June, Will You Fly A ULCC To Israel?

WOW Air plans to fly from Iceland to Israel starting in June. WOW serves or plans to serve 10 North American cities: Baltimore, Boston, Chicago...

American Matches Basic Economy; Now Ranked As The WSJ’s Worst US Airline For The 2nd Year Running

Delta currently sells basic economy fares. They award full redeemable miles and elite qualifying miles on those fares. But they aren't eligible for seat...

At Least 8 North American Airports Will Have Nonstop Service To Tel Aviv This Year!

After American suddenly ended their nonstop service from Philadelphia to Tel Aviv after merging with USAirways there were only 5 North American airports with nonstop...

Friends Don’t Let Friends Fly Spirit…

A few years ago I wrote a post about booking hidden city tickets (which was followed up by a post on how to do it...

Alaska Breaks Up With Delta, Lowers Award Rates; Transfer 20K Starpoints Into 32.5K Alaska Miles, 40K For Cathay Business Class To Israel!

The Alaska-Virgin America merger is complete and there's lots of news. 1. The Alaska-Delta partnership will end effective 5/1/17. You can still earn Alaska miles on Delta...

El Al Waiving Cancellation And Change Fees

El Al has been rocked with labor issues over the past week. Many flights have been moved to their wet lease operators, while others...

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