Finally! Air Canada Will Provide Refunds For Passengers Who Didn’t Travel Due To COVID-19!

Air Canada has been one of the worst actors with COVID-19 refunds. While other airlines were stingy, they generally paid up when a passenger filed...

Spirit Releases Another Flight 138 Statement After Deleting Their Original Statement, While The Babylon Bee Trolls Them

Yesterday I wrote about the Spirit Flight 138 fiasco and their retracted statement about what happened. This was their original statement that blamed the adults...

[JetBlue Waiver Extended] Changing An Airline Ticket? Here Is A Chart Comparing Which Airlines Now Allow Free Changes!

Update: JetBlue has relented and extended their basic economy fee waivers for tickets purchased through 5/31. That leaves American as the lone holdout in not...

What Happened Aboard Spirit Flight 138? Family With Special Needs Child Deboarded Then Reboarded, Deleted Statement, Was A Flight Attendant Led Away By Police?

Another day, another odd case of mask enforcement on an ultra low-cost carrier. Last month it was Frontier that had some explaining to do....

Delta Ends Middle Seat Blocking, Extends Basic Economy Waiver And Ticket Validity, Bonus MQMs, Qualify For Elite Status On Award Travel!

Delta announced a number of major changes today. They will stop blocking middle seats as a 5/1. Other airlines have ended that practice long...

United Adding New Point To Point Non-Hub Routes On Their Awesome CRJ-550 In May; Will Resume Chicago-Tel Aviv Flights!

In recent years United has moved to eliminate all flights that don’t begin or end in one of their hub airports of Chicago, Denver,...

[Route Launch Delayed By A Week, Upgauged To Dreamliner!] Etihad Flights Between Tel Aviv And Abu Dhabi Start March 28th, Now Bookable With Miles;...

Update: Globes reports that the route launch will now be on April 6th and that the flight will be operated in April by a...

What Happened Aboard Frontier Flight 2878 Last Night?

Every airline has egg on their face when it comes to mask enforcement. While some flight attendants let things slide when it comes to...

After Engine Fire Grounds United’s 777-200 Pratt & Whitney Subfleet, Some Polaris Flights Operate To Hawaii

I was in Maui and Molokai last week and flew home Thursday on American, though I nearly switched to United after our flight was...

JetBlue Eliminates Change Fees From Blue Fares, Removes Free Carry-On From Basic Fares; Is Mosaic Status A Joke Now?

JetBlue announced a number of changes. Tickets bought on or after 4/1: JetBlue will eliminate change and cancel fees on Blue fares. If you...

US DOT: Allow US Airlines To Operate Rescue Flights To Israel; El Al Adds More Rescue Flights

Israel's Ben Gurion Airport has been closed since January 26th and remains closed through at least February 21st. El Al has been operating rescue flights...

Cathay Pacific No Longer Requiring Face Masks In Business Or First Class Lie Flat Seats

While US carriers are forced to add stricter mask requirements, Cathay Pacific is going in the other direction. The Hong Kong based airline now exempts...

[Extended Through 4/30!] Delta Bucks The Trend, Will Extend Blocking Of Middle Seats; Winning In The COVID-19 Era

Update: Delta will block middle seats through at least 4/30/21! Note that due to new US regulations, Delta no longer exempts children 2 and...

After President Biden’s Executive Order On Masks, Delta Is Forced To Remove Mask Exemption For Young Children

While most US airlines copied each other's mask rules last year that required everyone 2 or older to wear a mask on flights, Delta...

JetBlue Introduces New MINT Business Class Suites And MINT Studio!

JetBlue is redesigning their MINT business class and it looks awesome. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtcTuf9lR9M&feature=youtu.be     The new configuration will be found on the new A321LRs that will...

[Matched By American And United] Delta Waiving Fare Difference On International Tickets To Beat The New US COVID Testing Requirement

Update: American has matched Delta's waiver of change fees and the difference in fare for international travel to/from the US that was booked...

American And JetBlue Will Move Forward With Strategic Alliance, JFK-Tel Aviv Route Launches This Summer!

6 months ago, American and JetBlue announced that they would form a new partnership. We haven't heard much about it since then, but more...

United Pares Back Their Tel Aviv Flight Schedule Again

Last month I reported that United was temporarily suspending flights between Chicago and Washington DC-Tel Aviv. United has extended the suspension of those routes through...

Emirates Applies To Fly To Tel Aviv Next Month!

Globes reports that Emirates has applied to start commercial flights between Dubai and Tel Aviv starting on February 15th! The Ben Gurion site for 2/15...

COVID Route Wars: American Strikes Back At JetBlue With Fort Lauderdale Expansion

JetBlue just keeps picking new battles. Earlier this year, JetBlue launched 30 new flights to Florida, with a big expansion at Newark. United struck back at...

JetBlue Adds Miami, Key West, Cabo, And More New Destinations!

JetBlue is expanding their route map once again, as shifting travel patterns due to COVID-19 create new opportunities for airlines. New cities served by JetBlue...

Alaska Airlines Extends Flight Change Fee Waiver Through 3/31/21

Alaska Airlines has extended their flight change fee waiver for tickets purchased until 3/31/21. Alaska previously announced the permanent elimination of change fees on all...

United Matches Permanent Elimination Of International Change Fees, Extends Basic Economy Waiver

United tells me that they will be matching American and Delta's permanent elimination of change fees on international tickets! While American's policy applies to all...

Delta Matches American’s Permanent Elimination Of International Change Fees, Extends Basic Economy Waiver

Last month, American permanently eliminated changes fees for all travel originating in North or South America. Delta announced that they will also permanently eliminate change...

United Suspends Service On A 2nd Route To Israel

United started flying between Chicago and Tel Aviv in September and resumed service between Washington DC and Tel Aviv in October. With Israel's borders remaining...

Gulf Air Will Fly To Tel Aviv Next Month And Will Partner With El Al; Ritz Carlton Bahrain Now Offering A Kosher Menu!

Gulf Air announced plans to launch 2 weekly flights between Manama, Bahrain and Tel Aviv starting on 1/7/21. They also signed a memorandum of understanding...

WOW! American Now Eliminates Change Fees On International Tickets For Good!

Related post: Earn up to 65K miles on Citi AA cards! After years of devaluations and cuts, American has gone above and beyond in enhancing their...

Will El Al And Etihad Codeshare And Have Mileage Reciprocity?

What a difference a few months make! In August, passengers using an Israeli passport were not able to enter the UAE. Now they can enter...

United Closes Sales On Some Israel And South Africa Flights

United resumed flying 3 weekly nonstop flights between Washington DC and Tel Aviv in late October. That route appears to be underperforming expectations as...

JetBlue Offering Free Refunds Due To Change In Middle Seat Blocking Policy

JetBlue recently announced that they will stop blocking middle seats after 12/1. That followed Southwest's announcement that they will sell flights to capacity starting...

Skyteam’s Korean Air Will Buy Struggling Star Alliance Carrier Asiana Airlines

Korean Air's board has approved spending $2.3 billion to purchase Asiana Airlines. With the purchase of their Korean rival, they will be the dominant...

[Update: Tickets Now On Sale!] United Will Return To JFK!

Update: United is now selling tickets from JFK to Los Angeles and San Francisco for flights starting on 2/1/21! They will fly from JFK to...

In Surprise To Nobody, El Al’s CEO Will Step Down

El Al CEO Gonen Usishkin announced today that he will step down by January with a goodbye letter that says it does not identify...

[Update: New Chicago/ORD And Colorado Springs Routes Now On Sale!] Southwest Will Add Service To Chicago O’Hare And Houston Intercontinental!

Update: Southwest will begin flying the following routes on 2/14: Chicago-ORD to/from Baltimore (4 daily nonstops) Chicago-ORD to/from Dallas-DAL (4 daily nonstops Chicago-ORD to/from...

[Update: Flight Dates Extended!] COVID Route Wars: United Strikes Back With New Nonstop Service Between Florida And LaGuardia, Boston, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, And More!

Update: United is now selling tickets on these routes through April 5, 12, or end of scheduling as indicated below! That's excellent news for...

The TSA Screened Over 1 Million Passengers For The First Time Since March 16th, Have You Returned To The Skies?

The US may be in the midst of a fall wave of COVID-19, but passengers continue to return to the skies. The TSA screened 1,031,505...

American Continues To Lead The Way With 2021 Elite Status Enhancements

After years of devaluations and cuts, American has gone above and beyond in enhancing their elite program this year. In April they shocked the world...

[JetBlue Confirms No Advance Notice Devaluation] Ouch! JetBlue Massively Increases Points Requirement For Even More Space Seats In Major Mosaic Devaluation!

Update 2: JetBlue corporate communications has responded and they confirmed the no advance warning Mosaic program devaluation. They also maintain that the new upgrade...

[Update: Another Reader Success Story!] Informal DOT Complaint Not Helping? A DansDeals Reader Finally Got A Flight Refund After Filing A Formal DOT Complaint

Update: After reading about the formal complaint process here, DansDeals reader Meir Silverman filed a complaint against Azerbaijan on September 9th for refusing a...

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