[Updated With United Electronic Travel Certificate Refunds And Extensions] Master List Of Airline Coronavirus Fee Waivers, Plus Airlines With Free Award Redeposits

Updates:  United is now allowing you to cancel your itinerary and get a refund to an electronic travel certificate that is valid for anyone...

El Al Delaying Launch Of Chicago And Tokyo Flights, Expands Flight Change Waiver, Extends Elite Status

El Al has made several announcements following Israel's new quarantine requirements. The launch of service to Chicago will be delayed until 6/28 The launch...

Air France, Alitalia, Austrian, Iberia, Lufthansa, And Swiss Suspend Flights To/From Israel

Update: Air France has now suspended Israel flights from March 10th through at least March 27th. Airlines are suspending flights to Israel in the wake...

Air France And KLM Announce Systemwide Coronavirus Waiver

Another day, another airline change fee waiver. JetBlue, Alaska, American, BA, El Al, Delta, and United previously announced free change policies due to coronavirus. Of course Southwest always...

[Updated: Caveats Added] United Adds The Best Overall Coronavirus Waiver On Paid And Award Flights!

Update: United has clarified that: No refunds will be given for awards, but you can cancel your award and rebook any other award within...

[Update: Domestic Flights Added] Delta Adds Coronavirus Waiver On International Flights, Suspends Flights To Milan And Venice

Update: Under pressure from United, Delta has updated their waiver to include all domestic and international flights booked from March 1-31. Only one free...

British Airways Adds Coronavirus Waiver On Flights, Reduces NYC Flights

Another day, another airline change fee waiver. JetBlue, Alaska, American, and Delta previously announced free change policies due to coronavirus. This time BA has released a waiver,...

American Does A Poor Job Matching JetBlue’s Coronavirus Change Policy

JetBlue and Alaska previously announced free change policies due to the coronavirus. American is now announcing their own policy. It's applicable for tickets purchased between March 1, 2020...

El Al: Free Changes On Flights To Europe Due To Coronavirus

El Al announced today that they will waive the change fees on tickets that include travel to or from anywhere in Europe during March. You...

American Airlines Cancels Flights To Milan After US Warns Against Travel To Northern Italy Due To Coronavirus

The US has raised the travel warning to level 4, the highest threat level, to the Milan and Venice regions of northern Italy. In response,...

Alaska Air Matches JetBlue Refund Waiver On Paid And Award Bookings

JetBlue previously announced that paid and award tickets purchased between 2/27-3/11 would be refundable for future travel without penalty. If you do make a change,...

United Matches JetBlue Bag Fee Increase; Roundup Of Credit Cards That Waive Bag Fees

JetBlue led off the latest round of bag fee increases last month. Not too long ago, JetBlue was one of the few airlines offering...

Uh-Oh: Alaska Will Join OneWorld Alliance

Alaska Airlines announced plans to join the OneWorld Alliance in summer 2021. As part of those plans, you can now use Alaska and AA miles...

United Adding New Kosher Food And Wine To Tel Aviv Flights And Newark Polaris Lounge, Plus Kosher Snacks In NYC United Clubs

Giving feedback on Kosher Meals: A couple of years ago I asked if awful kosher meals on airplanes were our own fault. That was based on...

Cathay Pacific Will Kill Off Their JFK-Vancouver Route In 2 Weeks

Update: Cathay Pacific has revised the final date for this route to February 23rd. Related post: Cathay Pacific Suspends Flights To Newark, Washington DC, Maldives,...

Cathay Pacific Suspends Flights To Newark, Washington DC, Maldives, And More; Employees Asked To Take Unpaid Time Off

I wrote about how the Wuhan Novel Coronavirus is going to take a toll on air travel this year in this week’s Sunday roundup. One...

US Carriers Suspend All Flights To Hong Kong

American and United have both suspended all of their flights to Hong Kong, citing a drop in demand. Delta stopped flying to Hong Kong...

After State Department Warns Not To Travel To China, American, Delta, And United Suspend All China Flights

Update: United has announced that they will also suspend all flights to China from February 6-March 27. Flights are also being suspended between Newark...

2 Months Left Until The Best Flight Within North America Is Discontinued, Will You Fly It Before It’s History?

Last September I wrote about Cathay Pacific announcing the end of their nonstop flights between JFK and Vancouver. The last flight will be on...

United Kills Flights From Cleveland To LaGuardia And Washington National

United will cease flying from Cleveland to LaGuardia and Washington DC/DCA Airports on March 29th. United says there won't be a reduction of seats from...

United Will Return Kosher Wine To Business Class On Select Tel Aviv Routes

United has long been a holdout on serving kosher wine in business class between North America and Tel Aviv. They tried serving Covenant Mensch in...

JetBlue Is Increasing Baggage Fees Again, Get Ready For Other Airlines To Match; Roundup Of Credit Cards That Waive Bag Fees

Not too long ago, JetBlue was one of the few airlines offering free checked bags. That fee increased to $15, $20, $25, and then...

United Devalues Partner Lounge Access For Star Alliance Gold And Club Members

United updated their club page to show that as of 1/1, only Polaris business class passengers can access most partner (non-Star Alliance) lounges. Interestingly,...

Boeing Fires CEO Amid Failure To Navigate 737MAX Crisis

Boeing fired their CEO, Dennis Muilenburg, this morning. It's amazing that he lasted this long. Boeing's 737MAX design was rushed and the system was designed to...

[Update: Now Bookable] El Al To Trial Nonstop Test Flights Between Tel Aviv And Melbourne!

Update: You can now purchase these tickets! Tickets purchased from Priceline today are refundable until at 11:29pm ET tomorrow. El Al will fly from Tel...

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...

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...

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