The Canada Transportation Agency Responds To DansDeals Article On Air Canada’s Refusal Of COVID-19 Flight Refunds: Please Don’t Call Us Canada, Eh?

Oh Canada. Last week I wrote about the showdown between Air Canada and the US DOT. The post gained traction among Canadians, with a number of...

Will El Al Will Be Nationalized Again Or Should It Be Allowed To Fail And Start With A Clean Slate?

El Al's board has finally agreed to accept the government's bailout terms. The headlines all say the airline will be nationalized are misleading. A $250MM loan...

Aviation Showdown: Will The DOT Enforce Its Rules Against Air Canada?

After the US DOT said in April that COVID-19 was not a valid excuse to steal money from your customers and then said in...

AA, Alaska, Delta, JetBlue, And United Extend Their Window To Book Tickets Without Change Fees Through July 31st

Update, 7/1: American has finally extended through 7/31 as well, however they exclude award tickets and basic economy from that policy unless you complete...

United Stops Pretending That They’re Promoting Social Distancing On Their Flights

When United first announced social distancing measures onboard they said they would block middle seats in coach and every other seat in first class....

American Will Sell Flights To Full Capacity, Will You Stick With Airlines Promising An Empty Middle Seat?

Update, 6/26: American will match United's policy of selling flights to 100% capacity as of July 1st. Passengers will be allowed to switch flights...

[Updated] Delta’s 777 Retirement Means That They’ll Operate A South African Triangle Route, Will United Match Or Beat That?

Update: The final nonstop flight from Johannesburg to Atlanta will operate on October 24th. After that, the flight will operate on the A350 as...

Kosher Meals Are Only Safe On Flights To Tel Aviv Or Are Airlines Using COVID-19 As An Excuse For Frugality?

Airlines have been using COVID-19 as an excuse to cut in-flight catering costs. Delta has suspended alcohol, meal service, kosher meals, and other services...

US Airlines Will Start Enforcing Mask Requirements, Including Suspension Of Flight Privileges; Will New Rules Make You More Or Less Likely To Fly?

Airlines for America announced on behalf of Alaska, American, Delta, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Southwest, and United, that they will start enforcing mask requirements at all...

Let’s Rewind: Chatting With United At KWFE NYC About Their New Kosher Meals And Wines

Related post: United Adding New Kosher Food And Wine To Tel Aviv Flights And Newark Polaris Lounge, Plus Kosher Snacks In NYC United Clubs Dan's...

[Updated] Another Etihad Plane Is En-Route To Israel Without Palestinian Authorization, This Time In Full Etihad Livery

Update: The flight has landed at Ben Gurion airport! You can listen to a clip of the ATC audio below. The image is from the...

El Al Appears To Be Cancelling Some Flights Through March 2021 And Beyond

With Israel's borders closed to foreign nationals through at least June 30th, El Al remains in hibernation mode. The airline is negotiating with the...

Under DOT Pressure, United Returns To Pre-Pandemic Refund Policy For Flight Changes

United has been desperately trying to avoid handing out refunds during the COVID-19 pandemic. Before the pandemic, United would provide refunds if they changed your...

This Morning’s Strike At Ben Gurion Is Just Another Reason Why You Should Avoid Thursday Evening Flights To Israel

At 3am this morning I got messages from several readers about a sudden IAA (Israel Airports Authority) strike that threatened to halt outbound and...

Spirit Will Fly Nonstop Between Cleveland And Newark; American, Delta, And United Fight Back With Cheap Fares!

Spirit Airlines announced today that they will take on United with daily nonstop service between Cleveland and Newark starting on July 1st. Once upon a...

Air Canada Aeroplan Partners Up With Etihad

Air Canada and Abu Dhabi based Etihad are now partners for earning and redeeming miles. I flew in Etihad 777 first class from Male to...

The US Will Retaliate And Ban Chinese Airlines After China Denies US Airlines’ Flight Resumption Requests

China has been refusing US airlines attempts to resume service to the country. In retaliation, the US will announce today that Chinese carriers will have...

Roundup Of US Airlines Offering Bonus Miles Or Free Tickets For Traveling And Elite Miles For Credit Card Spending

Alaska: 50% bonus EQMs (elite qualifying miles) on flights through 12/31, no registration required. Earn 2.5K EQMs elite qualifying miles for every $5K...

Alaska, Delta, JetBlue, And United Extend Their Window To Book Tickets Without Cancellation Fees Through June 30th

If you flight is cancelled or is significantly changed, you can receive a cash refund per DoT regulations. That's why I don't recommend cancelling a...

LATAM’s Bankruptcy Makes Delta’s Steal Look A Whole Lot Murkier

Delta has a proud history of savvy airline investments and running a tight ship. Just 8 months ago Delta shocked the aviation world by stealing...

Air France Retires Their Entire A380 Fleet

Air France has announced that that are permanently retiring their remaining fleet of A380 aircraft, effective immediately. In an era of empty flights, Air France...

Europe’s Airlines Decry The European Commission’s Refusal To Allow Them To Steal From Passengers

Earlier today, the European Commission published some common sense recommendations here for airlines faced with an unprecedented number of refunds due to cancelled flights. They...

Cathay Pacific To Travel Agents: Stop Offering Credit To Passengers Instead Of Issuing Refunds

The DoT had to step in twice after getting tens of thousands of complaints about airlines playing games with refunds. They have now included...

US DoT To Airlines And Travel Agents: Stop The Shenanigans Or Else!

The DoT has issued new guidance clarification regarding flights cancelled due to COVID-19. This comes after they reaffirmed that airlines must provide refunds for cancelled...

Israel Approves $400MM Bailout For El Al

Ynet reports that Israel has approved a $400MM bailout of El Al. The offer comes with strings attached, including requiring the lead shareholder to inject...

Avianca Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy In The US

Update: Lifemiles has put out a statement that they have a strong balance sheet, remain separate from Avianca, and will continue normal operations as...

[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...

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