JetBlue Extends Middle Seat Blocking, Will You Stick With Airlines Promising An Empty Middle Seat?

Update, 10/1: JetBlue announced they will block most middle seats through at least December 1st and continue some seat blocking through the holiday travel...

Changing An Airline Ticket? Here Is A Chart Comparing Which Airlines Now Allow Free Changes On Paid And Award Tickets!

United shocked the airline industry when they announced they would permanently eliminate change fees on domestic flights. Of course given that United sold lifetime Club...

United Will Return To JFK!

United pulled out of JFK back in 2015. At the time the airline was managed by Jeff Smisek, who was brought on by Continental to...

Goodbye Borovitz, Hello Rozenberg: El Al Will Soon Be Under New Management

Eli Rozenberg purchased a controlling stake of El Al 2 weeks ago in a public offering that didn't attract any other serious bidders. The controlling...

[Update: New Hawaii Flights Now Bookable!] New United Routes: Hawaii, South Africa, India, Nigeria, And More!

Update: United is now selling seats on their new Hawaiian routes for travel starting on 6/3/21. The new Hawaii flights operate on Sunday, Thursday,...

JetBlue Lands Slots At London Heathrow!

Last year, I wrote about JetBlue's intentions to fly to London in 2021 when they will be able to make the flight on their...

El Al Dirty Pool: After Eli Rozenberg Is Said To Be Replacing El Al’s Board, The Board Fights Back One Last Time

Last month I wrote about how El Al was playing dirty. Eli Rozenberg made an offer to recapitalize the airline and the controlling Borovitz family...

Delta Expands Change Fee Waiver To Include Domestic Award Redeposits, Extends Benefits

Delta announced that they will eliminate domestic award change fees and redeposit fees for changes made anytime before departure. Previously those cost $150. That leapfrogs...

Informal DOT Complaint Not Helping? A DansDeals Reader Finally Got A Flight Refund After Filing A Formal DOT Complaint

When things go wrong with the airlines I’ve turned to the DoT to complain and have had good results. They have a convenient online complaint...

JetBlue Doubles Down With 24 More Leisure Routes From Newark, Los Angeles, And More; Change Fee Waiver Extended But Not Eliminated

In June, JetBlue announced 30 new routes, with a focus from Newark and on leisure routes. With COVID-19 decimating business travel, refocusing their network on...

Saudi Arabia And Bahrain Approve All Israeli Flights To Overfly Their Airspace!

Things are moving quickly in the Middle East! The stunning news last month was the Israel-UAE peace deal, quickly followed up with an El Al flight to...

United Teases Several New Routes: Newark To Maui Looks Strong, But What Else Is United Hiding?

United put out this video, teasing new routes that will be announced tomorrow at 11AM ET. They say there are more than 30 clues...

Israir Applies To Fly Nonstop Between Tel Aviv And Dubai Next Month!

Just a few weeks ago the United Arab Emirates wouldn't allow visitors to enter with an Israeli passport. Now there is a peace agreement, El...

Southwest Will Fly To Miami And Palm Springs, Wins All Of JetBlue’s Long Beach Slots

Southwest announced today that they will add year-round flights to Miami and Palm Springs in 2020. This will be the first time that Southwest has...

Hawaiian Airlines Eliminates All Change Fees Worldwide!

Related post: Dear Airlines: Thanks For Ditching Change Fees, But Can We Rewind The Clock On Mileage Program Devaluations? Earlier this week, United, Delta, American, and...

[Update: Now Confirmed] Saudi Arabia Reportedly Approves Israel-United Arab Emirates Flights To Overfly Their Airspace!

Update, 9/2: This report from 2 weeks ago has now been confirmed. Saudi Arabia will allow all airliners headed to or from the UAE...

American Cracking Down On Hidden City Ticketing? Just Don’t Be A Hog

I wrote back in April that American's Audit department seemed to be trying to justify their continued existence during the COVID-19 era. Then in July...

INCREDIBLE! Alaska Air Permanently Kills All Change Fees And Award Cancellation Fees Worldwide!

Update: Alaska writes to me that the previous Alaska agent that wrote the information below to me was misinformed about the changes going forward...

AAmazing! American Goes Above And Beyond In Their Elimination Of Change Fees, With Several New Benefits Added!

Related posts: WOW! United Eliminates Domestic Change Fees For Good, Plus Free Cancellation On All Awards With 30 Days Notice! Delta Matches United’s...

Delta Matches United’s Permanent Elimination Of Domestic Change Fees!

United shocked the world yesterday when they announced they would permanently eliminate domestic change fees. Delta has now matched United and will also permanently eliminate...

[Update: Flight Landed!] El Al Gets Permission For Its First Flight Over Saudi Arabian Airspace To Abu Dhabi; The Shocking Reason It Will Fly...

Update: El Al's flight 971 flew over Saudi Arabia to Abu Dhabi, cutting the flight time from over 7 hours to just 3 hours...

WOW! United Eliminates Domestic Change Fees For Good, Plus Free Cancellation On All Awards With 30 Days Notice!

United announced that they will eliminate change fees on all domestic flights for good! Previously there was a $200 change fee for domestic paid...

El Al Will Reportedly Operate The First Ever Commercial Flight From Israel To The United Arab Emirates Next Week!

The AP is reporting that the first ever commercial flight between Israel and the United Arab Emirates will fly next week and it will...

The Time Has Come For Airlines To Choose: #RaiseTheMinimumAge For Masks Or Ban Young Children From Flying During The Pandemic

United started it. On July 22nd they made a new rule requiring anyone 2 or older to wear a mask. Until that point all airlines had...

JetBlue Egregiously Kicks Mother And 6 Kids Off Flight Due To 2 Year Old’s Mask Refusal, Retroactively Amends Policy On Website After The Incident

I reported on 8/5 that JetBlue would change their policy on 8/10 to require all kids 2 and up to wear masks, but that...

AMAZING! Israel And The United Arab Emirates Agree To Full Normalization Of Relations And Direct Flight Agreements!

President Trump just announced that Israel and the UAE have agreed to a full normalization of their relations! https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1293922803419353088   This is amazing for better Middle East...

COVID Route Wars: United Strikes Back With New Nonstop Service Between Florida And LaGuardia, Boston, Cleveland, Columbus, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, And Pittsburgh!

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,...

So You Want To Rescue El Al? Be Prepared For A Dirty Fight

El Al is broke. Their operations have been suspended since March 27th and all flights have been wiped off the schedule until October. They're being sued...

Southwest Kicks Family Off Flight For 3 Year Old With Autism Refusing To Wear A Mask; Has The Pendulum Swung Too Far?

Most airlines now require that everyone 2 and up wear a mask for the duration of their time at the airport and onboard the...

No, United Hasn’t Cancelled The Electronic Travel Certificate Refund, They Have Just *Simplified* How To Get It

United has had one of the best voluntary change policies during the COVID-19 pandemic. They allow you to choose between receiving a future flight credit...

Israel Grants Permit To Eli Rozenberg To Buy El Al, But Will El Al Sell?

Globes is reporting that Israel has approved Eli Rozenberg's application to buy a controlling stake in El Al. Getting that permit was a precondition for...

[Update: Matched By Alaska, American, Delta, And United] JetBlue Extends Window To Book Tickets Without Change Fees!

Update, 7/30: As they have done in previous months, United media relations has informed me that they will also extend their free change...

[Updated] Delta: Washington Post Article On Toddlers And Young Children Needing Masks Is #FakeNews

Update: The Washington Post has corrected their article and added the following note, "An earlier version of this post misstated Delta Air Line’s face...

$400MM Class Action Filed Against El Al For Refusing Refunds, Have You Received A Refund Yet?

A $400MM class action suit has been filed against El Al for refusing refunds on cancelled flights. With no end in sight for Israel's lockdown,...

[Updated With AA Basic Economy Waiver] AA, Alaska, Delta, JetBlue, And United Extend Their Window To Book Tickets Without Change Fees Through July 31st

Update, 7/14: American is now including basic economy tickets in their change fee waiver for new tickets, regardless of when you fly. Previously they...

JetBlue Offering Refunds Or Bonus Credits For Previous Flight Schedule Changes And Cancellations!

In the early days of COVID-19, JetBlue changed their refund policy from a 2 hour schedule change to requiring a change greater than 24...

Ouch! Israel Will Now Allow Airlines To Delay Issuing Flight Refunds For Years

Last week Israel agreed to potentially take control of El Al if a private buyer can't be found for the struggling carrier. El Al owes...

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...

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