[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...

Delta Bucks The Trend, Will Extend Blocking Of Middle Seats; Winning In The COVID-19 Era

While American, JetBlue, Southwest, and United have all moved away from social distancing onboard their planes, Delta announced that they will continue to block...

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...

Etihad Flights Between Tel Aviv And Abu Dhabi Start March 28th, Now Bookable With Miles; Plus: Etihad’s Deleted Ad

Etihad will fly 1 daily flight between Abu Dhabi and Tel Aviv starting on March 28th. Those hoping for a widebody experience will be disappointed...

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...

[Update: New Routes Now On Sale!] Southwest Will Fly To Miami And Palm Springs, Wins All Of JetBlue’s Long Beach Slots

Update: Southwest will begin flying the following routes on 11/15: Miami to/from Baltimore (5 daily nonstops) Miami to/from Chicago/MDW (1 daily nonstop) Miami to/from...

[Update: Permit Granted, Board Will Be Replaced] Goodbye Borovitz, Hello Rozenberg: El Al Will Soon Be Under New Management

Update: The state of Israel has given final approval for Eli Rozenberg to control El Al. There is a condition attached that he must...

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...

[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...

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...

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...

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