United Flight To Tel Aviv Returns To Newark Over Self-Upgraders, American Flight To London Returns To Miami Over Mask Dispute

Airlines have faced an unprecedented amount of in-flight incidents over the pandemic. Given how contentious the mask issue is, I suppose that's not a...

[British Airways, Lufthansa, And Korean Cancel US Flights, United Delays Say Go Complain To The FCC] Emirates, ANA, JAL, And More Airlines Suspend Boeing...

Update: Most of the effected flights have been restored after an agreement to delay the 5G launch near airports. Update: British Airways' 777, Lufthansa 747-8,...

With Cathay Pacific Locked Down, Singapore Airlines Doubles Down On NYC; Miles And Status Extended And Star Alliance Gold Status For Transferred Miles Now...

Once upon a time, Cathay Pacific had 5 daily flights from NYC. Currently there are none. Hong Kong was once one of the world's great...

Virgin Australia Ditches Delta, Partners With United

Virgin Australia will partner with United starting in April 2022. The airline had previously partnered with Delta. It will give United passengers access to Australia...

Transportation Mask Mandate Will Be Extended Through March 18th, When Do You Think It Will Be Removed? Will The US Ever Get Sensible Toddler...

On the day after he was inaugurated, President Biden signed an executive order requiring masks for everyone on all modes of public transportation and the CDC...

[Route Launch Postponed] Emirates Will Begin Flying To Tel Aviv Next Month!

Update, 11/28: Emirates is delaying this route launch until further notice due to Israel's latest travel ban. Hopefully the A380 will make it to Israel...

[Air Canada Settles With DOT, DOT Will Issue New Regulations About COVID-19 Refunds] Don’t Mess With The DOT! DOT Proposes $25.5 Million Fine Against...

Update, 11/22: Air Canada has settled with the DOT for $4.5 million, though the actual fine paid to the US treasury will be $2...

Finally: El Al Joins TSA PreCheck!

TSA PreCheck makes flying much easier. Shorter lines, no need to remove your shoes, belt, jacket, or hat. You can keep your laptop and...

[Newark Polaris Lounge Now Open!] United Is Finally Reopening Polaris Lounges!

Update: The Polaris Lounge in Newark has reopened today! United has also recently reopened their club in Newark's Terminal A and they continue working...

El Al Opens Lounge In JFK Terminal 4 With Kosher Food!

Yesterday El AL opened a lounge in JFK Terminal 4 that is now open to travelers. The lounge is a part of the current Virgin...

El Al In Talks To Buy Israel’s Second Largest Passenger Airline, Arkia

El Al, which was purchased by the Rozenberg family last year, is in talks to purchase the Nakash family controlled Arkia. It's a shidduch that...

United Announces Exciting New Summer 2022 Routes!

United announced that they will fly several new seasonal routes next year, including nonstop flights to places like the Azores, Bergen, Mallorca, and Tenerife!   The...

Despite DOJ Lawsuit, American And JetBlue Move Forward With Reciprocal Elite Benefits

The DOJ is suing American and JetBlue to stop their Northeast Alliance, but despite that, the airlines continue to push forward. Previously, the airlines announced...

FAA To Southwest: Don’t Blame Us For Your Operational Meltdown

Airlines love nothing more than passing the buck. I have flown on American when the pilot says the flight is cancelled due to mechanical reasons,...

United Adding New Point To Point Non-Hub Routes

Before COVID, United moved to eliminate nearly all flights that don’t begin or end in one of their hub airports of Chicago, Denver, Guam,...

El Al Adds Online Changes And Holds, Will Once Again Sell Inaugural Flights To Chicago And Tokyo

El Al was supposed to launch service to Chicago and Tokyo in the spring of 2020 before the Olympics. Then COVID hit, the Olympics...

American’s Irregular Operations Policies Just Keep Getting Worse

American just can't seem to figure out if it wants to compete with Delta and United or with Spirit and Frontier. While Delta and United...

United Offering Full Refunds On Flights To/From Newark Today Or Tomorrow

Many airlines (including American, Delta, JetBlue, and Southwest) are offering free changes though numerous airports due to Ida, with the difference in fare waived...

United Now Allows Electronic Travel Certificates To Be Redeemed For Partner Airline Travel!

During the early days of the pandemic United allowed people to choose between electronic travel certificates (ETC) and future flight credits (FFC) when cancelling...

[Final Day To Book JetBlue Basic Tickets With Free Changes] Changing An Airline Ticket? Here Is A Chart Comparing Which Airlines Now Allow Free...

Update, 10/31/21: Today is the final day to book JetBlue basic economy tickets with free changes. Tickets can be redeposited into TravelBank funds with...

PSA: How To Avoid Getting Kicked Off Your Next Flight

It seems like every day there's another crazy story about people getting kicked off a flight. I wrote about how to avoid getting your credit...

[Meltdown Continues For 6th Consecutive Day] PSA: Friends Don’t Let Friends Fly Spirit

Update, 8/6: Spirit's meltdown continues today for the 6th day in a row. They have cancelled 44% and delayed another 18% of the flights...

Finally! United Details Their United Club Network Reopening Dates

Related: Earn Up To 150,000 Miles With Bonus Offers On 6 Chase United Cards That Have My Favorite Airline Card Benefit! Plus, Updated Comparison...

[Update: Confirmed!] Will El Al And Etihad Codeshare And Have Mileage Reciprocity?

Update, 7/1/21: El Al and Etihad have launched codeshare sales on each other's flights, which will further expand starting in August. Additionally the airlines confirm...

United Places Massive Aircraft Order, Will Go Fully Premium While American Goes The Other Direction

United announced its largest aircraft order in its history today with an additional 270 Airbus and Boeing planes. Combined with existing orders, United is now...

[Update: New Routes Launch Today, First US-South Africa Nonstop Since Pre-COVID!] New United Routes: Hawaii, South Africa, India, Nigeria, And More!

Update, 6/3/21: United will fly their inaugural Newark-Johannesburg flight tonight on a Polaris 787-9, marking the first nonstop flight between the US and South...

Boom: United Orders Supersonic Jets!

I've often lamented about missing the era of supersonic travel and when it might return. After touring Airbus Headquarters and customizing an A330neo with an...

American And JetBlue Mileage Earning Rates Announced, Which Miles Should You Collect?

American Airlines announced today that you can start earning AAdvantage miles for JetBlue flights and JetBlue announced you can earn TrueBlue points for American...

David Neeleman’s Breeze Airways Routes Just Launched With Tickets From $39! Download The App Get 500 Points!

David Neeleman is the most prolific airline creator of our times. He co-founded Morris Air in the 80s and sold it to Southwest after less...

Senators To Airlines: Provide Refunds Or Remove Travel Credit Expiration Dates

US airlines have received incredibly generous bailouts over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic that have been the envy of airlines across the globe. Incredibly,...

[Update: Now Goes Into Effect 5/3/23] Real ID Requirement Will Be Delayed, Yet Again

Update: DHS has announced that the Real ID requirement will now go into effect (allegedly) on 5/3/23. Having an ID that proved residency was a...

Finally! Members Of Congress Ask The CDC Why They Picked 2 Years Old As The Age To Require Masks; When Will Airlines Stop Kicking...

Early on in the pandemic, the CDC wrote “Masks should NOT be worn by children under age 2 or anyone who has trouble breathing,...

American Responds To Basic Economy Fare Waivers By Removing Domestic Basic Economy Fares?

American has tinkered with their basic economy fares like no other airline. In 2017 they matched United when they launched basic economy by not allowing...

American And JetBlue Announce Major Flight Expansion In NYC And Boston; JetBlue Will Finally Fly To Canada!

JetBlue is pointing to its new alliance with American in Boston and NYC as fueling new routes that will launch as follows: Vancouver, BC...

Avelo Airlines Launches Service Next Week With $19 Intro Fares

Avelo Airlines is launching service next Wednesday with a hub in Burbank, CA. They'll serve similar secondary airports in the western US with 737-800s,...

United Adding New Flights This Summer To Take Advantage Of Countries Opening To Vaccinated Tourists

United is adding new flights this summer to take advantage of countries that are reopening for vaccinated travelers. You can upload your COVID-19 vaccination...

[Refunds Available On Voluntarily Cancelled Flights] Finally! Air Canada Will Provide Refunds For Passengers Who Didn’t Travel Due To COVID-19!

Update, April 13: Air Canada announced that they will allow refunds for tickets purchased before today for travel on February 1, 2020 or later,...

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...

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....

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