Don’t Mess With The DOT! DOT Proposes $25.5 Million Fine Against Air Canada For Refund Shenanigans!

Update: The DOT has put out this release about the enforcement action. Air Canada now has 15 days to respond. The DOT also writes...

[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...

[JetBlue Extends Basic Economy Waiver Through June 7th!] Changing An Airline Ticket? Here Is A Chart Comparing Which Airlines Now Allow Free Changes!

Update, 5/31: JetBlue has extended their basic economy waiver through June 7th. Their new basic economy policy with change fees will begin for tickets...

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....

Delta Ends Middle Seat Blocking, Extends Basic Economy Waiver And Ticket Validity, Bonus MQMs, Qualify For Elite Status On Award Travel!

Delta announced a number of major changes today. They will stop blocking middle seats as a 5/1. Other airlines have ended that practice long...

United Adding New Point To Point Non-Hub Routes On Their Awesome CRJ-550 In May; Will Resume Chicago-Tel Aviv Flights!

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,...

[Route Launch Delayed By A Week, Upgauged To Dreamliner!] Etihad Flights Between Tel Aviv And Abu Dhabi Start March 28th, Now Bookable With Miles;...

Update: Globes reports that the route launch will now be on April 6th and that the flight will be operated in April by a...

What Happened Aboard Frontier Flight 2878 Last Night?

Every airline has egg on their face when it comes to mask enforcement. While some flight attendants let things slide when it comes to...

After Engine Fire Grounds United’s 777-200 Pratt & Whitney Subfleet, Some Polaris Flights Operate To Hawaii

I was in Maui and Molokai last week and flew home Thursday on American, though I nearly switched to United after our flight was...

JetBlue Eliminates Change Fees From Blue Fares, Removes Free Carry-On From Basic Fares; Is Mosaic Status A Joke Now?

JetBlue announced a number of changes. Tickets bought on or after 4/1: JetBlue will eliminate change and cancel fees on Blue fares. If you...

US DOT: Allow US Airlines To Operate Rescue Flights To Israel; El Al Adds More Rescue Flights

Israel's Ben Gurion Airport has been closed since January 26th and remains closed through at least February 21st. El Al has been operating rescue flights...

Cathay Pacific No Longer Requiring Face Masks In Business Or First Class Lie Flat Seats

While US carriers are forced to add stricter mask requirements, Cathay Pacific is going in the other direction. The Hong Kong based airline now exempts...

[Extended Through 4/30!] Delta Bucks The Trend, Will Extend Blocking Of Middle Seats; Winning In The COVID-19 Era

Update: Delta will block middle seats through at least 4/30/21! Note that due to new US regulations, Delta no longer exempts children 2 and...

After President Biden’s Executive Order On Masks, Delta Is Forced To Remove Mask Exemption For Young Children

While most US airlines copied each other's mask rules last year that required everyone 2 or older to wear a mask on flights, Delta...

JetBlue Introduces New MINT Business Class Suites And MINT Studio!

JetBlue is redesigning their MINT business class and it looks awesome. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtcTuf9lR9M&feature=youtu.be     The new configuration will be found on the new A321LRs that will...

[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...

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