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...

[Delta, United, JetBlue, And Hawaiian Allowing Free Basic Economy Changes] Changing An Airline Ticket? Here Is A Chart Comparing Which Airlines Now Allow Free...

Update: Delta and United now allow free changes on all basic economy tickets booked anytime for travel through 12/31/21. JetBlue now allows free changes on...

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...

[Air Canada Files Motion To Dismiss] Don’t Mess With The DOT! DOT Proposes $25.5 Million Fine Against Air Canada For Refund Shenanigans!

Update, 7/2: Air Canada has responded with a motion to dismiss the enforcement action. In it they say that they retain the right to refuse...

[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....

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...

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