The 737 MAX Is Being Grounded Around The World, Except For North America; Here’s What You Need To Know

While we don't yet know the cause of the Ethiopian flight 302 tragedy, airlines across the world are grounding their 737 MAX fleets until...

Thoughts On Today’s Ethiopian Flight 302 Tragedy

Tragedy struck this morning when a brand new Boeing 737 MAX 8 flying as Ethiopian flight 302 from Addis Ababa to Nairobi crashed shortly...

Are We Headed To A World Where A Regional Jet Is The Most Comfortable Way To Fly?

20 years ago, Continental Airlines opened Concourse D at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, displacing the rental car facility to a location far offsite. It...

Goodbye To The A380 And Thanks For The Memories

While I was traveling yesterday to the awesome LA Kosher Food & Wine event, the news broke that A380 production will end in just...

United Leaks Interesting Data On Their Largest West Coast Corporate Accounts

Most companies are ultra-secretive when it comes to prized internal metrics and customer data. That's for good reason, why would you want to tip...

Queen Of The Hangar: A United Express Embraer 170 Has Diverted 6 Times In The Past 2 Weeks And 13 Times In 3 Months

Airplane diversions, where an aircraft has to change its destination airport after takeoff due to mechanical, weather, or health reasons, are exceedingly rare. I've been...

American And Singapore Announce Upcoming Award Chart Changes

American will be making changes to their award charts effective 1/16/19. Notable changes include: Business class saver award rate between the US and Hawaii will...

United Will Upgauge Their Afternoon Flight Between Newark And Tel Aviv From A 777 To A 787 With Polaris And Premium Plus Seating!

United currently operates their afternoon flight 84/85 between Newark And Tel Aviv on a pre-merger Continental 777-200. Their red-eye flight 90/91 between Newark And...

Delta And American Will Preboard Passengers With Nut Allergies

Delta currently has a policy that allows passengers with nut allergies to preboard in order to clean their seat area from traces of nuts....

Icelandair Will Buy Wow Air For $18 Million

Icelandair has agreed to buy Wow Air, its chief competitor, for $18 million. Icelandair has been under intense pressure from Wow, an ultra low-cost carrier....

Goodbye To United International First Class; Which Airline Will Be The Next To Axe First Class?

United quietly killed off their international first class cabin last week. Planes that still have the old first class seats are being converted to have...

United Will Fly To Tahiti Year-Round!

United flew their inaugural flight to Tahiti yesterday. When the route was announced last year it was supposed to run for the winter season only. That...

AAmerican’s Horrendous New Irregular Operations Policy And AAnother Trip In Vain To NYC For My Grandfather’s 90th

In September 2015 Delta and American ended their interline agreement. Delta wanted more money to accommodate American's passengers as Delta's operational performance is much...

United Strikes Back Against El Al In San Francisco: Round 2!

United started flying between San Francisco and Tel Aviv on 3/30/16 with 3 weekly 787-8 (788) flights. The flight was so successful that it was...

Southwest Is Killing Service Between 2 Major East Coast Airports And Fort Lauderdale

The hits keep coming for Fort Lauderdale service. Southwest will discontinue service from Newark-Fort Lauderdale and Washington DC/IAD-Fort Lauderdale. Their final flight on those routes...

JetBlue Is Killing Service To Several Cities In January, Roundup Of New And Ending Routes

Effective 1/8, JetBlue will be ending service to: Washington-Dulles (IAD) will lose all service. Daytona Beach (DAB) will lose all service. S. Croix (STX) will lose...

Swiss Will Fly You To Tel Aviv, But Remains “Neutral” By Replacing Tel Aviv With Esh Sheikh Muwannis On Their Inflight Map

Swiss flies 2 widebodies every day between Zurich and Tel Aviv and is one of the few airlines with lie-flat business class seats between...

If You Can’t Beat Them, Join Them: JetBlue Will Launch Basic Economy Next Year

Basic Economy was created by Delta to respond to ultra low cost carriers like Frontier and Spirit. United quickly matched and made it even...

American Matches Baggage Fee Increase

JetBlue kicked off the latest round of baggage fee hikes by raising the cost of the 1st checked bag to $30 and the 2nd checked...

Delta Matches Baggage Fee Increase

JetBlue kicked off the latest round of baggage fee hikes by raising the cost of the 1st checked bag to $30 and the 2nd checked...

It’s Time For Religious Jews To Rethink Taking Flights That Are Too Close To Shabbos

Thursday night's El Al flight 26 from Newark to Tel Aviv was delayed from 9:10pm until 1:07am. Its arrival into Tel Aviv was delayed...

United Will Invest $200MM In Hawaii Airports And Change When They Fly To Hawaii

I've flown to Hawaii 8 times since my first trip out there when I posted and grabbed a deal paying just $87 for airfare and...

Free Sample Of GoGo In-Flight WiFi Today; My In-Flight WiFi “Hacks”

T-Mobile One plans always offer an hour of free GoGo in-flight WiFi for their customers in addition to unlimited free texting in-flight. T-Mobile One Plus...

United Matches JetBlue’s Baggage Fee Increase

JetBlue kicked off the latest round of baggage fee hikes by raising the cost of the 1st checked bag to $30 and the 2nd...

Air Canada Increases Checked Baggage Fees

Air Canada is raising checked bag fees for tickets bought starting 8/21 for travel on or after 10/5. The fee for the first checked bag...

JetBlue Is Increasing Their Baggage And Change Fees, Will Other Airlines Follow Their Lead?

Just a few years ago JetBlue was one of the few airlines offering free checked bags. That fee increased to $15, $20, and then...

Cathay Pacific Is Restoring An Awesome Benefit When Flying From Hong Kong

Update: Cathay Pacific has brought back in-town checkin for USA bound flights!

Priority Pass Adds A New “Lounge” Offering In Tel Aviv!

Priority Pass has been adding all kinds of non-traditional lounges such as bars and restaurants to their airport lounge network. JJ flew out of Cleveland...

Alaska Airlines Will Kill Their Price Drop Policy Next Month; Roundup Of Airlines That Give Credit When Prices Drop

Alaska Airlines currently offer a full airfare credit if you buy airfare and the price goes down at any time. Effective for tickets purchased...

American Is Actually Improving Basic Economy Fares; Your Move United

Delta started the Basic Economy madness, but Scott Kirby single-handedly made it worse. He designed it to exclude overhead carry-on baggage unless you had...

WOW! Will The Cheapest Flight Option Between The US And Israel End In October?

WOW started flying from North America last September and they have had sale fares to Tel Aviv for as little as $220 round-trip. As an...

El Al CEO: Refusing To Sit Next To Another Passenger Will Result In An Immediate Ejection From The Plane

El Al flight 2 from JFK to Tel Aviv last Thursday evening was delayed 75 minutes in part due to 4 charedi men who refused to...

With El Al, What’s Good For The Goose Isn’t Good For The Gander; How El Al Managed To Anger Everyone On Flight 8

Related posts (Read these first): El Al Diverts Flight 8 From JFK To Tel Aviv, Shamefully Flies Passengers Far Too Close To Shabbos And...

British Airways Not Honoring London-Tel Aviv Fare

Last Friday, British Airways cancelled the reservations of people who booked $257 round-trip tickets from London to Tel Aviv on last Monday. That's exactly why I...

David Neeleman Is Back With Another New Airline; A Hybrid Of JetBlue And Azul?

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...

Here’s How El Al Circumvents Shabbos Flight Restrictions

I wrote earlier today about the El Al flight 8 fiasco. That flight diverted to Gander and then pulled up to the gate in...

El Al Diverts Flight 8 From JFK To Tel Aviv, Shamefully Flies Passengers Far Too Close To Shabbos And Strands Them At Athens Airport

El Al has had a miserable couple of weeks. Globes reports that El Al has been forced to cancel 4 round-trip flights to Boston...

United’s Transatlantic “Basic Economy” Is Not All That Bad…But Will They Have To Make It Worse?

American and Delta already offer highly restricted basic economy fares on Transatlantic routes, but United just launched their own version of it last week. The good news...

3 Virgin Atlantic Clubhouses Are Now Accessible Via Priority Pass

Many people have access to Priority Pass lounges from credit cards like AMEX Platinum or Chase Sapphire Reserve. Currently Sapphire Reserve cardholders can bring...

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