After Series Of Delta Operational Fiascos, American And Delta Finally Agree To Interline Once Again

One major advantage to flying on a major network carrier is their interline agreements. Yes, in normal situations an airline like Spirit or Frontier...

United Strikes Back Against El Al!

Earlier this month I wrote about El Al announcing new service between San Francisco and Tel Aviv. That service is scheduled to start in Q4. I...

Reader Question: Does El Al Owe Compensation For The Flight 8 Diversion? [El Al Responds: No, We Do Not]

Update: El Al has told customers that they will not be paying out the mandatory Israeli delayed flight compensation for Flight 8 as the...

El Al “Basic Economy” Fares Coming To Europe This Year, Will The US Be Next? Plus, More “Up” Matmid Devaluations.

El Al will start selling "basic economy" type tickets to Europe starting on 4/30 for travel starting 10/15. El Al will brand these fares as...

El Al Flight 1008 Has Just Taken Off From Goose Bay To Tel Aviv; Listen To The Audio Of The El Al Mayday Call!

Original post: El Al Is Sending A New Plane To Take Diverted Passengers From Goose Bay Air Force Base To Tel Aviv El Al flight 1008...

El Al Is Sending A New Plane To Take Diverted Passengers From Goose Bay Air Force Base To Tel Aviv

  Update 3: The flight has taken off to Tel Aviv. Read about and listen to the El Al Mayday call here. Update 2: The replacement plane has...

El Al’s New Safety Video Is Actually Entertaining!

Things are changing at El Al. They have a new business class with direct aisle access seating on their 787s, they're expanding their North America...

United Will Start Flying To Tahiti Next Year!

Update: This route is now official. Flights from San Francisco to Papeete will operate on Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday at 2:45pm and arrive at 9:25pm. Flights...

Roundup Of JetBlue And Delta Changes For The Worse This Week

JetBlue is the most civilized of the US carriers. They have excellent legroom, free DirecTV, free WiFi, a wide variety of free snacks at...

Kosher Meals Are Starting To Make A Comeback On Domestic Flights

Kosher meals, or KSML in airline speak, can be a hit or miss, though the latter is more common. In this post I wrote about some...

En-Route To The Final United 747 Flight

I'm currently en-route from Cleveland to San Francisco where I'll catch up with United flight number 747 which departs at 11AM from San Francisco...

Singapore’s New A380 Suites Takes Space On An Airplane To The Next Level

I've been able to use my miles to fly in first class on many international flights with 3 cabins of service, including ANA, American,...

The Newly Proposed #ElectronicsBan Proves The Right Hand Doesn’t Talk To The Left

I was in Dubai in March when the US announced that they were banning electronics from the cabin when departing from select airports in...

Delta Ordered To Pay 11,070 Shekels For Canceling Passenger’s Award Ticket Without Warning; Thoughts About The Future Of Airline Protections In The US

Mileage programs were originally devised as a cost center for the airlines to ensure continued loyalty in a deregulated air market. Over the years...

Delta Will Offer Free In-Flight Messaging; My In-Flight WiFi “Hacks”

Delta has announced that effective 10/1 you will be able to communicate via iMessage, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger free of charge on all Gogo...

Delta Increases Credit Card Spend Waiver For Top-Tier Status To $250,000; Roundup Of American, Delta, And United Elite Spend Waiver Policies

After the loss of airlines like America West, Continental, Northwest, and USAirways, the remaining network carriers were able to cut capacity, add fees, devalue...

Air Berlin’s Long-Haul Flights Will End On October 15th

Air Berlin has been under financial pressure for quite some time, and they have now announced that their entire longhaul operation will be ending...

Fly On United’s Final 747 Flight

Update, 4:20pm: This flight is now sold out! United is retiring their iconic 747, known as the Queen of the Skies. The final flight will...

Bumping Vulnerable Passengers Or Passengers At Their Connection City Has Got To Stop. Should Common Sense Be Regulated?

Last week I shared the story of Iberia bumping 3 minors off a flight from Madrid to Tel Aviv. They were dropped off in...

16 Years After 9/11, One Airport Opens Up The Airside Terminal For Non-Passengers

I loved visiting the airport as a kid. Watching planes taking off so gracefully always amazed me. Being able to leisurely stroll around without running...

Nightmare In Spain: Iberia Airlines Strands 3 Children

Inside their Madrid hotel room, a 17 year old girl stays up, keeping an eye out for her younger siblings... Update: Iberia's Twitter team sent...

WOW Adds 4 Midwest Cities; Cleveland Lands 2 New Airlines With Service To Europe

Cleveland hasn't had service to Europe since Continental ended nonstop flights to London and Paris some 8 years ago. But within 24 hours, IcelandAir and...

What Happens When A Pilot Doodles While Flying?

You have to love the marketing genius that Boeing just pulled off. Boeing had to fly an 18 hour endurance test for the new Rolls...

Miracles Do Happen: United Fixes Their Nonstop Saver Award Calendar!

2 weeks ago I wrote an in-depth piece about how to work around a massive United.com bug that was causing the website to hide...

TSA Announces Yet Another Reason To Have Pre-Check

The TSA announced today that they will start requiring passengers to remove all electronics larger than a cell phone from their bag and have...

The Electronics Ban Has Been Lifted For The Middle East Big 3 And Turkish Airlines

Related posts: -Can Anyone Explain The New Travel Electronics Ban To Me? -My Experience With The #ElectronicsBan -Is The Electronics Ban Grounds To Cancel A Ticket Without...

The Electronics Ban Has Been Lifted On Flights From Abu Dhabi To The US

Related posts: -Can Anyone Explain The New Travel Electronics Ban To Me? -My Experience With The #ElectronicsBan -Is The Electronics Ban Grounds To Cancel A Ticket Without...

El Al Will Take United Polaris Head-On With Their First 787 Route, “We Had A Dream, Now We Have A Dreamliner”

Air Canada has been operating the best business class product from North America to Tel Aviv for some time now with their all aisle...

The Expanded Electronics Ban Is On Hold…For Now

Related posts: -Can Anyone Explain The New Travel Electronics Ban To Me? -My Experience With The #ElectronicsBan -Is The Electronics Ban Grounds To Cancel A Ticket Without...

Delta: “You And Your Wife Will Be In Jail And Your Kids Will Be Put In Foster Care”

Update: Delta has put out a statement apologizing and saying that they have refunded the Schear's travel costs and provided them with additional compensation. Unfortunately there...

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