Continental (Finally) Will Launch A Lifetime Elite Status Program!

Continental is finally launching a million miler program. They join AA, Delta, and United in offering lifetime perks for people who have flown...

Stealth Mileage Deflation: Airlines That Charge Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets…

In today's hostile environment for airlines the most profitable part of their entire operation is often the selling of frequent flyer miles. Companies,...

Continental’s New Mobile Portal: Empowering You.

With all of the bad news in the aviation industry I'd like to talk about something positive.  Continental recently launched one of the most...

AA: No More Free Domestic Checked Luggage For Non-Elites; Other Fees On The Rise.

AA has started off the next round of airline fees with a new $15 (each way) fee for the first checked bag in addition...

United Airlines: We Really, Really Don’t Want Your Business. (Honest!)

Effective 07/01: Matching USeless Airways policy of the elimination of the 500 mile minimum mileage earned+minimum elite mileage earned for flights under 500 miles....

Jet Fuel Costs Force Jetblue Out Of…LAX?

Jetblue canceled its new LAX service that was schduled to start flying later this month. While the media has said that small cities would be...

Airline Ticket Change Fees Are On The Rise…

Yet again, United started off the party about 2 weeks ago and the rest of the changes have all occurred since then. This list will...

Hurry! 5% Off Continental Tickets!

Update-5:25pm: DEAD! www.continental.com Use code: ZB5HBFJEBT Speaking of Continental, 2 thumbs way way up for having the courage to tell United to go take their sorry airline...

2nd Checked Bag Fee Roundup…

Update: AA has joined the party and United has extended the elite exemption to anyone traveling with an elite member. Originally posted on 04/23: Here is...

United Raises Change Fee To $150, Adds Saturday Night Stay Requirement, Matches Double Elite Qualifying Miles Promo.

United will now charge a shocking $150 (plus fare difference) to change a non-refundable domestic ticket. In addition in order to get...

Delta And Northwest Come To Terms On $17.7B Buyout Agreement…

www.newglobalairline.com In what will be looked back upon as the beginning of the end for true US airline competition, Delta and Northwest have agreed to...

Delta Signs Tentative Agreement With Pilots To Clear Way For Northwest Merger…

I haven't reported on all the merger stuff for a while because honestly without the backing of the pilots I felt there was little...

Skybus Shutdown Caps Off What Has Been The One Of The Worst Weeks In US Aviation History.

Related: "Aloha, Aloha" "Another One (ATA) Bites The Dust" "How do you become a millionaire? Begin as a billionaire, then go into the airline business." -Richard...

Another One Bites The Dust…

ATA (not to be confused with Airtran Airways) ceased operations today without any prior warning. It's a good reminder for reason #1,203,304 as to why...

Alguém Aqui Fala Português? Name David Neeleman’s New Brazilian Airline And Win Tickets For Life!

As reported earlier, Jetblue founder and Brazilian native David Neeleman is founding his fourth airline in Brazil. Leave it to Neeleman to come...

HOT! Earn Double Elite Qualifying Miles On Delta Flights!

I honestly can't recall ever seeing such a rewarding promo to attain elite status. You can become elite (good through 02/28/10) with just...

As Seen In LGA…

In keeping with the airline theme of the day... I had to snap a photo with my treo of this sign in LGA that I...

April Fees Day For Delta Airlines…

Delta will soon be changing their checked luggage policy, I am waiting until the official policy is released before commenting... No fooling, all of these...

Aloha, Aloha.

Aloha Airlines abruptly ended 62 years of service today when it shut down today. They were the victim of a prolonged interisland fare war with...

Jetblue News Roundup…

-Jetblue is launching EML, or "even more legroom," its own version of Economy Plus. Rows 1-5 and the exit rows will now have...

Airline News Roundup…

Bad news:  USeless Airways has matched United's nickel-and-dime 1 checked bag per non-elite customer policy. Good news:  Fortune explains why a Delta-Northwest merger won't work.  The Atlanta Journal...

Australia And US Sign Open-Skies Agreement, Will Fares Drop?

Service between the US and Australia has long been expensive and dominated by the United and Qantas duopoly. (To be fair Continental does serve Cairns,...

New USAirways “Valuable Benefit”: No More 500-Mile Minimum…

Last week USeless Airways released the most ridiculous PR ever. "As part of our continuing efforts to provide valuable benefits to our frequent flyers, US...

Breaking News: Jetblue Will Serve LAX!

Update: Jetblue will start with 3 daily flights to JFK and 1 to Boston on 05/21. They will fly out of LAX T6...

Price Of Continental’s Ticket To Freedom? $100.

Merger talks are back in full force in the airline industry, but I can guarantee that one company won't be the first to break...

Airline Checked Baggage News Roundup…

Spirit will now charge $10 per checked bag each way if pre-reserved online, and $20 per checked bag each way at the airport. ...

Porter Airlines Now Selling Tickets For NYC-Toronto!

www.flyporter.com Porter Airlines is now selling tickets starting at CAD $95+ each way between NYC and Toronto. Some more details: -Service will start 03/31. -Porter flies into Newark...

Skybus Launches New Routes-$10 Tickets Are Available Now!

Related Links: -Skybus Inauguration Info Post Linky -Kosher Food On Skybus Post Linky -www.skybus.com Skybus is a low-cost carrier that only sells nonstop tickets. In other words...

Fiasco In The Making: New Travel Restrictions On Lithium Batteries Go Into Effect On 01/01/08; If the Associated Press And Cnet’s News.com Can’t Figure...

Travel with spare batteries for your electronics? You're in for a fun time... The TSA has instituted new rules for lithium batteries effective 01/01/08. The rules are...

Airline News Roundup…

Are people really this stupid? "A man nearly died from alcohol poisoning after quaffing a liter of vodka at an airport security check instead of...

USAirways Jumps The Shark; Charges Booking Fee For USAirways.com Tickets!!!

This is just too much! It was not a long time ago that airlines would file exclusive fares and offer lots of bonus miles for...

Chanukah Present For All: AA And El Al Announce New Codesharing Agreement!

Back on 10/01 I posted about rumors of AA and El Al signing a codeshare agreement. It has now been signed. From the press...

Continental Airlines Passengers Flying From Houston Can Now Use Their Cell Phone’s Screen As A Boarding Pass!

News Story Linky pda.continental.com According to the TSA this is the first such test in the entire world. You check-in and select your seats from your...

AMR, Parent Company Of American Airlines, To Let American Eagle Fly Away…

AMR announced today that in a nod to shareholders they will divest of their wholy owned subsidiary, American Eagle. Why do I care? As airlines start...

Which Of The Big 6 Airlines Might Merge?

There's no wonder airline CEO's want consolidation. Mergers lead to less competition, fewer seats, and higher prices. They also mean less pressure to maintain...

Airbus’ Super Jumbo A380 Takes Flight!

Update: Cnet's News.com has published a great photo gallery of the new A380 with more technology specs listed as well. Start saving up your Starpoints...

Upcoming Continental Airlines Changes…

Here are some of the changes that I warned were coming previously in "Continental Airlines Tidbits… -Unlike Delta's recent move to the contrary, Continental...

Random Links…

"Ray Chapman's spirit could be floating Indians through a season unlike any other in history" A sports article written by the AP of the sort...

Delta: No External Hard Drives Onboard A Flight…

According to Delta.com, "For safety reasons, you may not operate the following devices onboard: -Peripheral devices for computers or games connected by cable." Anyone know what kind...

Find Out The Real Reason Your AA Or UA Flight Is Delayed!

We've all heard the excuse while traveling, "Sorry but the incoming flight is delayed due to bad weather, so we are not responsible for...

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