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

Air Canada has been one of the worst actors with COVID-19 refunds. While other airlines were stingy, they generally paid up when a passenger filed a DOT complaint for a refund due to a flight cancelled by the airline. But not Air Canada. The Canada Transportation Agency ruled last year that they don’t have the ability […]
Tags: Deals, Air Canada, Airline News, COVID, Air Canada For Refund Shenanigans, Air Canada The Canada Transportation Agency


[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 Africa since the beginning of the pandemic. Delta plans to restart Atlanta-Johannesburg with 3 flights per week in August, but they will need to make a stop in Cape Town for […]
Tags: Deals, US, South Africa, Delta, Cape Town, United, Airline News, Polaris, US South Africa, Hawaii South Africa India Nigeria, Atlanta Johannesburg, Newark Johannesburg


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 airline in Toulouse, it was sad seeing the parked Concorde outside, with its failed promise to change the way we travel:   But will today be a turning point in […]
Tags: Deals, United, Toulouse, Airline News, Airbus Headquarters, United Orders Supersonic Jets


[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 purchased on June 8th. Update, 4/30: The basic economy change waivers for Alaska, Delta, Hawaiian, and United all end today! If you book basic economy tickets today you will still be able […]
Tags: Deals, Jetblue, Airline News, Alaska Delta Hawaiian and United


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 flights. While American’s partnership with Alaska earns American miles and Alaska miles based on the flight distance and fare class, the American partnership with JetBlue will earn miles based on the […]
Tags: Deals, Alaska, Aa, Jetblue, Airline News, American Airlines, Miles & Points


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 than a decade for $130 million. He co-founded Canada’s Westjet in the mid-90s and today it is Canada’s second largest airline. He founded NewAir in the late 90s which was re-branded […]
Tags: Deals, Canada, Airline News, Southwest, Westjet, David Neeleman, Breeze, Morris Air, NewAir


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, tens of billions have been handed over without any conditions or givebacks to consumers.  Senators Ed Markey and Richard Blumenthal now appear to regret that and have written a letter […]
Tags: Deals, US, Airline News, Richard Blumenthal, Ed Markey, Coronavirus


[Final Day To Book Changeable Basic Economy Tickets?] Changing An Airline Ticket? Here Is A Chart Comparing Which Airlines Now Allow Free Changes!

Update: The basic economy change waivers for Alaska, Delta, Hawaiian, and United all end today! While none have extended their waivers so far, they may still extend them tomorrow. If you book basic economy tickets today you will still be able to make free changes.  JetBlue’s basic economy waiver is valid through 5/31. Originally posted on […]
Tags: Deals, Alaska, United, Jetblue, Airline News


[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 9/11 recommendation and was passed back in 2005, but has been delayed time and time again. It was allegedly going to go into effect on 10/1/20, but it was pushed […]
Tags: Deals, Dhs, Airline News


Finally! Members Of Congress Ask The CDC Why They Picked 2 Years Old As The Age To Require Masks; When Will Airlines Stop Kicking Toddlers Off Their Planes?

Early on in the pandemic, the CDC wrote “Masks should NOT be worn by children under age 2 or anyone who has trouble breathing, is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.” Airlines inferred that to mean toddlers from the age of 2 need to wear a mask, and all US […]
Tags: Deals, Congress, Cdc, US, Airline News, Coronavirus


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 carry-on bags. In 2018 they added back the ability to carry-on bags for free and the option to pay for seat assignments. Last August they allowed elite members to get […]
Tags: Deals, United, Aa, Airline News


American And JetBlue Announce Major Flight Expansion In NYC And Boston

JetBlue is pointing to its new alliance with American in Boston and NYC as fueling new routes that will launch as follows: San Antonio to/from Boston and JFK in October San Pedro Sula, Honduras to/from JFK in December Puerto Vallarta to/from JFK in Q1 2022 Kansas City to/from Boston and JFK in Q2 2022 Milwaukee […]
Tags: Deals, Boston, Milwaukee, Jfk, Kansas City, Jetblue, San Antonio, Airline News, Puerto Vallarta, San Pedro Sula Honduras, JetBlue Announce Major Flight Expansion In NYC


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 to/from Boston and JFK in summer 2022 It’s great to see JetBlue finally make their way north of the border! This will also help with the loss of Cathay Pacific’s JFK-Vancouver […]
Tags: Deals, Boston, Canada, Jfk, Jetblue, Airline News, Vancouver Bc, Cathay Pacific, JetBlue Announce Major Flight Expansion In NYC, JFK Vancouver


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, which you may find convenient or inconvenient depending on how far you are from the airport and how much you value flying out of a smaller airport. They charge just $10 […]
Tags: Deals, US, Airline News, Burbank, Domestic Flights, Avelo Airlines


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 card and test results in the United app so that you don’t need to verify them at checkin. United previously said they will fly daily from Newark to Iceland starting 6/3 […]
Tags: Deals, Newark, Iceland, United, Airline News


[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, even on flights that operated. The refund policy covers tickets or vacations that were voluntarily cancelled by passengers for any reason. You can contact your point of purchase to obtain the […]
Tags: Deals, Air Canada, Airline News


Finally! Air Canada Will Provide Refunds For Passengers Who Didn’t Travel Due To COVID-19!

Air Canada has been one of the worst actors with COVID-19 refunds. While other airlines were stingy, they generally paid up when a passenger filed a DOT complaint for a refund due to a flight cancelled by the airline. Air Canada on the other hand has resisted refunds even when faced with DOT complaints. The […]
Tags: Deals, Air Canada, Airline News, COVID


WOW! Has JetBlue Restored Lower “Even More Space” Pricing For Mosaic Members?

JetBlue has been whittling Mosaic elite benefits down to nothing. The main value of Mosaic status has been free changes, but now everyone gets free changes on non-basic economy tickets. Worse yet, JetBlue will charge Mosaic members a change fee on basic economy tickets when the COVID-19 waiver ends. JetBlue also ditched free Mosaic in-flight […]
Tags: Deals, Jetblue, Airline News


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 for not wearing a mask:   I wrote to Spirit media relations manager Field Sutton asking why the airline was blaming the adults when this video that clearly shows the […]
Tags: Deals, Spirit, Airline News, Coronavirus, Field Sutton


[JetBlue Waiver Extended] Changing An Airline Ticket? Here Is A Chart Comparing Which Airlines Now Allow Free Changes!

Update: JetBlue has relented and extended their basic economy fee waivers for tickets purchased through 5/31. That leaves American as the lone holdout in not extending their basic economy waiver. Originally posted on 9/30/20: United shocked the airline industry when they announced they would permanently eliminate change fees on domestic flights. Of course given that […]
Tags: Deals, United, Jetblue, Airline News


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. Today’s it’s Spirit. Viral video going around social media shows a family on Spirit flight 138 today from Orlando to Atlantic City with a father, pregnant mother, 7 year old son […]
Tags: Deals, Spirit, Atlantic City, Orlando, Airline News, Coronavirus


[United Will Offer Credit For Changes To Cheaper Flights!] Changing An Airline Ticket? Here Is A Chart Comparing Which Airlines Now Allow Free Changes!

Update, 4/2: United will now issue a flight credit when you switch to a less expensive flight! That leaves only Hawaiian Airlines making customers forfeit the residual value of tickets when switching to a less expensive flight. Update, 3/31: Alaska, Delta, Hawaiian, and United have extended their basic economy fee waivers for tickets purchased through […]
Tags: Deals, United, Airline News, Hawaiian Airlines, Alaska Delta Hawaiian and United


[Alaska, Delta, Hawaiian, And United Extend Waiver] Changing An Airline Ticket? Here Is A Chart Comparing Which Airlines Now Allow Free Changes!

Update: Alaska, Delta, Hawaiian, and United have extended their basic economy fee waivers for tickets purchased through 4/30 and their policies in the first chart below still apply. American and JetBlue have not extended their basic waivers and their new policies in the 2nd chart below now apply. Originally posted on 9/30/20: United shocked the […]
Tags: Deals, Alaska, United, Jetblue, Airline News, Alaska Delta Hawaiian And United Extend Waiver


[Alaska, Delta, And United Extend Waiver] Changing An Airline Ticket? Here Is A Chart Comparing Which Airlines Now Allow Free Changes!

Update: Alaska, Delta, and United have extended their basic economy fee waivers for tickets purchased through 4/30 and their policies in the first chart below still apply. American, JetBlue, and Hawaiian have not extended their basic waivers and their new policies in the 2nd chart below now apply. Originally posted on 9/30/20: United shocked the […]
Tags: Deals, United, Jetblue, Airline News, Alaska Delta, Alaska Delta And United Extend Waiver


[Delta And United Extend Waiver] Changing An Airline Ticket? Here Is A Chart Comparing Which Airlines Now Allow Free Changes!

Update, 3/31: Delta and United have extended their basic economy fee waivers for tickets purchased through 4/30. Originally posted on 9/30/20: United shocked the airline industry when they announced they would permanently eliminate change fees on domestic flights. Of course given that United sold lifetime Club Memberships, lifetime Silver Wings Memberships, and awarded lifetime million […]
Tags: Deals, Delta, United, Airline News, United Extend Waiver


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 ago and Delta kept this going for longer than could be expected. They truly led the way throughout this pandemic! They will extend free changes on basic economy tickets purchased through […]
Tags: Deals, Delta, Airline News, Elite Status, Miles & Points


[Last Chance To Book Flexible Basic Economy Tickets!] Changing An Airline Ticket? Here Is A Chart Comparing Which Airlines Now Allow Free Changes!

Update, 3/30: Today is the final day to book Delta basic economy paid or award tickets with free changes. Tomorrow is the final day to book flexible basic economy tickets on other airlines. Originally posted on 9/30/20: United shocked the airline industry when they announced they would permanently eliminate change fees on domestic flights. Of […]
Tags: Deals, United, Airline News


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, Guam, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark, San Francisco, and Washington/IAD. Other network carriers, like Delta, have been more willing to have flights that don’t operate to one of their hubs. In August, […]
Tags: Deals, Washington, Delta, United, Airline News, Chicago Denver Guam, Houston Los Angeles Newark San Francisco, Chicago Tel Aviv Flights


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

Update: Globes reports that the route launch will now be on April 6th and that the flight will be operated in April by a widebody 787-9 Dreamliner instead of the originally planned narrowbody A321! The flights will operate on Sundays and Tuesdays in April. Hopefully that means Israel’s skies will be open after Pesach! Originally […]
Tags: Deals, Israel, Etihad, Airline News, Pesach


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 kids and masks, others police it like a hawk. That has led to major incidents on Southwest, JetBlue, United, American, Spirit, and Delta. The videos from Frontier flight 2878 from Miami […]
Tags: Deals, Delta, Miami, Airline News, Frontier, Southwest JetBlue United American Spirit



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