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Frontier Airlines is launching 19 new routes and expanding to 3 new cities in 2021 with a new shortest route at 171 nautical miles — here's the full list

A Frontier Airlines Airbus A321. Carlos Yudica / Shutterstock.com Frontier Airlines is planning massive growth in 2021 with 19 new routes and entry into three new cities. The bi-coastal expansion will focus primarily on California and Florida but cities across the US will see increased service.  In the Caribbean, Frontier is taking the fight to Spirit Airlines with increased service to the Dominican Republic and US Virgin Islands.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Fronti...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Florida, News, Air Travel, California, Mexico, Planes, US, Sacramento, San Francisco, Trends, Chicago, Flying, Miami, Airbus


How to change or cancel flights during the pandemic

Thomas Pallini/Business Insider A surge in COVID-19 cases across the US is encouraging would-be travelers to cancel their holiday flights. Four major US airlines have eliminated change and cancel fees permanently, while others have travel waivers to make it easier to cancel when plans change. Most airlines won't offer a refund, however, unless a flight is canceled or there is a schedule change, so flyers should be strategic when they cancel.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more sto...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Air Travel, Mexico, Life, Planes, US, Trends, Flight, Alaska, Delta, Aviation, South America, Credit, Airlines, United


VistaJet is about to take delivery of its first charter-ready Bombardier Global 7500, a $70 million ultra-long-range private jet that can fly 7,700 nautical miles — see inside

A VistaJet Bombardier Global 7500. VistaJet Private aviation firm VistaJet will welcome another Bombardier Global 7500 to its fleet in January that will be available for charter after its first model was scooped up by a single client. The Global 7500 has the longest range of any aircraft in its class, and is able to fly up to 7,700 nautical miles in a single flight.  The 14-passenger configuration allows for four living spaces, including a private bedroom and office.  Visit Business Inside...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Planes, New York City, Trends, Features, Bombardier, Gulfstream, Teterboro Airport, Flohr, Nuage, VistaJet, Thomas Flohr, Vista Global, Thomas Pallini


Southwest just announced 12 new routes to leisure destinations like Hawaii and Mexico as it prepares to fly the Boeing 737 Max again — here's the full list

Southwest Airlines will launch 12 new routes in 2021. Carlos Yudica / Shutterstock.com Southwest Airlines is expanding with 12 new leisure routes across the United States and Mexico.  Savannah, Georgia and Sarasota, Florida are the focus of the expansion, with nine new routes to those cities. Hawaii and Mexico will see three new routes as Americans seek vacations in tropical locales. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Southwest Airlines is continuing a nationwide expansion...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, California, Mexico, Planes, Trends, Chicago, Flying, United States, Hawaii, George Bush, Long Beach, Nashville, John Wayne


Singapore Airlines is betting on the US with new routes despite a COVID surge — here's why the airline is expanding now

Singapore Airlines is growing its US presence following eight months of only serving Los Angeles. Phuong D. Nguyen/Shutterstock.com Singapore Airlines is growing its US route network with increased flights to the West Coast starting next month.  New three-times-weekly flights to San Francisco will start in mid-December while Los Angeles will soon see five weekly flights. The airline's head of Americas Joey Seow told Business Insider that vaccine news from Pfizer and Moderna is a good sign ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Air Travel, Singapore, Planes, Americas, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Flying, Aviation, Airbus, Pfizer


Inside the COVID-19 vaccine airlift: How cargo carriers plan to distribute the world's soon-to-be most valuable drugs to market

Cargo planes will be crucial is getting a COVID-19 vaccine to the furthest reaches of the world in the shortest time. Oed/ullstein bild/Getty Air cargo carriers are gearing up to transport a vaccine for the novel coronavirus if one is approved, in the second COVID-19 airlift of 2020. Each vaccine comes with its own requirements for shipping, with Pfizer's being among the most challenging as it requires storage temperatures of -94 degrees Fahrenheit, presenting a problem for aircraft. Vacci...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Europe, News, Air Travel, Planes, US, Trends, Atlanta, Flying, Netherlands, Emirates, Dubai, Belgium, Aviation, Michigan


How to change or cancel flights as the pandemic and travel restrictions cripple the airline industry's nascent recovery

Airline passengers reconsidering their holiday plans can take advantage of new policies offered by most major airlines. MARTIN SYLVEST/Ritzau Scanpix/AFP/Getty A surge in COVID-19 cases across the US is encouraging would-be travelers to cancel their holiday flights. Four major US airlines have eliminated change and cancel fees permanently, while others have travel waivers to make it easier to cancel when plans change. Most airlines won't offer a refund, however, unless a flight is canceled...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Air Travel, Mexico, Life, Planes, US, Trends, Flight, Alaska, Delta, Aviation, South America, Credit, Airlines, United


I'm a flight instructor in Las Vegas, where clients rent private planes for up to $1,000 an hour. Business is booming as people are coming out of the woodwork wanting to learn to fly.

Carl May has been a pilot and flight instructor for nearly two decades. Carl May Carl May is a 38-year-old flight instructor and director of flight operations for All In Aviation in Las Vegas. He's been teaching and flying planes around the US for 17 years. Despite the ongoing pandemic, business for All In Aviation has boomed this year, and May has nearly doubled his staff of flight instructors since April. He typically sees several clients a day for three- to four-hour flight lessons on p...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Planes, US, Careers, Trends, Tennessee, Arizona, Las Vegas, Airlines, Air Force, Pilot, Scottsdale, Nordic, Gibson, Cirrus


Private jet firm XO just added 15 aircraft to its fleet in a major fleet expansion that will help corner the new market of first-time private jet flyers

XO is expanding its fleet to 58 aircraft with the addition of 15 light jets. Perry Correll/Shutterstock.com Private aviation firm XO just added 15 Cessna Citation Ultra jets to its fleet, growing to 58 aircraft in total. It's the first light jet to be flown by XO, offering a greater variety to new and existing members over the traditional super-midsize and long-range aircraft operated by the firm. Thomas Flohr, the CEO of XO's parent company, Vista Global, told Business Insider that member...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Mexico, Planes, New York City, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Flying, Canada, Aviation, Las Vegas, West Coast, East Coast


Here's how to book holiday travel with no risk of losing money and a full refund if you have to cancel

Travelers should book with caution this holiday season as there are still so many unknowns about the pandemic. Shutterstock.com Travelers are preparing to take to the skies this holiday season should book their flights carefully to avoid losing money if the pandemic worsens.  Airlines are waiving change and cancellation fees but that doesn't mean a refund if you have to cancel. Using airline points and miles or travel credits can help ensure maximum flexibility and help get the best deal. ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Air Travel, Planes, Christmas, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Flying, Aviation, Airlines, Caribbean, United Airlines, Holiday Travel, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines


United is bringing back its ultra-premium West Coast flights to JFK in 2021 complete with lie-flat seats to entice business travelers to return to the skies

A United Airlines Boeing 767-300ER. Lukas Wunderlich/Shutterstock.com United Airlines is resuming premium flights from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport in February 2021. Los Angeles and San Francisco will see up to two daily flights each using specially-configured Boeing 767-300ER. The service is geared towards premium travelers with 46 lie-flat business class seats, 22 premium economy recliner seats, and 43 Economy Plus extra legroom seats. Visit Business Insider's homepag...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, California, Planes, New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Flying, Aviation, John, Newark, Airlines, Jfk


Trump is selling his iconic $7 million helicopter that was a frequent guest on 'The Apprentice' and the campaign trail — see inside

Donald Trump's personal Sikorsky S-76 helicopter. Jeff J Mitchell/Getty President Donald Trump's personal Sikorsky S-76 VIP helicopter is currently for sale. The $7 million helicopter was acquired by Trump in 2010 and its cabin outfitted by designer Eric Roth, according to CNBC.  It was a frequent sight on "The Apprentice" and on the campaign trail from 2015 to 2016 before Trump became president. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. You can now buy President Donald Trump...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, UK, England, New York, News, Air Travel, California, Washington, Scotland, Planes, New York City, Time, US, Trends, Features


Southwest is reportedly looking to acquire up to 30 Boeing 737 Max jets even though travelers say they don't want to fly on the troubled plane

Grounded Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft. belonging to Southwest Airlines. Reuters Southwest Airlines is in talks with Boeing to purchase more 737 Max aircraft, Bloomberg is reporting.  The low-cost airline is reportedly looking at aircraft that have been built but not delivered due to order cancellations, known as "white tail" aircraft. The ill-fated aircraft has been grounded since March 2019 following two fatal crashes. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Southwest Airlines is...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Air Travel, Air Canada, Planes, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Flying, Miami, Aviation, Boeing, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines


Southwest is reportedly looking to acquire up to 30 Boeing 737 Max jets even though many travelers say they don't want to fly on the troubled plane

Grounded Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft. belonging to Southwest Airlines. Reuters Southwest Airlines is in talks with Boeing to purchase more 737 Max aircraft, Bloomberg is reporting.  The low-cost airline is reportedly looking at aircraft that have been built but not delivered due to order cancellations, known as "white tail" aircraft. The ill-fated aircraft has been grounded since March 2019 following two fatal crashes. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Southwest Airlines is...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Air Travel, Air Canada, Planes, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Flying, Miami, Aviation, Boeing, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines


How to use travel credits when booking a flight on all 11 major US airlines

The upcoming holiday season is the perfect time to use credits issued by airlines for canceled flights. Thomas Pallini/Business Insider The upcoming holiday travel season is the perfect time to offload travel credit from flights canceled during the pandemic.  Travel credit is often issued in lieu of a refund so an airline can keep the cash paid for the original flight. Each airline is different in how flyers can use credit and this step-by-step guide for all 11 major US airlines explains h...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Air Travel, Planes, US, Trends, Features, Flying, Canada, Delta, Aviation, Airlines, United, Southwest Airlines, Jetblue, United Airlines


A private jet company is offering $28,000 'weddings in the sky' as charter firms try to offset the loss of business travel

A Bombardier Challenger 850 private jet. Vladislav Sinelnikov/Shutterstock.com Private aircraft charter company Air Charter Service is offering a "Wedding in the Sky" experience for couples looking to tie the knot in the sky during the pandemic.  Starting at $18,000, the soon-to-be newlyweds can take flight for two hours in aircraft ranging from a 16-seat heavy jet to a six-seat light jet.  An unofficial officiant is also provided; though, the couple will have had to officially exchange th...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Air Travel, Life, Planes, Trends, Features, Flying, Weddings, Private Jets, Mach, Bombardier, Cessna, Textron, Air Charter Service, Ajay Kumar Singh Shutterstock


Israeli airlines are rushing to launch flights to Dubai by the end of the year as demand reportedly spikes

Israel and the United Arab Emirates will be connected by three Israeli airlines by 2021. KARIM SAHIB/AFP./Getty Three Israeli airlines are launching flights to the United Arab Emirates before the end of the year.  Airlines are reporting high demand that's encouraging a sooner than planned launch date for some flights. The first air link comes less than six months following a US-brokered peace deal that normalized relations between the UAE and Israel. Visit Business Insider's homepage for m...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Planes, Israel, US, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Trends, Flying, Middle East, Emirates, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Sudan


Another airline is retiring the world's largest passenger plane after just under 3 years of service as the pandemic keeps long-haul flyers grounded. See inside Hi Fly's Airbus A380.

A Hi Fly Airbus A380. VanderWolf Images / Shutterstock.com Portuguese charter airline Hi Fly will be retiring its largest aircraft, the Airbus A380, after nearly three years of service. Hi Fly operates the only secondhand A380 which it uses for recovery, repatriation, and medical supply flights under its wet-lease and charter purview. The passenger cabin of the massive Airbus A380 had been hollowed out so the jet can carry more medical cargo to assist in humanitarian efforts related to COV...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Europe, New York, Air Travel, Australia, France, China, Germany, Air Canada, Planes, Los Angeles, Trends, Features, Airplanes, Portugal


The wealthy are rushing home by private jet to vote in swing states as absentee ballots don't cut it for some

A Hawker 800 jet departing from Farnborough Airport. aviation-images.com/Universal Images Group/Getty Forget the absentee ballot: some wealthy voters are chartering private flights to get to the polls on Election Day. Private jet charter company evoJets told Business Insider that at least four customers have booked flights specifically to vote, and all of those are headed to swing states. New York City-based helicopter firm Blade says more flyers than usual made their way to the Hamptons, ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Florida, Texas, Air Travel, Colorado, California, Planes, New York City, US, Trends, Wealth, Vote, Flying, Pennsylvania, US Postal Service


One of the largest private jet firms in the US is upgrading its entire fleet as more wealthy flyers turn to private aviation – take a look inside one of the luxurious jets

A newly-refurbished XOJET Aviation Bombardier Challenger 300. Thomas Pallini/Business Insider XOJET Aviation is refurbishing its fleet of 42 Bombardier Challenger 300 and Cessna Citation X aircraft. Both aircraft will see upgrades to their exterior and interiors, as well as a branding alignment to XOJET's new parent, Vista Global.  We toured a Bombardier Challenger 300 during a layover in Westhampton Beach, New York.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Private aviation fir...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Life, Planes, US, Trends, Features, Vista, Flying, Hawaii, Aviation, West Coast, Private Jets, Business Insider


I flew on a newly upgraded JetBlue plane and despite less legroom and slimmer seats, the refresh is exactly what the airline needed

Flying on a JetBlue Airways Airbus A320 with a new interior. Thomas Pallini/Business Insider JetBlue Airways is in the midst of a restyling effort for its Airbus A320 aircraft, the workhorse of the airline's fleet. A state-of-the-art in-flight entertainment system complements a brand-new colorful cabin with new features like in-seat power and adjustable headrests. I flew on one of the restyled aircraft from New York to Florida and was highly impressed with how advanced the system was compa...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Florida, New York, Air Travel, Review, Planes, New York City, Trends, Features, Flying, Aviation, Airbus, Staten Island, Jetblue, Jetblue Airways


This Boeing 767 private jet's operator claims it has an advanced air system that kills pathogens so passengers don't need to wear a mask onboard – see inside

Comlux's Boeing BBJ767 "SkyLady." Comlux European aircraft operator Comlux just welcomed back its second-largest plane, a Boeing Business Jet 767, that underwent a four-month refurbishment in the US. The 51-seat aircraft serves the wealthy as a flying apartment with amenities including an ultra-king-size bed and walk-in shower. A new onboard ionization system kills pathogens in the air so passengers don't have to wear masks. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. European ...
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The operator of this Boeing 767 private jet says the plane has an air system so advanced it kills pathogens so passengers don't need to wear a mask onboard – see inside

Comlux's Boeing BBJ767 "SkyLady." Comlux European aircraft operator Comlux just welcomed back its second-largest plane, a Boeing Business Jet 767, that underwent a four-month refurbishment in the US. The 51-seat aircraft serves the wealthy as a flying apartment with amenities including an ultra-king-size bed and walk-in shower. A new onboard ionization system kills pathogens in the air so passengers don't have to wear masks. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. European ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Europe, Air Travel, Life, China, Boston, Planes, US, Trends, Indianapolis, Features, Flying, New York Times, Mark Cuban, Aviation


The history of the Airbus A220, the controversial plane Boeing tried to keep out of the US

The first CSeries aircraft in its new Airbus colors. Regis Duvignau/Reuters The Bombardier CSeries was meant to be a game-changing aircraft. Produced by the Canadian aircraft manufacturer, it was its first foray in the 100-to-150-seat market. Though initially successful with sales to major airlines, the program was turned upside following a trade dispute with Boeing. The aircraft program was taken over by Airbus as a result, with the aircraft renamed the Airbus A220.  Bombardier has pulled...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Europe, UK, England, Life, Air Canada, Planes, Global, US, Los Angeles, Trends, History, Features, Canada, Paris


United Airlines just announced 8 new leisure routes in another shift away from business travel following heavy losses – here's the full list

A United Airlines Boeing 777. Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto/Getty United Airlines is growing its leisure route network as executives expect business travel to remain low until 2024. Latin American and Caribbean countries with limited or no restrictions for entry by US citizens are the main focus of the expansion. The new routes boost United's presence in Mexico, Costa Rica, Belize, the Dominican Republic, and Honduras. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. United Airlines is furt...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Mexico, Planes, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Flying, Washington Dc, Aviation, Airlines, Honduras, Costa Rica


This Boeing 727 lets passengers experience zero gravity by flying crazy maneuvers, and it's now on tour across the US

The ZERO-G Boeing 727 aircraft. Thomas Pallini/Business Insider "G-FORCE ONE" is the name of a converted Boeing 727 that offers customers the chance to float like astronauts in a zero-gravity environment.  Zero Gravity Corporation is sending the flight across the country for flyers to experience weightlessness for a few minutes, though the price tag is quite high. Extra precautions are being taken during the pandemic including requiring face masks, disinfecting the airplane before each fli...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Space, New York, Air Travel, Planes, New York City, US, Trends, Earth, Features, Flying, New Jersey, Manhattan, Gravity, Aviation


Supersonic jet startup Boom just unveiled the prototype for its ultra-fast Overture passenger plane – take a look at the XB-1

Boom Supersonic Boom Supersonic just unveiled the prototype for its supersonic commercial jet that's slated to bring a new era of ultra-fast travel. The XB-1 demonstrator will begin flight testing in 2021 to prove viable the technology that will power the larger, Concorde-like Overture passenger plane. Development of the Overture will continue concurrently with the XB-1's flight testing for a planned 2025 debut. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The days of supersonic tr...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Europe, New York, London, Air Travel, Colorado, Washington, Planes, Trends, Features, Flying, Paris, Aviation, Airbus, Supersonic


Singapore Airlines is turning a parked A380 superjumbo jet into a restaurant to cater to a travel-hungry population, and the most expensive meal is over $400

Singapore Airlines is offering on-the-ground experiences to satisfy the travel cravings of a grounded population. photosounds/Shutterstock Singapore Airlines is converting one of its Airbus A380 aircraft into a restaurant, catering to travel-hungry residents of the island nation. The Discover Your Singapore Airlines program aims to create unique aviation experiences while the population is largely grounded. The airline has severely cut its international flying schedule due to the COVID-19 ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Air Travel, California, Singapore, Planes, Trends, Flying, Qantas, Airbus, Boeing, Pacific Ocean, Singapore Airlines, Lufthansa, Airbus A380, Newark Singapore


Singapore Airlines is turning a parked A380 superjumbo jet into a restaurant to cater to a travel-hungry population

Singapore Airlines is offering on-the-ground experiences to satisfy the travel cravings of a grounded population. photosounds/Shutterstock Singapore Airlines is converting one of its Airbus A380 aircraft into a restaurant, catering to travel-hungry residents of the island nation. The Discover Your Singapore Airlines program aims to create unique aviation experiences while the population is largely grounded. The airline has severely cut its international flying schedule due to the COVID-19 ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Air Travel, California, Singapore, Planes, Trends, Flying, Qantas, Airbus, Boeing, Pacific Ocean, Singapore Airlines, Lufthansa, Airbus A380, Lee


Singapore Airlines is turning a parked A380 superjumbo jet into a restaurant to cater to a travel-starved population

Singapore Airlines is offering on-the-ground experiences to satisfy the travel cravings of a grounded population. photosounds/Shutterstock Singapore Airlines is converting one of its Airbus A380 aircraft into a restaurant, catering to travel-starved residents of the island nation. The Discover Your Singapore Airlines program aims to create unique aviation experiences while the population is largely grounded. The airline has severely cut its international flying schedule due to the COVID-19...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Air Travel, California, Singapore, Planes, Trends, Flying, Qantas, Airbus, Boeing, Pacific Ocean, Singapore Airlines, Lufthansa, Airbus A380, Lee



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