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Amex just opened its newest lounge inside LaGuardia Airport's brand-new terminal and it's just what the infamous airport needed

Touring American Express' new Centurion Lounge at LaGuardia Airport. Thomas Pallini/Insider American Express just opened a new Centurion Lounge at New York's LaGuardia Airport on Monday. The 10,000 square foot space is open to American Express Platinum and Centurion cardholders flying on any airline. Complimentary hot meals and alcoholic beverages are on offer as flyers await their flights in LaGuardia's brand-new Terminal B. See more stories on Insider's business page. ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Airports, Air Travel, Planes, New York City, US, Trends, Features, Flying, New Jersey, Delta, American Express, Aviation


I flew on JetBlue's brand-new Airbus A220 and saw why it's the perfect plane to lead the airline into its next era

Flying on a JetBlue Airways Airbus A220-300. Thomas Pallini/Insider JetBlue Airways is the latest US airline to fly the Airbus A220, a next-generation aircraft to replace the airline's Embraer E190s. The 140-seat aircraft is configured in a unique 2-3 arrangement and gives flyers more seating choices based on preference. JetBlue plans to fly the aircraft across the country thanks to the aircraft's 3,400-nautical mile range and fuel efficiency. See more stories on Insider's b...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Florida, News, Air Travel, Boston, Planes, US, Trends, Features, Flying, Atlantic, Delta, Miami, Aviation, Airbus


I flew on Set Jet, where flights on private jets cost the same as typical airlines' first class, and saw why it's one of aviation's best kept secrets

Flying on private jet firm Set Jet. Thomas Pallini/Insider Set Jet is a membership-based private jet firm offering seats on private aircraft on set routes across the American West. Flights cost less than $500 but still offer most of the trappings of a traditional private jet flight. I flew on a Set Jet flight and was impressed by the luxury of the service for the low price point. See more stories on Insider's business page. Flying on a private jet is the very pinnacle of air trave...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, California, Planes, Trends, Features, Flying, Arizona, San Diego, Aviation, Las Vegas, Airlines, Costa Rica, Private Jets


I was stranded in Bogotá airport for 10 hours and it taught me the true value of credit card perks and not taking no for an answer

Flying home from Bogota, Colombia on American Airlines. Thomas Pallini/Insider American Airlines canceled two of my flights when flying home from Bogotá, Colombia to New York, effectively leaving me stranded in the country. I managed to get out of Bogotá using multiple tactics and passed the time thanks to a credit card perk. American ended up giving me $24 in meal vouchers and a free layover hotel but had to fly me 2,000 miles from my original destination. See more stories on Insider&#...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Airports, Air Travel, Planes, US, Trends, Features, Colombia, Flying, Chase, American Express, Dallas, Miami


I flew an eVTOL simulator around Los Angeles and saw why they may make traditional pilots obsolete- here's what it was like

Flying Honeywell's eVTOL simulator. Thomas Pallini/Insider Electric vertical takeoff and land aircraft, or eVTOLs, will likely be flying around cities in less than five years. Flying them may not be traditional pilots but trained operators using simplified cockpit systems. Engineers are working to make the aircraft as simple as possible to avoid a pilot shortage. See more stories on Insider's business page. Electric vertical takeoff and land aircraft, better known as eVTOLs o...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Los Angeles, Trends, UPS, Flying, San Diego, Aviation, Flying Cars, Electric, United, Honeywell, Los Angeles International Airport, Dodger Stadium


American Airlines could pay $1 billion for up to 250 eVTOLs to fly travelers over congested cities and highway traffic

A rendering of Vertical Aerospace's eVTOL. American Airlines and Vertical Aerospace American Airlines said it'd invest in Vertical Aerospace and agree to preorder its eVTOL aircraft. Vertical Aerospace's VA-X4 is designed to fly up to four passengers distances of over 100 miles. Experts expect more airlines to invest in eVTOL aircraft as firms develop them. See more stories on Insider's business page. American Airlines is making an investment in the future of aviation, anno...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, UK, News, Planes, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Aircraft, Delta, Va, Airlines, United, United Airlines, American Airlines, Fort Worth Texas


American Airlines wants to fly travelers over congested cities and highway traffic with a $1 billion pre-order for up to 250 eVTOLs

A rendering of Vertical Aerospace's eVTOL. American Airlines and Vertical Aerospace American Airlines will invest $25 million in Vertical Aerospace for up to 250 electric vertical takeoff and land aircraft. Vertical Aerospace's VA-X4 is slated to fly up to four passengers distances of more than 100 miles. More airlines are expected to invest in eVTOLs as more firms develop the new type of aircraft. See more stories on Insider's business page. American Airlines is making an inve...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, UK, News, Planes, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Aircraft, Delta, Airlines, United, United Airlines, American Airlines, Fort Worth Texas, Los Angeles International Airport


KKR is investing $150 million into private aviation firm Jet Edge in a deal that will rival NetJets and Berkshire Hathaway

Jet Edge now has an investor in KKR. Jet Edge KKR is investing $150 million in private jet firm Jet Edge via a credit facility. Jet Edge plans to bolster its tech infrastructure and expand aircraft ownership scheme, AdvantEdge. Through AdvantEdge program, aircraft owners are given transparent revenue forecasts for their planes. See more stories on Insider's business page. Private equity firm KKR is private aviation's newest benefactor having just invested in Jet Edge, a Californi...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, California, Planes, US, Trends, Flying, Atlantic, Berkshire Hathaway, KKR, Private Jets, Axel Springer, Bombardier, Gulfstream


United placed a $3 billion order for 15 supersonic jets. Meet Boom Supersonic's Overture

A rendering of a Boom Overture aircraft in United Airlines colors. Boom Supersonic United Airlines entered the supersonic realm on Thursday with an order for 15 Concorde-like jets from Boom Supersonic. Overture is estimated to fly up to 88 passengers in an all-business class cabin at a top speed of Mach 1.7. New York to London could be flown in under four hours while San Francisco to Tokyo could be flown in six. See more stories on Insider's business page. Boom Supersonic is a Co...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, UK, New York, London, News, Air Travel, Colorado, Washington Post, Planes, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Features, Flying


I went inside the East Coast's largest port and saw how a backlog of goods are moved amid the never-ending chaos of ships, trucks, and trains

Touring the Port of New York and New Jersey. Thomas Pallini/Insider The Port of New York and New Jersey has seen cargo volumes skyrocket during the pandemic. An increase in e-commerce purchases during the pandemic has resulted in a backlog of goods. Larger and larger ships are coming to the East Coast's largest port to help keep goods moving. See more stories on Insider's business page. Welcome to America's front door. Touring the Port of New York and New Jersey. Thomas...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Asia, New York, News, La, US, America, Trends, Features, Boats, Tennessee, Shipping, New Jersey, Brazil, Marco Polo


I flew Delta for the first time since the airline stopped blocking seats and saw how much easier it was for a frequent flier to get upgraded to first class

Flying Delta Air Lines in first class from Phoenix to Minneapolis. Thomas Pallini/Insider Delta Air Lines ended its seat-blocking policy on May 1, and it's elite status holders are among the ultimate winners. More open seats on Delta flights means better chances for upgrades to premium cabins. I flew Delta on the first day that seats were opened up and received more than $500 in upgrades. See more stories on Insider's business page. Having elite status on Delta Air Lines just...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Minnesota, Air Travel, Minneapolis, Planes, Trends, Features, Flying, Delta, Aviation, Airbus, Airlines, First Class


How one of America's newest airlines, Avelo, stacks up to the competition

Flying on the first flight of Avelo Airlines. Thomas Pallini/Insider Avelo Airlines is one of America's newest ultra-low-cost carrier, having started flights on April 28. Its competitors include Allegiant Air, Spirit Airlines, Frontier Airlines, and Sun Country Airlines. I flew on Avelo and saw why the airline is offering a better value thanks to its low fee structure. See more stories on Insider's business page. Americans are ready to travel for leisure again, and more airlines...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Planes, US, America, Trends, Flying, Levy, Deutsche Bank, Spirit, Aviation, Airbus, Las Vegas, Seattle


I flew on JetBlue founder David Neeleman's new Breeze Airways for $39 and found it was cheap and friendly but surprisingly basic

The inaugural flight of David Neeleman's Breeze Airways. Thomas Pallini/Insider Breeze Airways officially launched its first flight on Thursday from Tampa, Florida to Charleston, South Carolina. It's the fifth airline from aviation entrepreneur David Neeleman, who started JetBlue Airways, with a focus on hub-skipping leisure flights. Fares are as low as $39 with 39 new routes starting between May 27 and July 29. See more stories on Insider's business page. David Neeleman ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Air Travel, Planes, US, Trends, Features, Flying, Canada, Brazil, Aviation, Nice, Airlines, East Coast


JetBlue founder David Neeleman's Breeze is ready for takeoff. Here's 7 problems the new airline already has, according an expert.

A Breeze Airways plane. Breeze Airways Breeze Airways is finally launching flights but not all are sold on its business model. Analyst Henry Harteveldt is concerned about the airline's route network, high fee structure, and tech-focused model. Breeze seeks to create demand with low-cost leisure routes to underserved cities across the US. See more stories on Insider's business page. Breeze Airways is finally making its debut on May 27 just in time for Memorial Day weekend and the s...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Planes, US, Trends, Flying, New Orleans, Aviation, South America, Airbus, Donald Trump, Boeing, Southwest Airlines, Jetblue


Some flight attendants said they didn't get sick nearly as much during the pandemic due to extra cleaning and mask-wearing - and they hope airlines keep sanitation a priority as travel rebounds

Flight attendants they have gotten sick less due to pandemic-era cleaning protocols. Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Flight attendants said they got sick less during the pandemic due to increased airline sanitization. Airlines began overhauling cleaning in early 2020, when many experts thought COVID spread through shared surfaces. As more people get vaccinated and start traveling, workers hope airline cleanliness will remain. See more stories on Insider's business p...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, US, San Francisco, Trends, Georgia, Chicago, New Jersey, Airplanes, Delta, Airline Industry, Qantas, Airlines, Detroit, Southwest Airlines


Experts are convinced that self-flying planes will roam the skies by 2025 - here's how one startup is working to win over the FAA and the public

A Boeing 787 Dreamliner taking off. motive56/Shutterstock.com Xwing, founded by Marc Piette, is one of the startups working to make self-flying planes a reality. Its Cessna 208B Grand Caravan can already fly on its own, as Insider found on a demonstration flight. Self-flying planes will start by flying cargo and then regional passenger flights as early as 2025. See more stories on Insider's business page. Teaching a 27-year-old aircraft how to fly on its own was the easy part for Ma...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Planes, US, San Francisco, Trends, Tesla, Flying, Aircraft, Aviation, Seattle, North Carolina, Faa, Boeing


I flew Delta first class for the first time since the airline brought back real snacks and drinks but I was still unimpressed

Flying Delta Air Lines in first class from Phoenix to Minneapolis. Thomas Pallini/Insider Delta Air Lines is slowly but surely restoring its onboard services including snacks and drinks. It's still a far cry from the traditional hot meals served in first class but it's a start for Delta. See more stories on Insider's business page. Snacks are back on Delta Air Lines. Flying Delta Air Lines in first class from Phoenix to Minneapolis. Thomas Pallini/Insider After...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Planes, US, Trends, Features, Delta, South America, Starbucks, Coca Cola, Boeing, Orlando


Airlines like United and Delta are making it easier than ever to access elite status and its perks like free first class upgrades

United Airlines and Delta Air Lines aircraft at Los Angeles International Airport. Markus Mainka/Shutterstock.com United Airlines and Delta Air Lines are making their top flyers earn elite status this year. But both are making it easier to reach the top levels of their frequent flyer programs. Average travelers now have a better chance at getting status, and the perks that come with it. See more stories on Insider's business page. The upper echelons of airline frequent flyer programs ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Air Travel, Planes, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Flying, Delta, Aviation, United, United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Elite Status


The largest container ship to ever visit the East Coast just arrived at the Port of New York and New Jersey: Meet the Marco Polo

The CMA CGM Marco Polo arriving at the Port of New York and New Jersey. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey The CMA CGM Marco Polo is the largest container ship to visit the US East Coast. It can carry a total of 16,022 containers that ship goods such as furniture, foodstuffs, and clothing. Its arrival was possible due to a $1.7 billion project to raise the roadway of the Bayonne Bridge. See more stories on Insider's business page. A new record was just set at the Port of New...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Asia, New York, News, China, US, America, Los Angeles, Trends, Georgia, Chicago, Canada, Boats, Shipping, New Jersey


The founder of JetBlue is finally launching his new airline this month with 39 routes and $39 fares - but it won't be JetBlue 2.0

David Neeleman with a Breeze Airways Embraer E190 aircraft. Breeze Airways Breeze Airways is finally taking to the skies with its first flight scheduled for May 27. The airline's bases will be in Tampa, Florida; New Orleans, Louisiana; Norfolk, Virginia; and Charleston, South Carolina. Flights will be mostly bare bones with Breeze charging extra for baggage and seat assignments. See more stories on Insider's business page. America has yet another brand new airline.JetBlue founde...
Tags: Travel, Startups, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Planes, US, Alabama, America, Trends, Bloomberg, Flying, New Orleans, Aviation, Ohio, Airbus


American Airlines and others carriers were left helpless after a system outage crippled operations, causing delays

Airline passengers wait to board a flight from Washington, DC's Ronald Reagan National Airport. DANIEL SLIM/AFP/Getty A system outage at Sabre wreaked havoc on airlines around the world overnight. Passenger service systems were down and airlines couldn't sell tickets, check-in passengers, or dispatch flights. Airlines have begun the recovery process to mitigate any ripple effects ahead of the weekend. See more stories on Insider's business page. Travelers arriving at airport...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Airports, Air Travel, Cbs News, Planes, US, America, Trends, Flying, Ronald Reagan, Alaska, Washington Dc, Sydney, Aviation


JetBlue's first flights to London this summer are now on sale and round-trip fares are under $600

JetBlue will soon touch down in London. S.Borisov/Shutterstock JetBlue Airways has set August 11 as the start date for flights to London, UK. The New York-London route will start first while the Boston-London route will come in 2022. Both Heathrow Airport and Gatwick Airport in London will see daily flights from New York. See more stories on Insider's business page. JetBlue Airways is finally ready to make its London debut. August 11 is the official launch date for JetBlue's fligh...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Europe, UK, New York, London, News, Air Travel, Planes, New York City, Trends, European Union, Flying, Atlantic, New York Times, Heathrow


Americans are already booking Christmas and Thanksgiving travel while summer holidays may suffer as fares surge

Chicago's O'Hare International Airport during Christmastime. marchello74/Shutterstock.com March 2021 saw Americans book Christmas and Thanksgiving travel in greater numbers than March 2019. Adobe found that cheap airfare in March prompted Americans to book earlier than normal. A Cirium study found that Fourth of July and Labor Day travel didn't fare as well. See more stories on Insider's business page. The winter holidays never fail to get Americans in the sky, even during...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Summer Travel, Adobe, Air Travel, Planes, US, Trends, Data, Chicago, Flying, Aviation, Airlines, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Holiday Travel


The e-commerce boom fueled by Amazon has led to the creation of the world's largest twin-engine cargo plane - meet 'Big Twin'

Israel Aerospace Industries' Boeing 777-300ER "Big Twin" cargo plane. Israel Aerospace Industries The growth of e-commerce companies like Amazon is prompting cargo carriers to take on more planes. Israel Aerospace Industries and GECAS are developing a new cargo plane based on the Boeing 777-300ER. The world's largest twin-engine cargo will carry more cargo and be more efficient than its predecessors. See more stories on Insider's business page. The booming e-commerce indu...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Transportation, News, Planes, Israel, Trends, Features, Emirates, General Election, Dubai, Amazon Prime Air, Michigan, Boeing, Cargo, GE Aviation


A new airline is defending its plan to use college students as cabin crew after blowback from the US' largest flight attendant union

Breeze Airways pilots with David Neeleman. Breeze Airways Breeze Airways plans to save money by hiring college students as cabin crew. The US' largest flight attendants union said the plan may result in safety issues as the students are inexperienced. However, lower than expected recruitment numbers have forced the airline to open up regular positions. See more stories on Insider's business page. David Neeleman's new startup, Breeze Airways, has ambitious plans to keep costs l...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Planes, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Flying, Aviation, Airlines, Afa, East Coast, US Airways, Jetblue, Nelson


Breeze is defending a plan to use college students as cabin crew after blowback from the US' largest flight attendant union

Breeze Airways pilots with David Neeleman. Breeze Airways Breeze Airways' plans to save money by hiring college students as carbon crew. The US' largest flight attendants union said the plan may result in safety issues as the students are inexperienced. However, lower than expected recruitment numbers have forced the airline to open up regular positions. See more stories on Insider's business page. David Neeleman's new startup, Breeze Airways, has ambitious plans to keep c...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Planes, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Flying, Aviation, Airlines, Afa, East Coast, US Airways, Jetblue, Nelson


Frontier is moving into a new California city with extremely low fares to take on America's newest airline

A Frontier Airlines Airbus A321. Carlos Yudica/Shutterstock.com Frontier Airlines is starting flights to Burbank, California from Denver, Las Vegas, and Phoenix in July. The announcement comes America's newest airline launched in April with its first base there. Introductory fares on Frontier are just $19, the same as Avelo's starter fares. See more stories on Insider's business page. Frontier Airlines is adding Burbank, California to its schedules this summer in a move that p...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, California, Planes, America, Los Angeles, Trends, Atlanta, Flying, Alaska, Deutsche Bank, Aviation, Airbus, West Coast


2 planes collided midair near Denver, and one was forced to parachute to the ground

Two aircraft were involved in a midair collision near Denver on Wednesday at about 10:25 a.m. Deputy John Bartmann/Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office and Joe Amon/The Denver Post/Getty A midair collision occurred on Wednesday as two aircraft approached Centennial Airport near Denver. A private Cirrus SR-22 and Swearingen Metroliner SA226TC of Key Lime Air were involved. Both aircraft landed safely, with the Cirrus deploying its parachute and floating to the ground. See more stories on In...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Planes, Trends, Flying, Aircraft, Aviation, Airlines, Denver, Federal Aviation Administration, Honolulu, National Transportation Safety Board, Cirrus, Arapahoe County


Two planes collided mid-air near Denver, and one was forced to parachute to the ground

Two aircraft were involved in a mid-air collision near Denver on Wednesday at around 10:25 a.m. Deputy John Bartmann/Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office and Joe Amon/The Denver Post/Getty A mid-air collision occurred on Wednesday as two aircraft approached Centennial Airport near Denver. A private Cirrus SR-22 and Swearingen Metroliner SA226TC of Key Lime Air were involved. Both aircraft landed safely, with the Cirrus deploying its parachute and floating to the ground. See more stories o...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Planes, Trends, Flying, Aircraft, Aviation, Airlines, Denver, Federal Aviation Administration, Honolulu, National Transportation Safety Board, Denver Colorado, Cirrus


I flew on JetBlue and Alaska 1 year into the pandemic and saw some of the best options for summer travel

Alaska Airlines and JetBlue Airways aircraft in Los Angeles. AaronP/Bauer-Griffin/GC/Getty JetBlue Airways and Alaska Airlines have taken similar approaches in returning to normal. Both have restored in-flight snack and drink services, board normally, and no longer block middle seats. But returning to normal doesn't mean abandoning health and safety protocols, as I found on recent flights. See more stories on Insider's business page. JetBlue Airways and Alaska Airlines are mi...
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