Planning a vacation family trip to Europe? On Lufthansa sitting together now may cost you

Lufthansa, United's major European partner, is instituting a pay-for-long-haul-seat-assignment policy of their own. Families who get separated, will not be pleased.
By |April 23rd, 2014|Today|0 Comments|

What we’re reading: Alaska’s double miles deal, Earth Hour at MGM Resorts, Delta partners with LinkedIn

Alaska Air to offer double miles on select BA flights, MGM Resorts to observe Earth Hour, Delta partners with LinkedIn

What we’re reading: BA may expand to US Air’s east coast cities, bad airline bill introduced, windfall on the water

BA may expand to USAir's east coast cities, Airfare Transparency Act promotes confusion, windfall on the water

What we’re watching: BA’s tearjerker, UA’s Team USA, Airport jumbo jet hotel

Enjoy this a video that plays to India's all-work-and-no-play lifestyle of those with young families. See how United Airlines advertised their Olympic sponsorship. Finally, look inside one of the most unique airport hotels in the world.
By |February 22nd, 2014|Today|0 Comments|

What we’re reading: BA’s overbooking compensation, ticket hold policies differ, Six Flags over Texas expands kids’ area

BA ordered to increase compensation, hold policies differ among airlines, Six Flags over Texas expands kids' area

What we’re reading: Free ride to Sea-Tac, Top 10 US destinations, a tour of BA’s 787

Free ride to Sea-Tac, Top 10 US spots to visit, a tour of BA's 787

What we’re reading: Observation wheel coming to Vegas, Boeing tests automation vs. labor, Jet Blue and BA connect

Observation wheel coming to Vegas, Boeing testing automation for 777X, Jet Blue and BA announce interline agreement

Codeshares — good for the airlines, not so good for consumers?

Airlines love code-shares. They allow carriers to market and sell and advertise flights to destinations to which they don't actually fly. From a consumer point of view, there aren't many benefits. But airlines are more likely to help out with a delay or missed connection if all flights are on one ticket. On the other hand, a codeshare flight can lull passengers into a false sense of security and have real disadvantages.
By |July 30th, 2013|Today|8 Comments|

What we’re reading: BA gets first Boeing 787, Air Canada rouge ready to launch, Air Pacific becomes Fiji Airways

Boeing delivers British Airways’ first 787 Dreamliner

The first British Airways 787 departed Paine Field in Everett, Wash., on June 26 and arrived in London at 12:10 pm local time.
British Airways has announced that the airline will operate the 787 from Heathrow to Toronto from Sept. 1 and Heathrow to Newark from Oct. 1.

“The delivery of the first of BA’s 787s is an exciting milestone for Boeing and British Airways,” said Todd Nelp, Vice President of European Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

What we’re reading: Chewbacca detained by TSA, EU clears Delta/Virgin deal, BA to get 787s and A380

Chewbacca gets detained by the TSA, EU regulators clear Delta/Virgin deal, BA to get 787s and A380