The decline and fall of the U.S. airport Patrick Smith is an active airline pilot. In this essay he goes over why he feels that US airports are on the decline. The other day, traveling on vacation, I flew on Cathay Pacific from Bangkok to Amsterdam via Hong Kong. The connection process in HKG went […]
Airlines sue TSA over higher security fees Two airline trade groups are suing the Transportation Security Administration over how it collects higher security fees. The airlines say the TSA has been collecting more for flights than it should and assessing the fee on domestic portions of airline trips that begin abroad, two things lawmakers in […]
Airlines are running out of options for fees. It’s hard to believe that it wasn’t that long ago the main thing economy class travelers in the U.S complained about was airline meals. But, with rare exceptions now, onboard food, even snacks, in economy class are only available for an additional cost. International airlines for the […]
Alaska Airlines to offer double miles on British Airways flights between Seattle and London Alaska Airlines will offer its Mileage Plan members double miles on British Airways flights between Seattle and London Heathrow through June 24. In order to qualify for the double points, passengers must be enrolled in Alaska’s Mileage Plan program, and must […]
British Airways hints at expanding to US Airways strongholds In Part 2 of a USA Today interview with International Airline Group’s CEO, Willie Walsh is hinting that he may expand his reach to the cities that American Airlines’ merger partner US Airways held on the east coast. “I think Austin would’ve worked with the old […]
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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.