Interline agreements make possible transfers of passengers from one airline to another when there are “irregular operations” and allow airlines to transfer baggage between different carriers. They are an important part of the transportation fabric.
While the legacy airlines expect us to forgive their problems and errors, they are unjustifiably punitive with travelers? I’m talking about the $200, per person, minimum change fee for most domestic discount fares.
No one expects frequent flier program changes to benefit actual travelers. We’re all used to the number of miles needed for a free ticket going up, and up, and up. United Airlines has already made some of those kinds of changes to awards in 2014, along with adding minimum spends for elite status. But, as […]
Why Airbus got a big order from Delta Air Lines Inc. Normally, Delta Air Lines sticks with ordering Boeing planes. However, for this go round, they decided to order Airbus planes for a good reason. The order for 25 of each model represents a nice win for Airbus over Boeing. However, Boeing investors shouldn’t be […]
Airlines love big spenders. However, for years loyal frequent travelers have been able to get nearly the same perks as those who only fly on expensive tickets. For most legacy carriers, that started changing recently when Delta and United added a minimum spend rule for travelers to reach their elite frequent flyer levels. While inflation […]
Holiday makers ‘jet-scent’ around the globe For those traveling abroad from London Heathrow out of their new Terminal 2, travelers can get a preview of the scents of some of the countries they’re heading to. To excite the globetrotters travelling through the new terminal and to celebrate its completion, scents of its most fragrant destinations […]
Southwest launches seven new routes from Dallas Love Field Southwest announced that it was launching seven new non-stop routes from Dallas Love Field on Monday. The carrier began service to Baltimore, Chicago Midway, Denver, Washington Reagan, Orlando, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles. The new flights follow the repeal of the Wright Amendment, which was lifted […]
Delta announces changes to SkyMiles Medallion qualification requirements Delta announced that it is raising one of its requirements to qualify for Medallion status in 2016. The MQD requirement for Silver Medallion members will increase from $2,500 to $3,000, for Gold Medallion members from $5,000 to $6,000, for Platinum Medallion members from $7,500 to $9,000, and […]
You’ll Soon Be Able to Earn Airline Miles by Test Driving a Cadillac AAdvantage members will soon be able to get miles just for test driving a Cadillac. [Y]ou won’t have to have major status to take advantage of the test-drive promotion. According to the release, although it will initially be open to “select members” […]
Airlines running late so far in 2014 More airlines arrived late in June compared to the month before. The U.S. Department of Transportation said Thursday that among airlines reporting figures, 71.8 percent of domestic flights arrived on time in June, down from 76.9 percent the month before and 71.9 percent in June 2013. A flight […]