Why Delta and American ending their interline agreement matters to you

“Interline agreement” is one of those jargon terms that might seem pretty meaningless to outsiders. So anyone reading that Delta Air Lines and American Airlines have ended their interline agreement might shrug and say, “so what?” Much of the time, interline agreements don’t matter. Until they do. Unfortunately for consumers, they matter most when things […]

Most United frequent fliers will be getting fewer miles

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 […]

Here we go again — Delta and United kicking bargain hunters out of elite ranks

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 […]

A whiff of other countries, Porsche transfers at Delta, Qantas goes retro

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 […]

New Dallas routes for Southwest, best transcontinental airline, plane hits coyote

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 raises elite FF requirements, FAs challenging FAA, USAir flight problems

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 […]