Goodbye US Airways, what really happens in the cockpit, ski season starts in Maine

Another U.S. airline flies into the sunset Saturday is the day that US Airways disappears. From October 17th onward, the brand will officially be folded into American Airlines. For consumers, the damage has already been done. The three mega-, legacy, network carriers have already been able to restrict capacity and keep airfares high inspite of […]

Cruise high-speed Wi-Fi, the last days of US Airways, Driverless buses

Carnival Corp. brings high-speed Wi-Fi to all global brands by 2016 After years of complaints from passengers, cruise lines are beginning to tackle the problems of affordable Wi-Fi on cruise ships. The service is already available on 30 ships and the rollout is expected to be finished by the end of 2016. “With this approach, […]

Delta pilots reject contract, US Airways name will be gone in October, fly with marijuana in Oregon

Delta pilots reject tentative contract Delta pilots have rejected a tentative contract agreement. This puts the deal and the airline adding aircraft to their fleet in jeopardy. Nearly 7,000, or 65 percent, of voting pilots rejected the contract, according to Delta’s Master Executive Council, part of the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA). Around 97 percent […]

Pirate ships, UA’s LAX upgrade, AA/US combining res systems

It’s a pirate’s life for me! Set sail on the Columbia River this summer aboard historic, battle-ready tall ships Want to know what it’s like to be a pirate? You’ll get a chance to find out this summer. One 18th century tall ship replica and one interpretation of a typical early 19th century trading vessel […]

Frontier complaints soar, Uber drivers threatened, Cactus call sign to go away

Frontier Airlines complaints soar amid tech changes; outsourcing begins A rash of complaints regarding Frontier Airlines has led the Better Business Bureau to investigate the carrier’s A+ rating. The Denver Post’s Laura Keeney quotes a BBB spokeswoman as saying it has “seen a significant spike in complaints just in the past month.” In early March, […]

AA integration, parking costs more than flights in London, Qantas retires 747-400

American Air gears up for single reservations, frequent-flyer systems American Airlines is gearing up to integrate its reservations and frequent-flyer systems with US Airways. 2015 is the year American goes to a single reservations system and frequent-flyer program, said [American Airlines President Scott] Kirby, noting the airline is already operating under a single system for […]

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 […]