Later on this year, I am booked on American Airlines from Santiago, Chile to Washington, DC (via Miami). I used 62,500 Alaska Airline miles for the first class ticket. I opted for first class over business class since it was on the older 777-200 plane with the angled business class seats. Show More Summary
By Sarah Young AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The disaster at budget airline Germanwings which killed 150 people will not harm the image of low-cost air travel in Europe, easyJet chief executive Carolyn McCall said on Tuesday. Airlines across...Show More Summary
The pranksters at Virgin America have tried to dupe us a day early with an April Fool's gag, but we aren't having any of it. An email sent this morning to members of the airline's loyalty program, Elevate, "announced" new flights from...Show More Summary
There is a limited time offer from Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan to receive 10% to 40% bonus miles when you buy or gift 5,000 to 40,000 miles from Points.com. by April 3, 2015. Alaska Mileage Plan miles normally sell for $27.50 per 1,000 miles. Show More Summary
While it may lack the in-your-face glamour of the Middle Eastern airlines, the conservative Englishman in me has always rather enjoyed flying good old British Airways. Throw in the fact that it was my first time on a BA A380, and this was a trip that I had long been looking forward to. Show More Summary
American Airlines offers four Flagship Lounges in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, and London. These are special additions to the Admirals Club network and are offered to premium cabin passengers and to Executive Platinum and oneworld Emerald members who are traveling on transcontinental or international flights. I had the privilege of visiting the London club in [...]Show More Summary
In a rematch of last year's NBA Finals, the defending champions San Antonio Spurs travel to the American Airlines Arena to face the Miami Heat. The match is on March 31, 2015 and starts 8 p.m. ET.
Delta Air Lines gets to keep a valuable slot at Haneda Airport: the closest airport to downtown Tokyo.
“A JetBlue Airways Corp. pilot whose erratic behavior forced the diversion of a flight from New York to Las Vegas in 2012 sued the airline for $14.9 million, claiming it shouldn’t have allowed him to fly. … [Clayton] Osbon claims inShow More Summary
As Bloomberg reports, two brand new Boeing 787s for the airline will soon be sitting in storage in the desert for the airline until seats become available.
Even as the world's attention is gripped by the latest airline crash tragedy, in which the motivation of a Germanwings co-pilot to crash his plane with nearly 150 people on board will forever remain in the area of speculation, the most...Show More Summary
Since the crash of Germanwings Flight 9525, we’ve heard lots of ideas on how to stop the next crazy pilot. The proposals, ranging from psychiatric tests to cockpit gadgets, have provoked eye rolls among airline industry veterans. The consensus of skeptics is that none of the proposed fixes can prevent a crash. Show More Summary
Reader Joe asked, I am US Chairman, and I have a trip to Alaska this fall (EWR-SEA-ANC). I would like to somehow get into First. I’m thinking I could do an Elite Match with AS to qualify for an upgrade. But I need the AA EQM’s to re-qualify for top AA status. Show More Summary
By ART CAPLAN, MD The entirely predictable media obsession with the tragedy of the Germanwings jetliner that crashed into the French Alps on March 25 is moving forward full force. The media, especially cable television, love airline disasters. Once German prosecutors revealed that Andreas Lubitz, the pilot at the controls of the Germanwings jetliner when […]
Many times I have stated on Loyalty Traveler that I am a last minute travel planner. I thought I had until tomorrow to book my Fly 2, Get 1 Alaska Airlines Ski the West free ticket I earned flying two roundtrip flights from San Francisco to Salt Lake City in January. Show More Summary
The most valuable SWUs just got more valuable. American Airlines has topped the list for as long as I can remember, awarding systemwide upgrades to their Executive Platinum members (and for million mile thresholds) that can be redeemed...Show More Summary
BANGKOK (Reuters) - China has joined South Korea and Japan in stopping Thailand-based airlines from flying charters and new routes because of safety concerns highlighted by an international audit, Thai officials said on Monday.
I love seeing higher mileage payouts for shopping at running stores. It helps give added incentive to grab gear that you may have been waiting for or find gear that you did not know you were looking for yet. Alaska Airlines’ MileageShow More Summary
For the second time in two days, a Turkish airline was forced to divert to another airport due to the threat of a bomb on board. It was reported that on Sunday a Turkish plane was diverted and forced to return to Istanbul due to a note being found in the bathroom. Show More Summary