Emirates, which operates the world’s largest fleet of Airbus A380s, has placed the super-jumbo jets into service on the route that connects Dubai International Airport (DXB) in the U.A.E., to Mumbai, India.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
After a stunning increase of nearly six percent in May, airfares in the United States leveled off in June, rising 0.4 percent, according to the latest figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)..
Friday, July 18, 2014
Organizers of the semi-annual Farnborough Air Show in the U.K. have confirmed the total sum of orders and commitments agreed to at the 2014 Farnborough International Air Show has reached $201bn, surpassing all previous records set for the show as well as the $150bn in contracts signed at last year’s Paris Air Show.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Australia’s Qantas Airways will place the world’s largest commercial aircraft, the Airbus A380, into service on its Dallas-Ft. Worth (DFW) to Sydney, Australia (SYD) route on September 29, enabling the carrier to offer non-stop service to SYD for the first time.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
A just-released survey shows that, in 2013, five U.S. airlines took in more than $13bn in so-called “ancillary revenue,” the industry term for revenue from non-ticket sources including à la carte fees like baggage charges, the sale of frequent flier miles, commissions on travel-oriented services and other items.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Cathay Pacific Airways was named Airline of the Year in the 2014 World Airline Awards announced at the Farnborough Air Show outside London on July 15.
Seattle-based Horizon Air Industries has taken steps that will result in the addition of NextGen turboprops to its existing fleet of Bombardier Q400 aircraft.
Saturday, July 12, 2014
The first 787-9, or stretch Dreamliner, to be delivered to an airline landed in Auckland, New Zealand July 11, 13-1/2 hours after leaving Seattle’s SeaTac Airport (SEA) with an Air New Zealand flight crew at the controls.
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Airlines that order next-generation Boeing 737s and 737-MAXes can now opt for overhead storage bins that will provide significantly more storage for their passengers’ carry-on luggage.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
If you have a preconceived notion of what the state of Alabama is all about, you’re probably wrong. And the Alabama Tourism Department has launched a promotion to prove it.
Virgin Galactic, the world’s first commercial spaceline, has selected Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces and World Class Gourmet of Las Cruces, N. Mex., as its first official hotel and catering partners.
Seattle-based Alaska Airlines is offering introductory fares for its new flights from Portland, Ore., to Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Monday, July 7, 2014
A new report says increased tourism may be able to help reverse the decline of the reefs in the Caribbean, which have decreased significantly over the last half century.
Thursday, July 3, 2014
Most air travelers know to allow plenty of time to find a parking space if they plan to park their car at the airport. Now, however, passengers who drive to Düsseldorf Airport in Germany can leave their car at the curb and have it parked … by a robot.
Sunday, June 29, 2014
After writing a recent post about ways to expedite one's journey through airport security, I decided to apply for the credentials that would enable me to use TSA's Pre-Check line consistently rather than occasionally being chosen for Pre-Check because of my frequent flier memberships.
Friday, June 27, 2014
Thursday, June 26, 2014
It will probably come as no surprise that taxes are a major contributor to the cost of airline tickets. It might, however, come as a surprise to learn that the effect of taxes goes far beyond the amount added to the purchase price of tickets in the form of excise tax and special-use fees.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
CLEAR, a service that employs advanced biometric identity verification to speed travelers through airport security, announced June 20 that it would launch its service at Las Vegas’s McCarran International Airport (LAS) this summer, with a target date of mid-August.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Seattle-based Alaska Airlines initiated two new nonstop routes in June as part of its plan to increase its daily departures from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) 11% by the spring of 2015.
Monday, June 23, 2014
A report issued by a safety agency in the United Kingdom said the fire in a Dreamliner in July 2013 started in a component used on a wide range of aircraft and was not exclusive to Dreamliners.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Monday, June 16, 2014
Delta Air Lines' launch of new nonstop service from Seattle to Hong Kong (HKG) June 16 marked the addition of Delta's fifth nonstop international route from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) in a year and marked a watershed moment in the carrier's aggressive expansion in the Seattle market.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Starting March 1, 2015, United Airlines will begin crediting its passengers’ MileagePlus accounts based on the dollars spent rather than the distance flown.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Looking for a last-minute vacation deal? Royal Caribbean is offering some deep discounts on select Caribbean cruises that set sail as early as August.
Monday, June 9, 2014
Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA), the first airline to take delivery of and carry paying passengers on Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner, has begun operating a Dreamliner configured with three classes of service between Tokyo’s Narita Airport (NRT) and its U.S. West Coast destinations of Seattle (SEA) and San Jose (SJC). Compared to the two-class Dreamliners, there are some significant differences, especially in Economy Class.
Sunday, June 8, 2014
The trendy OPUS Hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia is defying conventional wisdom and offering a summer special during what is historically the busiest travel season of the year.
Thursday, June 5, 2014
Delta Air Lines on June 4 announced that it will be providing upgraded amenities to its Economy Comfort customers on flights from New York's JFK Airport to Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO) and Seattle (SEA).
Monday, June 2, 2014
Delta Air Lines inaugurated new nonstop service from Seattle to Seoul’s Incheon airport (ICN) June 2, marking Delta's fourth nonstop international route added from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) in a year.
SKYTRAX, a research organization to the air transport industry and sponsors of the annual World Airline and World Airport awards, will be marking their silver anniversary later this year with a special 25th anniversary awards event.
Thursday, May 29, 2014
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has given the Boeing 787 Dreamliner permission to fly longer over-water routes, a move that will make the aircraft more attractive to a number of the world’s airlines.
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Delta Air Lines on May 27 announced that it will be adding new service from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) to popular ski and beach destinations starting in late 2014.
Monday, May 26, 2014
Every major airline offers a first class section on its longer flights. But is “First Class” really first class? It depends on who you talk to.
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Less than a week before Memorial Day weekend – widely regarded as the official start of summer and vacation season -- Disneyland has hiked the price of admission to its flagship Southern California theme parks.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic Airways will swap two non-stop routes connecting London-Heathrow (LHR) to the United States in late October.
Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA) will launch the fourth phase of its “Tastes of Japan” campaign in June to highlight the cuisine of three of the country’s lesser-known prefectures.
Monday, May 19, 2014
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
In advance of its shift to a revenue-based model for its SkyMiles® frequent flier program in 2015, Delta Air Lines is offering its frequent fliers the opportunity to bolster their account balances by earning double miles.
Monday, May 12, 2014
Thursday, May 8, 2014
The results of an annual survey of which airlines are the best when it comes to using your frequent flier miles show value-oriented carriers continue to lead the pack, but also showed some surprising improvements among larger carriers.
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Oregon’s Willamette Valley Vineyards is giving away a customized, all-expenses-paid trip for two to Oregon’s wine country as part of its 10th annual “Why I Love Pinot Noir” contest.
Monday, May 5, 2014
Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) announced May 5 that it will begin offering new year-round daily service from New York to Zurich while also expanding its service to Rome.
Sunday, May 4, 2014
Holland America Lines' on-again, off-again relationship with the tiny island of Bermuda will be on again in starting in May 2015.
Thursday, May 1, 2014
How far away could you be in 24 hours? American Airlines is offering adventuresome travelers the opportunity to find out through a contest offering five winners travel packages including First Class airfare and luxury accommodations at destinations that can be reached in less than a day from the their home airports.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
According to one Delta Air Lines executive, members of the airline’s SkyMiles® frequent flier program are quickly accepting and coming to understand the changes to the program announced by the airline earlier this year.
Monday, April 28, 2014
Thursday, April 24, 2014
American Airlines' AAdvantage® frequent flier program has been awarded the 2014 Freddie Award for Program of the Year by an airline serving the Americas region while Marriott Rewards program has been accorded the honor of best frequent guest program in the same region by frequent travelers who cast ballots in the annual competition.
Monday, April 21, 2014
An experience a short time ago got me thinking about the state of the travel industry today – specifically, the changed circumstances facing travel agents – and how they need to evolve if they are to survive.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Hawaiian Airlines has signed a codeshare agreement with Air China, China's exclusive national flag carrier.
Clipper Vacations, an affiliate of the Seattle-based Victoria Clipper, has kicked off a photo contest offering five round trips for two on the Victoria Clipper as the prizes, but the company itself could prove to be the biggest winner.