Top 10 in Travel News: Week of December 17, 2014

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THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Delta security flaw lets passengers access others’ boarding passes Gogo to install Wi-Fi on American Air’s two-class regional jets Delta rebrands cabins, classes of service United Airlines is giving each of its 23,000 flight attendants an iPhone 6 Plus Chicago is going to build its own app […]

Travel Tip of the Day: American Offering Bonus Miles in 2015

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American Offering Bonus Miles in 2015 The big airline news today comes from American Airlines, which announced the terms of huge, great promotion that will run all of 2015. Here’s how it will work: Beginning January 1, American customers will earn bonus miles when they fly on a purchased First or Business Class ticket for travel through December 31, 2015, […]

American Airlines’ Lucrative Bonus Mile Promotion for Premium Passengers

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I love how American Airlines isn’t following Delta‘s and United‘s revenue-based plans (at least, not yet) in which fliers earn miles based on ticket price instead of miles flown. And now, they’re starting to lure Delta’s and United’s business and first class fliers with an amazing new promotion for premium passengers. American announced today that beginning January 1, […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of December 10, 2014

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THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Win for travelers: Congress caps airline-ticket TSA fees Korean Air Executive Ejects Crew Member After Poor Nut Service Uber has been banned in Delhi after a driver was accused of raping a passenger American Airlines Set To Upgrade Fleet And Finally Compete With Delta Sir Richard Branson […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of December 3, 2014

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THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Terrorism Concerns Have U.K., U.S. Eyeing Carry-On Luggage Ban Passenger asked to deplane after emotional support pig was disruptive India Allowing Visas on Arrival for U.S. Tourists United launches seasonal Dublin, Venice routes (flights begin June 4) British man misses honeymoon after air rage forces emergency landing […]

Travel Video of the Week: How Emirates Overhauls their A380

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You have to love timelapse videos—especially ones set in airport hangars and inside airplanes that give us insight into what takes place behind closed doors in the airline industry. Kudos to Emirates for putting together this under-two-minute video of their A380 undergoing a 3-C Check, the largest maintenance check on any aircraft. In realtime, the overhaul takes […]

JetBlue to Charge Baggage Fees and Pack More Seats In

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I’ve been telling people that if American Airlines follows Delta’s and United Airlines‘ unpopular move of changing their frequent flier program of earning miles based on ticket price rather than distance flown, that the big winner is going to be JetBlue. After all, the only thing that prevents frequent fliers like me from flying the New […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of November 19, 2014

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THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Passenger gets $1,200 bill for in-flight Wi-Fi Pay Phones in New York City Will Become Free Wi-Fi Hot Spots Updated MileagePlus Premier Requirements for 2016 status Alaska Airlines launching new San Diego-Hawaii route South Korea temporarily suspends Asiana flights to San Francisco United Devalues… Checked Baggage Uber […]