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

Air France

THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Air France pilot strike from September 15 to 22, 2014 Russia Threatens to Cut Off Its Airspace Southwest reveals new “Heart” livery at Dallas’ Love Field Knee defender speaks out about airline legroom fight Get Ready To Pony Up For Those ‘Thank You’ Points United takes delivery of […]

Southwest reveals new “Heart” livery at Dallas’ Love Field

Heart One, the first in Southwest's new livery, sits at a hangar at Dallas Love Field

Yesterday, just before 9:30 am CT, Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly introduced the flying public to his airline’s bold new look, unveiled in a short video and then in the form of an actual airplane: Heart One, a 737-800 and the first in Southwest’s new “Heart” livery. Here’s that video, as captured in a hangar […]

Great Fares on Air New Zealand to Australia

kangaroo-island

Tourism Australia’s slogan is There’s Nothing Like Australia and I couldn’t agree more. When people ask me where my favorite place in the world is, Australia is always on the list. It’s one of the most interesting and unique places I’ve been and I love going there. “But it’s so far!” That’s what I hear […]

Air New Zealand Deals to Six Australian Cities

Surfing in Noosa, Australia

Whenever I’m asked what my favorite airline in the world is, I always list Air New Zealand as one of them. That’s because Air New Zealand makes a long-haul flight seem short since they have new planes, friendly flight attendants, comfortable seats, on-demand snacks and refreshments, fabulous individual entertainment systems with over 1,000 hours of […]

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

News

THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Yet Another Flight Diverted After Fight Over Reclining Seat (#3) World’s Oldest Active Flight Attendant to Retire at 90 Honeymoon terror for couple caught in turbulence which broke air steward’s hip Frontier bailing on Wilmington flights because the fools who run it don’t understand geography Qantas passengers […]

Travel Contests: Week of September 3, 2014

Hawaiian Airlines

This week’s travel contests include: Win 140,000 HawaiianMiles plus two-night stays at The Royal Hawaiian AND Moana Surfrider! (JohnnyJet.com contest) Win a Catalina Island getaway! Win a relaxing trip to Jamaica Win a vacation for two to Paris Win a trip to Scotland to visit Hendrick’s Gin’s Girvan distillery plus a trip to London Win […]

My Norwegian Air Shuttle experience—by Katherine Belarmino

Airplane at gate

One day, two Norwegian reviews. Here’s guest contributor Katherine Belarmino‘s first-person account of what it’s like to fly the increasingly affordable Norwegian Air Shuttle to Europe. Click here to see reader Abraham Lora’s take. I could tell as soon as we walked up to the check-in counter that this flight was going to be a little different. Everybody in line was […]

My Norwegian Air Shuttle experience—by Abraham Lora

Norwegian

One day, two Norwegian reviews. Here’s reader Abraham Lora‘s first-person account of what it’s like to fly the increasingly affordable Norwegian Air Shuttle to Europe. Click here to see guest contributor Katherine Belarmino’s take. I was flattered to have been asked by Johnny Jet to write about my flight experience on Norwegian. I’m on the go […]