Travel News: Week of October 2, 2013

JFK

Passport machine to cut customs wait times at JFK US state department issues global threat warning Passenger told he cannot board EasyJet flight after tweeting complaint Clueless tourist brings loaded gun to 9/11 Memorial Air New Zealand plans charters to fly scientists to Antarctica, land on ice runway Southwest Plans to Devalue Rapid Rewards Points […]

Travel News: Week of June 12, 2013

JetBlue, soon to offer suites

Top Travel News JetBlue to offer private suites TSA drops plan to allow small knives on plane Spirit Airlines serves wine in cans Airlines collect $27 billion beyond ticket revenue Delta guts SkyTeam partner earning French wine ‘has Italian origins’ Alaska Airlines could waive baggage fees for wine country Fast-lane airport security arrives for Virgin […]

Spirit Airlines Charges $100 to Check a Bag at the Gate

Spirit A319-2

Spirit Airlines, one of the leading value airlines in the United States, has a new incentive program aimed at reducing the airline’s overhead costs and passing the savings on to their customers. While Spirit allows all customers one free carry-on that will fit under the seat in front of them, all other carry-on bags and […]

Spirit Airlines Giving Away Over 300 Million Miles

Spirit Airlines is hitting the road again this year visiting more than 25 cities across the United States giving away over 300 million miles. More than 15,000 people will receive 20,000 FREE SPIRIT™ frequent flyer bonus miles each — that’s enough for a free roundtrip award ticket* (with taxes from only $5 per award ticket). […]