Category: Airline News

JetBlue Business Plan Continues To Evolve

When it comes to the in-flight experience, I think JetBlue has one of the best. When it comes to rewards programs, I think JetBlue has one of the best. And when it comes to credit cards, they definitely have the best. But there’s one area in which they seem a little less consistent. And that …

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Are People On Planes Behaving Badly (Or Is It More Fake Media)?

Not a day goes by that we don’t read about an passenger, airline employee or airport cop behaving badly. So here’s the question: Are things really that bad? The Man in The Red Hat So this is what I don’t understand: Every news report I’ve seen has spent as much time talking about the passenger’s …

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American Brings Back Main Cabin Meals on Some Flights

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Remember the old joke about airline food, how it tastes awful and there’s never enough of it? Well, we’ve taken another step toward those days again, as American Airlines announced yesterday that it is joining Delta in bringing back meals in Economy on some flights. Eating Wraps at 30,000 Feet American Airlines announced yesterday that …

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It’s Official: Prices Are Going Up


After two years of declining ticket prices in the airline industry, things are looking up for them in 2017, as most are predicting positive unit revenues, or RASM*, trends. Prices Are Heading up True, you may not have noticed it if you didn’t live in a competitive market but, over the last two years, ticket …

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Airlines in The News

Any press that the airlines get is generally negative, so it’s nice when there is something positive to write. Here are a couple of items: In-Flight Birth on Southwest Sounds like Southwest did everything well when a woman gave birth on one of their flights. Travel and Leisure magazine noted that the flight only got in …

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Get Ready for An Unpleasant Surprise Next Year: Fare Increases


The past two years has seen an almost unprecedented phenomenon in the airline industry: consecutive years of fare declines. I know, it doesn’t feel like fares have been dropping, but they have. As ultra-low cost carriers spread everywhere and airlines become more competitive with each other than ever, the airlines have been forced to lower prices. …

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Will Southwest Airlines Implement New Bag Fees?

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My primary goal with this blog is to provide assistance to those who are novices in the frequent flyer game (or just like a good read). Thus, the “101” moniker. Every so often, though, I find a topic that’s interesting enough that it’s worth taking it up a notch. Today provides one such opportunity. Has …

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Department Of Transportation Addresses Minor Issues

Yesterday, the Department Of Transportation (DOT) put out a press release heralding their latest accomplishments in the name of consumers. It wasn’t much, of course. It rarely is. But what caught my eye was how easily the airlines could have addressed many of the issues they “fixed” without involving the government. What Was It? There …

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How Much Longer Will the 747 Last?

In August, we sadly heard about the death of Joe Sutter, the engineer who helped to create the 747. Now, we are discussing the retirement of the 747 from the Cathay Pacific fleet. This follows the retirement of the 747 from the Air France fleet, earlier this year. Which leads one to ask, is this …

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American Airlines Confirms Entertainment Options

Last year, American Airlines announced a huge investment in its in-flight and airport products. Today, we got a little more information on the changes, with a headline on the in-flight entertainment (a problem that Delta has already fixed, for the most part). Yes, gone are the days of decks of cards and wings for the …

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