Southwest Intends to Serve Four Hawaii Airports !

      ‎04-26-2018 05:30 AM (Direct From Southwest Air) kknox  Today, Southwest Airlines announces our intent to serve Honolulu, HI (Oahu); Kahului, HI (Maui); Kona, HI (Island of Hawaii); Lihue, HI (Kauai). While we do not yet have details to share on exact dates or routes, they do represent our initial footprints and top priorities … Read moreSouthwest Intends to Serve Four Hawaii Airports !

AA to expand Basic Economy to entire domestic system

American Airlines will be selling Basic Economy seats on its entire domestic network by the end of September, company president Robert Isom said during the carrier’s earnings call Friday.  American also will greatly expand the availability of its international Premium Economy cabin by the end of the year.  Since launching Basic Economy sales in February, … Read moreAA to expand Basic Economy to entire domestic system

United Airlines Increases Hawaii Service on 11 Routes

United Airlines has announced an increase of service on 11 routes connecting the continental United States and Hawaii. Beginning December 20, United will increase service from its hubs in Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles and San Francisco to Hawaii. The airline will continue operating its daily nonstop service to Honolulu from all seven domestic hubs in … Read moreUnited Airlines Increases Hawaii Service on 11 Routes

Homeland Security Considering Electronics Ban Expansion

Homeland Security officials claim the ban on larger electronics in airplane cabins could expand to include more flights from airports in Europe, the Middle East and Africa unless countries agree to improve security procedures. According to Reuters, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly told a House of Representatives panel Wednesday that the agency is looking at … Read moreHomeland Security Considering Electronics Ban Expansion

Delta Unveils Fingerprint Boarding at Reagan National

A new level of access has opened up for Delta Air Lines passengers at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Delta announced Wednesday that it has teamed up with trusted-traveler program Clear to begin piloting a biometric boarding pass at Reagan National. The first phase is already underway and allows eligible Delta SkyMiles members to access … Read moreDelta Unveils Fingerprint Boarding at Reagan National

American Delays Premium Economy Rollout

American Airlines has delayed the rollout of its new premium economy cabin until late 2018. According to FlightGlobal, the carrier is scheduled to complete retrofitting its Airbus A330-200s, Boeing 777 and 787 fleets by the third quarter of next year. American president Robert Isom originally announced installation would be complete by June 2018. Speaking at … Read moreAmerican Delays Premium Economy Rollout

Alaska Airlines Returns to Mexico City in August

Alaska Airlines has announced that starting August 8, it will once again offer service to Mexico City. The airline first started flying to Mexico’s capital in 2005 but discontinued those flights in 2015. In March, Alaska received tentative approval for the new flights after the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) made available 24 slot pairs … Read moreAlaska Airlines Returns to Mexico City in August

3 Conflicting Reports on What’s Next for the Laptop Ban

Any expansion to the ban on laptops and other large electronic devices in airline cabins could be “off the table” for now…or it could be set to expand worldwide. Multiple reports on a Wednesday meeting between U.S. Department of Homeland Security and European Union (EU) officials conflict on what’s next for the controversial policy. Here … Read more3 Conflicting Reports on What’s Next for the Laptop Ban

European Laptop Ban Could Cost Travelers $1.1 Billion

Banning laptops from the cabin of flights from Europe is bound to have immense consequences. Now we have a report that suggests remarkable monetary repercussions. CNN Money cites word out of the International Air Transport Association that any policy banning laptop use inside the cabin of airplanes originating from Europe would cost in upwards of … Read moreEuropean Laptop Ban Could Cost Travelers $1.1 Billion

Report: Laptop Ban on Flights From Europe Could Come in Days or Weeks

Following a meeting between the United States Department of Homeland Security and representatives of the European Union, an expanded laptop ban could be coming “in the next several days or weeks,” according to a senior Trump administration official cited by The New York Times. American and European officials met Wednesday to discuss a potential expansion … Read moreReport: Laptop Ban on Flights From Europe Could Come in Days or Weeks

British Airways Cabin Crew Starts Three-Day Strike

Citing “poverty pay,” members of British Airways “mixed” fleet have started a three-day walkout. They are also threatening to continue the strike for another three days starting Thursday. The “mixed” crew includes all cabin employees who have joined the airline since 2010, who serve long- and short-haul flights. Pay for the mixed fleet starts at … Read moreBritish Airways Cabin Crew Starts Three-Day Strike

Delta adding seven Seattle routes in 2017

Delta will add seven new destinations from Seattle this year as it continues its battle for supremacy at Sea-Tac with Alaska. The routes include: • Daily service to Milwaukee beginning March 9. • Three-times daily service to Eugene, Ore., April 1. • Daily service to Nashville, May 26 • Daily service to Raleigh-Durham, N.C., June … Read moreDelta adding seven Seattle routes in 2017

U.S. State Department Issues Europe Travel Alert

by Adam Leposa |Nov 22, 2016 9:36am Just ahead of a busy holiday travel season, the U.S. State Department has issued a new travel alert for U.S.citizens, citing a heightened risk of terrorist attacks throughout Europe. The alert indicates U.S. citizens should exercise caution at holiday festivals, events, and outdoor markets. It expires February 20, … Read moreU.S. State Department Issues Europe Travel Alert

DOT tentatively awards L.A.-Beijing route to American

Originally in Travel Weekly…By Robert Silk / November 07, 2016  The DOT has tentatively picked American over Delta in the airlines’ competition over the last available slots for U.S. carriers to Beijing. Both airlines had applied to add new service between Los Angeles and Beijing. The DOT said it selected American because Delta already offers … Read moreDOT tentatively awards L.A.-Beijing route to American