What makes this incredibly generous is that they are also waiving not just the fee, but also the fare price difference. This applies to both paid and award flights.
With the new year and the opportunity to start using airline incidental credits again, this should be great news for many, especially those who often fly United.
Beginning today, nearly 80 routes sharing the JetBlue and American codes are available for booking as the airlines enhance schedules on key routes to and from the northeast. Codeshare flights are available for purchase today for travel starting Feb. 25.
JetBlue is eliminating change fees on most economy fares, except for Blue Basic. The airline is also eliminating free carry-ons for basic economy fares while guaranteeing overhead bin space for others.
The new year has been slow for air travel, after spikes in the number of passengers during the holidays. So far this year has averaged 754,134 passengers per day. The same period in 2020 averaged 2,002,721 passengers per day and 2019 was slightly lower at 1,909,770.
The JetBlue redesigned Mint business class includes its latest innovation, the stunning Mint Studio, which will offer the most space in a premium experience from any U.S. airline.
American Express announced it will open its 14th Centurion Lounge at Denver International Airport (DEN) on February 1. Located in the Concourse C Mezzanine, the new lounge will cover more than 14,000-square-feet, making it the second-largest Centurion Lounge location to date.
Southwest Airlines is offering employees another round of voluntary leave as travel demand has yet to see the expected rebound this year. The packages offered vary between one and three months depending on the work group.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Tuesday that new restrictions requiring travelers to test negative for COVID-19 before flying domestically are being discussed, and could be introduced soon.
Southwest is expanding to two new cities in California. America’s low cost carrier will start flying to and from Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT) and Santa Barbara Airport (SBA), with service beginning in April 2021.
Southwest Airlines has announced that it will ban emotional support animals from all flights effective March 1. This follows similar announcements from other airlines, after a rule change was issued by the Department of Transportation in December.
Each year, a dedicated team of wine experts carefully reviews nearly 2,000 bottles to select those that will join the American Airlines wine program. But with travel restrictions and new rules in place, alcohol has been banned in cabins, and airlines have lots of it left over.
There’s no indication what might have caused these shutdowns, but we would have to assume it is related to some kind of abuse. These are only a couple of cases, so we do not know if this is a widespread issue. If you have Delta SkyMiles, take a look at your accounts and see if there’s anything unusual going on, of if you’re not able to log in.
Delta Air Lines will take a tougher stance on unruly flyers. The airline will permanently ban passengers who disrespect fellow customers or crew from now on.
Southwest Airlines has announced that Rapid Rewards Companion Pass Members who earned Companion Pass benefits previously extended through June 30, 2021, will benefit from an additional extension of their Companion Pass benefits through Dec. 31, 2021.
Domestic airlines are making it easier for those that might need to change travel plans due to the new requirements. American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines all are waiving the fare difference for international flight changes.
The FAA will pursue legal enforcement action against any passenger who assaults, threatens, intimidates, or interferes with airline crew members. This policy will be in effect through March 30, 2021.
“For members who fly 100,000 miles per year, we’re also introducing a new tier starting in 2022,” Alaska Airlines said in an email that was sent to some members today.