The airline will block the selection of middle seats and cap seating in every cabin. It was reported last month the airline would keep planes to no more than 60% full through at least July. To do so, Delta would add more flights to its schedule than demand would usually justify.
The Transportation Department said it would suspend passenger flights of four Chinese airlines to and from the United States starting June 16. The four airlines affected by the order are Air China, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines and Xiamen Airlines.
Starting today on June 3, Aeroplan has formally added Etihad Airways to its global network of airline partners. The announcement was made on the Aeroplan website.
Southwest Schedule Extension Southwest Airlines has extended its bookable flight schedule through January 4, 2021. Previously you were only able to book through October 30, 2020, so the extension now open up the dates for end of year travel, and gives hopefully gives you more comfort that things will be back to normal by the…
On May 26, 2020, LATAM and its affiliates in Chile, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and the United States filed to carry out a voluntary reorganization and restructuring of its debt under the Chapter 11 financial reorganization process.
While cash refunds will probably still be hard to get when the airline cancels flights, there are now two options, non-expiring vouchers and miles with a bonus, when passengers cancel voluntarily.
Emirates has sent out emails today announcing massive reductions in fuel surcharges. Effective May 21, 2020, the surcharge amounts will now be caluclated using a value by sector representing short medium and long haul sectors aligned to ARPCO zones
With lock-down orders and travel restrictions around the country, air travel plunged 96% in recent months. On March 1st around 2.3 million people people passed through TSA checkpoints, including workers and crew members. Then on April 14th that number was down 87,534 people.
Lufthansa finds its savior, the German government. The company that was privatized two decades ago, will receive a 9 billion-euro ($9.8 billion) bailout. That financial help also comes with a catch.
EasyJet, U.K.’s largest airline, has revealed that it suffered a data breach and hackers have accessed travel details of 9 million customers. The budget airline said 2,200 customers also had their credit card details accessed in the breach. Passport records were not accessed.
JetBlue has announced that you can earn double points on new bookings, Mosaic status is extended through the end of 2021, it is easier to earn and you can even gift it to someone for a full year.
The Department of Transportation told airlines in April they must give customers refunds when flights are canceled or significantly delayed during the coronavirus pandemic. Now the agency is issuing a second warning to airlines.
Starting May 21st, Emirates will fly again to London Heathrow, Frankfurt, Paris, Milan, Madrid, Chicago, Toronto, Sydney and Melbourne.
Avianca, Latin America’s second-largest airline and the second-oldest continually operating airline in the world, filed for bankruptcy on Sunday. Avianca said that customers can expect to continue to use miles, tickets, vouchers and gift cards.
“Temperature checks will add an extra layer of protection for passengers as well as airline and airport employees. Temperature checks also will provide additional public confidence that is critical to relaunching air travel and our nation’s economy.”
Friday May 8th marked a new high in the last two months. A total of 215,444 people people passed through TSA checkpoints. That’s a 150% increase from the slowest day of the year back on April 14.
Passengers will be screened via touchless thermometers prior to boarding. Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher will be denied boarding.
Delta Air Lines and LATAM have signed a trans-American Joint Venture Agreement that will combine the carriers’ highly complementary route networks between North and South America.