With roadway traffic mounting, Los Angeles International Airport soon will bar rideshare and taxi drivers from picking up passengers outside its terminals, forcing travelers to ride shuttle buses to a nearby parking lot where they will be matched with a car. Continue reading American and Alaska Airlines Cut Back Loyalty Ties
Alaska Airlines and American Airlines, once strong partners in codeshare and loyalty, are further distancing their relationship. Starting on March 1, 2020, it will no longer be possible to redeem AAdvantage miles to book flights on Alaska nor will it be possible to spend Mileage Plan miles to book on American. Continue reading American and Alaska Airlines Cut Back Loyalty Ties
(CNN) — Overhead luggage bins that illuminate in red when they’re full, an airplane seat tailored to your personal position preferences, seat belts that alert cabin crew when they’re unbuckled. And cameras outside restrooms.
This, according to Airbus, is what the airplane cabin of the very near future will look like.
Many U.S. road warriors have given up on the frequent flyer miles awarded by airlines. For all but the most profligate spenders, miles are tougher than ever to earn from flying, and they’re not so easy to redeem. Continue reading United Airlines Simplifies Seat Upgrades With Points Incentives
As network planners at Alaska Airlines charged with where the carrier would fly and when, Ben Munson and David Sunde sometimes identified smaller communities that were ripe for air service, only to realize their employer didn’t have the right airplane to profitably fly the route. Continue reading This Startup Wants U.S. Airlines to Use Buses to Replace Smaller Regional Jets
Ultra-long-haul flights of nearly 20 hours are considered “aviation’s final frontier.” How the human body will feel after a flight from Sydney to London, however, is another question entirely. Continue reading Qantas to Test How the Human Body Withstands the World’s Longest Flight
Over the next month, Delta Air Lines, in partnership with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), Minneapolis−Saint Paul International Airport (MSP) and Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) will install optional facial recognition boarding at ATL Concourse E, MSP and SLC – expanding the technology to 49 new gates and all international flights. Continue reading Delta expands optional facial recognition boarding to new airports, more customers
Passengers flying American Airlines this summer may want to thank a federal judge in Texas for saving their travel plans. Continue reading American Airlines Union Dispute More Disruptive Than 737 Max Grounding