Overall it’s not a huge deal, but we all know that the fewer hurdles put in front of travelers, the more traveling they’ll do. Continue reading U.S. Citizens Will Soon Need Visas to Visit Most of Europe
U.S. airlines downplayed the significance of the FAA’s decision to ground the Boeing 737 Max, mostly saying they have enough slack in their fleets to take care of most customers. American and United probably will be OK, but it’s hard to believe this will be business as usual for Southwest. It has more Max aircraft than the others.
Singapore will add a fifth terminal at Changi Airport to address growing travel demand. The island-city hopes to have the terminal up and running by 2030. Continue reading Singapore to Expand its Airport Even More
American Airlines has never flown to Africa, and the last time it flew to India, it lost lots of money. But the airline is now the world’s largest, and it could soon expand internationally. Continue reading American Plots Long-Haul Expansion
Delta filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation to launch daily daytime service between Tokyo-Haneda airport and Seattle, Detroit, Atlanta, and Portland, Ore., as well as twice-daily service between Haneda and Honolulu. Continue reading Delta proposes flights between Haneda, Tokyo’s city airport, and 5 new U.S. cities
American partners with The Private Suite and Blade at LAX and JFK
American Airlines is expanding its exclusive Five Star Service options for its top customers traveling through Los Angeles (LAX) and New York (JFK). The new additions offer off-terminal entrance and private screening service with The Private Suite in LAX and a unique effortless travel experience to JFK or LAX airports with Blade, a digitally powered aviation company.
Hertz has partnered with Clear to create a biometrics-based Fast Lane at its Atlanta airport location. It plans to replicate the lane at a few dozen other locations over the next year.
Over the next three years, American Airlines and British Airways will invest $344 million to colocate operations in Terminal 8 at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. That investment will include adding five widebody gates, new baggage systems and lounges, a premium check-in space and new concession and retail options. The two carriers will operate 14 daily flights to London from the terminal. British Airways will continue to operate from Terminal 7 until 2022.
By: Michael B. Baker