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Upgrades and Perks to Expect From New American Airlines Merger

May 14, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  2 Comments

With American Airlines having recently merged with US Airways, the airline is ready to compete with major carriers like United and Delta. Fliers of AA and US Airways can expect plenty of changes coming up from the acquisition, from upgraded in-flight products and cabin seats to an increase in routes and plenty of new planes.... Read More

Virgin America Welcomes Your Beloved Pooch With an All-Pet Cabin

May 7, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

If you're the type of person who dresses your pooch up to match your outfits, Virgin America may be the airline for you. On April 1 the carrier unveiled their newest class of service, Main Canine Select, which will be available on domestic flights — the adding the news to their recently introduced flirting service... Read More

Should Passengers Pay by the Pound for Airfare?

May 2, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Since the cost of a first-class ticket already ensures that high-end customers pay a premium for their space at the front of the aircraft, it is unlikely that passengers flying first class would ever be charged by the pound for their ticket.... Read More

Free Business Class Upgrades Are Coming to an End, Seats Now Going to Auction

May 1, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Many people buy economy plane tickets in hopes that once they get to the departure gate they can upgrade for free into an unclaimed business class seat. This possibility looks to be on the decline though thanks to various airlines around the world which are now launching online upgrade auctions, enabling economy fliers to engage in a blind bid for business class seats days before their flight. Not only does this move make the airlines some extra cash, it opens up business class seats to a much wider array of people, basically eliminating the possibility of a lucky free upgrade at the gate.... Read More

US Airways Upgrading International Travel Experience

Apr 29, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

US Airways is making improvements with various in-flight enhancements to make traveling internationally more comfortable and convenient. The revised amenity package begins on May 1, according to the commercial airliner.... Read More

Get Lucky on Virgin America: Mile-High Flirting Made Easy Thanks to Sir Richard Branson

Apr 24, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Have you ever been in a bar with some friends and been sent a random drink from a stranger across the room? Even if you're not interested in the sender (maybe he has a face tattoo à la Mike Tyson), it can be nice to be noticed and you have the option of getting out of there if things get weird. Now imagine that same situation while 35,000 feet in the air because Virgin America is taking meet cutes (those absurdly adorable movie moments where lovers meet for the first time) to a whole new level — let's just hope you like the attention because you can't exactly hop off the flight as you could leave a bar.... Read More

Starwood Preferred & Delta Introduce Joint Loyalty Program

Feb 15, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Starwood Preferred Guest & Delta Airlines announced Crossover Rewards. This is the first time two titans of travel are extending their loyalty outside of the hotel room and beyond the window seat, with reciprocal benefits to program members. With Crossover Rewards, SPG is creating loyalty beyond reason by recognizing and rewarding our most valuable guests and developing lifetime relationships.... Read More

Delta Creates First-Ever Outdoor Airport Terraces | The Sky Deck at Delta Sky Club

Feb 5, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

For travelers weary of dreary airport lounges, there's good news from Delta. The airline has partnered with Architectural Digest and designer Thom Filicia to develop the airline's first-ever outdoor airport terraces. Called The Sky Deck at Delta Sky Club in Concourse F of Atlanta's new international terminal and in New York's redeveloped Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport, the spaces will allow Delta passengers to relax in luxury.... Read More

American Airlines Flies Forward with a Brand New Look

Jan 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Tina Stewart  |  1 Comment

At the cruising altitude of 34,000 feet, a shiny coat of paint might not do much to allay the fear of flying, but it improves the look of an airline nonetheless. After more than 40 years of operating under the same logo, American Airlines is sprucing up their fleet with an infusion of modernity and youth. Having ordered 500 new lighter planes as part of their effort to build one of the youngest fleets in the industry, this year will see the arrival of 60 of these, with the Flagship Boeing 777-300ER set to fly on January 31.... Read More

Virgin Atlantic Names Former American Airlines Exec New CEO

Jan 9, 2013  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Steve Ridgway, the 11-year CEO of Virgin Atlantic who retires in February, is being replaced by Craig Kreeger, former Senior Vice President of Virgin rival, American Airlines. Kreeger is entering into a very different Virgin Atlantic than his predecessor, as he will take the executive seat only months after Delta Airlines purchased Singapore Airline’s 49% stake in Virgin Atlantic for a mere $360 Million.... Read More

Aeroméxico Adds Six Boeing 787 Dreamliners to Fleet

Jan 2, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Aeroméxico confirmed its order for six Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. Based upon the published list of the aircraft, the finalized deal is valued at more than $1.2 billion. The Mexican commercial airline also holds a reconfirmation status on four additional Dreamliners.... Read More

Virgin Atlantic Competes With British Airways, Introduces New Domestic Routes

Dec 13, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Virgin Atlantic managed to strong-arm British Airways into ceding nine pairs of Heathrow slots, allowing the brand to offer new Scottish routes which are cheaper and will also create a total of 150 new jobs. The 24 domestic flights will be added to the already existing... Read More

Delta is London Bound in New Merger with Virgin Atlantic

Dec 12, 2012  |   Contributor: Tina Stewart

Delta fliers should cross their fingers and hope the merger with Virgin Atlantic is approved by regulators. The deal was announced Tuesday and will allow Delta to strengthen its presence at Heathrow, among other advantages. Both airlines will continue to operate independently under their own names, but passengers will be able to book flights on both and earn and redeem miles reciprocally.... Read More

New Spa Benefits Help ANA Frequent Fliers Unwind

Dec 5, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

The first thing you probably want to do when you step off a long flight is hit up the hotel spa for a way to unwind the kinks that come with air travel. Thanks to the new partnership between Spa Week Media Group, Ltd., the nation’s fastest growing spa and wellness marketing company, and All Nippon Airways (ANA), the ninth largest airline in the world and the largest in Japan, frequent fliers will be able to use airline miles on Spa & Wellness Gift Card purchases which are redeemable year-round at over 7,500 spa and wellness locations across North America. “As a frequent flyer myself, I am extremely excited about this partnership. Traveling can take a toll on body and mind, so what better way to unwind than with a relaxing spa or wellness treatment. Our partnership with ANA will make this ... Read More

Virgin Atlantic Opens New Swanky Clubhouse At Newark Liberty Airport

Nov 30, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

Is there anything more dreadful than waiting at an airport? Nothing readily comes to mind. However, those dreary days are over for Virgin Atlantic passengers as this innovative company, ready to set the standard for luxury air travel, has just unveiled their brand-new Clubhouse at Newark Liberty Airport, which will be available for their business travelers.... Read More

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