Airlines Increase Seats Ahead of Memorial Day Weekend

  New data from airline data company Cirium shows airlines are increasing their seats by nearly 6% compared to 2023, and over 12% compared to pre-pandemic figures.   American, Frontier, and Other Low-Cost Carriers Lead Seat Gains Low-cost carriers are bracing for the most passengers by adding the most available …

Airlines Sue Transportation Department Over Fee Disclosure Rules

  Reuters reports A4A is joining with Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue, and United Airlines to challenge the rulemaking announced in April.   Airlines Call New Rules “An Abuse of Discretion and Otherwise Contrary to Law” The rule comes from a new set of regulations …

Airlines Gain over 2,200 Workers in March 2024

  The latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics say airlines added over 2,200 more jobs in March 2024, bringing the total employed by airlines to over 800,000 people.   Delta, United Add Most Employees in March 2024 Passenger airlines hold the most employees in the industry, with …

Delta, Southwest Take Top Honors in 2024 J.D. Power Study

  The two carriers were honored as the top in passenger experience from the J.D. Power 2024 North America Airline Satisfaction Study, released on May 8, 2024.   Safety and Media Coverage Top Factors in Satisfaction Scores In the First/Business segment, Delta came out on top with a total satisfaction …

JetBlue and Etihad Expand Codeshare Through Loyalty Partnership

  The New York-based airline announced the new loyalty partnership with long-time codeshare partner Etihad Airways, effective on May 8, 2024.   Loyalty Partnership Opens Award Travel, But Doesn’t Specify Reciprocal Recognition Under the new partnership, members of TrueBlue will be able to earn points when traveling aboard Etihad flights …

Spirit CEO: U.S. Aviation “Seems Ever More Like a Rigged Game”

  Christie made the comments during the airline’s 2024 first quarter earnings call, held on Monday, May 6, 2024.   Christie Slams DOJ and Shareholders for Merger Breakup, Says Current Normal Benefits Legacy Carriers In his opening comments, he lauded the success of opening their new central campus near Fort …

Spain Budget Travel Guide: 50 Ways to save in Spain

Spain Budget Travel Guide: 50 Ways to save in Spain

Making plans for a trip to Spain? We’re not surprised. The country is a favorite with travelers, and it makes good sense — what’s not to like about a place packed with adventures for every kind of visitor: tasty cuisine, iconic sights, famous museums and traditional markets and shops, not …

European Carriers Probed Over Alleged Greenwashing

  Reuters reports some of the airlines receiving investigation letters include the carriers under Lufthansa Group, Air France KLM, Norwegian Air, and SAS.   EU Seeks Scientific Proof Airlines are Offsetting Emissions Under Lufthansa group alone, the airlines in question include Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines, and Eurowings. However, …

Unruly Flyer to Pay United $20,638 for Diversion

  The U.S. Department of Justice announced 30-year-old Alexander Michael Dominic MacDonald will pay the carrier $20,638 for causing the disturbance which led to his arrest.   Fight With Companion Started Events to Cause Diversion According to the Justice Department, the incident began aboard a flight on March 1, 2024 …