KLM Adds International Premiuim Economy Class

  The Amsterdam-based airline announced a new cabin class for budget conscious flyers: Premium Comfort, featuring larger seats, bigger in-flight entertainment screens and upgraded meal service.   Premium Comfort Combines Luxury with More Affordable Price The Premium Comfort cabin is a new concept in the growing premium economy sector, adopting …

United Moves to Contactless Payments Aboard Flights

  The Chicago-based carrier is quietly moving away from taking cash and plastic aboard flights, and instead is only accepting in-flight payments using their mobile app.   Physical Payments Get Grounded for App Payment Under their new plan, United is turning their app into the exclusive payment option for future …

Are NFTs the Future of Hotel Bookings?

  The Wall Street Journal reports Casa de Campo Resort and Villas will begin selling non-fungible tokens to future guests to pre-sell available room nights.   NFT Sales Start at Room Cancellation Fee, With All Sales Final One of the problems hoteliers faced during the pandemic was last-minute cancellations. Although …

White House Backs California’s Airline Crew Break Rules

  The Associated Press reports a filing by the U.S. solicitor general is asking the court to either uphold an appellate decision applying the rule to air carriers or return it to the lower court for further deliberation.   California Rules Allows for Multiple Breaks Throughout Workday The lawsuit before …

Spirit Lays Out Argument Against JetBlue to Shareholders

Spirit Lays Out Argument Against JetBlue to Shareholders

  The company’s leadership outlined their arguments in a presentation to shareholders on Monday, March 23, 2022.   Spirit Claims “JetBlue’s Real Motivation” is to Stop Ultra-Low-Cost-Carrier Merger The information session was held one week after JetBlue launched their own website and campaign towards Spirit shareholders, arguing that they had …

Former NFL Player Arrested for Fighting Newark United Employee

Former NFL Player Arrested for Fighting Newark United Employee

  Denver NBC affiliate KUSA reports 27-year-old Brendan Langley was arrested by Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police on accusations of fighting with a United Ground Express worker at the ticketing desk.   Video Depicts Words Exchanged, Before Fists Fly Injuring Employee In the one-minute viral video …

“Cancelled” Alaska Airlines Flight Attendants Sue Carrier

  Seattle Fox affiliate KCPQ-TV reports Marli Brown and Lacey Smith are suing both the carrier and the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA on a complaint that their firing was directly based on their Christian faith.   “Exemplary Flight Attendants” Accuse Airline of Religious Discrimination The case of Brown and Smith …

Was China Eastern Airlines Flight 5735 Deliberately Crashed?

      Citing information from “people familiar with U.S. officials’ preliminary assessment,” The Wall Street Journal reports the incident could have been deliberate, instead of an accident.   “The Plane Did What It Was Told to do By Someone in the Cockpit” According to those close to the investigation, …