Alaska Airlines Completes Move to San Francisco Terminal 1

  The airline announced they have completed their move to the new terminal after a two-year relocation project, featuring new technology and plans for an 11,000-square-foot lounge opening soon.   New Space Offers Self-Service Technology and Better Alignment for Connections As the largest airline operating out of Terminal 1, Alaska …

WestJet Begins Flight Cancellations, Anticipating Maintenance Strike

  Reuters reports WestJet maintenance engineers have given the carrier a 72-hour strike notice, forcing the airline to cancel flights and consolidate others.   Walkout Would Leave WestJet Without Over 600 Technical Employees The strike notice was given to WestJet on Tuesday, June 18, 2024, by the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal …

Frontier Offers One Year of Free Flights with “Family Summer Getaway”

  The airline’s latest sweepstakes, the “Family Summer Getaway,” is giving away over 400 round-trip flights, including the grand prize of a free year of travel aboard the ultra-low-cost-carrier.   Giveaway Includes Four Roundtrip Flights to Frontier Destinations To enter the giveaway, potential flyers only need to sign up using …

Flight Attendants Get Support for Strike from U.S. Senators

  In an open letter to the National Mediation Board, 22 senators are asking the members to “use all the tools at your disposal,” including releasing the parties from mediation to allow the AFPA to formally walk off the job.   Lawmakers Encourage Allowing Flight Attendants to Formally Strike In …

Delta and American Express Offer Increased Welcome Offers for Summer Travel

  The companies announced an increase in limited-time welcome offers for cardmembers who are approved by July 17, 2024.   Bonuses Range Up to 110,000 Miles with Reserve Business Card According to an American Express survey, nearly four out of five travelers are expecting to take a long weekend trip …

Activist Investor Seeks Ouster of Longtime Southwest Leadership

  In an open letter, leaders from Elliott Investment Management are calling on the Southwest board of directors to upgrade the company’s leadership and ultimately go through a business review to determine how to better improve performance metrics.   Elliott Accuses Southwest of Underperformance From Kelly and Jordan In the …

Decarbonization Remains an Aviation Priority, But Flyers Will Pay (Today)

  The International Air Transport Association outlined their progress towards net-zero emissions by 2050 at their 2024 Annual General Meeting and World Air Transport Summit in Dubai.   “The Transition to Net Zero Will Require Customers to Pay” Among all ways to reduce CO2 emissions, producing and using sustainable aviation …

Turbulence Isn’t a Bigger Problem, But Airlines Want More Data to Avoid It

  The International Air Transport Association (IATA) took on the topic and presented ways to reduce severe turbulence overall during the annual safety briefing during the 2024 Annual General Meeting and World Air Transport Summit.   IATA Seeks 150 Million Data Points by End of 2024 Ever since the fatality …

Oneworld at 25: Fiji Airways Becomes Full Member as Alliance Focuses on Innovation

  The alliance announced the promotion of Fiji Airways from Oneworld Connect partner to full member at the International Air Transport Association Annual General Meeting on Monday, June 3, 2024.   “Quality Prized More Than Quantity” for Oneworld’s Future As a collective body, the second oldest modern airline alliance has …