“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, …

First Chinese C919 Delivery Completes Test Flight Before Going to China Eastern

  Chinese news outlet Global Times reports COMAC completed the first test flight of their C919 airframe destined for China Eastern Airlines from Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) on Saturday, May 14, 2022.   Test Flight Among Final Hurdles Before Delivery According to the Chinese news website, the three-hour test …

JetBlue to Spirit Shareholders: Just Say No!

  In a press release and website targeted at shareholders – JetBlueOffersMore.com – the New York-based airline is urging Spirit shareholders to vote against the announced merger with Frontier Airlines.   JetBlue: “We Urge Spirit Shareholders to Vote ‘AGAINST’ Frontier’s Inferior Offer” At the beginning of May 2022, Spirit executives …

Travel Will Be Insane This Summer, 3 Tips to Help You Thrive

It is going to be a wild summer for travel! Click through because you need these tips to make sure you get where you want to go when you want to be there. The post Travel Will Be Insane This Summer, 3 Tips to Help You Thrive appeared first on …

Star Alliance Looks to Launch First Group Loyalty Credit Card

  Bloomberg reports the group is planning to launch a co-branded credit card representing all of their carriers sometime in 2022.   Credit Card Will Allow Users to Choose Which Star Alliance Mileage Program to Earn While flexible rewards points programs offered by credit card issuers – including American Express …

Southwest Plans $2 Billion Customer Experience Fleet Overhaul

  The airline announced a $2 billion investment in the passenger experience over the next five years, touching everything from the overhead bins to power outlets at each seat.   Passenger Experience Overhaul to Include Self-Service Kiosks, Outlets and Technology Under the five-year plan outlined by the “LUV” carrier, the …

Ahead of Busy Summer Season, Airline Workers Express Frustration

  Workers at two airlines are making their complaints public, with one preparing to strike and another picketing for a stronger network that won’t leave them stranded.   Alaska Pilots Conduct Strike Vote, In Event Contract Negotiations Break Down Alaska Airlines have been plagued by cancellations in the opening months …