IATA: Aviation Legislation Actions May Cause More Harm to Travelers

  The commentary comes from the IATA Annual General Meeting, being held from Sunday, June 2 through Tuesday, June 4 in Dubai.   “Aviation Represents the Entire Continent” Speaking at a press briefing, IATA regional vice president Peter Cerda underscored the importance of aviation in the North Americas. Noting that …

Air Canada Express Operator Moves to Lightweight Seats

  In a press release, Jazz Aviation announced they are switching to a lightweight seat provided by French-based Expliseat for 25 of their Dash 8-400 aircraft, with the goal of reducing fuel consumption and lowering emissions.   Titanium and Composite Fiber Seat Said to “Modernize Passenger Experience.” Instead of going …

American Abandons Plans to Cut Mileage Earning Along With Chief Commerical Officer

  In comments at the Bernstein Strategic Decisions Conference, airline president Robert Isom announced the plan would not come to fruition, while also defending the “reset” within the executive suite.   Full Mileage Earning Reinstated Through Corporate Booking Agents and Online Agencies In February 2024, the Fort Worth-based carrier announced …

Barcelona: Local tips for visiting La Boqueria market

Barcelona: Local tips for visiting La Boqueria market

For the first couple of years that I lived in Barcelona, La Boqueria (or “Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria”, as it’s formally known) was my main market. I went there two or three times a week for fresh fruit and vegetables, fish, meats, and cheeses, and then hauled everything …

Black Flyers Accuse American of Discrimination After Getting Pulled from Flight

  The New York Times reports the trio claims they were asked to temporarily leave a flight, along with five other Black men, over a complaint by a flight attendant.   Group Removed Over “Body Odor” Complaint from Flight Attendant According to their account, the men were traveling aboard a …

One Killed in Ground Incident Involving KLM Embraer Aircraft

  The airline confirmed the death at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) on May 29, 2024.   Unknown Person “Ended Up in a Running Aircraft Engine” According to the airline, the incident happened involving the aircraft operating KLM Flight 1341. FlightRadar24 shows the aircraft was a KLM CityHopper Embraer ERJ-190, departing …

Hilton Introduces New Credit Card Promotions Through July 31, 2024

  The new sign-up bonuses include bonuses between 70,000 and 175,000 points, and Free Night Awards when meeting spending targets.   New Offers Apply to All Three Card Tiers In addition to the refresh for the Hilton Honors American Express cards in 2023 featuring new benefits, the two companies are …

Over 20 Suffer Head and Spinal Injuries After Extreme Turbulence on Singapore Airlines

  CNN reports over 20 afflicted flyers remain in care for a range of head, brain, and spinal injuries at Samitivej Srinakarin Hospital in Bangkok.   Total of Over 30 Still Hospitalized with Injuries From Flight According to doctors at the hospital, 22 patients are still in inpatient care for …

Frontier CEO: Stop Wheelchair Service Abuse

  CNBC reports Frontier Airlines CEO Barry Biffle has one request for flyers: Only use the wheelchair service if you actually need it.   Biffle Claims “Massive, Rampant Abuse of Special Services” Although the Air Carrier Access Act requires airlines to provide equal services to travelers who have mobility issues, …

United Rolls Out Wrexham AFC Amenity Kits

  Starting June 1, 2024, the airline will roll out limited-edition Wrexham AFC themed amenity kits in both premium cabins.   Polaris Amenity Kit Includes Themed Pajamas for Longest Flights Since 2023, United has been the front-of-kit sponsor for the Welsh soccer club, with their logo displayed on the front …