It was a big enough shock to see airline change fees start melting away, but now there’s something even stranger happening. American is experimenting with affordable, refundable fares on long-haul flights. I suppose we’re at the point where airlines will do anything to try and stimulate demand.
It’s been quite a week for the good residents of Airlineville. The Widget, the Animal, and Ms Blue all got together to release their plans for November, and they don’t look overly-promising. More will undoubtedly come next week. But that wasn’t the only news.
The … Read the post
This week, one of our long-time partners at Cranky Concierge started a new livestream series called Travel Brain Trust. She and another luxury travel advisor are putting out what they call “expert insights and insider knowledge about authentic, luxurious experiences and destinations.”
For their inaugural, … Read the post
It’s been described as doing open heart surgery on a patient that’s awake. Building a new terminal can be challenging, as anyone who has gone through LaGuardia in the last couple years knows. But with Salt Lake City opening the first part of its new terminal this month, I thought … Read the post
Domestic change fees disappeared so quickly and with such little resistance — except you, JetBlue — that I haven’t been able to stop thinking about this. The industry built change fees up to absurd heights over the last three decades, yet they fell in less than a week, at least … Read the post
Welcome back. The Eskimo has been busy shrinking in October, but it is not alone. Nay. The Eagle, the Widget, and the Heart have all made cuts of their own. But some are more targeted than others.
It’s not all bad news. Pualani has been … Read the post
This Week’s Featured Link
Delta SkyMiles Investor Presentation – September 14, 2020 – EDGAR
First it was United, now Delta is using its loyalty program as collateral for a big loan. I’ve skimmed through this, and there’s nothing crazy that stands out, but it’s still a worthy read.
JSX — the airline formerly known as JetSuiteX — sent out a somewhat odd blast email last week. The airline said it was being told that after this year it couldn’t continue to fly out of John Wayne Airport in Orange County, but it’s far, far more complicated than that. … Read the post