It’s been a busy year south of the US border with all three alliances trying to make big land grabs in Latin America. So far, it looks like Star Alliance and oneworld are doing the best with Skyteam coming in a sad third. But these alliance loyalties are not static, … Read the post
New York Snowstorm Sees Delta Start Canceling Earlier Than JetBlue, American – BNET
You may have been stranded but from an operational perspective, the airlines did pretty well at JFK during this major snowstorm.
US Airways and Continental See Different Fortunes with United at Washington/Dulles – BNET
As Continental ramps … Read the post
Starting on July 1, Continental will begin thrice weekly service between LAX and San Salvador, El Salvador. Normally, I wouldn’t think twice about a simple route addition like this, but I find myself wondering if this is the beginning of something more.
This particular route is an interesting one. There … Read the post
Lufthansa has owned a 30% share in UK-based airline bmi for some time, and now bmi chief Sir Michael Bishop has exercised his option to sell his 50% (plus one share) stake to the airline for a whopping 400 million euros. That’s no chump change – you know he’s a … Read the post
You likely won’t be surprised to hear that I had a great time at the bachelor party this weekend, but that means I had very little time to write. So, since every travel blogger on earth has written about the announcement that Continental will be leaving SkyTeam, joining Star Alliance, … Read the post
Buying a plane ticket can be a frustrating experience. As a former airline pricer, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard people complain about how often fares change and how there seems to be no logic involved. Why do they pay more than another person for the same … Read the post
Remember the good old days when frequent flier miles lasted forever? Those were good times. Then a few years ago, the airlines decided that they would start expiring – they required that you earn mileage at least once every three years. Otherwise, they’d expire.
I guess this is what happens when Philadelphia Eagles fans are allowed to sling bags.
For a long time, Philly has been a nightmare of a baggage problem for US Airways. You may remember a couple winters ago when they had the meltdown at Christmas and tons of bags were … Read the post
Ok, maybe in this case, the correct term is “overweight,” but either way you look at it, you’ll have to leave those heavy bags at home from now on if you fly Continental.
Recently, most US airlines standardized their baggage rules to allow bags up to 50 lbs for free, … Read the post
A lot of people don’t know about the Guaranteed Airfare Rule. Many airlines have it, and it basically says that if the fare goes down after you purchase the ticket, you are entitled to receive the difference. Most airlines will charge you $100 to reissue the ticket, so it only … Read the post