There is very little that preoccupies Southwest travelers’ minds more before a flight than wondering if they’ll be able to get the seats they prefer. Southwest is now rolling out a new way to put people’s minds at ease… if they’re willing to chip in to fight COVID-19. Say hello … Read the post
As travelers in the US finally get used to the idea of Basic Economy, Delta has decided to make things even more complex. The airline invented Basic Economy years ago, but it only accelerated the rollout through its short-haul network in recent months. With American, Alaska, and United adopting the … Read the post
When United first announced it would re-brand and upgrade its business class cabin under the Polaris brand, the reviews were almost entirely positive. Here was a US-based airline making plans to actually compete on the world stage. The introduction of the new seat and lounges has been slower than anyone … Read the post
Not only do you get a Wednesday post this week, but you get a Saturday one as well. I just didn’t want to sit on this one until Monday.
When America West and US Airways merged, the airlines developed a nice nod to the past … Read the post
Today’s not a normal posting day, but with news like this, I couldn’t wait. It’s been a couple weeks since we found out that Virgin America might be for sale. Though most of the rumors have centered on Alaska and JetBlue, it looks like a dark horse has come in … Read the post
Big news out of Russia this week as Aeroflot has decided to take over Ukrainian flag carrier Ukraine International Airlines (UIA). Rumor has it that the airline is also eyeing Air Moldova and possibly other airlines in a bid to grow dramatically. As you can imagine, this is extremely controversial.… Read the post
This one certainly came out of left field, but I think it’s a great move. Virgin America announced today that it has decided to rebrand as Alitalia America on June 1. Further, Richard Branson will sell his 25 percent stake in the airline to Italian politician, businessman, and, uh, “playboy” … Read the post