Airlines

Alaska Ending Mileage Partnerships with Aeromexico, Air France, and KLM

Alaska Ending Mileage Partnerships with Aeromexico, Air France, and KLM

For Alaska Mileage Plan earners, big changes are coming for 2018. Aeromexico is no longer an Alaska partner as of January 1. Air France and KLM will also end their Mileage Plan partnerships on April 30. This leaves British Airways, Iceland Air, Condor Air, and Finnair as Alaska’s partners in Europe.

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Aer Lingus Launching New Seattle to Dublin Service in May 2018

Aer Lingus Launching New Seattle to Dublin Service in May 2018

This year, Aer Lingus will link the Emerald City to the Emerald Isle with new direct service. Starting May 18, 2018, travelers between Seattle and Dublin will have access to four direct flights per week. There will also be opportunities to connect to other European destinations via the Seattle-Dublin route. Another bonus is that with […]

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Air France to Begin New Seattle to Paris Service Starting March 2018

Air France to Begin New Seattle to Paris Service Starting March 2018

This spring, travelers between Seattle and Paris will have a new direct flight option. Air France is offering five weekly flights between Seattle-Tacoma and Paris-Charles de Gaulle, beginning March 25, 2018. The service is to run on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays. This route will operate on a Boeing 777-200ER with Business, Premium Economy, […]

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Free Early Boarding for Alaska Airlines Flyers Wearing a Holiday Sweater

Free Early Boarding for Alaska Airlines Flyers Wearing a Holiday Sweater

Alaska Airlines is giving a special one-day bonus to their most festive passengers! On December 15, anyone wearing a holiday sweater gets complimentary early boarding. This promotion, celebrated on all Alaska, Virgin America, and Horizon Air flights, is offered in honor of National Ugly Sweater Day. Join the conversation using the hashtags: #UglySweaterDay and #MostWestCoast. […]

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Alaska Will Begin Flying Passengers from Paine Field Next Year

Alaska Will Begin Flying Passengers from Paine Field Next Year

Alaska Airlines has just announced a plan to begin commercial service out of Paine Field in Everett, Washington starting fall 2018. “As our region continues to grow at a record pace and Sea-Tac Airport nears capacity, the time is right,” said Alaska Airlines Chief Executive Brad Tilden. “Today’s news means less time stuck in traffic […]

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Delta to Provide Complimentary Main Cabin Meals on Transcontinental Flights

Delta to Provide Complimentary Main Cabin Meals on Transcontinental Flights

This spring, Delta Air Lines is will begin offering free meals on select transcontinental flights to passengers seated in economy. Meal service will begin on March 1, 2017 for flights between New York (JFK) and Los Angeles (LAX) and San Francisco (SFO). Starting April 24, 2017, Delta will add ten additional routes with this service: […]

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Qantas Launching New Nonstop That Will Be World’s Longest Flight

Qantas Launching New Nonstop That Will Be World’s Longest Flight

Starting March 2018, Qantas will be setting a new record for the world’s longest flight, with nonstop service on a 787 Dreamliner between Perth (PER) and London (LHR). This will also be the first direct flight between Australia and Europe. The 9,000+ mile trip will take approximately 17.5 hours, around a quarter of an hour […]

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The Politics of Aviation, or How Planes Can Cross Borders without Chaos

The Politics of Aviation, or How Planes Can Cross Borders without Chaos

Many flights pass over different countries on the way to their destinations. But have you ever stopped to think about how this can happen peacefully, thousands of times a day, every day? Most of us probably take for granted the complex agreements that allow planes to fly over other countries’ airspace without causing commotion. The […]

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Track your Luggage on a Map with “Fly Delta” App

Track your Luggage on a Map with “Fly Delta” App

You’ve checked a bag, flown to your destination, waited at the luggage carousel, only to discover…your bag is missing. Maybe it’s just delayed; maybe it’s been lost altogether. If this nightmare hasn’t happened to you, it’s definitely happened to someone you know. Now, a new feature of Delta’s app allows passengers some relief when it […]

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The Real Cost of Air Travel

The Real Cost of Air Travel

Wendoverproductions created a great explainer on the cost of airplane tickets.  While you might think fuel is a major factor in ticket price, you’d be surprised to the real costs of airline travel.

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