Airlines

American Airlines the latest airline to offer Basic Economy Fare

American Airlines is following United Airlines’ announcement of a Basic Economy Fare, giving travelers the option of paying less for significantly fewer options on flights. United Airlines faced some opposition after announcing their fare in late 2016, mainly because the option does not allow for any overhead baggage. This means any luggage must be checked […]

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Emirates to begin daily non-stop flight from the NYC area to Athens

Emirates Airlines has announced they will launch daily service from Dubai to Newark – via Athens, Greece. The new service will begin on March 12, 2017. This means travelers now have a non-stop option from the New York City area to Athens. Emirates currently runs four daily flights from Dubai to JFK Airport in New […]


Alaska Airlines is revamping mileage structure

Alaska Airlines will be merging with Virgin America this year, as well as ending a relationship with Delta Airlines. But they are confident it is for the best, and are revamping their mileage structure. “At Alaska Airlines, we’re doubling down and remaining committed to our miles-based program,” said Ryan Butz, managing director of loyalty marketing. […]


Alaska and Delta Airlines end their relationship — how will it affect you?

Alaska Airlines will be merging with Virgin America, and that means an end to the relationship with Delta Airlines on April 30, 2017. Whether you regularly fly Delta, or Alaska, there is a chance this could affect you. According to Charles Breer, managing director of alliances, the relationship has ended not just because of the […]


Alaska Airlines to offer free in-flight messaging

Although cell phones are still off limits for travelers on airplanes in the United States, Alaska Airlines announced they will be offering complimentary in-flight messaging for passengers. The new service will allow Alaska passengers to use iMessage, WhatsApp, and Facebook messengers on any Gogo-equipped flight. “We’re celebrating the new year – and our new, bigger […]


The upside of United Airlines’ Basic Economy fares

United Airlines has introduced an initiative to generate earnings while lowering rates for some travelers — but not everyone is happy with it. According to the airline, the announcement of Basic Economy Fares “provides customers the option of paying the lowest fares to their destinations, while still receiving the same standard economy experience, including food, […]


Alaska Airlines adds new enhancements to Mileage Plan

Alaska Airlines has announced changes to their Mileage Plan — just a week after the merger between the airline and Virgin America was announced. The changes include booking one-way travel for fewer miles, earning more miles on international travel, and First Class Upgrade eligibility for elite members. Alaska Airlines members will also now be able […]