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INFORMATIONAL Jan 26, 2023 TSA PreCheck vs CLEAR: Which is Better? Travelers at airports often regard security as a big nuisance, as they have to wait for upwards of an hour at a time to get bags screened. Domestic U.S. airports in the last few years have introduced new ways of making this process faster, notably through programs like TSA PreCheck and CLEAR. These are in the realm of "Trusted Traveler Programs," where a traveler establishes their permanent credentials ahead of time so queuing at the airport is reduced. Read More →
NEWS Dec 06, 2022 REAL ID Requirement Date Pushed Back Once Again The deadline to obtain a REAL ID in order to fly is being pushed back to 2025. This follows a string of earlier postponements dating back to 2008. Read More →
TRIP REPORTS Dec 02, 2022 Delta Premium Select at Comfort Plus Prices: JFK to SFO Trip Report On my recent trip out west, I had the chance to experience one of the best deals in the sky: A premium economy seat at extra legroom economy prices, on Delta Air Lines. Was it worth the hype: read to find out! Read More →
NEWS Oct 12, 2022 American Airlines Set to Open 600-Room Staff-Only Hotel In October 2015, American Airlines announced their plans to build a new corporate campus next to their existing Fort Worth, Texas campus. Seven years later, the final addition to the new campus is almost completed, with the conference center and employee hotel scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2023. The new campus is named after Robert L. Crandall who served as the CEO of American Airlines from 1985 until 1998. Read More →
ROUTES Oct 03, 2022 Air Macau to Reopen International Routes from October Air Macau will reopen international routes to Japan and Vietnam in October and Taiwan in November. This expansion marks a gradual return to normal travel after restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, surpassing mainland China's flight network for the first time in nearly three years. Read More →
ROUTES Sep 10, 2022 LATAM Ecuador Resumes Service Between Quito and Miami After stopping service in January 2017, LATAM Ecuador has resumed its direct route between Quito and Miami with daily flights this winter. LATAM previously operated this route from May 2003 until January 2017. When it resumes, LATAM will be the second airline connecting the airport pairs, joining American Airlines. Between the two carriers, there will be a total of three daily flights. Read More →
NEWS Sep 09, 2022 Rolls Royce Withdraws from Supersonic Partnership Rolls Royce and Boom conclude their partnership for the development of the engines on their Boom Overture aircraft. This leaves the 2029 date for the Overture looking less likely. Read More →
NEWS Aug 22, 2022 Apple Air Tag Leads Authorities to Find $16,000 Worth of Stolen Luggage A common occurrence turned into a criminal investigation shortly after a traveler reported missing luggage which was said to have $1,600 worth of items in it. Thanks to an Apple Air Tag (an apple product used as a tracking device) in her suitcase, she was able to identify where the baggage was. The air tag showed up as "last active" in the area of Kathy Court in Mary Esther, FL. Read More →
NEWS Aug 11, 2022 Air India to Reportedly Lease Six Boeing 777s Air India is planning to lease six Boeing 777 aircraft in order to provide a more streamlined passenger experience, while potentially growing its North American network. This comes after videos posted on Twitter showing the interiors of some of Air India's Boeing 777s in an extremely run-down condition. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Aug 03, 2022 Why Passenger Load Factor is an Important Airline Performance Metric – An Arithmetic Perspective Passenger load factor, commonly abbreviated as PLF, is the measure of the number of paying passengers expressed as a percentage of the aircraft's total passenger-carrying capacity. But why is it an important metric for airlines to analyze? Read More →