Category Archives: Airlines

airplane meals

Some Airlines to Bring Back Complimentary Meals on Domestic Flights

Tired of having to worry about how you are going to get your next meal before your flight? No need to fear, free food is here! A select number of airlines have begun bringing back complimentary meals on domestic flights. In the aftermath of 9/11, many airlines faced financial hardships which caused them to scale…

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JetBlue Jettisons Third-Party Booking Sites

Like to prowl the web for the cheapest airfares, no matter where you find them? Your choices just narrowed, at least for all JetBlue Airways’ flights. The budget airline has joined others such as Delta in dropping several online travel-booking websites, or aggregators. They are second- or third-tier metasearch engines that sell a “very small…

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Emirates Lights Up Skies with Festive Diwali Treats

The Hindu holiday of Diwali is being celebrated all over the world this week, even at a 30,000-foot altitude in the sky. Emirates, the Dubai-based airline, is honoring Indian culture by serving passengers special treats. All passengers flying to India from Dubai are receiving a Diwali delicacy. In economy class, guests are getting Motichoor Ladoos,…

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Aloha! Southwest is Hawaii-Bound

“We anticipate fares will drop.” With those five words, the gauntlet was dropped this week by Andrew Watterson, executive vice president of Southwest Airlines. Now the third-busiest carrier in the United States, Southwest plans to enter the Hawaii market next year—and set off what industry insider refer to as “the Southwest effect” by forcing competitors…

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Can You Guess the World’s Shortest and Longest Flights?

There’s no meal or beverage service, but you’ll hardly notice on America’s new, shortest-scheduled flight. Traversing about 62 miles and lasting just 16 minutes, from takeoff to touch-down, United Airlines has begun daily service between San Francisco and Santa Rosa in Northern California’s Sonoma County wine region. On its website, United is offering today’s departure,…

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United Airlines Unveils Exciting Business-Class Offerings

United Airlines is revving up its business class to provide every passenger with aisle access, improved food and beverage offerings, and more comfortable seats. The improvements are part of an ongoing project that United began four years ago to revolutionize its business class—rebranded Polaris, after the North Star. United has used focus groups to better…

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Airport Satisfaction Makes Getting to the Meeting Easier

Airport Satisfaction Makes Getting to the Meeting Easier

Event planners know that getting there is half of the challenge, but a new report by J.D. Power says most people are finding that, despite more people in ever-growing terminals, flying is getting easier—and some airports are easier than others. Overall passenger satisfaction with North American airports has reached an all-time high, as airports of…

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6 Phenomenal Airport Lounges for Frequent Travelers

The silver lining behind the dark clouds of long layovers, flight delays and just plain painful gate seating areas is the airport lounge. It is an oasis of luxurious decor, healthy snacks and relaxing chair massages in an otherwise noisy, uncertain world.

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Delta’s $4 Billion Construction Begins in New LaGuardia Airport

Rendering of the new LaGuardia Airport This week, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Delta Airlines CEO Ed Bastian announced the start of the construction on a new Delta terminal in the new LaGuardia Airport (LGA), which will replace the current airport facilities. The brand-new airport will be unified rather than have separated terminal buildings,…

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Tips for Fear of Airplane Turbulence

One passenger described it as the “worst turbulence ever.” Over the weekend, an American Airlines flight from Athens, Greece, to Philadelphia, carrying 287 passengers, shook and dipped so violently that drinks flew to the ceiling and so did at least one passenger, according to news reports. The seatbelt sign was on. Crew was in the…

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