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JetBlue Airways announces major expansion of service including Los Angeles, Austin and Seattle

Posted by stephen on February 14, 2008

On self-proclaimed customer-favorite JetBlue Airways’ website, it’s announced a major expansion of service in the western United States, with new premium low-fare service at Los Angeles International Airport plus new intrawest routes from other Southern California regional airports to Austin, Las Vegas, San Diego, San Jose, and Seattle, all beginning this May.
Award-winning JetBlue already offers [...]

US Airways frequent-flier change: Short flights earn fewer miles

Posted by stephen on February 14, 2008

US Airways will end its practice of awarding at least 500 miles per flight, something frequent-flier critics will likely point to as what they say is yet another sign of the diminishing value of the airline loyalty programs, according to Of all the U.S. carriers that use mileage-based loyalty programs, US Airways becomes the [...]

Delta-Northwest, United-Continental mergers soon?

Posted by admin on February 7, 2008

photo by Cubbie_n_Vegas

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that a merger deal between Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines could happen as soon as next week. Talks between the two were previously strained as the senior management of both carriers disagreed over whom would keep high-ranking management positions, but they have since come to [...]

Singapore announces first A380 commercial flight

Posted by admin on February 6, 2008

Singapore Airlines has announced the day of the first commercial flight of the A380. The flight, SQ 380, will be on October 25, from Singapore to Sydney. “”Everyone at Singapore Airlines is keenly anticipating the delivery of this new plane, and our people are working hard on final preparation for its entry into service,” said [...]

British Airways orders 787, A380

Posted by admin on February 6, 2008

British Airways announced last Thursday that it would order 12 Airbus A380s and 24 Boeing 787s, with options for 7 more A380s and 18 more 787s. The planes will be delivered between 2010 and 2014. “This is an exciting day for British Airways with our largest fleet order since 1998,” said Willie Walsh, BA’s chief [...]

Forbes: America’s Worst Airlines

Posted by admin on February 6, 2008

photo courtesy of tizzie
Forbes magazine recently released a list of the country’s “Worst Airlines”, based upon flight delays, lost bags and cancellations. ASA came in worst, although Forbes noted that air traffic control is more likely to delay flights with fewer passengers, and because ASA flies smaller jets, they’re more prone to being delayed. And [...]

Amazing 757 Landing

Posted by admin on February 6, 2008

Another slow news day, so here’s a video clip of an amazing landing of an American Airlines 757 at Tegucigalpa, Honduras:

United’s "urge to merge"

Posted by admin on February 6, 2008

The world of airline mergers has been buzzing since last week’s report that United Airlines and Delta Airlines were being pushed by Pardus Capital Management (which owns a sizable stake in both airlines) to merge. Delta CEO Richard Anderson stated that “there have been no talks with United regarding any type of consolidation transaction and [...]

SAS looks towards fleet renewal

Posted by admin on February 6, 2008

photo by Larsz
ATW has reported that Scandinavian carrier SAS has announced that it will be looking to replace its fleet of Bombardier Q400s (like the one pictured above) as well as its sizable fleet of MD-80s. Last month, SAS made the decision to ground its fleet of 27 Q400s after three much-publicized crash landings in [...]

American to spin off Eagle

Posted by admin on February 6, 2008

photo by caribb

American Airlines announced today that it will be spinning off its regional carrier American Eagle. In a press release earlier today, parent company AMR said that the spin off, which is expected to be completed by 2008, “is in the best interests of AMR and its shareholders”. American Eagle could be spun off [...]

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