Norwegian has been making headlines for all the wrong reasons recently as it managed to lose $210m in fuel hedges in 4Q 2018, it had to cancel all of its Caribbean routes in an attempt to cut costs, it had to cut its service between Paris Orly and New York and it had to announce a $353m rights issue to raise much needed funds....but it has not all been bad news.
United Airlines has announced that it has filed an application with the US Department of Transport (DoT) to operate six new to Tokyo Haneda. Five of the new routes are set to be from cities across the US with the sixth route originating in Guam.
American Airlines says that it's preparing for "a big summer" in Charlotte and by that it means that it plans to add services to/from its hub and that it has just reopened a renovated Charlotte Admirals Club at Concourse B.
Up until a few years ago the American Airlines 777-300ER Business Class cabin was almost like a second home to me as I flew back and forth across the Atlantic between LA and London using Systemwide Upgrades to move me out of Economy Class and into considerably more civilized surroundings.
Etihad is currently offering a 20% bonus on the sale of its miles and this could signal a good opportunity to buy miles cheaply with a view to using them on American Airlines for great value saver awards....if you can find availability.
It's quite easy to look back on aviation in the 50's through to the 80's through rose-tinted spectacles so it's important to remember that those years weren't really the halcyon days that they can sometimes be made out to be.
Recently we've seen Norwegian cancel all its Caribbean routes, post a 4Q $210m loss in fuel hedges alone, refinance aircraft, sell aircraft and announce a rights issue to raise some much-needed cash...but now the airline has reverted to type and has announced two new routes across the Atlantic.
Qatar Airways revolutionised Business Class seating when it introduced the world to its QSuite product back in 2017 and now it looks like there's a chance that the airline will add a suite-like product to the Business Class cabins of its soon-to-be-delivered A321 aircraft.
La Compagnie is the all-Business Class airline which currently operates two Boeing 757 aircraft between Paris and New York. The airline often offers very good fares for its transatlantic Business Class flights but, as its current aircraft only offer angled-flat seats, the product doesn't compare well to what most of the other major carriers offer across the Atlantic.
British Airways has only just come off a very good winter sale and now it's launching a luxury holiday sale which runs through to Monday 18 February. Long-haul and short-haul destinations are all included and, in some cases, the flash sale makes it cheaper to book a flight with accommodation that the flight alone.