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Alaska Airlines adds three new routes from/to Southern California

Alaska Airlines has recent history of bolstering its presence in California and that presence is soon going to be bolstered even further when the airline introduces three new SoCal routes later this year.
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Delta will return to flying ex-LATAM A350s on its Los Angeles – Auckland route...

Since the launch of its LA - Auckland route, Delta has been using the A350-900s that it acquired from LATAM to fly between Los Angeles and Auckland but up until recently, the schedules showed Delta's original A350s taking over the route from 20 May and continuing to operate the route through the summer and through the next winter season. This is no longer the case.
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A strange British Airways advert on Instagram

Following a recent flight, I had some spare time on my hands thanks to the fact that someone at Heathrow doesn't appear to understand that scheduled flights require someone to meet them and to operate their assigned jetbridge, so I pulled out my phone and started scrolling through Instagram.
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British Airways free inflight messaging is rolling out at a (seemingly) good pace

At the beginning of March, British Airways confirmed that as part of its £7bn transformation plan, it would begin to roll out free inflight messaging for its Executive Club members (of all tiers) from 3 April and that all its wifi enabled aircraft would offer this service within 2 weeks of the rollout starting.
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Heathrow T5 First Wing security has reopened (liquid restrictions lifted)

In the first week of January, the First Wing security lanes at Heathrow T5 were closed to allow the airport to upgrade the scanners in line with the UK government's requirements and, at the time, it was believed that the upgrades would take 3 to 4 months. Amazingly, however, a little over 10 weeks after the security lanes were closed they're now up and running again complete with all the shiny new equipment that should make life a lot easier for passengers fortunate enough to have access to the First Wing.
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Two flash sales: Southwest is offering one-way fares from $50 & up to 30%...

Southwest has launched a flash sale for travel in April/May in which it says that its offering one-way fares from $69, but fares on some routes are lower than that. It is also running a seperate flash sale offering 30% off base fares to/from Hawaii which is valid for travel in August and September.
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Delta adds more flights to Shanghai from Detroit

A little over a weeks ago we had United Airlines announcing that it would be re-launching its route between Los Angeles and Shanghai and increasing capacity to Hong Kong and now, in a recent schedule update, Delta has added more flights to Shanghai out of Detroit.
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Air France news: More US flights & more US routes to get new Business...

Air France has issued a reminder of its network plans and things are looking good for transatlantic flyers. We have a new route, a restarted route and more flights on the way (all previously announced), and the airline is promising to roll out its newest Business Class product on more North American routes this summer.
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Delta confirms that it will restart its New York – Tel Aviv route (albeit...

All three of the major US carriers suspended their routes Tel Aviv following the horrendous incidents we saw in Israel in October last year, but now these routes are starting to come back.
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Air New Zealand ‘pauses’ its Chicago flights from the end of March

Throughout the winter 2023/24 season, Air New Zealand has been flying between Auckland and Chicago three times per week, and the same thrice weekly service was expected to be offered though the Northern Hemisphere summer. That plan has just gone out of the window.
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United brings back Los Angeles – Shanghai & boosts Los Angeles – Hong Kong

The main route news out of United Airlines yesterday was the announcement that the airline would launch new services to Marrakesh, Cebu, and Medellin, but there was other promising route news too as the airline confirmed its plans to bring back its route between LA and Shanghai and told us that it would boost capacity on its route between LA and Hong Kong.
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Emirates has opened its refreshed Hong Kong lounge

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United Airlines launches new routes to Africa, South America & Asia Pacific

Yesterday, United Airlines used its various social media accounts to tease its audiences about three new routes that the airline is launching in 2023 and in the past hour, we've finally had confirmation of what those new routes will be. 
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British Airways will return to Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok

British Airways has still not quite restored all of the routes it operated before the pandemic (primarily because it still hasn't replaced all of the 747s that it retired), but a recent update from the airline has told us that two of its Asia routes will be returning before the end of the year.
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Something I just learned: New aircraft don’t always come fully equipped with what an...

I've never really paid any attention to what an aircraft has or doesn't have when it's first delivered to an airline as, frankly, I don't really care. As long as it has whatever cabins we've been promised and is airworthy (sadly, not something that's always guaranteed if it has been made by Boeing), that has been good enough for me, and that's probably why the aircraft on one of my more recent flights caught me by surprise.
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Delta has scheduled its new Los Angeles – Brisbane route

United Airlines serves Brisbane from San Francisco, American Airlines has announced a new route to Brisbane that will launch in October, and now we know that Delta will start giving Brisbane a little more attention by launching a new seasonal route between the West Coast and the capital of Queensland.
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Save $250 on Economy Class bookings to Australia & New Zealand (today only)

We don't often cover long haul Economy Class sales here on TFM, but as Australia and New Zealand are two of the more expensive destinations to fly to from the US, we thought that we'd mention the 1-day sale that Qantas has announced in which it's offering flyers a $250 discount.
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Delta is bringing back its 3rd daily flight between Atlanta and London

As things stand, Delta offers a double daily service between Atlanta and London using its Boeing 767-400 aircraft, but once the summer season rolls along, not only will one of these flights be upgraded to a larger aircraft, the route will get back its 3rd daily flight that hasn't operated in seven years.
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New York gets a new route to the heart of Tokyo with American Airlines...

Back in November, both United and American applied to the Department of Transport for the right to use the slot at Tokyo's Haneda Airport that had become vacant after Delta decided that its proposed Portland - Haneda route wasn't viable after all, and after a couple of months of lobbying, American Airlines has won the day.
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United Airlines to resume Tel Aviv service next month

Following the horrific incidents in October of last year, the three major US carriers as well as most European carriers took the decision to suspend their services to Israel. Since then, we've started to see some European carriers resume their Tel Aviv operations, but up until now, we haven't had any solid indication as to when the US carriers will follow suit.
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Review: Qatar Airways Qsuites Business Class 777-300ER (BKK-DOH)

Having experienced the newest Qatar Airways Business Class product followed by the oldest Qatar Airways Business Class product just a few days before, I was interested to use this flight between Bangkok and Doha to reacquaint myself with the most famous Qatar Airways Business Class cabin - the Qsuite cabin.
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The latest Qantas schedules confirm reduction in US flights from Australia

Back in December Qantas gave an indication that it would be reducing the amount of flying that it planned to do to/from the US for the Northern hemisphere winter, so we already had a heads up that there would be cuts on the routes between Australia and the US. The latest schedules, however, show that the cuts to capacity are going to be slightly deeper than we first thought.
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Delta delays the resumption of its Los Angeles – Shanghai route (again!)

Before the coronavirus pandemic, Delta operated over 300 flights across multiple routes to two cities in China - Beijing and Shanghai - but since the world began getting back to normal, Delta has been taking its time getting its old routes to China back up and running.
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American Airlines brings back a Hawaii route & will use a widebody aircraft

The number of domestic routes on which US airlines offer widebody aircraft is, unsurprisingly, low (these aircraft are usually better employed on long-haul routes), but starting this winter, American Airlines will offer one more such route, and it's a route to Hawaii.
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Review: JAL Sakura Lounge Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport

I found myself in the JAL lounge for two reasons. Reason 1 - Qatar Airways (the airline I was flying with) doesn’t allow passengers who are traveling on a ‘Business Lite’ fare to use their lounge in Bangkok. Reason 2 - Because the Cathay Pacific lounge had closed for the day and I had to find somewhere else to do some work before my flight.
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Emirates will finally resume service to Adelaide this year

It's easy to forget that the fallout the airline industry felt from the coronavirus pandemic is, to some degree, still with us, but the fact is that a significant number of routes that were operating before the pandemic have not yet been restarted, so it's always nice to hear when one such route returns.
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Get 5% off your next Business Class (or Economy Class) Qatar Airways flight from...

Qatar Airways has published a new promotion in which it's offering flyers 5% off bookings for travel through 30 June 2024. There are no hoops to jump through, just a promo code that you need to use, so if you're planning a trip on Qatar Airways and are departing from a qualifying European airport, this could save you some cash.
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American Airlines will offer a new service to Brisbane later this year [Updated for...

American Airlines has announced that it plans to operate a seasonal service between Dallas-Fort Worth and Brisbane from later this year signalling the arrival of a new longest non-stop route for the airline, and over the weekend, the airline added the flights to its schedule.
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Review: Cathay Pacific Lounge Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport

Qatar Airways sends 'Business Lite' passengers with elite status to one of the many 'Miracle' lounges in the airport, but as I knew that Cathay Pacific wouldn't turn me away and would probably offer a considerably better experience, that was the first lounge that I went to (I tried the JAL lounge later).
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British Airways is celebrating the Lunar New Year with surprise upgrades & new menu...

Apparently, 10 February is the Lunar New Year, so in honor of the 'year of the dragon', British Airways is adding a few new things to its menus (for a limited time), and on select long haul routes, some passengers will receive a surprise upgrade into Business Class.
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Review: Qatar Airways 777-300ER Business Class (non-Qsuite time-travel edition)

The famous Qatar Airways Qsuite is probably the best-known Business Class seat in the world, and it was a seat that was originally introduced on the airline's 777 aircraft a number of years ago. In this article, however, the Qatar Airways 777 that's being reviewed has not had the Qsuite installed so, a little surprisingly, I was given a trip back in time.
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British Airways has pulled its third daily service to/from Newark

Coming up to two years' ago, British Airways announced that it would add a third daily flight to its Heathrow - Newark route and give New York flyers a 'daytime' transatlantic option that doesn't involve JFK.
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Two big Alaska Airlines promotions: up to 30% off flights and up to 3x...

Alaska Airlines seems to be working hard to shake of the latest bit of Boeing-induced drama by offering two promotions to tempt flyers back into the skies in February. The first promotion is offering up to 30% off select bookings made by tomorrow while the second, is offering double or triple elite qualifying miles on all February flights.
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Review: Qatar Airways Platinum Lounge (South) Doha International Airport

If you're flying on a 'Business Lite' fare with Qatar Airways, your ticket will not get you access to the best known Business Class lounge in Doha - the Al Mourjan Lounge. Instead, the airline will relegate you to one of its lesser lounges, and the lounge to which you're relegated will depend on your elite status.
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Aer Lingus has moved in with American Airlines in Chicago

Historically, Aer Lingus has operated out of Terminal 5 at Chicago O'Hare but as of 24 January, the airline has moved out of the international terminal and is now sharing a terminal with American Airlines.
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Do I give American Airlines long-haul Business Class another try? (opinions please)

It wasn't just the American Airlines AAdvantage program that I turned my back on a few years ago, the airline itself started to see a lot less of my business, and in a couple of months' time, it will be four years since I last flew internationally with American Airlines (5 years if you don't count one flight taken during the pandemic).
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Qatar Airways 787-9 Business Class Review(Ascent seat)

The best known Qatar Airways Business Class seat is the Qsuite that you'll find on the airline's A350 and 777 aircraft, but because the 787-9 isn't wide enough to accommodate the Qsuite in a 1-2-1 layout, some of the newest aircraft in the Qatar Airways long-haul fleet have an entirely different seat. They have the Ascent seat from Adient Aerospace. and that's the seat that you'll see in this review.
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My day to forget as Qatar Airways service standards hit a new low (a...

I've recently enjoyed a short but very useful trip to Bangkok, and it was Qatar Airways that flew me there from Europe. Reviews of the Business Class cabins that I flew in are on their way (all four were different), but before I move on to those, I'd like to share the experiences that I had with the airline's ground services in Oslo, in the air, and in Doha - they weren't good!
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Two small things that airlines do that I really wish they didn’t

For most people, truly bad experiences with airlines are not a common occurrence, and so while an airline stranding us somewhere overnight, losing our baggage for days, or cancelling our flight at the last moment, are all examples of highly stressful situations, these aren’t the things that annoy me most.
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Review: British Airways A321neo Club Europe (Business Class)

Club Europe is the name that British Airways gives to its short haul Business Class cabin and on this trip, I was traveling between London and Cyprus which, at over 2,000 miles, is one of the longer routes on which Club Europe is offered. It's also a route on which BA often operates its largest short haul aircraft - the Airbus A321neo - so as we haven't reviewed this aircraft before, this trip gave me chance to put that right.
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Review: Cathay Pacific First Class Lounge Heathrow Terminal 3

Recently, I found myself flying out of Heathrow Terminal 3 for the first time in quite a few years, and this gave me the opportunity to revisit the Cathay Pacific First Class lounge that I haven’t reviewed since 2017.
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Throwback to August 1992 when American Airlines operated to three ‘London’ airports

Aeroroutes has published a fun post in which it shows what American Airlines operations between the US and London looked like almost 32 years ago. Back then, TWA was still around, American Airlines still had the iconic polished airframes, 10-across seating in Economy Class was still a few decades away, reality TV wasn’t a thing, and to be a ‘celebrity’, you actually had to do something of note. Halcyon days!
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Qatar Airways customer service is not always what it should be

I'm a big fan of Qatar Airways because my onboard experiences have always been pretty good. Some flights have been noticeably better than others, but I'm fortunate enough to be able to say that I've never had a bad in-flight experience when traveling with the airline (the fact that I'm always in Business Class probably helps!)
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The British Airways First lounge at T5 has been given a minor refresh

I haven’t passed through the British Airways First Lounge at Heathrow T5 since mid-October last year, but since my last visit the lounge has undergone a minor refresh.
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The BA First Wing security lanes are closed. This is what it’s like now.

As we reported last week, British Airways has, without any real warning, closed the two security lanes that are attached to the First Wing at London Heathrow T5 while works are done to install new scanners. Since then, I’ve had a chance to try out the alternative arrangement and as promised in last week’s article, here’s an update on what eligible passengers can expect.
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Connecting through Heathrow with British Airways? Check your bookings!

If you're traveling with British Airways and connecting at Heathrow Terminal 5, you may need to check your booking to make sure that everything is still in order because thanks to a small change that the airline has made, some passengers will need to be rebooked on to an alternative connecting flight.
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British Airways closes its top-tier elite security lines at Heathrow (temporarily)

Access to the 'First Wing' at London Heathrow Terminal 5 is one of the big perks of British Airways top-tier status as it offers First Class travelers, Executive Club Gold members, and Oneworld Emeralds a sea of tranquillity amidst, what can be, an ocean of stressed-out passengers, screaming children and security lines that go on for miles.
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Flash sale: Southwest is offering up to 40% off base fares (Hawaii from $109...

Southwest has launched a flash sale in which it's offering discounts of up to 40% off its base fares. The sale only runs through 11 January and as usual, there are a lot of terms and conditions to navigate (e.g. you can only travel on select days of the week if you want to book the best fares), but a quick look at some of the deals on offer shows that there's still value to be had here.
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2024: Another year in travel, miles & points coming up

So, here we go again. Another year has past and another begins and that means that, for a lot of us, the the quest for the miles and points that make that our travels more comfortable and more affordable begins all over again.
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Qatar Airways Black Friday sale & up to 10,000 bonus Avios offer (Europe)

Qatar Airways has now launched its Black Friday sales for departures from various European countries (see here for the Americas promotions) and this year it's also throwing an offer of up to 10,000 bonus Avios into the mix.
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Qatar Airways launches Black Friday deals for the Americas

With a week to go to turkey day, Qatar Airways has announced a couple of Black Friday promotions for the Americas. The promotions cover departures from the United States, Canada, and Brazil, and offer discounts of up to $350/CA$350 and the chance for flyers to earn bonus Avios and Qpoints.
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American Airlines applies for a new Tokyo Haneda route

Following United's announcement (yesterday) that it has applied to the DoT to operate a service between Houston and Tokyo Haneda, American Airlines has now stepped up and confirmed that it has applied to operate a new service between New York JFK and Haneda.
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JetBlue has a transatlantic problem (fares, offering, frequency, etc…)

We're now two years into JetBlue's transatlantic expansion and while we've seen the airline launch routes to London, Paris and more recently, Amsterdam, I'm not convinced that JetBlue's transatlantic offering is as compelling as a lot us hoped that it would be when it was first launched.
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ITA Airways will fly between Rome and Chicago in 2024 (Business Class awards available)

ITA Airways (Italy's Alitalia in a new guise) will be operating between Rome and Chicago from April next year and seats for this new route are already on sale. From a miles & points perspective, it's good to see that Business Class awards are also now available with surcharges starting at just $5.60.
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United Airlines slightly improves schedules on select summer 2024 transatlantic routes

In the past few days, United Airlines has pushed through a number of updates to its schedules which have seen the airline make (mostly) positive changes to a number of the transatlantic routes that it plans to operate during summer 2024.
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Multiple changes made to Qatar Airways & Emirates schedules/aircraft for winter season

Qatar Airways and, to a much lesser extent, Emirates have both made updates to their winter 2023/24 schedules. These updates include flights being added and removed and changes to the aircraft that are set to operate select routes, so if you have a booking with either carrier, this would be a good time to check your bookings and your seat selections.
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Review: JetBlue Mint Studio A321neo Paris – New York (a daytime flight)

A review of the JetBlue Mint Studio suite (JetBlue's largest Business Class seat) as experienced on the airline's route between Paris Charles de Gaulle and New York JFK.
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Reusing pajamas? Is Japan Airlines taking sustainability just a little bit too far?

Impressive First Class cabin and in-flight dining aside, buried within the press release outlining what JAL will be offering on board it's A350-1000 aircraft was a line that caught the eyes of quite a few people.
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United Airlines announces new/refreshed Polaris amenities from Therabody & Saks

United Airlines has said that it is undertaking "the largest overhaul since 2016" of United Polaris Business Class. Sadly, this only appears to refer to the amenities offered in the Lounges and in its Business Class cabins and doesn't refer to a much needed return to what Polaris was like when it was first rolled out.
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United Airlines delays the return of three transpacific routes

United Airlines probably has the strongest international route network out of all the US carriers and that network was due to get even stronger with the reinstatement of a transpacific route that fell by the wayside when the Covid pandemic hit and two other transpacific routes that were suspended last year. With the latest schedule changes, however, that all changed.
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Emirates is bringing Premium Economy to São Paulo & Tokyo

It was only earlier this year that Emirates celebrated its first full year of offering a Premium Economy cabin on select routes (it came late to the game), but the rollout has been pretty steady and now we're told that two more of its routes will offer the airline's newest product by the end of 2023.
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Lufthansa confirms new A320 cabins are coming in 2025

Lufthansa operates somewhere in the region of 80 Airbus A320 aircraft on its short- and medium-haul routes and today, the airline has confirmed (it has been rumored for a while) that a sub-set of these aircraft will be retrofitted with new cabins starting in 2025.
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The Lufthansa A380’s are making their comeback on routes to the US

In 2021, Lufthansa's CEO told the world that the airline's A380 would not return from their pandemic-induced grounding and in April 2022, the same CEO reiterated that Lufthansa's A380s were gone for good. Just 3 months later, however, the narrative suddenly changed and the largest passenger aircraft around found itself with a new lease of life within the Lufthansa fleet.
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Lufthansa will operate three new routes to the US in 2024

Business travel may not be back to pre-pandemic levels, but that doesn't appear to be a major issue for Lufthansa with the airline announcing three new routes to the US from summer next year (two of which include destinations that the airline has not served in the past).
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There’s an excellent Amex offer for Delta flyers [Targeted]

American Express is currently targeting select cardholders for one of the better Delta offers that I've seen in some time. The effective rebate that's available isn't particularly impressive, but the offer itself is easy to use and as you'll see below, the offer doesn't require you to make a Delta flight booking anytime soon.
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British Airways extends its double Tier Points offer through 2024

Following on from Tuesday's news that British Airways will be moving, in part, to a revenue based loyalty program, the airline has now also announced that it is again extending its offer of double tier points on bookings made through its British Airways Holidays subsidiary.
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Alaska Airlines announces two new coast-to-coast routes

Alaska Airlines is probably best known for being a West Coast carrier specializing in flights out of the Pacific Northwest, but it has some transcontinental routes too and starting this winter, two new coast to coast routes will be added to the airline's schedules.
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Make sure you make the most of the British Airways ‘Best Price Guarantee’

The fact that most large hotel chains offer some sort of price guarantee is pretty well known. What appears to be less well known is that a number of airlines offer a similar policy and as I've recently had quite a bit of luck with the British Airways best price guarantee, I though that mention it here to make sure that readers aren't missing out on easy (albeit small) savings.
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How to earn Avios on JetBlue’s transatlantic flights

As JetBlue has a partnership with American Airlines, most people who fly with the airline probably credit their flights to either JetBlue's TrueBlue program or to the American Airlines AAdvantage program. For JetBlue's transatlantic flights, however, the AAdvantage program isn't an option and that's where another of the airline's partnerships can suddenly become useful.
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I tried out the British Airways ‘Best Price Guarantee’ earlier today

The fact that most large hotel chains offer some sort of guarantee that the price a customer will pay when they book directly through them is the lowest price available is pretty well known. What appears to be less well known is that a number of airlines offer a similar policy and earlier, I finally had a chance to see how well (or badly!) BA's best price guarantee policy can work.
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The very odd booking issue with JetBlue’s new Paris route

Yesterday was the day that JetBlue opened up bookings on its new route between New York JFK and Paris and while it was nice to see the airline offering special discounted rates to publicize its new flights, it was a little odd to find that JetBlue had failed to highlight one key issue that some customers will face when trying to book.
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JetBlue’s new Paris route is now on sale (special launch pricing available)

Towards the end of November last year, JetBlue announced that following the success of its transatlantic routes to/from London, it would be launching new routes to Paris in 2023 and beyond. Today, the first of those routes has been opened up for bookings and there are a few discounted deals available (in both cabins) to celebrate the new flights.
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USA + Canada Deal: Up to 25% off Qatar Airways companion fares (Economy &...

Qatar Airways has launched a new promotion to coincide with the greatest "Hallmark Holiday" of them all (Valentine's Day) and is offering select flyers up to 25% off companion fares booked into Economy or Business Class.
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Was the latest United Airlines flash promotion a rip-off? What am I missing?

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Etihad will offer double daily service to New York starting this summer

Etihad has announced that with advanced bookings looking strong and with demand for travel not really showing much sign of waning (despite the economic outlook), it will increase its frequencies between Abu Dhabi and New York to offer flyers in those cities a double daily service.
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British Airways is now permitting fee-free flight changes for Heathrow & Gatwick arrivals (Border...

A couple of days ago, British Airways announced that because Heathrow Airport was suffering significant delays and issues due to weather, it would permit some passengers to change their outbound flights. Now, the airline is saying that some passengers whose arrival dates coincide with the UK Border Force's strike days later this month, can make select fee-free changes to their bookings.
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British Airways is offering limited free flight changes for Heathrow departures

In the past few days, southern England has seen a light dusting of snow and because most of the UK's transport infrastructure is utterly incapable of dealing with any kind of weather that isn't light rain, various services have been disrupted.
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Delta is resuming flights to Cuba next year

Delta has confirmed that it plans to restart service to Havana in the first half of next year following the route's suspension in March 2022. The route will operate twice daily from Miami and will link into Delta's service from ten other US airports.
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[Updated] Etihad is bringing back its A380s this summer

The rumors that Etihad would bring back at least some of its A380 grew strongest in late summer and now, after a period in which the airline hasn't been saying much about its Whale Jets, we finally have news that the rumors were true. Four Etihad A380s will be returning to the skies later this year.
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Finnair is bringing its new Business Class & Premium Economy cabins to Miami

Towards the beginning of the year, Finnair surprised quite a few people when it unveiled a new and very different Business Class seat alongside its long rumored Premium Economy Cabin. Since then, we've seen the new cabins appearing on select routes to Asia as well as on a couple of Finnair's US routes, and now they're coming to Miami. 
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Iberia will add more flights to Dallas & has moved into JFK T8

Iberia has confirmed that it will be increasing the number of flights that it offers on its route between Madrid and Dallas and that it has now followed in the footsteps of British Airways by moving its New York JFK operations into Terminal 8 alongside American Airlines.
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British Airways Black Friday sale 2022

British Airways has finally launched its offers for Black Friday 2022 and if you were waiting for (or hoping for) some good premium cabin airfare deals, prepare to be disappointed. If you've been waiting to book a package or holiday deal, there may be something for you in what follows.
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Virgin Atlantic will fly to the Maldives and the Turks & Caicos from next...

British Airways may have announced yet another route to the US yesterday, but Virgin Atlantic has just stolen all the thunder in the UK by announcing that it plans to launch services to the Maldives and the Turks & Caicos Islands in 2023.
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British Airways has just announced a new route to the United States

Speculation that British Airways was planning to announce a new route to the US has been growing for some time and the range of potential new US destinations that people have been suggesting has been impressive - Indianapolis, Hartford, Detroit, Cleveland, and Salt Lake City are just a few destinations that have been mooted. The time for speculation is now over, however, as we finally know what the new route will be.
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Big news: JetBlue announces new transatlantic routes to Paris

JetBlue is obviously very happy with how its first foray into the transatlantic market has been going (the airline's London routes) because it has just announced that it will be adding two new transatlantic services to Paris next year.
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British Airways is trialling biometrics for international departures

Biometrics are not exactly a new thing in the travel world - British Airways has been using biometrics to speed up boarding on domestic flights since 2017 and American Airlines, British Airways, Lufthansa, and others have been using biometric boarding gates at various US airports since 2018 - but now British Airways has announced a trial that will take things a step further at London Heathrow.
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British Airways will add more flights to Pittsburgh in 2023

Pittsburgh Airport has announced that British Airways will be increasing the number of flights that it offers to/from London Heathrow once the summer 2023 schedule is in place.
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Review: British Airways A320 Club Europe (Business Class)

Club Europe is the name that British Airways gives to the short-haul Business Class product offered on its flights within Europe and last week, I got to see what the current Club Europe product is looking like when I flew on a British Airways A320 to Sofia.
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British Airways website not working? This workaround may be able to help

Over the weekend, British Airways was, once again, having serious issues with both its desktop site and its app and as this is becoming a common occurrence, now seems like a good time to mention that the next time you're struggling to access your British Airways account or check-in for a flight online, there is a small workaround that can sometimes come to your aid.
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United Airlines opens a new Grab-and-Go “club concept” in Denver

Designed to coincide with the opening of the Concourse B expansion at Denver International Airport, United Airlines has today opened a new "club concept" at the airport which allows eligible flyers to get some food and drinks "to go" before heading to their gates to catch their flights.
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Hawaiian Airlines deals: Fares from/to the mainland from $91 one-way

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Flash Sale: Alaska Airlines fares from $39 one-way (Transcon from $99 & Hawaii from...

Alaska Airlines is currently running a flash sale in which it's offering one-way fares from $39. Unsurprisingly, the $39 fares aren't particularly exciting but there are a few interesting $49 fares available and with transcontinental fares starting at $99 and fares to the Hawaiian Islands starting at $119, this is definitely a sale worth checking out if you're planning a trip but keep in mind that it ends tonight!
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British Airways calls up an A380 for the FIFA World Cup

It may have four engines, it may require special jet bridges and it may not be as efficient as a lot of more modern aircraft but anyone who called time on the A380 once the pandemic shut the travel world down appears to have jumped the gun.
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British Airways has launched a “Luxury Sale” for UK departures

The pound has plummeted and the cost of fuel has sky-rocketed so I didn't have particularly high hopes when I heard that British Airways has just launched a new "Luxury Sale". To my surprise, however, it looks like there may be one or two deals here that are worth a closer look. There's nothing spectacular, but given the direction that prices have been going recently, this could have been considerably more depressing!
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Emirates brings its Airbus A380 Whale Jet back to Tokyo

Earlier this week, finally Japan caught up with the rest of the world (well, most of it) and fully reopened its doors to visitors for the first time since the pandemic first became a thing. Now, as demand for travel to Japan starts to spike, airlines are rushing to meet that demand in whatever way they can.
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Aer Lingus will return to Connecticut after a 3 year hiatus

Aer Lingus has confirmed that its Dublin - Harford (CT) route will be returning next year following its suspension at the start of the Coronavirus pandemic. News of the returning route is the second US announcement that Aer Lingus has made recently following the news that Cleveland will be added to the airline's network next summer.
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United Airlines announces new routes to Spain, Germany, Italy & more

United Airlines likes a good teaser more than most and it was back to its old ways yesterday in a social media post that suggested that we should expect new routes to far-flung parts of the globe. Well, the teasing is now over as United has just announced its latest plans for 2023.
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Austrian Airlines adds more Premium Economy seats to its 777s

Austrian Airlines updated its 777 aircraft to include a Premium Economy cabin back in 2018 and now, just 4 years later (keep in mind that for two of those years the travel world was at a standstill), the airline has confirmed that it will increase the size of its Premium Economy cabin by 67%.
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Save time by using British Airways ‘overnight bag drop’ at Heathrow & Gatwick

Air travel is noticeably less fun when the hours before a flight are spent in a seemingly never moving line waiting to drop off your checked baggage instead of relaxing in a lounge or at the gate and when it comes to long lines, London's two primary airports can be especially bad. Fortunately, some British Airways flyers may be able to save themselves from the lines by using the airline's 'overnight bag drop' option.
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Flash sale: Southwest fares from $29 one-way (Hawaii Routes From $119)

Southwest has launched a flash sale in which it's offering fares from an amazing $29 one-way. The sale only runs through 6 October and as usual, there are a lot of terms and conditions to navigate (e.g. you can only travel on select days of the week if you want to book the best fares), but a quick look at some of the deals on offer shows that there's definitely value to be had here.

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