The latest airline schedule changes that were put through over the weekend include news that Korean Air looks like it has cancelled its route between Seoul and Houston, Air Canada appearing to reverse a decision to fly between Toronto and Tokyo Narita and United Airlines improving the aircraft it operates on one of its routes to Europe.
Korean Air SkyPass may not automatically jump out as being a particularly important loyalty program for those of us based in the US but, as it happens to be a transfer partner of Chase Ultimate Rewards, any changes the program makes are worth noting. Normally when airline loyalty programs make changes to partner earnings the news isn't good but, although there are some negative changes being put through by SkyPass, these are partly offset but some positive changes too.
Joanna and I flew with Air Tahiti Nui from Los Angeles to Tahiti as part of our Bora Bora trip and, although our Business Class tickets with the airline entitled us to entry to the Los Angeles International Lounge (in the Tom Bradley Terminal), we chose to use my Priority Pass membership (courtesy of my Citi Prestige credit card) to visit the Korean Air Lounge instead.
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It's finally happening - From 27 March 2016 Korean Airlines will replace the Boeing 777-300ER that currently serves the Seoul - London route with an Airbus A380 super jumbo. Business Traveller has pointed out that this will be third time lucky for London after Korean was expected to use the city for its European A380 launch (but went for Paris instead) and then chose Frankfurt over London as its second European A380 destination.