Air France has taken delivery of its first Airbus A350-900 aircraft which is set to make its first commercial flight in just 10 days' time. The new aircraft, the first of 28 Airbus A350's that Air France expects to integrate into its fleet, will be rolled out to 6 destinations by 2020.
Airlines from the oneworld alliance, Star Alliance and SkyTeam are all currently offering fantastic Business Class fares between Europe and cities across the US and with the deals not restricted to just the Holiday periods these are fares which should have broad appeal.
South American airline LATAM has confirmed that it will be withdrawing from the oneworld alliance following the airline's decision to cease joint venture negotiations with American Airlines and enter into a partnership with Delta instead.
British Airways has now extended its worldwide sale to 1 October so you still have a few days to snag a good Business Class fare or a nicely discounted holiday to somewhere considerably warmer and sunnier than the UK in winter.
Air France has launched a truly fantastic companion fare deal (2 people must travel together) in which it's offering non-stop Business Class fares between France and North America for as little as €1,299/$1,430 roundtrip.
United Airlines has today announced that it is replacing Regional Premier Upgrades (RPUs) and Global Premier Upgrades (GPUs) with a new upgrade benefit called "PlusPoints". The new system shouldn't see any members disadvantaged and, instead, should add a bit more flexibility to how members can upgrade their flights.
Qantas is in the process of sending out emails to its "Qantas Red" email subscribers in which it's giving advance notice (and access) to a 24-hour flash sale which will run to 13:59 PDT tomorrow, 24 September 2019.
Turkish Airlines has been on a bit of a fleet regeneration spree of late with new 787-9 Dreamliners joining the airline from earlier this year and with new Airbus A350-900 aircraft set to join in 1Q 2020. Up until now Los Angeles hadn't been set to get service from either of the airline's new aircraft but a recent schedule update appears to have changed all that.
Earlier this month most of the British Airways fleet was grounded as the majority of the airline's pilots took industrial action. A third day of action was planned for next Friday (September 27th) but, in a move that surprised most, the pilots called off that walkout earlier this week.
In comparison to some of the pretty impressive AMEX offers we've been seeing lately this latest offer aimed at cardholders booking Delta flights is a little tame...but it's still nice to get free cash back for doing not very much at all!