Delta Buys 5 New Heathrow Slots, Ends Flights to Taipei

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Delta has agreed to purchase five additional landing and take-off slots at London’s Heathrow airport for $19 million according to Investopedia. The morning slots apparently are coming from Croatia Airlines which has struggled with its Zagreb (ZAG) – Heathrow (LHR) flights. The airline plans to use the $19M to cover a $30M aircraft engine maintenance plan. In…

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Details about American Basic Economy – No Carry-Ons, Group 9 Boarding?

American Airlines Main Cabin onboard the 777-300ER. Source: American Airlines

Legacy US carriers are trying to compete with low cost carriers, and Delta and United have both launched “Basic Economy” product. Delta launched their Basic Economy product in 2012, which is Economy but with tons of restrictions. For example, Basic Economy fares aren’t eligible for upgrades, changes or refunds, and seat selection. However, customers are sill allowed to…

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Air India To Link Delhi and Washington DC

Air India First Class 777-300ER. Photo by the author.

Air India unloaded a slew of new routes and destinations on Twitter this morning, but one might be particularly interesting to those based in the US. Specifically, Air India will be launching non-stop flights between Washington DC and Delhi in July 2017. Air India currently offers non-stop service between Delhi and Chicago (ORD), New York (JFK),…

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20% Off Asia Miles Awards Between Hong Kong and SFO/LAX, Among Others

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Asia Miles isn’t the most popular program out there, due to the pretty high award prices for short- and mid-haul flights, and a somewhat complicated booking process if you’re hoping to maximize the routing rules. However, the points are relatively easy to come by (they are a transfer partner with Citi ThankYou, SPG, and American…

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Alaska Mileage Plan Matches Virgin Elite Status – Now MVP Gold + Found Miles

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Wow, my Virgin America Elevate status match from early 2016 has really paid off these last several months. I originally matched as work had me flying to Vegas from New York on Virgin America and I wanted to upgrade to First (Elevate Gold members can purchase discounted First Class upgrades beginning 24 hours before departure).…

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