Delta to Offer Basic Economy w/ Much Lower Fares on Transatlantic Flights?


Delta is thinking about competing with foreign low-cost carriers by offering an international basic economy fare according to L.A. Biz. Delta’s President said he wants to make sure that the airline is offering all options that a global traveler may want to purchase including a deeply discounted fare that includes minimal amenities, no mileage earning, and…

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Ryanair Will Start Charging for Some Online Check-Ins, Airline Says Customers Wanted That

Ryanair's Boeing 737-800 Cabin. Photo by Ruthann, used with permission.

Ryanair, the low-cost carrier based in Dublin, has announced that they will shorten the window of free online check-in. Starting November 1, 2016, customers who wish to check-in online more than 4 days in advance will be charged a £6 (~$7.36) fee. Previously, Ryanair has allowed free online check-in up to 7 days in advance. To be honest, I…

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British Airways is Flying between London and New Orleans Again…After 34 Years

British Airways Lockheed L-1011 TriStar, a similar plane used to operate the London/Gatwick - New Oreleans route in the early 1980s.

British Airways today announced that they will be launching service to New Orleans, after stopping the route 34 years ago. The airport doesn’t currently offer non-stop service to Europe, so this route will be a welcomed addition. (Condor is launching flights to Frankfurt in May 2017). The “new” route will be available Monday, Wednesday, Friday, atnd Saturday.…

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A Guide to AMEX Plenti: The Multi-Brand Rewards Program (And Use MR Points at 1.5 Cents Each…with a Catch)

Amex Plenti

American Express has a merchant rewards program called Plenti,which they rolled out way back in 2015. It’s a cross-brand rewards program, where you can earn and redeem points across a variety of partners. Overview Plenti is a multi-brand rewards program by American Express, and is free to join for anyone over 13 in the United States. Simply put, it’s…

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See Delta’s New $24M Sky Club at Sea-Tac, 30 Ft Windows, Mt. Rainer Views, On-Site Spa


Delta announced their plans for a second Delta Sky Club at Sea-Tac back in November 2015 with an opening date of late 2016. Well, they’ve met that schedule and the new Sky Club is set to open this Friday. However, the Puget Sound Journal received a special early tour today.  The club includes 30 foot floor-to-ceiling windows, views…

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