AirAsia X Receives FAA Clearance to Launch Flights to USA

AirAsia X A330. Source: AirAsia X

AirAsia X, the long-haul division of Malaysia-based low-cost carrier AirAsia, announced today that they have received clearance from the FAA for scheduled passenger service to/from the United States. AirAsia X is the first Asian budget airline to receive such clearance, and should they decide to actually launch the flights, can potentially stir up the market a bit.…

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Japan Airlines to Launch JFK to Tokyo-Haneda Route, Doubles First Class Seats Out of New York

Japan Airlines (JAL) First Class onboard the 777-300ER, which will be used on routes between New York and Tokyo (Narita and Haneda). Photo by the author.

Japan Airlines (JAL) is famous for their great service, and their First Class product is one of my favorite out there. They are part of the oneworld alliance, and with their new partnership with Alaska, redeeming miles and points on JAL flights is more accessible than ever. While they have an incredible First Class product, it’s only…

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Comparing Basic Economy Between American, Delta, and United

Comparison between American's Main Cabin and Basic Economy fares. Source: American Airlines

We reported last night on rumored details about American Airlines’ Basic Economy fares, and it looks like American has made it official this morning. The fares will be available in 10 markets to start, with tickets available starting February 10, 2017. American Airlines’ New Basic Economy Fares Most of the important details are as expected, including the limit…

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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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