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Delta/UA/AA Issue Statement on Emirates Newark-Athens Flight – “Flagrant Violation, Trump Assistance”

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In a surprise news release last Monday, Emirates announced year-round daily non-stop flights between Newark (EWR) and Athens (ATH) effective March 12th. Well, the Partnership for Open & Fair Skies (the lobby group representing all of the big US 3…but very Delta centric) has issued a response: “By flagrantly violating its Open Skies agreement with the…

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Latest on That Couple Thrown off the Delta Flight Forcing a Turnaround – Charges Dropped?

Delta Citi VP Kicked Off

Remember back in December when a Citibank VP and his girlfriend disrupted a Delta flight from Minneapolis to LAX and forced the pilot to turn around? The girlfriend had apparently tried to use the bathroom when a flight attendant asked her to remain seated, resulting in the couple becoming combative. Upon landing, passengers cheered as they…

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Surprise! Emirates Launching Newark – Athens Daily Year-Round Service. Pricing Beats DL & UA

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It was quite the surprise when I woke up to an email from Emirates this morning announcing their new year-round daily New York Newark – Athens flight beginning March 12th. Delta and United both already offer seasonal service from the New York area. Delta’s 2017 flights launch from JFK on April 20th, while United’s Newark service…

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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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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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Man Takes Off Pants, Sits in Boxers, Legs Spread Feet on Wall…in Delta First Class!

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Everyone knows you can (and should) get shamed for having no socks on in-flight, but what about no pants? One Delta passenger decided that being comfortable granted him permission to take off his pants for the entire duration of a domestic flight. Comedian and actor Kumail Nanjiani documented his pantless man experience on Wednesday via a…

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Breaking: Delta and Alaska Partnership Will End in 2017

Alaska and Delta Air Lines are ending their partnership in 2017. Photo by Eric Salard, used with permission.

Alaska Airlines is unique in that as a US airline, they maintain a partnership with two other legacy US airlines: American Airlines and Delta Air Lines. Over the years, they have become increasingly competitive with Delta, particularly in the Pacific Northwest, with Seattle as a major battleground. Following the merger of their merger with Virgin America,…

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