Hunter Keay of Wolfe Research offered a very interesting scenario today in which Korean breaks up with Delta and SkyTeam, AA then pursues a 3-way joint venture with JAL and Korean, DL and Alaska break-up, and then eventually AA makes a play for Alaska Airlines. It’s fun to play what-if, but even as the analyst admits, the… Read full article

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“The necessity for detention is recognized as the case is grave and there has been an attempt to systematically cover up charges from the beginning,” Lee Kwang-woo, a judge at the Seoul Western District Court who handles media affairs, said in a text message. Yep, the court has approved her arrest as she’ll face charges for in-flight violence… Read full article

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This is an interesting turn of events, South Korean prosecutors are seeking to arrest the former Korean Air Lines executive who forced a Dec 5th JFK-ICN flight to return over a bag of macadamia nuts as well as the current executive for attempts to cover up the incident! Thanks to Mark from Yahoo! for sharing the below:… Read full article

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This is part two of a fifteen part trip report from my travels to the Maldives and Dubai. This report covers the Korean Air Lounge at LAX which Emirates is using while they build their own lounge. If you read part one, you know that we barely made it to LAX due to an oven… Read full article

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If you’ve considered taking advantage of the generous award availability on China Southern’s Los Angeles (LAX) to Guangzhou (CAN) route using Delta SkyMiles or Ultimate Rewards, we finally have a short trip report from a reader.  David in NYC writes yesterday: Hey Adam, I wanted to let you know that after reading your post on September 6,… Read full article

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Emirates becomes the first airline to introduce a facility that is completely dedicated to the A380 fleet, which currently consists of 27 aircraft out of a total order of 90 A380s placed back in 2008. The new DXB facility offers: Direct boarding from First Class and Business Class lounges to the A380’s upper deck (something… Read full article

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Alitalia is once again offering 15% off any flight booked on their website, including Delta and other SkyTeam partner flights through 11:59am EST on September 24th.  You can essentially book any Delta flight and receive the discount.  See the two simple examples below in which I saved $30.24 on a sample LGA-MCO itinerary and $224.91 on a… Read full article

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As per an Airline Route posting this morning, Korean Air will begin flying the A380 from Atlanta to Seoul this coming January. Korean Air from 01JAN13 is launching Airbus A380 service on Seoul Incheon – Atlanta service, where the aircraft will operate daily KE035/036 flight. Initially the Skyteam member will operate A380 on daily basis… Read full article

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