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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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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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United Takes Delivery of First 777-300ER, Sneak Peeks Polaris Seats

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Today, United Airlines took delivery of the airline’s first 777-300ER from Boeing in Everett, Washington. The airline’s newest aircraft type features the all-new United Polaris business class seat and will start regularly scheduled service in February 2017. This is the first of 14 777-300ER aircraft United expects to place into service in 2017. Related: United’s First…

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Full Guide: Tricking United’s New Excursionist Perk, Routing Rules, & Negative Changes

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On October 6, United made some pretty significant changes to its award booking process and associated fees. Essentially, they discontinued their previous generous stopover policy and removed the ability to redeem Round the World awards. The Changes I won’t dwell too much on what used to be possible since it’s kind of moot at this point. However, the biggest routing rule…

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American, Delta, & United Report 7-9% Transatlantic Traffic Declines, Post Election Bump Domestic

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Those fares to Europe are so cheap because traffic on the major US and European carriers is down quite significantly. November operational reports released earlier this week by the major carriers show a -7.2% decline for United, a -7.9% fall for Delta, and a -8.8% drop for American. The carriers say the threat of terrorism…

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