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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American & Qantas End Codeshare & Miles Earning on LAX-SYD Flights

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American and Qantas this morning jointly announced that they will end codesharing between Los Angeles (LAX) and Sydney (SYD) effective February 1st. At that time, Qantas members will no longer earn miles on American operated LAX-SYD-LAX flights. No other routes are impacted including the LAX-Auckland route.   Qantas says that passengers who have already booked…

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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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9 Zika Free Beach Locations, They Do Exist!

El San Juan Resort & Casino, a Hilton Hotel. Photo from hotel's wesite.

Wow, this list has changed quite a bit since we last published it back in June.  Back then, Condé Nast Traveler had compiled a list of 7 Zika free Caribbean and Central/South American locations that had not been impacted by Zika. They updated their list last week and if you’re US based, you’ll now have to travel…

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