Ryanair to Offer US / NYC Links via New Partnership with Air Europa, Potential for Same w/ Lufthansa, Alitalia, TAP

It’s a potential first step in a North American expansion for Ryanair who said last week that they would begin service to several US cities via a new long-haul partnership with SkyTeam’s Mallorca based Air Europa. The partnership starts this Tuesday and will allow Ryanair to book Air Europa tickets to 20 cities in the Americas via Ryanair’s…

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United’s Brand Perception Falls to Historic Lows After Dragging, Already on Way Back Up

In the immediate aftermath of David Dao being dragged from United flight 3411 on April 9th, United’s brand perception fell to historic lows according to YouGov BrandIndex and reported by The Chicago Business Journal.  The company tracks brand perceptions by conducting daily interviews with a panel of about 5K individuals. After the video went viral,…

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Monuments Around the World Honor Manchester Victims

Monuments around the world paid tribute Tuesday night to the victims of the horrible Manchester tragedy. Union Jack colors could be seen around the world as a sign of solidarity. In deep sympathy for the lives lost in Manchester, England last night, we will remain dark this evening. 📷: @isardasorensen pic.twitter.com/QOnxlkCaY1 — Empire State Bldg (@EmpireStateBldg)…

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Trump Supporter Escorted off United After Not Scoring Upgrade & Refusing to Allow Anyone to Sit next to Him, “Lock Him up” Chants

A man aboard United flight 87 from Shanghai (PVG) to Newark (EWR) was escorted off the plane when he restricted other passengers from sitting next to him after apparently failing to score an upgrade. The man was wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat which led to passengers chanting “Lock Him Up”. The man called…

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Breaking: American Airlines CEO Served w/ Cease & Desist in Continued New Uniform Controversy

A Phoenix based American Airlines flight attendant has served AA CEO Doug Parker with a cease and desist this morning demanding the recall of all Twin Hill uniforms due to health concerns. The press release notes the following: The demand letter comes as American Airlines employees continue to report illness linked to carcinogenic chemicals found in…

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A Day in Prague and a Surprisingly Pleasant Czech Airlines Flight

One Last Suites Hurrah — A Week in Central Europe via Singapore Suites and Lufthansa First Introduction and Booking Singapore Suites Check-in JFK and Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse Singapore Airlines Suites Class JFK-FRA and FRA EasyPass Enrollment 36 Hours in Prague and Czech Airlines PRG-BUD Review  Budapest, BUD Priority Pass Lounge, and Lufthansa Intra-Europe Business Class Review…

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New Domestic US Virgin Airline Venture, “Watch This Space” Says Branson- Still Disputing Alaska Royalty Period

Richard Branson hinted to Bloomberg on Thursday that he and the Virgin brand may be coming back to the US domestic airline business. He also indicated that there’s still tension with Alaska regarding royalties. Branson says that Alaska has to pay royalties through 2040 whether they use the brand or not, unless a new Virgin venture…

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Singapore Suites JFK-FRA Trip Report and FRA EasyPass Enrollment

One Last Suites Hurrah — A Week in Central Europe via Singapore Suites and Lufthansa First Introduction and Booking Singapore Suites Check-in JFK and Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse Singapore Airlines Suites Class JFK-FRA and FRA EasyPass Enrollment 36 Hours in Prague and Czech Airlines PRG-BUD Review Budapest, BUD Priority Pass Lounge, and Lufthansa Intra-Europe Business Class Review…

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