Sunday Route Update: June 17

➸  Delta plans to serve Seoul-Incheon (ICN) from its hub in Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP) starting in 2019. Delta is freeing up a Boeing 777-200ER for the route when it terminates Seattle to Hong Kong service in October. Delta will also resume previously-dropped service from Seattle (SEA) to Osaka-Kansai (KIX) using a Boeing 767-300ER. ➸  SAS Scandinavian Airlines announced…

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Spirit Adds 11 Latin American and Caribbean Routes from Orlando

Ultra low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines is adding 11 international routes from Orlando (MCO) to Latin America and the Carribean this fall. The new routes strengthen the carrier’s position in Orlando, where it will now serve 38 nonstop destinations. New routes include daily service to Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, and Bogota, Colombia. Orlando will become one of…

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Galley Gab! Part 1 – Flight Attendant ‘Secret’ Terms

Ever Wonder What Flight Attendants Are Whispering? Galley News Network (GNN), Galley FM, Galley Gossip…or Galley Gab! Depending on the airline and crew, these are the terms for inflight secrets brewed, stirred, and spilled in galleys large and small. The majority of ‘secret’ words flight attendants use are hardly salacious – most are simply industry…

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Delta Announces Minneapolis/St. Paul to Seoul with Partner Korean Air

Delta announced its intentions to begin nonstop service from its Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP) hub to Seoul-Incheon (ICN) sometime next year. The new route will be served in partnership with Delta’s joint venture partner, Korean Air. Schedule details and official start date will be announced at a later date. Delta plans to fly its reconfigured Boeing 777-200ER aircraft…

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I Missed My Flight – So United Upgraded Me?

I’ve Missed Two Flights in the Last Ten Years. Today Was One of Them. I’m the type of traveler who arrives at the airport four hours early – for a domestic flight. I love a leisurely visit to the lounge and unnecessarily long strolls through O’Hare’s opposite-of-chic terminals. Today, I was that person – the one…

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Chase Promises Fix After Days-Long Delays on Flying Blue Points Transfers

Chase Ultimate Rewards points are supposed to transfer “instantaneously” to Air France and KLM’s Flying Blue frequent flier program. That hasn’t been happening of late, however, as travelers have had Ultimate Rewards points caught up in potentially costly delays. Chase says it has acted to fix an underlying technology problem, and has claimed that transfers…

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SAS Just Bought an Entire Stock of Unreleased Vintage Champagne

SAS Scandinavian Airlines announced an exclusive partnership with Charles Heidsieck to serve an unreleased vintage Champagne. Passengers flying SAS business class will become the only people in the world to taste the 2005 vintage Rose. The Scandinavian carrier also secured remaining bottles of the 2006 vintage to pour on long-haul flights, replacing the non-vintage currently served…

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Earn Triple American AAdvantage Miles on Premium Cabin Flights (Targeted)

American Airlines Business Class onboard the B777-300ER. Source: American Airlines

American Airlines is offering triple miles on business and first class tickets for targeted AAdvantage members. Fliers must book and fly at least four first or business class segments to qualify, and reservations must be made by September 22. To be clear, this promo directly affects earned miles only, and not EQMs. Depending on email preferences,…

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