Airbus A220 Engines Receive ETOPS 180 Certification – Hawaii in Sight?

Airbus A220 ETOP Certification

Airbus A220 ETOPS Certification Opens the Door to Hawaii Service ・Airbus A220 engines received 180-minute ETOPS certification ・Pratt & Whitney is the exclusive engine manufacturer for the A220 series ・180-minute ETOPS opens the door to Hawaii Airbus recently unveiled its newest aircraft family, the Airbus A220-100 and A220-300 – formerly CS100 and CS300. The ‘new’…

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Alaska Puts the ‘Most’ in New West Coast Menu

Alaska Air Buy on Board Menu Options

Alaska’s New ‘Most West Coast’ Menu ・New Main Cabin menu items are available for pre-order via the Alaska app ・Pre-order tool only available on Boeing-operated flights ・New dishes are notably health-conscious and feature fresh ingredients Pre-Order Main Cabin Menu Items Alaska unveiled its new Main Cabin buy-on-board options for flights through November 15. Starting today, Alaska’s…

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United’s Order for Planes with *Fewer* Seats, Explained

United Orders 25 E175

United Ordered 25 Embraer E-175 Aircraft and Four 787-9 Dreamliners ・ New E-175 aircraft will have six fewer seats than the current configuration (70 total) ・ United also ordered four 787-9s with ‘real’ Polaris seats for delivery in 2020 ・ United has not confirmed the layout for either aircraft Yes, Fewer Seats It’s hard to imagine,…

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American Adds Five New Domestic Routes from CLT and MIA

American Airlines New Routes

New Routes Expand Charlotte and Miami Hubs American Airlines announced new domestic routes from its Charlotte (CLT) and Miami (MIA) hubs for Winter 2018/2019. The new routes begin mid-December 2018: ・Charlotte (CLT) – Champaign IL (CMI) daily Embraer ERJ-140 beginning December 19  ・Charlotte (CLT) – Ithaca (ITH) weekly ERJ-145 beginning December 22 ・Miami (MIA) – Houston Hobby…

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🔥 NYC to HKG for $2.4K – Great Delta Status Match Fare

The ‘Perfect’ Delta Status Match Fare? ・JFK/EWR – HKG via AMS/CDG on AF/DL/KL | $2,400 r/t in business class  ・Valid for travel after August 15 | 7-night min stay ・Earns enough Delta MQMs and MQDs to complete Medallion status match Air France, Delta, and/or KLM from New York to Hong Kong Air France has a…

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Using a United RPU to Upgrade a Copa Flight – Guide

Using A United RPU on Copa Airlines

Using a United RPU (Regional Premier Upgrade) to Upgrade a Copa Flight ✅ Relatively easy process ✅ Full mileage credit, including PQM and PQD ✅ Excellent value for an RPU redemption ⚠ Mileage did not post and required five requests Copa allows confirmed upgrades to business class the time of booking using a United RPU. The process can be tedious,…

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Delta Plots ‘Pay With Miles’ Redemptions. Beginning of the End?

Delta Air Lines President Glen Hauenstein said something in this week’s quarterly earnings call that could send chills up the spine of points and miles travel hackers, “Pay with Miles”. Buried in a monologue about the airline’s increased premium seat revenue and expanded premium economy offerings, Hauenstein mentioned that SkyMiles members will have “the ability…

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