And the Winner Is… Seattle! Cathay Pacific Announces HKG-SEA

Cathay Pacific Seattle

Cathay Pacific’s Next U.S. Destination: Seattle Just yesterday, Cathay Pacific teased a new U.S. destination on Twitter. Cathay hinted at new service to Houston, Las Vegas, Honolulu, Salt Lake City, Denver, Miami, Dallas, Austin…and Seattle. — Cathay Pacific US (@cathaypacificUS) July 18, 2018 I was secretly rooting for Denver but unsurprisingly, Seattle is the…

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United’s 43% Increase in Fuel Costs – 2Q18 Results

United 2Q Net Income Profit and Quarterly Earnings

・UAL reported $684M net income for 2Q18 ・Flight attendant groups will integrate in October ・Fuel costs increased 43% ($2.4B YoY) ・United recovered 75% of increased fuel costs United’s better-than-expected quarterly results  United Airlines parent company United Continental Holdings (UAL) beat analysts’ expectations and reported largely positive second-quarter results today. Phew! Revenue increased 7.7% to $10.78B, although rising…

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Having Trouble Choosing Delta Comfort+ Seats?

Many Delta Air Lines frequent flyers have had to navigate some complicated changes that make it more difficult to upgrade into Delta Comfort+ extra legroom seats. Longtime Delta Medallion elites are used to getting complimentary access to the extra legroom seating at the front of the main cabin, but Delta starting implementing changes to its…

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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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