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  • December 13, 2012
    Virgin America & Turkish Airlines starting new routes

    Virgin America to launch SFO/LAX – EWR flights Virgin America will bring its low-fare, upscale service to New Jersey’s Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) as of April 2, 2013, with tickets on sale today for three daily nonstop roundtrip flights from both San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to EWR. […]

  • November 28, 2012
    Latest 10 airlines compatible with iOS Passbook

    With Apple’s latest iOS 6, released in September this year, ‘Passbook’ has been the hype of every airline to add their virtual ticket stubs which before resided within their own individual apps. American Airlines, United and Lufthansa were the first airlines to support mobile boarding passes within Passbook. Now, after over two months of the […]

  • November 8, 2012
    Now pay fees for forgetting to pay fees

    Spirit Airlines is notoriously known for its extra baggage fees – cabin and carry-on. The airline has increased the carry-on baggage fees to $35 if purchased during online booking ($25 for members of the airline’s fare club) and $50 if purchased at the airport kiosk. Also, your first checked bag now costs $30 if paid […]

  • October 31, 2012
    Flight safety video has LOTR effects on Air New Zealand

    We all love to hate those safety videos on aircrafts, but if you are flying Air New Zealand, you might want to pay attention to their safety video. The airline hired WETA, the effects shop responsible for The Lord Of the Ring films, to make the video. And what do you get? A short film […]

  • October 30, 2012
    British Airways launches ‘Know Me’ to recognize & serve better

    Companies into customer service business want to recognize their customers, and a new system developed by British Airways is set to take that recognition to a whole new level, even enabling its staff to put a face to the name before the customer sets foot in the airport. The program, known as ‘Know Me’ and […]

  • October 12, 2012
    How to transfer Frequent Flyer Miles between programs

    Did you need to know how to transfer frequent flyer miles between airlines? Do you need a few miles to get to a free trip? Or do you have some miles that are expiring or you think you will never use? It may be you can get the points you need, or get rid of […]

  • October 9, 2012
    Southwest offers 40% off on their Big Winter Sale

    Southwest announced their Big Winter Sale today, offering 40% off nationwide flights with the code BIGDEAL40. The catch? The multi-use discount code is required to be used in the Promo Code box on or in order to receive 40 percent discount off roundtrip Wanna Get Away fares during the valid travel dates listed […]

  • September 23, 2012
    With all the fees slapped on to your bill, reconsider your travel budget

    You may think that you have budgeted your next vacation to the dime and nickel by considering all the possible and estimated, if not exact, costs – flights, hotels, places to see, museums, meals, etc. But Stephanie Rosenbloom points out in her article that your final bill may be significantly higher than your budget because […]

  • August 29, 2012
    Updates on new airline routes and changes (Updated)

    Here’s a quick round up of airlines’ new routes and changes on some existing ones: Turkish Airlines launches services to Kinshasa Turkish Airlines is launching services to Kinshasa on Monday, August 27th. Turkish Airlines will offer four roundtrip flights from Istanbul to Kinshasa per week – Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Kinshasa becomes one of […]

  • August 3, 2012
    Get your bags delivered at your doorstep if you’re flying American

    The first thought after arriving to your destination from a long-haul flight is to wait at the baggage claim for your bags to arrive. And then lugging them all the way to the gate and take them home. Now, American Airlines will launch a service that, in association with BAGS VIP, will deliver your bags […]

  • August 2, 2012
    U.S. Airways introduces paid premium meal option for economy on int’l flights

    Gone are the days of a good meal on an airplane, you say? Think again. US Airways has just introduced a new premium meal option for economy class travelers on international flights called “DineFresh.” The meals include both vegetarian options (such as Caprese salad and Portobello mushroom tortolleni) and non-vegetarian options (like citrus-marinated chicken skewers […]

  • July 9, 2012
    Compare all airline fees (U.S. airlines only) with this simple tool

    An awesome new tool by NerdWallet lets you calculate and compare the fees that different airlines (in the U.S.) charge for cabin and checked bags, rebooking, or unaccompanied minor tickets. This makes it easier to compare airfares that might seem cheap before you start piling on fees. For example, if you’re checking and carrying one […]

  • June 26, 2012
    Transoceanic WiFi is coming soon

    We all need some down time from the electronics we use in our daily lives – be it e-readers or iPads, iPhones, etc. It’s good to be offline once in a while and just relax, but flying in cramped airlines on a transoceanic flight is not the best way to take that breather. So most […]

  • June 12, 2012
    Airline increases baggage fee to $100 for international routes

    Starting June 1, 2012, United Airlines announced that it will raise the cost of a second checked bag on such flights from $70 to $100. “This change reflects an increase in costs associated with carrying bags, such as fuel and handling,” the airline said in a statement, according to UPI. Last year, the charge had […]

  • June 8, 2012
    Choose your airline seat based on the position of the sun

    Customizing your airline seat based on social media, or your mood is out there and more airlines are trying to make it easier for you. But ever wondered what side of the plane is the best in order to avoid that early morning glare? Or you want to make sure you capture a beautiful sunset […]

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