There was a lot of bad news in yesterday's earnings call from Alaska Airlines. Even after speaking to one of my friends, who has family working at the airline, the first thing he said was, "It's a … [Read more...] about Alaska Will Add Basic Economy, Eliminates Generous Change Policy
Travel News Archive
It may be old by now, but learn about some of the biggest announcements in the travel industry, including program devaluations, mergers, and policy changes.
Alaska Airlines announced today that it will end flights from Dallas-Love Field to New York-LaGuardia and Washington-Reagan. Instead they will lease the available slots at the two East Coast airports … [Read more...] about Alaska Airlines Ends Flights from Dallas-Love Field to New York-LaGuardia and Washington, D.C.
Beginning Tuesday night and extending into Wednesday, Alaska Airlines and Virgin America will be migrating to a single passenger service system (PSS). These critical computer systems manage everything … [Read more...] about Alaska and Virgin Are Migrating Their Computer Systems Tomorrow
Please keep in mind this is a rumor, but I thought it was worth sharing here. Maybe the recent announcement about how the new combined Marriott/SPG program will play out in 2019 is not set in stone. … [Read more...] about Rumor: Marriott to Extend Lifetime Platinum Premier to SPG Lifetime Platinum Members
To help alleviate the eyesore of using remote buses at the TBIT, LAX is building a new $1.6 billion Midfield Satellite Concourse (MSC) in addition to the TBIT that will include 12 new aircraft gates, … [Read more...] about The Future of LAX Airport: Preparing for Take-Off
Marriott has announced details of the new program that combines Marriott Rewards, Ritz Carlton Rewards, and Starwood Preferred Guest. These take effect in August 2018. Scott posted a nice summary of … [Read more...] about Whew! SPG Lifetime Platinum Status Becomes Marriott Lifetime Platinum Elite
I've been aware in the back of my brain that some things are slowly getting out of date on this blog. Although I recently pushed through several updates to the Award Maximizer, I think the many … [Read more...] about Updates Needed for the Award Maximizer?
Via Brian Sumers, American Express has signed a lease with Los Angeles World Airports to house a new lounge in the Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX.Hello. An @AmericanExpress Centurion … [Read more...] about American Express Centurion Lounge Coming to LAX
Alaska Airlines has been busy merging with Virgin America over the last year and half and starting this month, we will see the end of the Virgin America brand when it comes to purchasing tickets. The … [Read more...] about Complimentary Upgrades on Pre-Merger Virgin America Planes Begin April 25
It was a big month with over 500 new routes launched across the globe, according to Anna.Aero. Australia became connected to London for the first time via Qantas 9 from Perth to London Heathrow, and … [Read more...] about Major Airline Routes Launched or Announced in March 2018