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A United 787-9 lands in Los Angeles. The airline has announced it is waiving change fees on domestic flights on economy and premium tickets "forever." (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

Analysis: U.S. Airlines Drop Change Fees

United Airlines announced over the weekend that it will permanently drop change fees on domestic flights in a move most likely intended to win over passengers while demand stays low amid the coronavirus pandemic. A day later, on Monday, American Airlines and Delta Air Lines followed suit and published press releases announcing major overhauls to their own fee structures. Delta's fee changes are applicable for domestic U.S. travel as well as flights to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands;…

American Shifts Strategy With New Routes, Prepares For 737 MAX…

While business travelers remain grounded, vacation-goers in the U.S. and abroad are slowly returning to the skies. In preparation for the upcoming winter season, airlines are pivoting their schedules to adapt to adjusted leisure demand that is anticipated. American Airlines is the latest U.S. carrier to adopt its schedule to…

Alaska, Allegiant Bolster Winter Schedules

Airlines are adding routes to leisure destinations as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to favor vacation rather than business travelers. Two airlines have this week announced new routes focused on serving leisure destinations over the winter. Both Allegiant and Alaska Airlines have announced new routes for travelers seeking both sun and…

American Airlines and Pilot Union Reach Furlough Agreement

American Airlines and their pilot union, Allied Pilots Association, have reached an agreement to reduce the number of redundancies this fall. According to the Chicago Tribune, the two sides have reached an agreement allowing some pilots to alternate months of flying till May, or take leave while still receiving training.…

United Reports $1.6 Billion Second Quarter Loss

Chicago-based United Airlines released its second quarter earnings report on Tuesday afternoon, announcing a $1.6 billion net loss on approximately $1.5 billion in revenue. The revenue figure, which comes on the back of an 87.8% drop in total capacity, is 87.1% less than revenue in the second quarter of 2019.…

Opinion: U.S. Major Airlines Won’t Return to Normal Together

Everyone knows the aviation industry is in turmoil. We’ve been hearing about it since March, where people began to realize the impact on the industry would be bigger than what happened to it through 9/11, the 2008 financial crash and the Oil Crisis put together. Initially, it was the drop…

U.S. Airlines Announce Significant Schedule Changes

While the COVID-19 pandemic has had a drastic effect on air travel across the world, the airline industry continues to bounce back as the world begins to reopen. The most recent airline route announcements come courtesy of American Airlines and United Airlines. United Airlines announced that it would be adding…

Qatar Airways Continues to Commit to U.S. Through Flight Resumptions

Qatar Airways aims to continue its commitment to operating flights in the U.S. market, even during the current, unprecedented crisis. The national carrier of Qatar is currently the only Gulf carrier to maintain flights to the U.S. out of Chicago and Dallas/Fort Worth. The airline will reaffirm its commitment to…

New York LaGuardia Airport Opens New Terminal B Hall

New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the grand opening of LaGuardia Airport’s (LGA) new Terminal B hallway yesterday, the largest milestone in the airport’s ongoing $8 billion dollar transformation. The 850,000 square-foot Terminal B facility will host American Airlines, United Airlines, Southwest Airlines and Air Canada operations and will be…

American Expands Domestic Schedule For Summer Travel Season

Summer is right around the corner, and American Airlines announced its plan to prepare for the summer travel traffic by restoring more flights. In response to increasing demand for air travel, the Dallas/Ft. Worth-based carrier is planning to fly more than 55 percent of the domestic capacity in July 2020,…