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A Surprise Trip for Good: JetBlue Giving Away Trip to Surprise Destination to Give Back

Sweepstakes are very common in the industry as airlines will often include all-expenses-paid vacations to luxurious locales throughout the world. JetBlue just announced its latest sweepstakes that also includes an all-expenses-paid trip for the lucky winners, the only catch is that the winner won’t know where they’re going until check-in and it won’t be a vacation, rather, a hands-on service trip. The sweepstakes, named #CheckInForGood, offers JetBlue customers the chance to win a trip to Destination Good, a location that…

Qantas Retires Another 747 to California Desert

As part of its plan to retire its aging Boeing 747-400 fleet in the next few years, Qantas Airways has sent another one of its 747s to the Mojave Desert for a permanent rest. VH-OJT, a 19-year Qantas veteran, flew its final flight from Los Angeles International Airport to the…

Elite Airways Launches First Flight from Long Island

Long Islanders now have a direct connection to Melbourne, Florida and the Bahamas as Elite Airways launched its inaugural flight this morning from Long Island MacArthur Airport in Islip, New York on its 50-seat Bombardier CRJ-200 aircraft. The first flight, 7Q21, departed Long Island on-time at 8:00 a.m. for the…

Cape Air Announces New Flights to New York’s JFK Airport

New Yorkers now have a new way of getting out of the city to the famous Massachusetts island of Nantucket and iconic Cape Cod as Cape Air has announced it will begin seasonal winter service to New York’s JFK Airport. The new route between New York and Nantucket/Hyannis will provide…

Aerolineas Argentinas Adds Second 737 MAX Route to Dominican Republic

With the departure of its flight AR1326 at 11:05 p.m. last August, Argentina's main carrier Aerolineas Argentinas started operating a second route to Punta Cana, one of Dominican Republic's most demanded tourist destinations. The route demonstrates the capabilities of the newest addition to the carrier's fleet: the Boeing 737 MAX…

Aeromexico Expands Route Map with Service to Two New Destinations

Aeromexico announced that it will begin service to two new destinations in Central America and the Caribbean from Mexico City starting in November. The Mexican flag carrier will begin flying to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic on Nov. 2, and Liberia, Costa Rica on Nov. 10. The service to the secondary cities…

Air Italy Begins Operations with Inaugural Flight to New York

In a major step forward for the reincarnated Italian airline Air Italy, the airline flew its first ever flight in its new branding from its home base at Milan’s Malpensa Airport to New York’s JFK Airport. The joint venture between Alisarda, the controlling shareholder, and Qatar Airways aims to displace…

Southwest Extends Flight Schedule, Announces New Routes

As of Thursday, Southwest Airlines has extended its flight schedule through Jan. 6, 2019, allowing passengers to book tickets through this time. This extension includes new nonstop options between several cities that have not previously been offered by Southwest. "Today's schedule extension shows the depth of Southwest's growing network with…

Sun Country Airlines Announces New Changes Following Low-Cost Restructuring

Sun Country Airlines’ President and CEO Jude Bricker announced in an email on Wednesday the airline’s newest cabin changes following the restructuring of the airline with a low-cost business model. The shift from Sun Country’s traditional full-service model comes 6-months following the sale of the Minnesota-based airline to Apollo Global…

LATAM Airlines Concludes Sabre Systems Integration

Sabre Corporation announced that its customer LATAM, the largest airline group in South America, finalized the migration process aimed to unify two separate reservations systems into one across its combined carriers.  LATAM and Sabre migrated LATAM Brazil from its legacy reservation system onto LATAM's SabreSonic passenger services system (PSS).  The well-executed…