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A Delta Air Lines A319 holds short as an American Airlines A321 departs Los Angeles (Photo: AirlineGeeks | James Dinsdale)

U.S. Airlines Ditch Covid-Era Ticket Flexibility

The COVID-19 vaccine has breathed new life into the American airline industry. People are finally beginning to feel comfortable flying again, and carriers are seeing a significant increase in future bookings. However, the surge in bookings and potential travel boom has led many airlines to ditch Covid-era ticket flexibility and reinstate strict, pre-pandemic fare rules. Although the decision is not surprising, customers need to remember to pay close attention to the terms and conditions before purchasing tickets. Big Four Legacy…

American Airlines, JetBlue Expand Partnership, Add New Delhi Service

American Airlines has announced an expansion of its Strategic Partnership with JetBlue, which was first announced last summer. Most notably, American is launching new service from New York to New Delhi, and through its connection with JetBlue is bolstering its domestic network, especially out of Boston and on other Northeastern…

American Airlines to Resume Domestic Premium Cabin Inflight Service May…

After a long year of operating in a global pandemic, American Airlines is bringing back some semblance of normalcy to its inflight experience. Beginning May 1, the carrier will restart its beverage service in premium cabins on all domestic flights. The decision comes as millions of Americans become vaccinated against…

Porter Airlines Postpones Flight Restart Date to June 21

On Monday, Toronto-based Porter Airlines announced it has postponed its restart date to June 21, over a month past its initial relaunch date of May 19. According to the carrier, several factors are impacting the delay, including travel restrictions, low passenger demand and a closed U.S.-Canada border.  Grounded Since March…

The AirlineGeeks Podcast Episode 43: Airlines Expediting Recoveries

Thank you for reading the AirlineGeeks Podcast Recap. This article gives a brief look at last week’s episode of our news podcast. For our full analysis of each of these stories, you can listen to The AirlineGeeks Podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Overcast or through our distributor, Anchor.…

JetBlue Debuts Revamped Mint Suites for Transatlantic Flights

On Monday, JetBlue Airways debuted its re-imaged Mint business seats for transatlantic and transcontinental flights. Designed in partnership with Acument Design Associates, the Mint Suites will have a 24-seat configuration, focusing on privacy, comfort and an enhanced customer experience. Passengers can enjoy the new premium suites beginning this summer on…

XpresCheck, JetBlue Offer Rapid-Tests at Boston Airport

On Monday, XpresSpa Group’s subsidiary XpresCheck announced a partnership with New York-based JetBlue Airways to build a COVID-19 testing site at Boston's Logan International Airport, reported by GlobeNewswire. The “pop-up” facility will aim to give passengers a convenient place to get tested before or after travel. Currently, officials in Massachusetts…

More Airlines Support Digital Health Travel Apps

Two more carriers are joining the CommonPass mobile app initiative to establish a common platform for digital information sharing in order to restart international traffic after it has been drastically reduced by the COVID-19 pandemic. JetBlue and Virgin Atlantic have joined United Airlines, Lufthansa and Swiss International Air Lines in…

JetBlue Announces Refreshed Mint Experience, Is Granted London Slots

JetBlue has announced a major refresh of its JetBlue Mint services as it prepares for a transition into trans-Atlantic travel starting in 2021 with flights to London. These current changes are just the first steps for the airline who are planning a “fully reimagined version of Mint” for one of…

JetBlue Announces Major Traffic Increase in Third Quarter, Finalizes Guyana…

JetBlue Airways has become the latest U.S. airline to announce its third-quarter financial results. The airline reported significant financial losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the travel dropoff associated with it.  The New York-based carrier announced a pre-tax loss of $578 million under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). This…