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DOT Tentatively Approves American for Los Angeles to Beijing Route

On March 14, Delta began petitioning the DOT for a daily flight from Los Angeles to Beijing. A mere two weeks later, American requested the same seven weekly slots. Both carriers said in their applications that the route would be operated by a Boeing 777-200 aircraft. They both said their services would begin the same day: Dec. 16. Following the proposals, each airline filed responses with the DOT, touting the advantages of them winning the route, and the disadvantages of their…

Delta Introduces New Premium Product: What’s Next For US Premium…

Delta Air Lines on Thursday released a first look into their new premium economy cabin, which will debut in late 2017 on select international flights. The new product, which Delta has branded as Delta Premium, is the second new cabin that they have announced this year, the other being their…

United Raises a Glass to Veterans

Throughout the month of November and in honor of Veterans Day, United Club customers will have the chance to support military charities by purchasing select beverages. United has selected two beers to serve at its United Club locations, each chosen from breweries started and owned by veterans. In Chicago, United…

Singapore Airlines Inaugurates Nonstop Flight to United States

Flights between Singapore and the U.S. have a long, complicated history, mostly due to Singapore’s location in southeast Asia. In 2004, Singapore Airlines launched flights between Singapore and Newark using their Airbus A340-500 aircraft, then the world’s longest flight. In fact, SQ21 would still be longest in the world if…

Iberia To Introduce Premium Economy Product

Iberia announced Thursday that they will be introducing a new premium economy product on their Airbus A330-300, A340-600, and yet-to-be-delivered A350 aircraft beginning in summer 2017. The airline has said the first routes with the new product will be Madrid to Bogota, Chicago, Lima, and Buenos Aires. The new product…

DOT Ban on Samsung Note 7 Takes Effect

Effective as of October 15, 2016, at 12pm Eastern Time, all Samsung Note 7 devices are banned from commercial aircraft in the United States. The emergency order was issued by the Department of Transportation (DOT), FAA, and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) following Samsung's suspension of sale and…

Hurricane Matthew Disrupts Flights in The Southeast

As Hurricane Matthew began to bear down on southern Florida on Thursday, airlines cancelled thousands of regularly scheduled flights in preparation for airport closures. A few carriers also ramped up flights in an attempt to evacuate everyone from the areas in the path of the storm. According to FlightAware, over 3,700…

United Airlines Hosts 2016 World Airline Road Race

Employees from 70 airlines around the world came together in Chicago for the 35th annual World Airline Road Race (WARR) on September 24. This year, the race was hosted by United Airlines, who had the largest team with over 200 employees. WARR began 35 years ago when the Qantas Running…

Growth in Havana: Alaska Airlines Announces New Route to the…

Beginning on January 5, 2017, Alaska Airlines will operate daily nonstop service to Havana, Cuba from Los Angeles, California. The new service is among the first to the island in over 50 years, and is the first nonstop route from the West Coast. For passengers, the new service allows for…

Ready For The Runway: American’s New Uniforms Take Off

Today, American Airlines’ more than 70,000 employees will be wearing the company’s new uniforms. The new clothing, another step in unifying the brands of American and US Airways, has been a work in progress since 2013. Since the merger, the airline has worked on updating all aspects of the brand,…