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Opinion: The ‘Revelation’ Regarding Frontier’s Tipping Policy Isn’t News

Just before the new year, a The Points Guy writer documented on his flight experience onboard Frontier Airlines, his self-proclaimed first flight on the American ultra-low-cost carrier. Following his flight, the writer penned an article for the travel website with the shocking “revelation” that the airline allows for flight attendants to collect tips through their tablet when a passenger buys an item. Since his reporting, numerous other outlets have picked up the story, echoing the writer's revelation. However, the problem…

Opinion: When the Customer is Wrong

Two days ago, someone sent me a video of a woman screaming at a JetBlue gate agent at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Although I'm a journalist, I'm also a former airline agent and have been a victim of angry passengers many times to a point of losing sleep and feeling…

Opinion: The Future of Aviation in Latin America Will be…

Latin America is still an uncharted territory when it comes to commercial aviation. While the region is growing steadily, the general consensus is that there is more space available for new companies and a whole lot of room for new routes, both domestic and international. However, the distances and demographical…

Opinion: One Way to Explain Why WOW Is Slowly Failing

The last few years, and even the last decade, has seen huge success from low-cost carriers across the world. Airlines including Spirit and Frontier in the U.S. to IndiGo in India continue to corner largely domestic markets, while Norwegian and Ryanair, among others, dominate long and short-haul flights across and…

Opinion: Why We Can Never Forget Commercial Aircraft Accidents

On Oct. 29, Lion Air flight 610 crashed into the Java Sea shortly after taking off from Jakarta, killing all 189 passengers and crew onboard. Just over a month earlier—on Sept. 28—Air Niugini flight 73 crashed in Micronesia, leaving one dead. On May 18, 112 perished as Cubana de Aviación…

Opinion: Airlines Should Charge For Carry-On Bags

In the modern aviation environment, extra fees have become commonplace for passengers. The rise of ultra-low-cost carriers in the United States has seen passengers being charged for everything from assigned seats to their luggage. Even legacy, full-service airlines in the United States have begun offering basic economy fares, in which…

Opinion: Why It’s Important to Look at Aviation from a…

Let’s face it; the vast majority of people don’t enjoy flying. From tight seats to surprising fees, the whole experience of hopping on an airplane can prove to be tedious. Despite this, there are several common denominators that make aviation one of the most integral and prosperous industries of our…

Should Virgin Atlantic Have Retrofitted Their A330-200s Before Using Them?

Virgin Atlantic acquired four Airbus A330-200s from the now-defunct Air Berlin between February and May of this year. While the airplanes are now in the Virgin Atlantic livery, each with their own special name, the cabins remain the same from Air Berlin. While the interiors are all set to be retrofitted…

Opinion: The TSA Should Not Eliminate Security Checkpoints at Smaller…

Earlier this week, CNN obtained internal Transportation Security Administration (TSA) documents which suggested the agency was considering eliminating security checkpoints at numerous airports around the nation that are only served by aircraft with under 60 seats. This works out to over 150 airports, meaning nearly 35 percent of the 440…

Opinion: Norwegian is a Win for Both Travellers and Airlines

Norwegian Air Shuttle has proved controversial since their introduction to the international market in 2013. In the United States especially, the airline has been met with criticism from legacy carriers and unions. Groups in the U.S. accuse the airline of circumventing labor laws by basing their subsidiaries in other countries…