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Still Stuck in the Back: The Worthlessness of Some Frequent Flyer Status in Today’s Saturated…

Disclaimer: This article contains opinions from the author based on his personal experiences with this topic In 1972, United Airlines, with help from Western Direct Marketing, created the first true airline frequent flyer program. Members received special plaques, among other things, but that was just the beginning. Over the course of the next nine years, new concepts for frequent flyer programs were born. Most died quickly, like American Airlines's proposed program to provide discounted fares to frequent flyers failing to…

It’s Flybondi Time: First Day of Ticket Sales Surpasses All…

In the fast-growing Argentinian commercial aviation market, Flybondi, a new player, has begun selling tickets, 5,000 of them in the first four hours. The expectation for these tickets was high. After a long and intense advertising and brand positioning campaign, Flybondi was set to define its first routes, the schedule for…

Rolling Dice For a Free Flight: JetBlue Creates Board Game…

For just $19.99, a select few people will have the chance to fly on JetBlue to any destination in the carrier’s network. The airline created a board game called “Get Packing!” that can be played with three to six players, includes six packing boards, 60 packing cards, 48 wild cards,…

American and Delta Show Off Impressive Thanksgiving Travel Numbers

Major holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas bring major traveling with them. People fly all over the world to see their family and friends during the holiday season. To accommodate the spike in passengers, airlines add more routes, make aircraft upgrades on busier routes, and run around the clock. Airlines for…

Online Travel Agencies: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Online travel agencies, or OTAs, have populated the internet since Internet Travel Network popped up in June 1995 with the goal to transact airline bookings for a small number of routes. Since then, dozens more have popped up, including Expedia, Kayak, Orbitz, and numerous others. Priceline.com is currently the largest,…

Your #AvBriefing for July 7, 2016

After a day at the office dreaming of soaring through the air, or a day up above the clouds dreaming of spending time with your loved ones back on the ground, we've gathered the perfect evening cool-down for you. From airlines starting flights to Cuba to a 17-year-old landing on…