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See inside Breeze’s sleek new Airbus A220 aircraft, which the airline will fly on 18 transcontinental routes this summer

See inside Breeze’s sleek new Airbus A220 aircraft, which the airline...

The plane flew 5.5 hours from San Francisco to Richmond on May 25, marking the first of 18 transcontinental routes the plane will fly this summer. Breeze Airways A220 at the gate in Richmond on June 8. CEO David Neeleman flew on this flight. Taylor Rains/Insider The sleek jet joins Breeze's fleet of Embraer 190…
You’re Going to Get Caught Skiplagging, and It’s Not Going to Be Pretty

You’re Going to Get Caught Skiplagging, and It’s Not Going to...

Photo: Prostock-studio (Shutterstock)With the rising costs of fuel and labor paired with unprecedented inflation, flight ticket prices this summer have become nothing short of astronomical. That’s why people planning to vacation right now are looking for any way to save money on air travel. A tactic that’s become popular over the last few years for…
The Airlines Most Likely to Suck, According to Department of Transportation Data

The Airlines Most Likely to Suck, According to Department of Transportation...

Photo: ThamKC (Shutterstock)If you’re booking summer travel and faced with a choice of similarly priced tickets on different airlines, it’s worth doing a little homework first. The Department of Transportation recently released its Air Travel Consumer Report, and included in its findings is data on the quality of services provided by each airline. Which is…
These Airlines Still Let You Change Your Flight for Free

These Airlines Still Let You Change Your Flight for Free

Photo: Artem Oleshko (Shutterstock)Wherever you’re planning to go this summer, whether it’s one of the most overrated tourist destinations or one of the music festivals actually worth traveling to, you’d be lying to yourself if you said your plans were truly set in stone. That’s because things come up, schedules change, and life delays us. This…
A new European low-cost airline is adding nonstop service from New York to London for $116 one-way — see Norse Atlantic Airways’s full list of routes

A new European low-cost airline is adding nonstop service from New...

In April, Norwegian low-cost startup Norse Atlantic Airways announced its first four routes between Oslo and the US. The carrier is expanding its network with a route between New York and London for $116 one-way. The carrier will operate Boeing 787 "Longships" in a two-class configuration, including economy and premium. Loading Something is loading. New…
US airlines like Delta and United are so desperate for pilots they are dropping some requirements and considering cutting training hours to get more pilots flying sooner

US airlines like Delta and United are so desperate for pilots...

US airlines are once again grappling with the pilot shortage as travel demand skyrockets. Regional carrier Republic Airways is considering reducing training requirements from 1,500 to 750 hours.  Senator Lindsay Graham may propose a bill that would increase the mandatory pilot retirement age from 65 to 67. Loading Something is loading. As the pilot shortage…
These airlines are letting passengers banned for mask violations back on planes

These airlines are letting passengers banned for mask violations back on...

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People enter wearing masks at John F. Kennedy Airport on April 19 in New York City. On Monday, a federal judge in Florida struck down the mask mandate for airports and other methods of public transportation as a new COVID variant is on the rise across parts of the United States. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide…
Southwest’s pilot union says rising crewmember fatigue is the airline’s ‘number-one safety threat’

Southwest’s pilot union says rising crewmember fatigue is the airline’s ‘number-one...

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Southwest's pilot union says rising fatigue callouts are a threat to flight safety. In a letter to the airline, the union said fatigue reports have increased as passenger volumes skyrocket. Pilots say overtime work with little time to recover after operational disruptions is a hazard. Loading Something is loading. Southwest's pilot union says a sharp…
How to Tell If a Subscription Flight Service Is Worth Your Money

How to Tell If a Subscription Flight Service Is Worth Your...

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Photo: Philip Pilosian (Shutterstock)Subscription services can be a win-win for businesses and consumers alike. Sometimes, these models are even better for the consumers than the business (RIP MoviePass). Now, Alaska Airlines is getting in on the subscription economy with Flight Pass, an annual plan that allows subscribers to book participating flights as a part of…
Choose a ‘Bulkhead’ Row, and Other Air Travel Tips for the Passenger of Size

Choose a ‘Bulkhead’ Row, and Other Air Travel Tips for the...

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Photo: Motortion Films (Shutterstock)Every day, flying commercial reaches new depths of pain and suffering. Airlines keep finding new ways to save pennies, which almost always translates into new humiliations for passengers. And while many of the factors that make flying so awful are systemic, including overworked flight crews and the chaos of security checkpoints, much…

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