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Ethan Klapper

United Airlines, Emirates announce once-unthinkable partnership – The Points Guy

United Airlines and Emirates are joining forces for a partnership that was once unthinkable. The limited partnership, announced Wednesday at a hangar at United’s hub at Dulles International Airport (IAD), represents a remarkable thawing of relations between a U.S. carrier and a Middle Eastern carrier. Want more airline-specific news? Sign up for TPG’s free biweekly …

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From vegan meatballs to ice cream sundaes, airlines are revamping in-flight menus

From vegan meatballs to ice cream sundaes, airlines are revamping in-flight menus

Courtesy: Singapore Airlines The aromas of airplane food are once again wafting through cabins at 35,000 feet. From vegan meatballs to ice cream sundaes, airlines are offering new options and old favorites to woo returning travelers. As the peak travel season fades and inflation weighs on household and company budgets, it’s even more important than …

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Pilots picketing at 13 major airports ahead of Labor Day weekend

Pilots picketing at 13 major airports ahead of Labor Day weekend

Off-duty pilots for six airlines are picketing at airports nationwide on Thursday ahead of the busy Labor Day travel weekend in support of improved working conditions and benefits. The one-day picketing campaign is organized by the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), which represents thousands of pilots at major U.S. airlines, and comes at the end …

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Airline Customer Service Dashboard showing carriers' commitment to controllable cancellations.

New DOT tool shows what airlines owe you for canceled flights, delays

If your flight is canceled or delayed, do you deserve a meal voucher or refund? It hasn’t always been easy to find out, but the Department of Transportation is spelling it out for travelers with a new interactive dashboard. The tool launched Thursday on the DOT’s Aviation Consumer Protection website lists what airlines owe travelers for various flight disruptions within …

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Airline's bankruptcy sends Reno, Bay Area airports into tailspin

Airline’s bankruptcy sends Reno, Bay Area airports into tailspin

In this week’s news, Reno-Tahoe-based Aha!, a low-cost regional carrier, has stopped flying after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy; Alaska adds capacity between Santa Rosa and Seattle; United drops plan to end LAX-San Diego flights; Delta will add extra service to Las Vegas for CES 2023; the Transportation Department is creating an interactive online dashboard …

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Airline unions urge carriers not to resume buybacks when bailout ban ends this fall

Airline unions urge carriers not to resume buybacks when bailout ban ends this fall

A United Airlines flight crew walks through the terminal at San Francisco International Airport on April 12, 2020 in San Francisco, California. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images The largest U.S. airlines are making money again. Labor unions don’t want them to spend it on stock buybacks. A condition of the $54 billion in federal aid …

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The Morning After

The Morning After: American Airlines is ordering 20 supersonic jets | Engadget

American Airlines has agreed to buy 20 Overture aircraft from Boom, with the option to purchase an additional 40 planes if all goes well. The deal is one of the strongest shows of support for Boom yet, surpassing the potential 50-jet commitment United Airlines made last year. One wrinkle: Boom hasn’t yet built a working …

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World’s fastest airliner ‘Overture’ to usher in new era of supersonic travel

World’s fastest airliner ‘Overture’ to usher in new era of supersonic travel

The world hasn’t seen commercial supersonic travel in nearly 20 years since the Concorde was retired in 2003, but all that is about to change with the development of a new, environmentally friendly airliner. Meet Overture – the world’s fastest airliner that was developed by Denver-based Boom Supersonic. With 26 million hours of designing and testing, Overture …

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Airfares, hotel rates and rental car prices fell in July. Here’s how you can score a good deal

Airfares, hotel rates and rental car prices fell in July. Here’s how you can score a good deal

Fluxfactory | E+ | Getty Images Travelers saw prices fall for big-ticket pieces of their vacation budgets in July, offering at least a temporary reprieve after soaring costs earlier this year. Airfares fell nearly 8% from June to July, while prices for rental cars and lodging such as hotels declined 9.5% and about 3%, respectively, …

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