Volotea Announces Its New Chief Financial Officer

LONDON – Volotea (V7) announced today that Mike Powell will be its new Chief Financial Officer. Powell will take up his duties from July 1. The executive has 14 years of experience in the aviation industry. He previously worked as CFO at the European ULCC Wizz Air (W6) following its listing on the stock exchange […]

How to earn, redeem, and maximize Hilton Honors points — from Waldorf Astoria resorts to family-friendly DoubleTrees, there are options for every traveler

 Summary List Placement Hilton Honors includes 6,400+ hotels worldwide — ranging from budget to luxury — across 18 brands.  You can earn Hilton points from stays, rewards credit cards, and travel and dining partnerships. You’ll get the best Hilton points value by redeeming for free hotel stays or mixing points and cash. Read Insider’s guide […]

How I used a credit card rewards sweet spot to turn a business class fare sale to Europe into free flights

 Summary List Placement With Europe reopening to vaccinated Americans, I took advantage of a cheap business class fare. Instead of paying cash, I redeemed Ultimate Rewards points through the Chase Travel Portal. I spent just 67,000 points and $0 in cash for a round-trip ticket to Amsterdam in a lie-flat seat. Read Insider’s guide to […]

17 totally remote vacation rentals in the US amid forests, deserts, mountains, and national parks

  Summary List Placement While heading off to a remote paradise sounds incredible, it’s not exactly on the table amid a global pandemic. After all, most travelers can’t afford to rent out a Richard Branson-style private island in the Caribbean, a la Kim Kardashian. Though if you are looking, we did manage to find more […]

Today in Aviation: ValuJet 592, Could It Happen Again?

MIAMI — Many improvements in aviation safety have come off the backs of airline accidents, and lessons from the ValuJet 592 tragedy are no exception. On May 11, 1996, Flight 592’s McDonnell-Douglas DC-9 crashed into the Everglades a mere eleven minutes after takeoff from Miami, killing all 110 people on board. On takeoff, improperly packaged and […]

The 9 best alternatives to traditional car rental companies if you’re facing high prices and low inventory during the current shortage

  Summary List PlacementTable of Contents: Masthead Sticky The US is undergoing a nationwide shortage of available rental cars, with a perfect storm of high demand and low inventory. As a result, travelers are faced with unusually high rental fees and, in many cases, a complete lack of cars.  Jonathan Weinberg, the founder and CEO of […]

24 of the coolest Airbnb in the US, from a floating Tiki hut in Key West to a futuristic UFO in Joshua Tree

  Summary List Placement Although many travelers have stayed in Airbnb apartments or houses before, there is a whole sub-section of unique Airbnb listings rising in popularity that offer incredible, one-of-a-kind accommodation experiences. While there are plenty of popular airstreams and tree houses available to book on the platform, we’ve scoured to find options that […]

Deep Dive: Speedbird 747, a Complete History

MIAMI – The British Airways Boeing 747 was one of the most iconic aircraft to ever grace the skies. With the retirement of the Aircraft in 2020 due to COVID-19, we did not get to have a final sendoff for the Iconic Jet. To honor the amazing legacy of the jet, we are going to […]

Even more iconic planes are disappearing from the skies earlier than planned as the coronavirus continues to wreak airline havoc (BA, AAL, DAL, UAL)

Summary List Placement Aircraft are quickly becoming COVID-19 casualties. As Boeing and Airbus continue to roll out new aircraft, airlines the world over have embarked on fleet renewal projects that will see aging aircraft being retired in favor of more efficient birds.  The past few years, especially, have seen the gradual retirement of iconic quad-engine […]

Flying to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket is surprisingly cheap this year as wealthy people look for summer escapes

Summary List Placement It’s the time of year again when wealthy people flee the concrete jungle of New York City in search of beaches and wide-open spaces.  New England hot spots like Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket Island are primed for an influx of summer visitors as COVID-19 restrictions wane. But with the coronavirus […]

China Air Pilots Face COVID Quarantine in Taiwan

MIAMI – China Airlines (CI) pilots will soon face a 14-day quarantine upon arriving in Taiwan. That’s the latest from Taiwan’s Health Minister which comes amid a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases…all linked to an airport hotel. Taiwan’s Health Minister Chen Shih-Chung said that imposing the 14-day self-isolation for all CI pilots who reside in […]

AirAsia Group CEO on the jab to recovery

AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes has reaffirmed his confidence in a strong comeback for AirAsia and for airlines the world over this year, on the back of vaccines and robust pent-up demand for travel. Tony, who received his first vaccination today in Malaysia, commented: “Vaccines are working and you only need to look to countries […]

The best credit card bonuses and deals this week include record-high Amex Hilton offers and cash back for Amazon shoppers

 Summary List PlacementTable of Contents: Masthead Sticky Amex introduced record-high offers of up to 180,000 points on two Hilton credit cards. You can earn up to $350 cash back with new elevated offers on the Amex Blue Cash cards. The brand-new U.S. Bank Altitude® Connect Visa Signature® Card is now open to applications. Read Insider’s […]

Air France-KLM Group’s CFO Frédéric Gagey Retires

MIAMI – Air France-KLM Group (AF) has announced the retirement of Frédéric Gagey, Chief Financial Officer, effective July 1, 2021. Frédéric Gagey has a 25 year-long history with the AF-KLM Group, occupying several top positions. Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer at KLM between 2005 and 2012, becomes AF CFO from 2012 to 2013, moves […]

Supermoon from a super Qantas 787

Cosmic cocktails and supermoon cakes will be on the menu when Qantas launches a one-off B787 Dreamliner supermoon scenic flight to offer a limited number of passengers a closer viewing of the upcoming supermoon later this month. It will be the second and last supermoon for 2021 and also coincides with a full lunar eclipse, […]

Hong Kong Air Cargo Starts Scheduled Flights

MIAMI – Hong Kong Air Cargo (RH), a subsidiary of Hong Kong Airlines (HX), has obtained approval from the Hong Kong Air transport Licensing Authority (ATLA) to start flying scheduled cargo services. RH, an IATA (International Air Transport Association) member since January 2019, has in the past operated charter services to most of the cities […]

Dassault’s largest-ever private jet can fly up to 7,500 nautical miles and has fighter jet tech— meet the $75 million Falcon 10X

Summary List Placement Dassault Aviation is finally catching up to its competitors. The French aircraft manufacturer just unveiled the latest in its line of Falcon business jets, including its $75 million flagship, the Falcon 10X. The largest and widest business aircraft that Dassault has ever produced, the Falcon 10X aims to be a long-range leader […]

16 of the best Jersey Shore beach houses you can book on Airbnb for this summer

  Summary List Placement A summer vacation on the Jersey Shore consists of long days on the beach and warm nights strolling the boardwalks. As a born-and-raised New Jerseyan, I grew up visiting Jersey Shore beaches like Sandy Hook, Belmar, and Wildwood, and return many times to snack on funnel cake and hunt for sunsets […]

2 Amex Hilton credit cards are now offering record-high welcome bonuses of up to 180,000 points

 Summary List Placement Amex is back with huge offers on two Hilton credit cards, and you can earn up to 180,000 points. These are the highest point bonuses we’ve ever seen for these cards, so it’s a great time to apply. You can redeem Hilton points at over 6,400 hotels worldwide, starting at 5,000 points […]

Wizz Air Announces Two New Routes from Malpensa

LONDON – Wizz Air (W6) has announced two new routes from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Casablanca and Sharm El Sheikh. These two new connections enrich an already substantial network for the carrier. After Alexandria of Egypt, the route launched last year from Malpensa, the connection with Sharm El Sheikh is set to begin from […]

United Airlines Pauses ORD-DEL Flights Due to COVID Outbreak

MIAMI – Due to the catastrophic outbreak of COVID-19 in India, United Airlines (UA) announced on Friday that it is pausing its flights between Chicago O’Hare (ORD) and Delhi (DEL) on May 31. According to Reuters, the country reported that infections rose to 1.57 million new cases last week. And the vaccine rate dropped as […]

I’m a 24-year-old who ditched my NYC apartment for a travel subscription that costs $2,500 a month to live and work in luxury hotels across the US. Here’s what it was like.

Summary List Placement I work in the IT field. Back in March 2020, we all went remote. I was living in New York City and dating my current boyfriend — we’d known each other for two months at that time. My lease was up at the end of March and his was up at the […]

Emirates Skycargo: One Year Ferrying Urgent Supplies

MIAMI – Emirates SkyCargo (EK) has provided an update on its first year of carrying Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), medical supplies, and other urgent items in Cargo Seat Bags (CSB) and overhead bins on board its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. In response to the urgent demand to carry PPE during the first wave of the Covid-19 […]

American Airlines made a bet on South America for 2021. Civil unrest and spiking COVID-19 cases are now threatening its success in the region.

Summary List Placement American Airlines’ expansion strategy in South America is experiencing a seemingly never-ending stream of hurdles.  Tourism-dependent Latin America was among the first regions to welcome US tourists during the coronavirus pandemic, and American was standing ready to fly eager travelers. Earlier in the year, the airline had announced new flights to cities […]

Aircraft to Become Voice-controlled in the Future

MIAMI – Honeywell Aerospace engineers and scientists are developing revolutionary cockpit technologies that will enable pilots to fly their planes using voice commands. It’s the most recent attempt to eliminate pilot workload by rising cockpit automation. The theory is that pilots can waste less time on repetitive and time-consuming activities like weather analysis by giving […]

Air Senegal Extends Flights to Washington, DC

MIAMI – Air Senegal (HC) is extending its long-haul network to Washington-Dulles Airport (IAD), with a bi-weekly flight starting September 2, 2021, departing from Dakar-Diass Blaise Diagne Airport (DSS). The new flight, which is an extension of the existing DKR to New York-JFK service, departs DSS on Thursday and Sunday at 01:30 and arrives IAD […]

America’s newest airline, known for its $19 flights, is spending $1.2 million to bring its cheap trips to the East Coast

Summary List Placement New Haven, Connecticut, will soon have more going for it than just Yale University and pizza. Avelo Airlines is choosing the Elm City as its East Coast base with flights from Tweed-New Haven Regional Airport scheduled to start later this year.  “Tweed New Haven has enormous potential, and our first East Coast […]