Stobart Air Routes Taken up by IAG Carriers

MIAMI – Following Stobart Air’s (RE) sudden stop of operations and ultimate liquidation, IAG carriers British Airways (BA) and Aer Lingus (EI) have stepped in to provide temporary emergency services on the routes served by RE. Stobart Ai blamed the COVID-19 crisis as the reason for its demise and its inability to raise new capital […]

Airways Aviation Experience: On-board Flair Airline’s First 737 MAX 8 (+Video)

MIAMI – Welcome to the first Airways Aviation Experience on-board Flair Airlines’ first Boeing 737 MAX 8 flight from Edmonton to Toronto. The Canadian aviation industry has been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and its continued effects. Most airlines were forced to make deep cuts to their network, staff, and fleet. However, one airline […]

Some airlines still aren’t selling alcohol aboard flights, and it’s one of the changes flight attendants hope will stay in place as travel rebounds

Summary List Placement For one Los Angeles-based flight attendant, not serving alcohol on board was the best part of working during the COVID-19 pandemic. Airlines reduced interaction between crew members and passengers by limiting in-flight snack and drink options — one of those changes being getting rid of alcoholic beverages.  Delta and American Airlines, for […]

I was stranded in Bogotá airport for 10 hours and it taught me the true value of credit card perks and not taking no for an answer

Summary List Placement I found myself in an unenviable situation when aircraft maintenance issues left me stranded in Bogotá, Colombia’s El Dorado International Airport for more than 10 hours. Here’s what happened. I was supposed to fly from Bogotá to New York via Miami on American Airlines. It was a simple one-stop itinerary that hundreds […]

I flew an eVTOL simulator around Los Angeles and saw why they may make traditional pilots obsolete— here’s what it was like

Summary List Placement Electric vertical takeoff and land aircraft, better known as eVTOLs or even flying cars, are scheduled to make their aerial debut flying passengers as early as 2024. Startups are nearing the finish line for the helicopter-like aircraft that aim to transform how commuters get around congested cities and how cargo is transported […]

Off duty employee tries to hi-jack Delta Air Lines flight

An off-duty Delta Air Lines flight attendant has attempted to hi-jack a Los Angeles to Atlanta flight forcing the crew to land at Oklahoma City. According to CNN crew members and passengers of Delta Flight 1730 subdued the man after he assaulted two flight attendants and, according to Oklahoma City police, said he was “going […]

American Airlines Bids Farewell to American Way

MIAMI — American Airlines (AA) is retiring its American Way inflight magazine at the end of June 2021, ending its 55-year run. The magazine is a free, inflight print publication available across the entire American Airlines fleet and Admirals Clubs’ premium lounges. It is published on a monthly basis and reaches over 16 million passengers […]

Today in Aviation: First Flight of the Boeing 777

MIAMI – Today in Aviation, the Boeing 777 performed its first flight in 1994 under the command of chief test pilot John E. Cashman. This was the start of an 11-month flight test program, which was longer than any prior Boeing model’s testing.  Nine aircraft equipped with General Electric, Pratt & Whitney, and Rolls-Royce engines […]

Stobart Air Goes in Liquidation, Halts Operations

MIAMI – Regional airline Stobart Air (RE), which operates flights on behalf of Aer Lingus Regional (EI), has gone belly up. RE went into liquidation and halted all services, one more proof that the COVID-induced crisis is still creating havoc in the airline industry. According to various British newspapers, including The Guardian and the Independent, […]

I visited one of the most iconic neighborhood bars in NYC after it reopened — here’s what it was like

Summary List Placement In a city like New York, there’s no shortage of neighborhood bars. And while everyone has their favorite, for me, Bemelman’s Bar will always be emblematic of the quintessential New York City experience.  I recently spent a Friday night in late May at the iconic bar at The Carlyle, the Upper East […]

This super lightweight carry-on is perfect for flights with strict weight limits, but it’ll set you back $550

  Summary List PlacementTable of Contents: Masthead StickyEssential Lite Cabin Suitcase (small) Premium luggage brand Rimowa is probably best known for its eye-catching aluminum suitcases that you may have seen celebrities from Julianne Moore to the Kardashians sporting. However, it’s Rimowa’s polycarbonate Essential Lite carry-on that’s a true standout. Ultra-lightweight, durable, and available in glossy, […]

New Terminal Inaugurated at Milano-Linate Airport

MIAMI – Despite COVID, Milano-Linate Airport (LIN) management continued with the reconstruction of its new terminal that was inaugurated on June 8 in the presence of the Italian President, Sergio Mattarella, along with the Lombardia Region President, Attilio Fontana, and Milan Mayor, Giuseppe Sala. Notwithstanding a host of serious problems brought forward by the pandemic, […]

Lufthansa Offering Widebodies for Mallorca

MIAMI – Ready to fly a Boeing 747 again? How about a short hop on an Airbus A350, the latter whose pilots say it is the most “finished” aircraft? To meet pent-up demand, Lufthansa (LH) is bringing back its Boeing 747-8 on relatively short flights between Frankfurt (FRA) and Palma de Mallorca (PMI) for the […]

Airbnb is tapping other rental services starting with Vrbo to join on banning properties that field repeated complaints from neighbors

Summary List Placement Airbnb and Vrbo are teaming up to to crack down harder on party houses listed on their platforms, according to a press release issued Friday.   Known as the Community Integrity Program, the collaboration will allow the vacation rental platforms to share information about listings that consistently serve as party houses. The goal […]

Alaska Adds Seasonal Winter Routes

MIAMI – Alaska Airlines (AS), like other U.S. carriers seeing a surge of post-pandemic summertime demand, is looking ahead to the winter months. The growing carrier has announced new seasonal routes starting this fall to warm getaways: Weekly service between San Francisco (SFO) and Cancun, Mexico (CUN). Multiple weekly flights between Portland, Ore. (PDX) and […]

American Airlines wants to fly travelers over congested cities and highway traffic with a $1 billion pre-order for up to 250 eVTOLs

Summary List Placement American Airlines is making an investment in the future of aviation with a $1 billion pre-order for a new type of aircraft to fly over congested cities.  The Fort Worth, Texas-based airline is investing $25 million in Vertical Aerospace, a UK-based firm developing electric vertical takeoff and land aircraft, or eVTOLs, in […]

Hawaii is asking tourists to stop renting U-Haul moving vans amid the massive rental car shortage

Summary List Placement Rental cars have become increasingly expensive and difficult to book in hot tourist destinations like Hawaii. As a result, tourists have turned to booking U-Haul vehicles instead of rental cars. But now, the Aloha State is asking its tourists to stop renting moving vehicles: “[we] do not condone visitors renting moving trucks […]

On-Board Flair Airline’s First Boeing 737-8 Flight

EDMONTON – The Canadian aviation industry has been significantly impacted by the COIVD-19 pandemic and its continued effects. Most airlines were forced to make deep cuts to their network, staff, and fleet. However, one airline has taken the next step towards its goal of operating 50 aircraft within the next five years.   Ultra-low-cost carrier […]

I left New York for a 4-night trip to Savannah, Georgia — here’s what it was like dining indoors, going on booze tours, and singing karaoke without wearing masks

Summary List Placement I went on my first date with my now-boyfriend in March 2020. Two weeks later, COVID-19 took over, our home of New York became the epicenter, and we restricted our dates to Friday night dinners at home. Thanks to our recent vaccinations, we’re slowly taking our relationship out into the “real world.”  […]

United Airlines close to mega Boeing and Airbus order

United Airlines close to an order for 150 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft and a reported 50 Airbus A321s. The report from CNBC says the US airline is looking to upgrade its fleet at a time when travel is surging in the US. “We do not currently have a deal in place with Boeing or Airbus […]

10 tropical hotels on Key West you’ll want to book for a relaxing island escape

  Summary List PlacementTable of Contents: Masthead Sticky Sometimes weird, often wacky, but always wonderful, Key West is the southernmost island in the United States. Located in the temperate Florida Straits, it boasts lush tropical foliage, paradisaical weather, and warm waters for diving, fishing, paddle boarding and more. Every time I visit this magical place […]

United Airlines to Buy at Least 100 Boeing Max Jets

MIAMI – As a continuous result of the increased demand for air travel, United Airlines (UA) has started talks with Boeing for 100 new 737 MAX jets. The Chicago-based carrier has intentions to revamp its fleet with more fuel-efficient aircraft. Both Boeing and Airbus are seeking more aircraft deals, as more and more people are […]

The 8 best hotels in Wildwood, New Jersey for an affordable family beach vacation

 Summary List Placement Near the southern tip of the Jersey Shore, Wildwood has been attracting East Coasters looking for a relaxing beach escape since the late 1800s. Loyalists return each year for the wide white-sand beach, lively boardwalk loaded with amusement rides and restaurants, and affordable midcentury modern hotels and motels. I would know, I’m […]

Today in Aviation: British Airways 5390

MIAMI – Today in Aviation, in 1990, British Airways (BA) 5390, a BAC One-Eleven, had one cockpit window separate completely from the aircraft in-flight. The Pilot in Command ended up exiting the aircraft on the spot. This was an accident that could have easily had a very different outcome. This article will be based on […]

2 passengers aboard a Mediterranean cruise tested positive for COVID-19

Summary List Placement Cruise lines in the US are still racing to resume sailing. But overseas, a new problem reminiscent of March 2020 has surfaced: two passengers aboard an MSC Cruises ship sailing in the Mediterranean have tested positive for COVID-19. The two passengers, who were asymptomatic aboard the MSC Seaside, tested positive during a […]

The 12 best hotels in Miami’s South Beach to soak up the sun, chill at the spa, or party all night

  Summary List PlacementTable of Contents: Masthead Sticky If you look at Miami’s South Beach — one of the most famous architectural regions in the world — you’d be hard-pressed to realize it was once just a coconut farm. Now a booming party every night of the week, the Art Deco District is a stunning […]

The new Citi Custom Cash credit card just launched with a $200 bonus and up to 5% back in your top spending category

  Summary List Placement Citi has launched a brand new credit card — the Citi Custom Cash℠ Card. It’s offering a bonus of Citi Custom Cash℠ Card. You’ll earn 5% back on up to $500 spent in your top eligible spending category each billing cycle. Read Insider’s guide to the best rewards credit cards. It’s […]