You can now transfer Chase points to Air Canada Aeroplan — and get on the waitlist for the upcoming Aeroplan card

  Summary List Placement Chase has added Air Canada’s Aeroplan loyalty program as an Ultimate Rewards transfer partner. You can now join the waiting list for Chase’s upcoming Aeroplan credit card and earn bonus points. Aeroplan points aren’t just good for Air Canada flights — you can use them on Star Alliance partners, too. Read […]

Qantas to stand down 2500 as border closures continue

Qantas and its low-cost subsidiary Jetstar will stand down 2,500 staff as the COVID border closures across Australia continue. The airline said that the stand-down is a temporary measure to deal with a significant drop in flying caused by COVID restrictions in Greater Sydney in particular and the knock-on border closures in all other states […]

More than 700 Spirit and American flights have been canceled and even more are delayed due to bad weather and a reported lack of flight crews

Summary List Placement The summer of vaccinated travel strikes again.  Spirit Airlines and American Airlines have canceled 729 flights and counting as of Monday afternoon as bad weather and “operational challenges” plague cities across the American South.  According to the flight-tracking website FlightAware, a total of 275 Spirit flights have been canceled at the time […]

Lilium Announces US$1bn Alliance with Brazilian Airline Azul

MIAMI – Lilium is to collaborate with Azul (AD) to change high-speed regional transportation in the 100-million-strong Brazilian air passenger market. The firms want to negotiate the parameters for the construction of a co-branded network in Brazil, combining AD’s extensive experience in the Brazilian market and Lilium’s unique eVTOL aircraft platform. As part of the […]

Salazar Assumes ICAO Secretary General Job

MIAMI – Mr. Juan Carlos Salazar of Colombia officially assumed the office of ICAO Secretary General yesterday. He succeeds Dr. Fang Liu of China. The ICAO is a specialized agency of the United Nations. It was created by governments in 1944 to support their diplomacy on international air transport matters. Nations have adopted over 12,000 […]

White knuckles at first 747 flight over 52 years ago

Boeing’s President Bill Allen (Left) and Joe Sutter (right) at the first flight of the 747. Colorised by Benoit Vienne That first flight lasted 75 minutes and, according to Sutter, proved that the 747 flew well, was stable and had light controls with well-balanced forces. “This is a flying arrow,” Wadell declared after the flight. […]

In-flight entertainment in the golden age of flying

In the golden age of flying in-flight entertainment was very different from today. So as you contemplate a return to normal flying during the COVID-19 pandemic flash back to the 1950s and 1960s with us with many gorgeous images colorized by Benoit Vienne. During the 1950s and 60s in-flight entertainment or “IFE” as we know […]

London Heathrow: Feeling the Bite from Travel Restrictions

MIAMI – London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is reeling from the negative impact of the current travel restrictions, falling behind European airports with slow aircraft and traveler traffic. According to the report covering the period from January to June 2021, published in July, the Airport Management indicated that LHR is losing traffic to the advantage of […]

The best credit card deals this week include all-time-high welcome offers from flexible rewards, airline, and hotel loyalty programs

 Table of Contents: Masthead StickySummary List Placement Whether you’re looking to maximize your rewards on a fall road trip or planning ahead for a winter vacation, it’s a great time to open a new credit card — because the points, miles, and cash back you earn now could help pay for a trip when you’re […]

SIA Group: Reduced Loss for First Quarter 2021/2022

MIAMI – Despite continuing travel restrictions and border control, Singapore Airline Group (SQ) has managed to contain its first quarter 2021/2022 loss to US$302m (SG$409m), thanks to the growth in global markets served by SQ. SQ reported growth in passenger traffic by 4.6% year-over-year in passenger load factor, reaching 14.8%. The capacity offered, measured in […]

Amtrak riders will soon be traveling on a brand-new type of locomotive that can go 125 miles per hour: Meet the ALC-42 Siemens Chargers

Summary List Placement Amtrak last month unveiled the new upgrades to its Superliner and Viewliner fleet that including redesigned seats, enhanced rooms, and the restoration of traditional dining. Read More: I went aboard Amtrak’s new long-distance trains aiming to transform America’s languishing rail network, and now I want to take a cross-country train trip But […]

What it’s like to work in Death Valley, where businesses face 130-degree weather, flash floods, and dwindling tourists

Summary List Placement When Jenni Williams went to snap a picture of the Death Valley thermometer reaching what looked like a record-breaking 135 degrees, her camera broke.  Things are always breaking in the hottest place on Earth, said Brooke Grey, a 23-year-old hotel manager at The Amargosa Opera House and one of Death Valley Junction’s […]

Some planes have hidden power outlets in the bathroom — here’s why

Summary List Placement Ultra-low-cost airlines are notorious for having no-frills, and Frontier Airlines is no different.  In-flight entertainment, in-seat power, and other perks do not come standard when fares are as low as $11, in some cases. And that’s a trade-off I’m more than fine with making because I can normally plan around it by […]

Inside the star-studded beach club turned luxury waterfront villa on the French Riviera that’s currently on sale for $12.5 million

Summary List Placement During its mid-20th century heyday, La Garoupe was a star-studded French Riviera beach club, frequented by the likes of JFK, Winston Churchill, Harry Truman, Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway, and Sean Connery. In 2007, its current owners converted it into a unique private residence. Now, it’s been listed on the market by Cap […]

Today in Aviation: Boeing, McDonnell Douglas Finalize Merger

MIAMI – Today in Aviation, Boeing completed its merger with McDonnell Douglas in 1997. McDonnell Douglas could trace its history back to 1967, when the Douglas and McDonnell Aircraft companies merged. Boeing meanwhile, was founded by William Boeing back in 1916. The two companies had been competitors for many years. But as the industry entered […]

One of Embraer’s worst selling jets just got a shot in the arm with an 30-aircraft order from Canada’s Porter Airlines: Meet the E195-E2

Summary List Placement Canada’s Porter Airlines is finally entering the jet age with a landmark order for 30 brand-new jet aircraft. The Toronto-based carrier chose Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer and its newest commercial jet, the E195-E2, for the landmark expansion that will allow for longer flights throughout Canada, the US, Central America, the Caribbean, and […]

New tracking technology nearing readiness for MH370 search

Significant progress has been achieved in refining a fascinating new technology, Weak Signal Propagation, (WSPR) which is a digital radio communication protocol that is providing new hope that a more precise resting place can be determined for MH370 which disappeared over seven years ago with 239 souls on board. Aerospace engineer Richard Godfrey has used […]

Heads up, Gamers! The FAA Needs New Air Traffic Controllers

MIAMI – The US FAA needs to hire 4,300 new air traffic controllers over the next five years and the answer may come from an unexpected job reservoir: gamers. The FAA is launching a week-long campaign to foster job applications for underrepresented categories i.e. women, minorities, or communities by featuring shared histories from current air […]

14 incredible Walt Disney World resort pools, from a waterslide through a serpent’s mouth to a lagoon with a volcano

  Summary List Placement Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky At Walt Disney World, the fun isn’t only found in the parks. There are 34 resorts in the Walt Disney World complex, each with its own distinct theme. Many are considered a destination all on their own, with families opting to schedule resort days into their vacation plans, […]

The best small business credit cards of August 2021

 Table of Contents: Masthead StickySummary List Placement The best small business credit cards of August 2021: Category Small business credit card Best sign-up bonus: Ink Business Preferred® Credit Card Best for premium travel benefits: The Business Platinum® Card from American Express Earns travel points with no annual fee The Blue Business® Plus Credit Card from […]

The charter airline flying one of the world’s cheapest private jets is expanding to the West Coast. One-way flights start at $3,000.

Summary List Placement One of America’s newest charter airlines is expanding to the West Coast, and bringing the Cirrus Vision Jet with it. Starting July 26, VeriJet is offering flights across the West Coast and American Southwest in the airline’s furthest venture outside of its home region of the Southeast.  A single flight hour in […]

The best Citi credit cards of August 2021

  Summary List Placement Citi is an Insider advertising partner. The best Citi credit cards of August 2021: Category Citi credit card Best overall: Citi Premier℠ Card Best for cash back: Citi® Double Cash Card Best if your spending changes month to month Citi Custom Cash℠ Card Best for introductory 0% APR on purchases and balance […]

Air India to Not Retire its Boeing 747

MIAMI – Flag carrier Air India (AI) will not phase out its Boeing 747 aircraft just yet, stated a Minister of State for Civil Aviation Mr. V K Singh. Although there were several rumors earlier this year about AI getting rid of its last few Jumbos, the statement by the minister is clear. The Covid […]

Qantas loses major case over outsourcing work

Qantas is to appeal the Australian Federal Court’s watershed judgment that it contravened the Fair Work Act in outsourcing the remainder of its ground handling functions, setting the scene for a protracted confrontation with the Transport Workers Union which is pushing for the nearly 2000 workers to be reinstated. Federal Court Justice Michael Lee called […]

Boeing predicts renewed post-pandemic fleet will cut CO2

Airlines are expected to emerge from the COVID 19 pandemic with newer, more efficient fleets that are  a “huge step forward” in reducing industry carbon emissions, according to a senior Boeing executive The US aerospace giant’s chief sustainability officer, Chris Raymond, told Australasian reporters on a conference call Friday that Boeing believed airlines would be […]

Pay no interest or fees for up to 18 months on eligible travel purchases with My Chase Plan — but only for a limited time

  Summary List Placement Chase is offering interest-free My Chase Plans for travel purchases of $100 or more until August 31. If you’re planning a trip, it’s a great way to stretch out your payments without paying more. Don’t let the ability to pay later wreck your budget, though — avoid the temptation to overspend. […]

15 of the best hotels in Texas, from old school luxury in San Antonio to Wild West vibes in Fort Worth

  Summary List Placement Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky They say everything is bigger in Texas, and when it comes to its hotels, that’s certainly true, too. From beach resorts in Galveston for a family vacation to a high-end spa retreat in Lake Austin, or a funky rural abode off-the-beaten-path in Marfa, the Lone Star […]