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Air Canada Wins Six Top Honours in FXExpress Publications, Inc.’s Awards for Leisure, Family and Millennial Travel

Source: Air Canada Air Canada won six honours in a series of awards from FXExpress Publications, Inc.'s family of brands. Global Traveler's Leisure Lifestyle Awards honour the best in the world of leisure and lifestyle travel; trazeetravel.com's The Trazees recognize in the best in millennial travel; and whereverfamily.com's Wherever Awards acknowledge the best in family travel. The carrier was voted by readers of the well-regarded travel magazine Global Traveler, and its sister publications Trazee Travel and WhereverFamily for the following accolades: Leisure Lifestyle Awards Best Airline for Onboard Entertainment for the third consecutive year Best Premium Economy Class for the third consecutive year Best Airline for Onboard Menu for the third consecutive year The Trazees Awards Favorite Airline in North America for the third consecutive year The Wherever [...]

2021-08-04T19:03:59+03:00August 4th, 2021|AIRLINES, News|

Chase Ultimate Rewards® Adds Air Canada Aeroplan Loyalty Program to its Lineup of Point Transfer Partners

Source: Air Canada Chase and Air Canada also announce an exclusive waitlist bonus for the soon to launch Aeroplan U.S. Credit Card Chase, the largest U.S. co-brand card issuer and Air Canada, Canada's largest airline and a Star Alliance founding member, are giving eligible credit cardmembers with Ultimate Rewards a new option to use their points with the addition of Aeroplan as the latest Chase Ultimate Rewards point transfer partner. Starting today, eligible Chase cardmembers can transfer Ultimate Rewards points to Aeroplan, and redeem for travel and flight rewards with Air Canada and their more than 40 airline partners, including the entire Star Alliance network. Eligible Chase cardmembers now have access to a total of 14 leading airline and hotel loyalty programs through Ultimate Rewards. "We [...]

2021-08-04T19:01:04+03:00August 4th, 2021|AIRLINES, News|

Air Canada Continues to Engage With Employees in Advancing Its Sustainability Goals and Commitments

Source: Air Canada Sustainability is a top priority for Air Canada Climate Action Plan, committing to net-zero emissions by 2050 Ongoing support to communities and children in need from coast to coast "I feel proud to have supported our country and fellow Canadians during these unprecedented times. Working with the Red Cross gave me a chance to give back in a meaningful way." ­­– Air Canada employee Ameena Youssef on working with the Canadian Red Cross in their fight against COVID-19 by recruiting humanitarian workers for long-term health care facilities. With the help of its employees like Ameena Youssef and others, Air Canada continued to support communities in need across the country for various causes throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. This is one example of many other actions and accomplishments [...]

2021-08-04T18:56:24+03:00August 4th, 2021|AIRLINES, News|

Frontier Airlines Announces 15 New Nonstop Routes

Source: Frontier Airlines Frontier Airlines announced 15 new nonstop routes. The airline is expanding significantly in Miami with nine new routes, including its first-ever service to Aruba, along with flights to the Turks & Caicos. To celebrate the new service, Frontier is offering introductory fares starting at $29*. "We're thrilled to continue Frontier's remarkable growth streak with the announcement of 15 new nonstop routes, including our first-ever service to Aruba and new international routes from Denver, Newark and Philadelphia," said Daniel Shurz, senior vice president of commercial, Frontier Airlines. "We continue to focus on adding service to markets where our 'Low Fares Done Right' approach benefits customers and stimulates demand with affordable fares and convenient service. Today's expansion holds true [...]

2021-08-04T18:12:27+03:00August 4th, 2021|AIRLINES, News|

Delta eliminates fee to allow free standby for same-day trip changes

Source: Delta Air Lines Customers with last-minute changes can stand by for an alternate flight for free starting Aug. 4. Customers can make any changes to their trip via delta.com and the Fly Delta app. Delta is making it easier for customers to manage their travel from their own devices, even when plans change at the last minute. Beginning Aug. 4, customers who need to change their flight on the day of departure can now stand by for an earlier, alternative flight without paying a fee. The new flight must depart the same day, and standby requests or a confirmed change must be made within 24 hours of departure. Customers can make their same-day travel change directly within the Fly [...]

2021-08-04T17:34:13+03:00August 4th, 2021|AIRLINES, News|

Touchdown! United Airlines Adds 74 Flights for College and Professional Football Games This Fall

Source: United Airlines United to fly new routes, add additional flights and operate larger aircraft to get more fans than ever to the best football games this season As football fans across the U.S. get ready to cheer on their favorite teams on the road this fall, United is adding new routes, more flights and flying planes with more seats to give diehard fans every chance to get in on action on their rival's home turf. To meet an expected increase in demand for fans to travel to watch their favorite teams in person this season, United is adding 74 flights, including 52 new direct flights between college towns and professional football markets on gameday weekends this September through November. [...]

2021-08-04T17:31:38+03:00August 4th, 2021|AIRLINES, News|

American Airlines Takes TikTok to New Heights with Free Inflight Access for Customers

Source: American Airlines Only on American: Free access to TikTok More than dance videos — customers can find travel inspiration, off-the-beaten-path locations, and travel tips American Airlines, which has the fastest Wi-Fi on more aircraft than any other U.S. carrier, just added TikTok to its roster of free inflight offerings. Without having to purchase Wi-Fi, customers traveling on Viasat-equipped narrowbody aircraft can get 30-minutes of free access to TikTok, an entertainment platform powered by a global community of creatives. This is a promotional offering beginning Aug. 2, 2021. “Faster Wi-Fi allows us to deliver diverse inflight entertainment options and invest in innovative partnerships with platforms like TikTok,” said Clarissa Sebastian, American’s Managing Director of Premium Customer Experience and Onboard Products. [...]

2021-08-05T01:05:31+03:00August 4th, 2021|AIRLINES, News|

KLM reports financial results for Q2 and first half of 2021

Source: KLM In the second quarter of 2021, KLM reported an operating loss of EUR 185 million, compared to a loss of EUR 493 million in the same period last year, when the coronavirus pandemic was at its height. Second-quarter revenues this year amounted to EUR 1,207 million, compared to EUR 701 million in 2020. Although the results for the period indicate a clear improvement compared to 2020, they are far behind pre-pandemic figures. Nevertheless, these results constitute a significant impulse on the road to recovery. During the first half of 2021, KLM incurred an operating loss of EUR 522 million, with revenues amounting to EUR 2,137 million. In the first half of 2020, KLM incurred a loss of EUR 768 [...]

2021-08-02T07:15:32+03:00August 2nd, 2021|AIRLINES, News|

Southwest Airlines Joins Sabre Providing Industry-standard Level of Access to Carrier’s Low Fares and Network as it Welcomes Business Travelers Back to the Sky

Source: Southwest Airlines Southwest Airlines now offers its everyday low-fares within all three major global distribution systems including Sabre, Travelport, and Amadeus Southwest Airlines Co.  began offering flights for sale within Sabre's global distribution system (GDS), the leading corporate booking channel in the US. With a rollout of the partnership now complete, Southwest Airlines® for the first time in Company history offers an ability for business travelers and travel decision makers to book Southwest and its everyday low fares at an industry-standard level of participation within all three major GDSs. "As we bring the Southwest Effect to business travel, our number one focus continues to be removing friction when booking travel, while at the same time investing in the booking [...]

2021-08-02T07:06:32+03:00August 2nd, 2021|AIRLINES, News|

Frontier Airlines Announces 20 Nonstop Routes, Including 5 New Destinations

Source: Frontier Frontier Airlines announced 20 new nonstop routes, including 17 new Orlando routes and an expansion into four popular international vacation destinations: Antigua & Barbuda, Belize City, Liberia, Costa Rica and Turks & Caicos. Plus, the airline is adding its 7th airport in New York state with the announcement of service from New York Stewart International Airport (SWF) in New Windsor. To celebrate the new service, Frontier is offering introductory fares starting at $25*. “This announcement marks one of our largest international expansions ever and we are thrilled to now offer our customers affordable service to four more popular destinations offering both sun and fun,” said Daniel Shurz, senior vice president of commercial, Frontier Airlines. “Summer 2021 has led to [...]

2021-08-02T05:44:02+03:00August 2nd, 2021|AIRLINES, News|