Breeze Airways unveils cabin layout of Airbus A220 planes

Breeze Airways has unveiled the layout of its Airbus A220-300 aircraft, including dimensions of the premium-class seat.  The carrier says that the mix of seats will be dynamic, with the ratio between premium and standard seats easily changeable depending upon […]

Alaska Airlines feeling good about business travel

Fresh off its first profitable quarter since before the pandemic and in the midst of a rebound in business travel demand, Alaska Airlines plans to leverage the carrier’s partnership with American Airlines and its entry in the Oneworld airline alliance […]

Operational meltdown costs Southwest Airlines $75 million

The October operational collapse that forced Southwest to cancel more than 2,400 flights and delay nearly 5,000 others over four days cost the airline an estimated $75 million. The figure includes expenses related to customer refunds and “gestures of goodwill.” […]

FAA proposes an increase in rest period for flight attendants

The FAA has moved forward with a long-anticipated proposal to increase the required rest period between shifts for flight attendants to 10 hours.  The proposal, which is championed by flight attendant unions, comes pursuant to a congressional mandate in the […]

Qantas moves up international service restart to Nov. 1

Qantas has pushed up its planned resumption of international service by two weeks, in line with the Australia and New South Wales governments’ border reopening plans. The carrier now will start service between Sydney and both London and Los Angeles […]

Fiji reopening to vaccinated U.S. travelers

Fiji will reopen to vaccinated travelers from the U.S. beginning Dec. 1.  The South Pacific nation, which has closed its borders to tourism throughout the pandemic, is making the move after achieving a vaccination rate of more than 80% of […]

United enabling PayPal payment for onboard purchases

United Airlines flyers will soon have the option of using PayPal QR codes to make contactless payments onboard. The carrier said the deployment will begin in November on select flights out of Chicago O’Hare and will be extended to its […]