The A380 Program Might Be Dead, But You Can Still Fly on One

Written by J. Scott Clark @ The Points Guy

With a dwindling backlog of A380 orders, airlines cancelling orders, no interest in the secondary market for leased planes that have been returned to their owners and no one rallying around the superjumbo, Airbus has officially announced the end the A380 program. The current world-wide fleet of A380s stands at 232, with Emirates leading the pack with 109, …

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Law to Fund the FAA During Future Shutdowns Proposed in Congress

Written by J. Scott Clark @ The Points Guy

The recent government shutdown — the longest in US history — had widespread repercussions for the aviation industry. It would also seem that the aviation industry played a key role in getting the government reopened, at least temporarily. In an effort to avoid some of those repercussions like route delays, aircraft certifications and keeping ATCs …

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Emirates Places Further Limits on Chauffeur Drive Service

Written by J. Scott Clark @ The Points Guy

Emirates has been making changes to who can take advantage of its chauffeur service. The travel perk, normally available to anyone flying in First or Business class, has been restricted to only paying passengers. The airline announced that from March 1, 2019, the service would no longer be available for passengers who were flying on …

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You’ve Got Mail: Chase Is Sending out 1099s for Referral Bonuses

Written by J. Scott Clark @ The Points Guy

Earlier this week, people who earned referral bonuses with AMEX saw 1099s hit their mailbox. Now, it would seem that Chase is following suit, issuing 1099s for referral bonuses earned by cardholders in 2018. Chase is valuing the points earned for referrals at 1.0 cent. (TPG’s own current valuations for Chase Ultimate Rewards points is …

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TSA Agent Killed After Fall From Balcony at Orlando International Airport, Flights Grounded

Written by J. Scott Clark @ The Points Guy

Reports from Orlando International Airport say an off-duty TSA agent fell to his death from the balcony of the Hyatt Regency Hotel on Saturday morning. The incident caused some people to flee through the nearby security checkpoints unscreened. The FAA briefly grounded flights. At 9:30 a.m., an individual jumped from the Hyatt Regency Hotel into …

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American Airlines Just Received Its First Airbus A321neo Aircraft

Written by J. Scott Clark @ The Points Guy

American Airlines took delivery of its first Airbus A321neo Friday. The newest member of the AA family departed Hamburg, Germany, Friday morning and landed in Pittsburg, where the airline’s team will get it ready for its first passengers. And it’s here! The first @AmericanAir #A321neo has landed at @PITairport pic.twitter.com/3RLLNcxSYh — Linda (@flylabrock) February 1, …

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