Google Will Guarantee Prices on Select Flights — And Other Features We Love

Written by Nicolas Avalle @ The Points Guy

Google unveiled its replacement for the Google Trips app this week in the form of a flurry of new features for Google Maps and the Google Travel site. The new tools promise to make Google’s trip planning, booking and mapping services more convenient and intuitive for users. A lot of the old app’s functionality has …

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Pictures: Air Baltic’s New Airbus A220 Liveries Honor Flags of Baltic States

Written by Nicolas Avalle @ The Points Guy

Air Baltic has completed the third in a series of special liveries for its Airbus A220 aircraft. Each new design is based on the flag of a Baltic country. The newest livery carries the yellow, green and red of the Lithuanian flag in an appropriately wavy design along the plane’s fuselage. The airplane, dubbed Vilnius, …

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American Airlines Pays $90 Million to Sponsor LA Stadium Plaza

Written by Nicolas Avalle @ The Points Guy

Another airline has jumped into the sports world this week. American Airlines is now the official airline of two Los Angeles football teams, the Rams and Chargers. The announcement comes only two days after Allegiant attached its name to a new NFL stadium under construction in Las Vegas. American’s partnership doesn’t go quite as far …

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Air Seychelles Received Africa’s First Airbus A320Neo and It’s Beautiful

Written by Nicolas Avalle @ The Points Guy

Air Seychelles, the national carrier for the Republic of Seychelles, became the first African carrier to take delivery of an Airbus A320Neo aircraft last week. The new plane sports a rainbow tail and colorful details on its wingtips and engines, making for a gorgeous livery. Air Seychelles, partly owned by Etihad Airways, is facing competition …

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Exciting New Airline Routes for July 2019 and Beyond

Written by Nicolas Avalle @ The Points Guy

Airlines are constantly adjusting their schedules, launching new services while cancelling others. It’s all part of their efforts perfect their networks while increasing profitability. New routes are announced nearly every day, some seasonal and some more permanent. Here’s a look at some interesting flight changes that were announced in July. Domestic Carriers It was a …

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Here’s What the Future of Airports Might Look Like

Written by Nicolas Avalle @ The Points Guy

Air travel is constantly changing, and airports are always adapting. From accommodating more and more airplane traffic to opening lounges and adding Wi-Fi and more and more amenities, airports are rushing to accommodate passenger’s needs with more outlets, more eco-friendly options, and friendlier public spaces. Or so do the best ones among them, like Singapore’s …

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Pittsburgh Airport Opens ‘Sensory Room’ to Help Flyers With Autism

Written by Nicolas Avalle @ The Points Guy

Flying can be stressful for everyone. But for travelers with autism, crowded airports and their bright lights and unfamiliar sounds can be particularly overwhelming. This is why Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) says it has opened “Presley’s Place,” a 1,500-square-foot “sensory-friendly” space for passengers young and old to de-stress and acclimate to the experience of traveling …

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See JetBlue’s and Southwest’s New Gates at SFO’s Harvey Milk Terminal 1

Written by Nicolas Avalle @ The Points Guy

JetBlue and Southwest Airlines have moved operations at San Francisco International (SFO) to the airport’s new Harvey Milk Terminal 1. Overnight from Monday to Tuesday, the two airlines shifted their gates to the new terminal, which is part of the overall Terminal 1. JetBlue said its first service from the new facility — flight 16 …

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Harvey Milk Terminal 1 Opens at San Francisco International

Written by Nicolas Avalle @ The Points Guy

San Francisco’s Harvey Milk Terminal 1 served its first passengers on Tuesday after two years of construction. The new terminal was named after California’s first openly gay elected official, San Francisco supervisor Harvey Milk. Other than a new name, the refreshed San Francisco (SFO) terminal sports a number of eco-friendly upgrades, including naturally lit open …

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American Airlines Adds New Routes for College Football Season

Written by Nicolas Avalle @ The Points Guy

Last month we wrote about United adding special point-to-point routes for the college football season, and it appears American Airlines is following suit. The carrier announced five special routes for big games in the upcoming season to court fans into traveling to support their favorite teams, and will expand service on four existing routes to …

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An MD-80? The Truth Behind This Tiny American Airlines ‘Plane’ Parked at O’Hare

Written by Nicolas Avalle @ The Points Guy

Passengers with a keen eye flying out of Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport might have noticed a very unusual, tiny American Airlines plane on the edge of a parking lot next to taxiways.   This baby plane isn’t a failed experiment in basic-economy or a masquerading baggage cart. It’s a unique piece of American Airlines equipment …

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