American Discounts Business Class AAnytime Awards for Europe Summer Flights

Written by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

If you feel frustrated you can never find saver availability on American Airlines flights, we have some good news. Sadly, it’s not open award availability. Instead, AA is discounting its “AAnytime” business class awards for flights between the US and Europe for travel later this summer. On AA’s award chart, there are three stated pricing …

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Book Delta One Suites to India for 47,000 Points

Written by Brendan Dorsey @ The Points Guy

Delta announced its long awaited return to India last month, flying a Boeing 777-200LR from New York JFK to Mumbai (BOM) starting in December 2019. Delta will operate a 777 that’s been retrofitted with the fantastic new Delta One Suite. One Mile At A Time reports that when the flight was loaded into the schedule, …

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What to Do If You’ve Been Affected by the Alitalia Strike

Written by Brendan Dorsey @ The Points Guy

Italian flag carrier Alitalia has canceled more than 300 flights Tuesday due to employee strikes. The strikes have disrupted the travel plans of thousands of passengers and resulted in flight cancellations into Wednesday. Alitalia ground staff strikes have interfered with other carriers like British Airways and EasyJet, who have also scrapped a number of flights …

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Avianca Reports $68 Million Loss Amid Worsening Financial Situation

Written by Ethan Steinberg @ The Points Guy

While demand for air travel continues to grow around the globe, a number of major international airlines are in precarious financial situations. Loyalty Lobby reported early last week that Colombian flag carrier Avianca posed a $68 million loss for the first quarter of 2019, causing Avianca’s debt to trade at distressed levels. Avianca has $550 million …

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ANA Takes Delivery of Second Flying Honu, And Earlier Than Expected

Written by J. Scott Clark @ The Points Guy

All Nippon Airways (ANA) took delivery this week of its second A380, decked out in the newest version of the Flying Honu livery. The new Airbus aircraft — the Emerald Green Flying Honu — was even delivered early. ANA will be flying its new A380s between Narita (NRT) and Honolulu (HNL). ANA is investing heavily …

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Why Airlines Work With Regional Carriers

Written by Sid Lipsey @ The Points Guy

Thanks to years of conditioning and countless dollars spent on national ad campaigns, we know the names of the largest airlines (like Southwest, American, United and Delta) by heart. The 65 or so smaller regional airlines in the United States don’t carry that same name recognition, but they do carry a large share of the …

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Beijing’s New Airport Takes a Big Step Towards Opening

Written by Katherine Fan @ The Points Guy

Beijing’s Daxing International Airport took a big step Monday towards its official opening on September 30. The new airport that will serve the Chinese capital welcomed its first passenger aircraft, in a quadruple test flight with no passengers. Four of China’s largest airlines sent their flagship airplanes to test out the facilities. In order of …

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Lufthansa Group Says It’s Committed to Keeping First Class

Written by Brendan Dorsey @ The Points Guy

TPG considers Lufthansa First Class one of the top products in the sky. Its large seat and stellar onboard service is matched by an amazing ground experience that includes top-shelf drinks and even being driven directly from the lounge to the aircraft in a Mercedes. While other airlines are slashing their first class cabins and …

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Delta’s Anti-Union Campaign Goes Viral

Written by Darren Murph @ The Points Guy

Delta Air Lines is the least unionized airline based in the US, but the company’s efforts to maintain that status quo created a stir on social media this week. The airline’s flight attendants last rejected unionization in late 2010, following the 2008 acquisition of Northwest Airlines, and the company now operates a website (DontRiskItDontSignIt.com) that …

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Qantas Trials First ‘Zero Waste’ Commercial Flight

Written by Brendan Dorsey @ The Points Guy

It’s an inconvenient truth of the airline industry that it’s one of the worst polluters in terms of carbon emissions. Fortunately some airlines have realized their impact on the Earth and are starting to do something about it. Qantas, the Australian flag carrier, has trialed the first-ever flight that will allegedly produce no landfill waste. …

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Delta’s New Program Helps Elites Earn Back Status After a Major Life Event

Written by Brendan Dorsey @ The Points Guy

Earning airline elite status is a bit like an obsession. You do crazy things to maintain it, and when you lose it, you have serious withdrawals when you don’t get that first class upgrade or see a comparatively low number of miles in your account after a flight. There are times when a major life …

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