United, Hawaiian improved refund policies this summer. Others didn’t, and it showed.

Written by Zach Griff @ The Points Guy

We’ve now been in the midst of the pandemic for nearly seven months. When the coronavirus first came stateside, governments were quick to impose lockdowns and quarantines. This suddenly halted the economy — and brought travel to a near standstill. As airlines began adjusting to the new normal, many tightened their refund policies. Some of …

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Aloha! The nation’s longest domestic flight is back, and you can book with miles

Written by Ben Mutzabaugh @ The Points Guy

The nation’s longest domestic route is set to make a comeback. That will come courtesy of Hawaiian Airlines, which announced on Wednesday Oct 21 that it would resume nonstop service from its Honolulu hub to both Boston and New York-JFK. Boston flights will begin Dec. 18, with Hawaiian offering two flights a week on an …

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American and Hawaiian Adjust Elite Qualifications

Written by Island Miler @ Jeffsetter Travel

It doesn’t look like we may have to deal with COVID-19 longer than initially thought. As a result, American and Hawaiian adjust elite qualifications in an attempt to attract and retain passengers. American AAdvantage American is making a number of changes to AAdvantage to keep loyal customers flying or to attract new ones, maybe. Adjusting […]

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Hawaiian is Suspending Ohana by Hawaiian Operations

Written by Island Miler @ Jeffsetter Travel

Due to a labor provision in its pilots’ contract, Hawaiian is suspending Ohana by Hawaiian operations. This suspension will impact not only the commuter airline’s passenger services but cargo ops as well. Ohana by Hawaiian is Hawaiian Air’s commuter airline. They operate it in conjunction with Idaho-based Empire Airlines. It’s Hawaiian’s equivalent of, say, Alaska’s […]

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Hawaiian Airlines temporarily suspending its ‘Ohana by Hawaiian flights

Written by Katherine Fan @ The Points Guy

Hawaiian Airlines will temporarily suspend its ‘Ohana by Hawaiian passenger flights and cargo services between Honolulu (HNL) and Moloka‘i (MKK) and Lāna‘i (LNY), beginning Nov. 1. The move leaves travelers with mobility limitations with one less way to travel between the Hawaiian islands. Sign up for TPG’s daily newsletter Service between Honolulu and Kapalua (JHM) …

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Big Update For JetBlue’s Expansion To Europe, Japan’s Plan For US Visitors, New Way To Stop Credit Card Fraud, & More

Written by joeheg @ Your Mileage May Vary

Happy Thursday to all of our travel friends, both near and far. Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like,…

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More than 30,000 furloughs begin as ‘terrible Thursday’ arrives for airlines

Written by Edward Russell @ The Points Guy

American Airlines and United Airlines have begin furloughing more than 32,000 staff as the foretold “terrible Thursday” arrives for U.S. airlines. American began furloughing or laying off 19,000 staff and United 13,342 staff on Thursday after employment protections under the federal coronavirus aid package, or CARES Act, expired on Sept. 30. In addition, American regional subsidiaries …

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Airlines prepare for more than 32,000 furloughs on ‘terrible Thursday’

Written by Edward Russell @ The Points Guy

U.S. airlines are bracing themselves for what analysts have called “terrible Thursday,” when more than 32,000 staff could find themselves without a job amid the worst crisis in the industry’s history. Barring sudden action by Congress on Wednesday, protections under the federal coronavirus aid package, or CARES Act, that passed in March will expire — …

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American joins United and Hawaiian in offering preflight COVID testing

Written by Zach Griff @ The Points Guy

Preflight COVID testing seems like it could be on its way to becoming a baseline amenity offered by all major airlines. As states and countries continue to reopen, many have implemented a mandatory 14-day quarantine for arriving passengers. However, if you present a recent negative COVID test, some territories will let you skip the mandatory …

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Hawaiian Announces Plan To Offer Pre-Travel COVID-19 Tests

Written by William Charles @ Doctor Of Credit

Hawaii has announced that travelers will be able to skip the mandatory 14 day quarantine period if they provide a negative COVID-19 test that is no more than 72 hours old. United then announced they would be offering fliers on the San Francisco > Hawaii flights paid COVID-19 tests as an option. Hawaiian Airlines is […]

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Covid Tests, That Grocery Bonus and PeePal.

Written by Jake Redman @ modhop.com

The guys are back again with some long-winded banter about pandemic times wrapped around some travel-related bits. A couple of airlines are offering Covid testing, we’ll break down who and how much. Plus, we’ll talk about Jake’s unintentionally comical appearance on last week’s #figureitoutfriday with pal Deena Lang. Listen… Show […]

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Where you can fly the best lie-flat seats domestically in October

Written by Zach Griff @ The Points Guy

There’s something thrilling about flying in a lie-flat business-class seat for a short domestic flight. Typically, these top-notch cabins are reserved exclusively for long-haul international flights. After all, in most domestic markets, airlines don’t see the demand for flying a wide-body plane that seats more than 300 people, like the Boeing 777. Yet every so …

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Hawaiian Airlines joins United in offering pre-flight COVID-19 tests

Written by Zach Honig @ The Points Guy

Thursday morning, United Airlines shared plans to provide COVID-19 testing for Hawaii-bound travelers once the islands reopen to tourists (without a mandatory 14-day quarantine) next month. I was a bit surprised that it wasn’t Hawaii’s namesake airline kicking off the initiative, given how absolutely critical testing is to getting the carrier’s operation back off the …

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Some airlines got better at giving refunds as summer began; many others didn’t

Written by Zach Griff @ The Points Guy

When the pandemic first came stateside, would-be flyers heeded the myriad of stay-at-home and quarantine orders. That led to an unprecedented number of voluntary cancellations and changes to upcoming travel plans. In addition, airlines adjusted to the new reality by slashing flights and reducing frequencies. When an airline cancels or “significantly” changes your flight, you’re …

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Thousands of Hawaii Travel Workers Receive Notices

Written by Island Miler @ Jeffsetter Travel

Thousands of Hawaii travel workers receive notices of furlough or layoff as many companies this week as their employers struggle to remain afloat. But, the numbers still pale in comparison to what’s happening in Vegas. Hawaiian Reveals The Elimination of About 2,000 Positions Hawaii’s largest private employer, Hawaiian Airlines, announced that they’d be furloughing or […]

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How many passengers have US airlines banned for not wearing masks?

Written by Zach Honig @ The Points Guy

Delta calls it a “no-fly list.” At Frontier, it’s a “Prevent Departure list.” No matter what it’s called, you don’t want your name to appear — travelers who end up there will have to find another carrier to fly, at least for the time being. Historically, airlines have banned customers for a handful of reasons, …

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How airlines may choose to make up for those recently eliminated $200 change fees

Written by Zach Honig @ The Points Guy

There’s been a lot of praise for airlines over the last week. In a permanent expansion of their current change fee waivers, some of the largest U.S. carriers have followed Southwest’s model of not charging change fees at all, saving customers up to $200 a pop. United Airlines was the first carrier to announce the permanent …

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