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  1.   As seen on the FlyerTalk forums, FlyerTalker SleepySynapse was one of the first to visit the new oneworld lounge after it opened on Wednesday, February 21, 2024.   “The New Lounge Has Certainly Been Worth the Wait” With a capacity of 118, the new space at Shiphol is open to flyers aboard any oneworld […]
  2.   The company announced the launch of Garner hotels, described as a space with “easy going stays that get you on your way.”   Garner Plans for 500 Hotels in U.S. by 2034 Since the return to travel after the pandemic, hotels are expanding into the midscale hotel space. Announced in August 2023, the newest […]
  3.   The Canadian flag carrier announced they will begin offering luxury coach service from Toronto to Hamilton and Waterloo starting in May 2024.   Hamilton and Waterloo Coaches Part of a Potential Bigger Expansion The pilot program will begin with six non-stop round-trips from Toronto Pearson International Airport to two smaller airports in the region: […]
  4.   The Fort Worth-based carrier announced the changes taking effect on May 1, 2024 on their website.   Earnings Limited to Direct Purchases, Business Members, and Preferred Travel Agencies Prior to the announced changes, flyers could earn both American AAdvantage miles and loyalty points from spending regardless of where they booked travel. Starting in May […]
  5.   Over 1,000 flyers are taking that chance aboard SAS, after the carrier announced their “Destination Unknown” promotion.   Mystery Flight Opened to Flyers at 30,000 Points per Seat SAS announced the promotion through their mobile app on February 12, 2024. For 24 hours, flyers could enter a lottery to reserve their seat aboard the […]
  6.   In comments to Reuters, International Air Transport Association director general Willie Walsh affirmed his belief in Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun, despite the continued issues with the 737 MAX project.   Walsh: “I’m Confident That [Calhoun] Will Fix It.” The comments came before the Singapore Air Show, Asia’s biggest commercial aviation trade show. The stakes […]
  7.   The carrier will roll out the new selections at their lounges and aboard flights starting March 1, 2024.   Brands Selected by Sake Advisor from Conrad Tokyo The airline says each of the 62 brands were selected by Yasuyuki Kitahara, a member of the airline’s Connoisseurs and the assistant food and beverage manager at […]
  8.   Such a case will cost Air Canada $482.74 ($650.88 CAD) in refunded fares, after a flyer gathering information on bereavement fares ended up getting incorrect information through the airline’s chatbot.   Tribunal Determines Air Canada Must Ensure Accurate Web Information The small claims case stems from a November 2022 bereavement flight aboard the Canadian […]
  9.   American Express announced their latest and biggest Centurion Lounge will open at the notoriously busy airport on Wednesday, February 14, 2024.   Largest Space Features Whiskey Bar, Southern Food Menu The Centurion Lounge in Atlanta comes in at nearly 26,000 square feet, located at the airport’s Concourse E near gate E-11. Open to select […]
  10.   CNBC reports the carrier is beginning flights with Starlink internet access onboard as a free product, becoming the first airline to partner with SpaceX.   Hawaiian Says Starlink “Cracked the Code” for High Quality In-Flight Internet With an international network to destinations including Japan, Australia, and New Zealand, Hawaiian needed a product that could […]