TSA Finds Loose Change

Each year, TSA makes public the amount of loose change left behind at screening checkpoints throughout the country. Last year, nearly $868,000.00 was forgotten by passengers at our nation’s airports. As is usually the case, New York and Los Angeles topped the list, but this year, there was no contest. While passengers at LAX left

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LAX Continuing Expansion and Modernization

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is continuing its expansion and modernization. Fresh off its recent 22 airline terminal relocation, brought about as a precursor to Delta’s $1.9 billion plan to modernize and update its terminals, American Airlines has signed a letter of intent to increase its presence at LAX. American has pledged $1.6 billion over

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United Increasing SFO Service

Over the coming months, United Airlines is increasing its capacity from San Francisco International Airport (SFO). The airline plans to add eight new routes from SFO, and switch from regional jets to mainline aircraft on 10 existing routes. As part of the plan, by August 1, United will increase its SFO-Seattle flights to 10 times

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American Cutting Economy Legroom

Sitting in coach is going to be a little tighter in the near future. American Airlines has announced that it will reduce the space between rows in economy by 2 inches. According to reports, American’s new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft will reduce the pitch (the space between rows) from 31 inches to 29 inches on

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Alaska & Virgin America Move Terminals at JFK

Alaska Airlines continues to make moves following its acquisition of Virgin America. According to reports, by October the two airlines will consolidate their operations at New York John F Kennedy (JFK) International Airport and collectively operate out of Terminal 7. The move will see Alaska relocate from its current location at Terminal 8, while Virgin

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US Airlines Improved Operational Performance

According to the latest Airline Quality Rating report released last month, US commercial airlines improved their operational performance in 2016. The report is based on several different topics including complaint incidents, mishandled baggage rates, and on-time arrival percentages. In 2016, on-time arrivals increased from 79.9% to 81.4%, while mishandled baggage dropped from 3.24 per 1,000

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Emirates Reducing Flights to US

Last week, Emirates announced that it will begin reducing flights to the US citing a decrease in passenger demand due to President Trump’s proposed travel ban and restrictive electronics ban. Beginning in May, flights to Fort Lauderdale and Orlando will go from daily to five times a week, while in June and July, flights to

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Lufthansa Opens Revamped Boston Lounge

Last week, Lufthansa opened a new, redesigned lounge at Boston Logan International Airport (BOS). The 6,400 square foot lounge is nearly twice the size of the old lounge, and is located on the top floor of Terminal E, offering views of the Boston waterfront. The lounge is open to Lufthansa’s business and first class customers,

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Qatar’s New Business Class Pods

Qatar Airways has unveiled QSuite, new pods that feature the first double beds in a business class cabin. The QSuites will be retrofitted onto existing Qatar aircrafts beginning in June. This unique design is a “world first” in many ways, challenging industry norms by offering passengers more privacy, choice, and personalization. Non-window seats can be

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