Monthly Archives: February 2015

San Diego Airport Debuts Airspace Lounge

San Diego International Airport opened its first common-use lounge Wednesday. Airspace Lounge, operated by Swissport, is free for elite American Express card members. All other passengers can pay a daily fee to use the amenities at the lounge.

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Storms Snarl Air Travel For Thursday

Airlines have cancelled over a 1,000 flights for Wednesday and began cancelling some flights for Thursday as another round of winter storms hit. Airports being affected by weather changes are Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson International Airport, Charlotte Douglas International Airport, and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

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Delta Testing 20 Minute Baggage Guarantee

Delta is testing their guarantee of check bags arriving to the baggage carousel within 20 minutes for SkyMiles customers traveling on domestic flights through March 31st. Delta will give frequent fliers 2,500 miles to customers’ whose bags take longer than 20 minutest to reach the carousel. Customers bags who take longer than that must fill out an online form  in order to receive the extra miles.

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European Airlines Looking to Add Wi-Fi Service

European airlines vying for customers are adding in-flight Wi-Fi service to their menu of amenities. The cost for airlines to provide Wi-Fi has dropped as more communications satellites have been placed around the globe, increasing the service’s appeal and profit potential. So soon passengers will be able to stay connected throughout flights on the European continent.

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United Airlines to Tweak Loyalty Program on March 1

Beginning March 1, United Airlines will adjust its frequent flier program to a model based on fares paid instead of miles flown. MileagePlus members can earn 5 to 11 points per dollar on airfares, depending on their status. United will not be adjusting the points needed to redeem rewards.

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