Monthly Archives: July 2015

British Airways Announced New Boarding Procedure & Reduces Carry-On Size

British Airways announced a new boarding procedure in which passengers will board first by cabin (first, business), then by seat row number. Any passengers with infants or who need special assistance will be able to board ahead of time as per current rules. British Airways will still allow two bags per person on board. “The size of the larger bag remains unchanged at 22” x 18” x 10” (56 cm x 45 cm x 25 cm) including handles, pockets, and wheels, and it cannot weigh more than 51 pounds (23 kilograms).” The smaller bag must not exceed 16” x 12” 6” (40 cm x 30 cm x 15 cm).

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American Airlines Revises Same-Day Flight Change Policy

American Airlines new change in policy for same-day change will likely effect business travelers Previously, American Airlines customers could pay $75 to switch to another flight on the same day and could change a one-stop flight to a nonstop flight or vice-versa. The previous policy also allowed customers the option to fly to a nearby airport. The rules now state that American Airlines customers must travel through the same hub city and must fly to the same airport, even if they are flying to a city with multiple airports. For example, passengers flying to Washington, D.C. can no longer choose between Dulles International Airport or Reagan National Airport.

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Alaska Airlines Adding Flights to the Midwest

Alaska Airlines is adding three daily nonstop routes from Portland, Oregon to Kansas City, Missouri, Minneapolis-St. Paul and Omaha, Nebraska beginning February 18, 2016.

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Southwest Airlines Will Not Be Changing Free Bag Policy

According to Southwest Airlines’ CEO Gary Kelly, the free-bag policy is not going anywhere. Southwest will continue to offer it’s passengers at least one free check bag to all passengers, which makes them the only airline to offer this amenity.

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Delta Making Considerable Investments at LaGuardia Airport

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Delta Air Lines announced plans for joint public/private investment in LaGuardia airport. The project will unfold in two phases, and Delta Air Lines will fund the second half of the expansion. Delta is investing heavily in the infrastructure of the airport.

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