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Expect Travel Disruptions Through Early Next Week from Florence: Here Are Some Tips to Minimize the Impact

While the Mid-Atlantic region braces for what is being described as a “life-threatening” hurricane called Florence, many travelers are wondering, “Should I even take that flight?”
The storm, slated to make landfall in the Carolinas as a dangerous Category 3 storm Friday morning, is predicted to produce catastrophic flooding and heavy rain over a larger swath of the region and farther inland than had been originally predicted.
Expect significant travel disruptions, not …

Airlines Issue Waivers from D.C. to the Carolinas Ahead of ‘Life-Threatening’ Hurricane Florence

Airlines Issue Waivers from D.C. to the Carolinas Ahead of ‘Life-Threatening’ Hurricane Florence

With Hurricane Florence set to strike the Carolinas as a “catastrophic” and “life-threatening” Category 4 storm, airlines serving the mid-Atlantic region are offering waivers that allow cancellations and rebookings without any fees.
The waivers are in force for destinations that are expected to be in the path of Florence, a wide swath of the East Coast that ranges from the Carolinas to the Washington, D.C. area.
Meanwhile, airlines are preparing to cancel …

Delta Reports Record Month for August

Delta Reports Record Month for August

Delta Air Lines announced operational results for August 2018. The airline carried a record 18.3 million passengers in the month, with the greatest increase coming from domestic travel.
The Atlanta-based carrier’s total system traffic for the month was 22.4 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year increase of 3.6%, up from 21.62 billion in August 2017. Domestic traffic rose 5.5%, while international traffic rose 0.8%.
Total system-wide capacity for the month …

Great Moments in Travel History – September 2018

September marks the start of the meteorological autumn in the Northern Hemisphere and the meteorological spring in the Southern.  The month gets its name from the Latin word for seven, septem. It was the seventh month in the oldest known Roman calendar in which March was the first month.  After January and February were added to the calendar ahead of March in a calendar reform, September became the ninth month but …

T-Mobile to Offer Free Gogo Wi-Fi on Labor Day

T-Mobile to Offer Free Gogo Wi-Fi on Labor Day

T-Mobile USA is offering all travelers a chance to use Gogo Wi-Fi at no cost on Labor Day, which this year is Monday, September 3.
The offer provides 30 minutes of Wi-Fi on all Gogo-equipped domestic flights within the United States.
“To celebrate Labor Day, we’re giving everyone, including @Verizon and @ATT customers, 30 minutes of free Wifi on your on Gogo-equipped domestic flights,” said T-Mobile CEO John Legere in a tweet …

Delta to Increase Frequency of Amsterdam, Paris, Tel Aviv Flights in 2019

Delta to Increase Frequency of Amsterdam, Paris, Tel Aviv Flights in 2019

Delta Air Lines announced plans for new routes and increased frequencies to Europe come next summer.
The Atlanta-based carrier will increase the number of flights linking Los Angeles International Airport with both Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Paris Charles de Gaulle to daily effective June 19, 2019.  It is also introducing year-round service from Tampa International Airport to Amsterdam on May 23.
Delta already flies to Amsterdam from ten other airports including New …

Virgin to Launch New Group-Wide Loyalty Program

Virgin to Launch New Group-Wide Loyalty Program

Virgin Group and Virgin Atlantic announced a Virgin-wide loyalty program on Tuesday with the establishment of the Virgin Group Loyalty Company.
The move will extend the miles used as currency in Virgin Atlantic’s Flying Club frequent-flyer program across multiple Virgin brands. The new program’s goal is, in the words of the company, to reward customers for their loyalty to Virgin.
“Customers expect to be rewarded for their loyalty to Virgin and we …