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Delta to Begin Los Angeles-San Antonio Service

Delta to Begin Los Angeles-San Antonio Service

Delta Air Lines announced plans Tuesday to launch a new route connecting Los Angeles, California with San Antonio, Texas.
The Atlanta-based airline will operate two daily non-stop flights between the two cities starting on April 7, 2015.  Delta recently announced plans to offer service between Los Angeles and Dallas and add an additional flight between Los Angeles and Austin, Texas.  The Dallas service begins November 3 and the third Austin flight …

Nation’s Airlines Improve in On-Time Performance and Cancellations for July

Nation’s Airlines Improve in On-Time Performance and Cancellations for July

Airline flights in the United States brought more passengers to their destinations on time in July and cancelled fewer flights than in recent months.
The U.S. Department of Transportation released figures for the nation’s largest airlines on Wednesday showing that 75.6% of flights arrived on time in July, an increase compared to 73.1% in July 2013 as well as to 71.8% in June of this year.
Hawaiian Airlines continued as the airline with …

Lobby Bar – September 5: Inclined to Recline, Admiral Ackbar Visits France, A Six Ton Boxing Match, and What Would Hamlet Do?

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The Lobby Bar – A Deceptively Devious Weekly Summary of FBT News and Views
Can you top this?  The world’s oldest flight attendant, Robert Reardon, officially retired last week.  While it’s widely assumed that the man was using his job as an excuse for free trips, it’s more likely that Reardon was simply trying to obtain a new world record, which he did by a few months.  Months.  That’s like bidding …

Virgin Atlantic to Increase Transatlantic Offerings, Discontinue Service to Narita, Mumbai, and Cape Town

Virgin Atlantic to Increase Transatlantic Offerings, Discontinue Service to Narita, Mumbai, and Cape Town

Virgin Atlantic announced multiple changes to its schedule including the discontinuation of service to several major cities.
Virgin will add an extra daily flight between London Heathrow and both New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Los Angeles.  In addition, the airline will add an additional seasonal flight between Heathrow and Miami during the winter, as well as an additional flight to San Francisco and Atlanta during the summer.
Virgin will also …

Delta Prasm Up 2% in August

Delta Prasm Up 2% in August

Delta Air Lines announced operational results for August 2014.  The Atlanta-based airline reported that its passenger revenue per available seat mile, or Prasm, for the month increased by 2% as compared to August 2013.  Delta said the increase was driven mainly by growth in its domestic operations.
The carrier’s total system traffic in August was 20.034 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year increase of 3.1% from 19.438 billion RPMs …

To Recline, or Not to Recline On Flights, That is the Question

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A spate of reclining-seat incidents in the air has frequent and not-so-frequent flyers debating a rather Shakespearian question, namely whether it’s appropriate to recline one’s seatback on a plane.
While some airlines boast about how far their seats recline, not all passengers seem to think that their fellow flyers have the right to use the feature. (For that matter, several low-cost carriers including Allegiant and Spirit have seats that do not …

New York-Florida Flight Diverts After Fight Over Reclined Seat

New York-Florida Flight Diverts After Fight Over Reclined Seat

A Delta Air Lines flight from LaGuardia Airport in New York to West Palm Beach, Florida had to divert to another airport after a “passenger disruption” over a reclined seat.
Delta Flight 2370, which departed from New York at around 7:00 p.m. Monday night, was diverted to the nearest airport, which was Jacksonville International Airport, after a passenger who was reportedly sleeping with her head on an open tray table was …