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JetBlue now offering rewards points for pets

JetBlue now offering rewards points for pets

April 16, 2009 · ,

JetBlue’s JetPaws program gives fliers two TrueBlue rewards points each way if they bring a pet along. You’ll receive a guide to “Travel Petiquette,” too. In the words of travel blog Jaunted, “Too bad the airline doesn’t send out regular etiquette guides for human passengers.” There’s a catch: It costs $100 each way. Also, you [...]

Southwest Airlines to offer 10 daily nonstops from Boston

Southwest Airlines to offer 10 daily nonstops from Boston

Southwest Airlines Co. said Tuesday it will launch service at Boston’s Logan Airport on Aug. 16 with 10 daily nonstop flights to Chicago and Baltimore. Southwest said it would operate five flights to Chicago’s Midway Airport with one-way fares starting at $89 and five to Baltimore-Washington International starting at $49 each way. Those fares come [...]

American Airlines unveils newest jet in fleet

American Airlines unveils newest jet in fleet

April 13, 2009 · , ,

American Airlines will add the first of 76 new Boeing jets to its fleet this week in a move that the carrier hopes will cut fuel and maintenance costs. The Boeing 737-800 aircraft will replace about one-fourth of American’s current aging fleet of McDonnell Douglas MD-80 series jets, which have been the subject of several [...]

A look at airlines’ February on-time performance

A look at airlines’ February on-time performance

April 9, 2009 · , , ,

U.S. airlines’ on-time performance and baggage handling improved in February, while cancellations declined, compared to the same month a year ago, government data released Thursday showed. Complaints to the Department of Transportation also dropped year-over-year. Alaska Airlines, a unit of Seattle-based Alaska Air Group Inc., had the worst on-time arrival rate in February, while Hawaiian [...]

Hotel chain sells cars, electronics by machine

Hotel chain sells cars, electronics by machine

April 9, 2009 ·

In the market for a Bentley sports car, a Jean Paul Gaultier dress or a cell phone, but don’t feel like dealing with a pesky salesperson? Literally at the touch of a button, visitors to the Mondrian South Beach can buy those items — as well as more prosaic hotel gift-shop staples like toothbrushes — [...]

Southwest Airlines to offer service to LaGuardia

Southwest Airlines to offer service to LaGuardia

Southwest Airlines Co. said Tuesday that it will set up shop at New York’s LaGuardia Airport in June, the carrier’s first entry into the major market. The move not only helps Southwest push into one of the country’s busiest airports, but it also taps into budget-conscious travelers’ desire for low-cost fares during the recession. The [...]

Airlines bettered performance in 2008

Airlines bettered performance in 2008

April 6, 2009 · , ,

Airlines carried fewer people last year, but did a better job for those who did fly. The rates of lost bags, late arrivals, passengers bumped from overbooked flights and consumer complaints all declined, private researchers say in their annual study of airline quality, based on government statistics. While the industry had its best overall performance [...]

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