New Exit Portals at Airports: “Detention Pods”?

If you are like me, you cannot wait to leave the secure area of an airport after the conclusion of your flight and have collected your belongings. You might say that with the speed at which I walk — developed from navigating the streets as a native New Yorker — this weblog should probably be called The Gait…but my speed will be interrupted — if only momentarily — upon my egress from the secure area of an airport with the installation of futuristic exit portals. One of the first airports in the United States to have installed four of these exit portals…

Air Canada Announces Details of Launch of Boeing 787 “Dreamliner” Fleet

Air Canada will take delivery of the first of a fleet of 37 Boeing 787 “Dreamliner” aircraft — which will include completely redesigned seating and cabin amenities — sometime in the spring of 2014; and will begin operating the aircraft for a limited introductory period on select flights from Toronto to destinations in Canada and Europe. Due to its fuel efficiency, the Boeing 787 “Dreamliner” aircraft fleet will potentially enable Air Canada to serve additional destinations worldwide, as more flights will be announced at a later date. Furthermore…

2014 FlyerTalk Awards: Nominate the Best Benefits of Your Favorite Programs

Polls are currently open to nominate the single best benefit for each frequent traveler loyalty program in the 2014 FlyerTalk Awards — and if you have not voted yet, you only have until Tuesday, December 17, 2013, when the polls will close at 11:59:59 in the evening Pacific Standard Time. Simply navigate to the FlyerTalk forums of the frequent travel loyalty programs in which you participate and find the “sticky” thread with a poll to cast your vote for the benefit you believe will best…

Passengers “Bumped” Off of Commercial Flight for College Basketball Team; Update on Frequent Flier Lawsuit Review by Supreme Court

You may have been “bumped” from a flight due to an oversold situation where there are more passengers than seats on an airplane — but how would you feel if you were one of the passengers of Delta Air Lines flight 5059 wanting to leave Gainesville Regional Airport in Florida this past Sunday afternoon during one of the busiest travel weekends of the year to be on your way to Atlanta where all of the passengers were “bumped” off of the flight so that the regional jet may be used to accommodate the men’s basketball team of the University of Florida? The aircraft originally designated for use as a charter flight by the team — to transport its members to Connecticut in order for its players to play their scheduled game against the University of Connecticut — suffered from…

Once Again, Medallion Qualification Miles are For Sale — But More Expensive Than Ever

Effective immediately, Delta Air Lines announced today a limited-time promotion where one can purchase Medallion Qualification Miles to qualify for elite SkyMiles Medallion status for 2014. The Medallion Qualification Miles that you purchase will post to your balance at the end of 2013. When compared to last year, the opportunity to purchase Medallion Qualification Miles has been shortened by 18 days. Last year, the period of time was from November 15, 2012 through December 31, 2012; whereas this year the period of time for this promotion is effective between December 3, 2013 and December 31, 2013. The bad news is…

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