Travel Alert: Winter Storm to Affect Southeastern United States

Expect delays in the southeastern United States on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 as portions of at least nine states from Texas to Virginia are preparing for an unusual winter storm which will bring rain, snow and an icy mix of precipitation — which could include ice, sleet and freezing rain — as well as relatively frigid temperatures as far south as northern Florida as the result of a high pressure system containing air from the Arctic. Cities to be affected by this winter storm include…

International Destinations Announced by Southwest Airlines

Oranjestad, Aruba; Nassau, Bahamas; and Montego Bay, Jamaica have been announced as the first international destinations served by Southwest Airlines effective as of July 1, 2014 — and you are now able to book reservations for these flights at the official Internet web site of Southwest Airlines. Some FlyerTalk members are especially excited that companion passes can now be used for international travel on flights operated by Southwest Airlines…but FlyerTalk member chuckworth posted that…

Lawsuit Dismissed: Million Miler Loses to United Airlines

“The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away”, United States District Judge Harry Leinenweber reportedly said as he quoted Job from the Bible at the start of issuing his decision earlier today to dismiss a lawsuit which claimed that United Airlines removed some of the benefits it promised to bestow upon members who earned and achieved million miler status in the MileagePlus frequent flier loyalty program, thereby breaching its contract with them. George Lagen — the plaintiff who…

Ryanair to Address Customer Service Issues?

Yes — you read the headline of this article correctly. Ryanair — an airline not exactly known for having the best customer service in commercial aviation with customer-unfriendly policies and statements such as eliminating waivers and adding surcharges; removing sanitary bags from the fleet of aircraft; contemplating standing room only for passengers; charging a fee for boarding passes; considering charging a fee to use the lavatory; proposing the elimination of seat belts; suggesting that co-pilots are unnecessary; and fees simply for the privilege of booking a flight — apparently had to be pushed hard enough to…

Travel Alert: More Winter Weather Woes For the Northeastern United States

Greater than 7,000 flights have already been delayed as a result of the latest round of winter weather to impact the northeastern United States, where snowfall accumulation totaled as much as 15 inches in some locations — and FlyerTalk members have definitely been affected, as evidenced in the following discussions…

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