American Airlines and JetBlue Alliance: New Partnership Benefits

American Airlines and JetBlue announced plans for a Northeast-focused alliance last summer. They recently kicked off their partnership with nearly 80 codeshares, 33 new routes, schedule coordination and more. TI has outlined the major takeaways…
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Airlines Worldwide Temporarily Ground Boeing 777 Aircraft with Pratt & Whitney’s PW4000 Engine Following Incident

Boeing has recommended all airlines temporarily suspend Boeing 777 aircraft with the same engine type as the United Airlines flight from Denver to Honolulu that suffered an engine failure on February 20th.  The incident included the failure…

Opportunities for Pre-Trip/Upon-Arrival and At-Home Testing

Pre-trip Covid testing has become an option for travelers to avoid quarantine in many locations, or to meet travel requirements in others. Nearly all international travel now requires a negative Covid test, and the CDC recommends testing both…

TSA Tests Facial Recognition Technology for Contactless Identity Verification

As contactless travel options gain popularity in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the TSA has begun rolling out tests for a new touchless “self-service” technology to verify traveler identification. How Contactless Facial Scanning Works The…

How Airlines are Being Evaluated

As there is no industry standard for how the airlines were to respond to the Covid outbreak, each determined their own approach to waivers, onboarding service, cleanliness, capacity limitations and loyalty rewards programs.  To some airlines…

Temporary Shifts in Preferred Airline Carriers

With this week's announcement that American Airlines will no longer be limiting capacity, which has followed United Airlines announcement last month that they will 'do their best' to contact you 24 hours in advance of your flight if it is becoming…

How Airlines Respond to Refund Requests

The impacts of COVID-19 continue to disrupt the air travel industry and now more than ever travelers hunt for concrete answers regarding ticket cancellations, voucher extensions and refunds. Since the coronavirus pandemic began airlines have…

What You Need to Know About Airlines and the Health of Your Travelers

Due to the COVID-19 or what is commonly known as the coronavirus, airlines are taking extra precautions to keep passengers healthy in the midst of travel restrictions. Aircrafts Airline carriers are doing a great job at making sure passengers…

JetBlue: Why the Cost of Checked Luggage is Rising, Again

For the second time in two years, JetBlue Airways announced the increase of checked baggage fees. Any passenger booking a flight after January 15, 2020 will be required to pay $35 for a first checked bag and $45 for a second bag. Previous bag…
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Mobile Passport Scanning with American Airlines

American Airlines has become a trail-blazer in the airline industry when it comes to passport scanning.  Recently, the airline announced a new mobile app passport feature that gives international travelers a more convenient travel experience.…