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LATAM is the Latest Airline to File for Bankruptcy Protection

LATAM Airlines is the latest airline to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the United States. This decision was clearly well planned, as the airline has... Read More

InsideFlyer UK
Should You Be Buying Miles or Points Right Now?

Travel companies are desperate for money at the moment. With very few people travelling – or even booking future travel – airlines are not receiving much... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
Delta trials new customer care kits

In the past, we’ve all been used to amenity kits in one form or another. Delta Air Lines is taking a modern-day spin on it as it adapts to “the new... Read More

Miles from Blighty
So how are you getting on with refunds for COVID-19 cancelled trips?

So how are you getting on with travel providers proving cancellations? The post So how are you getting on with refunds for COVID-19 cancelled trips? appeared first on... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
Airplane Art – United Airlines Boeing 777-200ER preparing to depart London Heathrow

It’s Sunday again, so it must be time for some more airplane art. This week, we have a United Airlines Boeing 777-200ER powering up and reading for departure back... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
Last Week at Economy Class and Beyond (24th May)

Another week, where the green shoots of recovery begin to appear – whilst one country’s leadership acts too late. Welcome to Last Week at Economy Class and... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
Travel Technology Review: The Microsoft Surface Laptop 3

Time for another bench test and review – this time featuring the Microsoft Surface Laptop 3. The subject of our discussion today. This is going to be a very much... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
Travel Technology Bench Test – The Microsoft Surface Laptop 3

Time for another bench test – this time featuring the Microsoft Surface Laptop 3. The subject of our discussion today. This is going to be a very much... Read More

Miles from Blighty
France imposes matching lockdown for UK Visitors from 8 June

In a tit-for-tat move the French Government imposes matching restrictions on arrivals, to those imposed by the UK. This includes travellers on the Eurostar tunnel train... Read More

Miles from Blighty
The nonsence UK quarantine starts 9 June, but has an interesting exemption

The UK's quarantine on arrival, starts 8 June with a host of exemptions. Most travellers will have to remain at a nominated address for 14 days and be checked on by... Read More

From Miles to Smiles
How to spend your AVIOS if you are worried about the future of the airlines?

What should you do if you have a huge AVIOS balance but are concerned about the chances of failure of British Airways and Oneworld alliance members? What other options... Read More

InsideFlyer UK
Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Liquidation – What do These Financial Terms Actually Mean?

Thanks to the coronavirus crisis, we are seeing more and more headlines stating that an airline has become “bankrupt” or is “insolvent”. We then... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
OPINION: The UK Implements a 14 Day Quarantine Requirement… 10 weeks too late

Earlier on today, The Home Secretary of the United Kingdom announced a plan to implement a 14 Day Quarantine from the 8th of June. And in your author’s humble... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
UK to implement 14 day quarantine on arrival

The United Kingdom has decided to implement a 14 Day quarantine on arrival into the country. Welcome to the United Kingdom. Please self-quarantine on arrival. The... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
Jet2 extends its grounding through to July

Leisure Jet2.com has decided to extend its grounding through to the 1st July. Jet2 Boeing 737-800 – Image, Economy Class and Beyond In a statement, the airline... Read More

Traveling For Miles
UK Is Set To Announce Its Pointless Quarantine Rules Today

On 10 May, the UK Prime Minister used an address to the nation to announce that his government would be introducing a 14-day quarantine period for visitors entering the... Read More

Traveling For Miles
This Is Why You Should Have A Chase Sapphire Credit Card

Chase issues the Chase Sapphire Reserve and the Chase Sapphire Preferred credit cards and if you like to travel, if you enjoy playing the miles and points game and if... Read More

Miles from Blighty
UK’s soon to be announced quarantine is about politics and not science

Too little and too late, a UK quarantine for arriving passengers is set to be announced this afternoon. The post UK’s soon to be announced quarantine is about... Read More

InsideFlyer UK
Thai Airways Declares Insolvency

For several weeks there have been speculation about the future of Thai Airways. The Thai airline has been in the red for years – as a state-owned airline, the Thai... Read More

Traveling For Miles
Air France Retires All Its A380 Aircraft…And Does Me A Favor

Air France hasn't shown its A380s much love for quite some time but it was still a big surprise to most when the airline took time out yesterday to announce that it was... Read More

InsideFlyer UK
Norwegian Completes Restructuring – And China Is Now A Large Shareholder

Norwegian has confirmed that restructuring has been completed and that a state loan guarantee of NOK 3 billion has been approved. The company has now converted NOK 12.7... Read More

Traveling For Miles
Delta Restarts Two Routes To Europe & Adds Cape Town To Its Network

As of today, Delta is operating two more routes between the United States and Europe than it operated last week (it plans to offer nine transatlantic routes in June) and... Read More

Traveling For Miles
Rakuten Will Offer Bonus Cash Back/Membership Rewards Points This Weekend

If you were planning to do any shopping in the next couple of days it may be a good idea to hold off making any purchases for now and waiting to see what the weekend... Read More

Traveling For Miles
Quick Look: British Airways Club World Boeing 777 Cabin

On overnight flights, I like to board, settle down and get some rest as quickly as possible (especially on flights as short as the New York - London route) so I... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
easyJet prepares for a small network restart

easyJet is preparing for a small network restart, with the airline planning services from 21 European airports to 15th June 2020. EasyJet Airbus A319 climbing out of... Read More

Traveling For Miles
The Airline Cancelled My Flight So This Is What I’m Going To Do

Yesterday, I got an email from British Airways to let me know that my Finnair flight from Helsinki to Los Angeles (booked for a few months' time has been cancelled) so I... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
Air France says Au Revoir to the Airbus A380

Air France continues to adjust it’s fleet size – with the end of Airbus A380 operations from the fleet Air France A380 peeking over the top at Paris Charles... Read More

Traveling For Miles
Aer Lingus Extends Change Fee Waivers & Voucher Bonuses

Towards the end of March, Aer Lingus began offering passengers a 10% bonus if they chose to accept a voucher for future travel in place of the cash refund they were... Read More

Traveling For Miles
Norwegian Completes Restructuring & Qualifies For Government Aid

On 19 March 2020, the Norwegian government announced that it was prepared to inject 6 billion Norwegian Krone (~$600m) to airlines under its jurisdiction with half of... Read More

Traveling For Miles
Qatar Airways Is Now Codesharing on American Airlines Flights

Back in February, American Airlines backtracked on two key positions it had taken in recent years. First, the airline did a u-turn on its relationship with Alaska... Read More

Traveling For Miles
Accor Extends Elite Status, Upgrades & Points Expirations

Accor's Live Limitless loyalty program has announced a series of measures to keep its members happy and engaged while the travel world in at a standstill, and it has... Read More

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