Alaska Airlines allowing members to convert travel credit to miles



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The coronavirus pandemic is driving airlines to offer passengers more flexibility. Change-fee waivers continue to be extended, new bookings offer flexible rebooking options and mileage expirations are temporarily suspended.

Generally speaking, you won’t get a full refund when

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Japan Airlines prioritises LCC network over business travel

More positive about the prospects for domestic leisure travel than for international or business travel, JAL – Japan Airlines (JL, Tokyo Haneda) plans to create a network with its three low-cost subsidiaries to tap rebounding post-coronavirus leisure travel demand, Yuji Akasaka, the company’s president, said at a press conference on October 7.

The regional LCCs are Jetstar Japan, operated together with Qantas; Spring, a joint venture with China’s Spring Airlines;

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Airlines, Hotels, Workspaces Get Creative in Effort to Buoy Business Travel

As the global aviation industry begins to take flight again, U.S. airlines are starting to get creative about keeping their most valuable flyers: business travelers.

U.S. airlines, on average, are looking to replace roughly 86.5% of their revenue from 2019. United Airlines’ revenue is down 85% so far this year.

Now, United, the nation’s third-largest carrier, is partnering with meeting and event space company Peerspace, to bundle flights alongside office

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Business Travel Demand Won’t Bounce Back In 2021, And Maybe Not For Years. That Will Be Devastating For Airlines.

Even if a vaccine for Covid-19 becomes widely available – and widely used – around the

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United Airlines baggage fees and how to avoid paying them



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Every airline has its own fees and policies on baggage. While some airlines allow you to check multiple bags for free, some will charge you just to bring a carry-on. It’s important to familiarize yourself with these policies

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DIA, Southwest Airlines try to calm travelers’ nerves ahead of holiday travel season amid COVID-19

Tom Starr, Southwest Airlines’ general manager at Denver International Airport, donned a surgical mask and safety vest Tuesday morning. Just after 10 a.m. he called for the attention of the corporate travel managers gathered around him. He was about to lead them on a tour from the check-in counter to a Southwest gate on the airport’s Concourse C with a focus on COVID-19 safety and cleaning efforts.

“My goal is

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Alaska Airlines to furlough or lay off more employees as COVID-19 grips travel industry | Business

As federal aid for airlines runs out and negotiations over more coronavirus relief stall, Alaska Airlines has begun cutting nearly 450 more flight attendants and other employees from its payroll while borrowing $1.3 billion from the U.S. Treasury.

The furloughs, first reported by online aviation magazine The Points Guy, were hardly unexpected. In June, Seattle-based Alaska announced it would begin slashing 3,000 jobs from its 23,000-person workforce starting at the

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Southwest Airlines cuts 90,000 flights in November and December as holiday travel demand falters

Southwest Airlines cut more than 90,000 flights from its November and December schedules, trying desperately to avoid empty aircraft heading into the important holiday travel season.



table: A man passes a flight status board at Love Field on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Dallas.


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A man passes a flight status board at Love Field on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Dallas.

Dallas-based Southwest cut 38,000 flights from its November plans, or about 36% of all trips, according to

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Hawaiian Airlines Expands Pre-Travel COVID-19 Testing Options with Convenient At-home Service

Guests can self-administer tests at home with real time audio-video supervision

HONOLULU, Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Hawaiian Airlines today began offering travelers visiting or returning to the Hawaiian Islands from the U.S. mainland a pre-travel COVID-19 test they can take from the comfort of their home to qualify to be exempt from the state of Hawai’i quarantine.

Hawaiian’s guests can order the $150 mail-in saliva test online through

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American Airlines hopes to spark international travel with COVID-19 testing

In hopes of boosting international travel, American Airlines said it will begin offering coronavirus testing on some international flights leaving Miami, as well as flights to Hawaii out of Dallas.

In cooperation with the governments of Jamaica and the Bahamas, American Airlines will be testing passengers for the coronavirus before flights out of Miami starting next month.

The airline said that flights from Miami to Jamaica will allow for Jamaica

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A comprehensive guide to United Airlines’ new same-day flight change policy



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Not boarding the flight you paid for can sound like the start of a travel disaster — unless you use “SDC” as a verb.

That’s

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Hawaiian Airlines to Offer Guests Drive-through Pre-Travel COVID-19 Tests

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HONOLULU, Sept. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ —
HONOLULU, Sept. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Hawaiian Airlines is making it easy for travelers to finally take a long-awaited Hawai’i vacation with convenient drive-through COVID-19 tests in select U.S. mainland gateways that will allow guests to bypass the state of Hawai’i quarantine and begin enjoying the islands from the

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CreditShop to Partner With Spirit Airlines for More Travel Options

New alliance will expand customer base

WILMINGTON, Del. & AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–
CreditShop Holdings LLC (CreditShop) announced its partnership with Spirit® Airlines (Spirit) today, aimed at expanding rewards and travel options for members of the Free Spirit® loyalty program. CreditShop, a leading non-bank credit card company in the United States, will complement Spirit’s existing credit card program by serving near-prime customers

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