US-Based Airlines Boast Record Profits

Gone are the days of airlines filing for bankruptcy left and right, as well as reporting stagnating profits, empty planes and millions in losses. US-based air carriers announced record profits last week, as quarter two and the first half of the fiscal year came to a close. Several of them set all-time records, amidst dipping fuel…

Bonus AA Miles, Triple HHonors Points, New Airline Service

Here’s a roundup of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed: Earn Double AAdvantage Miles with Fairmont This summer, you can earn double AAdvantage miles when you book one of the Fairmont F-scapes North American vacation packages for stays now through September 20, 2015. Here’s a list of all the…

DOJ Investigating Alleged Airline Collusion

Anyone who’s tried to book a domestic ticket within the United States in the last few years knows that there are only a few major airlines that command the majority of domestic routes. According to the Washington Post, the four major US carriers — American, Delta, Southwest and United — control 80 percent of seat capacity…

Atlanta Airport to Undergo $430 Million Renovation

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport — that name evokes fond memories in the minds of some travelers, while it conjures up thoughts of hatred and disdain in others. The long-time hub of Delta Air Lines, and in many years the world’s busiest airport, is about to get a facelift. Currently, the airport handles more than 96 million…

The Dallas Duke-Out Between Delta and Southwest Heats Up

Update: Delta will be able to operate for a few more weeks pending a long-term resolution in Dallas courts. Break out the hose and call the fire department, because the battle between Southwest and Delta is hotter than a Dallas Love Field (DAL) tarmac in July. Delta currently operates five daily flights from DAL to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International…

9 Tips to Save on Baggage Fees

Baggage fees can add up quickly — if you’re not careful, you can wind up with a big bill at check-in. Today, TPG Contributor Matthew Zuzolo looks at some tricks to take a load off your mind and save on extra baggage fees. 1. Get a credit card with related benefits. There are a few credit cards available that offer annual…

Twitter Update Will Make It Easier to DM Airlines and Hotels

Using Twitter can be one of the best ways to interact with airlines on a busy travel day. Major carriers often have a team of representatives monitoring social feeds and direct messages to ensure that customer needs are being met, and countless travelers take advantage of this service each day. The customer service representatives manning social accounts are…

Which Airline Has the Friendliest Cabin Crew?

TPG reader Melanie messaged me this week with a fun question about airline crews: “What airline has the friendliest cabin crew in your opinion?” I am going to answer this question separately for domestic and international airlines. Domestically, Southwest takes the cake. The cabin crew is generally very outgoing, and even though I didn’t fly…