Why premium economy is more attractive than biz on Delta’s latest plane, Marriott’s new CEO talks Bonvoy benefits and more

Jul 24, 2021

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Why premium economy is more attractive than biz on Delta’s latest plane

On the retrofitted Boeing 767-300, Delta’s outdated business-class product makes the Premium Select cabin even more attractive than ever before.

Marriott’s new CEO sat down with TPG to talk Bonvoy benefits, hot breakfast and more

Anthony “Tony” Capuano, Marriott’s new CEO, met with TPG for an hour for a wide-ranging interview about the state of the industry and his vision for Marriott.

Delta Air Lines is cutting 6 routes amid pandemic-era network rebuild

Delta Air Lines just cut poorly performing six routes from its network, all of which are from hubs or focus cities.

TPG special report: Best US airlines of 2021

A special report from The Points Guy looking at the best airlines in the U.S. in 2021 based on delays, cancellations, lost baggage, loyalty and much more.

United pulls out of Seattle-area’s Paine Field in Pacific Northwest consolidation

The Chicago-based carrier will pull out of Paine Field Airport (PAE) in Everett, Washington, on Oct. 5, when the final flight departs to United’s Denver hub.

It’s about to become more complicated for Americans to visit South Korea

Americans will need an Electronic Travel Authorization form to visit South Korea, come September 2021.

‘I’m on the first big cruise ship to sail to Alaska in nearly 2 years. It’s so empty, it feels like my own private yacht’

Royal Caribbean’s Serenade of the Seas departed from Seattle for Alaska on Monday — a milestone moment in the comeback of cruising.

Travelers will soon have to pay a new departure tax to leave the Maldives


Planning a trip to the Maldives? Prepare for some added costs. Beginning in 2022, travelers will have to pay a fee to leave the archipelago by air, thanks to a new departure tax.

Spirit adds 2 new routes from Atlantic City, including its first international flight from the airport

Spirit Airlines is expanding in its Atlantic City, New Jersey operating base with two new routes, including the airport’s first international flight in nearly six years.

It’s shaping up to be a miserable summer for NYC’s Newark Airport

If you’re scheduled to fly JetBlue, Spirit, United or any of the other carriers flying from Newark, it could make sense to change your plans.

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