Industry Updates

Real Premium “Plus” Economy Is Coming to United

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In an e-mail sent out to MileagePlus members earlier today, United officially announced the launch of United® Premium Plus, the airline’s version of Delta’s Premium Economy seats. From the e-mail: This short release is all the information


Sun Country Axes Elite Program

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Sun Country Airlines has announced that it will be discontinuing its Ufly Rewards Elite program on March 1. Sun Country confirmed that flyers could still earn points by flying with the airline, but that an elite


AA to Institute “Cashless” Policy at MIA

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On Thursday, American Airlines will fully transition to only accepting transactions through debit and credit cards at Miami International Airport (MIA) at all terminals. This includes purchasing tickets through the airline and paying for baggage fees. American


American, Alibaba Join Forces Targeting Asian Flyers

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After other carriers found success on Alibaba’s online travel platform Fliggy, American Airlines announced they will join the market in hopes of attracting more outbound Asian flyers. The two-step plan will offer in-flight elite benefits


AA Union Demonstrators Decry “Poverty-Level” Wages

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On Monday, dozens of union demonstrators staged a protest outside Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) in order to raise the issue of what they believe is American Airlines’ “poverty-level” wages for workers. “We’re serious: We