In domestic route developments, United announced plans to serve a bevy of new regional markets next year; Alaska will add a big spoke from its Seattle hub; American will expand at Washington Reagan National in 2018; and Spirit grows at Columbus and New ...

 
 

Routes: United beefs up + Alaska adds PIT + American in DC + Spirit’s newest city

United is adding several regional routes in 2018 using Embraer aircraft like this . (Image: United)

In domestic route developments, United announced plans to serve a bevy of new regional markets next year; Alaska will add a big spoke from its Seattle hub; American will expand at Washington Reagan National in 2018; and Spirit grows at Columbus and New Orleans.

United plans to launch new...

 
 

Frequent flyers may need a new driver’s license – but when?

Current map for compliance with federal Real ID standards (Image: TSA)

There’s been a lot of coverage recently about states with driver’s licenses that do not meet the requirements of the federal Real ID law, and whether travelers holding those licenses might have to bring a passport to the airport as an alternative ID. Now it seems that many state driver’s licenses (including...

 
 

Delta upgrades first class on some domestic routes

Delta One cabin on an international Delta A330. (Image: Delta)

Delta said it plans to extend its Delta One service—the premium front-cabin experience on its international routes – to additional domestic markets next year, and to make more free upgrades available.

The perks and amenities of service include a fully-flat seat-bed with Westin Heavenly Bedding; upgraded dining and wine...

 
 

More competition landing in the California Corridor?

California Pacific Airlines plans to fly regional jets on intra-California routes. (Image: California Pacific Airlines)

A new airline could start operating in the busy California Corridor as soon as next spring, flying regional jets flying from the San Diego area to the Bay Area, and also to a few vacation destinations.

The carrier is called California Pacific Airlines (CPA). It’s been...

 
 
 

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