JetBlue Airways is offering triple points for loyalty program members who fly to Cuba. To earn the bonus points, TrueBlue members must register for the promotion online before booking travel.
The Federal Aviation Administration has issued flight restrictions for all unauthorized air traffic within 30 nautical miles of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. Friday for the presidential inauguration.
Airports in the Washington, D.C., metro area are warning travelers to expect long lines at ticket counters and security lines amid this weekend's inauguration events. Travelers should plan on arriving two to four hours before their scheduled flights, said the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority.
Business bookings are up at United Airlines since the US presidential election, though forecasting demand remains a challenge. "We will see what happens with the economy and confidence, post-transition, post-inauguration," United President Scott Kirby said.
United Airlines is set to roll out its basic economy offering this year out of Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport, the first market for the service. The ultra-affordable fares to and from the airport will be available for bookings in the first quarter for flights in the second quarter.
US passenger airlines improved operational performance in November, as customers continued to benefit from better service and affordable fares when they take to the skies. Carriers recorded the lowest flight cancellations and mishandled bags and best on-time arrival rate in two decades.
Airlines for America said it would be difficult to find an industry that is more transparent in its pricing, as consumers always know exactly what they are buying upfront. "Dictating to the airline industry distribution and commercial practices would only benefit those third parties who distribute tickets, not the flying public," an A4A spokesperson said.
Nashville, Tenn., Metro Police slowly pursued a driver whose car had a flat tire to Nashville International Airport, where the man finally pulled over. His car was searched, and he was arrested and charged with drug possession.
Authorities at Turkey's Istanbul Ataturk Airport refused to allow a New York Times correspondent to enter the country, citing an Interior Ministry order denying him entry. The journalist left on a flight to London.
A man was arrested and charged with maliciously conveying false information after he allegedly left a note containing a bomb threat in an airplane's bathroom. The flight from San Diego International Airport to Denver International Airport landed safely on Monday.
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