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2022 July

How JetBlue’s takeover of Spirit could change air travel

Passengers wait in line at the Spirit Airlines check-in counter at Orlando International Airport. Paul Hennessy | LightRocket | Getty Images Spirit Airlines relented this week and agreed to sell itself to JetBlue Airways for $3.8 billion, hours after breaking off a merger agreement with Frontier Airlines that failed to win enough shareholder support. The […]

By : ILIAS ELABDI Date : July 30, 2022 Category : Travel News & Insights Comments :
Pilots describe toxic culture and airline errors

The chaos engulfing many major airports in North America and Europe since summer began hasn’t abated much, and news outlets and social media users continue to report on hordes of impatient travelers and mountains of misplaced suitcases. Source: Getty Images Canceled flights. Long lines. Staff walkouts. Missing luggage.  Sound familiar? The chaos engulfing many major […]

By : ILIAS ELABDI Date : July 29, 2022 Category : Travel News & Insights Comments :
New Zealand’s borders are fully reopening after more than two years

After more than two years, New Zealand is fully reopening its borders and welcoming back all international travelers. The country is reopening on July 31, some three months earlier than previously announced. Earlier this year, New Zealand’s borders were opened to Australians and citizens of 60 places that do not need visas to enter, including […]

By : ILIAS ELABDI Date : July 29, 2022 Category : Travel News & Insights Comments :
JetBlue agrees to buy Spirit in $3.8 billion deal to create 5th-largest U.S. airline

LaGuardia International Airport Terminal A for JetBlue and Spirit Airlines in New York. Leslie Josephs | CNBC JetBlue Airways reached a deal to buy Spirit Airlines, hours after the discount carrier scrapped plans to merge with Frontier Airlines. JetBlue said it will pay $33.50 a share in cash for Spirit in a $3.8 billion deal. […]

By : ILIAS ELABDI Date : July 28, 2022 Category : Travel News & Insights Comments :
Spirit Airlines, Frontier terminate deal that was marred by JetBlue’s rival bid

A Frontier Airlines airplane taxis past a Spirit Airlines aircraft at Indianapolis International Airport in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Monday, Feb. 7, 2022. Luke Sharrett | Bloomberg | Getty Images Spirit Airlines terminated its merger agreement with Frontier Airlines on Wednesday, months after rival suitor JetBlue Airways‘ all-cash bid threw the planned tie-up into disarray. Shareholders […]

By : ILIAS ELABDI Date : July 27, 2022 Category : Travel News & Insights Comments :
Spirit shareholders to finally vote on Frontier deal clouded by rival JetBlue bid

A Frontier Airlines plane near a Spirit Airlines plane at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on May 16, 2022 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Joe Raedle | Getty Images Spirit Airlines shareholders are scheduled to finally vote on a planned tie-up with Frontier Airlines on Wednesday, a deal that has been on the rocks following a […]

By : ILIAS ELABDI Date : July 27, 2022 Category : Travel News & Insights Comments :
The cheapest and most expensive cities in Europe to visit this year

It may seem paradoxical, but a trip to Europe may be a way to save money on travel this year. Amid a global scramble to find ways to save money while traveling, hotel rates dropped in many European cities. Average airfares originating from the United States are also down, according to travel specialists. Another boon […]

By : ILIAS ELABDI Date : July 26, 2022 Category : Travel News & Insights Comments :
Sen. Lindsey Graham introduces legislation to raise mandatory pilot retirement age to 67

A pilot views a departure board at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) in Newark, New Jersey, on Monday, Jan. 3, 2022. Christopher Occhicone | Bloomberg | Getty Images As the country’s pilot shortage fuels flight cuts, Sen. Lindsey Graham is introducing legislation that would raise the mandatory retirement age for commercial airline pilots to 67 […]

By : ILIAS ELABDI Date : July 25, 2022 Category : Travel News & Insights Comments :
When to buy euros, other currency for a trip abroad

Glowimages | Glowimages | Getty Images It’s a good time to be an American traveling abroad. The value of the U.S. dollar has been at its strongest in years relative to many major global currencies of late— meaning travelers can buy more overseas than in the recent past. Put another way, Americans are effectively getting […]

By : ILIAS ELABDI Date : July 24, 2022 Category : Travel News & Insights Comments :
Airbnb co-founder Joe Gebbia is stepping down to explore other projects

Joe Gebbia, co-founder of Airbnb and chairman of Airbnb.org, during South By Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas, U.S., on Sunday, March 13, 2022. Matthew Busch | Bloomberg | Getty Images Airbnb co-founder Joe Gebbia announced Thursday he is stepping down from his role at the company to explore other projects. Gebbia has been with […]

By : ILIAS ELABDI Date : July 21, 2022 Category : Travel News & Insights Comments :
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