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Mineta San Jose airport adding even more flights in 2017

United Airlines Boeing 737-800s will soon fly nonstop to New York and Chicago from San Jose (Image: Chad Slattery / United)<p>With major U.S. airlines …

Airports

Get $200 for booking a trip on new Upside app

View from my room at the new Best Western Premier Herald Square in NYC (Photo: Chris McGinnis)<p><b>Do you have the freedom to select your own travel</b> …

Business Travel

Reader Report: Singapore Airlines Premium Economy, Airbus A350 SFO-SIN

TravelSkills reader Jason Vaudrey reports from a Singapore Air A350 in Premium Economy (Photo: Jason Vaudrey)<p>Late last year we received the following …

Airlines

In-flight wi-fi makes small but steady gains

Gogo says new technology will increase Wi-Fi speeds tenfold. (Image: Delta)<p><b>A new report finds that U.S. airlines remain way ahead of their foreign</b> …

Airlines

What's the situation in Cuba?

The outlook for travel to Cuba is still complicated (Photo: Chris McGinnis)<p><b>The first nonstop flight from the U.S. West Coast to Cuba took off from</b> …

Latin America

United’s new Polaris cabin: More than just window dressing

United stuffed a plane into Saks’ windows to promote its Polaris cabin. (Image: United)<p><b>Why does New York City’s Saks Fifth Avenue have a United</b> …

Airlines

Routes: Delta at Seattle, Alaska at Portland + AA, JetBlue, Spirit

Delta is adding several more routes out of Seattle (Photo: Jim Glab)<p>In domestic route news, Delta, Alaska and American each announced several new …

Airlines

United to kick out The Queen earlier than expected

The lifespan of United’s remaining 747s just got shortened. (Image: United)<p>If you’ve been hoping to book a final flight on a United 747 before the …

Deal alert: West Coast to Europe for $69

WOW flies A330s from the West Coast. (Image: WOW Air)<p>Iceland’s low-cost WOW Air has kicked off a super sale for travel from the West Coast to Europe</b> …

Airlines

Routes: United, China Southern, Hainan, Alaska, Hong Kong Airlines, LOT

United is scaling back its six-month-old route from SFO to Auckland. (Image: Aucklandnz.com)<p>In international route developments, United will scale …

Big changes start for AAdvantage members

American’s big AAdvantage change started this week. (Image: Jim Glab)<p>American Airlines announced a while ago that it would change its AAdvantage …

Routes: American, China Airlines, Xiamen, JetBlue, Alaska + more

In international route updates, American Airlines is adding premium economy-equipped 787-9s to more markets; China Airlines planes an aircraft change …

Aviation

Norwegian plans new East Coast-U.K. 737 flights starting at $69

A Boeing 737MAX in Norwegian livery. (Image: Boeing)<p>Norwegian Air, Europe’s fast-growing low-cost transatlantic airline, revealed plans to begin new …

Aviation

No Dreamliners for Delta

Delta’s canceled 787 order was originally placed by Northwest. (Image: Boeing)<p>Delta Air Lines has finally given up on a longstanding order for Boeing …

Airlines

European consolidation: Lufthansa gobbles up Airberlin

Will Airberlin be absorbed into Lufthansa? (Photo: Air Berlin)<p>It looks like Germany’s second-largest airline will be absorbed into its largest as …

Aviation

Is Portland America’s best airport?

Many reasons to love Portland PDX! But what about ATL, SFO, or… LGA? (Image: Port of Portland<p>The nation’s favorite large airport, according to the …

Airports

Alaska Airlines + Virgin America: what you need to know now

A commemorative livery on an Alaska Air 737 arrives from Seattle to celebrate the takeover of Virgin America (Photo: Peter Biaggi / SFO)<p>Alaska …

Aviation

Roundup: San Jose's flourishing flight options

British Airways added San Jose-London service last spring with a new 787-9. (Image: British Airways)<p>Mineta San Jose International Airport is entering …

Deal: Transcon fares plunge to near $200 roundtrip

Sunset at the Golden Gate Bridge (Photo: Chris McGinnis)<p><b>If you have cross-country flying in your future, now’s the time to book your winter flights.</b> …

Aviation

Breaking: United reveals first Polaris business class routes

Polaris pod seating with alternating row seat arrangement goes domestic first, then transpac (Photo: Scott Hintz)<p>United Airlines has revealed the …

Aviation

Stuff I like: Jacket, rollaboard, blazer, mask, pants

The Sterling Jacket from SCOTTeVEST<p>At TravelSkills, we are constantly bombarded with emails, press kits, and samples of gadgets, doodads, apps and …

Delta: Don't mess with my peanuts!

Delta has new snack selections for economy class customers, including honey roasted peanuts. (Image: Delta)<p>Delta Air Lines has started toying with …

Peanuts

Delta unveils latest Sky Club overhaul (photos)

The reception desk at Delta’s Raleigh-Durham Sky Club. (Image: Delta)<p>Delta this week cut the ribbon on its renovated Sky Club lounge at …

Airlines

$69 flights to Europe coming next year

Norwegian Air is upsetting the apple cart even more on transatlantic fares for summer trips. (Image: David Peacock / Norwegian Air)<p><b>>Upstart low-fare</b> …

Air Travel

More airport-to-city rail links in trouble?

en_US<p>article<p>The Uber/Lyft effect on airport public transport rail<p>http://travelskills.com/2016/12/06/shift-away-from-rail/<p>TravelSkills

Airports

Airline points for Amazon shopping + remarkable JetBlue sale

JetBlue has a new TrueBlue tie-in with Amazon. (Image: Jim Glab)<p>Still have holiday shopping to do? If you’re a member of JetBlue’s TrueBlue loyalty …

Amazon

How much to fly to Havana? Not much!

Hot competition is leading to super low fares to Havana this winter (Photo: Chris McGinnis)<p>With nearly every major airline taking the deep dive into …

Airlines

Routes: Havana, London, Doha, Paris, China, Panama City, Mexico City

Havana this week became the 100th point on JetBlue’s route map. (Image: JetBlue)<p>In international route developments, major U.S. carriers this week …

Paris