Iceland Here We Come!

At long last, we’ve done it. After booking, cancelling, rebooking, cancelling again, rebooking a third time and cancelling a third time, we’ve decided to change destinations for our long awaited next trip overseas. So, instead of discovering my wife’s family’s Austrian roots this year, we’re jetting off to Iceland in September. Given that Iceland nowContinue reading “Iceland Here We Come!”

Airlines Decimated by Pandemic. Time to Start a New Airline? Hello, Avelo Airlines

The U.S. airline industry has twice been bailed out by Congress in the last year due to a lack of customers from the coronavirus pandemic, so the first new startup carrier in 15 years has decided that now is the time to begin service. Crazy? Maybe. Questionable timing? Without question. But inaugural service by newContinue reading “Airlines Decimated by Pandemic. Time to Start a New Airline? Hello, Avelo Airlines”

Post-Covid Delta Reaffirms Commitment to MSP Hub

it should come as no surprise to anyone who travels by air with any regularity that the airline industry has been possibly the worst hit business sector due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. Air carriers around the globe have spent the last year trying to survive, with any thoughts of profitability being immaterial. Multiple congressionalContinue reading “Post-Covid Delta Reaffirms Commitment to MSP Hub”

Sun Country Hoping for Air Travel Uptick with 16 New Routes; 9 New Cities

Twin Cities-based Sun Country Airlines is counting on a dramatic increase in COVID-19 vaccinations and testing to propel the carrier to a much improved second half of 2021. Like airlines worldwide, Sun Country has been clobbered financially by the pandemic, with very few people traveling and a majority of flights cancelled or operating with fewContinue reading “Sun Country Hoping for Air Travel Uptick with 16 New Routes; 9 New Cities”

Capitol Riot Adds Scores to Airline No-Fly Lists

As if it wasn’t bad enough for airlines having to deal with COVID-19 passenger safety, plus trying to stay financially afloat for almost a year with minimal revenue, the seditionist attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6 has now led to scores of travelers being added to no-fly lists at multiple airlines. Just oneContinue reading “Capitol Riot Adds Scores to Airline No-Fly Lists”