There is a perception that flying low cost airlines means a lack of inflight entertainment options on board. Southwest Airlines is breaking the rules by announcing that it will offer complimentary in-flight movies on board selected flights starting November 1, 2018. This is the third upgrade the airline introduced to improve the customer experience during flight this year.
Over the past five years, the biggest North American airlines progressively installed Wi-Fi to improve connectivity on board their domestic fleet. Today, most of them charge for internet access with the exception of JetBlue Airways which provides complimentary access for their passengers. In 2018, a new trend is brewing as airlines expand or introduce free messaging on board. Experience The Skies reveals which North American airlines are participating in this trend and where is it heading next.
Southwest Airlines announced a new partnership with popular rideshare company Lyft to bring customers to and from the airport.
Virgin Australia hopes to become the first airline in the world to implement pop up check-in counters at different off-site locations across Australia to ease airport congestions and manage larger groups of passengers.
While lost baggage rates are at a record low in 2016 (Related News – Airlines Recorded Lowest Lost checked Baggage Rate in 2016), the unlucky passengers who happened to lose theirs would not have any reprieve from the anxiety the process caused. American Airlines aims to reduce this fear with a new notification system.
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Experience The Skies has been updating blog readers on JetBlue Airways and its MINT® product for a while (refer to our coverage here for the MINT product and here focusing on Boston). As promised JetBlue Airways upgraded one of three daily flights from Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) with an Airbus A321 featuring its highly praised MINT product.
(Originally posted on February 24, 2015 with updates on February 25, 2015) Today’s trending aviation news is courtesy of Southwest Airlines. Late Tuesday, February 24, 2015, Southwest Airlines voluntarily pulled out 128 Boeing 737-700 aircrafts (approximately 1/5 of its fleet) for missing maintenance checks.
(Originally posted on December 25, 2014, updated on December 26, 2014) Airlines do not typically use Boxing Day as an occasion to announce special sales. However, we have assembled a list of airlines that are embracing the holiday spirits more than usual. We will update this list regularly.
Friday Aviation Trivia – Southwest Airlines It is the weekend. Starting today, Experience the Skies will use Fridays for some fun trivia on the aviation industry.… Read More »Friday Aviation Trivia (Southwest Airlines) – October 10, 2014