If you booked through a third-party site like Expedia, you might run into trouble bouncing back and forth between the airline and the booking site, as the Washington Post noted. You should read the refund policy on the terms and conditions of your itinerary and reach out to the third-party site before the airline. Airlines like United have change fees via third-party sites built into their contracts of carriage, so expect to pay a small fee, at the very least. … [Read more...] about What You Should Know About Canceling Flights to the Dominican Republic
Delta cancels 600 flights
Why it’s against the “rules” Here’s a bit of good news. No, it isn’t illegal nor will you end up in airline jail—but it is written into several airlines’ contracts of carriage. This act is typically referred to as “back-to-back ticketing,” which is prohibited by most major airlines, including United and Delta. (For background, back-t0-back ticketing is also referred to as one form of “nested” ticketing or itineraries that overlap.) … [Read more...] about Is It Illegal to Book Back-to-Back Flights?
If you’re keeping a running list of all the things that could potentially go wrong with Boeing’s planes, you can add “mysteriously ejects its own emergency inflatable evacuation slide” to the list, as a Milton, Massachusetts, family discovered yesterday afternoon. … [Read more...] about Evacuation Slide Mysteriously Falls Off of a Boeing Plane in Flight and Lands in Family’s Yard
“We are continuing to work through the schedule to try and swap and upgauge aircraft to mitigate the disruption caused by the grounding of the MAX,” the airline said in a statement. “We continue to automatically book affected customers on alternate flights. If we are unable to place them on a different flight, we will proactively reach out to try and offer other options.” … [Read more...] about United Airlines Announces Extended Flight Cancellations Due to Grounded Boeing 737 Max
Boeing said that it estimated the 737 Max would return to service “early in the fourth quarter” of this year, but regulatory reviews are ongoing and it’s possible the planes could remain grounded into next year. Citing Federal Aviation Administration officials and pilot-union leaders, the Wall Street Journal reported this week that the 737 Max may not be approved for commercial flight before January 2020. … [Read more...] about Boeing to Take $4.9 Billion Charge Related to Grounded 737 Max as Fallout Continues