Soon British Airways customers will see a simplified luggage check-in through a new partnership with ViewTag. ViewTag is an electronic, re-usable luggage tag equipped with Radio Frequency Identification, Bluetooth and display screen — all working with traveler’s smartphones and British Airways app. The tag securely latches

The Ritz-Carlton brand makes its Pacific Northwest debut with a new property planned for Portland. The property, expected to open in early 2023, includes more than 250 guestrooms, more than 130 residential units and eight penthouses within a 35-story tower. “This landmark project is a game

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating two airports for allegedly changing plans to add Chick-Fil-A restaurants after complaints about the company’s stance on gay rights. San Antonio International Airport and Buffalo Niagara International Airport are under investigation for religious discrimination. "The Department of Transportation has received complaints

The International Air Transport Association organized a second Boeing 737 MAX Summit, June 26 in Montreal, to push for strict state aviation safety regulations to continue for the troubled aircraft. IATA urged for regulations to align technical validation requirements and timelines for the overall safe re-entry

American Airlines launched a brand-new non-stop flight from Miami (MIA) to Córdoba (COR), Argentina, available four-times weekly. The new route, flying a Boeing 767-300, will be available Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. The flights offer a capacity for 204 passengers, totaling 42,432 available seats per

Air Canada’s new Maple Leaf Lounge Express at Toronto Pearson International Airport Terminal 1 gives guests traveling from Toronto to the United States a new way to relax. The lounge is open to business-class customers and those with Altitude or Star Alliance Gold status. The lounge

Almost every major U.S.-based airline agreed to a United Nations plan to reduce climate change-causing carbon emissions. The program, Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation, seeks to cap emissions at 2020 levels. It’s overseen by the U.N.-affiliated International Civil Aviation Organization. Participating airlines include Alaska

Cunard returns to Alaska with new cruises from Vancouver. Four 10-night voyages are planned for 2019 with 10 for 2020. Travelers aboard Queen Elizabeth can expect to experience majestic views of Glacier Bay National Park, Hubbard Glacier, Juneau, Skagway and more. The ship is the youngest

A new study ranked the best and worst airlines for pets, based on U.S. Department of Transportation’s pet incident data from 2017–2018. The DOT keeps a detailed list of animal incidents on air carriers, including animal injuries, losses and deaths. While incident data doesn’t always tell

Starting July 1, passengers aboard British Airways flights enjoy a new option on the wine list. British Airways launched its own English sparkling wine in celebration of its centennial. The British Airways team worked with Hattingley Valley to create a 2015 Blanc de Noir, exclusively

Lone Mountain Ranch near Big Sky, Montana, announced new experiences for fall. One of National Geographic’s Unique Lodges of the World, Lone Mountain Ranch recently underwent renovations to provide travelers an upgraded stay in one of the last remaining, nearly intact ecosystems in the northern

Spirit is now offering non-stop, daily flights from Charlotte (CLT) to Baltimore/Washington (BWI), Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Orlando (MCO) and Newark (EWR). The four new routes will operate year-round. Now the fourth North Carolina destination on Spirit’s lineup, Charlotte joins the ranks of Asheville (AVL), Piedmont Triad

Last week, JetBlue announced an order for 13 Airbus A321XLR aircraft. The aircraft are slated for delivery beginning in 2023 and support JetBlue’s goal to provide more European destinations to its passengers. Additionally, JetBlue plans to add 10 A220-300 aircraft to its fleet starting 2025. “The