United Phasing Out First Class: Airline Pulse News and Notes for June 7, 2016
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Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary has said that within five years it will be very common for low-cost airlines to act as feeders for long-haul carriers. Ryanair is reportedly in the final stages of making such a deal with Norwegian Air.
JetBlue and Southwest have both waived change fees for travelers whose trips could be affected by Tropical Storm Colin, which is now hitting Florida. The state’s governor has declared a state of emergency in many counties because of heavy rains and storm surges.
Air Canada has launched service from Vancouver to Brisbane, Australia. No other airline currently serves the route, which Air Canada will fly with its Boeing 787s.
Southwest Airlines now has more than 100 daily flights from Saint Louis International Airport. The low-cost carrier has about 50 percent of the city’s market and operates out of its own terminal at the airport.
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