American to start flying Airbus A321 Transcontinental aircraft in January
American Airlines recently received its first Airbus A321 Transcontinental aircraft. American will start flying the jetliner on its New York-Los Angeles route in January, and on its New York-San Francisco route in March.
United Updates MileagePlus Reward Program
United Airlines changed the number of frequent-flier miles required for some reward flights, including flights serving Hawaii and international first-class flights. United spokesman Rahsaan Johnson said the carrier increased the miles required due to rising costs at United partners. MileagePlus reward miles needed to redeem domestic flights are unchanged.
Using the Airline's App, and Other Tips for Flying Efficiency
Check in with the airline app. If you have your airline's free app on your phone, you can check in ahead of time, even the night before, and save yourself the worry of getting to the airport an hour before the flight.
Direct Flight from Indianapolis to San Francisco
United Airlines has confirmed it will begin nonstop service from Indianapolis International Airport to San Francisco International Airport in January. Governor Mike Pence says the new route should help the state maximize opportunities for economic development and benefit companies throughout Indiana. The Indianapolis business community, especially the technology sector, has spent years trying to secure a direct flight to San Francisco.
All Disney cruise ships to port in Fla. during early 2015
Disney Cruise Line will base all four of its cruise vessels in Florida from January to April 2015. Port Canaveral will be the home port of the Disney Fantasy, Disney Magic and Disney Dream while the Disney Wonder will be based in Miami. Reservations for early 2015 sailings open Nov. 14.
Baha Mar luxury casino resort to open in 2014 in Bahamas
The luxury casino resort Baha Mar is on track to open in 2014 in the Bahamas. The 1,000-acre development on the island of Nassau will feature four hotel brands, as well as a 100,000-square-foot casino. "The point of Baha Mar is to combine the glamour of the South of France and the excitement of Las Vegas with the gorgeous beaches of the Bahamas," said Sarkis Izmirlian, CEO of Baha Mar
Delta Amends Pets as Checked Baggage Policy
To ensure the best possible experience for customers traveling with pets, effective October 1, 2013, Delta is amending its policy for acceptance of pets traveling as checked baggage also referred to as Animals in Hold (AVIH).
Policy Changes Effective October 1, 2013
- A health certificate will be required for all animals in hold (AVIH) for domestic travel. This change aligns Delta’s domestic policy with its international policy. While this change adds a step for customers, it also helps to ensure their pets are healthy enough for travel.
- Delta will require a minimum 48 hour advance notice to book an animal in hold (AVIH). Advance notice allows Delta to review the booking prior to the customer’s arrival at the airport to ensure that the pet is not booked on an aircraft that restricts AVIH.
- Due to recent aircraft modifications, Delta will no longer accept live animals for travel as checked baggage (AVIH) on any flights utilizing Airbus A330-200 aircraft. Please note: This does not apply to pets traveling as cargo as they can be accommodated in the other bin locations.
Resources For complete Delta baggage information, please visit delta.com.