Airlines change policies in reaction to United’s overbooking fiasco!

delta overbooking policy change

In a swift move, airlines are making reactive policy changes in the aftermath of the United overbooking debacle. Delta has changed its compensation policy in relation to overbooked flights. Previously they offered between $800-$1350 at the max end of their compensation, which has now been amended to between $2000-$9950. Whilst Delta has a great run […]

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Frequent flyers: Laptop ban could leave you at a loose end when travelling.

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  Earlier this week it was leaked that the US authorities are going to require airlines from eight nations to ban passengers from having any electronic device larger than a cellphone on to the plane. The ban affects ten airpots, including: Cairo International, Egypt Dubai international, UAE Abu Dhabi international, UAE Kuwait International, Kuwait Mohammaed V, […]

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It’s lights out for United First and Business class passengers.

United Airlines hasn’t always had the best reputation in regards to customer experience and customer comfort. In an effort to change this, they have planned in a series of cabin enhancements and also a deal with IBM and Apple to give flight attendants more knowledge on flight connections and services whilst in flight. Creating a […]

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An eco-friendly runway? Heathrow says it’s possible!

Heathrow is planning to make a new runway that will completely carbon neutral. In an effort to making the airport more environmentally friendly, Heathrow’s boss John Holland-Kay, has put together the Heathrow 2.0 strategy which aims to minimise aircraft noise and pollution and implement a third runway that doesn’t have massive environmental impacts. They’ve committed […]

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When to transfer credit card points to travel partners?

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Question: When is the best time to move your points from any flexible points programme to your travel partners to redeem awards? Would doing it immediately transferring them be more advantageous than waiting? Answer:  The best time to move your points is exactly when you’re ready to use them, due to their flexibility ceasing the […]

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Basic Economy – What Does It Really Mean?

basic economy on united flights from Ahoy travel

Whilst basic economy may not seem like an imminent problem, the impact is going to be felt very soon. When you see that tantalising low fare and compare it to a range of more expensive fares, it seems like a no-brainer to make the decision to go for it, especially when it is on the […]

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