Southwest Plane

Southwest Will Keep Its ‘Bags Fly Free’ Policy

Ever since JetBlue apparently succumbed to the lure of all those millions in bag fees, the question has been raised: Will Southwest follow suit? According to the Los Angeles Times, the answer is “No.” Does Southwest always have the cheapest flights? Southwest: Free Bags for Now The paper quotes Southwest… Read More

Airline Routes

What New Routes are Your Airlines Adding?

A look at routes being added by airlines, by both U.S. and on international carriers. New Routes A round-up of recent changes, and our thanks the Looking for the best deals for these routes? FareCompare has the cheapest flights available. U.S. Airlines American: Adds Dallas to Quito, Ecuador –… Read More


Changes on Frontier: More Room, Less Room

This is a ‘good news, bad news’ post – at least for those who like to fly Frontier Airlines (and the Denver-based carrier has many fans). Changes on Frontier: Seats Widths The good news, according to media reports: the airline is adding 1.3 inches to the width of its middle… Read More


Pizza on Planes: Sometimes Airlines Do Serve Free Food

FareCompare noticed a tweet late last week complimenting the “awesome” JetBlue. What had the discount carrier done? Because of delays (apparently in Newark), the airline ordered pizza for all its passengers. Nice job, JetBlue, but you’re not the only one. Free Pizza on Planes, Free Pizza in Airports FareCompare has… Read More

Plane cabin with flight attendants in red.

Are These the Best Airlines for Economy Class?

We love economy class – sometimes called coach class – but which airline does it best? It turns out several of them get it right according to this story from SmarterTravel. Best Economy Class Find deals on many of the top-ranked airlines in FareCompare’s Deals Blog. Best Overall Economy/Coach: JetBlue… Read More

People waiting in line to board an airplane.

Is This How You Board a Plane?

JetBlue has just released a new video (see below) that gently reprimands passengers who don’t know how to board a plane. Or rather, those who don’t know how to board a plane correctly. How Not to Board a Plane The amusing video is part of the airline’s flight etiquette series;… Read More

United Planes

United Grounding Lifted, Airline Flying Again

GENERAL UPDATE: United is waiving change fees and any increase in fares for those who change tickets. See all the details here. UPDATE 10:25 a.m. ET – Several news organizations are now reporting the grounding has been lifted and United is flying again. However, it seems extremely likely this will… Read More