Travel Week in Review – September 23rd, 2022

Travel Week in Review – September 23rd, 2022

As fewer people traveled during the pandemic, air traveler satisfaction with North American airports reached an all-time high in 2021, according to J.D. Power. But with passenger volumes now growing to near pre-pandemic levels and “rampant flight cancellations” due to labor shortages and other factors, there has been a 25-point drop to 777 on an ascending 1,000-point scale in the J.D. Power 2022 North America Airport Satisfaction Study, released Wednesday. Read More…

It’s that time of year again, when travel—or any indoor activity, really—comes with concerns of catching the flu. The combination of the annual surge of influenza activity with still-lingering COVID strains is enough to make even savvy travelers worried about stepping into a crowded airport or boarding a plane. One of the paramount issues is determining if the air on planes hastens the spread of infection. But apprehensions about aircraft cabin air long predate COVID or active flu seasons. Read More…

Despite what retailers want us to believe (put away the Christmas decorations please), the holidays are still a few months away. However, if you want to get the best deals on airfare for travel over Thanksgiving and Christmas, you should start thinking about booking your flights now. Experts recommend booking both Thanksgiving and Christmas flights no later than the week of October 10th. To lock in the lowest rates, book your Thanksgiving flights by mid-October.  Read More…

Are you super close to earning that A-List or A-List Preferred tier status, but not quite there yet? Well, Southwest has a limited-time deal that will get you there faster! Southwest Airlines is rewarding their Rapid Rewards Members for their long-term support by giving them a limited-time incentive, making it easier to earn tier status through 2023. Starting today, Rapid Rewards® Members have more opportunities to maintain or accelerate their way to the highly coveted A-List or A-List Preferred tier status. Read More…

Air travel hasn’t been easy lately, with crowded planes, flight delays, lost luggage, and myriad other headaches. But what about the airport experience? J.D. Power has just released its 17th annual list of the best and worst airports in North America ranking the airports in three categories based on six factors including terminal facilities, airport arrival/departure, baggage claim, security check, check-in/baggage check and food/beverage/retail. The study also looked at the state of passenger satisfaction today. So what are the winners—and the losers?  Read More…


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