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February 27, 2022

The 10 Most Affordable Airlines in 2022

There are many different airlines across the world, and they vary greatly. Airlines vary in terms mainly regarding the number and quality of services they offer. This can be determined by their routes, booking systems, customer care, extra services, and even cost. As a result, many travelers like to take airlines that offer great value for their money whenever they travel.

Cost is a crucial factor when selecting an airline. Whether it is for the passenger or cargo needs, cost affects people and their demand for a particular airline. As a result, finding an affordable airline is really good for a traveler. Here are the 10 most affordable airlines a traveler should know about.

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Czechs, Poland, Bulgaria to close airspace to Russian flights

The Czech Republic, Poland and Bulgaria each said Friday they would close their airspace to flights by Russian carriers in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, starting from midnight. 

Earlier Friday the Polish airline LOT had already halted flights to Moscow and Saint Petersburg. 

“As of midnight today, we are halting the traffic of all Russian airline companies in Czech airspace,” Czech Transport Minister Martin Kupka tweeted.

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KLM ends codeshare agreement with Aeroflot and cancels flights to Russia

KLM will immediately stop all code-sharing flights with Aeroflot, a KLM spokesperson reported to Dutch aviation news site Luchtvaartnieuws on Saturday evening. Both airlines are part of the Skyteam alliance.

Another Skyteam member, Delta Air Lines announced on Friday that it had withdrawn its codeshare agreement with Russian flag carrier Aeroflot with immediate effect, due to the Russian military invasion of Ukraine.

“We have removed our code from Aeroflot-operated services beyond Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport and removed Aeroflot’s code from Delta-operated services from Los Angeles and New York-JFK,” the airline wrote in a statement.

KLM also decided to cancel all flights to, from and over Russia. Two of its flights were called back to Amsterdam earlier today after almost reaching their destination (Moscow and St. Petersburg) in Russia. Hereunder is the KLM press release:

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Qantas is bringing back Sydney-Singapore-London A380 flights

Qantas' flagship QF1 flight from Sydney to London via Singapore will resume in June, with the A380 superjumbo reclaiming pride of place on the iconic Kangaroo Route.

It's another welcome sign that travel is getting back to normal, and that scene is expected to include the reopening of the elegant Qantas Singapore First lounge, which has been shuttered since March 2020 – although the Qantas Singapore Business lounge unlocked its doors in December 2020.

Since November 2021 the Sydney-London service has been running on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner and making the necessary stopover at Darwin (where, to ease the top end transit, Qantas turned Darwin Airport's Catalina Lounge into a temporary international lounge) due to Covid-driven transit restrictions as Singapore's Changi Airport.

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10 Credit Cards That Offer Companion Tickets

If you want to share the experience of traveling with a friend or family member but don’t want to break the bank, your ideal solution might be to use a credit card with a companion ticket benefit. Companion tickets, often called companion passes, are typically a way to add a travel companion to your flight reservation without paying full price for the second fare.

This type of benefit is included with many travel credit cards, though the specific terms might be different with each card. Depending on your travel preferences, you might find one card makes more sense than another. Let’s see which of these credit cards with companion tickets could make the most sense for you.

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JetBlue launches nonstop route from New York JFK to Puerto Vallarta

JetBlue has launched service between New York JFK International Airport and Puerto Vallarta’s Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport. The route will be operated four times weekly, with a mix of A321neo and A320 aircraft.

Enabled by JetBlue’s Northeast Alliance (NEA), Puerto Vallarta is JetBlue’s third destination in Mexico and further expands the airline’s significant presence across Latin America and the Caribbean, while diversifying and advancing its New York focus city strategy.

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