Southwest and Alaska Airlines continue their route expansion...which is interesting seeing as so many airlines are cancelling flights last-minute. Speaking of, EasyJet did just that...again! Boston Logan joined the 'cancel-culture'...but it was Mother Nature's fault. The FAA and Biden say that new aircraft in the future must be more 'green'...or they won't their get their license plates. Read on!!
Southwest Airlines has planned a variety of new routes in to early 2023 as the carrier continues to expand its route network post-pandemic. Some of the routes include Nashville to Long Beach (California), San Jose to Palm Springs and San Diego to Colorado Springs.
Thursday EasyJet cancelled more than 40 flights at the last minute stranding some 7,000 flyers as the carrier struggles with ongoing staffing issues and high jet fuel prices (although they won't include that as the reason...even though it is...)
Continuing on the cancellation front, Boston Logan Airport issued a ground stop on the orders of the FAA due to threatening weather. More than 3,500 flights ended up being cancelled and 18,000 were delayed.
Alaska Airlines has launched 5 new routes and 2 new cities: Boise gets 2 non-stops to Las Vegas and Idaho Falls...there's new non-stop between Anchorage and Salt Lake City...and the new routes are Seattle to Miami and Cleveland.
Canadian carrier Air Transat will return to Las Vegas for the first time since 2015 when it will start non-stop flights 4 times a week from Montreal (YUL). The airline will also resume flights between Montreal and New Orleans, Tampa and Havana.
United Airlines has added 2 'Impossible Foods' items to its menu (plant-based) on all U.S. flights more than 800 miles: The 'Meatball Bowl' and 'Impossible Sausage'.
U.S. President Joe Biden and the FAA have said that 'future commercial aircraft' will have to produce less greenhouse gases and produce less emissions in order to be certified to fly.