Edward Russell, The Points Guy

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Recent articles by Edward:

Delta adds 5 new routes from LAX, Atlanta as rivals expand in the West

Delta Air Lines is joining the fray for outdoors-bound travelers with five new routes to Western cities from its Atlanta and Los Angeles hubs this fall. → Read More

Alaska Airlines adds 5 new Southern California routes ahead of JetBlue, Southwest expansion

Alaska Airlines is doubling down in Southern California with new routes from Los Angeles and Palm Springs ahead of new and expanded competition from JetBlue Airways and Southwest Airlines. → Read More

Southwest Airlines caps bookings through Thanksgiving as holiday season looms

Southwest Airlines will cap the number of passengers on its flights to boost traveler confidence through November, following the lead of other carriers even as the industry girds itself for a tough winter. → Read More

Southwest Airlines is using the coronavirus to solidify its dominance in California

Southwest Airlines is using the coronavirus pandemic to bolster its already dominant position in California with new Palm Springs flights. → Read More

Southwest plans small Miami operation, mum on planned routes

20-years ago travelers in search of deals would drive to an airport like Fort Lauderdale for Southwest's cheap flights. No so much anymore the airline's CEO Gary Kelly said of the plans to add Miami to its map by year-end. → Read More

Delta works to avoid pilot furloughs amid 'choppy' recovery

Delta Air Lines is working to avoid furloughing any pilots this fall after successfully eliminating the possibility of any flight attendant or ground staff furloughs amid a "grim" time for the airline industry. → Read More

Delta to mortgage SkyMiles program for up to $6.5 billion to help weather coronavirus hit

Delta Air Lines plans to mortgage its SkyMiles loyalty program for up to $6.5 billion as cash remains king for weathering the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Salt Lake City airport, Delta to open new canyon-inspired terminal on Tuesday

A new terminal at Delta Air Lines' Salt Lake City International Airport hub opens this week, more than tripling the number of travelers the airport can handle even as counts remain down significantly amid the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Lufthansa may retire Airbus A380, other jumbo jets in fleet overhaul, report says

There may be another nail in the coffin of the Airbus A380 with the news that Lufthansa may retire its fleet of the superjumbo jets as part of its coronavirus pandemic-driven restructuring. → Read More

JetBlue continues push beyond focus cities, challenges Delta, United with 24 new routes

JetBlue Airways is adding 24 new routes this winter with the many challenging either Delta Air Lines or United Airlines in places like Los Angeles, Newark and Raleigh-Durham. → Read More

United Airlines expects little to no impact from Boeing 787 manufacturing issues

United Airlines does not anticipate a significant impact on flights from the latest manufacturing issues plaguing Boeing's 787 Dreamliner jets. → Read More

Alaska Airlines delays full Oneworld membership to early 2021

Alaska Airlines is pushing back its timeline for becoming a full member of the Oneworld alliance to the end of March 2021. → Read More

United Airlines adds 3 Africa routes, Delhi and Bangalore as part of 7-route expansion

United Airlines is using the coronavirus pandemic to make some bold changes to its international route map, adding seven new long-haul routes including four new destinations in Africa and India. → Read More

Delta and Virgin Australia suspend transpacific partnership as latter restructures

Delta Air Lines and Virgin Australia are suspending their partnership on flights that span the Pacific Ocean as the Australian carrier slims down under new ownership. → Read More

United Airlines bets on Hawaii, Mexico beaches in October schedule

United Airlines is hoping that holidaygoers will not stop traveling after Labor Day as they traditionally do, piling on more flights to places like Cancun and Hawaii in its October schedule. → Read More

Flights due to begin from new Washington National concourse next year

Take a peak inside work on the new concourse for American Airlines' regional flights under construction at Washington Reagan National airport that is due to open next year. → Read More

Southwest Airlines grows route map again, will add Miami and Palm Springs

Southwest Airlines is adding more sunny hot spots to its map with plans to land in Miami and Palm Springs by year-end. → Read More

Cape Air is flying its Tecnam Traveller planes again after a successful review

Cape Air is again flying its new Tecnam P2012 Traveller props on flights in the Midwest and New England following a regulatory review of several modifications. → Read More

US airlines 'fighting for survival,' face lengthy recovery: A4A

Trade group Airlines for America (A4A) sees no V-shaped recovery from the coronavirus pandemic for airlines and expects it to take at least four years to return to 2019 flying levels. → Read More

Southwest taking JetBlue's 17 slots at Long Beach, California

Southwest Airlines is well on its way to dominating another Southern California airport once JetBlue Airways says goodbye to its long-time base in Long Beach. → Read More