Ethan Klapper, The Points Guy

Ethan Klapper

The Points Guy

Houston, TX, United States

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Past articles by Ethan:

6 incredible facts about the Boeing 777

This is why the Boeing 777 took the industry by storm and set new technological milestones. → Read More

How fast does an airplane really go?

Here is a breakdown of the factors that affect an airplane's speed. → Read More

Inside the Gulfstream G700, a $75 million private jet that can fly from New York to India

Gulfstream is out with a new flagship model that it hopes to certify with the Federal Aviation Administration in the coming months. → Read More

Sun Country announces 15 summer routes as it seeks to be lower-cost alternative to Delta

Sun Country Airlines is making big plans for next summer. → Read More

United executive acknowledges carrier’s catering shortfalls, promises better meals

Ask any United Airlines frequent flyer what could be improved about the airline, and chances are that the food will be among the top complaints. → Read More

Breeze Airways says international route announcement to come in 'near future'

The blue planes of Breeze Airways could soon be touching down on foreign soil. An executive from the ultra-low-cost startup said Wednesday that the carrier w... → Read More

DOT gets more airlines to pay up, announces $600 million in passenger refunds

The Department on Monday announced it had compelled the six airlines to pay more than $600 million total in refunds that had stacked up during the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Growing Avelo adds Raleigh-Durham base, unveils 6 new Florida routes

Avelo Airlines is growing in a big way at North Carolina's Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU). → Read More

Send raft-equipped planes to help reduce Florida flight delays, Buttigieg tells airlines

Ahead of the busy holiday travel season, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has some requests for airlines. → Read More

Delta pilots vote to authorize a strike — but don't worry about a disruption (yet)

Delta Air Lines' pilots have resoundingly voted to authorize a strike — but don't worry just yet about your upcoming reservations. → Read More

United’s inaugural touches down in Brisbane, Australia — here’s what it was like in Polaris business class

United Airlines has touched down at its third destination in Australia. → Read More

With new Brisbane route, United underscores importance of its new partner, Virgin Australia

Among U.S. carriers, United Airlines has a long history in Australia, and on Friday, it will open a new chapter. → Read More

United Express operator takes first step toward adding crowd-pleasing Embraer E175s

There could soon be a new United Express operator flying the popular Embraer 175 regional jet. → Read More

Doubling down on the MAX: Alaska Airlines orders 52 more 737 aircraft

Alaska Airlines has staked its future on the Boeing 737 MAX — and on Wednesday, placed a large order for more of the jets. → Read More

My trip to AvGeek paradise: Visiting Cirrus Aircraft’s Vision Center

Cruising at 25,000 feet above Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains, I was fulfilling a lifelong bucket list item: sitting in the captain's seat of a jet. → Read More

Avelo will be only airline to fly from Delaware with 5 new Wilmington routes, crew base

Delaware is currently the only state without commercial air service — but not for long. → Read More

Alaska Airlines pilots ratify new contract — and get significant pay raises

The pilots, represented by their union, the Air Line Pilots Association, voted to ratify a tentative agreement that will give some members as much as a 23% wage increase, depending on years of service. → Read More

Lufthansa unveils stunning new first-class and business-class seats

Lufthansa's decade-old premium cabins are finally getting a refresh — and it looks like the wait was worth it. → Read More

FAA confirms AirTags are allowed in checked bags as Lufthansa backs off purported ban

The FAA confirmed to TPG that AirTags are allowed in checked bags and are not considered a safety hazard. → Read More

First look: Delta unveils new Sky Club and T5 gates at Chicago's O'Hare Airport

Chicago's O'Hare Airport might be the hometown hub of United Airlines and a major hub for American Airlines — but that doesn't mean that Delta Air Lines isn't investing in the Windy City. → Read More