David Slotnick, The Points Guy

David Slotnick

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Past articles by David:

Step inside Boeing's South Carolina Dreamliner factory

We toured Boeing's Charleston, South Carolina 787 Dreamliner factory during a recent event. → Read More

With Boeing order, United reveals and doubles down on its plan for the next decade

United strategy through the mid-2030s is a gamble with huge potential upside, but also one with high risks and costs. → Read More

Boom Supersonic announces engine developer for planned Overture jet

The agreement with an engine maker might represent a major step toward a first build and successful flight. → Read More

United Airlines orders up to 200 Boeing 787s, setting stage for widebody fleet renewal

United Airlines ordered 100 Boeing 787 aircraft with options for up to 100 more, the airline announced Tuesday, as it prepares to replace aging 767 and 777 fleet. → Read More

Breeze adds 22 new and returning routes to its schedule for 2023

Breeze Airways added eight new routes and brought back 14 seasonal or delayed ones. The new routes include a new longest flight in its network. → Read More

Etihad will bring back its ultra-luxurious Airbus A380

Etihad Airways will return the Airbus A380 to service in summer 2023, with four of the double-decker jets flying between Abu Dhabi and London Heathrow. → Read More

Can a plane be evacuated in 90 seconds? We may not actually know.

A new bill introduced by Sen. Tammy Duckworth would require the FAA to test aircraft evacuation using more realistic scenarios, including passengers of different ages, people with disabilities and carry-on luggage. → Read More

End of an era: Boeing just finished building the final 747

Boeing completed its last 747 double-decker jet: a 747-8 Freighter destined for Atlas Air. → Read More

Wondering what happened to your favorite Southwest route? Here's what to know

Southwest executives detailed plans to restore its network to pre-pandemic levels, incorporating the 18 new cities added in 2021. → Read More

Low-cost Norse Airways will launch flights between New York and Paris

Low-cost Norse Atlantic Airways said Tuesday that it will launch flights between New York (JFK) and Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport (CDG) in March. → Read More

Frontier Airlines axes its customer service helpline

Frontier Airlines got rid of its customer service phone line, no longer allowing passengers to call about reservations, delays, cancellations and lost bags. → Read More

Take a look inside Air New Zealand's unique cabin innovation laboratory

Air New Zealand operates a secretive "innovation lab" known as Hangar 22, where it designs new aircraft cabins and services. We got a rare look inside. → Read More

Singapore Airlines pulls Airbus A380 — and its famous Suites — from JFK

Singapore AIrlines will swap its Airbus A380 for a Boeing 777-300ER on the JFK-Frankfurt flight, meaning Singapore Suites will no longer fly on any US route. → Read More

JetBlue will fly to Paris from New York and Boston starting summer 2023

JetBlue will begin flights to Paris from New York (JFK) and Boston (BOS) starting in summer 2023, the airline confirmed, marking its second European destination. → Read More

What to know about the World Cup, Qatar and human rights there

The 2022 World Cup in Qatar has been surrounded by allegations of corruption, abuses of migrant workers leading to thousands of deaths, and human rights issues for women and LGBTQ+ fans. → Read More

Breeze adds 100th route as it adds service from new airport in Southern California

Breeze Airways announced new service from John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California (SNA) to Orlando, Florida (MCO) and Provo, Utah (PVU), adding its 34th city and 100th route. → Read More

Would you fly Frontier to Europe? CEO Barry Biffle is working on that

Frontier Airlines CEO Barry Biffle sat down for an interview with TPG to discuss his airline's growth plans following the collapse of the Spirit merger, including plans to fly to Europe with the A321XLR. → Read More

Lufthansa will bring back the Airbus A380 by summer

Lufthansa will bring its double-decker Airbus A380 fleet back into service by summer 2023, adding the high-capacity behemoths to high-demand routes out of Munich (MUC), the airline confirmed. → Read More

After a winter, spring and summer of air travel meltdowns, will the holidays be any better?

The holiday travel period is coming up, but are airlines ready for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years? Or will airlines melt down again? → Read More

Spirit shareholders approve JetBlue deal in latest step of merger saga

Spirit Airlines shareholders approved a proposed merger with JetBlue on Wednesday, three months after rejecting a merger with Frontier. → Read More