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Past articles by Ben:

Southwest Airlines adds 4 new routes as it extends booking schedule into November

Southwest's fall schedule will see the airline grow in Kansas City, Missouri, with two new international routes and in Long Beach, California, with new service to the Pacific Northwest. → Read More

Blockbuster: Air India's twin deals with Boeing, Airbus mark largest aircraft order ever

After years of struggles, the flag carrier of India can claim a new superlative: the largest aircraft order ever made. → Read More

Breeze Airways adds 22 new routes, including 1 new city

Breeze Airways announced Portland, Maine, as its newest destination Tuesday, revealing the city as part of a broader 22-route expansion. → Read More

Southwest Airlines adds 5 new routes and will restore 16 more that had been cut

Southwest Airlines is rolling out five new nonstop routes as part of its latest schedule extension, which also will see the carrier restore 16 nonstop routes that had been cut. → Read More

A dramatic goodbye to the 747 as Boeing delivers last of its iconic widebody

TPG was there for the final delivery of the iconic 747 as we help say goodbye to the "Queen of the skies." → Read More

The last 747: Boeing is set to deliver the last of its iconic jumbo jets

After cargo carrier Atlas Air takes the proverbial keys to its 747-8 Freighter this Tuesday, there’ll never be another 747 created. → Read More

Should you change your travel plans? 'Bomb cyclone' storm threatens Christmas travel

A major storm is expected to have a massive impact on travel. Here's what to do. → Read More

British Airways expands to Cincinnati, its 27th US city

British Airways is touching down in Cincinnati, giving the city its second transatlantic flight. → Read More

Breeze Airways adds a new city as part of broader 4-route expansion

Breeze Airways is expanding again, announcing its third new destination in less than a month. This time the carrier’s new city is Raleigh-Durham, which becomes the 35th dot on Breeze’s route map. → Read More

Southwest unveils 3 new routes as it extends schedule past July 4

Southwest is offering routes from Colorado, Washington, Iowa, Florida and South Carolina. → Read More

Is Lufthansa really banning Apple AirTags?

AirTags have become a trending topic in travel during past year, touted as a simple and easy way for flyers keep track of their checked bags – even if their airline can’t. → Read More

Major Florida airports suspend operations ahead of Hurricane Ian

Several of the state's busiest airports – including Orlando International Airport (MCO) – are suspending operations as Ian approaches as a “major” Category 3 storm. → Read More

Southwest adds 2 new weekend routes as it extends schedule into April

Southwest Airlines is adding two new nonstop routes to its map. The updates were announced Thursday, when the carrier extended its booking schedule through → Read More

Avelo Airlines' route map now up to 30 destinations with addition of Palm Springs, California

Avelo Airlines will make Palm Springs its newest city, launching seasonal three routes from the Southern California city this fall. → Read More

JetBlue to buy Spirit Airlines in a previously unlikely marriage

Out with Frontier, in with JetBlue. → Read More

Southwest unveils 4 new routes as it extends schedule into 2023

Southwest unveiled four new routes Thursday as the carrier extended its booking schedule into early 2023. Tennessee, California and Colorado were the big → Read More

Lufthansa apologizes for barring Jewish passengers after mask dispute

German carrier Lufthansa has apologized for blocking a large number of Jewish passengers from a connecting flight from Frankfurt. → Read More

Southwest Airlines adding faster Wi-Fi, power ports as part of $2 billion in inflight upgrades

Power outlets for personal devices. Better inflight Wi-Fi. Bigger overhead bins for carry-on luggage. → Read More

J.D. Power: Flyers are less satisfied with airlines amid travel rebound; JetBlue, Southwest earn top scores

Passenger satisfaction with air travel is waning amid soaring airfares and lingering pandemic service changes. → Read More

Startup airline Breeze unveils 3 new nonstop routes, adds Utah to its route map

Breeze Airways is coming home. → Read More