Iceland is officially opening to vaccinated American tourists and its national airline is rushing to launch cheap flights from the US to attract visitors

Icelandair is rebuilding its US route network as Iceland opens to vaccinated tourists. Regular flights to Boston, New York, Seattle, Chicago, Denver, and Washington, D.C. are scheduled for May.  Americans need only their paper vaccination card to enter the country.  See more stories on Insider’s business page. The summer of vaccinated travel now includes Iceland […]

Why food tastes different on planes

Not many people are fans of airline food, but as it turns out, you don’t taste food in the air the same way you do on the ground.  Several factors on the plane — including the background noise, pressurized cabin, and dry air — all suppress your ability to taste sweet and salty food by […]

United just returned to JFK Airport after nearly 6 years and is rolling out one of its most luxurious aircraft to take on competitors

United Airlines resumed flights from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport on Sunday. Operating the flights is United’s premium-configured Boeing 767-300ER with lie-flat business class seats. Only 10 weekly flights are currently offered but more will be added in the coming months.  See more stories on Insider’s business page. United Airlines is back at […]

I recently took 3 flights with Delta as an elite status holder and managed to snag $800 in free upgrades despite seat-blocking policies – here’s how

Having elite status on Delta typically means free first class upgrades for the most frequent flyers. Fewer seats are available in premium cabins, however, thanks to Delta’s pandemic seat-blocking policy.  I took three flights on Delta and still got seven times worth the value of my ticket in upgrades. Visit the Business section of Insider […]

Some airlines are giving travelers another year to use travel credits before they expire

United Airlines, American Airlines, and Delta Air Lines have extended travel credits into 2022. Travelers that have canceled flights during the pandemic now have an extra year to rebook.  Airlines chose to give customers travel credits instead of refunds to maintain cash reserves. See more stories on Insider’s business page. Waves of flight cancellations last […]