About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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Air India Will Launch Non-Stop Bangalore Service, United And American Are Punching Air!

Nov 25 2020

Air India announced three-times weekly San Francisco – Bangalore non-stop service starting January 11, 2021. It will be Air India’s longest route, on board a Boeing 777-200LR.

American Airlines announced Bangalore service first, followed by United. American’s service will start last and appears to be the most vulnerable with this move.

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Yes, Airlines Will Transport Vaccines Without A Second Government Bailout, Why Do You Ask?

Nov 25 2020

Texas Senator John Cornyn is calling for more airline subsidies and the arguments being deployed now are even crazier than before.

These payroll subsidies have become more expensive and cover a shorter period of time, even though airline payrolls are lower than they were during the first bailout. And deploying the argument that vaccines won’t be transported without airline subsidies is both terribly cynical and untrue.

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The World’s Biggest Airlines – And Aviation Regions – Have Shifted Because Of Covid And Thanksgiving

Nov 24 2020

OAG schedule data shows which airlines and which regions have brought schedules back closest to pre-pandemic levels.

As Covid-19 epidemics spread like wildfire both in the U.S. and Europe, European flight schedules have been pulling back amidst lockdowns while U.S. passenger travel has held firm and grown slightly entering the Thanksgiving period. In fact the entire world’s week-over-week increase of 400,000 seats is accounted for by Southwest Airlines.

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Woman Pulled Off A Flight For Drunkenly Arguing… Moroccan Politics?

Nov 24 2020

A video posted to TikTok, with nearly 70,000 likes and over 2600 comments, appears to show a woman being removed from an aircraft as she argues over the politics of Morocco, and U.S. relations towards the North African nation. Of all the things to be kicked off a flight for!

She grabs and nearly tackles the employee taking her bag off the aircraft and proceeds to lecture employees on Morocco.

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