Alaska Airlines new location at San Diego
Starting June 30, Alaska Airlines’ international flights will arrive into Gates 48-51 at Terminal 2W. Because this new gate location is further away from Alaska’s domestic gates in Terminal 1W, travelers will need more time to transit between the two areas. As a result, the carrier is recommending that passengers now allow 90 minutes between flights.
American Airlines adds service
American will launch new service to the Caribbean. From Charlotte, American will add a daily nonstop flight to St. Maarten on Nov. 4 and to Barbados on Dec. 19, 2018. From Miami, American will add a second frequency to St. Maarten and a third frequency to Barbados, both commencing on Dec. 19, 2018.
Delta revises animal travel policy
Delta Air Lines has again tightened its policies regarding the transport of animals in the passenger cabin of its aircraft. Starting July 10, only one qualified emotional support animal will be allowed per passenger. Delta is also no longer accepting “pit bull-type dogs” as either emotional support or service dogs. For more information on Delta’s policies please visit https://www.delta.com/content/www/en_US/traveling-with-us/special-travel-needs/service-animals.html.
New Polaris Lounge to open in Houston
After a soft opening, United will officially open a new Polaris Lounge at George Bush Intercontinental Airport on Friday. This is the fourth Polaris Lounge location for United. The new lounge, which is only available to Polaris-ticketed customers, is located in Terminal E near Gate E12. Airline officials say besides all the typical premium amenities, the Houston location’s décor and menu is designed to be a “reflection of the city,” with artwork done by two Houston artists and unique food and beverage options such as a Texas breakfast skillet and a Caliente on the Rocks specialty cocktail.