Delta Air Lines’ elite members used to be able to snag free upgraded seats as easily as they could book an economy ticket. But now with competitive pricing and the airline’s ability to sell all its business- and first-class seats, the upgrades are harder to come by and typically require a hefty fee. In an effort to stay competitive with other airlines, Delta announced it will revert to its old policy, offering free upgrades to premium travelers for select transcontinental routes.
For years, frequent travelers have relied on TSA’s PreCheck program to bypass security and spend less time in line and more time in tranquil airport lounges. However, not all airlines were on board with letting passengers through this breezy entrance into the departures terminal. As of late October, five additional airlines agreed to allow passengers to take part in the program, increasing the total number of domestic and international airlines in the program to 42.
According to data collected by AirlineRatings.com, a website that reviews and publicizes information regarding air travel products and safety, the 2018 airline of the year is Air New Zealand. This is the airline’s fifth year as world’s best, the highest number of times any of the world’s 435 airlines claimed the title. The title goes to an airline achieving the highest standards for on-time performance; in-flight amenities and innovations; operational safety; and environmental impact.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".