Just in time for the holidays , basic economy air fares—those extremely restricted bargain prices—are spreading like pre-Christmas fire sales: American and Delta recently said they're expanding this fare category to thousands of new routes, and even to international flights come 2018. The strangest caveat of these announcements, however? Airlines don't even want you to book the fares.
When it comes to in-flight technology, most airlines still have a long way to go, what with spotty Wi-Fi connections, video entertainment that’s hardly Netflix-quality, and charging outlets hidden somewhere under your tiny seat (if they exist at all). At least one airline, however, sees the untapped potential of having a lot of tech users stuck in a confined space for hours on end.
"A sea change." That's the promise Sir Richard Branson makes for Virgin Voyages, the new cruise line from Virgin Group, which today celebrated the major milestone of laying down the keel for its first ship. Originally announced in 2015, Virgin Voyages has spent the last two years existing mostly on paper. Now there’s something to show for it, as a large, central section of the first ship, the temporarily titled Virgin I, or hull 6287, was set into place.
@SpiritAirlines Am booked on Flight 174 FLL to LGA today and there's a 2-hour delay with no explanation. No delays reported on other flights and flightaware shows plane for the flight is already en route to FLL! Please explain!
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".