Category | Airlines

TSA PreCheck to offer cheaper, easier way to cut lines at airports…

Posted on 20 July 2013

In a recent phone interview from his office in Washington, TSA Chief John Pistole said that he wants to vastly increase the rolls of fliers who are eligible to use dedicated lanes, where pre-approved passengers can often zip through without having to remove shoes, laptops and jackets (although they still do get screened for metallic […]

Egypt’s tourist industry badly hit by political unrest …

Posted on 20 July 2013

One of the biggest casualties of the political turmoil in Egypt has been the tourism industry.   It forms a large part of the country’s economy, but over the last couple of years it has been hit hard.   According to tourism officials in Luxor occupancy rates this season have slumped from approximately 80% to […]

5 Ways to Avoid Airline Fees

Posted on 20 July 2013

It’s summer, and this much is known: It’s expensive to fly. Add the mounting surcharges of new or unexpected fees and the overall cost of a ticket becomes a punch-in-the-gut punishment for travelling by air. To this end, savvy travelers with tricks of their own, combat airline fees in myriad ways, some tedious and some […]

Baggage delivery: American Airlines gives it a try…

Posted on 07 August 2012

The wait at the luggage carousel may be over for American Airlines passengers willing to pay a little extra   Starting this week, fliers can pay to have their bags delivered directly to their office, home or other destination, while they head straight to a sales call or Grandma’s house.   The service, which can […]

British Airways ‘would consider’ stake in American Airlines…

Posted on 07 August 2012

An American Airlines jet taxies past the British Airways maintenance headquarters at London’s Heathrow Airport on July 8 1998. The CEO of International Airline Group (IAG) – the parent company of both British Airways and Iberia – says his company would consider a stake in bankrupt oneworld partner American Airlines.   Purchasing a stake “is […]

Delta Air Lines to shut down Comair regional unit…

Posted on 30 July 2012

A Delta Connection regional jet at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in August 2007. Delta Air Lines is pulling the plug on its Comair regional subsidiary.   Delta made the announcement this morning, saying Comair will cease operations after Sept. 29.   The news comes after Delta has repeatedly downsized Comair over the past seven years. […]

Delta uses regional jets to skirt Wright Amendment limits…

Posted on 25 July 2012

A Delta Connection CRJ-200 regional jet as seen at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on July 4, 2011. In case you missed this news earlier this month, Delta has announced plans to add nonstop service between Dallas Love Field and its Atlanta hub. Delta Connection affiliate ExpressJet will fly five daily round-trip flights on the route […]

What airline fees are coming next?

Posted on 25 July 2012

It used to be death and taxes were the only certainties in life, but in recent years more and higher airline fees have become a lock as well.   By now you probably know that the airlines call it ancillary revenue, but by any name it’s become a critical source of funding for an industry […]

Would fees discourage oversized carry-on bags?

Posted on 05 June 2012

In this May 21, 2008 file photo, a person is seen rolling luggage at Philadelphia International Airport, The nation’s biggest airlines may be getting ready to draw the line on carry-on bags.   At least that’s the subject of today’s On The Road column in The New York Times, where author Joe Sharkey says airlines […]

Virgin Atlantic to Allow Onboard Cell Phone Use…

Posted on 21 May 2012

  Big news for international travelers: The Daily Mail is reporting that Virgin Atlantic became the first British airline to permit calls on board flights today.   Passengers flying between London and New York on Virgin’s A330 Airbus are now able to not only make calls, but also to send and receive text messages and […]

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