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Why Winair’s newest pilot Amber Hellebrand leans into aviation

It is not hard to believe that growing up in an aviation-infused environment can lead to a career in the industry. Growing up across the street from the western edge of one of the more famous runways in the world – the Princess Juliana International Airport in Sint Maarten – was the begi...

Lufthansa joins EU rivals in space-available business class upgrades

Lufthansa is the latest European airline aiming to capture an additional bit of ancillary revenue on unsold shorthaul business class seats with a new cash upgrade programme — although, given that the upgrade is applied electronically through the booking management pages of Lufthansa&rsquo...


Air India Pilots to Vote on Stopping Operations

Fresh trouble could be brewing for debt-laden Air India (AI), a section of whose pilots will vote on Monday to decide on whether to stop working in protest against a recent order that prevents them from striking. An 800-member strong pilots' union, comprising commanders and co-pilots operating the airline's domestic and short-haul international flights, will start a secret bal...

Flight from Vegas to Germany Diverted over Unruly Passenger

An international flight from Las Vegas to Frankfurt made an emergency landing at Denver International Airport escorted by two F-16 fighter jets Friday night after what officials called a "disturbance on the plane." A pilot on the Condor Airlines Boeing 767 reported an in-flight emergency, and the fighter jets were sent as a precaution, said Air Force Capt. Ashleigh A. Peck,...

Qantas's Next Dilemma: Whether to Buy with Blood on the Streets

Qantas Airways Ltd. has just posted its best profit result in seven years. Chief Executive Officer Alan Joyce must now decide whether to throw the cash at expansion in a region where competitors have lost US$462 million over the last 12 months. The best time to buy is when there's blood on the streets, according to a maxim attributed to a member of the Rothschild banking dynasty....

Lufthansa Offers Direct Booking Savings and Agents Aren't Happy

As Lufthansa Group airlines get ready to charge more for bookings made outside direct channels, travel agents will end up passing the extra fee along to their clients. Lufthansa Group's EUR16 surcharge is still set to go into effect on September 1, despite intense backlash from booking sites and travel agencies.But what does all this mean for travelers? Flyers booking directly...

France Unsure Plane Part Came from MH370, Source Says

Experts in France have not been able to determine with certainty whether a piece of airplane wing found July 29 on an Indian Ocean island belongs to MH370, the Malaysian airliner carrying 239 people that disappeared 2014, a French source close to the investigation told CNN on Saturday. Judicial investigators know the part comes from a Boeing 777, but they say they still need to identi...

What to Do If a Cancelled Flight Leaves You Stranded

There's nothing like a flight cancellation to throw your vacation plans into disarray. This week, hundreds of would-be travellers who purchased tickets for SkyGreece Airline flights between Toronto and Athens know that better than anyone. But a cancelled flight is something most people will have to deal with at some point. Here's what you can do if you find yourself strande...

Dirtiest Parts of an Aircraft Revealed - and It's Not the Toilet

Next time you catch a flight, you might want to be careful what it is you touch with your hands - or any other part of your bdy. It turns out that aeroplanes are a hotbed of germs, just hanging around waiting to leap on unsuspecting travellers. And some instances of fecal matter have turned up on seats and blankets and even dining trays, showing the toilets aren't even the most disgustin...

Five Premium Economy Classes That Are Worth Paying Extra for

attle class verges on the painful during a quick flight, but can become incredibly excruciating when you're in it for the long haul. Sometimes, it's just worth it to pay a bit extra for comfort. So instead of starting off your holiday on a sour note, check out this list of premium economy classes that will let you upgrade without blowing your entire budget. 1. Singapore Airlines...

Air Canada Not Honouring "Glitch" That Sold Flight Packages for 90% Off

It seemed like a chance to travel the world at bargain prices. For a short while, Air Canada's website was advertising 10-pack flight passes for C$800 - a deal John Risdon jumped on, thinking it was a deal of a lifetime. "Maybe it's a seat sale, maybe it's a promotion they're offering," Risdon said. "It's advertised on their website, so I've got to get it....

easyJet Flight Diverted After Popped Champagne Cork Causes Oxygen Masks to Drop from Ceiling

An easyJet flight from London to Turkey was forced to make an unscheduled landing after a popped champagne cork reportedly caused oxygen masks to drop from the ceiling. A stewardess on the plane, which was flying from Gatwick to Dalaman, apparently accidentally fired the stopper into the roof of the aircraft while opening it for two passengers. The incident caused damage to the ceiling of th...

United Airlines to revamp scheduling to fight flight delays

United Airlines plans to change the way it schedules flights and to use new technology to tackle the delays and cancellations that have hurt its competitiveness, company executives told Reuters. The new initiatives aim to narrow the gap in performance between United Continental Holdings Inc (UAL.N) and Delta Air Lines Inc (DAL.N), which has the best on-time record of U.S. airlines. They reflect...

Regional Airline Association appoints new president

On Aug. 28, Faye Malarkey Black was appointed president of the Washington, DC-based Regional Airline Association(RAA). Black had served as interim president of the industry trade group since Feb. 9, following the resignation of RAA’s previous president Roger Cohen. Previously, Black was RAA’s SVP government affairs; she has worked for the association since 1998. "Faye...

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As Part of its Commitment to Sustainability, Etihad Airways to Operate Single-Use Plastic Free Flight on Earth Day

Etihad Airways will be the first airline in the region to operate a flight without any single-use plastics on board, in a bid to raise awareness of the effects of plastic pollution. Flight EY484...

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China's Favourite International Airline for the Third Consecutive Year is Aeroflot

Aeroflot has been once again recognised as the Favourite International Airline in China. The prestigious award was given to Aeroflot for the third consecutive year at the Flyer Award Ceremony 201...

New Era of Cargo Management and Customer Engagement with Etihad Cargo Digital Transformation

Etihad Cargo celebrates its position as a market leader in the air cargo digitalization and innovation space six months after migrating to a new technology platform, achieving...

First time ATR-600 operated by U.S. carrier - Silver Airways

Silver Airways Made History with First New ATR-600 Series Flight in United States, first time ATR-600 operated by U.S. carrier and first time a U.S. independent regional flying airline has taken...

Baku welcomes arriving Racing cars of Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix

Delivery of cargoes for holding Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix to the Heydar Aliyev International Airport in Baku started. Flights from Shanghai and Bahrain delivered racing cars and equipmen...

Expanded Emirates reach in India with SpiceJet codeshare partnership

A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between Emirates and SpiceJet to enter into a reciprocal codeshare agreement, which is set to open new routes and destinations for passengers tr...

easyJet expects record number of passengers for Easter getaway

easyJet will welcome 1.4 million passengers onto its flights over the Easter holidays (18 – 22 April) in what is set to be the busiest Easter getaway in the airline’s history. Numb...

Rolls-Royce Virtual Reality Training Tool global launch with Qatar Airways

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