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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 econ...

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...


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...

PAL Express looking to renew Bombardier turboprop fleet

PAL Express (2P, Manila) is looking to replace its existing fleets of Dash 8-300s and Dash 8-400s with newer models of the same type.  Jaime Bautista, the President and Chief Operating Officer of the airline's parent firm, PAL Holdings, Inc., told Reuters in an interview that PAL Express is looking to either lease or acquire nine of theBombardier (BBA, Mon...

Americans Are the World's Most Frequent Fliers

When it comes to racking up airline miles, Americans have definitely earned platinum frequent flier status. According to data published by The World Bank, almost a third of the world's 36 million flights in 2014 took off from U.S. soil. China, Canada, the U.K., and Brazil round out the top five but with over 9.5 million commercial flights, the U.S. has nearly triple the take offs...

FedEx Pilot Union's Executive Council Votes in Favor of Labor Contract

FedEx Corp pilot union's executive council has voted in favor of a tentative contract that seeks better employment terms including higher hourly pay rates and retirement plan enhancement, the Air Line Pilots Association said. The FedEx master executive council (MEC) voted late on Thursday to approve the collective bargaining agreement reached on Aug. 19 with the package delivery company, th...

TSA Officer Accused of Molesting Passenger at Airport, Fired

Transportation Security Administration officer has been accused of luring a passenger into a bathroom at New York's LaGuardia Airport and molesting her. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police spokesman Joe Pentangelo (pehn-TAN'-jeh-loh) says TSA officer Maxie Oquendo was arrested Thursday. Prosecutors say Oquendo approached the woman Tuesday as she was coming off...

SWISS launches new gourmet concept for First Class guests

Swiss International Air Lines is further enhancing its inflight foodservice for its First Class guests. Four times a year, SWISS First customers on long-haulflights from Switzerland will now be served exclusive seasonal gourmet delights such as truffles or caviar. The “SWISS Connoisseur Experience” will offer First Class customers on long-haul flights from Switzerland carefully-sele...

Baggage Truck Crash Causes US$1 Million Damages to China Airlines

China Airlines has estimated that the damages caused after a baggage conveyor truck crashed into its airplane at a Vietnamese airport on Thursday may cost up to US$1 million. The incident happened when the conveyor truck of Tan Son Nhat International Airport Ground Services (TIAGS) approached the airplane to unload baggage at Tan Son Nhat Airport, Ho Chi Minh City. According to the...

Iberia eyes Europe-Latin American alliance

Iberia (IB, Madrid Barajas) is considering establishing an alliance to operate in the Europe-Latin American market airline Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Luis Gallego Martin has revealed. Speaking to Airline Business, Gallego said the IAG subsidiary is looking to replicate the trans-Atlantic joint venture which sees fellow Oneworld alliance members Finnair (A...

Malaysia Airlines Berhad receives AOC

Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) today received its Air Operator Certificate (AOC) from the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) at Malaysia’s Ministry of Transport in Putrajaya. The AOC will allow Malaysia Airlines to take flight as MAB come 1 September 2015. MAB’s CEO Designate Christoph Mueller said, “We would like to thank the Director General of&...

Air China’s 1H profit increases more than 700%

Air China has reported a net income of CNY4.2 billion ($660 million) for the first half of 2015, up 721% over the net profit of CNY510 million for the same period of last year. Operating revenue rose 3.87% to CNY51.9 billion while operating costs increased by 5% to CNY45.2 billion. The Beijing-based carrier cited “robust growth in market demand” and “much lower fu...

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First highly efficient A330neo delivered to Delta Air Lines

Delta Air Lines took delivery of its first A330-900, one of 35 A330neos the Atlanta, Georgia-based airline has on order. With new fuel-efficient engines, aerodynamic improvements and the advanced Airs...

Hybrid and electric aircraft research agreement between Airbus and SAS Scandinavian Airlines

Airbus has signed  a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with SAS Scandinavian Airlines for hybrid and electric aircraft eco-system and infrastructure requirements research. The MoU was signed b...