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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-fligh...

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 b...


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...

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...

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An important support to the development of  Zero Emission Aviation, a grant of £2.7m (US$3.3 million) grant from the UK Government to ZeroAvia! The UK Government grant is part...

Take-off for the world’s largest Oktoberfest: Lufthansa

Are you ready for the Oktoberfest in Munich? Because  Lufthansa’s Trachten crew is ready for takeoff! This year, the world’s largest crew in folk costume will take o...

Direct Qatar Airways Flights to Osaka from 6 April 2020

Qatar Airways announced services to Osaka, Japan starting from 6 April 2020. The second largest metropolitan area of Japan, Osaka will be the airline’s third gateway into the country. Qatar Airw...

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Next-gen Wi-Fi upgrade for All Nippon Airways fleet

All Nippon Airways has begun equipping selected Boeing B777-300ER aircraft with SITAONAIR’s state-of-the-art Internet ONAIR Wi-Fi portal, powered by GX Aviation. In partnership with JSAT...

Norwegian Air Named Four-Star Low-Cost Airline by APEX for Two Consecutive Years

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