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Etihad Airways introduces new baggage policy

Etihad Airways will introduce sweeping new baggage policy enhancements in conjunction with the launch of its new Fare Choices tariff structure, effective for tickets issued on or after 14 September 2015, providing more choice and clarity to its guests.   The new policy has been introduced t...

Gulf Air in talks with Airbus Group on future fleet requirement

A meeting has been held between Bahrain's minister of transportation and telecommunications Kamal bin Ahmed Mohamed, Gulf Air's A/chief executive officer Maher Salman Al Musallam, chief strategy and marketing officer, Airbus Group, Marwan Lahoud and managing director Airbus Middle East, Foua...


Etihad to introduce new baggage policy for passengers

Etihad Airways will introduce a new baggage policy, where the majority of routes will move to piece concept allowance, and excess charges will be cut. The policy will work alongside the new Fare Choices tarrif structure, and will be effective as of next week.   It will provide guests with greater choice and flexibility based on their Fare Choice, route and Etihad Guest membership sta...

Lufthansa Flights Return to Normal After Strike

Lufthansa flights returned to normal on Thursday after a two-day strike by pilots locked in conflict with the German airline over cost cuts and pay. "We expect normal flight service without cancellations," a Lufthansa spokeswoman said. A German court ruled on Wednesday the pilots must halt their strike because it was not only over pay and retirement benefits but also over...

British Airways Fire: Jet's Suppression System Didn't Work, Source Says

The British Airways jetliner that caught fire on the Las Vegas airport's tarmac had suppression equipment, but it just didn't work to suppress the flames, a source close to the investigation said Wednesday. Twenty-seven people associated with British Airways Flight 2276 were treated at the Nevada city's Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, spokeswoman Sylvia Song said. All...

Air China to Start Beijing-Montreal Non-Stop Service on September 29

Air China (CA) said Wednesday it will launch Beijing-Montreal non-stop service on September 29, which is the world's first transpacific non-stop service linking Asia and Montreal, the second largest city of Canada, and the nation's industrial, commercial and financial center. The to-be-launched Beijing-Montreal service is an important move to solidify its presence on the China-Canada ma...

BA Plane Fire: Pilots Condemn Passengers Who Carried Baggage from Burning Aircraft

After 170 people safely evacuated from a British Airways jet ablaze on the runway in Las Vegas, pilots lambasted passengers who insisted on carrying cabin baggage as they evacuated the plane. A fire broke out in the port engine of the 26-year old Boeing 777-200 on the runway at McCarran airport. BA flight 2276 was departing from the Nevada city to Gatwick with 157 passengers and 13 cr...

Boeing Sees Greatest Demand for Pilots, Technicians in Asia Pacific Region

Boeing reports that over the next 20 years the Asia Pacific region will have the greatest demand for commercial airline pilots and maintenance technicians worldwide with approximately 40 percent of the global need - more than North America, Africa and Europe combined. The 2015 Boeing Pilot & Technician Outlook, an industry forecast of aviation personnel demand, anticipates 22...

Lancaster, CA man in custody after pointing laser light at 2 planes

A 27-year-old Lancaster man has been arrested for pointing a laser light at a commercial aircraft, then pointing it at the Los Angeles Sheriff's airplane that came looking for him, endangering both planes, Sheriff's officials said Saturday. The pilot of a commercial aircraft flying over the Antelope Valley on Thursday night informed federal aircraft controllers that someone had aimed a...

Pakistan: First Domestic Drone Strike

Pakistan has claimed that it has carried out its first drone strike by a domestically produced drone on Monday (NYT, BBC). According to a tweet by Maj. Gen. Asim Bajwa, a Pakistani military spokesman, the Burraq drone killed three high-profile militants in Shawal Valley in North Waziristan. This is not the first time that the government has been reported to use a domestic drone but it is the...

Alaska Airlines Inaugurates Service Between Los Angeles and Baltimore

Alaska Airlines inaugurates new service between Los Angeles (LAX) and Baltimore today, offering introductory one-way fares of $134.* Customers must purchase their tickets by Sept. 18 and travel by Nov. 18, 2015 to take advantage of the introductory fare. "Our new non-stop Los Angeles-Baltimore service provides our Southern California&n...

Virgin America Reports August 2015 Operational Results

Virgin America Inc.today reported its preliminary operational results for August 2015. The airline's traffic (measured in revenue passenger miles) increased 1.5 percent on capacity (measured in available seat miles) that was 4.0% higher from the same month in 2014. Load factor was 83.6 percent, a decrease of 2.0 points from August 2014. The number of onboard passengers increased 1...

Finnair Uses IBM Industry Expertise, Cloud and Services to Drive Digital Transformation, Support Expansion

IBM today announced a five-and-half-year services agreement to help Finnair, Finland's largest airline, provide its customers with new, digital services such as mobile on-flight services. The agreement will continue Finnair's work to use IT to further its business strategy, transforming the airline's current technology infrastructure into a flexible, hybrid cloud platform....

Swedish Steward Cheers Sky High Sex Couple

A cabin crew member stunned passengers arriving in Stockholm by making an announcement to ironically congratulate a couple caught "reproducing" in a bathroom during a flight from Paris. Travellers on Norwegian's evening flight from France to the Swedish capital were left giggling after a member of the company's cabin crew offered a special message to two passengers, who had ap...

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