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Travelers still checking bags despite fees

CHICAGO, Ill. - With the airlines collecting record bag fees, some 55 percent of all travelers still check their luggage either all or some of the time.

Air China makes baggage through check-in available to 14 cities

BEIJING, China - Air China will make its baggage through check-in service from international cities to domestic cities (I-D) via Beijing more accessible.

United Airlines begins pre-notifying customers of eligibility for TSA Precheck

CHICAGO, Ill. - United Airlines today announced it is providing advance notice to customers who are selected for the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) prescreening program TSA Precheck.

ACI releases its preliminary 2012 World Airport Traffic and Rankings

MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC, CANADA – ACI preliminary traffic results, based on reports from over 1093 airports worldwide, indicate that global passenger traffic grew at a rate of 4 percent while cargo and a

Winning airports

Depending on where you live, the news is either very good or quite disheartening.

Mauritius airport inaugurates part of new facilities as A380 visits

(eTN) - Air Mauritius flight MK 053 was the first to arrive at the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport on Tuesday this week to use the new parking facilities now in place, part of a greate

Secondhand smoke inside airports puts air travelers and employees at risk

ATLANTA, Georgia - Average air pollution levels from secondhand smoke directly outside designated smoking areas in airports are five times higher than levels in smoke-free airports, according to a stu

Southwest and AirTran extend flight schedules with new nonstop options

DALLAS, Texas - Southwest Airlines today extended flight schedules through Aug.

JetBlue debuts Anchorage – Seattle route

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - JetBlue Airways today announced plans to expand its schedule in Alaska with new nonstop service between Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport and Seattle-Tacoma International

British Airways launches customer recognition program

HARMONDSWORTH, England - All companies in the customer service arena want to recognize their customers, and a new system developed by British Airways is set to take that recognition to a whole new lev

Times have changed for airports – ACI Europe

Olivier Jankovec, director general of ACI Europe, told World Routes delegates that “times have changed” with airports increasingly competing with one another to “lure airlines”.

Delta adds recharging stations at 13 more airports

ATLANTA, Georgia - Delta Air Lines is expanding its popular recharging stations for customers in boarding gate areas to 13 more airport locations, including its first international location at its hub

US House of Representatives commended for passing No-Hassle Flying Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today commended the House of Representatives for passing H.R.

Standby travel getting harder to swing

The mother had less than a minute to decide: Let her daughter go on alone and break up the family, or keep everyone together, unsure when they would ever make it out.

Airport lounges cater to travelers who want memorable journey

Travel is meant to be a rich experience, a means of engaging with culture, cuisine and pleasure.

More airlines sign up to use RoutesOnline to support network growth

Route Exchange, the online platform for air service development, is delighted to announce three new Request for Proposals (RFPs) from airlines looking at using the facility to support their network gr

Top ten US airports most likely to spread disease in the...

It may not be the coughing, sneezing passenger next to you on your next flight who is spreading disease, it could be the airport you just took off from.

Best airport micro-hotels proving that size is not everything

Airports are no place to sleep, as any weary traveler who has tried to grab a few minutes shuteye during a layover can attest.

Loathing still there, but feelings toward TSA were worse in 2010

It's the kind of thing that seems to happen every day to innocent grandmas, teens and toddlers when they pass through the airport: Savannah Barry, a 16-year-old Type 1 diabetic, uses an insulin pump t

US international air passenger travel for April 2012 year-to-date totaled 55.4...

Re-engineering efforts by both the Department of Homeland Security and OTTI/International Trade Administration have converted international air traffic source data from a paper-based DHS I-92 system t

New wave of restaurants bringing upscale cuisine to airports

Airport dining doesn't have to be terminal.

Tanzania in great need as demand for air transport in Africa...

Two months before Routes Africa 2012 taking place in the Seychelles capital of Victoria, African countries are facing challenges in their respective aviation sectors.

Top ten world airports named

Skytrax has announced the 10 top airports, based on their extensive and detailed surveys carried out amongst passengers.

London Heathrow 200th airport to welcome 747-8

SEATTLE, Wash. - The Boeing 747-8 is approved for operations at 200 airports around the world – less than six months after entering service.