Tag: flyers

WestJet – buy business, get gold

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 12, 2019 19:34

"Buy Business, get Gold" giving guests the opportunity to become a WestJet Rewards Gold member before they fly until February 29, 2020 with the booking of a round-trip Business cabin ... Read More

WestJet’s Flight Light: Kids watch their parents journey in real-time

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 6, 2019 19:56

Airline's innovative nightlight lets business travellers and frequent fliers share their travel journey with their families. As WestJet's network continues to grow globally so do the needs of guests who ... Read More

Window or aisle? Where most people prefer to sit on a plane

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 4, 2019 18:35

When it comes to where you sit on a plane, location matters. So, which is it? Window seat, aisle seat or even the middle seat? Thomas Cook Airlines decided to ... Read More

South African Airways and Alaska Airlines launch new interline agreement

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 30, 2019 14:50

South African Airways (SAA), the national carrier of South Africa and Alaska Airlines, the fifth largest airline in the United States, announced today that they have established a new interline ... Read More

FAA: More access to airspace to fly drones

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 23, 2019 18:20

Starting today more than 100 control towers and airports will be added to the hundreds of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) air traffic facilities and airports that currently use the Low ... Read More

FAA announces changes for recreational drones

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019 22:02

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is implementing changes for recreational drone flyers mandated by Congress in the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. While recreational flyers may continue to fly below ... Read More

Passenger Safety: Boeing puts pressure on FAA to get Boeing 737MAX flying and worry later

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 16, 2019 00:08

Airlines are desperate getting their fleet of Boeing 737 MAX flying again. The recertification process of the 737 MAX will require regaining the confidence of safety experts, pilots, and flight ... Read More

FAA frenzied, secretive rush to re-certify Boeing 737 MAX aircraft

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 1, 2019 19:04

Ethiopian Airlines and Lions Air crash, American Airlines shutting up whistleblowers, loose debris damaging the wiring at a Boeing 787 factory, economic loss claimed not to use simulator training for Boeing ... Read More

FlyArystan: The world’s newest low fare airline

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 1, 2019 08:47

FlyArystan, the world’s newest low fare, high-quality airline from Kazakh flag carrier Air Astana, takes to the skies today, for its first revenue flights from Almaty International Airport. The airline ... Read More

Russian Aeroflot remains China’s ‘Favorite International Airline’

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 24, 2019 02:30

Russia's Aeroflot has been once again named the Favorite International Airline in China. The award was given to Aeroflot for the third consecutive year at the Flyer Award Ceremony 2019. ... Read More

Indian travelers expected to spend $136 billion by 2021

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 24, 2019 02:12

The Indian traveler has come of age, spending approximately $94 billion in 2018, on around 2 billion domestic and international trips, helping the Indian travel and tourism industry achieve unprecedented ... Read More

How does India travel? Let us count the 94 billion ways

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- April 17, 2019 22:47

Bain & Company and Google India are together launching a report on “How Does India Travel.” According to the report, the Indian traveler has come of age, spending approximately $94 ... Read More

California-based Surf Air eyes profitability in 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 17, 2019 20:03

A turbulent year for Surf Air has finally come to an end. Exciting recent updates have already resulted in massive improvements to its scheduled service and membership growth. A recent ... Read More

What airport is now busier than mega-hubs Frankfurt and Dallas Fort Worth?

editor editor- April 8, 2019 18:24

This airport has now become the world's 12th busiest airport, moving up four places from the 16th spot in 2017. According to the preliminary world airport traffic rankings for 2018 ... Read More

FlyersRights files lawsuit against US DOT for not enforcing flight delay compensation

editor editor- March 29, 2019 00:12

FlyersRights.org has filed a lawsuit against the US Department of Transportation (DOT) in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals over its refusal to enforce the Montreal Convention mandate that airlines ... Read More

FlyersRights asking DOT to regulate airline change fees

editor editor- March 23, 2019 00:35

When Congress deregulated airline prices, routes, and schedules in 1978, Congress preserved the DOT’s responsibility to ensure that international prices and fees remained “reasonable.” This little-known provision of U.S. law ... Read More

Unique attractions and features at Kumbh Mela at Allahabad in India

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- February 23, 2019 00:30

The ongoing Kumbh Mela at Allahabad - now called Prayagraj - has many attractions and unique features, the sheer size being one of them. Along with that is the devotion ... Read More

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism exceeds its target of 1 million visitors in 2018

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 18, 2019 18:15

Exceeding its target of attracting 1 million visitors by 2018, Ras Al Khaimah reported 1,072,066 visitors from domestic and key international markets during the year. Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development ... Read More

The Seychelles Islands displayed at the MATKA Nordic Travel Fair 2019

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- February 14, 2019 06:38

The Seychelles Tourism Board team in the Nordic Regions brought some sunshine to cold Finland as the Seychelles destination was represented at the MATKA Nordic Travel Fair 2019. The Matka ... Read More

Star Alliance partners with Skyscanner

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 13, 2019 19:15

Star Alliance, the world’s largest airline alliance, has partnered with Skyscanner, the world’s travel search engine, to allow travellers visiting the Star Alliance website to search for flights, view airfares ... Read More

Routehappy launches new codeshare UPAs with 5 Star Alliance airlines

editor editor- February 4, 2019 23:28

Routehappy by ATPCO, the industry standard for airline rich content, today announced the launch of new codeshare Universal Product Attributes (UPAs) on Travix-owned websites. Codeshare UPAs are now available for ... Read More

No Southwest Airlines flights for Hawaii travelers

editor editor- January 24, 2019 19:26

The US government shutdown means there will be no budget flights for Hawaii travelers on Southwest Airlines. Read More

Montreal Convention: United Airlines must pay 250 freezing stranded passengers $5700 each?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 23, 2019 07:20

United Airlines is speechless. The Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules for International Carriage by Air, also known as the Montreal Convention may cost United Airlines more than a million Dollars. ... Read More

Frustrated flyers in US opt to travel by train

editor editor- April 28, 2010 09:05

"The airlines are prompting a renewed interest in rail travel," said Margie Jordan, CEO of ASAP Travel, based in Jacksonville, Fla. Read More

Airline industry is clearly broken

editor editor- April 9, 2008 02:51

The airline industry is clearly broken and must be fixed. Nowhere is that more evident than with the recent grounding of multiple Southwest Airline planes followed by American and Delta ... Read More