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See inside Singapore Airlines' luxury first class suites where high fliers fork out £9500 on a one ...

December 16th 2017 3:11PM
Singapore Airlines has unveiled its new luxury first class suites where high-flying passengers will spend almost £10,000 travelling one way. The airline has kitted out private pods on its massive Airbus A380 planes with double beds, designer duvets and 32-inch entertainment screens. The plush features ...

ATA Airlines Takes Delivery of First of 15 Embraer Jets

December 16th 2017 2:34PM
I ran's fourth largest airline, ATA, took delivery of its first Embraer ERJ 145 jet late Friday. The secondhand 50-seat jet is the first of 15 aircraft, which has been purchased recently. According to ATA's public relations, the company recently finalized plans for adding 15 Embraer passenger planes to its fleet, ...

Spirit Airlines Plots Its Next CEO Transition

December 16th 2017 2:15PM
However, it was clear from day one that Fornaro would be more of a caretaker -- charged with guiding Spirit Airlines through a bumpy transitional period -- than a long-term replacement. (When he took the helm of Spirit, Fornaro was 63, nearly a decade older than his predecessor.) On Wednesday, Spirit ...

Nigerian Passenger Dies Onboard Emirates Airlines From Dubai

December 16th 2017 1:41PM
Less than few hours after the United Arab Emirates (UAE) carrier, Emirates Airlines, launched its second daily flight to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos and returned to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja, the airline has recorded its first causality.

Airline industry, sexual harassment, Monica Lewinsky, Mitch McConnell, Ted Cruz, CPS

December 16th 2017 1:30PM
As your recent articles starkly reveal, the airlines are pulling in record profits and fees — $82 billion by the end of 2017 from nonticket "ancillary" revenues paid by passengers, a 264 percent increase from 2010. Worldwide, North American airlines with fewer than a quarter of the total flights now account ...

Southwest Airlines Hints At Fleet Upgrades If The Tax Bill Passes

December 16th 2017 12:11PM
And if the legislation is approved, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines may put some major fleet upgrades in the pipeline. According to Bloomberg, Gary Kelly, the CEO of Southwest Airlines suggested that the tax cut "puts us in a position to think about growing faster" and "gives us an opportunity to begin to ...

American Airlines tells a traveling mother to pay $150 or ditch her breast milk

December 16th 2017 10:52AM
How is it that airlines keep screwing up simple things like company policy and established TSA rules? The latest travel blunder belongs to American Airlines. When Sara showed up with her husband and young son for their flight from Boston to Arizona, the gate attendant stopped them for having too ...

Ethiopian Airlines Operates An All-Women Flight Crew

December 16th 2017 10:30AM
Ethiopian Airlines made history by operating an all-female flight crew within Africa today. Flight 901 departed from the airline's hub in Addis Ababa on Saturday morning and made the five-and-a-half hour trip to Lagos, Nigeria. Every role on the flight was filled by women, including the pilots, cabin crew, ...

Railways to offer discounts like airlines

December 16th 2017 10:18AM
Just like the airlines and hotels, the railways could soon offer be dishing out discounts on tickets if trains are not fully booked, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said on Saturday, indicating a complete revamp of the flexi-fare scheme. Mr. Goyal's remarks came days after the Railway Board formed a ...

Railways May Soon Offer Discounts Like Airlines, Hotels

December 16th 2017 9:45AM
Railway minister Piyush Goyal said that the national transporter is studying a model of dynamic pricing, offered by the airlines and hotels. All India | Press Trust of India | Updated: December 16, 2017 21:22 IST. Railways May Soon Offer Discounts Like Airlines, Hotels. A committee has been tasked to ...

Ethiopian Airlines operates first all women flight to Nigeria

December 16th 2017 9:45AM
It was the first time Ethiopian Airlines was operating an all women flight in Africa as it had earlier done same to Bangkok, Thailand. On the historic flight, all the roles from pilot to cabin crew to in-flight ramp operations and flight dispatchers on ground, were all women. The pilot, Amsale Gualu, told ...

Ethiopian Airlines operates first all women flight to Nigeria

December 16th 2017 9:33AM
Mrs Firiehiwot Mekonen, the General Manager, Ethiopian Airlines, Nigeria, said the aim of the flight was to promote women empowerment and encourage more African women to pursue aviation careers. Mekonen said, although, one-third of the airline's employees were women, the figure was smaller ...

Xiamen Airlines launches direct Hangzhou-Melbourne flights

December 16th 2017 8:15AM
HANGZHOU, Dec. 16 (Xinhua) -- Xiamen Airlines, a subsidiary of China Southern Airlines, launched a direct service from Hangzhou in east China's Zhejiang Province to Melbourne on Saturday. This is the first non-stop service linking the two cities. A Boeing 787 will operate two round trip flights a week.

Railways to offer discounts like hotels, airlines; flexi-fare to be revamped: Piyush Goyal

December 16th 2017 7:13AM
NEW DELHI: Just like the airlines and hotels, the railways could soon be dishing out discounts on tickets if trains were not fully booked, Railway Minister ... "Just like the airlines and hotels where a person gets discount at that last minute, it (the railways) should also offer discounts on the routes with ...

Sun Country Airlines Sold to Investment Giant Apollo Global Management

December 16th 2017 6:56AM
On Thursday, Minneapolis-based Sun Country Airlines announced that it had been acquired by Apollo Global Management, a major investment group based in New York City. The deal, subject to regulatory approval, is expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2018. Sun Country is currently ...

South African Airways and Mango Airlines Rationalise Product Availability in Domestic Market

December 16th 2017 4:41AM
South African Airways Group airlines, South African Airways (SAA) and Mango Airlines, announced plans to rationalize their route network for improved efficiencies and optimal aircraft utilization through a revised airline brand schedule. This will see additional Mango operated flights for the domestic ...

Drunk Japanese passengers to be put on China Airlines unwanted customer list

December 16th 2017 3:45AM
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After the incident on Dec. 9 when three drunk Japanese passengers disrupted a China Airlines (CAL) flight, the airline has decided to list the three trouble-makers as unwanted customers, which means the company will ban the three passengers from traveling with the airline in ...

BA and Ryanair at bottom of airline satisfaction survey

December 16th 2017 1:07AM
Some 75,000 BA passengers had their flights cancelled following an IT failure during a bank holiday weekend in May. United Airlines was ranked the worst long-haul airline (39%) followed by American Airlines (46%). Neither airline scored more than two stars for anything other than cabin environment.

BA and Ryanair at bottom of airline satisfaction survey

December 16th 2017 12:56AM
British Airways has slumped to third from bottom in an annual survey of short-haul airlines. The carrier achieved a customer score of just 52% in research by consumer group Which?, down from 67% in 2016. In a year when BA ended free catering for economy passengers on short-haul flights, the airline ...

American Airlines apologizes to mom forced to throw away breast milk

December 16th 2017 12:00AM
A Mesa mother says she had to throw out breast milk she had packed for a flight after American Airlines tried to charge her $150 to carry it on board. According to Sara Sarlow, she called the airlines ahead of time to confirm that the breast milk container that she would be travelling with was an item that ...