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Less than a month after United Airlines announced that it would be charging most passengers $25 to check a second bag, US Airways has announced that it would do the same, starting on May 1. US Airways claims that higher fuel costs are partly to blame and said that this new luggage fee [...]
Archive for February, 2008
photo by Typophiles
Beijing’s new international airport terminal, which will open for trial operations on February 29, will be the largest and most advanced airport building in the world. The $3.5 billion project was designed by UK architects Foster & Partners and was completed in just four years.
Terminal 3 has a dragon-like form with a soaring aerodynamic roof [...]
The BBC claims the threat of industrial action at Aer Lingus has been lifted after management and union SIPTU reached an agreement on costcutting and work practices. The airline has confirmed that it will operate a full schedule of services.
Aer Lingus had threatened to suspend staff if they failed to cooperate with new [...]
The Easter travel plans of more than 100,000 British Airways passengers face severe disruption unless peace talks avert strike action by pilots.
According to the Guardian newspaper, BA and the pilots’ union, Balpa, have agreed to take their dispute to a mediator after 3,000 BA pilots voted for a walkout yesterday. Balpa did not set strike [...]
The first flight by a commercial airline to be powered partly by biofuel has taken place.
Virgin boss Sir Richard Branson said the flight marked a “vital breakthrough” for the entire airline industry, as a Virgin Atlantic jumbo jet flew between London’s Heathrow and Amsterdam using fuel derived from a mixture of Brazilian babassu [...]
Ryanair, the budget airline, is closing its website for three days after missing a deadline set by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) to remove misleading prices from the site.
The expensive shutdown will allow Ryanair to revamp its website and meet the OFT’s rules for including taxes and other charges within headline fares.
It could [...]
Virgin America commenced service to San Diego, CA from its base of San Francisco International Airport on February 12. It is the sixth destination for the low-fare carrier, which aims to serve as many as ten major U.S. cities within its first year of operation.
Virgin America will initially operate three flights a day on the [...]
On self-proclaimed customer-favorite JetBlue Airways’ website, it’s announced a major expansion of service in the western United States, with new premium low-fare service at Los Angeles International Airport plus new intrawest routes from other Southern California regional airports to Austin, Las Vegas, San Diego, San Jose, and Seattle, all beginning this May.
Award-winning JetBlue already offers [...]
US Airways will end its practice of awarding at least 500 miles per flight, something frequent-flier critics will likely point to as what they say is yet another sign of the diminishing value of the airline loyalty programs, according to http://blogs.usatoday.com/sky/. Of all the U.S. carriers that use mileage-based loyalty programs, US Airways becomes the [...]
Get your video camera ready! Princess Cruises is starting a nationwide video contest asking “Are You the Greatest Romantic?” The contest launches Valentine’s Day on company’s new Department of Romance at www.princess.com/romance, where all “romantics at heart” are invited to submit a video telling why they deserve this honor. It can be a poem, a [...]