Archive for April, 2009

American to launch direct flight to Madrid

Posted by stephen on April 30, 2009

American Airlines will launch its inaugural direct flight from Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport to Madrid, Spain.
On Friday, the carrier’s first flight to Madrid will transport Texas First Lady Anita Perry and a Texas trade delegation to Madrid on a flight that leaves at 5:35 p.m. Friday and arrives in Madrid about 10 hours [...]

Ryanair considers "fat tax"

Posted by admin on April 23, 2009

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European budget airline Ryanair has apparently been mulling over the possibility of a “fat tax” following the results of an online poll in which the airline asked passengers to come up with a winning “cost reduction” idea. Ryanair has been known in the past to use things like this as free publicity. For [...]

Another way to spoil your pet: Pet Airways

Posted by admin on April 19, 2009

Even though you’d think that now would be a lousy time to start an airline, it’s no secret that pet owners are spending more and more on their pets these days. So a couple of pet-loving entrepreneurs have come up with “Pet Airways”, “a pet-only airline dedicated to pet-friendly travel” where “your pet will be [...]

Virgin America introduces new health-focused, gourmet menus

Posted by stephen on April 17, 2009

Award-winning airline Virgin America has announced the introduction of new menus that offer passengers a selection of healthy and wholesome meal and snack options for the spring travel season.
The new menus include an on-demand selection for guests in the Main Cabin and a new seasonal First Class menu designed by world-renowned Chef, Luke Mangan. Both [...]

Holland America expands Alaska cruise options

Posted by stephen on April 15, 2009

Holland America Line is introducing a new 14-day Alaskan Adventurer cruise itinerary in 2010 to complement its selection of seven-day itineraries and departures.
The Alaskan Adventurer increases the choice of Holland America itineraries to a total of four, joining the popular Alaskan Explorer, Glacier Discovery and Glacier Bay Inside Passage itineraries.
The Alaskan Adventurer cruises will sail [...]

American takes delivery of new 737s

Posted by admin on April 14, 2009

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American Airlines has taken delivery of its first new planes since 2006 – seventy-six additional Boeing 737-800s. AA plans to use them [...]

Continental gets approval to join Star Alliance

Posted by admin on April 8, 2009

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Continental Airlines yesterday received a tentative OK to join Star Alliance, although the US Department of Transportation will require Continental, United, Air Canada and Lufthansa to release an ‘annual report’ on the alliance. Star Alliance is already by far the largest airline alliance, and the addition of Continental just makes it even bigger. [...]

Queen Elizabeth first voyage sold out in 29 minutes

Posted by stephen on April 2, 2009

The maiden sailing for Cunard’s new ocean liner Queen Elizabeth, which was placed on worldwide sale this week, sold out in a record 29 minutes – easily making this the fastest selling voyage in the line’s 170-year history.
It sold out quicker than QE2’s final voyage, when it set a previous sell-out record of 36 minutes [...]

Weekend getaways: Maine

Posted by stephen on April 1, 2009

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