Brussels Airlines Stays True to Africa

Brussels Airlines Stays True to Africa
Though Brussels Airlines (BA) carries some 800,000 people annually between Africa and Europe, there's no doubt that its most important passenger this year flew on Jan. 23, when the first candidate Ebola vaccine (GSK/NIH) was delivered in Liberia.
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American Airlines Group cancels close to a thousand flights Monday
With an ice/sleet storm expected to sweep across North Texas late Sunday and into Monday, American Airlines Group has cancelled 961 Monday flights systemwide, the carrier said Sunday evening. Most of the cancellations are for its American Airlines and …
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Report Says Gulf Airlines Got B (With More to Come) in Illegal Subsidies
NEW YORK ( TheStreet) — A report compiled for the big three U.S. airlines presents a chilling picture of efforts by some Mideast governments to establish airlines funded by massive subsidies which, according to the report, have been systematically …

Ukraine International Airlines confirm Beijing launch
Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) has confirmed it will launch nonstop Kiev Boryspil-Beijing Capital International Airport services on April 29 using a Boeing 767-300ER. “Our 767s are significantly refurbished and economically well balanced for us …
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American Airlines Leaves Travelers Stranded Around Globe Without Luggage

American Airlines Leaves Travelers Stranded Around Globe Without Luggage
Beyond just getting you through security and into your seat on the plane, there are a lot of systems that have to work together to get a flight off the ground with all its passengers and all their stuff. But when one important system went down at a …
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Airline Investors: Don't Underestimate Spirit Airlines' Big Growth Plans
Airline stocks have dramatically outperformed the broader market in the past few years. One of the main reasons for airlines' success has been the recent consolidation of the U.S. airline industry. With 80%-85% of industry capacity controlled by four …
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Airlines Doing It Again?

Airlines Doing It Again?
To recap a bit: My last blog mentioned that many sources, including Aviation Week & Space Technology (AW&ST) report that airlines are using fuel savings to increase profit, rather than competing for pax by increasing capacity and lowering prices. OTOH …
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Dubai airline Emirates rejects Delta apology over 9/11 comments
Relations have deteriorated since a group of U.S. airlines compiled a dossier claiming that major Gulf carriers had received $ 40 billion in subsidies and urged the U.S. government to renegotiate or scrap an Open Skies trade pact. Gulf carriers denied …
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Airline Grounds 128 Planes, Cancels Flights Due to Inspection Issue
DALLAS (TheBlaze/AP) — Southwest Airlines grounded one-fifth of its fleet Tuesday after it discovered inspections were missed. As of Wednesday morning federal officials gave them the green light to keep flying these planes provided they are checked …

Lufthansa considers redeployment of Embraer jets to Austrian Airlines

Lufthansa considers redeployment of Embraer jets to Austrian Airlines
"Given the higher unit costs incurred by this aircraft type compared, for example, with the (Airbus) A320, we urgently need to revise its operational scope," the airline said in the memo. Austrian Airlines currently operates 21 Fokker regional jets and …
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Airline takes off
“While we're disappointed in Frontier's announcement of cancellation for this summer, we're pleased to have recently secured a third American Airlines flight from Dallas that will provide more flight time choices for locals and visitors and increase …
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KFOX14 viewers ask about circling American Airlines plane
An El Paso Airport spokesperson said what's happening is called a touch and-go exercise. This is a landing or circuit that is common when a pilot is learning to fly a fixed wing aircraft. Pilots practice landing on a runway and taking off again without …
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United Airlines to Present at 2015 J.P. Morgan Aviation, Transportation and
CHICAGO, Feb. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — United Airlines (NYSE: UAL) will present at the 2015 J.P. Morgan Aviation, Transportation and Industrials Conference on Tuesday, March 3. The presentation will begin at 8:30 a.m. CST / 9:30 a.m. EST. The live …
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Calls grow louder for more effective airline regulation

Calls grow louder for more effective airline regulation
At the same time, North American airlines are expected to post a $ 11.9 billion profit for 2014, up from $ 5.8 billion a year before. Part of the reason is that the government green-lighted several mergers — including between American Airlines and US …
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Tidbits from the Southwest Airlines annual report
We've swam through the Southwest Airlines 10-K, or annual report, and dug out some nuggets that Southwest followers may find interesting. – $ 100 in Southwest Airlines stock on Dec. 31, 2009, would have been worth $ 75 at the end of 2011, while $ 100 in …
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Airlines Drop Fuel Surcharges, but Flights Don't Get Cheaper
It's this kind of wholly logical thinking that has had airline travelers up in arms over the last several months, as the price of gasoline and rocket fuel has declined substantially, yet fuel surcharges remain and airfares are still extraordinarily …
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Top Stock Picks: Citi, American Airlines, Level 3 and More

Top Stock Picks: Citi, American Airlines, Level 3 and More
American Airlines: McMahon says American Airlines will continue to benefit from the improving U.S. economy and constrained capacity in the U.S. airline industry. Fuel savings are the “icing on the cake.” McMahon expects a whopping five percentage …
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A Letter to United Airlines' CEO Jeff Smisek
The following letter was recently sent to Jeff Smisek, CEO of United Airlines. It describes a spreading practice where highly profitable airlines (with the notable exception of Southwest) put their loyal employees jobs up for auction to the lowest …
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Delta CEO points to 9/11 amid criticism from Gulf airlines
Competition in the airline industry has been heating up between legacy carriers in the United States and Europe and rapidly expanding Gulf carriers like Emirates and Etihad. That competition had previously been (mostly) polite — now there are signs …
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Southwest Airlines gets back on time
Over the last year, Southwest Airlines has gone from having one of the worst on-time performance rates among major carriers to one of the best. Executives at the Dallas-based airline said their low on-time rate was the result of trying to maximize …
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Malaysia Airlines testing new SITA flight tracking solution
Malaysia Airlines is testing a new SITA flight tracking solution that will do more than simply address the rate and means of sending position reports from aircraft; it will ensure systems are in place at the carrier to process the reports and make the …
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MIA passengers upset after American Airlines baggage mishap
(WSVN) — Hundreds of travelers were temporarily stuck in limbo after their luggage went missing at the Miami International Airport, Friday night. The luggage never made it to their final destinations for passengers flying out of the airport on …
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Steamboat airline program officials making progress on switch from unreliable
#A search of flights at the United Airlines reservation site confirms that flights between YVRA and Denver on June 18 will be on a 50-passenger Embraer RJ145 jet flown by Trans States. However, a similar search in mid-July still reflects service by …
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Celebrating new destinations! Frontier Airlines offering flights as low as
fly frontier. CHICAGO (WITI) — To celebrate new non-stop service between Chicago's O'Hare Airport and four new destinations, Frontier Airlines is offering one-day sale Tuesday, February 17th. Fares for one-way flights start as low as $ 29 to Austin …

A guerrilla guide to survive the new world of travel frequency programs
Delta Air Lines stood before the Supreme Court of the United States 15 months ago and demanded the right to play fast and loose with its SkyMiles frequent flier program. The Supremes eventually and unanimously agreed with Delta's contention that no one …
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Delta's CEO works in a 9/11 reference while blaming Gulf airlines for his troubles
But it it wasn't a new ISIS video or some new Al Qaeda splinter group. Rather, it was Delta's CEO, Richard Anderson associating Gulf carriers—including Etihad, Emirates, and Qatar—with “9/11 terrorists” in the latest Openskies salvo from US airlines …
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Southwest adding direct flights from Columbus to Oakland, Boston
Southwest Airlines will add daily direct flights from Port Columbus to Oakland and Boston starting in August, the airline announced this morning. These added flights will “help make Columbus and our entire region more competitive,” said Columbus Mayor …
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Airlines: think Amazon, think digital data, think revenue
Airlines are now capable of collecting and analyzing more and more traveler data including mobile app and social media behavior, session history from in-flight connectivity, travel history, and previous purchases. NB: This is an analysis by Jennifer …
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American Airlines adding seasonal Albuquerque-Charlotte flight
American Airlines is adding a brief seasonal flight between Charlotte and Albuquerque, New Mexico, the company said Tuesday. The nonstop flight – a first for Charlotte – will operate for about 10 weeks, from June 5 through Aug. 18. American will …
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Iranian Airlines' Fuel Debts On Rise
Feb. 17–The National Iranian Oil Refining and Distribution Company (NIORDC) has announced that the country's airlines owe it some $ 273 million, IRNA news agency reported Feb. 16. NIORDC Head of Public Relations Davod Arabali said that although the …

This U.S. airlines had the highest complaint rate in 2014

This U.S. airlines had the highest complaint rate in 2014
Another 88 were for "reservations/ticketing/boarding" issues, defined as "airline or travel agent mistakes made in reservations and ticketing; problems in making reservations and obtaining tickets due to busy telephone lines or waiting in line, or …
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Europe's airlines race for Wi-Fi in battle for passengers and new revenues
BERLIN/LONDON, Feb 16 (Reuters) – Europe's airlines are racing to add Wi-Fi to their planes, eager to attract Internet-hungry customers in a cut-throat short-haul market and potentially add millions of dollars of revenue through entertainment, services …
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