Tag Archives: Airlines

Airlines compete to run the world's longest, non-stop flight

Qantas currently has longest journey, offering a 16 hour and 55 minute journey from Dallas to Sydney Emirates is launching two flights over 17 hours, Auckland to Dubai and Dubai to Panama City starting in March Qatar Airways is set to introduce two routes, Doha to Auckland and Doha to Santiago, that will take 18 hours  By 2018, Singapore Airlines ...

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United Airlines — Passenger Says Don't Pee on My Luggage and Tell Me It's Raining

United runs a piss poor airline, according to a passenger who claims someone at the carrier opened her luggage and peed on her clothes. Laura Henry tells TMZ she flew from Newark to San Fran last week and all seemed fine, until she unpacked her bags. She says to her horror she discovered someone had urinated on her clothing and the ...

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Southwest Airlines Is Allowing Its Racist Passengers To Kick Muslim Passengers off Their Flights [Updated]

“You Are Now Free To Move About The Country” became a wildly outdated slogan for Southwest Airlines as of this week. Perhaps the addition of the phrase “If Not A Minority” would help. The world’s largest low-cost airline carrier allowed a few racist passengers to oust Arabic-speaking and Muslim passengers on two separate flights this week, quickly becoming the official ...

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American Airlines Revamps Its Frequent Flier Program

Filed under: Travel, Transportation & Logistics, Travel Industry, Consumer Issues, Airfare Lynne Sladky/AP By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ NEW YORK — American Airlines (AAL) is changing its frequent flier program, becoming the latest carrier to have passengers earn miles based on how much they spend rather than how far they fly. The move announced Tuesday follows similar changes by Delta Air Lines ...

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Don’t Let the Airlines Lose Your Luggage This Thanksgiving

Filed under: Travel, Transportation & Logistics, Consumer Issues Alan Diaz/AP By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ NEW YORK — Heading into winter, fliers should take extra precautions with their checked luggage — December and January are traditionally the worst months for lost bags. To avoid problems, arrive at the airport early enough to let your bag get to the plane, and print out ...

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Airfare Deals Pop Up as Airlines Wage Limited Fare Wars

Filed under: Travel, Transportation & Logistics, Travel Industry, Consumer Issues, Vacation Planning Nick Ut/AP By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ Airline fare wars are making a comeback. Don’t expect widespread sales or cheap flights home for Thanksgiving. But a number of cities are seeing ridiculously low prices at off-peak hours — prices the industry has spent the years trying to eliminate. Fliers have ...

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Consumer Panel: Airlines Should Disclose Fees, Seat Size

Filed under: Travel, Transportation & Logistics, Travel Industry, Consumer Issues, Airfare Elaine Thompson/AP By Joan Lowy WASHINGTON — Airlines should clearly disclose the cost of change and cancellation fees, as well as the size of the plane’s seats, before a passenger buys a ticket, a federal panel said Tuesday. Hotels should also be required to include any mandatory fees in ...

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Airlines Aren’t Living Up to the Wi-Fi Promise

Filed under: Company News, Technology, Internet, Travel Industry, Investing Westend61 Taking to the friendly skies has never been more productive. More and more planes are being outfitted with Wi-Fi routers, affording passengers the option to surf the Web from their laptops, tablets and smartphones. I’ve checked email, gone online shopping and even edited articles at 40,000 feet. It’s merely a ...

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Domestic Airlines Raise Base Fares Despite Lower Fuel Costs

Filed under: Credit, Travel, Transportation, Airfare Mary Altaffer/AP By DAVID KOENIG DALLAS — U.S. airlines are raising base fares on many domestic flights even though they are getting a windfall from lower fuel prices. JetBlue Airways raised fares by $ 4 a round trip on a small number of routes Thursday, and Delta Air Lines picked up and greatly expanded ...

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Nice Airlines Finish Last: There’s No Profit in Happy Passengers

Filed under: Travel, Travel Industry, Airfare, Investing AP/LM Otero By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ NEW YORK — Passengers cherish Virgin America for its mood lighting, live TV, fancy cocktails and friendly flight attendants. That nice-guy approach to air travel wins awards and attracts a cult following, but may not fly with Wall Street. For all the accolades, Virgin America has lost $ ...

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