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JetBlue and WestJet Begin Their Own New Chapters on the Same Day

Two low cost carriers, America’s JetBlue and Canada’s WestJet, separately made history for themselves on June 15, and that highlights how the …

Analysts Question Whether JetBlue's Business Class Will Make a Difference

JetBlue Airways expects its new sleeper seats for U.S. cross-country flights to add to profits even as some analysts question whether it will make a …

India's Airlines Team to Try to Block AirAsia Low Cost Carrier

India’s struggling private sector airlines have banded together to block the entry of Tata Sons Ltd’s low-cost airline in a joint venture with …

Airlines Cloistering the Wealthy From the Masses in Coach

On flights from San Francisco to Hong Kong, first-class passengers can enjoy a Mesclun salad with king crab or a grilled USDA prime beef tenderloin, …

These Are The World's Most Punctual Airlines

Want to be sure that your flight will arrive on time? These rankings of airline punctuality can help you choose the right carrier for international …

United Just Got Clearance to Fly to Tokyo's Better Airport

The U.S. Department of Transportation on Friday tentatively approved plans by United Continental Holdings to operate a flight from San Francisco to …

Language of air travel: How traffic control keeps you safe

As authorities continue to search for the Malaysia Airlines jet that went missing on March 8, thoughts turn to air safety.<p>It's exceptionally rare for planes to experience malfunctions, especially serious ones. "Planes don't fall out of the sky at 36,000 feet," says CNN's aviation correspondent …

10 Signs You're the Worst Person on Your Flight

Are you a candidate for most-hated passenger on the plane? If you're guilty of any of the following bad habits, you'll likely be the subject of disdainful glares, sanctimonious whispers, and violent revenge fantasies on your next flight. Here are 10 signs that you're the human embodiment of all …

5 Ways Airlines Can Improve User Experience on Their Apps

Airline apps could significantly enhance the passenger experience, says Todd Olson, Business Strategist at Tapity, an Apple Design-winning …

United Is Obsessed With the Winglets That Save It $200 Million a Year

Boeing calls the odd-looking upturned wingtips on aircraft “blended winglets,” Airbus calls them “sharklets” and Southwest Airlines, in ads, simply …

Lufthansa Takes the Wrappers Off Its New Premium Economy Cabin

Yesterday Lufthansa took the opportunity at the ITB Berlin travel conference to reveal what Premium Economy class will soon be like for its long-haul …

Budget airlines: getting your money's worth

Budget airlines. Low-cost carriers. Whatever you want to call them, these no-frills airlines are appealing for the most basic of reasons: wallet-friendly prices and an incredibly extensive and diverse set of flight routes. But really, do you get what you pay for?<p>The bad bits: things we love to …

Touring Qatar Airways' New Business and First Class Cabins

Over the past few weeks, Qatar Airways has announced a variety of new and upgraded products to add to their fleet.<p>As their fleet has continued to …

Delta launches first international flights with Gogo's Wi-Fi service

After the company set off on a major expansion last year, Gogo's in-flight Wi-Fi service is being switched on for its first international voyages with Delta today. Two flights — both traveling from the US to Tokyo — are the first to offer passengers access to Gogo's international Wi-Fi service. The …

Virgin America Reports its First Full Year of Profitability

Virgin America finally has some good news.<p>Today the airline reported fourth quarter and full year 2013 results. Operating revenue for the full year …

Five fires on Etihad flight from Melbourne terrify passengers

A suspected arsonist managed to light multiple fires that set off smoke alarms on board an Etihad Airways flight from Australia to the United Arab Emirates, including some after the plane was diverted and passengers were searched in Indonesia, witnesses said on Wednesday.<p>Emirati authorities …

Fasten Seat Belts: Climate Change Could Mean More Turbulence

Sudden turbulence injured crew and passengers on two flights an ocean apart this week, and the back-to-back bumpy rides are more than a coincidence — winter weather and changing climate patterns may have played a role. Technology to precisely anticipate the "clear air turbulence" likely to blame …

How are Norwegian Air Shuttle's low-cost US flights financially possible?

As a former fighter pilot, Bjørn Kjos, 67, was long ago trained to spring surprise attacks. The tall, craggy Norwegian Air Shuttle boss swooped into Gatwick last year as an upstart rival to easyJet and Ryanair – now already he has his sights trained on other targets, with plans to start flights to …

Turkish Airlines Is the Most Popular Airline on Facebook

Twitter has become a lifeline, or at least a complaint line, for flyers today.<p>Airlines have responded by investing in their social media teams and …

Air Travel Grows at Steady Pace in 2013

Air travel demand has steadily increased about 5 percent a year for the past 30 years, including 2013.<p>In 2013, the growth of international markets, …

The Airline Boss Behind America's Most Innovative and Disliked Passenger Fees

Ben Baldanza, the CEO of Spirit Airlines, leans over his kitchen table, takes another look at the board and plots out his strategy.<p>He’s not thinking …

U.S. Domestic Flights Are The Most Packed on the Planet

American travelers are flying on the some of most packed domestic flights in the world.<p>U.S. domestic flights were 83.8 percent full in 2013, more …

The Dreamliner's Latest Failure Was a Complete Navigation Blackout

An Air India flight from Melbourne to Delhi was diverted to Kuala Lumpur on Feb. 5, after after all three of the jet’s navigation computers failed at …

Flight Cabin Etiquette 101

A few rules from the pros on how to have an easy flight:<p>The downside is that people who are snotty and obnoxious on the ground are also snotty and obnoxious in the air. Worse, once you are on the plane, you can't get away from them. But if you think it's bad having to sit next to such a person, …

2,000 Flyers Riot in Chinese Airport After 5-Hour Long Shutdown

On Feb. 6, more than 2,000 delayed passengers stormed check-in counters at an airport in Henan province, smashing computers and equipment, in …

American Airlines Offers Extra Legroom and Now US Airways Will Too

Since American and US Airways announced a year ago that they planned to merge, travelers have been eager to see how the airlines will resolve …

Swissport opens Aspire business lounge at Cork Airport

June 8, 2018<p>Ireland has welcomed its first Aspire business lounge with the opening of the Swissport-operated offering…<p>June 8, 2018<p>Helsinki Airport is …

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JetBlue Could Spin Off Its LiveTV Subsidiary

JetBlue considers the streaming Internet that it gets from LiveTV as integral to its brand identity, but that doesn’t mean it needs to continue to …