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American Airlines ends bereavement fares

American Airlineshas eliminated its so-called bereavement fares for people who need to book a last-minute flight because of the death of a loved one.<p>The airline, which is merging with<p>US Airways, said it discontinued the fare as of Feb. 18 to be consistent with the policies of US Airways.<p>In the …

Delta Airlines And The Power Of Great Customer Service

Does lightning really strike twice? Is there such a think as Deja Vu? Can people and companies change? Can people and companies just have a bad day? Is one person’s view too limited to make judgement? Are we responsible for things we put in print for the world to see?<p>I have been asking myself these …

Shortage of airline pilots not so dire, new report says

Hundreds of airline pilots are set to retire soon and new federal rules require existing pilots to get more rest between flights.<p>Does that signal a pilot shortage for the airline industry?<p>It depends on who you talk to.<p>The impact of a pilot shortage would hit travelers hard, as airlines would have …

Hawaiian Airlines Hikes Bag Fees for Interisland Flights

Hawaiian Airlines is increasing its interisland checked-bag fees for non-HawaiianMiles members by 47 percent to more than double the current …

Skymark Airlines' Sexy Uniforms Raise Eyebrows & Hemlines

Japanese low-cost carrier Skymark Airlines has introduced daring new uniforms for its young Flight Attendants to go with the launch of service for …

Low-Cost Carriers

Gulf airlines defend female cabin crew policies

BERLIN (Reuters) - Qatar Airways and Emirates Airline have defended their policies on pregnancy and marriage for cabin crew after the Qatar carrier came under fire over its working conditions.<p>Chief Executive of Qatar Airways Akbar al-Baker announces the airline's participation in the oneworld …

Israel Has The World's Safest Airline — And It's About To Get Even Safer

So states the television news magazine <i>60 Minutes</i>, in an unequivocal endorsement of Israel's national airline. There are many factors that make El Al the No. 1 airline to fly if you don't want to worry about terrorism -- stringent security measures for all passengers, sky marshals aboard every …

Aviation

How to Write an Airline a Complaint Letter

Delta Boeing 777 – Photo: Bernie Leighton | AirlineReporter<p>One of the “benefits” of running an airline website are all the emails that I receive from …

Newly merged American Airlines faces labor problems

The merger of American Airlines and US Airways was unusual when it was proposed last year because it seemed to have the support of all the major employee unions involved.<p>But one of the biggest unions for US Airways is threatening to strike, and the group now has the support of its union brothers …

Air Algérie is third largest airline in North Africa; Over 75% of capacity split between domestic and French markets

One of Air Algérie’s six A330-200s, which ply their trade to destinations like Paris (Orly and CDG), Dubai, Beijing, and seen here in Montreal. The …

Etihad Set to Increase Stake in Airberlin, Germany's Second Largest Airline

German weekly <i>WirtschaftsWoche</i> reports that Etihad plans to increase its stake in Air Berlin to 49.9 percent.<p>The Abu Dhabi-based carrier already holds …

Airlines lower fares to offset bag fees, but still make a profit

Travelers protested when airlines began charging bag fees in 2008, saying the extra charge was a blatant money grab.<p>But a new study concludes that the nation's airlines quietly lowered airfares slightly to make the bag fees more palatable to those fliers who would get stuck paying the new …

Los Angeles

British Airways owner International Airlines falls nearly 3%

<b>International Airlines Group</b>, the owner of British Airways and Spain's Iberia, is sliding lower after a Morgan Stanley update.<p>The bank is overall pretty positive on the airline, with an overweight rating on the shares. But it has removed it from its Europe Best Ideas list and prefers budget …

10 Craziest Theories Behind the Missing Malaysia Airlines Plane

It’s been two weeks since Malaysia Airlines flight 370 went missing, and even though many leads have come and gone over the course of the 14-day …

Airplanes

BRIEF-Pilots at American Airlines' Eagle unit reject labor pact

March 28 (Reuters) - American Airlines Group Inc : * Pilots at American Airlines American Eagle unit reject labor<p>contract, Air Line Pilots Association union says * Union representing American Eagle pilots says demands for contract<p>concessions that included pay freezes and increased medical costs …

Amid mixed messages, Malaysia airliner search resumes

The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 resumed Sunday, but stormy weather may cause problems, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority said.<p>A Chinese aircraft took off at 6:20 a.m. local time (6:20 p.m. ET). Other aircraft, including a South Korean P-3 Orion and a U.S. P-8 Poseidon, …

Woman reunited with ‘future husband’ thanks to the power of Twitter and a little help from American Airlines

<b>After disembarking an American Airlines flight this month, Erica Domesek realised she had met the man of her dreams.</b><p>The only trouble for the New …

Boeing families in Seattle area feel spurned over 777X project

MILL CREEK, Wash. — Shannon Ryker is a third-generation employee of aerospace giant Boeing Co. She followed her grandfather into the huge plant in nearby Everett. And her father. And her Uncle Bob.<p>Her youngest sister worked at Boeing until she became pregnant. Both of Ryker's brothers-in-law and …

Aviation

Washington state congressional delegates pitch for Boeing plant

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Reuters) - Washington’s full congressional delegation pleaded with Boeing Co on Tuesday to keep its next-generation jetliner in the state as rival states made their own pitches to lure the 777X in a contest worth billions of dollars.<p>The Boeing logo is seen at their headquarters in …

The 'frenemy' strikes back: Alaska Air takes on Delta

Don't expect talk of a feud between Alaska Airlines and Delta Air Lines to die down anytime soon. Alaska Air announced this morning (Dec. 6) that it is adding four new nonstop routes from Salt Lake City, Delta's western hub.<p>Alaska Air's four new Salt Lake City routes – to Los Angeles, Portland …

Delta latest to up miles needed for frequent-flier tickets

Delta Air Lines has increased the number of miles that must be redeemed to get frequent-flier award tickets on many of its routes.<p>Delta's changes come just a week after United did the same, though Delta's increases are much less severe than the ones made by United. Delta's changes will take effect …

American Air to seek more corporate customers after merger

DALLAS (Reuters) - American Airlines Group (AAL.O), the world’s biggest airline after AMR Corp’s merger with US Airways Group, intends to take advantage of its broad global network to win more corporate customers, the company’s president said.<p>A US Airways Airbus A321-200 plane emits exhaust at …

Airline Lost Your Luggage? Let Your Phone Find It

New airline bag tags that can be programmed with a mobile phone could make those sticky strips of paper a thing of the past — and maybe even prevent …

American and US Airways officially merge to create world's biggest airline

The world’s biggest airline was officially created on Monday with the merger of American Airways and US Airways, capping a round of consolidation that has worried the US government, rivals and consumer groups.<p>The merged airline will take the American Airlines name and will have a global network of …