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Etihad completes NDC booking tool for improved shopping experience

Etihad Airways has completed the implementation of a new IATA NDC-compliant booking standard to improve the information flow between travel agents …

Delta, Korean Air in Joint Venture Talks to Deepen Alliance

Korean Air Lines Co. is in talks with Delta Air Lines Inc. for a joint venture in a move that would give the second-largest U.S. carrier a bigger …

Korean Air

Airports Calling for More Money to Improve Infrastructure

On Tuesday, a study suggested airports in the United States need an estimated $100 billion for capital projects during the next five years, but they …

Donald Trump

Boeing’s talking with airlines about a ‘797,’ and they like what they hear

Major players in the world of airplane finance said this week that Boeing seems keen to go ahead with a new jet sized between the largest …

Sharp slowdown predicted in orders for big Boeing, Airbus jets

The major players who buy airplanes painted a gloomy picture for sales of big jets over the next few years, with global airlines facing a glut in …

FAA Defends Its Decision Not To Limit How Small Seats Can Be On Airplanes

A federal appeals court in Washington will decide if the agency presented enough information to back up its decision to deny a consumer advocacy group's petition for seat size standards.<p>WASHINGTON — Airplane seats have been getting smaller, and the Federal Aviation Administration is okay with …

Airbus Is Considering An "A380-Plus," With Up To 50 More Seats

As a passenger, my favorite plane in the world to fly is the A380. It’s massive, quiet, a smooth ride, has some of the best onboard products in the …

Air Travel Is the Latest Casualty of China-Korea Tensions

Escalating tensions between China and South Korea over the deployment of a U.S. missile defense system are now threatening to engulf air travel as …

South Korea

Airline IT Systems Hit a Rough Patch — Skift Business Traveler

What to Know Now<p>It’s been a suspiciously rough few weeks for airline IT systems. One after the other, American, Alaska, Southwest, Delta, and United …

Flying

Southwest Won't Copy Rivals With a Basic Economy Fare

Promising that Southwest Airlines does not plan to introduce a basic economy fare, CEO Gary Kelly blasted his competitors for treating some …

Delta Airlines

These Two Aviation Companies Are Redefining Private Jet Travel

When you think of private aviation, you might think of luxury jets like those of President-Elect Donald J. Trump or corporate CEOs, going where you want, when you want. When you think about flying commercially, you think of having to show up at the airport an hour or two before your flight so you …

Santa Monica

U.S. DOT Won't Bring Anti-Trust Suit Against Airlines

The Justice Department, which started investigating alleged collusion between the nation’s major airlines in mid-2015, will not bring an antitrust …

This Is How to Save Money With Google Flights

One of the ways Google Flights separates itself from other flight aggregators is by allowing the user to not only book flights, but also research …

Google Flights

These Are the World's Most and Least Punctual Airlines

For those who insist that traveling is all about the journey, we say this: It really depends on which carrier you’re flying.<p>Aside from variations in …

Virtual reality and travel - fully immersive, next-level developments

Virtual reality videos in travel, until now, have mostly focused on allowing users to experience a 360-degree view of a product or …

Virtual Reality

Airbnb Flights and 4 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Throughout the week we post dozens of original stories, connecting the dots across the travel industry, and every weekend we sum it all up. This …

Tourism

Passengers can expect more comfortable flights and it's not because of the seats

Air travel in the future should be a lot more comfortable for passengers despite economy airline seats that are getting more cramped.<p>The newer jets that are coming online in the next few years will create a cabin atmosphere that mimics a lower altitude and keeps the air inside the cabin more humid …

LUFTHANSA Adds Substantial Amount Of A350 Training Flights (AKA German Spotter’s Paradise)

As expected, <b>Lufthansa</b> has added a substantial amount of training flights to their new A350 between now and December 27. <b>Yesterday’s update covered</b> …

How Airbus wants to completely redesign airplane cabins

Since the dawn of the jet age, airlines have adopted a uniform model for passenger cabins. There have been modest variations—a rear-facing seat here, …

Among Airlines, JetBlue Could Be the Best of the Bunch

By<p>Dec. 15, 2016 12:26 p.m. ET<p>JetBlue gets very little credit from Wall Street these days, even though the company is packing more people into its …

How can travel brands avoid own goals with better web user experience

It used to be relatively straightforward to predict annual online spending habits in the travel industry.<p>January and July would form two travel …

When a direct booking maybe isn't direct - blurred lines in travel distribution

Where does the intermediary’s relationship with the customer end and the airline’s begin and what exactly is a direct booking?<p>When you gather travel …

Sabre's new CEO is Sean Menke, a former airline boss

Travel technology giant Sabre has appointed Sean Menke its new chief executive, to replace Tom Klein, who chose to step down earlier this year.<p>Until …

Air Canada

Free Airline Meals In Coach May Be Coming Back

Delta Air Lines is experimenting with an in-flight amenity that vanished in 2010 with Continental Airlines: free meals in economy. According to multiple bloggers and travelers this week the Atlanta-based carrier is experimenting with the provision of hot meals for economy passengers on its …

Southwest Airlines CEO sees post-election boost in ticket demand

Demand for plane tickets at Southwest Airlines has climbed since Election Day, the carrier's chief executive said Thursday, adding that he's …

Texas

TAP Portugal Names Toronto as Fifth North American Gateway

<b>NEW YORK —</b> TAP Portugal announced the addition of six new destinations to its global route network by July 2017, including Toronto, Canada, the …

Apple Store

Delta Will Status Match a Lot More Airlines

Here’s an overview of status matches, asking a loyalty program to give you status based on the status you hold with another program.<p>Travel providers …

Planes to fly into Europe's most challenging airport on autopilot

One of Europe’s most difficult airports will be easier to reach this winter – for some passengers, at least.<p>Thomas Cook Airlines will deploy a new …

Flying

Fatigue not being taken seriously – especially among low cost airlines, claim pilots

Many commercial pilots in Europe feel that fatigue is not taken seriously by their airline, a new survey has revealed – and low cost carriers are the worst offenders.<p>The aviation safety study, the largest in Europe to date, was conducted by the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) …

London School of Economics