Airlines

It’s going to be much cheaper to fly to Europe from the US this summer

If you’re wondering whether this summer is your chance for a European getaway, start planning – data from travel search engine Kayak has revealed that summer airfares from the US to Europe are up to 42% cheaper than last year.<p>A number of cities are showing round-trip airfares that are 20% to 30% …

Travel

Alaska Airlines' Poor Attempt to Win Over Virgin America Flyers

Alaska Airlines “Creating an Airline People Love,” except for Virgin America Customers<p>Last week, we learned the fate of the Virgin America brand. …

Virgin America

Richard Branson Finally Admits What He Really Thinks About the Death of Virgin America (It Isn't Pretty)

This took a while.<p><i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Forget the unctuous ra-ra letter to the staff.<p>Forget the politics, the rueful expressions of sadness and the wistful reminiscences.<p>That was all PR.<p>Richard Branson loathes what …

Business Strategy

Here's Why American Airlines Just Invested in China's Biggest Airline

American Airlines' new partnership with China Southern Airlines will help it address the biggest weakness in its global route network.<p>On Tuesday,</b> …

American Airlines

American Airlines Finally Gets Its Long-Sought Key To China's Front Door - Or Does It?

After years of frustration American Airlines finally has found a way to gain significant, meaningful access to the fastest-growing major air travel market in the world – one with 1.8 billion people, 60% of whom live in urban centers where average family incomes are expanding almost exponentially …

China

A Faster Answer for Lost Bags With a Hidden Benefit for Airlines

An innovation aiming to streamline how air passengers reconnect with their lost luggage comes with a major asterisk: Airlines would no longer count that luggage as lost.<p>Several carriers already alert travelers when their checked baggage doesn’t make their flight. Those texts or emails save …

Business Travel

The UK could have no flights to and from Europe after Brexit, Ryanair warns

The UK could be left without any flights to and from Europe after Brexit, Ryanair has warned.<p>The low-cost airline said aviation should be treated as a matter of urgency in Brexit negotiations, as summer schedules for 2019 must be finalised by March next year.<p>Without a bilateral agreement being …

Brexit

The Unfriendly Skies: Why Sexual Assault Still Plagues Air Travel

Allison Dvaladze thought her airplane seat was a safe space—until she says she was groped on a flight to Amsterdam. Whose job is it to police harassment when you're 30,000 feet in the air?<p>Sleeping on planes used to be something of a superpower for Allison Dvaladze. Didn’t matter what time of day or …

Aviation

I’m Flying From San Francisco To Hong Kong And Back In 32 Hours… As One Does

Over the weekend I jumped on the opportunity to book a seat on United’s brand new 777-300ER between San Francisco and Hong Kong. There was saver …

Hong Kong

Passenger sues airline after another flier drops a bag on her head from the overhead cabin

An Australian woman says she has been left with a permanent dent on her forehead and other injuries after a suitcase fell out of a aircraft's overhead compartment and landed on her head.<p>Kalisfena Egorova from Sydney, is seeking more than $152,000 in damages from China Eastern Airlines after the …

Aviation

As Criticism Of 'Electronics Ban' Mounts, Airlines Hone Their Twitter Marketing Skills

Perhaps the most notable aspect of the electronics ban by the US is how few countries have followed America’s lead. To date, the UK government is the only other one to have brought in similar restrictions, although its list of targeted countries and airlines is different, as is the range of …

Turkish Airlines

Oakland airport launches new flights to Europe

OAKLAND — Travelers have a new route to Europe from Oakland International Airport.<p>Norwegian launched a direct flight service from Oakland to …

Air Travel

Japan Airlines First Class NRT-ORD gave me a $400 Champagne pillow

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The seamless travel ideal Is now virtually a reality

Seamless travel, the idea of a smooth journey from your home to your destination and back uninterrupted by multiple process and identity hurdles, is …

Airports

Six tips to avoid getting kicked off a plane (leggings not included)

“Legging-gate” has died down, but in its place, a pressing question has arisen: How easy is it to get kicked off a flight?<p>The answer is, it depends.<p>Every airline has a “contract of carriage,” which outlines, in fairly broad terms, the actions that could cause denial of a passenger boarding or their …

Aviation

You can get kicked off a flight for smelling bad

Stuck in the middle seat next to someone with raging body odor? You could get kicked them off the flight.<p>Several US airlines reserve the right to kick passengers off of a plane if they are have a bad odor. It’s just a line in a pages-long document known as the conditions or contract of carriage …

Review: AirAsia X Economy Class from Taipei to Kuala Lumpur - Live and Let's Fly

<i>In the interest of transparency, I state at the outset that this review has never been published before, but is from October 2013. It is part of my</i> …

Airasia

This group is working together to save the people of Somalia from famine

Somalia, a country in northeastern Africa, is no stranger to famine. Six years ago, the United Nations declared that what had been labelled a “food …

Turkish Airlines

China's Carriers Set for Biggest Profit Since 2010 on Expansion - Bloomberg

Morton Shen, a manager at a Shanghai-based company, no longer needs to spend more than 17 hours to fly to Madrid after a layover in Amsterdam. A …

China

Citibank Prestige: My Lukewarm Retention Offer and My Decision

photo: pixabay<p>The Prestige MasterCard from Citibank is one of my favorite premium travel credit cards. It has a lot of bonuses – $250 air travel …

Frequent-flyer Programs

Airlines warn of disruption if no quick Brexit aviation deal

DUBLIN/BERLIN (Reuters) - Britain must prioritize aviation in Brexit negotiations if it is to avoid major disruption to air travel, budget carrier Ryanair (RYA.I) warned on Wednesday, echoing growing concerns across the sector as Britain triggers its exit from the European Union.<p>Airlines based in …

Brexit

Preventing Travel Disasters: Why you NEED Proof of Onward Travel

Have you ever been barred from boarding a plane?<p>As in, ticket in hand, luggage in tow, Pinterest boards filled… but denied entry at the very last …

Air Travel

9 Things You Need To Know For Watching Sumo in Japan

Watching sumo in Japan is an amazing experience, but you’ll want to make sure you plan ahead & know what you’re in for. Luckily, we’ve got it all …

Japan

Isn't spending four days without my clothes worth $750?

<i>When Susan Braitman boards her cruise ship in Southampton, England, her luggage doesn’t board with her — and it takes four days for British Airways</i> …

British Airways

Boeing 737 Bursts Into Flames After Forced Landing in the Andes

Everybody on board a Peruvian Airlines flight survived when the plane caught fire after landing.

Boeing

From Bratislava Airport direct to 41 destinations in 22 countries

24. 03. 2017 – <b>Bratislava Airport introduces summer schedule 2017. For the passengers offers 44 direct routes to 41 destinations in 22 countries</b> …

Ryanair

Bookmark This Checklist: 19 Must-Do Tasks Before You Travel Abroad, Every Time

International travel can be challenging on a number of levels. There are visas to apply for, foreign languages and currencies, time changes and …

Business Travel

7 Air Travel Perks That Used To Be Free

<b>Luggage</b> <br>A mere two years ago, passengers could fly on any U.S. airline and check two bags at no cost. Today, most carriers charge around $25 for the …

Air Travel

The Maharaja fights back

Air India cancels slapgate MP's tickets twice, could send a stinker to Kapil Sharma<p>Air India has had enough and now the national carrier is taking a …

Air India

You Can Now Redeem Delta SkyMiles On WestJet

For a few years now, Delta and WestJet have had a partnership, allowing you to earn Delta SkyMiles for travel on WestJet.<p>WestJet is a “Group 4” …

WestJet