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More & more Indians are preferring plane over train: Only nostalgia won't help railways survive the challenge

As India turns busier, the overburdened and slow railways in the country are lagging further and further behind air travelling. There is no easy …

India

Agencies scramble to put travel ban in place

Federal agencies are scrambling to figure out how to implement a limited version of President Trump’s travel ban now that the Supreme Court has …

News (U.S.)

Engine failure could have been catastrophic

THE AirAsia X plane that suffered an engine failure on Sunday could have lost the entire engine and ripped out fuel lines, a former Airbus A330 check …

Aviation

American Airlines' next move in New Zealand

American Airlines says it will come back stronger after a two month break in flights between Los Angeles and Auckland.<p>The world's biggest airline, by …

Airlines

Air India: a sage challenge

Last year Warren Buffett abandoned his longstanding bearish view of US airlines, buying into four of the biggest. The effects of industry …

Airlines

Death of the boarding pass? US airports expand use of fingerprint and facial recognition technology

Boarding passes could be consigned to history as airlines use facial recognition and fingerprints to identify passengers at the gate.<p>Known as “One Identity”, the project is being orchestrated by the International Air Transport Association, the trade body that represents 275 airlines.<p>The aim is “to …

Airlines

The Uber-Secretive Private Jet Company Hollywood Has on Speed Dial

A look at how stars, scions and heads-of-state travel like no one else.<p>It’s no secret that commercial flying has reached an all-time low. The United incident—when a paying passenger was violently dragged off a plane to make room for United staff—and the British Airways IT glitch that left 75,000 …

U.S. Department of Transportation

Lack Of New Pilots Could Soon Leave Travelers With Fewer Options

Unless the aviation industry adds 255,000 more pilots in 10 years, airlines won’t be able to sustain their current growth rate or handle an expected …

Aviation

Looking For A Job? The World Will Need 255,000 New Pilots

MONTREAL — A report by Montreal-based flight training provider CAE says airlines around the world will need 255,000 new commercial pilots over the …

Aviation

You Might Be Able to Keep Everything In Your Carry-On… Soon-ish

The time-honored US airport tradition of putting your liquids into tiny containers, then plastic bags, then placing them in the bin may soon be …

TSA

Air Travel Could Get Greener Even as Flights Double

Less than 20 percent of the world’s population has set foot on an airplane, but that’s changing dramatically. Here’s how aviation will evolve.<p>Though it may have lacked the drama that accompanied takeoff at Kitty Hawk a century ago, a recent flight in the skies above Shanghai still marked a historic …

Airlines

Could a new scanner end the headache with liquids at airport security?

The ritual of passengers removing liquids and computers from their carry-on luggage could be coming to an end, thanks to the development of a new generation of scanners.<p>Trials have begun at a US airport using a portable version of a CT - computed tomography - scanner.<p>CT scanners have been used to …

Airports

Bombardier C Series buoyed by Qatar Air and Air Baltic interest

Bombardier Inc.’s marquee C Series jet, which hasn’t won a major new contract in more than a year, got a boost from interest at Qatar Airways and Air Baltic Corp. and from a new jet-leasing venture between the planemaker’s largest outside shareholder and General Electric Co.<p>The single-aisle model …

Aviation

As Laptop Ban Talks Drag On, Airlines See Cargo Bin and Operational Issues -- Not Big Demand Dropoff

Should we ban airline passengers on U.S.-bound flights from carrying on laptops and other large electronics?<p>Or, already three weeks into what is expected to be the busiest summer travel season in U.S. history, should we just keep talking about it?<p>The latter course has so far been the preferred one, …

Business

How to Conquer the Challenge of Long-Term Travel

One summer a friend showed me her itinerary for a week in Maui. It was three pages long, laid out on Excel. Every hour was choked with food stops, beaches, “leisure” time and noteworthy sights. It was a small wonder she didn’t also pencil in bathroom breaks.<p>Good luck pulling that off for trips that …

Wi-Fi

EU unveils plans to regulate drones by 2019

The EU unveiled a blueprint to safely regulate drone traffic in Europe by 2019 in order to tap the growing commercial potential for unmanned aircraft …

Drones

How Qantas CEO Alan Joyce Turned A $2.8bn Loss In To A $900m Profit

<b>He’s the Qantas CEO, and Australia’s most bewitching business leader, who stood up to unions and cynics, and who corrected the carrier’s financial</b> …

Airlines

Emirates Eyes Smart Goggles to Shake Off Budget Rivals - Bloomberg

Emirates, hoping to shake off budget airlines coveting its long-distance customers, has set its sights on goggles.<p>The Gulf carrier is studying ways …

Airlines

Tracking Canada’s Horse Slaughtering Trade from Alberta to Japan

The practice is legal in Canada, unlike the United States.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Canada.</i><p>Walking through the Calgary International Airport, you'll pass a bronze statue of wild horses running.<p>Entitled "Breakaway," the immortalized horses were intended to be a metaphor for Calgary's …

Draft Horses

Book Flights This Summer While Fuel Costs Stay Cheap - Bloomberg

It’s the best summer for jet setting in more than a decade.<p>As jet fuel costs have sustained near 12-year lows after a global crude market crash in …

Aviation

Airlines urged to train staff to help spot victims of trafficking

Flight attendants could give vital support in identifying people, often young girls, being taken overseas for sexual exploitation or forced labour, says the UN<p>Airlines should train flight attendants to spot signs that a person is being trafficked, according to the UN agency responsible for tackling …

Slavery

3 Reasons to Fast on Your Next Long-Haul Flight

For a while now, I have been refusing meals on flights shorter than four hours. Recently I expanded my no-airplane-food commitment to include long-haul flights. Why? As I was starting to market a biodegradable alternative to traditional plastic glitter, I became hyperaware of the amount of plastic …

Airlines

Airlines’ new golden age

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) raised its 2017 industry profit outlook this week to $31.4-billion (U.S.), up from a previous forecast of $29.8-billion. IATA also raised its outlook for 2017 industry revenue to $743-billion from $736-billion on expectations that the global …

Airlines

Airlines are using ‘sharkskin’ coating to make planes more aerodynamic

Engineers at Airbus and Lufthansa have come up with a clever way to make planes more earth-friendly, taking their inspiration from the depths of the …

Aerospace

Gulf Crisis Sends Airline Stocks Surging With Schadenfreude - Bloomberg

Remember the days when Arab conquerors were laying waste to the global airline industry? All of a sudden, it's feeling like a distant memory.<p>Shares …

Airlines

Qantas to keep Dubai hub even as it plans non-stop Sydney-London

Qantas plans to continue its alliance with Emirates and use Dubai as a hub airport for connecting passengers, even as it launches more non-stop …

Airlines

New GDS Surcharges Set to Launch in November

British Airways and Iberia are the latest to join the fray.

Airlines

New 50,000 Point Premium Credit Card Signup Offer and Layoffs Coming to Singapore Airlines

A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news …

Airlines

Singapore Airlines CEO indicates possible job cuts ahead: Bloomberg

The airline's staff are aware that a reduction of headcount is possible under a review process aimed at reshaping the business, says CEO Goh Choon …

Singapore Airlines

United CEO on Dao Debacle: 'If I Had Just Waited'

United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz had plenty of questions to answer.

Airlines