International Air Transport Association

'Smart' luggage could be banned over fire safety fears

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is reportedly expected to introduce new industry-wide guidelines on all forms of smart luggage, following a move by major US airlines including American Airlines - the world’s largest airline - and Delta Air Lines, which have banned all ‘smart’ …

Delta Airlines

A Warning Sign From the World’s Biggest Shipping Line

The world’s largest container shipping line says international freight rates are reversing after climbing for most of this year, raising questions …

Economy

Before Checking in for Your Flight, Double-Check Your Smart Bag

And you thought problems with using mobile phones on a plane were a pain.<p>Technology has brought great new features to travel bags. Smart suitcases like those from Barracuda and Raden -- two brands I've looked at for this column -- can have features like GPS trackers, proximity notifications (to …

Airlines

QBiz: Bitcoin Tax Woes; IBBI Notifies Norms for Complaint Handling

1. Choose Right Privatisation Process For Air India: IATA Chief<p>Right privatisation process should be chosen for Air India Ltd to make it more …

India

Passengers forcibly restrained for 'air rage' leapt by 50 percent in 2017, study says

(FOX News) -- Drunk and violent airline passengers are on the rise, with airline staff now forced to physically restrain more mid-flight …

Airlines

Airlines Report a Record $38 Billion in Expected Profits for 2018

This is an incredibly profitable time for airlines, as highlighted again this week in a International Air Transport Association (IATA) report. The …

Airlines

Tighten drone flying rules now rather than wait for revised laws, Hong Kong lawmakers urge officials

Rules on flying drones in Hong Kong should be tightened now by civil aviation authorities as any proposed amendments to legislation on unmanned …

Drones

Airport Retailer Hudson Group Is Seeking an IPO in 2018

If you’ve flown around the United States or Canada, you’ve probably encountered a Hudson Booksellers shop. Most of the chain’s 989 outlets are …

eCommerce

Why You'll Likely Never Know How Much a Flight Actually Costs

Keep enjoying those fun surprises at check-in.<p>The Department of Transportation has scrapped two proposals that would have forced airlines to be more …

Airlines

The UN may look to declare a "no-fly" zone over North Korea due to the missile launches

• <b>The UN may declare a "no-fly" zone around North Korea because of the missile tests.</b>• <b><br>Some airlines already have, and Cathay Pacific Airways said they might have seen the latest missile re-entry on November 29.</b>• <b><br>Parts of Japan's airspace might be unsafe too, but the launches are so random it might not</b> …

North Korea

New airline rules are leaving smart luggage makers in a tough spot

America’s top airlines are taking a stand against smart luggage. In a rare bit of solidarity, a number of the country’s top carriers have announced rules that would limit the use of high-tech bags, over fear of potential battery combustion.<p>American Airlines led the charge on the ban. On Friday of …

Airlines

Major US airlines will ban smart luggage with non-removable batteries starting January 15th

Bags with removable batteries are still allowed<p>Starting January 15th, a number of major airlines will ban any “smart luggage” that features a non-removable lithium-ion battery. Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, and Alaska Airlines have all released similar guidelines in the last week that will …

Technology

Report Highlights Disturbing New Trend in Passenger Airplane Incidents

There’s good news and bad news when it comes to being a passenger or a crewmember on an airplane today.<p>The good news: There are fewer unruly …

Aviation

Are Fliers In Danger As Major Incidents On Airliners Increase?

Unruly passengers are responsible for thousands of on-board incidents that endanger others and result in flight delays, cancellations, and diversions, according to a new study by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).<p>The silver lining—if there is one—is that so-called “unruly …

Aviation

Airlines Are Set to Make Even More Money Off Passengers in 2018

North American airlines are set for record profit in 2018, thanks in part to European growth.<p>Overall profits for global airlines are set to rise 11 …

Airlines

Here comes the travel crunch for the holidays – and beyond

Ah, the holidays –long lines and overcrowded airports. (Image: Jim Glab)<p>Are you flying somewhere over the holidays? You’ll have plenty of company: …

Airlines

Airlines are banning ‘smart’ luggage – here’s what you need to know

‘Smart luggage’ – luggage that can charge phones or be driven around the airport – are hot ticket items this holiday, but they may be difficult for …

Airlines

Airlines Forcibly Removing More and More Drunk Passengers From Flights

The number of incidents involving unruly airline passengers has ballooned in 2017, leading airlines to physically restrain or remove aggressive and …

Aviation

Opinion: Preparing airports for flights of the future

In September, Elon Musk revealed a proposal for one of his most ambitious projects to date – intercontinental rocket flights that will take under …

Aviation

Happy Holidays! Airlines Really Are Restraining More Disorderly Passengers

Something to ponder in the next few weeks as you wait in an interminable TSA line for the privilege of cramming yourself into a seat that seems to …

Airlines

Rising Competition Threatens Profits Of Middle East Airlines

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) – a trade body for the airline industry – has predicted a slump in profits among Middle East airlines this year, saying in its latest report that the region’s aviation industry will make a return of just $300m in 2017, down from $1.3bn the year …

Airlines

Why You’ll Be Paying More for Airfare in 2018

Airlines today are taking more people to more places for less money — but travelers should expect fares to go up a bit in 2018.<p>The International Air …

Airlines

Drinking, punching, shouting: Air rage is getting uglier

New statistics by the International Air Transport Association show a 50 per cent rise last year of passengers who were forcibly confined for bad …

Aviation

Airline Passengers Misbehave More Than You Think

Watch too much YouTube and you’re likely to think every airliner in the sky has some over-caffeinated, wiseguy looking for trouble at cruise altitude. Remember Delta Air Lines passenger Adam Saleh of “<i>I like to talk loud in Arabic while my buddy films me</i>” fame? Or the two American guys who went at …

Entrepreneurship

Here’s the Kind of Suitcase You Need to Get Around New Baggage Bans

Maybe scratch “smart baggage” off your Christmas list — unless you've checked if it will be approved in the new year.<p>Equipping luggage with built-in, …

Airlines

Israel's El Al Airlines Struggles in a Newly Open Market

Pascal Cohen won’t fly El Al Israel Airlines unless he has to. His flight to Moscow last year was delayed for seven hours because the pilots, …

Airlines

The Numbers of Drinking, Punching, Shouting Airline Passengers Are Growing

Air rage is getting uglier.<p>As the number of serious incidents involving drunk and violent travelers increases, airlines are being forced to …

Aviation

9 Smart Suitcases That Won't Break Airlines' New Rules

And which brand’s battery packs are easiest to remove.<p>Luggage companies have been working hard to make travel more convenient for us with wheels, …

Airlines

Fasten Your Seatbelts: Air Fares To Rise In 2018

Airlines in every region of the world except for Africa will make a profit in 2017, according to a new report from the International Air Transport Association. The North America, Europe and Asia Pacific regions are big winners, while Latin America and the Middle East carriers barely squeak by. The …

Business

Ireland’s airports must become ‘Brexit-proof’

Exploiting the north American and European markets can help Brexit-proof airports such as Cork, its managing director has said. And a European …

News (Ireland)