New WiFi is coming to cruise ships. The American Airlines/US Airways merger is in its final stages. And, driverless busses are being tested in China.
United and the Newark political machine seem to have been trading favors,
Getting first-class upgrades is almost impossible these days. But, airlines are now offering new “first-class products” that appear to be first class, however, don’t have all the perks and benefits.
Interline agreements make possible transfers of passengers from one airline to another when there are “irregular operations” and allow airlines to transfer baggage between different carriers. They are an important part of the transportation fabric.
Fuel surcharges aren’t subject to corporate discounts, travel agency commissions or government oversight. When oil prices go down and stay down, the profits keep piling into airline coffers.
Andrea Mitnick just wanted to book an airline ticket from Charlotte to Philadelphia, nothing more. She thought her first reservation, made from a hotel and a wi-fi with dial-up speed, had failed. “I never received any sort of confirmation that anything had gone through,” she remembers.
Delta pilots reject tentative contract Delta pilots have rejected a tentative contract agreement. This puts the deal and the airline adding aircraft to their fleet in jeopardy. Nearly 7,000, or 65 percent, of voting pilots rejected the contract, according to Delta’s Master Executive Council, part of the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA). Around 97 percent […]
Dispute disrupts flights at Toronto Airport A disruption by personnel that fueled airplanes caused delays at Toronto Pearson airport just as the Pan American games are scheduled to start on July 10. By 1:20 pm, [the airport’s] website showed 45 canceled departures and more than 70 delays affecting a range of airlines. It was not […]
Without a ticket, and the information contained on it, a traveler has no way of knowing which provisions of the tariff apply, and thus cannot enforce those terms against the airline. And the airline, of course, has no reason to tell the traveler about information on the ticket that might benefit the traveler in a dispute with the airline.
American Airlines unveils new first- and business-class food/beverage program, Avianca to join Star Alliance as South American partner, airline baggage and change fees set record