A Baghdad-bound Middle East Airlines flight was forced to return to Beirut 20 minutes after takeoff Thursday, because the son of Iraqi transport minister Hadi al-Amiri who failed to board on time despite repeated announcements over the airport’s PA system. In Baghdad, Ali Musawi, the adviser to Iraq’s Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, said the premier […]
We've discussed how when your flight is canceled or delayed, or you're bumped, the airlines owe you real money, not just vouchers or free drinks on the next flight. Making them pay up is the hard part, but AirHelp is a new service that has your back. Read more...
Beijing has recently voiced it’s concern in regard to a volley of North Korean missiles that passed China Expresses Concern Over North Korean Rocket’s Near Miss With Airliner - -
In mid-2012 SriLankan Airlines announced they would be joining the OneWorld alliance, with hopes of finalizing the arrangements by late 2013. Unfortunately that didn’t happen, though in October they announced a target join date of April. Show More Summary
News and Notes from Around the Interweb: Six things that every smart traveler should do this month. My contribution to Wendy Perrin’s Conde’ Nast list was to redeem US Airways miles for travel on Star Alliance airlines before they depart for oneworld at the end of the month. Show More Summary
This made my day. Via The Oregonian: A Southwest Airlines flight made an emergency landing in Portland after a belligerent man terrorized flight crews and passengers with gang signs, Jesus preaching and screams for booze, federal court records obtained Wednesday show. Show More Summary
The recent consolidation of major airlines has resulted in big changes in the availability of Bereavement, Emergency, and Compassion airfares for 2014. Earlier this week American Airlines (after merging with US Airways) announced that they will no longer offer bereavement airfares. Show More Summary
With the growing popularity of e-cig, it's only natural that travelers will want to take them along on their trips. But how does the TSA and airlines feel about it? Here's a current look at the answer to: Can I Bring An E-Cigarette On...Show More Summary
SriLankan now has an official joining date of May 1 for entry into oneworld, making them an alliance partner of American (and US Airways) as well as British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Qantas, and more. And they’re a great addition to oneworld for frequent flyers. Show More Summary
Another day, another new hotel brand. This time it's from Red Roof Inn, who is now rolling out "upscale economy" hotels to be known as Red Roof PLUS+ Yes, it sounds a bit like an airline seat category but hey, we like upgrades. The PLUS+ brand is hoping to offer guests an ?enhanced experience at a value price?. Show More Summary
Though airlines also take in to account operating costs while making purchase decisions, if they find these new airplanes from Embraer and Bombardier to be as cost efficient and long lasting as those from Boeing, then they could impact Boeing’s market share.
The FAA waived a slot-use requirement in the Northeast because snow forced cancellations.
After its merger with U.S. Airways, American Airlines will no longer offer bereavement fares.
These days, the general consensus is that airlines nickel and dime you every chance they get along the way. This is true of most of the mainstream North American carriers, but as we discovered with Southwest's ever-running happy hours and free drink days, there are still airlines out there that give you bang for your buck. Show More Summary
If you’re a frequent flyer, you might have noticed that your miles don’t go as far as they used to. Spurred by rising costs--from fuel to flight training--and too many passengers with too many points, airlines are taking the pruning...
Frequent flyer programs are massive profit centers for airlines. Not only do they generate loyalty towards an airline, but they are actually in and of themselves profitable. Airlines don't want to screw that up. What they want to doShow More Summary
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A Chinese commercial flight with 200 passengers on board came within minutes of being hit by North Korean missiles. The China Southern Airlines flight flew through an area of airspace just five minutes after North Korea launched the rockets into the same area, the Daily Star reports. Show More Summary
Via Bloomberg: A China Southern Airlines Co. (1055) airplane carrying 220 passengers passed through the trajectory of a rocket launched seven minutes earlier by North Korea, a South Korean official said. China Southern flight CZ628, operating as a code-share with Japan Airlines Co. Show More Summary
Mary Kirby, the CEO of Runway Girl Network, joins MoneyWatch's Amey Stone to discuss how some airlines' in-flight transaction methods leave them open to credit card fraud, and what the industry is doing to combat the problem.