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Airport plans to woo airlines during Australia trip

February 23rd 2018 10:30PM
Japan Airlines will double its daily service between Guam and Narita, from one flight to two, beginning March 25 through October, Guam International Airport Authority General Manager Charles Ada said. The additional flights, using planes with maximum seating of 237 or 227 passengers, comes as the ...

Gulfstream Airlines' Silver Lining: The Gulfstream – Silver Story

February 23rd 2018 9:11PM
While Silver's name is very popular for inter-Florida flying, their predecessor Gulfstream International Airlines didn't have the best record. The airline had become common for flying under carriers like US Airways Express and Continental Connection as a codeshare partner. Gulfstream had become ...

About the Little Girl and the Dog Bite on Southwest Airlines: Everyone's Forgetting This 1 Key Thing

February 23rd 2018 9:00PM
You heard about the Southwest Airlines flight where the little girl was injured by a support dog, right? The story went viral. Questions were asked. Was she bitten? Was she merely "scraped?" Was it all her fault to begin with? In all the noise, however, something was glossed over: an entire legal specialty ...

International Consolidated Airlines Group's (ICAGY) CEO William Walsh on Q4 2017 Results ...

February 23rd 2018 7:52PM
All right, good morning, everybody. Welcome to the result - full year results presentation of IAG 2017. I'm glad my colleagues here, Marc Bolland and Jim Lawrence, board member, are joining us here today. So thank you for coming. We have seen an improved economic environment in IAG's core market ...

United Airlines Trailblazers Celebrate Black History Month

February 23rd 2018 6:19PM
DENVER (CBS4)– Trailblazers helping to make the aviation industry more diverse celebrated Black History Month at the airport Wednesday as employees for United Airlines push the company to better represent the people they serve. “With any first comes a great deal of responsibility, work hard, do a ...

Airbus's Pratt Engine Trouble Forces Hawaiian Airlines to Cut Back on Flights

February 23rd 2018 6:00PM
The airline also pushed back the start of a new flight between Oakland and Lihue, Hawaii, to July from April. Regulators grounded some of Airbus's A320neo family jets earlier this month after discovering a new problem with a newly introduced engine seal on Pratt's geared turbofan. Pratt, a unit of United ...

Ken Hoffman on airline etiquette: To recline, or not recline?

February 23rd 2018 4:52PM
There's even a device you can buy called a “Knee Defender,” which you can hook to the tray table of the seat in front of you which prevents that person from reclining the seat. The FAA says the “Knee Defender” is legal — at least it hasn't said it's illegal — although some airlines have banned its use.

Japan's First Airlines offers all the 'fun' of flying without leaving the ground

February 23rd 2018 4:52PM
First Airlines manager Hiroaki Abe said the flights were popular with elderly passengers who struggled with overseas travel due to physical limitations and people who simply didn't have the time or money for a trip. The company was also planning to add domestic "flights" around Japan that would ...

American Airlines subsidiary workers say they must take food stamps, sell blood to get by

February 23rd 2018 4:52PM
Airline employees unload baggage from an American Eagle CRJ-700 regional jet at Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina on Sept. 6, 2017. Workers from a subsidiary of American Airlines say many of them had to take public assistance to make ends meet. (Jerome Adamstein / Los ...

Southwest Airlines raises fee to board early at some airports

February 23rd 2018 4:18PM
At Southwest Airlines, passengers who want to board early to pick a window seat or be assured of room in the overhead compartment for their luggage must pay a fee. The Dallas-based ... That fee has been increased to $50 in a "handful of markets," the airline said in a statement Friday. A spokeswoman ...

Hawaiian Airlines Adjusts Seasonal Summer Schedule

February 23rd 2018 4:07PM
Hawaiian Airlines announced it has removed two seasonal summer flights between the Bay Area and Hawai'i from its schedule and deferred another due to unforeseen delays in the delivery of the carrier's new Airbus A321neo fleet. Hawaiian will no longer offer a previously announced extra flight ...

Delta passengers were trapped on runway for 12 hours — but did they get compensation?

February 23rd 2018 2:26PM
Such nightmarish events could soon be on the rise as the airline industry attempts to roll back rules meant to limit the amount of time passengers can be stuck on a plane. Under current Department of Transportation regulations, airlines that keep passengers on a plane for more than three hours at a time ...

Passenger on United Airlines flight that overshot runway: 'It was a very unhappy airplane'

February 23rd 2018 2:15PM
ASHWAUBENON – Being on a United Airlines flight that slid off the runway at Green Bay-Austin Straubel International Airport early Friday morning was the culmination of a bad day for two Onalaska couples that fortunately wasn't worse. No one was injured when the airplane was unable to stop before ...

How airlines could mine your spending data – and make you pay more for a ticket

February 23rd 2018 2:15PM
For some travelers, the wave of the future for airfare price structures could mean a sort of permanent airborne surge-pricing. It's called “dynamic pricing,” and it's inching its way closer to a flight near you and your pocketbook. Under a dynamic airfare pricing model, the airline identifies the potential ...

Breaking Down Southwest Airlines' Flight Operating Costs

February 23rd 2018 2:15PM
Have you ever wondered what it costs a major airline to operate a typical flight? For instance, for a flight from New York to Los Angeles, how much would Southwest Airlines spend on its crew, fuel, and other cost items? This note brings you our interactive analysis that combines our in-house data ...

Why do airlines overbook flights?

February 23rd 2018 1:41PM
Airlines utilize overbooking as a revenue maximization technique. Flights are overbooked on the assumption that not all passengers will make their flights due to factors within and beyond their control. For example, passengers may miss flights due to previous flight delays or have a change of travel ...

American Airlines changing safety video. The ending didn't fly with passengers

February 23rd 2018 1:28PM
If you have flown on a commercial jet more than once, you know the drill: The safety video that tells you how to buckle your seat belt, not to smoke, what to do if the oyxgen masks drop down in the unlikely event of a drop in cabin pressure, where the exits are ... well, like we said, you know the drill.

United Airlines flight skids 250 feet off runway in Green Bay amid icy weather

February 23rd 2018 12:22PM
The United Airlines Flight 878 was landing at Green Bay–Austin Straubel International Airport at approximately 3 a.m. CT when it "ran off the end of the runway by about 250 feet," according to a statement from the airport. There were 180 passengers and seven crew members aboard the Boeing 737-900 ...

Watch the Newest Ads on TV From T-Mobile, Honda, United Airlines and More

February 23rd 2018 12:11PM
A few highlights: United Airlines serves up a fresh cut of an ad that's part of its continuing campaign starring Winter Olympics athletes (United is an official sponsor of Team USA). In a T-Mobile commercial, a kid who should have been studying gets busted when he shares a shot of himself partying at the ...

Japan launches a full virtual reality airline, with flights to Paris, Rome and New York

February 23rd 2018 12:00PM
Ever feel like being whisked away on holiday, but just don't have the time or money for it? Well fear not, as one Japanese company has created a fully-fledged, virtual reality airline, where customers book “flights”, wear augmented reality headsets, dine on in-flight meals, and explore worldwide ...