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Posts from the ‘Airlines’ Category

  • April 9, 2014
    American & US Airways merger means higher baggage fees & more

    With the merger of American Airlines and US Airways, American is making changes to baggage fees and frequent-flyer rules. To begin with, American announced that passengers will be charged $35 for their first checked bag for flights to Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America, which was free per passenger on those 140 daily flights. The […]

  • April 1, 2014
    Lufthansa pilot strike cancels 3,800 flights for three days

    Lufthansa has canceled 3,800 flights for April 2-4, or virtually all of its operations, due to a planned walkout by pilots, in what would be one of the biggest strikes ever to hit the German airline. The strike affects the vacation travel for the Easter Vacation for many German citizens. The Vereiningung Cockpit, the union […]

  • March 12, 2014
    Ask for a refund on non-working wi-fi on United flight

    If you are one of many passengers who have experienced outage on wireless services on a United Airlines flight, then you’re in for some dough! The people at Untied.com (which is not United.com, but a website maintained by critics of the airline) has come across an internal document instructing crew members to tell passengers, who […]

  • March 7, 2014
    AirHelp will help claim your airline compensation

    Laws in U.S. and Europe allows you to claim money from airlines in case if your flight is canceled or delayed, or when you’re bumped. The airlines will offer vouchers or free drinks on the next flight, but make sure to claim your real money although making them pay up is the hardest part. This […]

  • February 17, 2014
    Don’t be that annoying passenger with these tips

    We all hate to fly these days; with smaller seats and lesser leg spaces, it’s not a relaxing or pleasant experience. Yes, we are referring to the coach class! And then there are the passengers who make things a bit awful for others. The recommendations here may seem trivial, but frequent fliers will appreciate these […]

  • November 21, 2013
    New billboard ads point at actual planes flying overhead (Video)

    If you are visiting London now or in few days soon, then look out for the British Airways billboards at London’s Piccadilly Circus and Chiswick. British Airways along with Ogilvy has come up with this amazing campaign called “Magic of Flying” to promote traveling through a kid’s eyes. These digital billboards use custom-built flight-tracking and […]

  • November 21, 2013
    Southwest is first to offer gate-to-gate wi-fi

    The FAA had recently lifted the prohibition on using certain electronic devices during take-off and landing; and Southwest Airlines is the first airline to offer gate-to-gate wi-fi connectivity. In addition to already allowing use of gadgets themselves, Southwest uses a satellite technology that differs from the air-to-ground technology used by Gogo, which powers the inflight […]

  • November 19, 2013
    That annoying flight passenger in the dark

    In my last flight from Tokyo to Los Angeles, we started off in night to reach LA in afternoon. This meant that most of the flight route would have daylight outside. And as it happens on most of the flights, upon reaching the cruising altitude, the crew would request everyone to shut off their window […]

  • October 9, 2013
    Refund.me will help claim your airline compensation (EU only)

    We all have have experienced the difficulties of claiming for compensation after suffering a long delay or missed connection. European Union law states that passengers reaching their destination at least 3 hours after schedule can be eligible for up to €600, barring extraordinary circumstances. Since the airlines have to prove these circumstances, they are often […]

  • September 13, 2013
    Did you take the unluckiest flight? Flight 666 to HEL on Friday the 13th

    Finnish Air AY666 to Helsinki (airport code HEL) is usually a full flight on Friday the 13th from Copenhagen. In fact they fly twice on that day instead of the usual daily flight. The daily flight AY666 from Copenhagen to Helsinki falls on Friday the 13th twice in 2013. Friday the 13th is considered bad […]

  • August 23, 2013
    Tips on best seats to catch some Z’s on an airplane

    Sleeping on an airplane is not comfortable so how does one know which seats will give the best sleep? John E. DiScala, the editor in chief of the travel-information site johnnyjet.com and a guy who knows a thing or two about getting shut-eye above 30,000 feet shares tips: The window seat of an exit row—as […]

  • July 16, 2013
    Wi-Fi on airlines – who offers, for how much

    A lot of airlines worldwide come with Wi-Fi access nowadays on either their entire fleet or certain planes or routes. There are apps and websites tell you if that flight offers Wi-Fi on that route or the airplane during your booking process. Earlier this year, we told you that United Airlines started offering wi-fi on […]

  • June 18, 2013
    And the world’s best airline is…

    Emirates has been voted the world’s best airline by passengers at the annual Skytrax World Airline Awards, that are decided by over 18 million passengers in 160 countries around the world. The awards were announced in Paris today. Passengers judge airlines on everything from the cleanliness of the cabin to the quality of the in-flight […]

  • June 12, 2013
    First carrier in U.S. to offer flat-beds on first & business cabins

    The first of its kind amongst all U.S. carriers, United Airlines now features 180-degree flat-bed seats and personal on-demand entertainment in the premium cabins on all scheduled, long-haul international flights from the airline’s eight North American hubs. United has outfitted 183 international long-haul aircraft with United Global First and United BusinessFirst cabins, and offers more […]

  • May 14, 2013
    Gogo has license to offer wifi on transatlantic flights

    In-flight internet connectivity company, Gogo announced that “FCC has granted the company a blanket license to operate up to 1,000 Ku-band Satellite aircraft for international and domestic service”, which simply means they will offer wifi service on transatlantic flights. The company has not yet announced what airlines will offer the service and when; and how […]

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