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Posts from the ‘Airlines’ Category

  • 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 […]


  • April 8, 2013
    Earn airlines frequent flyer miles on hotels with RocketMiles

    If you’re a part of any of the airline frequent flyer miles program, you may not be aware of the fact that you can earn thousands of miles by staying at some of the select hotels. Launched today, RocketMiles will allow you to earn miles just by booking rooms that the website serves up directly. […]


  • April 2, 2013
    Airfare based on passenger weight is now a reality

    The next line of ‘fees’ that airlines will start charging passengers is already here. Samoa Air is the world’s first airline to introduce pricing based on passengers’ weight. The new policy will enforce passengers to enter their weight along with the weight of their baggage at the time of booking. The combined weight will then […]


  • April 1, 2013
    New routes, new airlines and more news on airlines

    Some of the airline news from the last week: Air China to upgrade its Beijing-London service in May Starting May 15, Air China will upgrade the airliner on its London (Heathrow) service CA937/8 to B777-300ER, and the daily flights will be offered. The outbound flight departs at 14:10 Beijing time and the return flight departs […]


  • March 25, 2013
    Tips on longer battery life for your laptop while traveling

    Laptops these days are becoming more efficient in terms of longer battery life, better screens and increased memory size… and so are the applications. Whether you are playing games, watching movies, reading ebook or just working on that school-paper, saving that precious battery life, especially on a long-haul flight is very important. But battery drains […]


  • March 25, 2013
    Soon electronic devices may be allowed to remain on during take-off and landing

    Pretty soon you may not be asked to turn your electronic device ‘completely’ during take-off or landing. The New York Times reports the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) may only require you to put some gadgets such as e-readers and laptops in “airplane mode” during takeoffs and landings. An industry working group, comprising of people from […]


  • March 4, 2013
    Be ready to pay more if you’re a frequent flyer

    October last year saw the definition of the new standard where the airlines will be allowed to ask customers searching for airfares for their names, frequent flier numbers, contact details and other information before showing the prices. This is applicable to searches through travel agent or websites. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) calls it […]


  • March 4, 2013
    Wondered what those airline safety instructions mean?

    Most travelers ignore to watch the safety instructions given before flight, but for those who pay attention, wonder why you have to wear your mask first and then put on the others? Why do airlines dim the cabin lights during nighttime take offs and landings? What is the proper brace position in event of an […]


  • February 14, 2013
    HuffPost answers questions on American, U.S. Airways merger

    American Airlines and US Airways announced plans to merge which will create the world’s largest airline and we are wondering how this affects us. The talks abuzz of the name of “American Airlines” being retained, but questions like ‘what about the airfare?’ or ‘what about the frequent flyer miles?’ arise from every passenger who has […]


  • February 13, 2013
    Ukraine Southern Airlines crashed in Donetsk, five dead

    Ukraine Southern Airlines plane flying from Odessa to Donetsk has crashed and caught fire during an emergency landing near the city of Donetsk. According to latest official reports 44 people including 8 crew members were on board the jet en route from the Black Sea resort city of Odessa to Donetsk. Initial reports however suggested […]


  • January 22, 2013
    Board early on Southwest Airlines by paying a fee

    Various airlines have invented fees in the last few years to get their budgets rolling, and after comparing all the fees, one may see that budget-carrier Southwest has restrained itself from charging baggage fees fro the first bag on its flights. But considering the fact that Southwest Airlines don’t have assigned seating, you may have […]


  • January 17, 2013
    American Airlines rebrands itself

    American Airlines unveiled a new logo as part of an effort to revitalize the brand. Introducing a sleek new look, the airlines expect to grace the company’s much touted new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, which will hit the skies January 31. Other changes at the airline will include increased international service, fully lay-flat business class seats […]


  • January 15, 2013
    United offers wi-fi on international flights, becomes the first U.S. airline to launch

    With a lot of other airlines already providing wi-fi on international flights, United Airlines is getting onboard with satellite-based Wi-Fi internet connectivity on the first of its international widebody aircraft, becoming the first U.S.-based international carrier to offer customers the ability to stay connected while traveling on long-haul overseas routes. The aircraft, a Boeing 747 […]


  • January 13, 2013
    United Airlines launches door-to-door baggage delivery service for a fee (Updated)

    Last August, American Airlines launched door-to-door baggage delivery service, and now United Airlines launched the same. The new service enables customers to have their checked bags delivered directly to their final destinations – within 100 miles of their arrival airports – and skip baggage claim upon arrival. Bags are delivered by BagsVIP and will initially […]