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  • January 21, 2011
    India’s #2 airline to go international

    Come August, Indian budget airline IndiGo will start flying daily to Bangkok, Singapore and Dubai from Mumbai and New Delhi, and Muscat from Mumbai. The five-year-old airline based in Gurgaon and run by InterGlobe General Aviation Pvt. Ltd is India’s second largest airline offering 221 daily flights connecting 24 destinations. The new international routes are set […]


  • October 29, 2010
    Southwest to offer $5 in-flight WiFi

    Southwest Airlines announced today that it will offer onboard WiFi on the airline’s 32 enabled airplanes for a flat, introductory rate of $5 for any device or flight length. The airline began testing WiFi on four flights last year. “Southwest tested a number of different pricing points throughout this process and is pleased that we […]


  • October 19, 2010
    Airfares on rise. Buy now or later?

    Airline passengers can expect ticket prices to be 7% to 18% higher this holiday season than last year, as an economic recovery — however modest — spurs growing demand for air travel. Travelers can also look forward to more crowded flights: The airlines have added few new planes or routes in the last several years. […]


  • October 8, 2010
    HasWiFi tells you if your flight has wi-fi

    Ever wondered if the next flight you are about to take has in-flight Wi-Fi or not? Free web service HasWifi will let you know whether the flight you’re looking at has it or not, so you can stay connected throughout your entire trip. Unfortunately, it’s difficult to tell which flights have Wi-Fi on board when […]


  • June 22, 2010
    Southwest Airlines $39 Birthday Bash sale

    Southwest Airlines is having their Birthday Bash Sale with $39 Airfares for select markets and select flights. Most flights 450 miles and under per leg are included. Travel must be booked by 6/24/2010 and completed between Sep 8, 2010 and Nov 17, 2010. Additional fees may apply. Purchase from June 22 through June 24, 2010, […]


  • June 17, 2010
    Early boarding fees introduced by American Airlines

    This summer, American will offer early boarding as a stand-alone option for a flat fee of $10 each way. Air travelers will be able to buy the perk at self-service check-in kiosks up to one hour before their flight is scheduled to leave. The airline is emphasizing the package gives air travelers the flexibility to […]


  • June 11, 2010
    Proposed new rules may get better compensation for passengers

    There are rules in place currently for overbooking passengers and bumping them resulting in disruption of travel plans. New rules are being proposed to increase the compensation a passenger may get, which makes things complex as found by travel expert Elliott. Some of the proposed rules, as listed by the site are: 1. Denied Boarding […]


  • May 25, 2010
    Daily Beast ranks America’s most dangerous airlines

    Although airplane travel is the safest mode of transportation, and America arguably has the safest air traffic system in the world, there are differences worth noting for the millions of global travelers who will fly a U.S.-based airline this summer. Incidents, and accidents, do happen! The Daily Beast ranks America’s most dangerous airlines and U.S. […]


  • May 10, 2010
    Volcano ash continues to disrupt air travel

    Travellers faced continuing delays today as ash from the Iceland volcano continued to disrupt airline schedules. Most people heading for European destinations had relatively minor problems despite a few cancellations. But severe disruption continued to hit transatlantic flights as aircraft were forced into long detours around the ash cloud, adding hours to flight times. All […]


  • April 20, 2010
    Updates on Volcanic ash and flights

    For all the passengers stranded at various airports across the world, there’s some good news – depending on the ash cloud and weather conditions, airspaces in countries around Europe has opened up either completely or partially, whereas some countries still prefer to remain close. If you are reading this and have an internet connection, then you […]


  • April 6, 2010
    Spirit Airlines now charge for carry-on baggages in addition to check-in

    All flights booked starting today and on for flights after August 1, passengers on Spirit Airlines (baggage policy) must also pay for a carry-on above a personal item. This is a new fee and to take on any bag aside from personal items like purse or briefcase, you’ll be payingÖ $20 online if you’re a […]


  • February 17, 2010
    Passenger hand swabbing – a new security check at Airports

    The Transportation Security Administration soon will begin randomly swabbing passengers’ hands at checkpoints and airport gates to test them for traces of explosives. Air travelers may have their hands swabbed more often as part of a stepped-up effort to screen passengers for explosives, an Obama administration official said Wednesday. Previously, screeners swabbed some carry-on luggage […]


  • February 8, 2010
    American to charge $8 for pillow & blanket

    It’s time to pack your own pillow & blanket if you are going to travel on American Airlines, because if you want one, it’s going to cost you. The airline will charge $8 for a pillow and blanket in coach class for domestic trips and some international flights longer than two hours, beginning May 1. […]


  • January 19, 2010
    New airline consumer protection site from U.S. government

    Was your baggage mishandled? Were you denied a refund that you should have received? Flight delays? We are not sure if anyone is listening to your worries or complaints, but the US Department of Transportation (DOT) has launched a new website to help consumers compare and complain about airline service. The website, allows travelers to […]


  • January 19, 2010
    American Airlines hikes baggage fees… again!

    American Airlines announced Monday that it is raising checked baggage fees by $5, effective February 1st. First bag to cost $25, and second one will cost $35 on flights in the U.S., Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands. The fees apply to passengers on the company’s American Airlines, American Eagle and American Connection flights. ABC […]


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