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Are outrageous airline fees going buh-bye?

USA TODAY - ‎10 hours ago‎
Airline fees aren't disappearing anytime soon, but the most ridiculous of them may be headed for the emergency exits. By "ridiculous" I mean United Airlines' $50 processing fee for tickets refunded to passengers after unplanned events such as jury duty ...
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Ashley Bryant's Olympic hopes in doubt after airline loses his pole vaults

The Guardian - ‎14 hours ago‎
The Rio Olympic ambitions of Great Britain's top decathlete Ashley Bryant could be dashed because his pole vaults failed to arrive in Götzis due to an airline cock-up. The 25-year-old finished the two days of competition in Austria with 8,056 points ...

Gov't welcomes new players into airline market

Buenos Aires Herald - ‎8 hours ago‎
The CEOs of some of the major international airlines gathered in Buenos Aires last week for a summit and highlighted the potential of the airline sector in the country, claiming Argentina has an unique opportunity after what they claimed were the “lost ...

Ryanair is still musicians' worst airline

Slipped Disc - ‎20 hours ago‎
I am a professional violinist based in London. I travel all the time and sometimes fly with Ryanair. Since a year ago or so they changed their cabin bag allowance so that my violin fit as a carry on.

Iberia recrafting itself in LatAm as business airline

Fox News Latino - ‎12 hours ago‎
Serving 20 destinations in 15 Latin American countries, Iberia airline is revamping its services with the aim of transforming itself into "the" business airline between Europe and the Americas. "Our positioning is to be the company preferred by ...
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British Airways, Delta to reap from United Airline's exit - ‎2 hours ago‎
United States-based airline, Delta, and British mega carrier, British Airways (BA), are poised to reap from the sudden withdrawal of United Airline's service from the lucrative US-Nigerian route. This is coming at a time some of the carriers have given ...

EgyptAir Crash: Why Don't More Airlines Stream Black Box Data? - ‎12 hours ago‎
"In the event something goes wrong, we can provide quicker insight into what happened," said Graham Ingham, a former Skyservice Airlines manager who now works for FLYHT. "We can start piecing the puzzle together quicker, so (the airline) can lay to ...

Man pens hilarious letter of complaint to airline and gets full refund - ‎May 29, 2016‎
This man wasn't going to go down without a fight when an airline charged him for a flight he was unable to make. Alex Hamberger had booked a flight to see his nine-month old niece in Kansas City.

Travel Question of the Day: Simon Calder on your rights when an airline changes your flight time

The Independent - ‎9 hours ago‎
Q Last September I booked flights/accommodation for myself and partner to Crete, flying out of Manchester to Heraklion on Thomas Cook Airlines. I was informed that our flight times would be 7.50am departure from Manchester, returning on a 3.15pm ...
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Seattle burlesque performer: Airline did not allow me to board plane because of my short shorts

KIRO Seattle - ‎May 28, 2016‎
Maggie did get a credit of almost $200 from JetBlue and a refund for her sleep trunks, but she wants the pilot to apologize, a clear dress code for airline passengers and a cash or a larger refund on the flight. According to a CNN report in 2011 ...
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German airline Lufthansa suspending flights to Venezuela amid economic crisis

Fox News Latino - ‎17 hours ago‎
BERLIN (AP) - German airline Lufthansa says it is suspending its flights to Caracas, citing the difficult economic situation in Venezuela.
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These are the 10 safest low-cost airlines in the world

The Independent - ‎19 hours ago‎
The low-cost airline business model has only been around for a couple of decades, but it has developed a major presence in the airline industry. According to PWC, low-cost airlines account for more than 25% of the world's aviation business. From a pool ...

The Reason Air Travel Is Terrible and So Few Airlines Are Profitable

Harvard Business Review - ‎May 27, 2016‎
There is an answer, and it has to do with the dynamics of disruption. One of the most powerful corporate growth mechanisms - and at the heart of disruption theory - is moving upmarket.
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Southwest Airlines flight diverted to Phoenix due to behavior of passengers

ABC15 Arizona - ‎4 hours ago‎
PHOENIX - Airline officials say "unusual" passenger behavior led to the diversion of a Southwest flight from Los Angeles to Albuquerque.

What it's like to fly on Spirit Airlines, the most hated airline in...

Tech Insider - ‎May 26, 2016‎
Spirit, ranked the most hated airline in America according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index, touts itself as the no-frills "budget airline." A company spokesperson tells Tech Insider that most often, complaints come from people who book from ...
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Crazy (and creative) ways people have dodged annoying airline fees

Yahoo Finance - ‎May 27, 2016‎
“Dear Most Kind and Benevolent American Airlines Customer Service Staff Member, I write to you with the hopes that you may take mercy on me and afford a little sympathy for this flyer who was taken quite ill and had to postpone his trip to see his ...
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The Airline Fee to Sit With Your Family

Wall Street Journal - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Parents are having an increasingly difficult time guaranteeing free seats next to their children. Airlines have expanded extra-legroom seating on planes and labeled more plain coach seats as preferred, leaving fewer seats to reserve in advance without ...

Airline Engineers Association 'informed of no plans to hive off Air Malta's engineering'

Malta Independent Online - ‎14 hours ago‎
The Association of Airline Engineers, AAE (Malta), said in a statement today it was surprised to read the articles of the Times of the 24th May and today's Sunday Times unfounded media reports which state that "Air Malta is planning to hive off some of ...
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Gogo soars on proposal from major airline, cancels bond offering

CNBC - ‎May 26, 2016‎
Shares of Gogo surged more than 16 percent Thursday after the in-flight internet company received a proposal from a major airline customer. In an SEC filing, the company said the proposal is to provide connectivity services on a "meaningful" portion of ...