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All the Different Major Airline Rules for Pregnant Travelers

Lifehacker - ‎16 hours ago‎
If you're on your final month of pregnancy, most airlines are cool with you traveling as long as you have permission from your doctor.

CAAT takes action against Business Air

Bangkok Post - ‎9 hours ago‎
The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) has rescinded the registration of debt-ridden Business Air's only aircraft, said Chula Sukmanop, CAAT chief, meaning the airline must find a new plane within a month or lose its operating licence. It is ...
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Heartless airline will only grant a refund if you die

New York Post - ‎12 hours ago‎
Apparently, exceptions are beyond rare. “Unfortunately,” reads an e-mail from Netflights, obtained by the Daily Mail, “the airline's rules state that all we can give is a partial tax refund. This is only to be waivered for death of a passenger.” Leave ...
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Congress refuses to make air travel more comfortable

BGR - ‎11 hours ago‎
Congress is nowhere near ready to regulate seating on passenger jets, and a recent vote in House committee proves it. In other words, airlines can keep shrinking airplane seats and make air travel as uncomfortable as they want without worrying about ...

A warm welcome in cool Iceland as airline goes the extra mile for passengers - ‎10 hours ago‎
As I discovered by signing up for Icelandair's new buddy scheme, which pairs travellers stopping in Iceland on their way to north America with an airline staff member to act as their personal - and free - tour guide. For 48 hours I was teamed up with ...
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Airline to begin flight service between New Orleans, Destin

WDSU New Orleans - ‎19 hours ago‎
The airline launched in New Orleans last November with a focus on increasing the number of nonstop flights connecting destinations in the Gulf of Mexico and the mid-South region.
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OK Go's new video was filmed entirely in zero gravity, thanks to this Russian airline

Road Warrior Voices - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
OK GO, the power pop band who is known for their charmingly inescapable music videos featuring choreographed treadmill runs and ginormous Rube Goldberg machines, has released another sure-to-be-viral video for its latest single.
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Chinese airline to launch direct flights to Israel

Ynetnews - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
Hainan Airlines is coming to Israel, and is selling tickets for its first four round-trip flights to Beijing for $91. But don't pick up the phone just yet, as after taxes and fuel surcharges, the price rises to $741.

A Valentine for Airline Professionals

Huffington Post - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Regular readers of this blog will note this post is a departure from my usual commentary on various hard realities of the airline industry. I flew through Kennedy Airport a few weeks ago, and walking between gates I saw, smiled at, and celebrated all ...
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Spirit Airlines Boss Vows to Repair Image

Wall Street Journal - ‎11 hours ago‎
Spirit Airlines Inc.'s new chief executive is planning a midcourse correction at the nation's leading ultralow-cost carrier to address rising customer complaints about its punctuality and ward off new competitive threats.

This loophole might help you get around an airline's name-change policy

Road Warrior Voices - ‎16 hours ago‎
Changing something on an airline ticket - whether it's a name, a flight time or a departure airport - is usually expensive at best, impossible at worst.
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Once Pakistan's Pride, Its Embattled National Airline Fights To Survive

NPR - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Some airlines are just airlines. But others mean a lot more than that to the people they serve. Pakistan's national carrier was long a source of patriotic pride, a symbol of unity in a divided country.
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Local airline reaches major milestone

Dayton Business Journal - ‎14 hours ago‎
Dayton-based PSA Airlines Inc., the only commercial passenger airline based in Ohio just reached a major milestone. The company says its passenger aircraft fleet has grown to 100, having taken delivery of its latest Bombardier CRJ Series regional jets ...
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Big Airline Buybacks to Continue in Q1

Barron's - ‎18 hours ago‎
Quarter-to-date, airlines have underperformed the market, with the exception of Spirit Airlines (ticker: SAVE) -- the exact opposite of share reactions post third-quarter reports when the sector outperformed and Spirit lagged.
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US seeks to block sanctioned Iranian airline's flights into Europe

Al-Monitor - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
The Treasury official made clear that despite the Iran deal, US sanctions officials "retain sanctions on Mahan Air for its support to terrorism and will continue to use this authority to target the airline." The deal, the official said, "does not ...

Is All Well with Airline Stocks Despite Oil Weakness?

Nasdaq - ‎16 hours ago‎
The fourth quarter 2015 earnings season is all but over for stocks in the airline space. The picture that has emerged post the final earnings season of the year is not drastically different from the preceding quarters.
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This budget airline put on an intense Valentine's flight for passengers

Mashable - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
"Ok so @flyscootau is the coolest airline," he wrote. "Halfway through the flight, they turned on rainbow lighting and the song Lovefool then we got to do photo shoots.
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Cuba and U.S. to Allow Scheduled Flights Under Agreement

Bloomberg - ‎12 hours ago‎
Airline service between the U.S. and Cuba could be expanded to dozens of scheduled flights a day later this year under an agreement both nations will sign on Tuesday.
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Congressman loses battle in war on shrinking airline seats

CNN International - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
In a 26-33 vote, a House committee defeated legislation that would have mandated size standards for airline passenger seats.
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Somalia plane bomber was meant to be on Turkish Airlines flight - airline executive

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
Nairobi: A suspected suicide bomber who blew a hole in the fuselage of a Daallo Airlines plane last week and forced it to make an emergency landing in Mogadishu was meant to be on a Turkish Airlines flight, the Daallo chief executive said on Monday.