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Airport: Record number of passengers board airlines in Midland

December 16th 2017 8:26PM
The number of people boarding a commercial airline at Midland International Airport jumped 15.5 percent in November to set a new record for the second-to-last month of the year. The 47,332 people who boarded either Southwest, United or American topped the 44,381 who boarded an airline in ...

An airline is banning travelers from wearing UGG boots in their business lounges, and people are ...

December 16th 2017 7:41PM
File this under things that make you groan, “UGG, really?” Joanne Catherel, a singer from The Human League, was turned away from a Qantas Airlines business lounge because she was wearing UGGs. In case you don't fly to Australian often, Qantas is one of the most popular airlines of the continent ...

Delta Air Lines (DAL) Downgraded by Vetr

December 16th 2017 6:22PM
Delta Air Lines logo Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) was downgraded by research analysts at Vetr from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report issued on Wednesday, November 29th. They currently have a $45.16 target price on the transportation company's stock. Vetr's target price points ...

See inside Singapore Airlines' luxury first class suites where high fliers fork out £9500 on a one ...

December 16th 2017 3:11PM
Singapore Airlines has unveiled its new luxury first class suites where high-flying passengers will spend almost £10,000 travelling one way. The airline has kitted out private pods on its massive Airbus A380 planes with double beds, designer duvets and 32-inch entertainment screens. The plush features ...

Airline tries to minimise disruptions

December 16th 2017 2:48PM
FIJI Airways yesterday faced delays in some of their services after some staff members of Air Terminal Services walked off their jobs to attend an ATS Employers Trust beneficiary meeting. The airline's general manager corporate communications said this affected other airlines operating out of Nadi.

ATA Airlines Takes Delivery of First of 15 Embraer Jets

December 16th 2017 2:34PM
I ran's fourth largest airline, ATA, took delivery of its first Embraer ERJ 145 jet late Friday. The secondhand 50-seat jet is the first of 15 aircraft, which has been purchased recently. According to ATA's public relations, the company recently finalized plans for adding 15 Embraer passenger planes to its fleet, ...

Spirit Airlines Plots Its Next CEO Transition

December 16th 2017 2:15PM
However, it was clear from day one that Fornaro would be more of a caretaker -- charged with guiding Spirit Airlines through a bumpy transitional period -- than a long-term replacement. (When he took the helm of Spirit, Fornaro was 63, nearly a decade older than his predecessor.) On Wednesday, Spirit ...

Nigerian Passenger Dies Onboard Emirates Airlines From Dubai

December 16th 2017 1:41PM
Less than few hours after the United Arab Emirates (UAE) carrier, Emirates Airlines, launched its second daily flight to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos and returned to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja, the airline has recorded its first causality.

Airline industry, sexual harassment, Monica Lewinsky, Mitch McConnell, Ted Cruz, CPS

December 16th 2017 1:30PM
As your recent articles starkly reveal, the airlines are pulling in record profits and fees — $82 billion by the end of 2017 from nonticket "ancillary" revenues paid by passengers, a 264 percent increase from 2010. Worldwide, North American airlines with fewer than a quarter of the total flights now account ...

Ryanair and Vueling rated worst short haul airlines by British passengers

December 16th 2017 1:07PM
In the long haul section, Singapore Airlines (88 per cent) finished top of the table for a second consecutive year, ahead of Emirates (82 per cent) and Qatar Airways (78 per cent). US carrier United Airlines (39 per cent) finished bottom, with BA (50 per cent) again performing poorly and finishing third from ...

Azores Airlines takes first A321neo on lease from ALC

December 16th 2017 1:07PM
Azores Airlines (S4, Ponta Delgada) has taken delivery of the first of a total of six A321neos that the carrier plans to dry-lease from Air Lease Corporation. The aircraft, CS-TKF (msn 7972), is powered by CFM International Leap 1A engines. The other five aircraft are expected to be delivered by early 2021 ...

Airlines overbooked seats, denied boarding to nearly 2000 passengers

December 16th 2017 1:04PM
Over 1,900 passengers travelling by domestic airlines in India were denied boarding in September-October this year, according to data furnished by the Ministry of Civil Aviation. According to aviation industry experts, most of these denials happen because of the global practice of overbooking of seats by ...

Mom Says Airline Tried Charging Her To Check Frozen Breast Milk

December 16th 2017 12:53PM
An Arizona woman says she had to throw away her breast milk because an American Airlines worker reportedly told her she would have to check the cooler in which she was carrying the milk and the airline has apologized, saying they made a mistake. Sara Salow told local news channel NBC-2 she ...

Southwest Airlines Hints At Fleet Upgrades If The Tax Bill Passes

December 16th 2017 12:11PM
And if the legislation is approved, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines may put some major fleet upgrades in the pipeline. According to Bloomberg, Gary Kelly, the CEO of Southwest Airlines suggested that the tax cut "puts us in a position to think about growing faster" and "gives us an opportunity to begin to ...

American Airlines apologizes after mother has to ditch breast milk to avoid fine

December 16th 2017 11:15AM
The latest travel blunder belongs to American Airlines. When Sara showed up with her husband and young son for their flight from Boston to Arizona, the gate attendant stopped them for having too many bags and tried to charge them a $150 fee to check a cooler filled with frozen breast milk.How is it that ...

Boeing, Avation PLC deliver Philippine Airlines' 10th 777-300ER

December 16th 2017 11:15AM
Boeing and leasing company Avation PLC celebrated the delivery of Avation's first Boeing airplane, a 777-300ER (Extended Range), that will be leased and operated by Philippine Airlines. This airplane is the 10th 777-300ER for Philippines' national carrier. “The Boeing aircraft will serve our long-haul ...

Southwest Airlines Company (LUV) Position Cut by Monetta Financial Services Inc.

December 16th 2017 11:03AM
Southwest Airlines logo Monetta Financial Services Inc. lessened its holdings in shares of Southwest Airlines Company (NYSE:LUV) by 41.2% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 50,000 shares of the airline's stock after selling 35,000 shares during the ...

American Airlines tells a traveling mother to pay $150 or ditch her breast milk

December 16th 2017 10:52AM
How is it that airlines keep screwing up simple things like company policy and established TSA rules? The latest travel blunder belongs to American Airlines. When Sara showed up with her husband and young son for their flight from Boston to Arizona, the gate attendant stopped them for having too ...

Anchor Bolt Capital LP Acquires New Position in Delta Air Lines, Inc. (DAL)

December 16th 2017 10:41AM
Delta Air Lines logo Anchor Bolt Capital LP purchased a new stake in Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL) during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm purchased 1,413,132 shares of the transportation company's stock, ...

Ethiopian Airlines Operates An All-Women Flight Crew

December 16th 2017 10:30AM
Ethiopian Airlines made history by operating an all-female flight crew within Africa today. Flight 901 departed from the airline's hub in Addis Ababa on Saturday morning and made the five-and-a-half hour trip to Lagos, Nigeria. Every role on the flight was filled by women, including the pilots, cabin crew, ...