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It seems that European travelers are once again facing a work stoppage at a major airline. This time, TAP Air Portugal could see disruptions to its schedule for nearly a third of the month of May if a dispute with pilots isn't settled.

Posted on Fri, 01-May-2015 at 16:50 GMT | Read More
Much has been made about airlines slicing and dicing what's left of the economy cabin into smaller, sellable pieces. If you want a better seat in coach, it will likely cost more. Now for a few airlines, the family that pays together, flies together.

Posted on Mon, 27-Apr-2015 at 22:06 GMT | Read More
If passengers bemoaned the increase in carry-on luggage because many airlines decided to charge for checked baggage, they might welcome the news that Boeing is making it easier to accommodate all that extra hand luggage. But will that ease some of the pre-boarding angst about running out of room above your seat?

Posted on Wed, 15-Apr-2015 at 19:57 GMT | Read More
Each year there are surveys, reports and other airline ranking mechanisms that give flyers a snapshot of how the industry is doing when it comes to service. One of these reports took a look at some carriers in the U.S. and the trends that emerged could be a concern to some airline passengers there.

Posted on Tue, 14-Apr-2015 at 21:13 GMT | Read More
The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is looking to turn the tide that has drowned out airline passenger claims for compensation resulting from delays and cancellations. The agency has stepped up efforts to go after airlines that have yet to satisfy compensation claims after a six-month review of airline policies.

Posted on Fri, 10-Apr-2015 at 21:48 GMT | Read More
There have been many reports about airlines in the West having concerns about some new competition coming from carriers in the Middle East. Now comes news that these new entrants in the global airline family are not only making moves to dethrone the long-time leaders in terms of prized routes, but also airport hubs.

Posted on Fri, 03-Apr-2015 at 0:41 GMT | Read More
A study of noise levels around London's Heathrow Airport shows that progress in reducing noise is being made slowly but surely.

Posted on Tue, 31-Mar-2015 at 21:10 GMT | Read More
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has authority over granting international routes to U.S. carriers. The agency typically considers several factors before giving airlines permission to fly certain routes. Among these considerations is flight frequency and in that regard the DOT has a "use it or lose it" policy that one airline has come close to breaching.

Posted on Mon, 30-Mar-2015 at 16:44 GMT | Read More
American Airlines and US Airways have been working on merging their operations and systems over the last 15 months following their union, but one of the few remaining marks that still remind passengers of the fact that two airlines still form the "new" American Airlines is about to change. The tens of millions of members in each airline's frequent flyer program have received notification that American Airlines is now merging the two programs into one.

Posted on Tue, 24-Mar-2015 at 20:13 GMT | Read More
The airline industry is full of rankings that pit the best against the worst. When it comes to airport performance, the expanding Chinese aviation markets are suffering from some growing pains of their own. Their airports rank among the worst for flight delays.

Posted on Mon, 23-Mar-2015 at 22:28 GMT | Read More
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