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Aircraft manufacturer Airbus says that its request for a patent on a bicycle-style seat design is simply a concept and that passengers should not read too much into it. The airline industry media, however, didn't get the memo.

Posted on Wed, 16-Jul-2014 at 18:07 GMT | Read More
Necessity is the mother of invention. That saying goes for the airline industry too as major carriers, long comfortable in their dominant roles, face new challenges from upstart budget carriers and international airlines encroaching on their once-impenetrable territories. Airlines are now looking to meet the challenge head on by creating new versions of their larger selves.

Posted on Wed, 16-Jul-2014 at 17:07 GMT | Read More
Necessity is the mother of invention. That saying goes for the airline industry too as major carriers, long comfortable in their dominant roles, face new challenges from upstart budget carriers and international airlines encroaching on their once-impenetrable territories. Airlines are now looking to meet the challenge head on by creating new versions of their larger selves.

Posted on Tue, 24-Jun-2014 at 20:53 GMT | Read More
United Airlines has become the latest among the larger carriers to implement changes to its frequent flyer program. In keeping with the latest trend in program overhauls, the airline will reward travelers who pay more rather than fly more.

Posted on Tue, 10-Jun-2014 at 23:10 GMT | Read More
The airline industry is quite the mixed bag when it comes to levels of service. Passengers flock to deep discount carriers, lured by cheap flights while others insist on better, more personalized service and amenities. The divide between the cost-conscious, deregulated airline world and the financially undaunted premium offerings of some Middle Eastern carriers can sometimes be as wide as the Persian Gulf itself. Not all airlines are happy about that.

Posted on Tue, 10-Jun-2014 at 22:36 GMT | Read More
Airlines like to say that add-on fees for baggage and other services keep fares low and give passengers more choices. While many flyers have resolved to the fact that fees are here to stay, they still have issues with some more than others.

Posted on Mon, 09-Jun-2014 at 22:54 GMT | Read More
A recent survey of nearly 10,000 British flyers shows that roughly one-third of them wouldn't mind missing out on in-flight meals and drinks if meant flying for less. Logic dictates that budget carriers would be extremely popular then, right? Not necessarily.

Posted on Mon, 09-Jun-2014 at 22:03 GMT | Read More
Auction sites are a familiar part of the internet but not something we associate with air travel – until recently. As airlines look for more ways to maximize revenue, dipping their wing tips in the gambling pool does not seem too far-fetched. Now, when it comes to obtaining that ever-elusive upgrade, could eBay for the skies be far behind?

Posted on Mon, 09-Jun-2014 at 19:21 GMT | Read More
When the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) developed the Pre-CheckTM program that allows participants to go through security checkpoints with little fuss, the most popular question among frequent flyers was "when is the program going to be offered to international travelers?" The TSA now has the answer – to a degree.

Posted on Thu, 15-May-2014 at 22:46 GMT | Read More
Following the news from an airline industry group that airlines have done a much better job at reuniting passengers with their luggage over the last year, both airlines and passengers are using technology to improve the odds of even better outcomes.

Posted on Thu, 15-May-2014 at 22:44 GMT | Read More
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