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It may come as a surprise to some flyers but two carriers in the U.S. still let you check in a bag at no extra cost. One of them will even let you have two. This, however, is about to change as yet another airline is unable to resist pressure from investors to jump on the profitable add-on fee business model.

Posted on Wed, 19-Nov-2014 at 22:35 GMT | Read More
The balance between security and privacy has been shifting over the years as more government agencies insist on collecting private passenger data before allowing them to fly. In Germany, the threat of an airline ban by British authorities has emerged as a possible consequence of the way that country shares passenger information with the UK.

Posted on Thu, 06-Nov-2014 at 18:00 GMT | Read More
Many flyers don't bat an eyelash when they discover the age of the plane they are flying. After all, a well-maintained aircraft can keep piercing the clouds for decades. But some countries don't want to leave it up to airlines and are instituting age limits for planes allowed to fly in their airspace.

Posted on Wed, 05-Nov-2014 at 23:01 GMT | Read More
Now that American Airlines and US Airways are technically one airline, there are some details of the merger have yet to be completed. The next one involves their frequent flyer programs. What changes should members of each program expect?

Posted on Mon, 03-Nov-2014 at 19:01 GMT | Read More
In case you didn't notice, fuel prices have gone down and while you might have felt it most when filling up your vehicle recently, airlines are also enjoying some relief from one of their highest expenses. But in case you also didn't notice, airlines are not lowering fares as a result.

Posted on Thu, 23-Oct-2014 at 20:56 GMT | Read More
Passengers bemoan the recent airline trends toward installing thinner coach seats. It's not because these seats are lighter and provide a bit less cushioning, but it's because of the added room they create – for more seats.

Posted on Thu, 16-Oct-2014 at 5:06 GMT | Read More
IAPA recently provided comments to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) about the Department's efforts to expand rules requiring airlines to disclose fees and other charges in their availability displays and advertisements. New mandates would require airlines to provide additional ancillary fee information such as checked baggage and seat charges through all sales channels, not just airline web sites.

Posted on Thu, 16-Oct-2014 at 3:56 GMT | Read More
A simple fingerprint might help you board a flight more quickly in the near future but it will take more than a special touch to make it work. The real challenge will be convincing airport security authorities that it can replace the various forms of identification currently accepted for travel.

Posted on Thu, 16-Oct-2014 at 2:54 GMT | Read More
Fears over the spread of the Ebola virus from nations in West Africa to the rest of the world are front and center lately. The first cases diagnosed outside of West Africa are now documented and the airline industry finds itself tasked with trying to maintain business as usual while easing the concerns of some worried flyers.

Posted on Thu, 16-Oct-2014 at 2:06 GMT | Read More
Passengers who find it hard to detach themselves from their mobile devices can rejoice as the European agency that oversees aviation safety has lifted the restrictions on devices that use mobile signals for connectivity during flights.

Posted on Wed, 01-Oct-2014 at 22:17 GMT | Read More
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