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Scientists in Iceland have raised the aviation risk level to a near-high "orange" as recent volcanic activity could mean a return of ash clouds and the dangers it can pose to airliners. If you thought 2010 was a distant memory, think again.

Posted on Wed, 20-Aug-2014 at 18:38 GMT | Read More
Much has been reported about airlines changing the rules for earning and cashing in frequent flyer points. In short, many of the familiar programs are now being skewed toward the higher paying passenger as airlines seek to draw more profits out of one of the most successful loyalty schemes ever created. Will the not-so-frequent flyers be squeezed out in the process?

Posted on Tue, 12-Aug-2014 at 20:51 GMT | Read More
You likely know how to complete the saying that begins with the words: "If at first you don't succeed." A group that started a business class only airline just a few years ago, is trying, trying again. Will it fly this time around?

Posted on Tue, 12-Aug-2014 at 20:09 GMT | Read More
Amid the back-and-forth economic sanctions being imposed between Russia and western nations over the former's incursion into Ukraine, airline passengers could find themselves caught in the middle. The latest version of economic retaliation could come in the form of restrictions on flights over Russia.

Posted on Tue, 12-Aug-2014 at 18:12 GMT | Read More
Recent news that the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) temporarily stopped U.S. carriers from flying to Tel Aviv, Israel amid concerns over missile strikes near Ben Gurion Airport sparked a heated debate. Left in the middle was a growing number of airline passengers without flights to and from that nation as some European carriers also followed the FAA's lead and suspended flights to Israel. Is there anything passengers could do in these situations?

Posted on Thu, 31-Jul-2014 at 22:11 GMT | Read More
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
The latest round of security measures meant to thwart attacks on commercial aviation may have some passengers wondering what will be next. Now, passengers will have to show that the electronics they intend to bring on board can actually function.

Posted on Fri, 11-Jul-2014 at 3:47 GMT | Read More
The U.S. government's secret list of passengers banned from flying on commercial airlines over U.S. airspace has fueled a contentious debate over the need for privacy versus security. A Federal judge has ruled that the way passengers find out and are allowed to take action to be removed from this list violates their right to due process.

Posted on Wed, 25-Jun-2014 at 21:22 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
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