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The regions of the aviation world with the safest airline operations happen to be the ones that gave birth to commercial aviation in the first place. Among the most prominent are North America and Europe and they want to keep it that way. Safety regulators in Europe are now giving passengers a faster way to see for themselves which airlines are not allowed over European skies due to their inability to prove that they maintain appropriate safety standards.

Posted on Mon, 14-Apr-2014 at 21:42 GMT | Read More
An airline trade group that represents over 200 airlines around the world is lobbying governments to approve changes to the way cases of dangerous passenger misbehavior are handled.

Posted on Mon, 14-Apr-2014 at 4:28 GMT | Read More
Change in the airline business is expected. Fares rise and fall (though mostly rise), fees are added for services, and new baggage policies keep passengers guessing as to what to bring, how big, and how much it will cost. But for frequent flyers, changes in airline mileage programs can be a little more personal.

Posted on Thu, 10-Apr-2014 at 22:58 GMT | Read More
More people flew in 2013 than in any previous year so it makes sense for passengers to expect that more luggage was misplaced or lost, right? Not really.

Posted on Thu, 27-Mar-2014 at 18:21 GMT | Read More
Any airline will admit that when it comes to preferred customers, elite frequent flyers (and payers) are the most sought after passengers. One by one, airlines are trying to tempt these flyers away from their long-time carriers.

Posted on Wed, 26-Mar-2014 at 20:17 GMT | Read More
Regulators, particularly in Europe and the U.S., have been trying to make it easier for airline ticket purchasers to know the full price of a ticket before any payment is made. This "truth in advertising" push has helped passengers avoid the surprise of last-minute add-on fees not always advertised in the original price. Some airlines initially disapproved of this requirement but now they are praising the possibility of even more transparency in pricing. What changed?

Posted on Mon, 17-Mar-2014 at 4:18 GMT | Read More
International efforts led by the United States, Canada and Europe are underway to fill gaps in technology that will be able to track an aircraft's last known position more accurately using satellites that follow aircraft in real time.

Posted on Mon, 17-Mar-2014 at 3:49 GMT | Read More
The government of India has declared that no airline can refuse to fly a passenger simply because of their physical limitations. The rules also put some responsibilities on the passengers too.

Posted on Thu, 13-Mar-2014 at 17:00 GMT | Read More
If the volatile state of the airline industry teaches observers just one thing it's this: Even one year of forecasts can prove to be too forward-looking. The International Air Transport Association (IATA), the trade group that represents over 240 airlines around the world, predicts that airline profits will be lower this year. What changed from just a few months ago?

Posted on Thu, 13-Mar-2014 at 16:00 GMT | Read More
One way to keep airline carry-on baggage to a minimum is to charge for them and some budget carriers are doing just that. Other airlines find that simply enforcing the rules they already have might be the best way to assure everyone of some overhead real estate. One U.S. carrier will begin enforcing the size limit of carry-on bags on its planes but will everyone applaud the move?

Posted on Tue, 11-Mar-2014 at 22:34 GMT | Read More
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