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Passengers already know the routine. An impending storm approaches and airlines begin to cancel flights ahead of the chaos. But unsuspecting flyers might be selling themselves short if they buy the airline's line about what they can or can't do with their tickets.

Posted on Wed, 11-Feb-2015 at 23:35 GMT | Read More
Following the crash of TransAsia flight GE235 shortly after takeoff from Taipei earlier this month, the government of Taiwan ordered safety tests for pilots on handling engine failures, the suspected cause of the recent crash of an ATR 72 aircraft. The results were troubling.

Posted on Wed, 11-Feb-2015 at 22:31 GMT | Read More
Amid complaints by some U.S. carriers that Gulf-based airlines have an unfair advantage against their western counterparts and are taking away their passengers, one airline chairman issued a simple message: give better service.

Posted on Wed, 11-Feb-2015 at 21:13 GMT | Read More
Recent aircraft tragedies requiring extensive search and rescue operations have industry experts once again calling for better aircraft tracking technology. Despite the stellar safety record of the industry over the last several decades, some accidents have left many wondering why it sometimes takes so long to find downed aircraft.

Posted on Tue, 10-Feb-2015 at 23:13 GMT | Read More
Government representatives throughout the EU have been pushing back against the sharing of passenger data for security purposes over privacy concerns. Based on the European Commission's recent moves, it appears that when it comes to the sharing of data it's not a matter of "if", but "when" – and "how."

Posted on Fri, 30-Jan-2015 at 22:50 GMT | Read More
Airlines in the U.S. will be required to track and analyze safety data in order to spot trends and risks during day-to-day operations. Known as the Safety Management System (SMS), the protocols are the latest in an effort to cut fatality risks in commercial aviation in half from 2010 to 2025. But airlines will have only have the next three years to have a system in place.

Posted on Wed, 14-Jan-2015 at 23:32 GMT | Read More
Recent news about thieves attempting to breach mileage accounts at two large U.S. airlines has passengers wondering what kind of personal information held by airlines is completely safe. Add mileage programs to the list of digital accounts that people must monitor to keep safe.

Posted on Tue, 13-Jan-2015 at 22:10 GMT | Read More
More money in one's pocket is something anybody would enjoy. Passengers have been waiting with anticipation for airlines to start adjusting their prices downward to reflect the precipitous drop in oil prices over the last several months. As is usually the case with things that benefit airline passengers, the relationship between oil prices and ticket prices is a bit more complex than you might think.

Posted on Tue, 13-Jan-2015 at 20:51 GMT | Read More
Flying on commercial airplanes has never been safer. It bears repeating in light of recent tragedies that have remained unsolved. Few airlines, however, can boast a fatality free record for its entire existence in the jet era and that has allowed Qantas Airways of Australia to top the annual list of safest airlines once again. But for every best airlines list, there is a worst airlines list and the differences why are what we have to pay attention to.

Posted on Tue, 13-Jan-2015 at 19:51 GMT | Read More
Qatar Airways will be the launch customer for the new Airbus A350 wide-body jet due to make its commercial debut this year after being delivered to the airline in December. The A350 is a direct competitor to Boeing's 787 Dreamliner already in service.

Posted on Wed, 07-Jan-2015 at 22:12 GMT | Read More
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