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Former cabin crew members are threatening to take legal action against airlines and aircraft manufacturers over claims that the air in aircraft cabins has made them sick. Though debated for decades, the issue emerged again after a coroner's report noted that a former British Airways pilot who died in 2012 after being on medical leave for over a year had shown symptoms of exposure to toxins that likely came from the aircraft he flew.

Posted on Mon, 06-Jul-2015 at 15:53 GMT | Read More
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) audits the aviation operations of member countries throughout the world. When it finds shortcomings, other countries are quick to follow with actions ranging from a restriction on the expansion of service from the offending country to outright bans of that country's airlines. Despite the good safety records of airlines in Thailand, that nation faces added scrutiny after ICAO found deficiencies in how Thailand oversees aviation safety.

Posted on Wed, 01-Jul-2015 at 3:01 GMT | Read More
You often here this response to questions about why people (or in this case companies) do things that don't make much sense to us: "because they can". If someone were to ask you why airfares remain high despite good financial returns and lower fuel costs for the airlines, you can point to that sentence above.

Posted on Fri, 26-Jun-2015 at 14:59 GMT | Read More
The annual Skytrax rankings have been released and a new airline tops the list of "world's best" for 2015. Are there any other changes or surprises in this year's list passenger favorites?

Posted on Thu, 25-Jun-2015 at 4:15 GMT | Read More
Pilots of U.S. budget carrier Allegiant Airlines have issued a public letter to its passengers raising concerns about the airline's safety practices. The pilots allege that company executives are barely meeting the minimum safety standards in what they call "a race to the bottom in service, safety standards and treatment for veteran pilots." Is a labor dispute behind these allegations?

Posted on Mon, 22-Jun-2015 at 21:23 GMT | Read More
Call it the power of the people or the power of perception but the proposal made by an airline industry trade group to shrink the acceptable size limit of carry-on luggage has been beaten down. The pressure to rethink came from multiple directions and one large continent.

Posted on Thu, 18-Jun-2015 at 21:53 GMT | Read More
An airline industry trade group is proposing a standard size for carry-on luggage that would reduce the typical dimensions seen today by 20 percent. Put another way, the luggage dimensions would be slightly smaller than the size permitted by Europe's super-discount carrier Ryanair.

Posted on Wed, 10-Jun-2015 at 22:04 GMT | Read More
It's going to get harder for bargain hunters to nab that great fare as a major airline has decided to drive more business its way by driving up the cost of doing business with someone else. Airlines under the Lufthansa Group will begin charging more for airline tickets booked through online travel websites rather than their own.

Posted on Mon, 08-Jun-2015 at 22:19 GMT | Read More
Malaysia Airlines has the difficult task of remaking its image around the world after two tragedies in 2014. The airline is reorganizing, reducing staff and now wants to introduce a business class product to attract more flyers. Making it more affordable is appealing, but will the lack of perks cause business travelers to look elsewhere?

Posted on Mon, 08-Jun-2015 at 21:53 GMT | Read More
Airlines in the Middle East and the West have been quarreling over claims of unfair competition and illegal subsidies. The former have been expanding into western markets and the latter have been lobbying their politicians for a revisit of aviation treaties to keep the others in check. Perhaps this had been on the mind of Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbot as he and his fellow ministers ditched a plan that would have allowed foreign airlines access to some domestic routes.

Posted on Thu, 04-Jun-2015 at 21:58 GMT | Read More
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