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The EU has been working to curb greenhouse gasses from the aviation industry for years. The Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) has been in place for airlines since 2012. Since then, no large airline has been fined for breaching the carbon emissions rules. That is, until now.

Posted on Tue, 26-May-2015 at 20:53 GMT | Read More
A profitable airline wants to expand its scope by adding flights to its network and offer more seats to potential passengers. It's all in the name of growing the business which would be good news for that company, no? No it isn't; not in the strange world of airline economics.

Posted on Thu, 21-May-2015 at 20:12 GMT | Read More
Following the lead of European and American safety authorities, the Chinese government will be evaluating the safety standards of foreign airlines flying to and from China. Airlines that cannot meet the standards set by China will be banned from operating there.

Posted on Thu, 21-May-2015 at 18:41 GMT | Read More
UK Budget airline easyJet is planning to add more seats to its fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft. An aircraft that currently maxes out at 180 economy seats could be fitting as many as 186. It doesn't sound like much of an increase, but try telling that to the tall passenger looking for room at the knees and overhead space for carry-on luggage.

Posted on Fri, 15-May-2015 at 22:05 GMT | Read More
Despite all the grumblings among passengers about changes to frequent flyer programs and how the airlines seem to be making them worth less every year, there might be a little good news. Available award seats are on the increase. Now comes the obvious question: What's the catch?

Posted on Thu, 14-May-2015 at 21:24 GMT | Read More
Airlines make mistakes and passengers usually bear the brunt of it. Sometimes airlines make mistakes but passengers win – sort of. When an air fare is published and consumers start purchasing tickets at that price, what happens when the airline later says that the fare was a slip-up? Regulators in the U.S. are preparing to lay out rules regarding "mistake" fares, but it requires them to stop enforcing current ones.

Posted on Wed, 13-May-2015 at 21:58 GMT | Read More
Throughout any given year there are rankings and reports that detail the performance of airlines in various categories. Among the most attention-grabbing reports are the on-time results and the passenger complaint rankings. For the UK and the U.S., we have one of each.

Posted on Tue, 12-May-2015 at 22:08 GMT | Read More
The most fundamental concept in economics is that supply and demand will dictate the price of goods and services. While airline passengers are used to such market forces determining the price of their airline tickets, they might be surprised to learn that their reward points and miles are going down the same path. Those airline award charts you've relied on to cash in your miles are becoming a thing of the past.

Posted on Mon, 11-May-2015 at 21:32 GMT | Read More
To get from Point A to Point B in the sky, you sometimes have to fly over some interesting terrain. While some airlines are prohibited from flying over certain countries for various reasons, airlines fly over most airspace will little difficulty thanks to aviation agreements among nations. But for one nation, an expiring agreement could put its airspace off-limits to many airlines.

Posted on Fri, 08-May-2015 at 22:10 GMT | Read More
It seems that European travelers are once again facing a work stoppage at a major airline. This time, TAP Air Portugal could see disruptions to its schedule for nearly a third of the month of May if a dispute with pilots isn't settled.

Posted on Fri, 01-May-2015 at 16:50 GMT | Read More
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