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Airlines tight lipped about reported interception of commercial flights

January 16th 2018 12:33AM
“Qatari military fighter jets came within two miles of the Emirates aircraft, which put the lives of passengers and crew at risk,” BNA said. It offered few details about the Etihad flight. Both airlines declined to comment when reached by the AP. Qatar's Foreign Ministry called the UAE's allegations a “totally ...

20 safest airlines to fly with in 2018

January 15th 2018 11:03PM
“All airlines have incidents every day and many are aircraft manufacture issues, not airline operational problems. And it is the way the flight crew handles incidents that determines a good airline from an unsafe one. So just lumping all incidents together is very misleading. Our Top 20 safest airlines are ...

Amtrak hires airline expert to improve safety

January 15th 2018 10:07PM
Throughout the entire industry, including manufacturers Boeing and Airbus, regulators around the world and the airlines themselves have adopted major changes to cut the number of injuries, fatalities, and incidents. It is also no accident that the head of Amtrak, Richard Anderson the former CEO of Delta ...

Sen. Schumer To DOT: Press Foreign Airlines To Work Better With JFK Airport

January 15th 2018 10:07PM
The New York Democrat wrote a letter to the U.S. Department of Transportation, calling on federal officials to urge foreign airlines to work better with the operators of JFK Airport after the winter weather woes cascaded into days of cancellations and delays. Five days ago, the Port Authority of New York ...

Vietnam Airlines concerned about losses from first direct flights to US

January 15th 2018 9:56PM
Lack of passengers is likely to be one of the biggest challenges facing Vietnam Airlines if it opens direct flights to the U.S., according to the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam (CAAV). Up to 90 percent of passengers flying between Vietnam and the United States are tourists and Vietnamese students, ...

Indigo Goa-Hyderabad flight departs 'early', leaves 14 passengers behind

January 15th 2018 8:53PM
An Indigo spokesperson countered their claims, saying that the airline made several announcements calling the passengers to report at the gate. ... If any of the 14 passengers who were left behind had a check-in bag and the aircraft left without the airline offloading that check-in bag, then it is a breach of ...

Senator to DOT: Press foreign airlines on JFK communication

January 15th 2018 8:15PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Charles Schumer wants federal transportation officials to urge foreign airlines to work better with the operators of New York's Kennedy Airport after winter weather woes cascaded into days of cancellations and delays this month. Schumer wrote a letter Monday to the federal ...

Senator to DOT: Press foreign airlines on JFK communication

January 15th 2018 8:15PM
The Senate Democratic leader notes that the department issues documents allowing foreign airlines to operate in the U.S. He suggests that it "utilize that leverage" to encourage foreign carriers to "develop more meaningful communication systems and contingency plans" with Kennedy's governmental ...

Singapore Airlines Announces Next Routes for Refreshed A380s

January 15th 2018 7:41PM
The announcement of these new routes comes just a few months after Singapore Airlines allowed the leases on their first A380s to expire. In October, the carrier returned their first A380, 9V-SKA, to aircraft leasing company Dr. Peters Group, almost exactly 10 years after it became the first of the aircraft ...

Low-Cost Airlines Crossing the Pond: Norwegian Long Haul

January 15th 2018 7:30PM
Since the introduction of numerous low-cost airlines to the transatlantic market, access to Europe has never been easier or cheaper. New fuel-efficient aircraft and low-cost business models have allowed for increased competition among low-cost carriers, with more and more starting up every year.

Alaska Airlines announcing Paine Field routes Tuesday

January 15th 2018 7:07PM
Alaska Airlines will announce Tuesday the first routes for its service from Everett's Paine Field. Commercial passenger flights from the Snohomish County airport are set to begin this fall. Alaska said last May it planned up to nine flights a day. Brad Tilden, Alaska CEO, said then that Portland would be one ...

Employee advocacy lifts United Airlines

January 15th 2018 6:00PM
CHICAGO: United Airlines, the air carrier, believes that leveraging employee advocacy can effectively deliver multiple benefits for its brand. Jamie Rutter, Manager/Digital Engagement & Advocacy Programs at United Airlines, discussed this subject at the Digital Summit Chicago. More specifically, she ...

To Keep Passengers Content, American Airlines To Offer Flier Miles For Inflight Inconveniences

January 15th 2018 4:41PM
In 2017, a slew of disputes — both serious and silly — involving airline employees and passengers were making headlines. Fort Worth-based American Airlines wasn't immune. In one incident, an attendant allegedly took a stroller from a woman boarding a flight to Dallas, knocking her with it as she held ...

American Airlines Group Inc (NASDAQ:AAL): Poised For Long-Term Success?

January 15th 2018 4:30PM
The latest earnings release American Airlines Group Inc's (NASDAQ:AAL) announced in September 2017 confirmed that the business experienced a substantial headwind with earnings declining by -64.84%. Below is a brief commentary on my key takeaways on how market analysts view American ...

Alaska Airlines to announce Paine Field destinations Tuesday

January 15th 2018 3:56PM
EVERETT — Alaska Airlines on Tuesday plans to announce the routes it intends to fly out of the new Paine Field passenger terminal that's under construction and expected to open this fall. Last spring, the Seattle-based carrier announced plans for nine flights per day out of Everett. The airline's ...

Hawaiian Airlines to fly to Long Beach

January 15th 2018 3:33PM
Six carriers currently fly between Los Angeles and Honolulu. But next spring, Hawaiian Airlines will become the lone carrier to serve Honolulu from one of the four other commercial airports in the Los Angeles-Orange-San Bernadino county basin. Beginning May 31, Hawaiian will fly daily between ...

Airlines announce cancellations, advisories ahead of winter storm

January 15th 2018 3:33PM
With a winter storm looming on the horizon, several airlines have issued travel advisories for flights leaving San Antonio Airport. American Airlines has canceled flights from 5:15 a.m to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday morning. The airline will allow passengers flying out of San Antonio to change their plans with no ...

Norwegian Airlines to Discontinue Nonstop Flight to Scotland

January 15th 2018 3:33PM
"Indeed, Norwegian [Airline]'s decision to discontinue the Bradley route has not been made in isolation. Bradley is not the only airport with Norwegian service to Edinburgh that is being impacted by these dynamics," Dillon said. While Norwegian Airlines prides itself on serving "ultra-low" cost options, ...

Airlines cancel Tuesday flights out of SA Airport due to winter weather conditions

January 15th 2018 3:22PM
With United canceling its flights, the total of canceled departing flights out of San Antonio is now at 20. ORIGINAL STORY: The San Antonio International Airport announced Monday that two major airlines have already begun canceling flights in light of incoming winter weather conditions that are ...

American Airlines: This Bull Rally Will Burn Investors

January 15th 2018 3:00PM
American Airlines has jumped over 14% in the last week on the back of favorable ratings upgrade by BAML. Tax reform will not provide the estimated EPS expansion due to high NOL credits. As oil prices stabilize at a higher level and non-fuel costs escalate, we should see further margin contraction.