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United Airlines needs for the year be over

"Corporate apologies," a cartoon illustrated by artist Tom Fishbourne, depicts the traditional corporate mindset where apology letters admit the company did nothing wrong, but will still emit a compensation voucher for "inconveniences," ultimately rendering the apology to be ...

Delta Welcomes Xiamen Airways to the SkyTeam Early

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Have you been on a Delta Airplane since Nov 1? If so and you're anything like me you've probably opened up Sky Magazine and flipped through it. On my last flight I was flipping through the magazine and I realized that Delta has a "welcome" message to Xiamen Airlines to the SkyTeam! ...

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Introducing a new world-class international terminal at Chicago O'Hare

Change is a beautiful thing.

Nearly two decades have passed since the opening of international terminal 5 at Chicago O'Hare airport (ORD), and a makeover has been long overdue. Last week, the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and Westfield Concession Management unveiled plans for ...

Air Canada Saves Sailor Floating Aimlessly

Earlier this week an Air Canada flight traveling Vancouver to Sydney received a call for help from the Australian Maritime Safety Authority after an Australian sail boat suffered damage and was drifting away from Austrailia in a remote location in the Pacific Ocean. The airliner notified ...

Alaska Airlines Continues to Grow in San Diego

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Alaska has been extremely busy lately. They’ve announce a number of new routes in the last year (including PDX-DCA, SAN-MCO, SEA-STL, SEA-SAT and more),announced their largest Boeing plane order in history, exercised all outstanding options for their B737NG models and ordering another 37 ...

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Qantas, Emirates prepared to announce partnership deal

Last Friday, I blogged about how Australian flag carrier Qantas was rumored to announce a deal with its powerful Middle Eastern competitor, Emirates Airline of Dubai which would entail a code-share agreement and route swaps as part of stemming Qantas' heavy losses on its international ...

United Announces Additional 787 Routes

Although United Airlines, with great fanfare, announced that the Boeing 787 would operate the carrier's new Denver-Tokyo Narita route next year, that will not be the first route we will see United's newest fleet addition on. Today, United filled us in on what other routes we can look for the ...

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Wake me up in San Francisco (KSFO): airport allure

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San Francisco International airport (SFO) is located 13 miles south of downtown San Francisco, CA, accessible via the Bay Area Rapid Transit rail. SFO is the second busiest airport in the State of California (after LAX), the tenth busiest in the United States, and the twentieth largest airport in ...

airberlin, SAS, United and Lufthansa: Rohan on Routes (Version 2.0)

Newest OneWorld member airberlin to commence Chicago operations in Spring 2013

Quite possibly the most exciting news I have heard all week: German carrier airberlin announced today that it will launch new nonstop services between Chicago and the Capital city of Deutscheland. No air carrier has ...

Changes To Singapore Airline's KrisFlyer Program

Yesterday I wrote to you to inform you that Singapore Airline is updated their reservation systems on July 6th and 7th. Singapore airlines will join over 115 airlines that currently use the Amadeus Altéa suite syste, in fact the majority of  Star Alliance carriers already uses this ...

Singapore Upgrades Their Reservation System - Recipe For Disaster

Attention Singapore Airlines (SIA) flyers! On July 7th Singapore Airlines will shut down their current reservation system and not come back online until July 8th! From the 7th of July at 6pm Singapore local (6am Est) time to July 8th at 10pm (10am EST) SIA will transition from their current ...

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Bangor International Airport in Maine: airport allure

"This job is 98% boredom and 2% sheer terror."

-Eugene Foren, Chief Dispatcher at Bangor Airport.

Check out the images below. Can you notice anything in common about them?

Off the top of my head, I don't believe any single airport handles ...

TSA: Groping is Okay, Unless it is One of Our Agents

Carol, a former Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screener, arrives at the airport security checkpoint in Ft. Myers, where she's on her way to a funeral Cleveland. She is chosen for additional screening. A screener collects her belongings and leads her a few feet away to conduct the ...

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LAN and TAM Airlines officially launch LATAM Airlines Group S.A.

LATAM board of directors chair Mauricio Rolim Amaro, LAN CEO Ignacio Cueto, TAM board chair Maria Claudia Amaro, LATAM CEO Enrique Cueto. Courtesy, LAN Airlines. Image courtesy of Air Transport World.

It's official: LAN and TAM Airlines have finally completed their ...

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Free Wi-Fi Coming to LAX in July

After years of gouging--yes, gouging--customers wishing to access internet at Los Angeles International Airport, T-Mobile's reign ends next month and the LA City Council has voted to make internet free for all passengers. 

LA City Council’s Trade, Commerce, and Tourism ...

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SkyTeam Grows and Synergizes

The Skyteam has been rapidly growing over the last couple of years trying to gain on the larger Star Alliance.  Recently Saudia joined the SkyTeam and a number of airlines have been annouced as future members. With all the growth, the SkyTeam recognizes they need to improve their "alliance ...

Another Crate of Bad Apples at the TSA - Bribery at PHL

Gary brings us the latest example of how the TSA is keeping us safe: bribery and falsifying results on proficiency exams. Whodathunkit?

An investigation has revealed that seven employees at Philadelphia International Airport were involved in a bribery scandal in which a supervisor ...