Friday, July 25, 2014

How to get the best seat on the plane

How to get the best seat on the plane

You wanted that spacious seat in the exit row but someone beat you to it. Or you reserved a seat online, but checked in for the flight and found your seat was given to another passenger. There’s a trick to getting a coveted seat and preventing it from being given away. Here are some suggestions [...]

Delta Air Lines, US Airways can swap slots

Delta Air Lines, US Airways can swap slots

February 10, 2010 · , , ,

The government says Delta Air Lines and US Airways can swap takeoff and landing slots at airports in New York and Washington, but there’s a catch: They must sell some of the slots to protect competition. A slot is an interval of time during which an airline can takeoff or land its aircraft at an [...]

Unsafe planes: 65,000 flights should not have flown

Unsafe planes: 65,000 flights should not have flown

February 2, 2010 · , ,

Reporting the results of a six-month investigation, USA TODAY on Tuesday said that millions of passengers were on at least 65,000 U.S. flights over the last six years that should not have taken off because planes weren’t properly maintained. While just a fraction of the 63.8 million U.S. airline flights over that time, the 65,000 [...]

Canada limits carry-on baggage on flights into U.S

Canada limits carry-on baggage on flights into U.S

December 29, 2009 · , , , ,

Canada is immediately limiting carry-on items for flights to the United States in the aftermath of a failed terror attack on a Northwest Airlines flight. “Effective immediately, U.S.-bound passengers are not allowed to bring carry-on bags into the cabin of the aircraft, with some exceptions,” said a statement from Transport Canada. According to the agency, [...]

Air France crash may lead to new safety rules

Air France crash may lead to new safety rules

December 17, 2009 · , ,

New airline safety standards may be required after the crash of Air France Flight 447 cast doubt on the reliability of speed-measuring equipment in difficult, stormy conditions, French aviation investigators said Thursday. The Airbus A330 plunged into the Atlantic Ocean off Brazil’s coast en route from Rio de Janeiro to Paris on June 1. All [...]

Air France airplane forced to turn back over Atlantic

Air France airplane forced to turn back over Atlantic

December 1, 2009 · , , , , ,

An Airbus airplane was forced to turn back to New York 90 minutes into a flight to Paris, Air France said Monday. The Air France A380 turned back due to a “minor incident,” the airline said, refusing to say what the technical hitch was. Airbus also declined to specify what caused the plane to turn [...]

Air Canada starts trial use of in-flight Internet

Air Canada starts trial use of in-flight Internet

November 20, 2009 · , ,

Air Canada has begun trial offers of Internet service onboard some flights between Los Angeles and the cities of Toronto and Montreal. The service will cost $9.95 per flight for customers with a laptop computer and $7.95 for a personal electronic device. The airline said the test will run until Jan. 29, and then it [...]

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