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AirTran Airways to put ads on seatback tray tables

AirTran Airways to put ads on seatback tray tables

November 17, 2009 · ,

It soon will be harder to avoid advertising if you fly on one major carrier. AirTran Airways is installing ads on the bottom of seat-back tray tables on all its planes. Passengers have to keep the tray tables in their upright, locked position, during the beginning and end of their flights. That means an unimpeded [...]

Wi-Fi for travelers becomes web marketing lure

Wi-Fi for travelers becomes web marketing lure

November 10, 2009 · , , , ,

Google, Yahoo, eBay and Microsoft, competitors on the Web, all have the same idea for marketing themselves this holiday season: temporarily providing free Wi-Fi access in airports, airplanes and public places. Google Inc. announced Tuesday that it would provide free Wi-Fi access in 47 airports across the country, including Boston, Houston and Seattle, through Jan. [...]

Ryanair profits surge, warns Boeing on orders

Ryanair profits surge, warns Boeing on orders

November 2, 2009 · , ,

Irish low-cost airline Ryanair, reporting a surge in first half profit, on Monday threatened to cancel or delay orders for 200 planes from US aircraft manufacturer Boeing unless it gets a better deal. The carrier also warned that despite its positive performance in the April to September period, the first half of its financial year, [...]

Lifetime free flights for baby born on plane

Lifetime free flights for baby born on plane

October 23, 2009 · ,

A baby boy who made a surprise arrival on board an AirAsia flight this week will be given free flights for life with the budget carrier, as will his mother, the airline said Friday. AirAsia said 31-year-old passenger Liew Siaw Hsia went into labour on Wednesday’s flight from the northern island of Penang to Kuching [...]

Airlines improve on-time arrivals in August

Airlines improve on-time arrivals in August

Arriving on-time was just a little bit easier for airline passenger traveling in August. The Transportation Department said on Tuesday that 79.7 percent of flights arrived on time in August. That was an improvement from 78.4 percent in August 2008, and 77.6 percent in July. Dallas-based Southwest Airlines Co. was the most punctual of the [...]

United Airlines to borrow $659.1M against aircraft

United Airlines to borrow $659.1M against aircraft

October 5, 2009 · , ,

United Airlines said on Monday it plans to borrow $659.1 million against 31 of its planes, most of it to refinance debt from 2001. The company said paying off the old debt will cost about $556 million plus fees. It said the rest will be used for general corporate purposes, “possibly including the repayment of [...]

Unruly behavior on planes not tolerated

Unruly behavior on planes not tolerated

On a recent Southwest Airlines flight, a man dropped his pants and exposed himself to the female passenger sitting next to him, then punched her, according to an FBI affidavit. The plane was in midair, and the naked man reportedly grew angrier, screaming uncontrollably and shaking his fist in the air. The man had gone [...]

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