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Airlines eye more onboard advertising

Airlines eye more onboard advertising

October 16, 2008 ·

As airline passengers grow wary, and perhaps weary, of the more fees and higher ticket prices, some U.S. carriers may look to onboard advertisements as a way to raise revenue without further tapping customers’ wallets and patience. Advertisements already adorn the bottoms of security bins, in-flight television screens and boarding passes — not to mention [...]

Non-Flying Jobs In General Aviation

Non-Flying Jobs In General Aviation

October 15, 2008 · , ,

General aviation – defined as all aviation not classified as military or airline – is by far the largest segment of the aviation industry. In terms of aircraft, there are about 221,000 general aviation aircraft compared to just under 19,000 airliners of all types in the United States. The airlines serve just 650 airports in [...]

EU budget carriers say carbon permits too costly

EU budget carriers say carbon permits too costly

October 13, 2008 ·

Low-cost airline claimed monday they will not make windfall profits from a trading program intended to limit their greenhouse gas emissions. The European Union wants all airlines that fly within its borders to trade pollution permits beginning in 2011, forcing them to buy more permits if they want to operate more or longer flights. The [...]

Thousands of flights scrapped by airline

Thousands of flights scrapped by airline

October 10, 2008 · , ,

More than 46 million airline seats will be cut over the next three months as the aviation industry is engulfed by the economic crisis. The latest figures compiled by OAG (Official Airline Guide) show that demand for travel is shrinking throughout the world. Carriers plan to operate half a million fewer flights between October and [...]

Budget Travel honors affordable travel innovations

Budget Travel honors affordable travel innovations

October 7, 2008 · ,

A government agency, an airline, a bus company and several Web sites were among the recipients of Budget Travel Magazine’s annual Extra Mile Awards, honoring “noteworthy innovations, large and small, that make travel easier, more enjoyable, and/or more affordable across all aspects of the industry.” The winning innovations, listed in the magazine’s October issue, are: [...]

American Airline considers a la carte pricing

American Airline considers a la carte pricing

October 6, 2008 · , , ,

The idea of paying a single, simple fare to fly on an airliner is becoming as quaint as stewardesses in short skirts. American Airlines is about to accelerate the trend of breaking the cost of a trip into an airfare plus many smaller fees. Starting next year, American, which led a stampede by U.S. carriers [...]

GAO: FAA cannot auction flights slots

GAO: FAA cannot auction flights slots

October 1, 2008 · , , ,

U.S. aviation officials have no legal authority to auction off takeoff and landing slots at airports, a scheme the government devised to try to curb crippling traffic jams at major airports, congressional investigators said Tuesday. The legal opinion from the Government Accountability Office comes amid a legal fight among airlines, airport operators and the Federal [...]

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