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This Spirit Airlines Flight Late More Than 50 Percent of the Time

December 13th 2017 4:18PM
Air travelers looking to avoid delays might want to avoid Spirit Airlines when traveling from Florida to New Jersey, specifically Flight 140 from Orlando International Airport to Newark Liberty International Airport. By the U.S. Department of Transportation's accounting through September, there was one ...

SkyWest Airlines competing for Riverton airport contract

December 13th 2017 4:18PM
RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) - SkyWest Airlines has submitted a proposal looking to compete against Denver Air Connection for the Riverton Regional Airport's air service contract in the 2018 fiscal year. Air Service Task Force Chair Missy White says because of funding constraints, the city will only be able ...

Fierce Competition Clouds Outlook For Asia-Pacific Airlines

December 13th 2017 3:22PM
The fortunes of Asia-Pacific airlines were a mixed bag in 2017, and 2018 is likely to be no different. To a large degree this is only to be expected, since the vast geographical spread of the region means markets and conditions vary widely. However, there are some common trends that are causing ...

American Airlines seasonal service from DFW Airport to Rio de Janeiro launches Friday

December 13th 2017 3:11PM
American Airlines seasonal service from DFW Airport to Rio de Janeiro launches Friday ... North Texas travelers looking for a winter getaway will have another nonstop option with American Airlines set to launch seasonal service from DFW International Airport to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, this Friday.

Frontier Airlines starts flights to and from Orlando, Florida

December 13th 2017 3:00PM
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – It might not have been the greatest day to fly from Florida to Grand Rapids, but Frontier Airlines made its first return trip Wednesday. Frontier Airlines began four weekly nonstop flights from Gerald R. Ford International Airport to Orlando International Airport today. The airline is ...

Boeing Is Expected To Lose Massive Delta Air Lines Order To Airbus

December 13th 2017 2:03PM
A good starting point is to regularly reviewscreens that highlight the top-rated equities. Losing the Delta deal could push Boeing to making a decision on whether to build a midmarket plane, which analysts have dubbed the 797, to compete against A321neo. The A321neo has allowed airlines to open ...

Boeing Is Expected To Lose Massive Delta Air Lines Order To Airbus

December 13th 2017 1:41PM
Earlier this year, Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg confirmed that the new plane could seat roughly 250 passengers and have a range of 5,000 nautical miles. Boeing has talked to United Airlines (UAL), Air Lease (AL) and other potential customers. At the Dubai Airshow last month, Boeing said it talked to ...

Allegiant Airlines Mechanics File For Teamster Representation

December 13th 2017 1:30PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Allegiant Airlines mechanics and related technicians filed a petition for representation by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters with the National Mediation Board (NMB). The petition is supported by an overwhelming majority of ...

Delta Air Lines May Fly Even Higher

December 13th 2017 12:56PM
Delta Air Lines appears undervalued based on the present price of about 10.78 times the earnings of 2016. ... Delta Air Lines' new share repurchase program, worth $5 billion, benefits the long-term investor. The stock price of Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) has risen a lot just in the past five years.

Most airlines nix flying over North Korea's airspace region

December 13th 2017 12:22PM
The vast majority of airlines currently avoid flying through North Korea's flight information region or FIR in the wake of Pyongyang's missile launches. The carriers are reacting to safety concerns now that the pilots of several commercial flights have observed the fiery re-entry of North Korean missile tests ...

Our favorite smart luggage you can still use despite new airline rules

December 13th 2017 12:11PM
That last feature, however, is starting to cause some concern among airlines. Earlier this month, several US-based airlines announced that they would begin prohibiting smart luggage on their flights. The airlines, which include American Airlines, Delta, and Alaska Airlines, cite safety concerns over the ...

Man kicked off flight after urgent trip to restroom sues Delta

December 13th 2017 12:02PM
MILWAUKEE — When he finally, absolutely couldn't wait any longer, Kima Hamilton used the lavatory as his Delta Air Lines flight from Atlanta home to Milwaukee was waiting on the tarmac for its turn to take off in April. His potty break took less than 35 seconds, but because attendants had warned he ...

Singapore Airlines takes first A380 with new on-board cabin products

December 13th 2017 12:00PM
Singapore Airlines (SIA) has taken delivery of the first of five Airbus A380 aircraft, featuring recently launched on-board cabin products and innovations. The aircraft, powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines, is part of a January 2013 order. The new SIA A380 offers more personal space in all classes, ...

EU warns British airlines on post-Brexit flying

December 13th 2017 11:48AM
BRUSSELS: British airlines will lose all flying rights the European Union has negotiated with third countries as well as those negotiated by individual EU states after Britain quits the bloc, the EU executive said in a note. In a notice to all airlines, a stark reminder of the risks facing the sector if there is no ...

Turkish Airlines announces special winter fares

December 13th 2017 11:26AM
... experience centuries of history, wonderfully rich cuisine, authentic local life, and unparalleled natural beauty in every corner. Turkey is also a ski paradise for anyone who is interested in winter sports, and travelers can take their ski equipment with them for free on Turkish Airlines,” a press release said.

Spirit Airlines Names Next CEO as It Tries to Fix Old Problems

December 13th 2017 11:26AM
When Spirit Airlines CEO Ben Baldanza left abruptly in January 2016, as the airline struggled with on-term performance woes and customer service issues, the carrier's public relations team tried to spin his departure like it had been planned all along. That may have been true, but investors still were ...

Calling All "Sydneys": United Airlines Launches Nationwide Search for Travelers with First or Last ...

December 13th 2017 11:15AM
13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- To celebrate United Airlines' new daily, nonstop service between its Houston hub and Sydney, Australia starting January 18, the airline is searching for individuals across the U.S. – excluding New York and Florida – with the first or last name Sydney (see terms and conditions ...

Flair Airlines enters interline agreement with Hahn Air

December 13th 2017 10:41AM
Flair Airlines has a fleet of seven Boeing 737 aircraft. “By welcoming Flair Airlines into our partner network, we are proud to add another low-cost carrier with attractive domestic routes and the highest standards,” said Steve Knackstedt, vice-president of the Airline Business Group at Hahn Air.

African airlines: How can financial losses be reversed?

December 13th 2017 10:18AM
High operating costs and a lack of flexibility are among the many reasons why African airlines are making financial losses says The International Air Transport Association's vice president for Africa, Raphael Kuuchi. The IATA has projected that African airlines will post a collective loss of $100 million by ...

These US airlines lead the pack for customer complaints (Slideshow)

December 13th 2017 10:18AM
Airplane travel can make for stressful times. Oftentimes even a minor slight can elicit an exasperated response. Yet, airlines are culpable as they have been known to overbook flights, lose passenger luggage and keep travelers waiting for hours on end, among other annoying things. As such, many ...