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Malaysia Airlines offers up to 30pct discounts

December 10th 2017 8:15PM
It said the promotion would be available via the Malaysia Airlines' website www.malaysiaairlines.com, participating travel agents and on the MHmobile app. “Fly directly with Malaysia Airlines from Kuala Lumpur to Guangzhou from as low as RM849, from RM899 to Chongqing, from RM919 to Shanghai, ...

Air Canada vs. WestJet Airlines Ltd.: Which Airline Flies Higher in 2018?

December 10th 2017 7:52PM
Airlines are incredibly cyclical stocks that get destroyed in the event of a recession, so as this bull market continues to age, why would an investor consider an airline at these levels? It's hardly a mystery that airlines are horrible long-term investments; they lose a majority of their value during market ...

Airlines, booking agency told to refund tickets

December 10th 2017 7:30PM
PATIALA: The district consumer forum had imposed a fine on Virgin Atlantic airlines and a booking agency for not intimating the passenger about the premature of the flight that made financial losses to the passenger. The passenger missed the flight and had to purchase another ticket immediately at a ...

Malaysia Airlines to fly Airbus A350 to Tokyo, but not Auckland

December 10th 2017 6:45PM
Malaysia Airlines will fly its new Airbus A350 jets to Tokyo from May 2018, but says that a timetable listing showing that Auckland would also get the A350s is incorrect. "We will not be operating the A350 to Auckland" a spokesman for Malaysia Airlines tells Australian Business Traveller. "This is an error ...

Airlines won't be required to disclose baggage fees at ticket purchase

December 10th 2017 6:45PM
NEW YORK , NY (WSYR-TV) - The U.S. Department of Transportation announced it will not require airlines to post baggage fees upfront. The decision made last Thursday, December 7th is now being criticized by Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY). On Sunday Sen. Schumer said he wants the D.O.T. to ...

Malaysia Airlines A350 for Auckland, Tokyo

December 10th 2017 6:00PM
Malaysia Airlines will fly its new Airbus A350 jets to Auckland and Tokyo from 2018, scuppering plans to restart direct flights between Kuala Lumpur and Amsterdam in partnership with KLM. The Oneworld airline overnight listed A350 flights to the New Zealand and Japanese capitals on its website as ...

Assaults, row and coin tosses: Airlines miss true scale of air rage as millions fly for the first time

December 10th 2017 6:00PM
Airlines worldwide are likely to have “significantly underestimated” the true scale of air rage, as the incidents of unruly behaviour by first-time travellers are probably being underreported in China and the rest of Asia, according to the global aviation industry guild. Unruly behaviour declined 9.8 per cent ...

PSA: US Airline Luggage Fees Just Got Sneakier

December 10th 2017 5:26PM
The Trump administration - you know, the one that was all about making America great for middle-class Americans - has changed the rules about how US airlines disclose luggage fees. From this week, airlines will no longer need to tell you what the luggage fees will be at the start of the booking process ...

Airline food quality: Delta healthiest and Hawaiian Airlines worst in the United States

December 10th 2017 5:03PM
American and Delta Airlines have once again started offering complimentary meals in economy class on U.S. domestic flights, something passengers haven't seen in more than 15 years. Delta is the clear leader among the major carriers and is tied with Virgin America this year as the healthiest airline.

Three US Airlines Will Start Banning Some Smart Luggage in January

December 10th 2017 3:56PM
The Verge reports that, starting January 15, Delta, American, and Alaska Airlines will prohibit luggage with non-removable lithium-ion batteries. (CNN reports that other airlines may follow suit.) You'll be able to check smart bags as long as you remove the batteries and take them on the plane in your ...

Island Air cold death makes Hawaiian Airlines a monopoly

December 10th 2017 3:56PM
In Hawaii, Island Air had a stand in the business and visitors industry for 37 years and before closing down on November 10 had 13% of the Interisland Airline traffic with codeshare and frequent flyer program agreements on United Airlines. The last Island Air CEO David Uchiyama was not an airline man ...

Turkish Airlines to add 40 more aircraft to its fleet for third airport

December 10th 2017 3:22PM
Turkish Airlines (THY) General Manager, Bilal Ekşi has confirmed that the company was in talks to add an additional 40 wide-body aircraft to its fleet for its prospective operations at Istanbul New Airport, also known as the Third Airport. Ekşi said THY was looking to open a new chapter in its growing ...

DOT Rolls Back Proposed Requirements For Airlines To Clearly Disclose Baggage Fees

December 10th 2017 3:11PM
The Department of Transportation is canceling the pursuit of new legislation that would require airlines to clearly state luggage fees in airfare searches. In a statement on December 5th, the department said that it is "committed to protecting consumers from hidden fees and to ensuring transparency," ...

Snow causes chaos at Heathrow as British Airways flights are diverted 300 miles away to Newcastle

December 10th 2017 2:57PM
"Airlines are responsible for ensuring their flights are fully de-iced before they are operated and this is resulting in some delays and cancellations. "The safety and comfort of our passengers is always our first priority and we are working closely with our airlines to ensure affected passengers are looked ...

Air New Zealand Becomes Latest Airline to Ground Multiple Boeing 787s

December 10th 2017 2:48PM
Both of these engine issues have caused Air New Zealand to cancel multiple flights scheduled for the upcoming weeks with two of the airline's eleven 787s being grounded. Rolls Royce, the engine supplier for the Auckland-based carrier, stated that the issues are due to the airline's Trent 1000 engines ...

Actor molestation: DCW issues notice to airline

December 10th 2017 2:48PM
The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Sunday sought a response from the Vistara airlines after an actor alleged that she was molested by a co-passenger on its flight. The actor alleged she was harassed by a male passenger sitting behind her on Saturday night and narrated her ordeal on social ...

American Airline cracks down on smart bags

December 10th 2017 1:30PM
"Due to a potential safety hazard, 'Smart' bags (luggage with charging devices) can't fly unless the battery can be removed,” American Airlines' website said, adding that the policy will come into effect on January 15, 2018. According to Australian airline Qantas' luggage policy, carry-on baggage must, ...

SriLankan Airlines increases Doha-Colombo flights

December 10th 2017 1:30PM
SriLankan Airlines has announced that it has “significantly enhanced” its capacity between Doha and Colombo by increasing services to 11 flights per week. With this enhancement, there are now two flights per day on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, increasing from its earlier daily service, the ...

Airfare rises as private airlines hike fuel surcharge

December 10th 2017 1:18PM
KATHMANDU, Dec 10: Domestic airlines have increased fuel surcharge, citing the rise in Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF) price by the Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC). According to Airlines Operators Association of Nepal (AOAN) - the umbrella body of domestic airlines, the hike in fuel surcharge will make ...

Chuck Schumer goes after airlines' hidden bag fees

December 10th 2017 1:18PM
The Trump administration should back off its Grinch-like move to allow airlines to hide the cost of added bag fees, Sen. Chuck Schumer said Sunday. “We are here to warn that consumers are not going to be informed of bag fees when they buy plane tickets for Christmas,” Schumer told reporters during a ...