Archive for the ‘Airlines & Railways’ Category
TEMPE, Ariz. – US Airways customers now have convenient access to a second destination in Ireland as the airline begins daily, non-stop, summer service from its international gateway at Philadelphia today following a four-year hiatus. The airline will operate flights to the “Gateway to the West of Ireland” on 176-seat dual-class Boeing 757-200 aircraft until [...]
WASHINGTON, D.C. – New York and New Jersey Senators today introduced legislation to “Keep Knives Out of Our Skies,” in response to an incredible chorus of opposition to the TSA rule change that would allow knives in the aircraft cabin for the first time since 9/11. The Coalition of Flight Attendant Unions, representing nearly 90,000 [...]
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., May 23, 2013 – For a limited time, Rail Europe Inc., the largest distributor of European rail products in North America, is offering 20% off tickets on the national rail system in Great Britain, making rail travel throughout England, Scotland, and Wales more affordable and convenient than ever. Now through June 13, [...]
BY DR. WOLFGANG H. THOME, ETN CORRESPONDENT, AFRICA | MAY, 2013 (eTN) – Qatar Airwaysâ€™ sales teams have been blitzing the East African markets of Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda with news, that the airline has resumed their Doha to London flights with the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, the first B787 destination outside the Gulf since [...]
FORT WORTH, Texas – American Airlines today launched a new systemwide boarding process that saves overall boarding time by allowing customers who are traveling light to board earlier. Customers traveling with one personal carry-on item that fits under the seat in front of them will be invited to board before Group 2.
Proflight Zambiaâ€™s 105-seat Boeing 737-200 aircraft made its maiden flight to Livingstone today (May 15), with VIP and celebrity passengers helping the airline celebrate the introduction of its new aircraft.Â Deputy Minister of Local Government and Housing Hon. Nicolas Banda was among those on board the plane from Kenneth Kaunda International Airport, along with celebrities including [...]
Airbus has showed off its new A350 XWB, rolling out its first flyable plane on Monday fresh from the paintshop in company livery.Â The aircraft is the first in a family of super efficient passenger planes Airbus designed to go head-to-head against rival Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner and 777s.
I will always love you.Â Unless you cause a ruckus and divert a non-stop flight from Los Angeles to New York to another airport.
LONDON, England – They’ve been at it yet again. According to the price comparison website travelsupermarket.com, many airlines have been ratcheting up charges for extra services over the past 12 months.Â In its annual study, the website has revealed that fees for checked-in luggage, overweight bags, allocated seating, priority boarding and ticket changes have all risen.Â The [...]
Sir Richard Branson was a “trolley dolly” with attitude as he flashed some freshly-shaved leg while working for rival airline AirAsia today.Â The billionaire boss of rival airline, Virgin Australia, was fulfilling a bet he lost to AirAsia CEO, Tony Fernandes, by dressing and serving as a flight attendant.Â About 300 passengers on board the flight from [...]