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United Airlines just announced 10 major changes to avoid another violent passenger incident (UAL)

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Here are the changes: Limit use of law-enforcement to safety and security issues only. Do not force customers seated on the plane to give up their seat involuntarily, unless safety or security is at risk. Increase customer compensation incentives for voluntary denied boarding up to $10,000. Establish a customer solutions team to provide agents with creative solutions such as using nearby airports, other airlines or ground transportation to get customers to their final destination. Ensure… (www.msn.com) Ещё...

Southwest will end practice of overbooking, CEO says

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Southwest Airlines will end its practice of overbooking, the carrier's CEO said Thursday morning. (www.usatoday.com) Ещё...

The Safest Seat On A Plane, According To Studies Of Crash Data

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Air travel is the safest form of transportation. In 2016, for the seventh year in a row, exactly zero people died from plane crashes on U.S.-certified scheduled airlines. Experts estimate your overall odds of perishing in a plane crash are well into the millions. But curious travellers may still wonder about the safest place to be in the event of a very unlikely accident. The answer, it turns out, depends on the type of crash you’re in. (www.msn.com) Ещё...

A BRITISH pensioner suffering from cancer treated like a slave and banned from using the loo for walking into first class’

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A BRITISH pensioner suffering from cancer and diabetes claims his hands and feet were tied by six British Airways crew who “treated him like a slave” after he fell ill in mid-air and tried to sit in first class. (www.airlineinfo.in) Ещё...

United outlines policy changes following forced removal

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United Airlines plans to make at least 10 passenger service policy changes following the forced removal of a passenger from a flight earlier in April. (www.flightglobal.com) Ещё...

Qantas eyes non-stop Boeing 787 flights to Paris, Rome, Berlin

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Qantas has pegged Paris, Rome and Berlin as the next non-stop routes for the airline's Boeing 787 network, following the launch of direct Perth-London flights in March 2018. (www.ausbt.com.au) Ещё...

American Airlines offering raises of up to 8 percent for pilots, flight attendants

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American Airlines is taking the rare step of offering a mid-contract raise to its roughly 37,000 pilots and flight attendants after months of simmering tensions about pay rates that lagged behind United and Delta airlines. The company said in a regulatory filing Wednesday that it plans to increase pay rates for flight attendants by an average of about 5 percent, while pilots would see an average bump of 8 percent. (www.airlineboarding.net) Ещё...

Qantas to axe Melbourne-London Airbus A380 flights

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Qantas will axe its Melbourne-Dubai-London Airbus A380 flights from March 24, 2018 in favour of the airline's new Melbourne-Perth-London Boeing 787 service. (www.ausbt.com.au) Ещё...

Airbus a330neo is Delayed

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TAP is expected to be the launch customer of the Airbus a330neo. The a330neo first flight was scheduled spring 2017 but is now delayed. The first flight is not expected in September 2017. "The first delivery was to take place in late 2017 but will now happen in spring 2018" says Airbus CEO Fabrice Brégier. The Trent 7000 that will power the neo has passed their test. (www.airlinerpulse.com) Ещё...

Free Global Weather Radar Now Available on FlightAware Maps

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FlightAware announces the addition of free global weather radar information from EarthCast for all registered FlightAware users. (flightaware.com) Ещё...

United Airlines reaches settlement with passenger violently dragged off flight

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David Dao, the passenger dragged off a United Airlines flight, has reached an "amicable settlement" with the airline over the incident that sparked a worldwide uproar, his lawyers said Thursday. The amount of the settlement was not disclosed under the terms of the agreement, but lawyer Thomas Demetrio praised United CEO Oscar Munoz for his handling of the dispute. "Mr. Munoz said he was going to do the right thing and he has," he said. (www.usatoday.com) Ещё...

China Southern Airlines orders 20 Airbus A350 XWBs

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China Southern Airlines has signed a purchase agreement with Airbus for 20 A350-900s, becoming the latest customer for the aircraft. China Southern Airlines now operates one of the largest Airbus fleet in the world with more than 300 Airbus aircraft in service, comprising the A320 Family, the A330 Family and five A380s. (www.airbus.com) Ещё...

Faulty bearing led to Jetstar landing

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A faulty bearing has been blamed for a mid-air incident that filled a Jetstar flight's cabin with smoke and forced it to make an unscheduled landing in Brisbane. The Airbus A320 was on the way from Sydney to Cairns on September 22, 2016, when the crew smelled a burning odour and followed safety procedures to land in Brisbane as the cabin filled with smoke. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau report released on Thursday found the right engine No.3 bearing had failed and praised the efforts of… (www.msn.com) Ещё...

Incident: United B747 near Anchorage on Apr 25th 2017, loss of RVSM capability

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A United Boeing 747-400, registration N175UA performing flight UA-888 from San Francisco,CA (USA) to Beijing (China), was enroute at FL360 about 100nm west of Anchorage,AK (USA) when the aircraft lost its capability to maintain reduced vertical separation minima (RVSM) (avherald.com) Ещё...

South African Airways and Hawaiian Airlines Partnership to Make Pacific Island Travel More Accessible for South Africans

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Cape Town - South Africa's national carrier South African Airways (SAA) has entered into a partnership with Hawaii’s largest and longest-serving carrier, Hawaii Airlines, on Tuesday, 25 April. SAA announced in statement the partnership would be providing a new and convenient flight route option for both SAA and US customers travelling between the Hawaiian Islands and Southern Africa. (traveller24.news24.com) Ещё...