Envoy to maintain limited ERJ-140 ops through 2016

Envoy Air (MQ, Dallas/Fort Worth) President and Chief Executive Officer Pedro Fábregas says his airline has reconsidered its ERJ-140 fleet-retirement plans. In a letter to employees, Fábregas said parent American Airlines (AA, Dallas/Fort Worth) had requested the subsidiary to continue operating the ...

DELTA Adds New Trans-Atlantic Service to the UK in S16

Posted at 0230GMT 29AUG15

DELTA in summer 2016 season is adding 2 new Trans-Atlantic routes to the UK, in partnership with Virgin Atlantic. DELTA will be introducing seasonal operation on Salt Lake City – London Heathrow from 01MAY16 and New York JFK – Edinburgh from 26MAY16.

Reservation for these flights will commence in the next few hours.

New York JFK – Edinburgh
DL488/VS4026 JFK2015 – 0840+1EDI 75W D
DL489/VS4027 EDI1030 – 1301JFK 75W D

Salt Lake City – London Heathrow
DL050/VS4020 SLC2006 – 1310+1LHR 76W D
DL051/VS4019 LHR1415 – 1809SLC 76W D



UNITED S16 International Operation Changes as of 29AUG15

Posted at 0155GMT 29AUG15

UNITED during the weekend of 29AUG15’s routine schedule update has adjusted planned international operation for summer 2016 season, which sees a number of West Coast US departures moving to Boeing 787 operation. Boeing 777-200ER that operates from the West Coast will be shifting to Chicago, Newark and Washington Dulles. A number of International service from Houston with scheduled Boeing 787-9 operation between August 2015 and March 2016, will be replaced by Boeing 767-300ER or 777-200ER.

Planned changes, effective 26MAR16, unless otherwise stated, as follow.

Los Angeles – London Heathrow eff 05APR16 Boeing 787-9 replaces 777-200ER, 1 daily
Los Angeles – Sydney eff 25MAR16 Boeing 787-9 replaces 777-200ER, 1 daily
San Francisco – Seoul Incheon eff 01AUG16 Boeing 787-9 replaces 747-400, 1 daily
San Francisco – Sydney eff 25MAR16 Boeing 787-9 replaces 777-200ER, 1 daily
San Francisco – Taipei Taoyuan Boeing 787-9 replaces 777-200ER, 1 daily
San Francisco – Tokyo Haneda eff 01AUG16 Boeing 787-9 replaces 777-200ER, 1 daily

Revealed: The 23 Worst Airlines In The World – Lifehacker Australia


Lifehacker Australia

Revealed: The 23 Worst Airlines In The World
Lifehacker Australia
Skytrax has released its annual world airline star ratings, which are recognised as a global benchmark of airline standards. Once again, the industry's worst performers have been named and shamed with a star rating of two or lower. Here are the worst ...
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Iberia eyes Europe-Latin American alliance

Iberia (IB, Madrid Barajas) is considering establishing an alliance to operate in the Europe-Latin American market airline Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Luis Gallego Martin has revealed. Speaking to Airline Business, Gallego said the IAG subsidiary is looking to replicate the ...

United Airlines to revamp scheduling to fight flight delays – Reuters


Reuters

United Airlines to revamp scheduling to fight flight delays
Reuters
United, the world's second-largest airline by capacity, is investing in back-end technology and training to quell risks, Chief Information Officer Linda Jojo said in her first media interview since taking over the airline's top technology job in 2014 ...

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Airlines start waiving Florida change fees ahead of Erika – USA TODAY


USA TODAY

Airlines start waiving Florida change fees ahead of Erika
USA TODAY
After a wave of mergers have reduced the number of U.S. airlines in recent years, American, Delta Southwest and United now combine to carry about 80% passengers in the U.S.. Another carrier – small Florida-based airline Silver Airways – is waiving fees ...
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CanJet staff await news of airline’s fate – Toronto Star


Toronto Star

CanJet staff await news of airline's fate
Toronto Star
CanJet Airlines' flight and cabin crew are awaiting word on their fate after a scheduling bulletin Thursday suggested tour provider Air Transat will no longer operate the charter's vacation flights starting next month. “We have no plane,” said a source ...

All-You-Can-Fly startup Beacon sets September launch date

Beacon (Boston) has scheduled a September 15 launch date for its maiden commercial operations. Beacon will initially operate in the New York-Boston market operating from White Plains to serve New York City before expanding into other regional markets. Founded by former Surf Air (URF, Palo Alto) ...

Airfare deals pop up as airlines wage limited fare wars – Miami Herald


Airfare deals pop up as airlines wage limited fare wars
Miami Herald
Today's airline industry is more disciplined, so the fare wars cause much less damage. The airlines still collect substantial fares on highly-profitable business routes and for holiday travel. Additionally, they take in billions in dollars fees for ...

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American Airlines Will Honor Super Low “Mistake Fares” That Discounted Flights … – The Consumerist


The Consumerist

American Airlines Will Honor Super Low “Mistake Fares” That Discounted Flights ...
The Consumerist
American apparently had a few mistake airfares squeak through on a variety of international routes with ridiculous discounts on tickets, though it's unclear exactly how many customers got away with it. The airline caught the slip quickly, but those ...
Is US Airways fare spike a warning to Phoenix fliers?azcentral.com
American Airlines Will Allow Recent “Mistake Fares” to FlyAirways News (blog)

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Is US Airways fare spike a warning to Phoenix fliers? – azcentral.com


azcentral.com

Is US Airways fare spike a warning to Phoenix fliers?
azcentral.com
As a frequent flier on US Airways, Queen Creek software consultant Charles Carr has been paying close attention to the airline's ongoing merger with American Airlines. He noticed something troubling when he was shopping for tickets to Portland, Ore ...
American Airlines Will Honor Super Low “Mistake Fares” That Discounted Flights ...The Consumerist
American Airlines Will Allow Recent “Mistake Fares” to FlyAirways News (blog)

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Skygreece temporarily suspends operations

Skygreece Airlines (GW, Athens Int'l) has temporarily suspended operations following a series of transatlantic flight cancellations that began last week and which have lasted until now. The carrier said in a statement that the Greek economic crisis has impacted its operations resulting in an ...

The Walking Dead to show airline zombie attack in stand-alone special – Entertainment Weekly


Entertainment Weekly

The Walking Dead to show airline zombie attack in stand-alone special
Entertainment Weekly
What if an episode of The Walking Dead was set on a passenger airliner before civilization had fallen? That's basically what AMC is planning in a highly unusual — if not totally unprecedented — new special that's set during the time period of the hit ...

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Slovenia’s Solinair takes delivery of A300-600 freighter

Solinair (SOP, Portoroz) has taken delivery of an ex-China Cargo Airlines (CK, Shanghai Hongqiao) A300-600(F) (msn 532) originally expected to be delivered to sister carrier MNG Airlines (MB, Istanbul Atatürk) of Turkey. According to Skyliner Aviation the aircraft registered N532UK arrived in ...

Fees, fuel costs allow airlines to reap profits – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


Fees, fuel costs allow airlines to reap profits
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Airline profits are at record highs, thanks in part to high demand and low fuel costs. Southwest stated it would save approximately $1.2 billion this year on fuel, and the airline recorded a $600 million profit in the second quarter. American made $1.7 ...

Airline fare wars return, but they’re very targeted – USA TODAY


USA TODAY

Airline fare wars return, but they're very targeted
USA TODAY
ABOARD AMERICAN AIRLINES FLIGHT 1223 (AP) — Airline fare wars are making a comeback. Don't expect widespread sales or cheap flights home for Thanksgiving. But a number of cities are seeing ridiculously low prices at off-peak hours — prices the ...
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Cary traveler wants to see airline cancellation rule changed – WRAL.com


WRAL.com

Cary traveler wants to see airline cancellation rule changed
WRAL.com
Although many travelers don't realize it until they're caught in the middle of the mess, fair or not, it's airline industry standard policy. If a traveler misses one leg of a flight, most airlines will cancel the entire trip. And if your ticket isn't ...

British Airways stays loyal to its iconic Boeing 747 – Toronto Star


Toronto Star

British Airways stays loyal to its iconic Boeing 747
Toronto Star
Upgrading the best-selling 747-400 version of the jumbo bucks a wave of retirements that have cast doubt on the model's future, with Singapore Airlines Ltd. and Japan Airlines Co., which once vied with BA for the title of No. 1 operator, ending flights ...
British Airways just can't kick its 747 habitHamilton Spectator
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Chinese Airlines Are in It for the Long Haul – The Diplomat


The Diplomat

Chinese Airlines Are in It for the Long Haul
The Diplomat
China's airline industry, led by the Big Three state-owned airline groups – Air China headquartered in Beijing, China Eastern in Shanghai, and China Southern in Guangzhou – has benefited from strongly growing demand for air transport in China and has ...