US fines American Airlines, Delta, Frontier for violating consumer protection rules – Reuters


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US fines American Airlines, Delta, Frontier for violating consumer protection rules
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Transportation Department said on Friday has fined Frontier Airlines, American Airlines (AAL.O) and Delta Air Lines (DAL.N) for violating the department's airline consumer protection rules. The department said it fined ...

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Now airlines charge you to bring on HAND LUGGAGE: Passengers are told they must pay to ‘guarantee’ that their bag … – Daily Mail


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Now airlines charge you to bring on HAND LUGGAGE: Passengers are told they must pay to 'guarantee' that their bag ...
Daily Mail
Airlines have started charging passengers to ensure they can keep hand luggage with them in the cabin. Jet2 has brought in a fee to 'guarantee' that cabin baggage does not get put in the hold. Prices start at £2.59 per person per bag each way, meaning ...



Now airlines charge you to bring on HAND LUGGAGE: Passengers are told they must pay to ‘guarantee’ that their bag … – Daily Mail


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Now airlines charge you to bring on HAND LUGGAGE: Passengers are told they must pay to 'guarantee' that their bag ...
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Wizz Air, another low-cost airline, was this week forced to scrap a £9 fee for larger cabin bags following a backlash from 'confused' customers. Guy Anker, from finance website Moneysavingexpert.com, said: 'Gone are the days when passengers pay the ...

Airline Is Reviewing Nut Policy After Toddler Has Severe Allergic Reaction – Travel+Leisure


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Airline Is Reviewing Nut Policy After Toddler Has Severe Allergic Reaction
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Singapore Airlines is yet another airline reviewing its policy on serving peanuts on board its flights after a three-year-old with a severe peanut allergy suffered a potentially life-threatening reaction when passengers around him opened packs of ...

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Aer Lingus welcomes back the Douglas DC-3

"St. Gall" in the 1956 livery is unveiled on July 20, 2017

Aer Lingus (Dublin) unveiled a 1956 livery on this Douglas DC-3 at Dublin Airport on the afternoon of July 20, 2017. The event was titled  “Aer Lingus celebrates Irish Aviation History”. The airliner arrived at Dublin from Shannon (above).

The C-47A-DK (DC-3) is currently registered as ZS-NTE (msn 11926) and is based in Germany. The propliner also carries the historic EI-ACD Irish registration. 

Historically the EI-ACD registration was previously used on an actual Aer Lingus DC-3.

Springbok Classic Air Douglas C-47A-DK (DC-3) ZS-NTE (msn 11926) QRA (Keith Burton). Image: 938726.

Copyright Photo Above: Springbok Classic Air Douglas C-47A-DK (DC-3) ZS-NTE (msn 11926) QRA (Keith Burton). Image: 938726.

The aircraft arrived at Shannon from Zweibrucken on June 13, 2017 in the Springbok Classic Air livery (above) and it was painted by IAC at Shannon.

"St. Gall" in the 1956 livery is unveiled on July 20, 2017

At the publicity event at Dublin, it was announced that the aircraft, named “St. Gall”, would remain in the  Aer Lingus historic livery. This beautiful aircraft will participate in air shows across Europe over the next five years according to the airline.

The DC-3 is fitted with 28 seats in a 2-2 configuration. There is a crew jump seat beside the rear passenger door.

Oddly the seats previously were fitted in a South African Airways Boeing 747SP.

“St. Gall” will take part in the 70th Anniversary of the Berlin Airlift in 2018 and the “Daks over Normandy Anniversary” event in June 2019.

Aer Lingus took delivery of its first Douglas DC-3 in April 1940. The first DC-3 revenue flight was from Dublin to Liverpool on May 7, 1940.

Aer Lingus operated a total of 19 Douglas DC-3s from 1940 until April 1964 when the type was retired.

"St. Gall" in the 1956 livery is unveiled on July 20, 2017

The Irish Historic Flight issued this statement:

“The IHFF is delighted to be associated with the appearance of a flying Douglas DC-3 in Ireland during the summer of 2017. This project was initiated by IHFF board member Hugh Flynn and made possible by the support of Aer Lingus, which originally operated the DC-3 between 1940 and April 1964.

 

 

The DC-3 appearing in Ireland was manufactured in September 1943 and is currently registered ZS-NTE. It served with the Royal Air Force until transfer to the South African Air Force in 1945. There it remained until retired in 1995. It was sold and registered ZS-NTE and after a period of 7 years in storage was restored to flying condition in 2009 and modified from a C47 cargo version to a DC3 passenger configuration.

The pilots who will be flying ZS-NTE while in Ireland are Flippie Vermeulen and Noel Flynn. Flippie is a retired Captain from South African Airways and the previous owner and current operator of the aircraft in his company, Springbok Safaris. Noel is a training Captain with Cargolux Airlines in Luxembourg and flies B747-8 and -400 series cargo aircraft.

Aer Lingus introduced the DC-3 in April 1940 but World War 2 interfered with operations and the type became more relevant when nine former USAAF C-47s were purchased in 1945, seven of which were converted to DC-3 airliner standard and two were parted out.  In addition, two new DC-3s were delivered off the Douglas production line in February 1946. These became core to the fleet in expanding services to cities including London, Amsterdam and Paris. The replacement aircraft was the Fokker F.27 Friendship, but these did not replace all of the DC-3s, and five aircraft remained in service until 1963-1964.

Aer Lingus has funded and supported the arrival of the DC-3 to Ireland in summer 2017. This includes the accurate painting of the DC-3 in the livery deployed in 1956. Aer Lingus will showcase the aircraft at a number of events including the Bray Air Display on Sunday, July 23, 2017.”

All Aer Lingus Copyright Photos: Aer Lingus (Springbok Classic Air) Douglas C-47A-DK (DC-3) ZS-NTE (EI-ACD) (msn 11926) DUB (Michael Kelly). Image: 938723.

 


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This Well-Known Airline Bumped an Unaccompanied Minor (Yes, When He Was Already on the Plane) – Inc.com


This Well-Known Airline Bumped an Unaccompanied Minor (Yes, When He Was Already on the Plane)
Inc.com
The lovely thing about all the airline stories that have emerged of late is that they all seem to bring at least a little unique flavor. Today's glorious tale, then, is of Casper Read. He was flying to Toulouse, France from London -- the English one ...

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United Airlines says it’s bumping fewer passengers since dragging scandal – Los Angeles Times


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United Airlines says it's bumping fewer passengers since dragging scandal
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United Airline's image took a beating in April because of an ugly incident caught on video involving a passenger who was dragged from his seat. Since an initial defensive response, the carrier has been working overtime to rebound from the scandal.

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Alitalia gets some 10 non-binding offers for the airline: source – Reuters


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Alitalia gets some 10 non-binding offers for the airline: source
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ROME (Reuters) - Struggling Italian airline has received about ten non-binding offers for the company, a source close to the matter said on Friday. The deadline for the company to receive non-binding offers was 6 p.m. (1600 GMT). Separately, the ...

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“Kyle — you’re a jerk.” 9News anchor, Frontier Airlines trade barbs – The Know


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“Kyle — you're a jerk.” 9News anchor, Frontier Airlines trade barbs
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Move aside, Ann Coulter. The newest airline war stars 9News anchor Kyle Clark and Frontier Airlines. The two can't seem to get along, and their week-long war of words has now entered its fourth day. The first shot rang out on Tuesday, when the ...
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An Autopilot for Turboprops

Pennsylvania-based Innovative Solutions & Support has certified what officials say is an industry-first: An autothrottle for non-FADEC turboprop engines.

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Primera Air to open three European bases to fly to Newark and Boston

Primera Air has announced the opening of three new bases in Europe: London (Stansted, STN), Paris (Charles de Gaulle, CDG) and Birmingham, UK (BHX) that will now fly to the New York area (Newark/Liberty, EWR airport) and Boston Logan (BOS airport) beginning in April 2018. Two more transatlantic routes from the new bases will be announced by the end of summer 2017.

We are very proud to announce our new bases and routes to the US. With our brand new Airbus A321neo airplanes, we will operate routes traditionally served only by wide-body aircraft. Owing to unmatched efficiency of these new-generation aircraft, we will be able to offer unprecedented prices to passengers from France and the UK to the US. At the same time, we are very excited to offer a product and service concept that merges low fares and high quality — perfect both for leisure and business travelers,” said Andri M. Ingolfsson, President and Chairman of Primera Air.

The new aircraft has two classes of cabin — full-service Premium and low-fare Economy. All passengers will have access to Wi-Fi and the option to charge their devices on board.

Flights to US will commence in April 2018 and will be offered year-round. Primera Air will offer daily flights to New York and four weekly flights to Boston from all three bases.

Over the next two years, Primera Air will increase its presence at its existing bases and continue to open new ones, linking more airports than ever, thanks to its existing fleet and the 20 new Boeing MAX 9 ER on order (below). Other transatlantic routes are due to be opened, as well.

Image: Boeing.

Primera Air is a scheduled flight carrier operating flights to more than 70 airports in Europe. The airline is based in Denmark and Latvia, and is part of the Primera Travel Group, which runs travel agencies and tour operating companies in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland and Estonia.


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Finnair was named the best airline in Northern Europe for the 8th consecutive year – Business Insider Nordic


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Finnair was named the best airline in Northern Europe for the 8th consecutive year
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The airline consistently performs well also on the global scene. For example, Finnair has been named one of the safest airlines in the world, and amongst the most punctual. Also, last year AirHelp found Finnair to be one of the ten best airlines in the ...

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Ellesmere Port refinery sign deal to fuel another major airline – ChesterChronicle.co.uk


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Ellesmere Port refinery sign deal to fuel another major airline
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... another major Middle East airline. Almost a year after announcing a deal to supply aviation fuel direct to Emirates in a company first, Essar – which owns and operates the Stanlow refinery – has confirmed a similar new agreement with Etihad Airways ...

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This Airline Charges the Most in Extra Fees – Condé Nast Traveler


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This Airline Charges the Most in Extra Fees
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To no surprise, Spirit Airlines charged the most "ancillary fees" of any airline in 2016, coming in at $49.89 per passenger, on average, according to a study by IdeaWorksCompany, a consumer research company. That means if you fly round trip, you should ...

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Air France introduces its new airline named “Joon”

Air France presents its new airline, Joon, which will start operating medium-haul flights from Paris-Charles de Gaulle this autumn, followed by long-haul flights in summer 2018.

Joon is especially aimed at a young working clientele, the millennials (18 to 35 year-olds), whose lifestyles revolve around digital technology. This new brand has been entirely designed to meet their requirements and aspirations, with an authentic and connected offering that stands out in the world of air transport.

Joon will not be a low-cost airline as it will offer original products and services that reflect those of Air France.

Joon is a lifestyle brand and a state of mind. Short, punchy and international, the name Joon is designed to address a worldwide audience.

Its visual identity is based on an electric blue color code symbolizing the airline’s dynamic attitude, as well as the sky, space and travel. The uniform of Joon’s flight attendants will be inspired by the new fashion codes, basic and chic.

“We started with our target customer segment, the millennials, to create this new brand that means something to them. Our brief was simple: to find a name to illustrate a positive state of mind. This generation has inspired us a lot: epicurean and connected, they are opportunistic in a positive sense of the word as they know how to enjoy every moment and are in search of quality experiences that they want to share with others. Joon is a brand that carries these values”, said Caroline Fontaine, VP Brand at Air France.

“With Joon, we have created a young and connected brand that will give the Group a new impetus. Designed for our millennial customers, it will offer more than just a flight and a fare, it will offer a global travel experience. We’ll provide a further update in September, with more details on the brand’s content, products, services, destinations and range of fares!” said Dominique Wood, EVP Brand and Communications at Air France.

THE REALIZATION OF THE TRUST TOGETHER STRATEGIC PROJECT

In the Air France-KLM Group’s brand portfolio, Joon is Air France’s complementary younger sister, which will also inspire its customers to travel with its elder sibling.

This new airline will be managed by Jean-Michel Mathieu, CEO of Joon. As such, he will join the Air France Executive Committee.

“The creation of a new airline is a historic moment in many ways. Joon is another step in the deployment of the Trust Together strategic project. Its creation will improve the profitability of the Air France Group, enabling it to reduce its costs and ensure the sustainability of its business model. Jean-Michel Mathieu, who has taken part in the development of this new airline since the start, today becomes its CEO. With all the Group’s teams, we are concentrating our energy on the successful launch of Joon.” said Franck Terner, CEO of Air France.

BIOGRAPHY OF JEAN-MICHEL MATHIEU

Jean-Michel Mathieu is appointed CEO of Joon.

Jean-Michel Mathieu, 48, has spent most of his career with the Air France and Air France-KLM group, particularly in the Network, Revenue Management, Digital Services and Customer Relations sectors.

A former assistant researcher at the University of California in Berkeley, he is a graduate of the French École nationale de la statistique et de l’administration économique (ENSAE).

All images by Air France.

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Introducing Joon, the new airline for millennials – Telegraph.co.uk


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Introducing Joon, the new airline for millennials
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‘Exceedingly poor customer service’ prompts northern First Nations to seek out airline competition – CBC.ca


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'Exceedingly poor customer service' prompts northern First Nations to seek out airline competition
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Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak issued a statement Thursday evening outlining discussions held during its recent annual general assembly to explore partnering further with First Nation-owned air services such as Missinippi Airways, which is owned by ...
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Chorus Aviation Announces Agreements To Acquire Two Embraer 190 Aircraft

Jets Currently On Lease To KLM Cityhopper And Aeromexico Connect Chorus Aviation has announced agreements by Chorus Aviation Capital's subsidiaries to acquire two Embraer 190 aircraft. One of these aircraft is currently on lease to Dutch carrier KLM Cityhopper, a subsidiary of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. The other aircraft is currently on lease with Aerolitoral, S.A. de C.V. (d.b.a. Aeromexico Connect), a subsidiary of Aerovías de México, S.A. de C.V. (d.b.a. 'Aeromexico').

Opinion: Brexit, Protectionism Could Undermine Many Air Transport Gains

U.S.-EU open skies and the European common market are both remarkable successes
Post-Brexit, legacy airlines such as Air France-KLM, Lufthansa and the big three U.S. carriers may believe rolling back the clock would help them. It won’t.

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Low-Cost Carriers Seek To Expand Leasing Role

Building third-party business will be key for LCC-owned lessors
LCC-owned lessors are targeting third-party business as the next phase of their evolution.

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