Air Travel Category

Date January 23 , 2015 | Posted by In Air Travel

The next frontier in first-class air travel: priority landing

The next frontier in first-class air travel: priority landingNews from Quartz: … Read the full article . Related News: Airline Wants to Launch San Jose-to-China FlightsNews from NBC Bay Area: NEWSLETTERS Receive the latest local updates in your inbox Updated at 6:50 PM PST on Thursday, Jan 22, 2015 Hainan Airlines could begin offering nonstop [...]

Date January 21 , 2015 | Posted by In Air Travel

Air travel issues for the 1%

Air travel issues for the 1%News from Las Vegas Review-Journal: Look to the skies this week in Switzerland and you’ll see the heavens are cluttered with private jets. Billionaires and world leaders from across the globe are flying en masse to the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland — and they insist on traveling [...]

Air travel is safe and getting safer – whatever else you might have read – Phys.OrgNews from Air travel is safe and getting safer – whatever else you might have read – Phys.Org: … Read the full article . Related News: The Year In Air Travel: Packed Planes And More Perks — For A PriceNews [...]

Date January 14 , 2015 | Posted by In Air Travel

Air travel can be part of ‘sharing economy’

Air travel can be part of ‘sharing economy’News from Today’s News-Herald: A new lawsuit seeks to preserve an innovate approach to air transportation that appears especially appropriate for rural Arizona. The Goldwater Institute last week announced it sued the Federal Aviation Administration for shutting down Flytenow.Inc, an Internet-based service that allows private pilots to connect [...]

Date January 12 , 2015 | Posted by In Air Travel

The Unique Misery of Flying in China

The Unique Misery of Flying in ChinaNews from The Atlantic: On Friday, irate passengers forced open the emergency door of their airplane as it sat on a snowy runway. That was only the latest sign of trouble in Chinese air travel. Air pollution is just one of the factors causing terrible flight delays in Beijing. [...]

Neil Irwin Whiffs This One; Air Travel Has Not Got Worse In Recent DecadesNews from Forbes: Neil Irwin is over in the New York Times pointing out to us that cable unbundling might not be a good thing after all and he uses the example of air travel to explain why. We all get nickled [...]

Date January 10 , 2015 | Posted by In Air Travel

2014: Worst Year Ever For Air Travel?

2014: Worst Year Ever For Air Travel?News from Clapway: 2014 was a big year for air travel making headlines – unfortunately, it was for all the wrong reasons. With a total of 1,329 deaths, 2014 was the deadliest year for flying since 2005, when a staggering 1,463 people lost their lives. The majority of these [...]

Date January 9 , 2015 | Posted by In Air Travel

2015 air travel forecast: From bad to worse – USA TODAY

2015 air travel forecast: From bad to worse – USA TODAYNews from 2015 air travel forecast: From bad to worse – USA TODAY: Bill McGee, Special for USA TODAY 8:04 a.m. EST January 7, 2015 Travelers wait for their luggage after arriving at Washington Reagan National Airport on Nov. 26, 2014.(Photo: Alex Wong, Getty Images) [...]

Date January 3 , 2015 | Posted by In Air Travel

Snow causes air travel delays, cancellations

Snow causes air travel delays, cancellationsNews from Chicago Tribune: By Rosemary Regina Sobol Chicago Tribune … Read the full article . Related News: Air safetyNews from The Economist: ON DECEMBER 30th Indonesian officials said they had discovered debris and bodies from AirAsia flight QZ8501, which had vanished two days previously, floating in shallow seas near [...]

Date December 13 , 2014 | Posted by In Air Travel

London’s Air Meltdown and the Global Power of Travel Hubs

London’s Air Meltdown and the Global Power of Travel HubsNews from Businessweek: The air traffic control glitch that snarled flights around London on Friday reaffirms the city’s critical role in global airline service, yet another example of how an unexpected outage at a single hub in the air-travel network can have cascading consequences. London airspace was severely [...]