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Date April 11 , 2015 | Posted by In Air Travel

Annual HobbyFest Celebrates Houston Air Travel

Annual HobbyFest Celebrates Houston Air TravelNews from Houstonia Magazine:

Things are pretty busy over at Hobby Airport, especially with the impending international expansion. But that won’t stop the nearly 88-year-old airport from hosting a big bash tomorrow for the city it has served for so long.
For over 20 years, the airport has hosted HobbyFest, an annual celebration for the surrounding neighborhoods and anyone else in the city who wants to hang out on the airport grounds. The event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow, will feature free food and beverages,…………… [...] Continue Reading…

Date April 10 , 2015 | Posted by In Air Travel

Air travel report highlights Montana airports

Air travel report highlights Montana airportsNews from NBC Montana:BELGRADE, Mont. -
A new Air Travel Consumer Report highlights Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport as the state’s most popular airport.

The study breaks down the highs and lows of airports and airlines around the United States. Of the Montana airports, Bozeman Yellowstone International topped the list for number of flights in and out.
While Bozeman Yellowstone International had the most flights, it also had the lowest on-time percentage for arrivals and departures in all of Montana, but travelers still said it’s their first choice.
“It’s easy in, easy out, friendly, [...] Continue Reading…

Date March 28 , 2015 | Posted by In Uncategorized

Britons ditch fly-and-flop holidays for fitness retreats

Britons ditch fly-and-flop holidays for fitness retreatsNews from Telegraph.co.uk:
Separate research by travel company Health and Fitness Travel found that staying active while on vacation is now important for 82 per cent of people.
“Gone are the days when people want to return from holiday feeling sluggish with waistbands that little bit tighter,” said Paul Joseph, co-founder of Health and Fitness Travel.
“With our collective life spans increasing by approximately 30 years, the importance of a healthy lifestyle has never been so important.
“More people lead cash-rich and time-poor lives making it harder to focus on their own [...] Continue Reading…

New flights connect warm South Mississippi to Minnesota and Mall of AmericaNews from SunHerald.com:

PHOTOGRAPHER: GUIDO MARCACCINI

GULFPORT — Residents of Minneapolis-St. Paul can get away to South Mississippi when temperatures begin to drop again in Minnesota and people from the Coast can fly there to shop Mall of America or do business at one of the Fortune 500 firms headquartered in that area.
Sun Country Airlines announced Thursday it will provide nonstop seasonal s…………… continues on SunHerald.com
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OneJet debuts with nonstop service between Milwaukee and IndianapolisNews from Milwaukee Business Journal:

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OneJet will offer nonstop flights from General Mitchell International Airport on Hawker 400 jets.

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The scariest ways that air travel affects your health – Daily MailNews from The scariest ways that air travel affects your health – Daily Mail:

When it comes to flying, there are plenty of health concerns to look out for
Due to the lack of cabin air humidity, dehydration and swelling are common
Cosmic radiation is also higher when in flight and closer to the North Pole 
By Katie Amey for MailOnline
Published: 04:03 EST, 18 March 2015 | Updated: 08:28 EST, 18 March 2015

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When it comes to criss-crossing the globe by plane, it seems jet lag is [...] Continue Reading…

Air travel demand will grow steadily for next 20 years, FAA predictsNews from Los Angeles Times:

By Hugo Martin contact the reporter

Demand for air travel will grow at an average annual rate of 2.5%, with 1 billion passengers traveling on U.S.-based carriers by 2029, according to a federal forecast released Monday.

The forecast by the Federal Aviation Administration predicts steady growth for the next 20 years despite oil prices that could reach beyond $ 100 per barrel by 2021, up from around $ 45 per barrel in recent days.

The airline industry will increase capacity [...] Continue Reading…

Bill Would Exempt Alaska, Hawaii From Increase in Air Travel FeesNews from Honolulu Civil Beat:
Sen. Mazie Hirono and Brian Schatz, Democrats of Hawaii, and Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a Republican of Alaska, introduced legislation Wednesday that would exempt Hawaii, Alaska and “communities that rely on essential air service as subsidized” by the U.S. Department of Transportation, from the increase in air travel fees included in the Bipartisan Budget Agreement of 2013.
“This exemption would protect interisland flights in Hawaii and intrastate flights in Alaska from increased air travel fees, which have more than doubled from $ 2.50 to $ [...] Continue Reading…

Air travel ‘safer’ in 2014 despite Malaysian disasters: IATANews from Reuters:

By Siva Govindasamy
SINGAPORE Mon Mar 9, 2015 5:25am EDT

International Air Transport Association (IATA) chief Tony Tyler gestures during an interview with Reuters in Geneva December 11, 2014.
Credit: Reuters/Pierre Albouy

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Last year was by some measures the safest in the history of commercial aviation, despite two high-profile crashes involving Malaysia Airlines aircraft in which hundreds of people were killed, a leading industry body said on Monday.

While more people died in air accidents in 2014 than the average in recent years, the number [...] Continue Reading…

Date March 8 , 2015 | Posted by In Air Travel

Don’t expect things to get better in air travel this year

Don’t expect things to get better in air travel this yearNews from Buffalo News:
“The passenger experience was a hot topic in 2014 as airlines and airports worked to make the travel process better,” said the lead of a recent report in the trade press. And it is typical of others that covered the same topic. The industry threw a big conference on the passenger experience, giving lots of talks and presenting lots of papers. But if you really think that your experience will actually get better this year, I’ve got a couple of bridges [...] Continue Reading…