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Date March 7 , 2015 | Posted by In Air Travel

Travelers weigh in on proper attire for air travel

Travelers weigh in on proper attire for air travelNews from eTurboNews:
CHICAGO, IL – Long gone are the days when people dressed up for flying. Today’s travelers arrive in sweat pants, tank tops and flip flops, and apparently not too many people care.
The GO Group asked their passengers their opinion on the subject.
Of the 602 respondents, just 19 percent said they wished people dressed nicer; of those slightly more men (22 percent) were more particular than women, at 18 percent.
Forty-six percent said they had no opinion on the subject, while a full 31 percent said [...] Continue Reading…

LaGuardia Airport accident will hamper air travel around the countryNews from The Denver Post:

A commercial jet accident in New York City has temporarily grounded air traffic at LaGuardia Airport and Denver, along with other cities across the national, will see a ripple effect.
A Delta flight, carrying 125 passengers and five crew members, veered off a runway at around 11:10 a.m., authorities said.
Early reports indicated that injuries appear to be minor.
The plane skidded through a chain-link fence and passengers had to disembark by sliding down an inflated chute to safety on the snowy pavement.
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Date March 2 , 2015 | Posted by In Uncategorized

US vacation firm begins scheduling flights to Cuba

US vacation firm begins scheduling flights to CubaNews from Beacon Review:Getty ImagesA younger woman talks on her mobile cellular phone as she walks earlier a mural depicting Cuban groundbreaking leaders January 24, 2015 in Havana, Cuba.
Hot on Havana? Now you can get there in a person stage, ideal from your desk.
A low cost online vacation company is simplifying vacation to Cuba, indicating it is the initially U.S. corporation to provide commercial flight bookings to Havana.
CheapAir.com on Thursday commenced providing buyers with a easy way to e book a journey to Cuba by integrating the [...] Continue Reading…

Date March 1 , 2015 | Posted by In Air Travel

Budget 2015: Smoking, eating out, air travel to be costlier

Budget 2015: Smoking, eating out, air travel to be costlierNews from Economic Times:NEW DELHI: Smoking and consumption of other tobacco items will be more expensive, while an increase in service tax rate would make costlier a whole lot of other activities including air travel, eating out and paying bills.Continuing the trend set by his many predecessors, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today came down heavily on smokers and tobacco consumers with a steep increase in excise rate in tax proposals in Budget 2015-16.While increase in service tax rate to 14 per cent would make a [...] Continue Reading…

Date February 28 , 2015 | Posted by In Uncategorized

Troubleshooter: Couple gets tricked by vacation ‘giveaway’

Troubleshooter: Couple gets tricked by vacation ‘giveaway’News from WTVD-TV:
RALEIGH (WTVD) –
Getting a vacation advertisement in the mail can be tempting, especially when the offer makes it sound like it’s free. But many times, it is not what it seems. One local couple found out the hard way.The offer stated “Your flyaway getaway awaits you!” It caught the attention of Pat Gerney and her husband Glenn. In order to get the travel incentive, they had to attend a local sales presentation for a travel club.They didn’t buy the vacation club membership, but wanted to take [...] Continue Reading…

Date February 27 , 2015 | Posted by In Air Travel

Impact of Weather on Air Travel

Impact of Weather on Air TravelNews from MyHighPlains:
The weather is having significant impact on air travel nationwide. We speak with officials at the Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport to see if it’s affecting flights there.

AMARILLO — Nationwide, the weather is having a significant impact on air travel on Wednesday. As of noon, 1,080 flights were canceled and 2,100 were delayed.
While many are being affected by this, the weather left the Amarillo area alone as far as air travel goes. The Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport had no cancellations or delays.
But it was a different story [...] Continue Reading…

Date February 25 , 2015 | Posted by In Uncategorized

BHM lands nonstop flight to Cancun

BHM lands nonstop flight to CancunNews from Birmingham Business Journal:

Feb 24, 2015, 2:58pm CST Updated: Feb 24, 2015, 4:31pm CST

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According to a press release from Vacation Express, flights to Cancun International Airport (CUN) will begin May 20 and will fly until August 2 of this year.

Bryan Davis
Reporter- Birmingham Business Journal

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How to score free, cheap spring break vacationNews from KPRC Houston:CONROE, Texas -
Spring break is just a couple weeks away, so if your mind is already drifting toward thoughts of a warm family getaway, you can score [...] Continue Reading…

Date February 17 , 2015 | Posted by In Air Travel

Snow halts air travel

Snow halts air travelNews from WKYT:
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JetBlue’s CEO battles to appease passengers and Wall Street – SFGateNews from JetBlue’s CEO battles to appease passengers and Wall Street – SFGate:

Scott Mayerowitz, Ap Airlines Writer
Published 8:13 am, Monday, February 16, 2015

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Date February 16 , 2015 | Posted by In Air Travel

6 Shocking Air Travel Predictions (Some of Which Actually Came True)

6 Shocking Air Travel Predictions (Some of Which Actually Came True)News from ABC News:

Does this sound familiar?
“Flight delays and cancellations at a rate of more than 25 percent (yes, that’s 1 out of every 4 flights); a record number of lost bags and planes packed to capacity. And the airline industry scored below the IRS in customer satisfaction.”
That’s not about the recent snowstorms in the Northeast; it’s something I wrote for my first ABC News column back on Feb. 13, 2008. What a year that turned out to be.
The year 2008 ushered in the [...] Continue Reading…