Archive | May, 2007


Northwest rings a big bell as its Chapter 11 ends

Northwest Airlines comes out of bankruptcy reorganisation, goes public on the New York Stock Exchange, marking the first time that no major US carrier has been in bankruptcy in nearly five years. But Northwest flight attendants are still not happy.

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Buy a seat, chance your arm

Brazilians can now pay for their tickets on TAM at the nation’s lottery ticket outlets.

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Crossing the Atlantic in a 737?

Flyglobespan has begun using 737s on transatlantic routes.

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More Caribbean woes

Air Jamaica is pulling out of the long-haul market in October, when it drops its London Heathrow service.

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Grid news: girds itself to capture more window-shoppers

American Airlines will revamp its site this summer to allow more comparison shopping among its fare types, trying to convert browsers into buyers by giving more visibility to the choices and tradeoffs of each fare category. The choices display grid brings to mind Air Canada’s ‘unbundled’ approach of displaying fare attributes.

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FAA, airlines, airports: bad storms a-brewin’

Airlines, airports and the FAA all predict an awful summer for air travel, and the FAA rolls out a new plan work around the worst weather

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Air France-KLM: A merger that works?

Air France-KLM results suggest the merger is working in the carriers’ favour

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Pimp my plane, says Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand’s award-winning online promotion allows customers to redesign an Airbus A320

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Viagra the answer to jetlag?

Viagra could be used to treat jetlag

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In the Star(s)? Alliance aims to close Latin lacuna

Brazil’s TAM signs deals with three Star Alliance members, may move to join global grouping.

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