Archive | June, 2007

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US pilots: ‘Don’t blame us. We gave at the office.’

The head of the largest US pilots union says he’s more worried about being blamed for tarmac delays than for trying to make up lost wages.

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Chipping away at ancillaries, or Pringles and the premium flyer

A ‘rogue economist’ and premium passenger who prefers Pringles to pasta questions Northwest’s buy-on-board policy

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Airport sings the blues – and loves it

Milwaukee’s Mitchell airport offers free jazz downloads to stress that it’s a soothing alternative to Chicago’s O’Hare

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Picky passengers protest. Don’t they understand?

People complain about airport and airline problems, but there’s always an explanation.

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Is it a boat or a plane – no it’s an airport

Egypt’s Sharm El Sheikh airport has got a smart new look

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Paris Air Show Blog 9: Airline CEOs rave about Jet’s first class seat

Jet’s new 777-300 drew attention from several major airline chief executives who apparently all raved about the new first class product on board the aircraft.

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Paris Air Show Blog 8: Indigo’s Bhatia exactly two years later

Exactly two years after it announced a surprise order for 100 Airbus A320s at the Paris Air Show, Indigo Airlines founder Rahul Bhatia turned up at the 2007 Paris Air Show to sign a much smaller deal with business aircraft manufacturer Hawker Beechcraft.

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Paris Air Show Blog 7: Jet makes a PR splash

Jet Airways has scored a PR coup with its latest Boeing 777 on public display at the Paris Air Show

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Paris Air Show Blog 6: Please let me into your chalet to order some aircraft, says Tony Fernandes

AirAsia boss Tony Fernandes found his way barred on his way to buy billions of dollars worth of Airbus aircraft

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Paris Air Show Blog 5: Sukhoi nets first western customer

ItAli Airlines has given Sukhoi its first western customer for the Superjet 100 jetliner

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