Archive | September, 2010

US airline fees – a breakdown from USA Today

If you are traveling on a US carrier any time soon and are worried those cheeky hidden charges might rack up when traveling coach, you might want to check out this breakdown of airline fees put together by USA Today.

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The curtain goes up…. at Uzbekistan Airways’ offices

Yes, that’s right, the former London office of Uzbekistan Airways is the latest to join London’s west-end theatre scene, housing a pop-up production of Theatre Delicatessen’s new concept Theatre Souk

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Exclusive: Simigdalas will not head merged Olympic

Antonis Simigdalas has revealed that he will not continue as Olympic Air chief executive after the merger with local rival Aegean Airlines. Simigdalas, who formerly headed Aegean, told Airline Business of his plans on the sidelines of the European Regions Airline Association general assembly in Barcelona. Commenting on the combination of Aegean and Olympic, Simigdalas […]

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Routes come to Vancouver – check out the highlights here

But preparing for growth, especially with the capacity due to come on stream over the next couple of years, was exactly what was happening in Vancouver as it played host to the World Route Development Forum this week. This

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Vancouver cashes in

Look on any Canadian twenty dollar bill and you’ll see the The Spirit of Haida Gwaii –  a famous scuplture by Haida artist Bill Reid.  The next time you’re at Vancouver airport you’ll have the chance to see Reid’s Spirit of Haida Gwaii — The Jade Canoe up close in the airport’s international terminal. It’s the […]

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New chief at Ethiopian

It seems that after around 33 years with Ethiopian Airlines, Girma Wake is preparing to retire next January to be replaced by chief operating officer Tewolde Mariam. Wake, who is a very well respected figure in African aviation, joined the airline in 1965 and left in 1993 to take up positions with Gulf Air and DHL. […]

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Avoid baggage charges – wear it!

Passengers are seeking to avoid high baggage fees by wearing their luggage, says Debenhams

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Quirky web chat with Air Zimbabwe

I read a report this morning on Airline Industry Review that Air Zimbabwe has sacked all its pilots. Apparently all 40 of the airline’s pilots went on strike, so Air Zimbabwe sacked the lot of them. Photo credit: Deanster1983 (Flickr Creative Commons) After posting a quick tweet about this surreal story on my AfricanSkies Twitter account, I decided to delve […]

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Korean’s Cho mixes it up with Arnie

Korean Air chairman is all smiles with Governor Schwarzenegger over the Wilshire Grand Hotel project

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A fishy airline story…

Here’s a bit of a quirky tale for you, which I found in the local commuter paper on the way into London.Photo credit: Flying Fish by frcsyk Apparently scientists have discovered that flying fish glide through the air just like birds and can stay airborne for up to 40 seconds, covering up to 400m (1,300ft) […]

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