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IATA 2011: The great Arab ambush

The world’s airline body IATA found itself under attack from its own members at its recent annual meeting

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Virgin responds to probe story via Twitter

Virgin Atlantic tweets response to price-fixing probe story to Flightglobal

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Another price-fixing probe begs the question: What is going on out there?

UK body launches probe into allegations of price-fixing on services between London and Hong Kong

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Airline video mayhem – some Easter viewing pleasure

A selection of whacky airline videos

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Port au Prince faces problems as aid rushes in

The tragic situation in Haiti is galvanizing carriers across the globe. Airlines ranging from El Al to Republic Airways Holdings have offered relief either through special flights, the donation of frequent flyer miles, bonus frequent flyer miles for Red Cross donations or matching donations. Several carriers including Air Canada, American and WestJet have delivered supplies to Haiti. United, […]

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Mind-reading: the next level of security?

After the Christmas Day attack on a Delta Air Lines Airbus A330, it’s hardly surprising that aviation security is again under the spotlight. We’ve already witnessed the furore over body scanners, which show a little too much detail, but that’s as far as it can go, right? Apparently not, according to this article from Raw Story, an ”alternative news […]

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Not everyone is happy the BA strike is off…

Why does Jeremy Clarkson bemoan the fact that BA’s flight crew cannot strike after all?

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Aviation and climate change: UK studies and Copenhagen begins

Plenty of talk about on aviation and the climate change issue at the moment with the start of the UN climate change talks in Copenhagen and the release of a number of relevent reports in the UK on the future strategy for its aviation sector.

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Environment: The need for a unified front

Earlier this week, I caught up with Finnair vice-president for sustainable development Kati Ihamaki in London (in the midst of a hotel evacuation, but that’s another story!). Coincidentally, our meeting happened just as BA made a dramatic pledge on behalf of IATA to slash carbon dioxide emissions in half by 2050 and to achieve carbon-neutral […]

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India’s Jet suffers what it calls a “simulated strike”

Indian carrier Jet Airways is suffering what it calls a simulated strike by some of its pilots

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