Airlines Updates

Lift-off for easyJet shares as rival airlines struggle

January 23rd 2018 5:26AM
The airline, Europe's number two budget operator, is operating in a market that has been re-shaped by the collapse of rival Monarch, and Air Berlin and Alitalia falling into administration. Market leader Ryanair has also had difficulties, having to scrap flights due to pilot rostering issues. The reduction in ...

Model gets £100k payout after Asiana Airlines flight attendant spilled boiling hot noodle soup on ...

January 23rd 2018 5:26AM
She was flying in the business class cabin when an Asiana Airlines crew member accidentally spilt the instant noodle soup on her, the Straits Times reports. Despite several operations, the former model still has not recovered from the burns. "Even after years of skin transplant surgery, I cannot fully ...

European Stocks Extend Gains as Airlines, Health Care Equities Edge Higher

January 23rd 2018 4:41AM
European equity benchmarks were extending gains on Tuesday morning as airline operators and health care companies marched higher against a backdrop of rising oil prices and sentiment following a deal enabling the US government to reopen. Oil prices were higher ahead of the release of US ...

EasyJet revenues boosted by struggles at rival airlines

January 23rd 2018 4:29AM
A number of European airline bankruptcies and turbulence at its arch-rival Ryanair propelled easyJet to double-digit revenue growth in the final quarter of last year. The no-frills carrier on Tuesday reported a 14.1 per cent rise in sales for the three months to December, compared with the same period in ...

US Cracks Down on Six Middle Eastern Airlines With Cargo Screening Protocols

January 23rd 2018 3:22AM
The U.S. Transportation Security Administration said on Monday it will require six Middle Eastern airlines to undergo enhanced cargo screening as part of an effort to raise global aviation security. The emergency amendment covers airlines in five countries flying out of seven airports and focuses “on last ...

Flight attendant to pay model $125000 over flight hell

January 23rd 2018 3:00AM
The woman, identified only by her surname Chang, was travelling from Incheon, Korea, to Paris on Asiana Airlines' business class when the incident occurred, the StraitsTimes reports. During the flight a crew member accidentally spilt instant noodle soup on her, causing second and third-degree burns ...

EasyJet revenues boosted by struggles at rival airlines

January 23rd 2018 1:37AM
Turbulence at rival airlines has helped propel EasyJet to improved revenues and passenger numbers for its most recent financial quarter. The orange-hued budget airline on Tuesday reported a 14 per cent rise in sales for the three months to December, compared with the same period in 2016, to £1.1bn ...

Low ridership prompts Mokulele Airlines to pull out of Santa Maria Airport

January 22nd 2018 8:15PM
The Santa Maria Airport District has ended its agreement with Mokulele Airlines, even after paying the airline more than $900,000 as part of a revenue incentive plan. In September 2016, United Airlines ended its service from the airport in Santa Maria to San Francisco. One month later, Mokulele flights to ...

American Airlines Just Decided to Offer an Astonishing Free Gift to Passengers (Yes, Even in ...

January 22nd 2018 7:56PM
Or should that be: All airlines aren't bad? It's hard to decide in the U.S., where too much airline travel has become akin to severe ingrowing toenail surgery. Performed by a car mechanic with a screwdriver. I am, therefore, writing with only one hand -- I'm doffing my cap with the other -- to celebrate a ...

What does Malaysia Airlines (as a brand) really stand for?

January 22nd 2018 7:18PM
Khazanah managing director Tan Sri Azman Mokhtar last week said, it is confident the national carrier Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) will profitable by end of 2019. This is despite the fact that the airline is already behind the schedule outlined in the five-year 12 point MAS Recovery Plan (MRP), ...

Southwest Airlines rescues 62 stray dogs, cats from Puerto Rico

January 22nd 2018 6:11PM
DALLAS - Sixty-two dogs and cats were rescued from hurricane-battered Puerto Rico this weekend, courtesy of Southwest Airlines. After months of organizing, the Dallas-based airline completed a relief flight that brought 14,000 pounds of supplies to the island. On a return flight to Baltimore, 62 stray ...

Airlines add flights, hike fares to Super Bowl in Minnesota

January 22nd 2018 5:52PM
U.S. airlines are upping their game to get Bay Area football fans to Super Bowl 52 between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots in Minneapolis — but be ready to pay a premium for a seat on the plane...or at the game! United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Alaska Airlines and Sun Country ...

How to Avoid Those Pesky Checked Bag Fees on Major US Airlines

January 22nd 2018 5:37PM
In an age of nickel-and-diming, it seems almost impossible, but you can avoid paying $25, $50, or even $100 to check a bag simply by using certain airline-branded cards. In the case of American, for example, users of the right platinum card get up to five bags per round trip that would normally cost $250 ...

United Airlines expands service to Minneapolis for Super Bowl LII

January 22nd 2018 4:07PM
Hunt Auctions President Dave Hunt on some of the Super Bowl memorabilia up for auction. United Airlines (UAL) is helping football fans reach the end zone in Minneapolis for Super Bowl LII. Continue Reading Below. The airline, which operates 26 daily flights from its U.S. hubs to Minneapolis, ...

United Airlines Just Saved $290000 by Changing Something Nobody Will Notice

January 22nd 2018 3:45PM
According to the Los Angeles Times, the airline made one teeny-tiny change by switching up the paper it uses for its in-flight magazine. The change made each issue one ounce lighter. And that small weight reduction has helped them save more than 170,000 gallons of fuel a year, which accounts for ...

Photos: Southwest airlifts 62 puppies and kittens out of hurricane-hit Puerto Rico

January 22nd 2018 3:29PM
Southwest Airlines lent a helping paw to dozens of cats and dogs in hurricane-stricken Puerto Rico this weekend with a special aid flight to transport the ... Volunteers assist with a special Southwest Airlines aid flight to transport about 60 dogs and cats from Puerto Rico to the United States where they'll ...

United Airlines saves 643520 litres of fuel by using lighter paper on in-flight magazine

January 22nd 2018 3:00PM
If you are United Airlines, with 4500 flights a day, grams can add up. The US carrier said it recently began printing its in-flight magazine, Hemispheres, on lighter paper, cutting 1 ounce (28 grams) from each magazine. It now weighs 6.85 ounces (0.19 kilograms). In an internal message to employees, ...

Rolls-Royce to test jet engines at shuttered American Airlines' facility in Fort Worth

January 22nd 2018 2:34PM
Two years after American Airlines and Rolls-Royce shut down their joint maintenance operation at Fort Worth's Alliance Airport, a familiar tenant ... which performed engine maintenance, repair and overhaul work on American Airlines' aircraft until it was shut down in early 2016 amid a declining workload ...

Airlines may charge 30% of fare for Wi-Fi

January 22nd 2018 2:33PM
Officials said the charges for in-flight net connectivity would range from Rs 500 to Rs 1,000 for thirty minutes to an hour, according to international standards and taking into account the charges levied by service providers for slots on satellites. Airlines have to pay service providers like Inmarsat and others ...

These 3 Dow Stocks, This Hot Chipmaker, United Airlines Earnings On Tap: Investing Action Plan

January 22nd 2018 1:18PM
Here is your Investing Action Plan: What you need to know as an investor for Tuesday, Jan. 23. Earnings are due from United Airlines (UAL), chipmaker Texas Instruments (TXN), Dow industrial components Verizon (VZ), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) and Procter & Gamble (PG) and well as for-profit Chinese ...