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Airlines Are Dropping The NRA

February 24th 2018 10:52AM
Much like many rental car companies, airlines are now ending any discounts associated with NRA membership. In a tweet today, United Airlines announced that their partnership with the NRA will be ending. Error loading player: No playable sources found. In addition to United, Delta also announced ...

Major airlines pull back from the NRA

February 24th 2018 10:30AM
Delta and United Airlines are cutting ties with the National Rifle Association, the latest in major companies to do so following the deadly shooting at a Florida high school earlier this month. Both Delta and United said Saturday they will no longer offer discounted fares to NRA members to attend their ...

Major US airlines to end discounts for NRA members

February 24th 2018 10:27AM
United and Delta airlines have both said they will end discount programmes with members of the National Rifle Association (NRA), following the second-deadliest shooting at a public school in US history. The attack which killed 17 at a high school in Parkland, Florida, has pushed companies to ...

Delta and United Airlines have cut ties with the NRA

February 24th 2018 10:18AM
The airlines are the latest in a string of corporations to sever ties with the NRA in the wake of the shooting, which claimed 17 lives at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. The suspected shooter, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, is in custody and has been charged with 17 counts of premeditated ...

A New Technology Will Soon Let Airlines Charge Different Fares For Different People

February 24th 2018 10:07AM
It's why airlines hike up the cost of flights during major holidays and peak travel times, and why Uber users pay twice as much for a ride during rush hour. But now airlines — some of which, according to Travel Weekly, have already implemented this system — are setting fares according to a passenger's ...

United Airlines, Delta are latest big names to cut ties with NRA

February 24th 2018 9:48AM
Two major airlines — United Airlines and Delta — said Saturday that they are notifying the National Rifle Association that they will no longer offer discounted rates for NRA members in the latest display of corporate backlash to the pro-gun organization. United said it is canceling its program for ...

Delta and United scrap airfare discounts for NRA members

February 24th 2018 9:45AM
Delta and United were offering discounts of 2 percent and 10 percent off online fares for flights to the NRA's meeting in Dallas in June, according to the NRA's website. Delta said that it will inform the NRA of its decision and will request that it remove the airline's information from its website. The airline ...

Turkish Airlines' flight destinations exceeds 300

February 24th 2018 9:45AM
Turkey's flag carrier has launched direct flights from Istanbul to Freetown, Sierra Leone, the airline announced Saturday. This will be Turkish Airlines' 52nd destination in Africa, following Accra, Lagos, Bamako, Conakry, Dakar, Abidjan, Cotonou, Douala, Yaounde, N'Djamena, Ougadougou, Niamey, ...

Hawaiian Airlines abruptly cancels hundreds of flights

February 24th 2018 9:22AM
The launch of three highly-anticipated non-stop flights bringing summer travelers between the Bay Area and Hawaii were unexpectedly either cancelled or deferred by Hawaiian Airlines Friday. The carrier cited delays in the delivery of its new Airbus A321neo jets for the sudden schedule changes.

Delta, United Airlines to end discounted rates for NRA members

February 24th 2018 8:53AM
Two airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines, announced Saturday that they are ending discounted-rate deals with the National Rifle Association, adding to a growing list of companies distancing themselves from the gun-rights lobby group as it fights a push for stricter gun control measures after a ...

Delta Airlines ends discount program for NRA members

February 24th 2018 8:49AM
The airline was under pressure to follow suit and defended its NRA discounts to ThinkProgress this week as “routine,” saying that “[a]ny group with more than ten people traveling from more than two departure cities, within a defined period, can qualify​ for a group discount (excluding weddings and ...

Delta Air Lines terminates discount program for NRA members

February 24th 2018 8:48AM
Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines issued a statement Saturday morning indicating it was ending its discounted travel program for members of the National Rifle Association. Delta is reaching out to the National Rifle Association to let it know we will be ending its contract for discounted rates through our group ...

Delta ends NRA partnership and orders gun group to remove airline's information from website ...

February 24th 2018 8:26AM
A major American airline has stopped giving discounts to members of the National Rifle Association, joining a slew of companies that have cut ties with the gun-rights lobbying group in the wake of a Florida school shooting. Delta Airlines announced on Twitter that they would be ending the NRA's ...

Southwest Airlines Made $358 Million Last Year Selling This 1 Simple Thing

February 24th 2018 7:18AM
Among them: booking a ticket on Southwest Airlines and discovering you've landed a position in the coveted "A" boarding group. Now, it's been revealed just how much money the airline makes selling its EarlyBird Check-In product that increases your chances of landing that higher position: $358 million ...

Singapore, Qatar Airways named in top 10 most on-time airlines in Australia

February 24th 2018 6:56AM
Both international airlines flying out of Canberra have been named among the most on-time in Australia during 2017. Singapore Airlines and Qatar Airways were both inside the top 10 most on-time international airways in the country, according to analysis of data from air travel company OAG by ...

How do airlines justify their ridiculous fees?

February 24th 2018 6:00AM
If only half of them can be proven, they demonstrate not only aerial piracy but also a heartless refusal by airlines to bend their own rules. The complaints were mainly about exorbitant charges to make minor ticketing changes and excessive cancellation fees. One couple reported a $1000 charge to ...

Government told to be careful with the Ethiopian Airlines deal

February 24th 2018 4:41AM
“There is a risk that Ethiopian Airlines might use its links with Zambia to foment the dominant position against our competitors who are bringing traffic into Zambia, “Govt must guide against monopoly because once they (Ethiopian Airlines) clear others they can make adjustment to suite themselves,” said ...

Hainan Airlines to increase flights from Chengdu to US cities

February 24th 2018 4:07AM
CHENGDU, Feb. 24 (Xinhua) -- China's Hainan Airlines has announced it will increase the frequency of flights between Chengdu and U.S. cities of New York and Los Angeles from twice a week each to three times a week starting in May. The company launched a direct air route linking Chengdu, capital ...

Hawaiian Airlines reduces summer schedule

February 24th 2018 4:07AM
Hawaiian Airlines has trimmed its summer flying schedule because of engine trouble that has dogged one of Airbus's most popular jets. The state's largest carrier removed an extra summer flight between San Francisco and Honolulu and a seasonal flight between Oakland, Calif., and Kona, citing ...

I don't believe that Nigerian airlines cannot compete favourably – Onyema

February 24th 2018 2:26AM
“So, I don't believe that Nigerian airlines cannot compete favourably with the others. What we have been lacking is the necessary support. “Within the last three years, we have been able to increase our fleet size to 24 aircraft. That is rapid growth and we are still growing stronger,” he said. Onyema further ...