April 2008

WestJet in Canada reported a $53 million profit and Finnair checked in with a profit of $8.6 million.

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Swiss International announced an improbably codeshare arrangement with US Airways.

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The new “perk” for standby travel across the Northwest and Delta flights for both groups of employees, may backfire because planes are at such high capacity.

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In a move to get the nod of regulators and shareholders, Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines are extending travel privileges to employees.

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Gun advocates have lobbied Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne to review the ban against bringing loaded weapons into national parks and wildlife areas.

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The Transportation Security Administration’s own Kip Hawley will visit Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport to help security teams there shorten security lines.

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American Airlines one of the main airlines in the One World Alliance with British Airways said that Heathrow was the worst airport that they serve in Europe.

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Google “airlines” and “complaints” and you’ll hit the jackpot – but who needs a secondhand story? Almost every traveler has been furious with an airline at some time or other, perhaps in the very last week. But how many of them have figured out how to lodge a successful complaint? Customer relations specialist David Burns has some advice.

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Average cost for domestic travel was $331 in the fourth quarter according to a new DOT report. That’s 4% higher than last year, but still less than back in 2000.

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A billboard that read “AA’s top priority? Not you!” and noted more than 250,000 flights were canceled by the airline last year, was yanked by the billboard operator.

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