February 2012

This weekend we look at a new solar-powered skilift in Switzerland, read about employee suggestions about keeping airplane toilets clean that saved millions and Southwest tops a survey of airlines for customer service.

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United’s merger with Continental Airlines merger has been a long time coming. The “final” step, or at least the end of the Continental name, is coming March 3.

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Flying people in NYC, Delta Shuttle gets WiFi, SWA mechanics vote down integration agreement, SWA most desired brand

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With airlines making the booking process more and more complex; with agencies negotiating varied packages; with travel agents enjoying special relationships with cruise lines, airlines, rental car companies and hotels; dealing with a talented travel agent that knows your preferences and travel proclivities can be an attractive proposition.

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Continental name to fade into United next month, a Vegas hotel tell-all, Cunard to offers weddings at sea, 55 787s could have delamination problems

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I don’t scare easily, but nothing puts the fear of God in me like driving on the left-hand side of the road. On a recent visit to Bermuda, while I was taking a pre-dawn walk along a winding road, I nearly collided with a swarm of scooters. Turns out I was facing the wrong direction. In London, despite signs on the pavement warning tourists and absent-minded pedestrians to “look right,” I was almost run over by a bus.

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Spirit Airlines can help Las Vegas with new base, travel agents do still exist and serve passengers, AA aims to bolster international routes

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Who wants to be stuck in an airport for hour after hour? But, stuff happens. “How do you make the best of it?” Whether in transit or dealing with a plane that has been delayed, what do you do if you’re forced to spend more than a few hours in an airport?

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Airline travel, for me, is my off-line sanctuary. I catch up on books I’ve been meaning to read. I can read local newspapers and yes, the occasional junk magazine. What about you?

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World’s best airports, Moscow is site for debate about EU’s emissions trading scheme, Pinnacle investigating possibly drunk Delta flight crew

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