How to revive airline competition
The days of cheap airfare seem to be on the way out, especially with more and more airlines merging. So how can we keep prices reasonable?
And while it has a funny name — “cabotage” — the basic concept is simple: Let foreign airlines fly domestic routes in the United States.
This is one of those ideas that’s so commonsensical, people tend not to realize it isn’t permitted.
El Al plane makes special stop for cancer patient
Inbar Chomsky of Rehovot, Israel was looking forward to camp for cancer patients in New York. There was one glitch: they couldn’t find her passport and she was forced to get off the plane. However, something happened which caused her to be able to make the trip.
The plane had almost reached the runway when someone located Chomsky’s passport in the backpack of a fellow camper. Immediately, the pilot alerted the control tower, ground crew, and El Al’s offices to see if he could retrieve Chomsky. After 30 minutes of negotiations, the pilot turned the plane around and picked her up, to the cheers of the other passengers.
Norwegian Getaway chartered, inaugural cruise canceled
A private company has chartered the Norwegian Gateway, resulting in the cancellation of its inaugural cruise to Miami.
Norwegian confirmed that its initial 16-day transatlantic cruise from Rotterdam to Miami, beginning Jan. 16, is now a 10-day cruise from Southampton, England, to New York.