Archive | June, 2014

KLM upsets Mexican soccer fans

Dutch airline KLM had to retract a twitter campaign celebrating their team victory after it angered Mexican soccer fans. Following Mexicos defeat by Holland, KLM took to Twitter posting a picture of an airport departures sign under the heading “Adios Amigos!” Next to the word “Departures” is a man with a mustache wearing a sombrero. The […]

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JetBlue Airbus A320-232

Low Fares Airline of The Week: JetBlue

If you’ve flown to the United States, chances are you noticed the beautiful livery of the JetBlue fleet. While European travellers are accustomed to cheap low frills low cost airlines, the service offered by JetBlue sets the standard. Founded in 1999 by David Neeleman, JetBlue has grown to become one of the most successful low fares […]

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Video: The changing face of Ryanair

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10 Interesting facts about The Airbus A380

10 Interesting facts about The Airbus A380

The A380 seats 525 passengers There are 220 windows on each plane Powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 900 or Engine Alliance GP7200 engines. The A380 is 24.1 meters high, 80 meters wide and 72.7 meters long The plane weighs approximately 590 tonnes The wings of the plane are over 50% larger than the wings of a Boeing […]

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A380 preparing to depart SFO

Photo of The Week: A380 preparing to depart San Francisco International Airport

Pic taken by Angelo DeSantis

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FRENCH AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL STRIKE CAUSES HAVOC ACROSS EUROPE

French Air Traffic Control Strike Causes Havoc across Europe

Today French air traffic controllers are taking strike action against modernisation and planned budget cuts. The French Air Traffic Controllers Union, SNCTA, claims planned system changes from 2015-2019 “do not meet the challenges ahead and jeopardize the safety requirements and quality of service guarantees. However, the opposing side Tony Tyler, CEO of IATA, has indicated “Unions [are] […]

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JETSTAR TO INCREASE USE OF THE BOEING 787

Jetstar to increase use of the Boeing 787

For many airline observers, it is hard to believe the low fares variant of Qantas is celebrating after 10 years in operation. I lived in Melbourne at the time when Jetstar launched a major above the line campaign in direct competition to Virgin Blue, Richard Bransons Australian airline which was depleting the market share of the […]

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Carrier Photo of the Day: Air One Airbus A330-200

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10 Interesting Facts about SouthWest Airlines

10 Interesting Facts about Southwest Airlines

 Air Southwest Co. was founded in 1967 by Rollin King and Herb Kelleher in Texas Southwest Airlines commenced operations in June 18, 1971 with three Boeing 737 aircraft Southwest Airlines is now America’s largest low-fare carrier It employs 45,000 staff servicing over 100 million passengers per year In 1989 the airline exceeded one billion-dollars in revenue It has the largest […]

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NEWS ON THE LOW FARES INDUSTRY. PLANES. AIRLINES. NEWS.

Ryanairs recent improvements appear to be working

In October 2013, Ryanair announced a complete overhaul of its customer facing operations. Improved customer service, upgraded online customer experience and a complete change in customer service strategy are all part a plan to win customers and reverse the perception that Ryanair is not fun to travel with. Roll on 9 months and I have […]

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