Las Vegas a hotspot for Thanksgiving fliers

"Travel booking site Orbitz estimates that Las Vegas McCarran will be the busiest airport during Thanksgiving. Orbitz's top 10 list, based on online bookings, also includes, in order: New York LaGuardia, Chicago O'Hare, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas/Fort Worth, Newark, Miami, Denver and Seattle-Tacoma."

US Airways will add new service between Washington National and Ohio's Akron-Canton Airport (CAK). The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced that it is granting two slots to U.S. Airways to operate services between Akron-Canton Airport, Ohio, and Washington D.C.'s Ronald Reagan National Airport.

the Akron-Canton airport says it has been "seeking service to DCA for more than a decade" and that CAK "officials consider this a big win for the airport and the region because landing rights at the very desirable close-in Reagan National Airport are restricted by the US government and highly coveted by all communities."
"LAN Airlines has announced sale fares for travel to several destinations from the U.S.Round-trip services to Lima start at $298 from Miami, $338 from New York, $698 from Los Angeles and $458 from Washington D.C.

Buenos Aires round-trip flights start at $688 for services from Miami, Los Angeles, Washington D.C. and New York, while round-trip fare from Miami to Santiago is $758 and Los Angeles, New York and Washington D.C. to Santiago is for $858.

Tickets must be booked by December 10 and travel must take place between February 1 and June 15, 2009. Fares exclude taxes and charges."

AirTran has been launched New flights from Harrisburg to Orlando.

The AirTran has been lanched new flights from Harrisburg to Orlando yesterday.

"Daily flights will depart Harrisburg at 12:22pm and arrive in Orlando at 2:55pm. On the return journey, services will take off from Orlando at 9:20am and arrive at Harrisburg at 11:46am. All times are local."

"National carrier Air New Zealand plans to cut up to 200 full-time jobs in response to falling passenger numbers, it said on Wednesday.

The company said it has been reducing capacity in line with falling demand and needed to reduce its work force accordingly. About half of the redundancies will hit long-haul cabin crew, with technical, planning and management jobs also to be cut.

It said it had tried to minimize the cuts by offering reduced hours, not replacing some jobs and freezing executive pay."


Northwest Airlines terminate Seattle to London Flights.

Northwest Airlines will stop their services between Seattle and London from January 8, 2009.
Passengers with tickets booked for travel after January 8 are advised to contact the carrier. Those who wish to fly on the route should note that British Airways still offers services between the two cities.Northwest still plans to go ahead with its Seattle to Beijing service which is due to start on March 1, 2009.

Eva Airways will Start Direct Flights to China.

"Eva Airways announced On today, it would start daily direct flights to China next month amid Taiwan's warming ties with the mainland.

The move, part of an expanded flight agreement across the Taiwan Straits, would allow Eva Air to fly to the Chinese cities of Shanghai, Hangzhou and Shenzhen, James Jeng, the company's president, told reporters at a briefing.

"We will maximize the benefits of these flights, and will be broadening our co-operation with Chinese airlines," he said.

The increased number of flights come after officials from China and Taiwan signed deals earlier this month on daily direct flights, new cargo routes and food safety during Beijing's highest-level visit to its political rival in 60 years."

Jet Airways and United Airlines Agree to frequent flyer partnership

Effective November 15, 2008, Jet Airways will forge a frequent flyer partnership with United Airlines.With this partnership, Jet Airways’ JetPrivilege members may now earn and save JPMiles on the entire global network of United Airlines.United Airlines operates more than 3,200 flights a day to more than 200 U.S. domestic and international destinations from its hubs in Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington D.C.Similarly, United Airlines’ Mileage Plus members may now earn and save their miles while enjoying Jet Airways’ renowned service and in-flight product on its services to 64 destinations in India and beyond.
(Jet Airways)
Delta airlines announced that it will introduce 15 new international routes on next summer from united states to various destination. Delta recently takeover of Northwest to create the world's biggest airline by traffic. Due to weak domestic economy, targeting international routes are more profitable. Delta said it will add the more new international flights between the united States and Japan, Kenya, South Africa, Liberia, Nigeria, Angola, Equatorial Guinea, Sweden, Spain, Czech Republic and Switzerland.

AirTran Airways Announces New Checked Baggage Policy

"Effective November 12, 2008, for travel on or after December 5, 2008, customers will be charged $15 for their first checked bag. Customers who purchased tickets on or before November 11, 2008, will not be charged for their first checked bag. AirTran Airways will continue to charge $25 for a second checked bag and $50 for each additional bag."

(AirTran Airways)
Allegiant Air announced new nonstop jet service from Owensboro to Orlando. beginning Feb. 18, 2009. The low–fare carrier will celebrate the convenient new service to the Sunshine State, with introductory fares as low as $69* each way.

Allegiant Air president & CEO, said "This is an exciting new addition for our airline and our customers as we launch the only nonstop, scheduled air service
out of Owensboro."

The new flights to Orlando will operate twice weekly, with service Wednesday and Saturday. Flights will depart Owensboro–Daviess County Regional Airport at 9:20 a.m. arriving in Orlando Sanford International Airport at 12:20 p.m. Flights leaving Orlando will depart at 7:35 a.m. arriving in Owensboro at 8:40 a.m.

(Allegiant Air)
"Southwest Airlines is offering Customers the chance to capture some super low fares for winter travel! Fares are as low as $49 one-way.Southwest's super low fares are only available through Nov. 13, 2008. Visit to book these hot winter fares. Examples of the fares are listed below.

-- $49 one-way between Burbank and Las Vegas.
-- $69 one-way between New Orleans and Tampa Bay.
-- $79 one-way between Oklahoma City and St. Louis.

Southwest Airlines sale fares are available today through Nov. 13, 2008, and travel must take place between Dec. 2, 2008, and Feb. 11, 2009. Fares are only available on Lowest fares are available Monday through Thursday, and Saturday with higher sale fares available on Friday and Sunday. Fares are available one-way. All tickets must be purchased 21-days in advance. When combining fares, all ticketing restrictions apply. Any change itinerary may result in an increase in fare."

(Southwest Airlines)

Qatar Airways start Online Check-In Service

"Qatar Airways passengers departing from the airline’s hub in Doha can now check-in online at This service is available for all passengers flying with the Five Star airline out of Doha International Airport with the exception of those travelling to New York or Washington.

The new online check-in service, accessible on the airline’s website allows passengers in all classes of travel to check-in between 36 and 2 hours prior to departure from the comfort of their home or office. They can choose a seat, print a boarding pass or have a bar-coded boarding pass sent to a mobile phone in simple and convenient easy-to-use steps.

For passengers with baggage that needs to be checked-in, they can use the dedicated ‘Fast Bag Drop’ counters located in the departures hall of the main terminal. Those with carry-on bags can proceed directly to the gate after completing the necessary immigration and security procedures.

Boarding pass scanners have been rolled out throughout the airport to ensure a faster service for online check-in passengers.

First and Business Class passengers, who use the online check-in service and are departing from Qatar Airways’ Premium Terminal in Doha, can use any of the check-in counters to drop off their luggage."

(Qatar Airways)
"Effective 12 November 2008, Ethiopian Airlines will introduce nonstop service from Addis Ababa to Abuja, the capital of Nigeria. This flight will be Abuja’s first direct link to East Africa. “Our new service to Abuja is part of our strategy of expanding to more stations in Africa, particularly West Africa” said Mr. Busera Awel, Vice President of Ethiopian Airlines. “We have a dedicated client base in Nigeria, and by offering new service we are giving our passengers more options complimenting our Lagos service with three weekly flights to Abuja.” added Mr. Busera Awel.

Abuja is not only the capital of Africa’s largest country but is an important business and diplomatic hub for the continent. Abuja is the headquarters of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and Regional Headquarters of OPEC."

(Ethiopian Airlines)

United airline has reduced their first checked baggage charge

United airline has been reduced their first checked baggage charge 20%. This offer will avail only for those travelers who check-in online and pay the fee at airline website before January 31, 2009. The carrier also announedd that,the cost of check-in second baggage will remain same i.e. $25.

Passengers on Air France looking for extra legroom will now have to pay to sit in emergency exit rows or in the front rows, making the carrier the first in the industry to introduce this type of supplement charge.

The seats involved are those not having other seats directly in front of them, making it possible for passengers with long legs to stretch out a bit more.

Until the introduction of this charge, in many cases passengers have been able to request these seats when checking in for a flight.

From this point, however, these seats on Air France will be sold at a premium, with passengers paying the surcharge either on the phone when making a booking, or online.

“It will be a small charge to have to pay for extra legroom,” said a spokesman for the airline, noting that the £40 charge will be applied to long-haul services first.

Passengers who are members of the airline’s Flying Blue card will still be able to reserve the seats at the standard price, after they have reached the frequent flier Gold or Platinum status, according to the spokesman.

The surcharge is now in effect on flights from France to North America, and will be expanded to cover the remainder of the airline’s long-haul network.

Industry observers anticipate that the idea will be copied by other airlines, as the industry continues to struggle financially in the challenging economic climate.

Thanks to for the above quotes, for more information on this article please visit their website.

(Air France)

Mexicana has announced that it will launch direct service from Mexico City to London Gatwick in January of 2009.

The director of communications at Mexicana, announced that the airline believes the route will generate enough demand to justify the twice-weekly flights from Gatwick, and the increase planned to four times per week from mid-February, in spite of the current economic climate.

More UK holidaymakers visit Mexico each year, with the number of annual visitors increasing to 300,000 in 2007. Crespo has said that the continuing growth of passenger numbers has lead Mexicana to believe that the route will be a profitable one, despite the global financial crisis.

Presently, British Airways is the only carrier operating non-stop service from London to Mexico City, and flies from London Heathrow. Passenger groups are hoping that the additional competition on the route will lead to lower airfares.

The London service will be Mexicana’s first European route, to be launched as the carrier joins the OneWorld Alliance, which also has American Airlines and British Airways as members.

"Southwest Airlines has announced new fares for Minneapolis-St Paul International flights for next year. The carrier, which is to begin eight daily services from the Minneapolis-St Paul International airport to Chicago Midway on March 8, 2009, is offering discount airfares from $69.These fares are valid for one-way travel and require an advance purchase of 21 days. They are available until May 8.Ron Ricks, the carrier's Executive Vice President of Corporate Services, said: 'Southwest Airlines is famous for increasing traffic and decreasing fares when we enter a market, and it already appears that 'the Southwest Effect' is alive and well in Minneapolis-St. Paul.'The people of Minnesota have been asking for Southwest Airlines service for many years, and we can't wait to introduce them to our legendary customer service, as well as our low fares, ontime flights, and no hidden fees."

The largest and leading low-cost carrier in Asia, AirAsia announces that it will commence its daily direct flight to Tiruchirappli, India from Kuala Lumpur, the gateway to Southeast Asia which is also the capital city of Malaysia beginning 1st December 2008 with its brand new Airbus A320 fleet. Trichy is the first route launched by AirAsia in India.

US Airways start a new nonstop daily service between Philadelphia and Birmingham from next year.The service will be started form may.The flight will depart from Philadelphia on 12 May at 6:05 PM and land in Birmingham at 6:25am the next day.

The return journey from Birmingham to Philadelphia, which starts on May 13, will see flights depart at 8:45am to arrive in Philadelphia at 11:05am.
Delta Airline has changed their policies and fees for passenger traveling by southwest and delta. Delta has been removed $25 -$100 fuel surcharge. The Airlines also reducing fees charged when customers book tickets over the phone, from $25 to $20.The fee for redeeming skymiles or wordperks travel cover over the phone , from $25 to $20.From December 5, Delta will remove the $3 curbside check-in fee that was charged when passengers checked-in via skycaps.In addition, Delta is offering Coach Choice Seats on select flights.

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AirTran resumes Akron-Fort Myers route

AirTran has resumed seasonal nonstop service between Ohio's Akron-Canton Airport and the Southwest Florida International Airport near Fort Myers. The service –- one daily round-trip flight –- began Saturday and is scheduled to run through May 4. "Fort Myers is the No. 1 winter getaway for northeast Ohioans," .


For travel on or after December 5, 2008, customers flying within the United States will be charged $15 for the first checked bag and $25 for the second checked bag, consistent with Northwest’s existing policies.

Customers who purchased Delta tickets on or before Nov. 5, 2008, and who are traveling on or after Dec. 5, 2008, will be charged $50 for a second bag, but will be permitted to check their first bag without charge pursuant to Delta’s previous policy.

All customers flying in First or Business Class, including SkyMiles Medallion members and WorldPerks Elite members, will receive up to three checked bags, up to 70 pounds each, for free. SkyMiles Medallion members and WorldPerks Elite members flying in Coach Class will receive up to two checked bags, up to 70 pounds each, for free.

All customers traveling in full fare (Y) Coach Class, as well as customers traveling internationally will receive up to two checked bags, up to 50 pounds each, for free.

U.S. Military personnel on active duty with travel orders will continue to be able to check up to 10 pieces of luggage on Delta- and Northwest-operated flights only.

(Delta Airlines)

Delta Airlines is announcing the start of its first nonstop flight from Kuwait International Airport to Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on Saturday, 8 November.

Alitalia Stop Services Between Los Angeles and Rome

Alitalia is suspending their services temporarily between Los Angeles and Rome. It will affect all five round-trip flights between Los Angeles International to Rome Fiumicino . Services are set to resume on March 26, 2009, and Tom Winfrey, airport spokesperson, told the publication: "We look forward to Alitalia's return in March."

Singapore Airlines said will reduce fuel surcharges for passengers in business and economy class, across all routes, for tickets issued on or after Friday.

This is the airline's second cut since September, after a sustained fall in the price of jet fuel.

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysia Airlines on Tuesday unveiled a new service allowing passengers to make and receive calls on their mobile phones while in air on some routes.

Passengers can also send and receive text messages, and use their Blackberry-type devices to send and receive e-mails, Malaysia Airlines, or MAS, said in a statement.

It said the airline teamed up with AeroMobile, a British company, to become the first Asian carrier to offer in-flight mobile phone and data services via satellite with passengers using their own equipment.


US Airways Reconnects the Queen City and the City of Light

US Airways customers will once again have access to Paris' Charles De Gaulle airport through the airline's largest hub at Charlotte, North Carolina. The airline is set to provide daily seasonal service between The Queen City and The City of Light beginning April 21, 2009.

(US Airways)

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