Tag Archives: Airlines

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How To Change A Name And Date On A Airlines Flight Booking

Video Transcription Welcome to another edition of Travelstart’s FAQ Friday with me, Nick Paul. Today we are going to talk about a really common question that we get asked here at Travelstart: How to change a name and date on a flight booking. This is such a common thing that we deal with that we actually have an entire department dedicated to it. We are going to look two different types… Read Article →

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These are the 10 safest airlines in the world

By BENJAMIN ZHANG With 21 fatal accidents and 986 fatalities, 2014 was one of deadliest years in aviation history. That said, flying is still one of the safest forms of transportation in the world. According to Australian consumer aviation website AirlineRatings.com, the airline industry transported 3.3 billion passengers on 27 million flights in 2014. AirlineRatings.com released a list of the 10 safest airlines selected from a pool of 449 carriers around the… Read Article →

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When airlines play on passengers’ intelligence

A few years ago, I was flying from Heathrow, London, to Accra on board British Airways after a short visit to Britain. While on the tarmac awaiting to taxi, the captain told us that there was a light on the dashboard he needed to clear so we can fly safely. About 20 minutes passed and we were still stuck on the tarmac while others behind us in a long queue… Read Article →

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The world’s best (and worst) airlines – according to TripAdvisor

Did you know you could submit a review of your airline using TripAdvisor? The website recently gave users the chance to rate their flight, as well as their accommodation, in a move it claims will “demystify” what is becoming an increasingly confusing market place for travellers. But which airlines score highest on TripAdvisor – and which are propping up the table? The best airlines – according to TripAdvisor Hundreds of… Read Article →

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Flying ‘no frills’ airlines with no fear

Airfare prices can soar if you fly with the whole family in tow. But discount airlines can be downright scary. Will you get to your destination on time? Will you end up paying more in fees anyway? Last week, my family of five took a Spirit Airlines flight to Denver and back to Houston. I am sharing how we booked the airfare and planned in advance so you too can… Read Article →

How Safe are Asia’s Airlines?

101 East investigates if Asia’s budget airlines are sacrificing safety as competition for passengers heats up.   A fierce battle is raging in the skies of Southeast Asia. As the region’s swelling middle classes take to air travel, airlines are waging a cut-throat war. But in the quest for passengers, is safety being sacrificed? A series of fatal crashes has left families demanding that someone be held accountable for the… Read Article →

Etihad Airways expands codeshare with Russia’s S7 Airlines

Etihad Airways has expanded its codeshare agreement with Russia’s S7 Airlines to an additional eight cities from Moscow. The agreement, which will be effective from January 16, will allow Etihad to place its EY code on S7 Airlines’s domestic flights to Chelyabinsk, Krasnoyarsk, Novosibirsk, Novy Urengoy, Omsk, Perm, Rostov-on-Don and Sochi. The partnership between Etihad and S7 Airlines allows the two carriers to market and sell seats on each other’s… Read Article →

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4 Airlines That Have Awesome Amenities

It is safe to say that air travel is equally stressful and boring. The only thing that seems to make it feel a little better is having good amenities, no matter what section you are seated in. With your own television screen, lots of entertainment choices, food and drinks on demand, and even Wi-Fi, sometimes sitting in coach can almost feel like sitting in first (OK, it’s a little tight,… Read Article →

The days of airlines cooperating to help you out may be coming to an end. (Photo: iStock)

Dirty Secrets of Flying: What the Airlines Don’t Tell You

By Sid Lipsey– When we buy an airplane ticket from Point A to Point B, we usually get there without incident. Aside from a few delays, the odd cancellation, or the occasional lost bag, airlines generally do what they say what they’re going to do. Still, one airline industry expert believes that most fliers have no idea how vulnerable we all are to the whims of these multibillion-dollar airlines, and how… Read Article →

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Going orange for airline’s landmark day as employees are reunited

The dress code was simple for a reunion of employees – wear orange! Last week was the 20th anniversary of easyJet’s first flight from Luton to Glasgow, and more than 130 of the airline’s earliest staff gathered at Putteridge Bury on Saturday, November 14 to mark the milestone. Tony Anderson was easyJet’s marketing director who travelled on the first flight and organised the reunion event. He said: “I’m really proud… Read Article →