Monthly Archives: November 2020

US DOT new rule leaves consumers vulnerable to unfair airline practices Aviation Feature, Aviation News

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A new rule issued late last Friday during a holiday weekend by the U.S. Department of Transportation, codifying its longstanding definitions for the terms “unfair” and “deceptive” when the Department uses its statutory authority to prohibit unfair or deceptive practices by airlines or ticket agents, will make it more difficult for the agency to protect […]
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Transatlantic airlines spearhead Heathrow pre-departure testing study Aviation Feature, Aviation News

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The results of pre-departure testing trials carried out by four of Heathrow’s transatlantic carriers – American Airlines, British Airways, United Airlines and Virgin Atlantic – will be brought together by a study commissioned by the airport to demonstrate the effectiveness of pre-departure testing for passengers on international routes. The final report will be shared with […]
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US travel agency air ticket sales still down Aviation Feature, Aviation News

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Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) today reported the following consolidated airline ticketing volume variances, compared to the same period in 2019. These totals represent sales generated by U.S. travel agencies* and processed through the ARC settlement system. Data figures are for the seven days ending November 29, 2020.   Tickets Issued for All Itineraries:   7-Day […]
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China Southern Airlines launches direct Wuhan-Islamabad flights Aviation Feature, Aviation News

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The officials of China Southern Airlines announced today that the carrier launched new direct flight from the city of Wuhan in central China to Pakistan’s capital city of Islamabad. According to the airline’s local branch in Hubei Province, the first flight, operated by a Boeing 787, departed with 143 passengers at 9 a.m. Monday, carrying […]
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A country where American Travel in record numbers and no questions asked Aviation Feature, Aviation News

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Flying from the US or Russia to Turkey is no problem. Many of the Turkish Airlines flights from US gateways leave with good loads. It’s because both Americans and Turkish authorites don’t really care. Getting teeth or hair implants is the official reason for many American and Russian visitors, such services are available for a […]
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WestJet and Vancouver Airport Authority launch COVID-19 Testing Study Aviation Feature, Aviation News

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Today marked the launch of the WestJet-YVR COVID-19 Testing Study, a collaborative effort between researchers from UBC and Providence Health Care and project sponsors WestJet and Vancouver Airport Authority (YVR). The study—the first of its kind in Canada—is investigating a method of COVID-19 rapid testing to help inform the safest and most efficient way of […]
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St. Maarten welcomes JetBlue inaugural flight from Newark, New Jersey Aviation Feature, Aviation News

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JetBlue’s inaugural flight from Newark, New Jersey, landed in St. Maarten on Saturday, November 21st. St. Maarten Tourism Bureau (STB) representatives were present to welcome the arriving passengers and crew with tokens of appreciation. A plaque was also given to JetBlue representatives on behalf of the government and people of St. Maarten to commemorate the […]
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Emirates re-opens worldwide lounges beginning with Cairo Aviation Feature, Aviation News

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Emirates is re-opening its lounges around the world beginning with the Emirates lounge in Cairo International Airport. In the coming weeks, Emirates’ customers can look forward to once again enjoying Emirates lounge services in other destinations including New York’s JFK International and Manchester Airport. The airline has redesigned its lounge offering and introduced additional health […]
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Global aviation industry agrees vital slot use relief Aviation Feature, Aviation News

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The Worldwide Airport Slot Board (WASB), comprising Airports Council International (ACI World), the International Air Transport Association (IATA), and the Worldwide Airport Coordinators Group (WWACG) released a joint recommendation for airport slot use relief for the northern summer 2021 season. The organizations called on regulators worldwide to temporarily adopt more flexible slot rules in line […]
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EASA: Boeing 737 MAX could return to European skies ‘within weeks’ Aviation Feature, Aviation News

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Boeing‘s troubled 737 MAX jet could be cleared within weeks to return to European skies after a nearly two-year grounding over two deadly crashes in which 346 people have lost their lives. European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) published a proposed Boeing 737 MAX airworthiness directive this week that opens a 28-day public consultation period […]
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Delta to launch first quarantine-free, COVID-free travel to Europe Aviation Feature, Aviation News

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Delta Air Lines, the Aeroporti di Roma and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport have joined in a first-of-its-kind trans-Atlantic COVID-19 testing program that will enable quarantine-free entry into Italy, in accordance with a decree expected to be issued soon by the government of Italy. “Carefully designed COVID-19 testing protocols are the best path for resuming international […]
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Experts cast doubt on safety of Boeing 737 MAX ungrounding Aviation Feature, Aviation News

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November 25, 2020  FlyersRights filed a Reply in its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) case against the FAA. (Flyers Rights Education Fund v. FAA, (D.D.C. CV-19-3749 (CKK)). FlyersRights.org seeks the public disclosure of a limited set of documents related to the changes and testing of the Boeing 737 MAX to enable independent experts to evaluate […]
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