After almost 35 years after the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978, an advisory committee is established to review airline consumer protections, whose rights will be defended by the director of the Consumer Travel Alliance, Charlie Leocha.
British airports operator BAA stated fewer people are traveling by air between the UK and other nations when the crisis is more powerful, such as Greece or Spain, while the cargo moved between them is on a downward trend.
Akbar Al Baker, CEO of Qatar Airways, looks like a straight shooter in an industry full of corporate “yes men” these days. Speaking at a Guild of Travel Management Companies’ (GTMC) conference, the five star airline’s boss called BS on Lufthansa and other European airlines. With many air carriers suffering during this current recession, name calling has broken out in earnest now.
If one were to listen to airline executives giving speeches across the country, the only conclusion would be that the airline industry is the most perfectly transparent industry in the U.S.A. when it comes to pricing — it is a comparison-shopping nirvana. Airline passengers, on the other hand, say airline pricing has become so complicated that figuring out comparative air travel costs requires a spreadsheet. Applying for a mortgage may be easier and more straightforward.
Amid accusations Montenegro Airlines desires some kind of monopoly on the Balkans country’s airspace, CEO of the company, Zoran Djurišić, announced his invitation to executives of three of the former Yugoslavia’s biggest carriers, Croatia Airlines, Jat Airways, and Adria Airways, to a sort of summit on the Budva Riviera.
Good news for the die hard Google user, the world’s biggest Internet player has just announced Google Flight Search for Android and iOS devices. The company says these mobile variants offer all the functionality and benefits of the desktop platform. According to a post on the official Google blog, since launching Flight Search back in […]
2012 will no doubt be a challenging one for the airline industry. AMR going bust, and even budget carriers feeling the pinch in 2011, many will likely founder in the coming months. One carrier, Germany’s second biggest carrier Air Berlin, looks to be applying lessons hard learned early on in the year.
News from Orbitz Chicago headquarters tells of the company’s latest partnering deal with Hawaiian Airlines, a private labeling solution supposed to power hotel and vacation packaging bookings. The prospective “win-win” being Obritz on the airline’s website, and Hawaiian taking advantage of Orbitz leverage.
An article on Tnooz last Friday peaked our interest, Xotels boss Patrick Landman offering up key variables in what will become the biggest online trade war ever. When Google, all the big corporate OTAs, and key independent online travel entities lock horns for a final round, a few will not be left standing.
An article just the other day at Travel Agent Central hints at just how deep the well of ancillary travel revenue may be. According to a cited Amadeus/IdeaWorks report, ancillary revenues could triple from $32 billion to over $100 billion on the heels of electronic miscellaneous documents (EMDs). But, the real story beneath transactions may be the […]
So far this year, there have to have been 50,000 news reports suggesting profits and growth are headed upward for the travel industry. And on the other hand, many are asking, “How?” Hotels starting to charge for tidbits of service like the airlines, currencies and countries on the brink, and the other side of news suggesting growth is impossible, what are we to believe?
In news from Chicago, the state court of appeals there upheld an earlier decision forcing American Airlines (AMR) to allow Orbitz to sell tickets for its flights. Orbritz, the US’s second largest online ticket seller, has for months been embroiled in dispute with AMR.
Kayak and Expedia had better watch out – booking flights online just got a whole lot easier thanks to an excellent new tool from those geniuses at Google – the new Flight Search, a super-intuitive tool that is set to wrestle a huge share of the market from traditional flight finder services.
According to news from BioJet International Ltd., the innovative jet fuel company has released 1 billion gallons of bio-derived fuel for commercial use. The offer to the commercial aviation industry will be at a fixed rate of $2.97 per gallon.
In news from Frankfurt today, Vayant Travel Technologies announced a partnership with 2e Systems for providing solutions for airBaltic. According to the news, 2e’s booking engine, along with Vayant’s Microproducts – FareList, TaxQuote, and IntelliPricer, will provide a “new breed” of tech solutions for airlines.