On September 1st, the Lufthansa Group is to issue a 16 euro GDS booking fee. There is a large pushback coming from trade groups that represent both business and leisure travel in the United States and Europe. A letter by
Last weekend a technical issue in Virginia caused over hundreds of flight cancellations and delays up-and-down the East Coast. One theory stated that the widespread malfunction was caused by a software update; although the Federal Aviation Administration said; “[There is]
United Airlines is now offering an updated mobile app that allows travelers to use a virtual map of the airport on their smartphones, as well as a self-booking option for when flights or delayed or cancelled. United’s vice president of
The US Airways and American Airlines merger have officially combined their loyalty programs in another step toward finalizing the integration of the two airlines. The last flight, US 1939, will depart Philadelphia on October 16. Martha Thomas from US Airways
Airfare records have hit their steepest decline in 20 years. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, they fell 5.6 percent last month. Seth Kaplan, managing partner of Airline Weekly said; “When fuel prices fall passengers always ask why that
Joseph Bates, GBTA Foundation’s Vice President of Research, stated recently, “business travel is a leading indicator of global economic activity and the top-line pricing outlook for air, hotel, ground and meetings and events in 2016 is surprisingly stable. Furthermore, Mr.
A bill in the U.S. House of Representatives could exempt foreign citizens from U.S visa requirements. The Jobs Originated Through Launching Travel Act (JOLT) would give the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) the ability to expand the Visa Waiver Program.
The most recent Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill could be a kickstart to more competition in the airline industry. A new system, comparable to ride-share services such as Uber or Lyft, could serve as a beneficial model to airlines. Harry
Engineering firm B/E Aerospace is filing for a patent on “legroom adjustable” seats. The seats will sit on a track with wheels that slide to adjust to passengers height or space preference. The cabin crew has the ability to adjust