Category Archives: Airlines

Take a Seat: Upcoming Changes to Airplane Seats

You are not imagining it. To increase profitability, airlines have reduced seat size and legroom in coach to squeeze in more passengers. The evolution of airplane seats does not end there, however. Some innovations on the way may leave you cocking your head, squinting your eyes and saying, “Really?!?” With others, you’ll be thanking the inventors and saying, “Finally! It’s about time.”

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Airbus Creates Flying Taxis Division

In a move that eventually could provide a big boost to travel at meeting destinations, commercial aircraft manufacturer Airbus SE is creating a division that will oversee the creation of flying taxis, on-demand helicopters and other futuristic transportation options.

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American Airlines Says No to Live Chickens and Goats

Sorry, no chickens, spiders or sugar gliders on this American Airlines flight. Miniature horses might still be OK, though. American Airlines has joined United, Delta and Alaska Airlines in tightening rules for emotional support animals on its flights. It has also formally banned a long list of critters.

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Virgin America Says Farewell with Final Flights

It’s a day to remember for travelers everywhere—Virgin America, after 11 years of service, has scheduled its final three flights for April 24. It was an airline with trials, tribulations and triumphs, but a beloved and top choice for many business travelers. Smart Meetings looks back on Virgin America’s history.

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Airlines Waive Change and Cancel Fees in Advance of Nor’easter

Following the warning of a “nor’easter,” which is expected to hit the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast shores on Friday, many airlines are waiving change and cancel fees for passengers. It’s no surprise: with expected winds of at least 40 mph, inland snow, flooding and heavy rain, potential flights are destined to be grounded. Though each airline…

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