Category Archives: Airlines

safest year air travel

2017 Safest Year for Air Travel, but Challenges Remain

Last year was the safest in the history of worldwide commercial airline travel, according to two industry research companies, but enhanced efforts will be needed in the future to keep improving safety. The Aviation Safety Network (ASN) announced last week that in 2017, there were 10 fatal airline accidents, causing the deaths of 44 passengers…

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jetblue season of giving

Embrace the Season of Giving as JetBlue Launches Kindness Contest

Are you ready to tell everyone what you’re thankful for? As part of November’s month of goodness campaign, JetBlue is encouraging people to share acts of kindness and giving using the hashtag #CheckInForGood. The reward could be a free volunteer trip. The promotion is an easy tie-in to events for many meeting professionals who already…

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private jet experience

3 Ways an Average Joe Can Get Private Jet Treatment

Frequent flyers often bemoan the time lost to TSA screenings at the airport, waiting for fellow passengers to board and de-plane and collecting luggage at the carousel. In some cases, it takes longer to wait for your flight than the duration of the flight. Private jet travel offers a solution, and the good news is…

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tsa security check

What You Need to Know About New Airline Security Measures

All arriving flights into the United States after October 26 could be subject to new security screening measures, according to U.S. Transportation Security Administration officials. This includes American citizens. The new measures are expected to impact 2,100 commercial flights arriving daily in the United States, and inconveniencing more than 300,000 passengers daily who will be…

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airplane meals

Some Airlines to Bring Back Complimentary Meals on Domestic Flights

Tired of having to worry about how you are going to get your next meal before your flight? No need to fear, free food is here! A select number of airlines have begun bringing back complimentary meals on domestic flights. In the aftermath of 9/11, many airlines faced financial hardships which caused them to scale…

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jetblue booking site

JetBlue Jettisons Third-Party Booking Sites

Like to prowl the web for the cheapest airfares, no matter where you find them? Your choices just narrowed, at least for all JetBlue Airways’ flights. The budget airline has joined others such as Delta in dropping several online travel-booking websites, or aggregators. They are second- or third-tier metasearch engines that sell a “very small…

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diwali treats

Emirates Lights Up Skies with Festive Diwali Treats

The Hindu holiday of Diwali is being celebrated all over the world this week, even at a 30,000-foot altitude in the sky. Emirates, the Dubai-based airline, is honoring Indian culture by serving passengers special treats. All passengers flying to India from Dubai are receiving a Diwali delicacy. In economy class, guests are getting Motichoor Ladoos,…

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southwest hawaii route

Aloha! Southwest is Hawaii-Bound

“We anticipate fares will drop.” With those five words, the gauntlet was dropped this week by Andrew Watterson, executive vice president of Southwest Airlines. Now the third-busiest carrier in the United States, Southwest plans to enter the Hawaii market next year—and set off what industry insider refer to as “the Southwest effect” by forcing competitors…

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