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Airlines not to charge flat Rs 3000 cancellation fee for cheaper tickets, says report

December 18th 2017 3:45AM
In a big relief to domestic travelers, airlines have said they have tweaked the flat Rs 3,000 cancellation fee rule for cheaper tickets after having received a missive from the industry regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation, according to media reports. The DGCA had shot off letter to the local carriers ...

You may now have to pay less as cancellation fees to airlines

December 18th 2017 12:33AM
After the directive by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) was issued to airlines on high cancellation fees, the domestic carriers have now junked its 'flat Rs 3,000 cancellation' fee. Indian airlines have now said that cancellation charges will be "Rs 3,000 or base fare plus fuel surcharge per ...

Video: Lufthansa Strives to Become as Data-Savvy as Netflix

December 18th 2017 12:22AM
Airline complacency poses a risk. Companies with stockpiles of customer data like Google and Facebook, and online travel companies such as Airbnb, Booking.com, and Expedia, may soon be able to create products that siphon off parts of an airline's business that are adjacent to flying people in the air, ...

Good news for travelers! After DGCA raises eyebrows, Airlines drop Rs 3000 cancellation charges

December 17th 2017 11:37PM
Domestic air travelers have a reason to cheer as Airlines will now not charge you a heavy fee of Rs 3,000 for cancelling domestic tickets. The decision came after the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) asked the carriers to provide data on cancellation charges. According to the rules, the ...

History Takes Flight At Northwest Airlines Museum

December 17th 2017 11:03PM
“[The gong] is one of the most asked about artifacts when guests come into the museum,” said Kitt. northwest airlines gong History Takes Flight At Northwest Airlines Museum. And it's one one of 4,000 artifacts in the museum. That includes a history of uniforms dating back to when a flight attendant was ...

Singapore Airlines highlights the gift of giving during the festive season in short film

December 17th 2017 9:45PM
Singapore Airlines has released a new short film to remind viewers that they are never far from those they love, ahead of the holiday season. The film, which was created by TBWA\Singapore, tells a touching story inspired by travellers' experiences. It features a father who frequently travels for work and ...

Delta Airlines: 300 flights canceled due to Sunday's Atlanta airport power outage

December 17th 2017 9:33PM
Approximately 300 flights will be canceled due to Sunday's power outage at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta. Power in Concourse F is now back on. Georgia Power is working to restore all the power by midnight. Mayor Kasim Reed said the outage started shortly after 1 p.m., at one of ...

Home cooking: Stars fortunate that most important stretch of season comes in American Airlines ...

December 17th 2017 9:22PM
Home cooking: Stars fortunate that most important stretch of season comes in American Airlines Center ... Now, they are in position to use some strong recent history at American Airlines Center to take advantage of one of the most important stretches of the season. Dallas plays nine of the next 10 games ...

Singapore Airlines: Singapore Airlines' short film on social media for the festive period by TBWA

December 17th 2017 9:22PM
Singapore Airlines has released a new short film to remind us that we're never far from those we love. Created by TBWA\Singapore, it tells a touching story inspired by travellers' experiences. The film features a father who frequently travels for work and each time he flies, his young daughter leaves a ...

Major airlines cancel Sunday flights after power outage

December 17th 2017 9:11PM
Delta Airlines also canceled all flight to and from Hartsfield-Jackson early Sunday evening. Evelynn Bailey, a public information officer at San Antonio International Airport, could not say how the outage was affecting flights in the city, but did offer advice to passengers. “Even if this (the power outage) ...

3 Sunday SRQ Delta flights canceled; 2 more Monday due to ATL outage

December 17th 2017 8:03PM
Meanwhile, at Tampa International Airport, numerous Delta flight arrivals Sunday and departures on Monday were also canceled due to the power outage, according to the airport's website. Delta Air Lines is headquartered at the airport in Atlanta, and Delta reported that more than 450 flights had been ...

Power outage at Atlanta airport disrupts air travel across US

December 17th 2017 7:12PM
More than 600 flights to and from Atlanta have been canceled; Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL), which has its headquarters and largest hub in Atlanta, has canceled more than 450 mainline and regional flights. Southwest (NYSE:LUV), American (NASDAQ:AAL) and United (NYSE:UAL) have canceled ...

Xiamen Airlines grows presence at Melbourne with second nonstop route

December 17th 2017 7:07PM
Xiamen Airlines has commenced a second nonstop service between Melbourne and mainland China with the start of flights from Hangzhou. Flight MF813, operated by Boeing 787-8 B-2763, landed at Melbourne Airport a little after 0940 on Sunday, following its 10 and a half hour journey from Hangzhou ...

Power outage leads to partial shutdown of Atlanta airport

December 17th 2017 6:33PM
The FAA flight control tower was operating normally, but at least three major airlines - United Air Lines [UALUN.UL], American Airlines [AAMRQA.UL] and Southwest Airlines - suspended operations at the airport for the rest of the day. “We know that today has been challenging to all of our customers ...

After DGCA whip, airlines junk flat Rs 3000 cancellation fee

December 17th 2017 6:22PM
NEW DELHI: Cancellation charges for 'cheap' domestic air tickets will no longer be a flat Rs 3,000. Indian airlines say their domestic cancellation charges will be "Rs 3,000 or base fare plus fuel surcharge per passenger, whichever is lower." This will provide relief to those who manage to buy cheap air ...

Airlines are struggling to keep pace with rising passenger expectations as competition flies

December 17th 2017 6:00PM
Airlines are facing rising turbulence from sky-high customer expectations amid a tough competitive environment that has seen the likes of Monarch, Air Berlin and Alitalia run into trouble this year. According to research from KPMG Nunwood, customer experience has dipped this year, as big names ...

Atlanta's Hartsfield airport hobbled by power outage

December 17th 2017 5:37PM
The cause of the outage, which occurred just after 1 p.m. EST, was not immediately known, the airport said in a statement. It was working with crews from Georgia Power to identify the problem and fix it. In response, United Air Lines [UALUN.UL], American Airlines [AAMRQA.UL] and Southwest Airlines ...

Sunday Christmas Travel Nightmare spreads to Southwest Airlines in Atlanta

December 17th 2017 5:26PM
Due to an airport-wide power outage at Atlanta-Hartsfield International Airport (ATL), Southwest Airlines has canceled all remaining operations in/out of ATL today, December 17. Southwest Airlines posted to their website: There is nothing we value more than the safety and security of our Customers, and ...

Delta cancels 300 flights on Monday due to blackout

December 17th 2017 5:25PM
Delta Air Lines has canceled 300 flights on Monday as airlines continue to deal with the impact of an hours-long power outage that struck the world's busiest airport on Sunday. An underground fire at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport left thousands of travelers stranded on planes and at the ...

Modern Grid Operations Could Have Kept The Power On At Atlanta's Airport

December 17th 2017 5:22PM
But the power outage knocked out the equipment that allows airlines to check in and to seat passengers on their planes. Southwest Airlines said it had to cancel all flights to the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport for the balance of the day. Delta Airlines, which is based in Atlanta, told its passengers ...