Airlines

Bandit taxi crackdown at Los Angeles International Airport

With holiday flying in full flower, Los Angeles International Airport is cracking down on “bandit cabbies,” those who approach passengers as they wait for ground transportation. Their promise: cut-rate, sometimes “first class” ground transportation to your hotel. In a limo, perhaps. Airport police say these illegal, for-hire operators are unsafe. Neither the California Public Utilities Commission nor the City of …

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Qantas takes bigger bite of Big Apple

Qantas is taking a somewhat bigger bite out of the Big Apple. The long-range, transpacific specialist increases the number of weekly flights from New York to Sydney from three to five early next year. February 27, 2006 Australia’s far-ranging flag carrier adds a pair of weekly departures from John F. Kennedy International Airport. The extra flights are not nonstops. They’ll …

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Southwest returns to Denver

It’s been a long time since Southwest Airlines touched down in Denver. When it did, the airport was the old Stapleton International. Now, Southwest is headed back to the lee of the Rocky Mountains in a very big way. “Denver is a market that has been a significant gap in Southwest’s system for many years,” says Gary Kelly, the discount …

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St. Louis: The heart of the heartland

St. Louis is very close to being the geographical center of the United States and it truly won’t disappoint the tourist seeking to experience one of the cities in America’s heartland. The city bursts with tradition, the Mississippi ferryboats, the Gateway Arch and its Old Courthouse all reflect the era and spirit of when America was expanding westward. Historically St …

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Southwest wastes no time in adding Missouri routes

Just a day after the travel restrictions were lifted at Dallas’ Love Field Airport, discount airline Southwest immediately added two flights to Missouri. New flights to St Louis and Kansas City were widely expected but not this soon. Southwest Airlines will fly to both destinations from December 13, 2005.

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Frequent flyer hits one million miles

A passenger has reached one million frequent flyer miles in what he called “The Great Canadian Mileage Run 2005.” Marc Tacchi purchased one of Air Canada’s North America Unlimited Passes, a $6,000 ticket that effectively gives the holder unlimited travel within North America between October 1 and November 30. By spending 56 of the 61 days in an airplane he …

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United increases service at D.C. hub

United Airlines has announced that over the next few months it will be adding more flights to and from its hub in Washington, D.C. From now until May 2006, the airline will add more flights between D.C. and Boston, Phoenix, New Orleans, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Myrtle Beach and St Louis. Internationally United will also increase its service between D.C. …

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Hooters Air customers given guarantee on reservations

Discount airline Hooters Air and the Chicago/Rockford airport are currently in negotiations over how to keep the airline flying to the city. Hooters Air has said that low demand and passenger levels were making the destination unprofitable, causing it to consider dropping the service. Today the airport sought to reassure ticketed customers that they will receive a cash refund should …

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Delta begins service to Bloomington

Today travelers can fly between Atlanta and Bloomington-Normal regional airport on Delta’s regional discount airline, Atlantic Southeast Airlines. There will be three daily, direct, round-trip flights between the two cities and flights are scheduled to leave Bloomington at 6:00am, 11:11am and 4:55pm.

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JetBlue dumps Sacramento – D.C. flight

Citing low demand and passenger levels, discount airline JetBlue has announced it is cutting its flights between Sacramento and Washington, D.C. The changes will go into effect on January 5, 2006 and while no statement has been made regarding customers with tickets for the route after this date, a refund is likely. Other cuts and reduced flight frequencies can be …

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