Airlines

Delta sings its last Song

Delta has announced it will be discontinuing its low-fare airline Song, which served key tourist destinations in Florida and California. As of May 2006, Song routes will be incorporated into Delta’s own scheduling, the airline said in a statement. Song has only been in operation for two and a half years, starting its first flights in April 2003. However, Delta …

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Allegiant’s new route hailed a success

Allegiant Air’s new route between Orlando Sanford and Stewart International Airport, Newburgh has been hailed a success. Tyri Squyres, Allegiant’s director of corporate communications, told the Mid-Hudson News that since the airline announced the new route in August, the advanced bookings had been “tremendous”. “It has exceeded our expectations,” she added. The low-fare airline began the new route on October …

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Southwest adds more flights from St. Louis

Discount airline Southwest has announced that it will be adding three non-stop flights from St. Louis’ Lambert International Airport. The destinations will be Kansas City, Tampa and Las Vegas and flights are scheduled to begin on February 5, 2006. Currently Southwest already serves these routes, meaning that these additions will increase frequency to these cities. There will soon be two …

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Northwest raises booking by phone fee

Financially troubled Northwest Airlines has recently raised the fee for purchasing a ticket on the telephone through its call centers. The previous fee had been $5 per ticket. It is now $10. The airline also raised fees for buying tickets at its ticket counters from $10 to $20. Northwest, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last month, indicating that …

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Independence Air launches Thanksgiving sale

Most airlines that offer discounts have “black out” periods when the sale is not available, usually around Thanksgiving and Christmas. However discount airline Independence Air is offering a sale during the Thanksgiving holiday. Customers who purchase tickets by midnight October 27, for travel between November 17 and 30, will see discounts as low as $39 one-way.

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Delta frequent flyer mile promotion

Delta Airlines and American Express have announced a special offer to obtain more frequent flyer miles. Between November 1 and December 31, all purchases bought with an American Express Delta SkyMiles card will earn the customer twice as many frequent flyer miles as they would have previously received. To qualify, card members must first enrol for the promotion on American …

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Continental offers first class promotion

Continental Airlines and Premier Bags have teamed up to offer a complimentary gift bag to first class passengers on select flights starting November 1. Inside each bag will be a wealth of gifts, including, candies, fragrances, books, gift certificates, tea and luxury travel items. The suppliers of these gifts will all be high-end firms such as Prada, Lindt Chocolates, the …

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New services start for Hooters

Hooters Air starts new services tomorrow, October 28, from Wilkes-Barre / Scranton International Airport to Orlando International Airport, Ft. Lauderdale and St. Petersburg / Clearwater and from Gary / Chicago Airport, Columbus Rickenbacker Airport, and Chicago / Rockford Airport to the St. Petersburg / Clearwater International Airport. Tickets for the service went on sale at an introductory rate of $79 …

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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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