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High fees for oversized bags

  Up to US$450 for baggage fee are charging different airlines. Like American Airlines which has begun charging for an oversize bag weighting between 71lbs and 100lbs. Continental and United Airlines have introduced a US$400 fee for luggage of a similar size. Even for normal sized luggage the extra charge can be as high as US$43, revealed a study made …

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Families of victims of 9/11 present lawsuit for failed security control

Family members of an 9/11 victim, presented a lawsuit against United Airline and another firm, because of what they considered bad security checks at the airport in Boston the day of the attack, reported “The New York Times”. The family accuses the airline and the company behind the security control of the passengers of the United Airline flight 175, for …

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Virgin America and Lufthansa joint to innovate on aircrafts

Virgin America and Lufthansa have joined their resources to innovate on aircrafts. Between both companies have designed devices which will be embedded in the back of the headrest of the seats.  These devices consist in HD monitor, WiFi connectivity and chat with the rest of the passengers. The Internet is entering aircrafts slowly. So far, in cases where it is …

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Southwest Airlines is offering double credit on Pheonix flights to frequent fliers

Southwest Airlines announced today that it will offer double points, this fall, to all their frequent passengers who fligh in and out of Pheonix, Denver and Baltimore. The offer, which was designed to increase travellers before the holiday season, applies to ticket bought today for travel through November 7. Travellers who want to boost their frequent flier balances must sign …

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Google presents its new Flight Search service

Google released today its initial version in the US of their new Flight Search, which will compete with websites such as Orbitz, Kayak and TripAdvisor, to find the best airfares. Google entered this business in April, when the US authorities approved the purchase from ITA Software, which developed the most used flight locator tool.

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JetBlue: Stun gun on plane

Federal officials are trying to determine how a stun gun resembling a cell phone was brought on a JetBlue flight this July 8th. Bryan Travers, a spokesperson for the Newark division of the FBI, said in a statement that the device did not appear to be part of any plot or attack. A cleaning crew discovered the stun gun in …

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The first passenger to hit the 10 million miles

Tom Stuker had already accumulated more miles than that through various credit card purchases, hotel stays and other partnership programs. But the Chicago-based automotive sales consultant had his heart set on reaching a more elusive milestone: to be the first person to accumulate 10 million “butt-in-seat” miles. United Airlines says Stuker is the airline’s first customer to rack up 10 …

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Strong Storms in Chicago

Strong storms in Chicago since this Monday morning which resulted in canceled flights, some airport damage and increasing the city’s flight-delay record. The severe thunderstorms produced winds of more than 60 mph with hail and heavy rain. More than 100 flights out of Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport were canceled.

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A passenger called suspicious was arrested

Authorities say a United Airlines flight headed from Chicago to Frankfurt, Germany, has been diverted to Cleveland and a passenger arrested after an onboard disturbance. United says Flight 944 landed in Cleveland at about 5:30 p.m. Friday.

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Rights for plane passengers

When take-off gets delayed by over three hours after a plane’s passengers have boarded, they must be allowed to return to the terminal so they can eat or go to the toilet, the Supreme Court has ruled. It has added that if for some reason these passengers cannot be allowed to return to the terminal and remain stuck inside the …

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