Monday, January 3, 2011

Passenger Aviation News (aviation, commercial flight)

REVIEWED BY: Marguerite Zelle




BLOG DESCRIPTION: A real time news feed covering what’s happening in the world of passenger aviation and airlines, including airplane orders and deliveries, airports, flying fields, airport terminal services, news of air routes, landing fees, air traffic and air traffic control.

News contributors include Air China, AirTran Airways, Air Wisconsin, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, American Eagle Airlines, Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, Boeing, Cape Air, Continental Airlines, Copa Airlines, Delta Air Lines, eLong, ExpressJet, GOL Linhas Aereas, Hawaiian Airlines,, JetBlue Airways, Mesa Air

Group, OAG Aviation, SkyTeam, SkyWest, Southwest Airlines, South African Airways, Spirit Airlines, United Chapter of the Air Line Pilots Association, United Airlines, US Airways, Virgin America among others.

MY REVIEW: If you travel a lot by air, this is one blog that you will want to subscribe to. Commercial airlines and other businesses that deal with airline passengers send out press releases, and this blog collects them and sends them to you. There's information going on that you need to know about, and this blog is a convenient place to find it.

Sample post:
Delta Offers Winter Weather Travel Assistance to Customers in Minnesota

ATLANTA, Dec. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) is offering customers whose flight plans may be affected by winter weather expected tomorrow and Saturday in Minnesota the ability to make one-time changes to their travel schedules without fees. Delta's weather advisory encourages customers to consider postponing or re-routing their travel to avoid possible inconvenience from expected flight delays.

Customers booked on Delta-ticketed flights Dec. 31, 2010 and Jan. 1, 2011 to, from or through Minnesota may immediately rebook for travel before or after their original travel dates as long as new flights are ticketed and rescheduled travel begins by Jan. 3, 2011.

Flight delays are possible at Minnesota airports, including Delta's hub at Minneapolis-St. Paul, as a result of winter weather, and flight schedules may be proactively reduced to minimize delays.

Delta encourages customers to make changes and manage their travel at Customers traveling in Minnesota should check their flight status at before arriving at the airport.

Changes to origin or destination may result in a fare increase. Any fare difference between the original ticket and the new ticket will be collected at the time of rebooking. Customers whose flights are cancelled may request refunds.

Delta will continue to monitor the weather and provide the latest updates at

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Dec 30, 2010, 17:21 ET Delta Offers Winter Weather Travel Assistance to Customers in Minnesota

Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) is offering customers whose flight plans may be affected by winter weather expected tomorrow and Saturday in Minnesota...
Dec 30, 2010, 10:38 ET Air China oferece serviços de turismo de trânsito a passageiros que passam por Chengdu

A Air China lançou seu primeiro serviço de turismo de trânsito para passageiros internacionais, oferecendo àqueles que...

Dec 30, 2010, 06:20 ET Air China Offers Transit Tourism Services to Passengers Passing Through Chengdu

Air China has launched its first transit tourism services for international travelers, giving those with time to kill transiting through Chengdu...
Dec 29, 2010, 16:59 ET American Airlines Provides Business Update Following Commercial Disputes With Orbitz and Expedia

American Airlines today thanked customers for their continued loyalty in the wake of a commercial dispute with two online travel agencies, Expedia...
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