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*Really* miss flying? Join over 100 other weirdos on this 7-hour ‘flight to nowhere’.

09.18.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

New seats on Qantas' previously sold out "Great Southern Land" scenic joy flight have now been made available, giving travel-starved Australians another chance to pay almost AU$800 to board a plane, fly in a big circle for seven and a half hours, and... ...

United to end widely hated $200 ticket-change fees as desperate plea for you to fly

United Airlines on Sunday released a video saying they've listened to customer complaints and will end their standard $200 fee for changing a ticket for travel within the United States. "When we hear from customers about where we can improve, getting rid of fees is often the top request," United CEO Scott Kirby said in ...

Nearly 1 in 3 pilots in Pakistan have fake licenses

Pakistan has 860 pilots working for Pakistan International Airlines and other carriers. Turns out, 30% of those people aren't actually qualified to fly and carry fake licenses.

"They don't have flying experience," said aviation minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan.

According to CNN, the pilots paid others to take the required exam.

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Airlines want $50 Billion federal bailout for coronavirus

Major U.S. passenger and cargo airlines say they need more than $50 billion in federal bailout money as the coronavirus pandemic closes businesses and dramatically slows down air travel.

A lobbying group that represents 10 U.S. passenger and cargo airlines said Monday that in a worst-case scenario, the airlines will “run out of money completely ...

Google Cloud lands Lufthansa Group and Sabre as new customers

Google’s strategy for bringing new customers to its cloud is to focus on the enterprise and specific verticals like healthcare, energy, financial service and retail, among others. It’s healthcare efforts recently experienced a bit of a setback, with Epic now telling its customers that it is not moving forward with its plans to support Google ...

American Airlines starts trialing Google Nest Hubs as translators in its lounges

Delta is keynoting CES today and launching a slew of updates to its digital services. Its competitors don’t want to be left behind, of course, so it’s probably no surprise that American Airlines also made a small but nifty tech announcement today. In partnership with Google, American will start trialing Google Nest Hubs and the ...

Delta Air Lines bets on AI to help its operations run smoothly in bad weather

Delta Air Lines, in its first-ever keynote at CES, today announced a new AI-driven system that will help it make smarter decisions when the weather turns tough and its finely tuned operations get out of whack. In a first for the passenger airline industry, the company built a full-scale digital simulation of its operations that ...

Airline opens restaurant serving their airplane food

Malaysian low-cost airline AirAsia has opened a food court restaurant at a mall in Kuala Lumpur. Called Santan, the restaurant serves the same food as what's on the airline's in-flight menu. Over the next five years, AirAsia expect to open more than 100 other Santan locations around the world. From WHDH:

Entrees cost around $3 ...

Feel guilty about flying? That’s ‘flygskam.’ Here’s what you can do about it.

11.09.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles, Travel Articles

'Flygskam' is a compound of the Swedish words 'flyg', which means flight, and 'skam' – shame. There, the movement is already changing people's flying habits. More and more travelers are replacing planes with trains.  Now, 'flygskam' is mak... ...

United: man in Marvel “Black Panther” hat is a threat to passengers, but man in “Rope. Tree. Journalist” shirt is just sharing his opinion

Not long ago, United demanded a black passenger remove his official Marvel "Black Panther" hat because it made someone uncomfortable. This weekend, United refused to even challenge a white passenger wearing a "Rope. Tree. Journalist" shirt, no matter who it made uncomfortable.

Jessica Sidman on Twitter:

My brother is on a @united flight from ...