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Emirates offers free nights at Armani Hotel Milano

by BA Staff Armani Hotel Milano. Photo courtesy Emirates airline Dubai-based Emirates airline is offering its passengers a special free night offer at the luxury Armani Hotel Milano, valid between 1st November 2013 and 31st January 2014. Located in the iconic fashion district of Milan known as Quadrilatero della Moda, Armani Hotel Milano is only a few minutes away from …

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Delta ending Seattle-Osaka

by Vinay Bhaskara A Delta Air Lines Boeing 767-300ER – Image Credit: Delta Air Lines As per Airline Route, Atlanta-based full service carrier Delta Air Lines is cancelling its 4 weekly services between Seattle-Tacoma and Osaka-Kansai. The flight, which was scheduled to operate throughout the IATA Winter 2013/14 season with a Boeing 767-300ER, was started in 2010 and will now …

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NTSB says no mechanical failures found in Southwest Airline’s New York crash

The United States National Transportation Safety Board has developed the following factual information on the July 22, 2013 accident in which a Southwest Airlines flight 345, a B-737-700, landed hard at New York’s LaGuardia Airport (LGA), and the nose-wheel of the aircraft collapsed. The captain has been with Southwest for almost 13 years and has been a captain for six …

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British Airways India — A Ticket to Visit Mum

by Vinay Bhaskara British Airways recently launched an powerful advertising campaign entitled “Visit your Mum.” The following video shows British Airways flying Ratnesh home from New York City to surprise his mother and visit his family for the first time in more than 15 years since leaving home at the age of 17. His unwitting mother is cooking his favorite dish …

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BREAKING: US Airways Shareholders Approve Merger With American Airlines

by Vinay BhaskaraEarlier today, at its annual general meeting for shareholders, the shareholders of Tempe, Arizona based US Airways voted to approve the merger between US Airways and Fort Worth, Texas based American Airlines. The merger, which would create the world’s largest carrier by passengers carried, was announced on February 14, 2013. Under the terms of the merger agreement, US …

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Analysis: Delta-Virgin Atlantic tie up does little to enhance Indian connectivity for either carrier

by Vinay Bhaskara Image by, and copyright Devesh Agarwal. Used with permission. Earlier this week, Atltanta-based full service carrier Delta Air Lines and London based Virgin Atlantic Airways announced that their application for a code share and joint venture partnership on trans-Atlantic flights had been approved by antitrust authorities in both the United States and European Union. The deal, in …

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Analysis: Qatar Airways to Philadelphia — Etihad upgrades New York JFK

Major route announcements came from 2 Middle Eastern carriers yesterday, with Qatar Airways announcing plans to start new services to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA (as well as Addis Ababa and Clark in the Philippines) and newly minted Jet Airways partner Etihad Airways revealing an up-gauge in capacity on its daily Abu Dhabi-New York JFK services to a Boeing 777-300ER. For Qatar …

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Air India Boeing 777 collides into JetBlue A320 at New York JFK airport

A tail parade of each of Air India's Boeing aircraft as in 2011. The 747-400, 777-300ER, 777-200LR and 737-800.

An arriving Boeing 777-300ER (B77W) of Air India VT-ALK “Chattisgarh” bumped in to a JetBlue Airbus A320 aircraft, N603JB, at New York’s John F. Kennedy (JFK) airport early on Saturday morning. There are no injuries reported to passengers of either aircraft. Both aircraft have sustained damage and are grounded. The U.S. Federal Aviation Authority indicates around 0615 local (1115Z) the …

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American Airlines and US Airways to merge in $11 billion deal

American Airlines and US Airways officially announced their expected merger yesterday. Press release is below. American Airlines, US Airways combined route map  AMERICAN AIRLINES AND US AIRWAYS TO CREATE A PREMIER GLOBAL CARRIER —THE NEW AMERICAN AIRLINES Customers to Benefit from an Expanded Global Network and Investment in New Aircraft, Technology, Products, and Services Combined Company to Enhance oneworld® Alliance, …

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Air India has a one week low air fares sale to international destinations

Following in the footsteps of most international airlines, offering special fares ex-India, national carrier Air India, today announced, it is offering low fares for the lean season which commences from the middle of January. The scheme is valid for immediate out-bound travel to the Far East and Near East, and from 21 January 2013 onwards for the USA, UK, Europe …

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OPINION: Aviation at a Crossroads

The past couple of years have not been kind to the global aviation industry. Whether it’s the European union implementing a misguided carbon taxation scheme, the Indian government crushing its nascent airline industry under the weight of oppressive regulations and heavy fuel taxation, increased “NIMBY” (not-in-my-backyard : a term used to describe local residents who oppose aviation development near their …

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Jet Airways withdraws Chennai Brussels flight

India’s Jet Airways has suspended its Chennai Brussels daily flight with effect from November 15, 2012. This flight used to be operated by an Airbus A330-200. Confirming Bangalore Aviation’s query a Jet Airways spokesperson said In view of the current global economic scenario, including the ongoing Eurozone Crisis, Jet Airways has announced a redeployment of assets on its existing route …

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Lufthansa group analysis – Part 2: India Operations

Vinay Bhaskara India is the second largest market for German carrier Lufthansa, after North America, in numbers. In return the all member airlines of the “Lufthansa Group” including SWISS, and Austrian Airlines devote a considerable share of their fleet to India, while Brussels Airlines has a strategic partnership with India’s largest private carrier Jet Airways. Most Lufthansa loyalists were excited …

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American swaps JFK-Narita for JFK-Haneda

According to numerous reports at various travel sites, US carrier American Airlines will be ending flights between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), and Tokyo’s Narita International Airport, while simultaneously resuming flights between JFK and Tokyo’s other airport, commonly known as Haneda. Indeed, inventory on AA.com reflects these changes, as do other booking engines. Flights to Haneda will …

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Singapore Airlines excludes south Asia from special New York to Asia A380 fare offer

From January 15, 2012, Singapore Airlines (SIA) will withdraw its last Boeing 747-400 MegaTop service when it upgrades its SQ25/SQ26 Singapore-Frankfurt-New York JFK service to the Airbus A380 superjumbo. Starting today, for five days Singapore Airlines is offering a very special fare to most of its Asian destinations for its New York passengers. That is, except all of its destinations …

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In-flight review: Qatar Airways: A320 and 777: Bangalore-Doha-New York – the worst flight of my life

After hearing much about Qatar Airways (QR), it’s 5 star Skytraxx ranking, and its best economy class, I decided to fly the airline on a trip, along with my son, from Bangalore to the United States and return. Outbound (Bangalore-Doha-New York JFK) I should have realised that this trip was jinxed when I received an e-mail from the airline on …

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