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World’s Busiest Airport? It’s Atlanta (Again)

While it may seem that airports are getting busier, that may not always be the case.
The world’s busiest airport – Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International – saw close to 104 million passengers last year, allowing it to hold that title for yet another year.
Indeed, two of the world’s five busiest airports are in the United States – the other was Los Angeles International Airport – but the busiest, Atlanta, was slightly less …

Flying to Europe Has Never Been Cheaper: Here’s How to Book Budget-Priced Tickets

“It won’t get cheaper.”  That’s what ultra low-cost carrier Primera Air said in a recent ad campaign, advertising one-way fares to Europe of $99. Ninety-nine dollars was People Express territory in 1985, although that very same $99 would be approximately $219 in 2018 dollars.
Recently, Primera Air offered one-way fares to London from Boston, New York City, and Washington, D.C. of $63. To put this in perspective, this would be approximately $27 …

New Air France-KLM CEO Faces Strikes, Dissent in the Ranks As He Takes the Helm

It didn’t take long. Within hours of the announcement by Air France-KLM that its board had appointed Air Canada COO and president Ben Smith as CEO, union representatives fired a warning shot across the bow.
Smith, who will assume his duties no later than September 30, succeeds Jean-Marc Janaillac, who resigned in May after he failed to put an end to what seemed like an endless series of strikes at the …

Theft of Aircraft in Seattle-Tacoma Raises Serious Security Questions

A more complete story of how a Horizon Air employee was able to steal, fly, and subsequently crash an aircraft taken from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Friday evening is beginning to emerge as details come to light.
Richard B. Russell flew a Bombardier Dash 8 – Q400 turboprop plane for almost an hour over Puget Sound, even performing aerobatics, until it crashed on Ketron Island, off the shore of Steilacoom. Mr. Russell, …

8 Tips to Avoid Long Lines at Airports When Traveling Abroad

Perhaps the only downside of travel is the need to wait on lines. Lines for the security checkpoint, lines for customs, lines for duty-free shops. While we can’t help with the line at duty free, here are some new tips that will speed you through the airport both upon departure and arrival in multiple countries from Australia to New Zealand as well as in the United States.
1.) Mobile Passport App
Mobile …

Airbus, Boeing (Once Again) Raise 20-Year Market Forecasts for Passenger Jets

The world’s two largest airplane manufacturers, Airbus and Boeing, both raised their forecasts for aircraft deliveries over the next two decades as the Farnborough International Airshow gets underway.
Airbus, in its 20-year market forecast, said over 37,400 planes would be delivered in that period, with a value of $5.8 trillion, a 7% increase over last year’s forecast.
Boeing sees an even bigger market, however. In its annual 20-year outlook, the Chicago-based company …

New Study Shows What Frequent Flyers Value in an Airline

Today’s passengers value seat comfort above anything else, in a time when even top airlines are cutting back on legroom and personal space on aircraft, according to a new study of frequent travelers.
The GlobeRunner Insights Air Travel 2018 study also found that, despite the promise, in-flight Wi-Fi was deemed one of the least important of the criteria when choosing an airline or flight.
“Frequent flyers continue to value personal …