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US Airways Joins AA-BA Trans-Atlantic Venture

US Airways Joins AA-BA Trans-Atlantic Venture

US Airways, which merged with American Airlines last year, announced that it joined American’s trans-Atlantic joint business venture with British Airways, Iberia, and Finnair.  US Airways will be an affiliate member of the partnership until its operations have been fully integrated with American Airlines.
Under the venture, the five airlines will share revenue and coordinate schedules and fares on trans-Atlantic flights between North America and Europe.
The addition of US Airways brings …

Alaska Airlines to Offer Double Miles on British Airways Flights Between Seattle and London

Alaska Airlines to Offer Double Miles on British Airways Flights Between Seattle and London

Alaska Airlines announced that members of its Mileage Plan frequent flyer program can now earn double points on British Airways-operated flights between Seattle and London Heathrow through June 24 of this year.  British Airways offers 10 flights a week between the two cities.
In order to qualify for the double points, passengers must be enrolled in Alaska’s Mileage Plan program, and must also register for the promotion through Alaska Airlines’ website …

Air Controllers in France Plan Strike for Tuesday

Air Controllers in France Plan Strike for Tuesday

Travelers flying to and over France on Tuesday face delays and flight cancellations as French air-traffic controllers plan to strike over a labor dispute.
Numerous airlines in Europe are warning passengers of delays and some have already posted cancellations.  The French Civil Aviation Authority asked airlines to reduce their flight schedules in and out of airports in Paris by 30%, and by 20% for airports in Lyon, Marseille, Nice, and Toulouse.
The …

Vote for the 2014 Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards

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Voting for the 2014 Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards has started, and with it, your opportunity to give credit where credit is due.  Scroll down to place your vote.
Last year, over 105,000 votes were cast.  This year’s stellar field of nominees includes over 100 airlines and alliances, hotels and resorts, and car rental agencies.  We’ve also added three new categories, namely Best Travel Tools and Apps, Best General Travel Blogs, …

Popular Boeing 777 Has Solid Safety Record

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The presumed crash of a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 in the South China Sea between southernmost Vietnam and northern Malaysia involved an aircraft with an exemplary safety record.
Until the crash of an Asiana Airlines 777 in 2013, the 777’s record was virtually unblemished.  Indeed, it was part of a small group of long-range aircraft from the world’s two major aviation manufacturers, Airbus and Boeing, to never have had a fatal …

British Airways Launches Austin-London Service

British Airways Launches Austin-London Service

British Airways began new service on Monday between London Heathrow and Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in Texas.  The route is the first regular transatlantic service to operate from the Texan city.
The service will initially be available five days a week, with daily flights beginning in May.
British Airways will use Boeing 787 Dreamliners equipped with 214 seats to fly between the two cities.  The aircraft are outfitted with 35 lie-flat seats in …

Joint Business Venture Between Finnair, BA, JAL to Begin April 1

Joint Business Venture Between Finnair, BA, JAL to Begin April 1

Finnair, British Airways, and Japan Airlines announced that they will officially begin joint business venture flights on April 1.  The arrangement, which was approved by Japanese regulators last October, will allow the carriers to share revenue, as well as coordinate schedules and fares on flights between Europe and Japan.
Tickets for the joint business venture flights are now available for purchase.
Currently, Finnair offers daily service between Helsinki and Tokyo, as well …