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Revisited: Airline Bereavement Fares, Are They Worth It?

Over the past few weeks I have received a number of requests from people regarding airline bereavement fares, sometimes referred to as “compassion fares.”. I am not sure why these enquiries all seem to have come in a relatively short period of time, but having replied to nine people in a little over two weeks…

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Reader Mail : Why Does The TSA Rescreen Passengers Connecting From Int’l Flights?

Security is a fact of life for airline travel and screening procedures vary from country to country … which leads to this reader mail from Gene R., from Pittsburgh, PA.  Gene writes “I just flew home to Pittsburgh from Paris with US Airways, as I have done a few times through Philadelphia.  When connecting through…

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Star Alliance Rejects Air India After 3.5 Year Courtship

Two days ago I wrote Air India May Be Forced Out Of Star Alliance Before It Joins …   … early this morning Star Alliance’s Chief Executive Board, in Frankfurt, officially notified Air India’s management in Mumbai that their courtship for membership, which began on the 13th of December 2007 in Beijing, was effectively over.…

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Flight Attendants Smuggle Over 63,000 Pounds Of Euro Coins!

Sometimes the logistics of a crime seems so unlikely that the fact that it happened make the story even more fascinating. One such story is unfolding in Germany as six Lufthansa employees, four of them flight attendants, have been arrested after smuggling more than 63,000 pounds of discarded, out of circulation, €1 and €2 coins…

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Putting Boeing 737 & Airbus A320 Popularity Into Perspective

There are all sorts of impressive statistics for commercial airliners, cost per available seat mile, cost per block hour, how many hours of flight per incident, how many operators fly a specific aircraft, types of variants of aircraft … but sometimes its difficult to put all these numbers into perspective. First the basics, the Boeing…

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Air India’s Search For A Euro Hub in Dublin…but why?

On October 31 2010 Air India bid farewell to its short-lived European hub at Frankfurt Airport, in Germany.   Air India had established a hub in Frankfurt only 17 months before its closure, however despite referring to the Frankfurt hub as “crucial” the airlines’ expansion, Air India quickly determined that the hub inefficient. With the airline…

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Lufthansa’s Airbus A380 – Refining Classes Of Service

The word “behemoth” does not adequately describe the Airbus A380-800 … especially when you’re standing under it. I have stood beneath the Boeing 747-400, stood inside the engine of a Boeing 777-200, flown in cavernous belly of a Lockheed C-5 Galaxy, each of which are massive and I have seen the Airbus A380-800 from a…

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Lufthansa’s First Class Terminal – Luxury In Transit

For the vast majority of travelers the single most stressful portion of air travel is the airport experience. Airport terminals are crowded, noisy, security lines can move at a snails pace, security screeners may be less than polite, the benches aren’t comfortable and the food selection options are dismal. For the privileged, Lufthansa has a…

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iPhone App of the Month : 2010 World Cup South Africa

You read the headline correctly, this is the iPhone App of the Month … back in April my iPhone App of the Week was for the baseball fans … today’s iPhone App of the Month is the massive global base of ‘footie fans.’ The 2010 World Cup is upon us, and while Air France and…

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British Airways’ New First Class … a whole new experience

Over the past few years I have had the pleasure of flying first class on long haul flights with a number of world-class airlines, including Lufthansa, Asiana, Virgin Atlantic, Air France, Swiss International Air Lines, Korean Air, United Airlines and Gulf Air … but this afternoon at London’s Heathrow Airport as I walked towards security…

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