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UK Border Agency Goes On Strike & Passengers Report A Better Experience

For the past week the threat of the looming Public Sector labour strike in Britain gripped airlines and airports with fear.  As UK Border Agency Immigrations Officers announced they would take part in the public sector strike action today some airlines readjusted schedules, other carriers cancelled flights and London Heathrow Airport warned that passport control…

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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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Fish Lets You Directly Question An Airline Executive!

The airline industry has its ups and downs, its lovers and its haters and if nothing else … everyone seems to want the chance to grill an airline top executive.  Well … Flying With Fish is giving you the chance to do just that! Starting today through both this blog and my Twitterstream (@FlyingWithFish) an…

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Reader Mail : “Why do you hate US Airways?” … I don’t

Today’s reader mail was apparently inspired by a reader mail post from this past July, and is one that isn’t really a fair question. This reader mail comes from Marcy who asks “I just finished reading your “Why does it seem you hate the TSA?” reader mail and was struck with this question, why do…

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Aeroflot’s Low Cost Airline & Why No One Is Paying Attention

This past April Aeroflot, the Russian national flag carrier, announced it was considering launching a low cost carrier (LCC), as it takes over six smaller state-owned airlines in Russia.  Aeroflot’s low cost carrier announcement was lost among the stories related to Aeroflot taking over multiple smaller Russian airlines and the Russian government meddling in the…

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Reader Mail : What Is The Difference Between A Mileage Run & Segment Run

This week’s reader mail comes from someone just starting to navigate their way through airline frequent flyer programs.   Gerry from DFW asks “I have started to travel frequently for work which has lead me to start reading FlyerTalk. I see many references to mileage an segment runs, what is the difference?” Gerry … first off…

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Anti-Trust Immunity, Airline Alliances & You

Web: www.thetravelstrategist.com — E-Mail: fish@flyingwithfish.com 08/04/2009 – Anti-Trust Immunity, Airline Alliances & You I am sure that very few people ever give a second thought to anti-trust laws, international airlines alliance and how it could possibly affect them. If you are a frequent flyer, this issue does affect you, even if you do not realize…

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Qatar Airways & US Airways : An Unusual Alliance?

Web: www.stevenfrischling.com — E-Mail: fish@flyingwithfish.com 05/04/2009 – Qatar Airways & US Airways : An Unusual Alliance? Last week an unusual, and somewhat one-sided, alliance was formed between two international airlines. On the 2nd of April Qatar Airways and US Airways announced a code-share agreement between the two airlines. This agreement opens up the Middle East,…

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What Would You Do If You Ran The Airline?

Web: www.twitter.com/flyingwithfish — E-Mail: fish@flyingwithfish.com 11/02/2009 – What Would You Do If You Ran The Airline? Yesterday USA Today ran a travel column by David Grossman entitled “What would you do if you were CEO of a major airline?” The timing of David’s column for me comes after a significant  time of thinking about this…

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Why Is A Cactus Pushing From The Gate? : Airport Radio Jargon

Web: www.thetravelstrategist.com — E-Mail: fish@flyingwithfish.com 30/12/2008 – Why Is A Cactus Pushing From The Gate? : Airport Radio Jargon Late last week I received an e-mail from a reader of Flying With Fish trying to understand what they were listening to on United Airlines‘ Channel 9.   Passengers who fly United Airlines can listen to the…

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