Airlines In The News

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Emirates Takes Home Best Airline Prize (again)

The World Airline Awards is the most prestigious of all the airline ranking awards today, and also possibly the most reliable since it tallies actual traveler opinions to calculate winners, as opposed to a bunch of curmudgeonly old critics who make their living out of finding the worst in things. This year the top World […]

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Lufthansa’s A380 Arrives in SFO

Yesterday was a big day for a certain international airport in San Francisco as it made the leap from boy to man, receiving its first daily Airbus A380 flight. At 11:51am, and decked out in Lufthansa’s traditional white, yellow and royal blue livery, the plane touched down after a picture perfect approach to SFO’s 28R […]

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SWISS: A Sweet Way to Fly

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Airlines in the News – Lufthansa Brings the A380 to SFO

Things just got a whole lot bigger in San Francisco. German carrier Lufthansa has announced they’ll be flying a daily nonstop flight from Frankfurt to San Francisco, and using the superjumbo Airbus A380 to do it. The A380 has been suspiciously absent from Bay Area skies since the airport’s international terminal was made compatible with […]

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Airlines in the News: Spanair Gets Warm and Fuzzy

Spanair is getting in on the viral marketing game. But with stories like this it’s hard to be cynical. Here’s the setting: Christmas Eve, tired passengers probably already a little upset they have to travel on Christmas Eve. They arrive at the baggage carousel and something a little magical happens. As the passengers waited for […]

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Vietnam Starts 2011 With A Brand New Airport

Can Tho City will host Vietnam’s 4th international airport. Inaugurated January 1st, the new airport is said to have a runway large enough to accommodate long-haul aircraft like Boeing 747 and 777s with a terminal designed to receive up to 5 million passengers annually. Can Tho is located in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam, […]

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Airlines in the News: Air Pacific

For the third year in a row Air Pacific has been voted the Best Airline in the South Pacific by readers of Global Traveler Magazine, an honor bestowed by one of the more prestigious opinion polls in the industry. Said Global Traveler publisher and CEO, Francis X. Gallagher, “the survey is unique as our readers […]

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The 2010 Zagat Airline Survery Released

Zagat Guides has released their annual survey of airlines. Zagat, one of the world’s most recognized survey compendiums, most well known for their ratings of restaurants also rates such lifestyle enhancing ventures as nightlife, shopping, zoos, music, movies, theater and golf. And also airlines. According to their blog, each year the airline survey covers… 16 […]

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Two Airlines Giving a Little Back

In an era when the airlines’ collective mantra is to take take take, two major international carriers are starting programs to give a little back: KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Turkish Airlines, each doing completely different but both very unique and generous things. KLM is getting all 2010 and starting a new social media loyalty […]

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Airplanes in the News: A380 and B787

It hasn’t been a good couple of weeks for either of the major airline manufacturers. After incidents with several of Airbus’ new A380s, forcing Singapore Airlines and Qantas to both ground their A380 fleets, it’s going to take some serious resourcefulness in their respective PR departments to restore faith in the airplanes. And even though […]

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Airlines in the News: Southwest

While it doesn’t technically involve the international airlines I normally report on on the AirTreks blog, I thought this was too big an announcement not to talk about. After all, it creates what amounts to as the nation’s biggest carrier, surpassing Delta in terms of passenger load and route depth (even after their merger with […]

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AirAsia Seats Are Good To Go

This post was written by David Derrick, Director of Product Development at AirTreks. There’s exciting news at AirTreks. We’ve just signed a partnership with AirAsia, the leader of low-cost, short-haul flights throughout South East Asia allowing us to use their extensive route network and bargain fares to get you around like never before. AirAsia revolutionized flying […]