Airlines in America fail in their campaign against the Gulf carriers

Airlines in America fail in their campaign against the Gulf carriers

ON MAY 14th, the United States and United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced a deal that should, at least in theory, put an end to their long-simmering dispute over what airlines in America allege are unfair subsidies provided by the Gulf state to its two major airlines. When news of the agreement emerged on three days […]

Airlines in America are in a race to improve their meals

Airlines in America are in a race to improve their meals

IN THE 1950s—when the International Air Transport Association (IATA), a cartel of airlines, used to set fare levels and service quality on international routes—there were few differences between major carriers. One way to persuade passengers to choose one airline over another was to offer better meals as entertainment on board. And so an arms race […]

United Airlines kills another pet

United Airlines kills another pet

GULLIVER recently wrote about a pet that suffered a grizzly end after it was not permitted to fly. Spirit Airlines refused to allow a hamster on board as an emotional-support animal and it ended up being flushed down an airport toilet. But sometimes it is more dangerous for an animal to be permitted to ascend […]

Will British airlines lose their rights to fly to America after Brexit?

Will British airlines lose their rights to fly to America after Brexit?

THERE has been much chatter among frequent flyers in London this week about a front-page splash in the Financial Times claiming that British negotiations with America to replace the EU-US Open Skies Treaty are in trouble: The US is offering Britain a worse “open skies” deal after Brexit than it had as an EU member, […]

Duma passes amendments allowing airlines to blacklist brawling passengers

Duma passes amendments allowing airlines to blacklist brawling passengers

Published time: 17 Nov, 2017 14:24 The Russian parliament has approved an amendment allowing airlines to create blacklists of passengers who have started brawls on board or caused other threats to safety. Companies can now officially refuse to sell them tickets. Once signed into law, the bill will change the current situation in which airline […]