Are Qatar Airways about to purchase a 10% stake in American Airlines?

Today just seemed be your average Thursday in the world of aviation, besides the Paris Air Show that is. However news broke a couple of hours ago that Qatar Airways have expressed an “unsolicited”  interest in acquiring a 10% stake in American Airlines. In a statement released earlier today, American Airlines (AA) noted that Qatar Airways […]

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My Thoughts on Flight Safety Awareness

We all know that flying is safer than driving a car, but during a visit to an airlines training facility for a tour late last year; it helped to put things into perspective that risks are associated with everything that we do. Today I’d like to share some information on Flight Safety Awareness. The role […]

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Tried + Tested: Self-Service Boarding Gates

  In April this year, British Airways became the first airline in the UK to implement automated biometric technology throughout London Heathrow Terminal 5 with the launch of self-service boarding gates. I know what you’re thinking; it is yet another piece of technology which is taking over a manual process – but I think it […]

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Today is the day: Airlines move locations at Gatwick

After two years of planning, today is they day where Gatwick Airport Limit finally have their wish granted. easyJet are now operating solely out of the North Terminal. Previously, the low-cost carrier has split its operation between both the North and South Terminals, which often caused confusion for passengers and was quite an expensive business. […]

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Photo of the week: Star Alliance Lounge LAX Outdoor Terrace

Today’s photo of the week is of the gorgeous outdoor terrace which you’ll find within the Star Alliance Business Class Lounge at Los Angeles International Airport. Commanding views towards the Hollywood Hills, the Star Alliance Lounge at the Tom Bradley International Terminal’s outdoor terrace was the first outdoor lounge space to open at LAX and […]

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Tried + Tested: Mobile Check In with Air New Zealand

A few years ago, passengers would need to stand in a queue at the airport to check-in for their flight a couple of hours prior to departure. Today, we are able to check-in remotely up to 24-hours before – which saves precious time on the day. The simplicity of online/mobile check-in is fantastic and its something […]

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The Best Airline Deals Around

Christmas might have been and gone, but we are now in the midst of the wave season. In travel speak, the time between Christmas and the end of January is where travel businesses see a huge spike in bookings. Blame it on the post-Christmas blues, the bleak month of January or whatever you want; everyone […]

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A few thoughts on airline seating

The grand old topic of Airline Seating really does seem to stir up emotions; and I am sure this post will contribute to that. For years now, many airlines have seen the opportunity to gain purely additional revenue by charging customers to select their desired seats in advance of when online check-in opens. Of course […]

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Air New Zealand’s latest safety video: Summer of Safety

It might be cold and dark here in England, but the Southern Hemisphere is currently enjoying a rather glorious summer. Not one to dwell on the pretty miserable weather here, Air New Zealand have just released their brand new safety video. Aptly named “Summer of Safety” the new video takes viewers on a quintessential summer […]

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How to save on food and drink at the airport

Depending on your travel routine, the chances are you’ll most likely want to grab a coffee and a little something to eat before you fly; which can often take quite a chunk out of your wallet… not really ideal when your holiday is only just beginning. I’ve always noticed a premium price on food and drink […]

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