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New EU regulations on bus and coach passenger rights

SOFIA, Bulgaria - A new European Union regulation on bus and coach passenger rights came into effect on March 1, 2013, providing bus and coach travelers throughout the EU with new rights, the European

More airlines providing Wi-Fi on their flights

As the globe has become increasingly outfitted with wi-fi hotspots and cell phone towers, the skies have long been the last refuge from constant connectivity.

Work on Nairobi’s Airport rail link to start in 2013

(eTN) - Perennial traffic jams have turned the once swift journey to and from Nairobi’s International Airport into a nightmare, often compelling departing passengers to leave hours before their flig

Air France asks passengers to pay for fuel

Passengers were asked to help pay for fuel on a Beirut-bound Air France flight that had to be diverted to Syria this week, the airline said.

Poll: Builder’s bum, not cleavage, is biggest annoyance to air passengers

An American woman was asked not to board a Southwest Airlines flight from Las Vegas to New York last month because she was revealing too much cleavage.

Six clever ways to outsmart baggage fees

PENNINGTON, N.J. - According to a recent report, U.S.

Airlines now charge extra for window or aisle seat

The airline industry's latest tactic to increase revenue -- charging premiums for window and aisle seats -- is making it hard for groups to fly together, say passenger advocates.

Harsher penalties sought for aircraft laser attacks

Washington, D.C. - When Delta Air Lines pilot Capt.

Russian Aeroflot wants to blacklist passengers for bad behavior

Ill-tempered air travelers might want to think twice before throwing a fit at 35,000 feet on Aeroflot. If the airline gets its way, they could be blacklisted.

Twelve passengers hurt when turbulence hits United flight

12 people suffered minor injuries aboard a United Airlines flight when it encountered turbulence while flying over Louisiana on Wednesday, officials said.

IATA: Strong February performance, but outlook remains fragile

GENEVA, Switzerland - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released global traffic results for February 2012 showing an 8.6% improvement in passenger demand and a 5.2% rise in cargo dema

British Airways introduces Holiday Finder tool online

CRAWLEY, England - British Airways has made it even easier to find the perfect holiday with the launch of a new 'Holiday Finder' tool on ba.com.

FAA: Air travel numbers to double in next two decades

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has projected that airline passenger travel will nearly double in the next 20 years.

Southwest sued over free booze

Southwest Airlines has won the dismissal of part of a federal lawsuit by flyers in the US who said the discount carrier improperly stopped honouring coupons for free alcoholic drinks, where the coupon

Refunds to passengers of Air Australia likely to “be nil”

There are fears some passengers will never get their money back after the revelation collapsed budget airline Air Australia owes creditors up to $90 million.

Things you really should not do on a plane

Every time you get on an airplane, it's a crap shoot. No, I'm not talking about safety but rather the person you'll be sitting next to. All walks of life end up flying at one point or another.

Eurostar reports bumper half-term

LONDON, England - Eurostar, the high-speed passenger service between the UK and mainland Europe is reporting that it has carried 10% more passengers over this half-term school holiday, compared to the

Cruisers have spoken: Top cruise ships revealed

PENNINGTON, N.J. - The list of the winners of 2012 Cruisers' Choice Awards has been released today.

British Airways launches travel tip videos

HARMONDSWORTH, England - With more than 900,000 people traveling with British Airways this February half-term, the airline is giving travelers a light-hearted helping hand with their top travel and ba

TAM receives awards for wines served in First Class

LONDON, England - TAM Airlines has won two of the top categories in Business Traveller’s prestigious "Cellars in the Sky"; awards that recognise airlines for the quality of the wines served on board

Travel experts offer five cruise safety tips

AURORA, Ill. - Cruise experts say cruising remains a popular choice for North American vacationers.

American Airlines jet makes emergency landing in Boise

BOISE, Idaho — American Airlines passenger plane made an emergency landing in Boise, Idaho, on Saturday after the crew reported a mechanical plroblem.
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