Archive for January, 2011

Responsible Governments safeguarding its air passengers interest

Saudi Government introduces strangest penalties for flight delays The new law issued by the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia entitles Air Travel passenger to receive SR300 in compensation per hour from airline companies in case of delays. According to Article 19 of...

January 25th, 2011 | Aviation | Read More

IATA Plan for Airport Security Tunnels

The airline industry body IATA unveiled a plan on Tuesday to replace lengthy and sometimes intrusive passenger security checks at airports with a new system aimed at finding “bad people, not bad objects.” Under the project, an early version of which could be in place within 2-3 years if governments...

January 25th, 2011 | Aviation | Read More

Air India wins govt. bailout

Air India has secured a vital victory in its battle against insolvency, with the Indian government approving an emergency infusion of $267 million. Officials on the Cabinet Committee for Economic Affairs approved the cash in exchange for assurances wage structures would be rationalised. The loss making...

January 25th, 2011 | Travel | Read More

Ticket triggers tears

After the stint of Onion, it is the turn of oil that takes all the cheers off you during the New Year. Flying within the country is going to leave a hole in your pocket now on. The burning cost of oil is said to be the reason for hiking the ticket price by Airlines. Kingfisher Airlines and Jet Airways...

January 25th, 2011 | Travel | Read More

Air India Express scouting for new hands

Air India Express (AI Express), the low-cost subsidiary of flag carrier Air India (AI) which flies primarily to West and South East Asia, is on a hiring spree. The move is to fill the gap caused by a heavy exodus of cabin and cockpit crew over the last few months from the airline, citing poor working...

January 25th, 2011 | Tourism | Read More

They flew off the Cabin

cabin crew leaving a single Airliner. Another airliner has lost 100 of their crew members same period, according to press reports. This attrition rate of 350 of the crew members a year is a substantial loss for any Air Liner. Kingfisher Airlines terms the loss as ‘the availability is adequate’....

January 25th, 2011 | Tourism | Read More

MEXICAN TOURIST MECCA

Shook byDeaths, decapitations Acapulco turns killing Police officer walk by two men found shot dead in Acapulco, Mexico / Image via AFP/Pedro Pardo ACAPULCO, Mexico – 27 people were killed in less than a day in Acapulco, including 14 men who were decapitated, as Mexico’s drug violence spills...

January 25th, 2011 | Tourism | Read More

Writ against DGCA – Enforcing Commission

IAAI invokes penal provisions on Contempt of Court proceedings Two months’ time the Hon. High Court of Kerala granted to the DGCA to enforce commission payment by Airlines to Travel Agents having expired and the DGCA having failed to implement HC Orders, IAAI has approached the HC for further...

January 24th, 2011 | Aviation | Read More

Hi… It is fat Cargo

Tower: Understand you’re without cargo today. If you’re light, cleared for runway 6. N1234: All I have on board is my wife … and she’s heavy, but not THAT heavy. (pause) Tower: Roger N1234, and she’s flying with you, now? N1234: Yep, she’s got her headset on and is...

January 24th, 2011 | Aviation | Read More
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