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El Al Names Aircraft After Largest Druze Community in Israe

April 20, 2010


El Al Airlines recently announced the re-naming of an El Al Boeing 767 aircraft Daliat El Carmel in honor of the largest Druze community in Israel in time for Israel Independence Day. As part of Israel’s holiday celebration, this aircraft has been selected to participate in an El Al fly-over covering Acco,...

Five Airlines Pledge Not to Charge for Carry-On Bags

April 19, 2010

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), who along with six other senators introduced legislation last week to keep airlines from charging for carry-on bags, said that five major airlines have agreed not to charge passengers for their carry-on bags. Schumer said that American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue, United Airlines and US Airways had said that they won’t charge such fees. Schumer reached out to the airline CEOs after Spirit Airlines said it would charge up to $45 for carry-on bags put in overhead...

FlyersRights.org Seeks to Prohibit Carry-on, Bathroom Fees

April 9, 2010

FlyersRights.org responded to a recent announcement by Spirit Airlines that it will be charging passengers for the privilege of placing their luggage in the cabin’s overhead storage bins by calling upon Congress to ban such practices permanently. Also, in light of a recent announcement by Irish carrier Ryanair that it will begin charging passengers for in-flight bathroom use, the group also urged Congress to prohibit U.S. carriers from doing likewise.

Spirit Air, according to...

United, US Airways Discuss Merger for the Third Time

April 9, 2010

United Airlines and US Airways said that once again they are discussing a merger, although it probably be weeks before one is announced and it is far from a done deal. The talks are the latest in the money-losing aviation industry’s efforts...

Delta Offers Up to 50,000 Miles for Transcon Travel

April 2, 2010

Delta Air Lines is offering its SkyMiles members up to 50,000 bonus miles for the purchase of every roundtrip BusinessElite ticket between New York-JFK and Los Angeles or San Francisco. SkyMiles members can earn 25,000 bonus miles for each round-trip premium Economy Class ticket for travel between these cities.
Members must register for this promotion at delta.com/transcon prior to purchasing their...