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Airline Refund Fees

Airlines might soon be forced to refund fees when bags are delayed

July 3rd, 2021

Airlines charge outrageous fees for virtually everything, but passengers might soon get their revenge. AP reports that the Department of Transportation wants airlines to refund checked baggage fees if the bags don’t arrive promptly. Additionally, if airlines are unable to provide extras on flights, they will be required to refund all those fees as well. …

Cheap flights

Airlines expect strong holiday flight demand – what is wrong with you people?

November 2nd, 2020

A number of air carriers, like Southwest Airlines, are offering cheap and discounted flights right now to encourage travelers to lock in holiday bookings. Industry executives in recent days, such as top leaders at airlines like JetBlue and Allegiant, said they’re increasingly bullish on holiday travel trends right now. However, this comes as the coronavirus …

coronavirus airlines

Airlines are about to face the apocalypse

September 28th, 2020

US-based airlines are facing some seriously devastating job losses in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The lack of a second stimulus bill will soon force airlines like United and American to lay off tens of thousands of workers. A new report says layoffs are imminent and that thousands of workers could be out of …

737 max status

The Boeing 737 Max saga isn’t even close to being over

September 2nd, 2019

It’s now been nearly six months since airlines around the world were forced to ground any 737 Max commercial jets in their respective fleets. The decision came after a pair of horrific crashes claimed the lives of hundreds, and Boeing’s flight control software was implicated as a cause of both accidents. Now, despite toiling away …

Airline check in problems

Computer problems hit airlines around the world, causing serious delays

September 28th, 2017

Thousands of passengers were grounded Thursday morning as computer problems hit the check-in systems of airlines around the world. The Telegraph reported that London’s Heathrow and Gatwick, Charles de Gaulle in Paris,  Zurich, Melbourne, Johannesburg, Changi in Singapore and Washington DC’s Reagan Airport were among the affected. Over 100 airports worldwide and the online check-in services of some airlines are reportedly seeing difficulties.

Airline electronics ban

All personal electronics bigger than a cellphone prohibited from certain US-bound flights

March 21st, 2017

Passengers on US-bound flights from 10 Middle-Eastern airports will not be allowed any electronics bigger than a cellphone on the plane, according to an emergency security amendment being rolled out by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today. Under the order, portable electronics such as laptops, tablets, e-readers, portable DVD players (which apparently still exist to …