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Airline Pulse: News and Notes for Nov. 13, 2015

Airlines & Airports | Donald Wood | November 13, 2015

Airline Pulse: News and Notes for Nov. 13, 2015

Lufthansa Strike Continues, Forces 3,700 Cancellations Through Thursday
The strike from flight attendants who work for the German airline Lufthansa has entered it sixth day Friday, and through Thursday, the protest has forced the cancellation of 3,700 flights and impacted another 443,000 passengers.
Source: Cecilia Rodriguez of Forbes

Emirates Introduces New Plane with Record-Breaking Number of Seats
During a presentation at the Dubai air show this week, Emirates announced a new Airbus A380 design that will hold a record-breaking 615 passenger seats. The plane will also feature 17 bathrooms.
Source: Emirates

On-Time Arrivals Improving for Major Airlines
On Thursday, the Transportation Department announced that 86.5 percent of flights provided by major airlines arrived on time in September. That’s up from 81.1 percent in September 2014 and 80.3 percent in August.
Source: Associated Press

United Airlines Changing Plan for Miles and Ticket Sales?
There are rumors surrounding United Airlines retooling its fare and payment plans, and there is reason to believe the airline will be utilizing an unbundling strategy. Basically, customers will purchase a ticket for a seat, but will have to pay individually for any other amenity they desire.
Source: Gary Leff of View From the Wing

Pilot Suing Allegiant Air After Being Terminated for Evacuating Plane
An Allegiant Air pilot who was forced to call for an emergency landing due to smoke coming from one of the plane’s engines is reportedly suing the airline after he was unjustly fired for evacuating the plane.
Source: Associated Press

New Study Reveals Key Information on Booking Flights
According to the annual flight study from travel site Momondo, airline customers can save money by booking their flights at least 53 days in advance of their departure date.
Source: Momondo


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