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2014-03-14 12:21:33

A Few Tips to Make Passengers' Travel Experience Smoother OTTAWA, March 14, 2014 /CNW/ - With the onset of the March Break and World Consumer Right's Day on March 15, the Canadian Transportation Agency is reminding passengers about their rights, responsibilities and recourse if they encounter problems when travelling. In Canada, air passenger rights and responsibilities are set out in the terms and conditions of carriage (contract) included in airline tariffs. Although...

2014-03-13 00:21:00

TOKYO, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Komy Co., Ltd. has surpassed the 200,000 mark in unit sales of KomyMirrors for overhead stowage bins in aircraft since first delivering the product in 1997, providing services to airlines and other customers. There has not been a single complaint from any customer! Komy Co., Ltd. is the sole manufacturer of flat, wide-angle ultra-light mirrors in the world. Most of the mirrors are installed in overhead stowage bins to prevent passengers from...

2014-03-05 12:20:16

BERLIN, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Berlin's Mayor and Qatar Airways' CEO officially unveil new luxury A380 First Class seats on the opening day of the world's biggest travel fair in Germany's capital Picture is available via epa european pressphoto agency ( http://www.epa.eu ) and can be downloaded free of charge at: http://www.presseportal.de/pm/101697/qatar-airways Qatar Airways' highly anticipated first...

2014-03-05 08:20:15

Adds 40 new destinations to SkyTeam's global network, strengthens alliance presence in Southeast Asia and Australia JAKARTA, Indonesia, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, has welcomed Garuda Indonesia as its 20(th) member and second airline from Southeast Asia. Garuda's membership adds Jakarta as an alternative gateway to and from South East Asia, as well as 40 new destinations to SkyTeam's global network served uniquely by the alliance. "Garuda's...

2014-03-03 12:22:03

Newark Marks Airline's Fifth Daily Departure from Tri-state Area SAN FRANCISCO, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cathay Pacific Airways yesterday launched a new daily service from Newark Liberty International Airport to Hong Kong with a first flight celebration that included a lion dance and traditional roast pig cutting ceremony. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140303/NY74873 The new service complements Cathay Pacific's current four-times-daily service from John F. Kennedy...

2014-02-25 16:20:43

EVERETT, Wash., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] today delivered the first 777-300ER (Extended Range) to China Southern Airlines, Asia's largest airline in fleet size and number of passengers carried. The new airplane is the first of 10 777-300ERs China Southern has on order with Boeing. "The 777-300ER's long-haul capability is a perfect fit for our network expansion plans as it will enable us serve our existing long-range markets more efficiently and open new routes...

2014-02-13 00:20:15

SINGAPORE, February 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New research shows comfort is key to Asian passengers Airbus today published a new research report about the comfort demands of Asian economy class passengers. 'The Future of Comfort: Asia' conducted by global future consultancy Future Laboratory, reveals new insights into the evolving demands of tomorrow's increasingly influential Asian air passengers. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140213/668458-INFO )...

2014-02-12 23:00:08

FlightStats Announces 2013 On-Time Performance Winners Portland, OR (PRWEB) February 12, 2014 FlightStats, Inc., the leader in global flight and airport information services, has released the winners for the 5th Annual Airline On-time Performance Service Awards. FlightStats is in a unique position to provide this service given its leadership role in collecting and distributing real-time and historic flight information to the global travel community. The report covers airlines in the...

2014-02-12 00:20:20

Efficiency of 737 supports Nok Air's low-cost model SINGAPORE, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Nok Airlines Public Company Limited (Nok Air) announced today from the Singapore Airshow a commitment to order eight Next-Generation 737-800s and seven 737 MAX 8s. The commitment, valued at $1.45 billion at list prices, will establish Nok Air as the first airline in Thailand to operate the 737 MAX. Boeing will work with the Bangkok-based airline to finalize the details...

2014-02-11 20:21:15

SINGAPORE, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SINGAPORE AIR SHOW -- UTC Aerospace Systems has extended its Comprehensive Accessory Repair and Exchange (C.A.R.E.) program with Singapore Airlines to provide repair services and asset management for the airline's expanded fleet of Boeing 777 aircraft. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). The original C.A.R.E. program for Singapore Airlines began in 2007 and included service coverage of air management and...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'