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2010-09-20 06:40:00

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- September and October, the traditional "shoulder season" between summer's high season and winter's low season, are good months for slow walkers and individuals with special needs to travel. There are fewer tourists overall, meaning more space on walkways and fewer lines for museums and other attractions. Prices drop, too, especially for international destinations. If you are planning to take advantage of shoulder season to travel abroad,...

2010-06-10 08:45:00

WASHINGTON, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the airline industry's expected return to profitability, $2.5 billion in 2010, during its Annual General Meeting held in Berlin this week. Yet, a major focus of the event was on the continued high costs that the airline industry faces, including a new air travel tax imposed on the industry by the German government this week. While the industry in totality is expected to return to...

2010-06-08 14:51:00

NEW YORK, June 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- New York's hometown airline JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU) today observes its official membership into the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Joining IATA requires successfully passing the IATA Operational Safety Audit, which JetBlue completed in April 2010. Membership will expand JetBlue's global industry voice and expand partnership opportunities with other world-class airlines, proving that the value-based carrier meets the highest...

2010-06-07 07:10:00

BERLIN and TORONTO, June 7 /PRNewswire/ - Toronto Pearson International Airport, Canada's busiest airport, was honoured today by airlines around the globe with the 2010 IATA Eagle Award for Most Improved Airport. Awarded by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the global industry award recognizes the significant strides made by Toronto Pearson in its commitment to working with the air carrier industry. The IATA Eagle Awards are presented in recognition of an...

2010-06-03 10:45:00

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- SAS Scandinavian Airlines (SAS), the national carrier for Denmark, Norway and Sweden, has become a new client for Discover the World Marketing. Under the agreement, Discover will help SAS with its international marketing development in Brazil, Mexico and South Africa. "We were impressed with Discover's ability to provide high quality representation besides offering us the value of IATA BSP Consolidator System (IBCS)," said Albert Henschel, SAS...

2010-06-02 09:22:00

SAO PAULO, June 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A. (NYSE: GOL and BM&FBOVESPA: GOLL4), the largest low-cost and low-fare airline in Latin America, announced today that it has joined the International Air Transport Association (IATA), an international trade body, representing approximately 230 airlines comprising 93% of scheduled international air traffic. As a member, GOL will take part in global discussions and vote on issues regarding the development...

2010-05-19 01:57:00

BEIJING, May 19 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- After introducing electronic tickets in 2003, Air China Limited (Air China) took the lead in launching China's first Electronic Miscellaneous Document (hereinafter abbreviated as EMD) in Beijing on May 11, 2010. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080625/CNW017LOGO ) At present, Air China EMD can be used for same-class rescheduling of domestic tickets. In the future, EMD will provide Air China passengers with broader and more...

2010-04-19 08:00:00

NEW YORK, April 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU) is pleased to announce that it has successfully completed the International Air Transport Association's (IATA) Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) and achieved IOSA registration. Additionally, JetBlue is now a proud member of IATA. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090217/NY71475LOGO-b ) IOSA sets aviation's global standard for quality, safety and operations performance. Joining the IOSA Registry will...

2010-03-08 06:00:00

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Diio today revealed a new set of innovative market intelligence products that will help its aviation clients bridge the gap between data and information -- between information and action. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100308/PH65969LOGO ) At Diio, innovation rules. Ten years ago, Diio set the standard for excellence with the aviation industry's first all-in-one market intelligence hub, apgDat. This tool was the first to...

2009-11-20 07:00:00

SEATTLE, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alaska Airlines today announced it again successfully completed the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) and has been renewed on the IOSA Registry. The airline has been on the registry since 2006. The IOSA Registry is a key element of IATA's efforts to promote global airline operational safety. To achieve IOSA Registration, Alaska Airlines satisfied more than 900 standards in eight operational areas,...


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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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