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Please consider this Guardian analysis on the true cost of low fare transport, but keep in mind it might be flawed
The scary, funny and enormously successful Michael O'Leary has ambitions for basket case Alitalia
Virgin Australia goes against the tide with more room in economy, for a small price
Is British Airways telling us that it's going to be nothing more than a bigger low cost carrier?
It’s less than a day since this reporter saw at least four very large passengers some of whom might have been your typical average American adults suffer a flight in British Airways’ new Club Europe cabin on an A319 flying from London Heathrow to Toulouse.
The likelihood that Irish carrier Aer Lingus will accept a takeover bid from IAG, the company that owns British Airways and Spanish flag carrier Iberia is the stuff of battles left, right and centre and the “fun” is expected to begin from all quarters later this week.
Having previously ordered 280 Airbus A320s (100 A320 CEOs and 180 A320 NEOs) India’s largest domestic carrier IndiGo has just signed an MoU for a further 250 A320 NEOs.
Now draws closer the hour(s) of our incontinency as well as discontent. Even piddling little flights lasting only 40 minutes between take off and touch down can take more than an hour when you add in taxying times, air traffic delays and a lack of immediately free gates or even hard stands.