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Why Charging Passengers by Weight Will Never Work

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Lately there has been trending news about an airline based out of the Samoan Islands who plan to charge passengers according to their individual weight. Sure, this sounds completely wrong on so many levels, or does it? Samoan Airlines operates a fleet of small turbo prop aircraft which have weight restrictions. In laymen terms, the […]

GBTA Show Offers Great News for Business Travelers

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One of the many things discussed at the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) show that was just recently held in San Diego this month was the focus on the new business class seats. The focus is on business class travel mainly because, with the economy recovering, companies and individuals are expected to spend over $1 […]

Tips for Winter Weather Stranded Flyers

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Those who fly a lot know the inconvenient perils that come with traveling during the winter seasons, especially in regions that are prone to severe winter weather. For example, Chicago receives and average snowfall of nearly 40 inches per year. That means heavy airline delays and occasional cancellations. If Chicago’s O’Hare Airport gets hammered by […]

“Caring for Your Cat or Dog During Business Travel”

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Taking care of your cat or dog becomes more complicated when you toss in a busy itinerary and frequent business travel plans. Domesticated animals thrive with schedules and a home as well as a neighborhood that they know well. Don’t let that discourage you, however, because it’s possible to care for your pet and live […]

Virgin Australia introduces Business Class in Embraer E-190

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Virgin Australia Holdings Ltd in their recent announcement said that they intended to launch business class cabins in their fleet of Embraer E190 later this year.   The seating would be redesigned to include the business class cabin. The layout would be 2:1 affording a very spacious seating. The seats would be in luxury leather […]

Global Business travel Spending to Rise in 2011

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A comprehensive report by GBTA Foundation has just been released.  The report which was conducted by the research department of GBTA analyzes the current growth and spend projections for business travel during a five year time frame from 2011 to 2015. Visa who sponsored the study, states that in 2010, business travel spend grew by […]