The last seven months have seen delays, cancellations, mishandled baggage and miscommunication at Canadian airlines.
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The chaos at airlines and airports appears to finally be over, but will the relief last? Or will Canadians have to brace themselves for more delays, cancellations and miscommunications?
Some airlines are already experimenting with sustainable aviation fuel.
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Airlines are investing in sustainable biofuel startups and starting to uses alternative fuels, including cooking oil, ag waste and corn ethanol. But biofuels alone won’t be enough, research shows.
Flight cancellations over the holidays left travellers stranded at airports across North America amid an intense winter storm.
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After the transportation crisis this past holiday season, apologies from major airlines, airports and government officials are not enough. It’s time to protect passengers from travel companies.
The value of frequent flyer miles can change significantly in the weeks and months ahead of a given travel date.
The value of frequent flyer miles sometimes seems to defy the laws of economics.
there are no easy solutions to the problems Qantas faces. It must balance the cost cutting required with further aggravating its workforce.
It can cost a bundle to see popular performers like Taylor Swift.
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This strategy to get the highest prices the markets will bear can lead to problems, as fans of Taylor Swift know all too well.
A passenger looks for his bicycle among a pile of unclaimed baggage at Pierre Elliott Trudeau airport in Montréal in June.
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Changes to the Canadian airline industry will offer consumers new choices when flying from major airports. But the new services could burden a system that’s already at capacity.
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A study into the hierarchical relationship between first officers and their captains has shed light on the risk taking that occurs during the critical moment of landing an aircraft.
Airlines experienced their worst year on record in 2020, with passenger numbers down by 60 per cent compared to 2019.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has been unlike any crisis, both in terms of depth and duration, and has damaged the aviation industry more than most sectors.
A passenger looks for his luggage among a pile of unclaimed baggage at Pierre Elliott Trudeau airport in Montreal, on June 29. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz.
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What’s behind the chaos at airports across Europe and North America? An airline industry expert explains the problems that have resulted in delays and cancelled flights.
Aviation is a significant contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions.
Reducing jet fuel consumption by 2.5% each year could halt aviation’s growing influence on climate change.
‘Who says I can’t?’
No sooner has he returned from space than the Virgin king is making noises about putting his airline on the stock market.
The legal ground in Australia for employers to insist that employees be vaccinated is murky.
The jet stream can have a big impact on how long a plane ride will last.
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When planes fly from east to west, they are flying against a river of air called a jet stream. These air currents can make your flight longer or shorter, depending on which way you are going.
A vaccine may be the magic bullet, but getting travellers back in the skies will require much more — including convincing people that travel is safe again.
AirBNB IPO share price as at December 10, 2020.
Airbnb is taking a very bold step by issuing a multi billion dollar IPO during a global economic slowdown – something that was unthinkable a few years ago.
Airline health advice has so far mostly focused on staying hydrated and avoiding deep vein thrombosis. What passengers really want, however, is free hand masks, hand sanitiser and more space between passengers.
A precedent set at the industry’s outset has dominated efforts to reform aviation.
The Boeing 737 MAX is expected to take to the skies again following a review of the MCAS system which was responsible for two crashes in 2019.
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The Boeing 737 MAX, which has been grounded since 2019 following two fatal crashes, is expected to be cleared to fly again. An aviation law expert proposes a way to improve the certification process.
The airline industry has been cancelling routes because of the traffic drop-off during the pandemic. That has an impact on organ transplants.
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As policymakers weigh financial aid for the airline industry, they have an opportunity to help make the US organ transplantation system more equitable at the same time.