Airport Security

Pay a fee to speed through security with Jetblue

Flyers with US budget carrier JetBlue can now buy themselves speedy access through security lines, an idea which could catch on further afield. At select airports, passengers who purchase the “even more speed” package will be able to use dedicated lanes, or those reserved for premium passengers, to ensure they pass through security checkpoints faster [...]

Airline baby ban

Malaysia Airlines: No Babies in First Class

Malaysia Airlines has become the first major airline to ban babies from the first-class cabins on its aircraft, and will extend the ban on the A380 super jumbo. The airline’s CEO Tengku Azmil said the airline’s forthcoming A380 would not have bassinets, the in-flight cribs required for babies to fly in, installed. Parents who wish [...]

Qatar Airways Airbus A340-600

Qatar Airways named ‘World’s Best Airline’

Airline review site Skytrax has named the best airlines of the year – based on surveys of passengers – at the Paris Air Show. Qatar Airways beat Singapore Airlines to first place in the 2011 rankings, rising from third place, while Asiana dropped from the top of the table to take third place. Cathay Pacific [...]

American Airlines Samsung Galaxy Tabs

Galaxy Tab Arriving on American Airlines Flights

American Airlines is seeking to improve the entertainment side of its service by making Samsung’s new Galaxy Tab 10.1 available to premium class travelers. In a June 13 announcement Virasb Vahidi, American’s Chief Commercial Officer, announced that “through our agreement with Samsung, American is the first North American airline to offer a branded tablet onboard [...]

Iberia inflight menu

Iberia revamps food offering with “eight-star” menu

Spanish airline Iberia has announced a new Mediterranean-themed food lineup, drawing on the experience of some of the country’s top chefs. Emulating the top-notch German cuisine offered by Lufthansa and Air France’s gastronomic offering by Alain Ducasse, Iberia has invited a committee of culinary experts to come up with a new menu to be rolled [...]

frequent traveler awards

Best frequent travel programs unveiled

Marriott has won two major awards at the Frequent Traveler Awards, held April 28 in New York. The chain’s Marriott Rewards scheme picked up the award for Hotel Program of the Year in both the Americas and Europe and Africa, although Priority Club by rival chain InterContinental took the Program of the Year in Middle [...]

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