The Berkshire Eagle – There’s a lot of frustration with air travel these days, from the confusing fares to the fees. Just figuring out what each airline charges for baggage can tricky. Booking the most affordable flight can be mind-bending.
The five cardinal rules experienced travelers go by are:
Daily Breeze – Responding to a telephoned bomb threat, a Southwest Airlines plane from Los Angeles to Austin made an emergency landing in Phoenix without incident Monday, an FBI official said.
Successful Meetings – Budget sequestration was supposed to cause significant flight delays for U.S. travelers. So far, however, it hasn’t. So finds a new analysis by flight tracking firm FlightStats, whose “May 2013 Airline and Airport On-time Performance Report” shows that North American air traffic performance in May remained “quite constant” with the previous two months.
Business Travel News – Alaska Airlines in May again was the most punctual major U.S. airline with an on-time performance ratio of 89.6 percent, according to FlightStats. Among the eight largest carriers, Delta again ranked second, at 86 percent, while American Airlines ranked last at 77.1 percent.
KING 5 News – Alaska Airlines and its pilots have reached a tentative five-year deal.
The new contract, which has been under development since last summer, includes pay raises, improved job security and ways to protect retirement and insurance benefits for pilots.