Airport baggage handlers caught slamming travelers bags

Airport baggage handlers caught slamming travelers bags

Australian baggage handlers have been issued a stern warning by the CEO of a top national ground services provider after shocking footage of mishandling emerged online. Qantas and Swissport Australia have launched an “urgent investigation” after employees were filmed slamming luggage onto a conveyor belt. The footage, understood to have been filmed at Melbourne airport, … Read more

When is the best time to book holiday travel?

When is the best time to book holiday travel?

It’s the question that’s vexed many a traveler: When is the best time to book flights for the holidays? One way to ensure you get the best flight deals is to set airfare alerts for the route you’re looking take, according to The Points Guy Senior Global Features Editor Melanie Lieberman. These alerts notify you when flights … Read more

Climate protesters at Berlin airport briefly halt traffic after gluing themselves to runway

Climate protesters at Berlin airport briefly halt traffic after gluing themselves to runway

Climate protesters briefly halted air traffic at a Berlin airport on Thursday after some of them glued themselves to the runway. The activists, from a group called Letzte Generation, brought air traffic at Berlin Brandenburg Airport to a standstill in protest of flight-related emissions. “The plane is not a means of transport for ordinary people,” … Read more

Kelowna-bound travellers stuck in Vancouver for days as flights cancelled, delayed

Kelowna-bound travellers stuck in Vancouver for days as flights cancelled, delayed

Heather Crane flew out of Kelowna en route to Vancouver on Sunday with every intention of making it home that same night, in time to introduce her family to a new puppy. That introduction came a lot later than expected. Between snowstorms delaying flights and airlines not coming through as planned, Crane, her puppy and … Read more

Airline launches new DC flight service from East River

Airline launches new DC flight service from East River

Passengers are used to delayed flights, but how often does an entire airline get delayed? The tables were turned when Rye Brook, New York-based Tailwind Air announced the inaugural flight for its new service from Manhattan to Washington DC. Due to take off in mid-September, the airline was unexpectedly grounded, if only temporarily. “It was … Read more

Looking to book cheap flights for the holiday season? Thrifty Traveler says now is time to confirm air travel plans

Looking to book cheap flights for the holiday season? Thrifty Traveler says now is time to confirm air travel plans

CHICAGO (WLS) — Travel has rebounded to pre-pandemic levels, one travel expert says. Kyle Potter is with the travel website thriftytraveler.com, and he joined ABC7 Chicago to talk about some travel tips Friday. RELATED: Spirit Airlines shareholders approve $3.8B sale to JetBlue Many Americans may be taking to the skies again for the first time … Read more

Aviation firefighters threaten holiday season strike, grounding planes around Australia

Aviation firefighters threaten holiday season strike, grounding planes around Australia

Planes could be grounded around Australia next month with the firefighters’ union threatening to hold a strike, claiming a shortage of aviation fire and rescue teams is putting travellers at risk. Key points: The firefighters’ union is threatening to hold a strike which could ground planes around the country It says there is a shortage of … Read more

Book holiday airline tickets this week, expert says: It’s the ‘sweet spot’

Book holiday airline tickets this week, expert says: It’s the ‘sweet spot’

Travelers seeking to get away for the holidays this year should book this week, one industry expert says. “Where we are is what I consider the sweet spot of holiday travel,” Hayley Berg, lead economist of travel app Hopper, told FOX Business.  Berg said holiday airline prices tend to be “very high” in the summer because … Read more