Which Airline's Been Named World's Safest?
If your 2016 resolutions include more travel, it may be wise to know which airlines top the list. AirlineRatings.com, an independent plane safety and product ranking website, has just released its annual list of the world's safest airlines. Coming out on top for the third year in a row is
Finnair Catches Up to Social Seating
Finnair, Finland's national carrier, is the latest airline to dip its wing into the world of so-called social seating. The airline announced earlier this month that passengers are now able to link their Facebook profile with the flight's seat map, allowing other passengers on the flight to see the
Dramatic Plane Crash Kills Dozens in Siberia
MOSCOW – A passenger plane crashed in Siberia early Monday morning, killing dozens of people and severely injuring the few who survived. UTair flight 120 went down just minutes after taking off from Tyumen en route to the town of Surgut. The pilots tried to...
Flight of Fancy: Transferring Frequent Flier Miles Between Airlines
Dear Tim— I always like reading your remarks about mileage programs. Could you in the future explain how to move miles/points from foreign international carriers to North American carriers? For example: I have mileage points with Iberia and wanted them to be transferred to American. Even though
European Union scrutinizes legality of airline alliances
The European Union is taking a look at alliances between U.S. and European airlines to see if they're anti-competitive and harm passengers. The European Commission said Monday it is investigating the alliance among Continental Airlines, United Airlines, Lufthansa and Air Canada, and the separate
BA, American and Iberia sign deal
American Airlines and British Airways — twice rebuffed in efforts to effectively merge their trans-Atlantic operations under a grant of antitrust immunity — formally requested immunity again Thursday, this time along with partners Iberia, Finnair and Royal Jordanian. The difference this time, says
American, British Airways try again on trans-Atlantic plan
American Airlines and British Airways for the third time are seeking government permission to combine their trans-Atlantic operations, along with those of Iberia, Finnair and Royal Jordanian. They seek a U.S. Department of Transportation grant of antitrust immunity allowing them to share sensitive
Finns Call the Shots in Cold Country With Hot Bar Scene
HELSINKI, Finland — They're a melancholy lot, these Finns, and they'll readily sigh and say so, even before the first shot is poured. Radical weather that veers from 24-hour sunlight to weeks of near-constant darkness and arthritic cold, with oodles of gloom in between, warps the soul. So does
Finns call the shots in cold country with hot bar scene
They're a melancholy lot, these Finns, and they'll readily sigh and say so, even before the first shot is poured. Radical weather that veers from 24-hour sunlight to weeks of near-constant darkness and arthritic cold, with oodles of gloom in between, warps the soul. So does being squeezed
What to Do With Old European Money?
If you've ever traveled around Europe, chances are you've accumulated a collection of loose coins and bills left over from each country you visited. But if you're thinking that the advent of the euro and the demise of the old European currencies will turn that chunk of change into a veritable