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  • Smartphones, tablets & eBay taking down SkyMall

    <a href="http://www.skymall.com/">SkyMall</a>, the quirky airline catalog, looks as though it may be grounded before long. Parent company Xhibit has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and seeks to sell its assets.

    Written by Bob Brown24 Jan. 15 04:39
  • Aer Lingus CFO on helping to turn around the fortunes at Ireland's flag carrier

    It's not an easy time to be a chief financial officer of an airline business. Increased incidence of natural disasters, volatile fuel prices, a possible double-dip recession and falling passenger numbers have all combined to severely dent most airlines' profits and prospects, so to join the board of an airline at the time of one of its worst financial years is a job only for the very experienced.

    Written by Michelle Perry28 Feb. 12 17:32
  • Qantas to compensate “all reasonable losses”

    Under pressure from the ACCC, Qantas (ASX:QAN) has agreed it should compensate “all reasonable” customer losses incurred from the recent fleet grounding

    Written by Dylan Bushell-Embling02 Nov. 11 18:08
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  • Paperless boarding passes for smartphones hit SFO

    San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is the Bay Area's first airport to employ a secure barcode-scanning system for paperless boarding passes so travelers with Internet-connected smartphones, like BlackBerrys and iPhones, can check-in using their handhelds. The system, which is currently being used on an experimental-basis, has the potential to save airlines money on printing costs and reduce paper-waste, as well as relieve potential stresses to travelers of misplacing boarding passes.

    Written by Al Sacco03 Sept. 09 04:32