Air NZ, Cathay Pacific Cuts Highlight the Death of the True Fifth Freedom Flight

Air NZ, Cathay Pacific Cuts Highlight the Death of the True Fifth Freedom Flight

The 1944 Chicago Convention was a landmark agreement that, among other things, pushed the global air travel industry to create a defined set of “freedoms” of the air which would guide what routes airlines from individual countries could and couldn’t fly. The so-called “fifth freedom” has long been one of …

3 Links I Love: Air New Zealand Becomes Less Unique, American’s Bad Baggage Rules, Airport Restaurants

3 Links I Love: Air New Zealand Becomes Less Unique, American’s Bad Baggage Rules, Airport Restaurants

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Air New Zealand to discontinue premium economy SpaceseatBusiness Traveller
This is a sad day. Air New Zealand says that its fantastic Spaceseat premium economy scores worse than the more traditional premium economy it has on its 787s. I just can’t imagine that to be …

3 Links I Love: Hard to Start Up Cuba, Chinese and Virgin Australia, That Weird Airbus Noise

3 Links I Love: Hard to Start Up Cuba, Chinese and Virgin Australia, That Weird Airbus Noise

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Airlines Race to Cuba, Overcoming Major HurdlesAssociated Press
Scott Mayerowitz headed down to Cuba with American Airlines to explore the problems of trying to start doing business in a country that might as well be from another planet. Considering the recent award of service …

Air New Zealand Wins the Award for Best Single Achievement in the Passenger’s Experience

Air New Zealand Wins the Award for Best Single Achievement in the Passenger’s Experience

Greetings from Seattle. It’s a busy week here at the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) 2011 Expo. I’ll be writing about several things over the next couple weeks, but I wanted to start with the award which I helped judge. This year, Air New Zealand won the award for the …

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