Etihad Airways has always needed “something more than organic growth to gain global scale”, according to it’s Chief Executive James Hogan. Admission into any of the three global alliances Oneworld, SkyTeam and Star Alliance has not been an easy task for Gulf carriers. So it comes at no surprise that airlines in this part of […]

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It is ironic that Willie Walsh, head of the organization currently in talks to buy Aer Lingus, only two years ago said that Aer Lingus would be better off being owned by Ryanair than Abu Dhabi-based Etihad. “Ryanair wants Ireland and, whatever you say about Michael O’Leary, he’s proud to be an Irishman, lives here […]

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Air France-KLM had a difficult time last year – with three profit warnings and its worst-strike in 40 years. More job cuts might be on the table. But for now, the French airline is looking on the bright side, showing off its new first-class “La Première.” Bloomberg’s Caroline Connan got on board. (Source: Bloomberg) Category: […]

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Airline investors are poised to reap big benefits from falling fuel bills that helped the U.S. industry rack up record profits last year. Consumers, not so much. Bloomberg’s Zeb Eckert explains on “First Up.” (Source: Bloomberg) Category: Product #: Regular price:$ (Sale ends !) Available from: Condition: Good ! Order now!

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German flagship carrier Lufthansa said Tuesday that despite the renewed strike over its pilots’ early retirement scheme it would provide 32 out of 57 long-haul flights from Frankfurt. Inconclusive talks broken off on Thursday over the VC pilots union retirement scheme with airline management led to the strike. “Since management is still failing to come up […]

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Wochit 0:40 mins  Phone calls are now allowed on European flights. European skies may soon be alive with the sound of small talk with new safety rules allowing the use of all portable electronics, including cell phones, at any time during flights. Under the guidelines issued Friday by the European Aviation Safety Agency, European airlines can allow […]

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World Travelers Can Research Flight Paths to See if Airlines Avoid Conflict Areas Originally published: Wall Street Journal, July 23, 2014 12:38 p.m. ET > Click here to see full article here to research routes Category: Product #: Regular price:$ (Sale ends !) Available from: Condition: Good ! Order now!

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French forces have secured the site of the Air Algerie plane crash in Mali. CNN’s Al Goodman reports. Category: Product #: Regular price:$ (Sale ends !) Available from: Condition: Good ! Order now!

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CNN’s Kyung Lah looks at how Putin has handled criticism after the downing of MH17 and looks at his possible next moves. Also Russian news agency’s assassination attempt theory. Category: Product #: Regular price:$ (Sale ends !) Available from: Condition: Good ! Order now!

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Today, the Dutch paid solemn tribute to those lost aboard MH17, but tensions remained high on the Russia-Ukraine border. Category: Product #: Regular price:$ (Sale ends !) Available from: Condition: Good ! Order now!

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Business Traveller|January 16, 2014 CNN’s Richard Quest looks at the relationship between Atlanta International Airport and Delta Airlines. Category: Product #: Regular price:$ (Sale ends !) Available from: Condition: Good ! Order now!

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The concept of online malls where customers can shop with their loyalty points has been around for some time. However, recently, a new breed of providers have tacked the most persistent challenges with third party redemptions. Ron Benegbi, president of LRG Rewards goes as far to call their own proprietary process “magical”, where in fact, […]

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Originally aired on CNBC, WED 21 MAY 14 | 10:52 PM ET Tony Fernandes, Group Chief Executive Officer of AirAsia, explains how the new economic agreement between Southeast Asian nations will benefit the airline. Category: Product #: Regular price:$ (Sale ends !) Available from: Condition: Good ! Order now!

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Courtesy of CNBC, Original air date TUE 20 MAY 14 | 12:32 AM ET Malaysian Airlines said the “dramatic impact” of the vanishing of flight MH370 pushed the serial loss maker to its worst quarter in over two years, hit by a sharp drop in overall passenger traffic and a slump in sales in China. In […]

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With an award-winning loyalty program and over 30 million outlets to spend their miles worldwide, both Etihad Guest and its members have good reason to celebrate. Last month Etihad announced that it formed a separate company, Etihad Guest LLC, to manage the (Etihad Guest) loyalty program. Etihad Airways, Air Seychelles and Air Serbia currently use […]

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Many of us in the airline loyalty business have only recently heard of SSI (Survey Sampling International), but in fact they have been around since 1977 and hold the distinction of being the first commercial market research sampling company. Co-founder, the late Tom Danbury invented of the concept of using a database to offer a telephone […]

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I decided to check out one of FLL’s spotting locations on top of the Hibiscus parking garage. An ideal perch to capturing timelapses of airport activity and downtown Ft. Lauderdale in the distance. Flights that day were departing on runway 9L with unlimited visibility. This sequence is actually a single timelapse shot on the Canon […]

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Barbara Schaedler, senior vice president and head of communications at Deutsche Lufthansa AG, discusses the potential financial impact of a three-day pilot strike on the airline. She speaks from Frankfurt with Anna Edwards on Bloomberg Television’s “Countdown.” (Source: Bloomberg) Category: Product #: Regular price:$ (Sale ends !) Available from: Condition: Good ! Order now!

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Conventional wisdom in loyalty marketing, or just about any kind of marketing for that matter, suggests that one would want to promote a customer offer as much as possible. However, Apple has offered a discount-based loyalty program for some time now that the average consumer has never heard about. The main reason for the incognito […]

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Bloomberg’s Manus Cranny reports on the changes Ryanair will undergo to drum up more business. He speaks to Anna Edwards and Mark Barton on Bloomberg Television’s “Countdown.” (Source: Bloomberg) Category: Product #: Regular price:$ (Sale ends !) Available from: Condition: Good ! Order now!

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I have always admired Points as a truly innovative company in the loyalty business. When they invited me to film their new corporate video I naturally jumped at the opportunity. Points is a loyalty eCommerce company based in Toronto, Canada. For more information check out their website: points.com/company. Category: Product #: Regular price:$ (Sale ends !) […]

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On my way back to Pittsburgh from a shoot in Miami I decided to put the new GoPro through its paces and shoot a time lapse from the Sky Lounge. Then I realized that the departing runway at LGA was 31 which affords one of the best views on departure. So naturally I steadied my […]

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Purveyors of American news satire The Onion poke fun at recent changes in several airline loyalty programs by targeting one non-conformist airline, Southwest. Delivered in a parody news sketch The Onion released a video entitled “Southwest Airlines Rolls Out New ‘Loyalty Goes Both Ways’ Campaign”. The Onion claims that while Southwest is proud to have […]

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