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Bringing you the latest airline news and airline industry insights. Get the need-to-know developments in passenger experience, ancillary services, revenue management, and loyalty and technology.

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Air New Zealand decides offensive is better than edgy in its latest campaign

Air New Zealand has mixed smart business decisions with borderline offensive campaigns -- remember Rico, the perverted in-flight puppet? -- to surge into profitability, and it obviously doesn't mind the additional press something like this brings.

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Airlines, technology firms and marketing companies meet to dream up new fees

Airlines have realized that consumers want the cheapest ticket humanly possible, no matter how terrible the service is -- Spirit and Ryanair, take a bow -- and need fees both good and bad to build the per passenger spend up to a level that actually pays the cost of the flight.

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Ryanair deserves a new name: One critic says “Twatair”

Michael O'Leary is right: People are cheap. Passengers who are willing to fly Ryanair deserve to get the atrociously deceptive treatment they get.

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Emirates isn’t happy with Airbus, so it’s looking to the manufacturer to cover grounding losses

Emirates has doubled-down on Airbus, so its right to apply pressure on the manufacturer to right the mistakes that forced the carrier to keep planes on the ground.

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Airlines liking those international long-distance relationships

Airlines are putting their resources where they make the most money -- on international, long-haul flights.

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Qantas kills long-haul in-flight wi-fi; people want sleep instead

Qantas, already troubled with all kinds of operational and management issues, wants to focus less on forward-looking-profits-in-future services. Understandably.

Qantas kills long-haul in-flight wi-fi; people want sleep instead

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United 787 Dreamliner security infuriates 9/11 pilot’s widow

If United Airlines feels that security features obviate the need for a second cockpit door on its new 787 Dreamliners, then the airline should find a way to communicate that.

United 787 Dreamliner security infuriates 9/11 pilot’s widow

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Delta-Virgin deal talks: Delta’s Heathrow hopes and Virgin’s motivations

Would Delta get maximum benefits if it can hold a majority stake in Virgin Altantic on its own? It seems a bit unwieldy.

Delta-Virgin deal talks: Delta’s Heathrow hopes and Virgin’s motivations

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UPDATED: Delta is making secret moves to take over Virgin Atlantic as Heathrow’s the prize

A takeover of Virgin Atlantic would give Delta more slots at UK airports as well as position it better against a possible US Airways/American Airlines mega-carrier.

UPDATED: Delta is making secret moves to take over Virgin Atlantic as Heathrow’s the prize

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Ryanair feels heat from UK regulators over credit card fee

Ryanair's getting a bit cheeky with the Office of Fair Trading, but the airline's addition of a new fee to its potpourri of fees is hardly a surprise.

Ryanair feels heat from UK regulators over credit card fee