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The Best Time To But Airline Tickets
Recently I had to fly to Florida and had to search for an airline ticket. I kind of got lucky because I left on a Friday and returned on Thanksgiving Day. The price I paid, because I flew on turkey day, was much cheaper than if I had booked a flight on the weekend. Here are the times the experts say…
Airline Index Released, Who’s the Best
Since studies began on airlines in 1991, the industry is doing the best it has in 23 years. The latest airline index has been released and the top airlines have been named. The airline quality index is put out by Wichita State University and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott.
Should Airlines Have The Right To Charge A ‘Fat Tax’?
An article in this month's Journal of Revenue and Pricing Management, makes the case for airlines to charge a so-called 'fat tax'. The author of the article, Norwegian economist Bharat P. Bhatta, writes that 'all passengers are not alike in terms of their weight and the space the…
Men and Women Fly Differently and Airlines are Taking Notice
More and more women are traveling for business reason these days and airlines are beginning to see a difference in the flying habits of men and women. Men still outnumber women as a customer base for airlines, but the gap is closing. Currently the average is 52% men and 48% women, but some airlines …
Thief Takes $250,000 From Airplane Cargo Hold
On a flight to the Caribbean a clever thief stole $250,000 from the cargo area of the plane. The man had complained he was sick and spent most of the flight in the bathroom. It was a 40 minute flight on Air Antilles where a Brink’s security guard placed $1.6 million.

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