Politics is becoming a minefield for the travel and hospitality business

Politics is turning into a minefield for the journey and hospitality enterprise

TRAVELLERS are available all completely different stripes. So it’s usually not smart for the chief government of a significant airline to say one thing like this a couple of controversial presidential stance: “This policy and its impact on thousands of children is in deep conflict with [our] mission and we want no part of it.” […]

The founder of JetBlue is about to start a new airline

The founding father of JetBlue is about to start out a brand new airline

TWO a long time in the past, David Neeleman based JetBlue Airways, promising to “bring humanity back to air travel.” It has since grown to grow to be certainly one of America’s largest airways. But tales of poor service and an absence of humanity nonetheless abound within the nation’s aviation trade. And so it seems […]

Do Britain’s railways need a Fat Controller?

Do Britain’s railways want a Fat Controller?

ON MAY 20th, the largest adjustments to coach timetables in trendy British historical past occurred, affecting commuters and enterprise travellers throughout the nation. In the weeks beforehand, the train-operating corporations had been spinning the adjustments as excellent news for passengers because of a rise within the variety of companies supplied. Journalists had been being hosted […]

People going on stag and hen dos are disrupting flights too often

People occurring stag and hen dos are disrupting flights too typically

NOTE to travellers headed to a stag do: the festivities start at your vacation spot, not on the aircraft that’s taking you there. This may appear apparent, however many revellers seem not sure. Last week, an easyJet flight from Bristol to Prague was delayed and finally cancelled after a gaggle of stags bought their celebration off to […]

Aviation’s most outspoken boss thinks women cannot do his job

Aviation’s most outspoken boss thinks ladies can not do his job

THE International Air Transport Association (IATA), a commerce affiliation for airways, was based in 1945 to advertise the pursuits of carriers world wide. In latest years the airline cartel of outdated has been accused of being out of tune with the instances, notably by low-cost carriers resembling Ryanair, which is Europe’s largest. At this week’s […]

America’s security profiling at airports should worry frequent flyers

America’s safety profiling at airports ought to fear frequent flyers

ARE you on America’s latest airport-security watch record? You may very well be, however you’d by no means know. That is as a result of the record is secret, and nobody fairly understands what it takes to land on it. News of the record emerged earlier this month, when the New York Times obtained a […]

Why airliners in Cuba and Iran crash so much

Why airliners in Cuba and Iran crash a lot

WHEN the dream of a easy flight turns into the nightmare of an airliner crash, understanding what went mistaken is typically simple. That was the case with a Malaysia Airlines flight which crashed in the summertime of 2014, killing 298. This week Dutch and Australian investigators conclusively confirmed that it was shot down by a […]

The sexual harassment of flight attendants is a massive problem

The sexual harassment of flight attendants is a large downside

OVER the previous yr, there have been myriad tales within the press about airways mistreating passengers. Last April David Dao, a passenger on a home United Airlines flight from Chicago to Louisville, was violently dragged off the aircraft to accommodate crew for an additional flight. This month United hit the headlines once more when a […]

Boeing’s antics at the World Trade Organisation risk a trade war

Boeing’s antics on the World Trade Organisation threat a commerce conflict

GULLIVER’S common readers may be inquisitive about an article on this week’s print version about Boeing’s partial victory in a case on the World Trade Organisation, introduced in retaliation for subsidies that the European Union is alleged to have given Airbus, its European planemaking rival.  On May 15th the WTO’s last appeals physique upheld elements […]

Another allegation of passenger mistreatment on a United Airlines flight

Another allegation of passenger mistreatment on a United Airlines flight

ON MAY 11TH a Nigerian girl filed a lawsuit in opposition to United Airlines for eradicating her and her two kids from a flight after a fellow passenger complained of her odor. Queen Obioma accuses the airline of singling her out “because of her black race and Nigerian citizenship”. The incident came about two years […]