Air Travel News 1.10.12

Air Travel News — By on January 10, 2012 at 9:00 am

by Nancy Yeomans

LG Air Travel Editor

Look up in the sky! It’s a bird….it’s a plane! No….it’s your weekly air travel news! Here’s what’s happening in the world of aviation, from the ground up. 

Good News For Air Travelers

A new rule going into effect on Jan. 26 is great for airline passengers and has the airlines squawking. When buying an airplane ticket, one of the biggest pet peeves is all the add on taxes and fees that can sometimes double the cost of the ticket. That is set to change very soon. Along with this full disclosure comes the ability for a ticket buyer to hold or cancel a reservation for up to 24 hours.  Source:  Gadling

Flying With A Furry Friend

Sometimes flying with your pet is unavoidable. Much attention was brought to this situation last year with the sad story of Jack, the cat lost at JFK airport. Cargo areas in aircraft are less than hospitable and airline employees may not be as pampering as you are when it comes to your pooch. There are some measures you can take to ensure your pet has a safe flight.  Source:  CNN

Qantas Hits Some Big Bumps

One of Qantas’ new A380 aircraft encountered severe turbulence enroute a flight from London to Singapore. Severe turbulence is as bad as it gets – an aircraft can plummet several hundred feet when it hist a patch of this. On this particular flight the passenger seat belt light had illuminated, but some of the passengers hadn’t had time to return to their seats. Seven passengers were injured severely enough to require medical attention.   Source:  MSNBC

Apps Worth Your Time And $$

Seems like everyone has an app out there today – The Situation, need I say more? Obviously there are a lot out there that are relatively worthless, even if they don’t cost a cent. Culling through them all requires much more of a time commitment than I’m willing to make so that’s why this list is so valuable. Source:  USAToday

New Routes

This week’s new routes come from Frontier, Delta, USAirways, SAS and American Airlines.  Source:  Jaunted

Photo credit: Paul Schultz, dougbelshaw/ flickr

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