European Union to Ban US Tourists?

European Union to Ban US Tourists?

Back in March, the US banned passengers from the European Union, even those merely in transit. These restrictions remain in place with no end date in sight. But now visitors from the United States may be banned from entering the European Union for the same reason—the...
Lufthansa Bailout Woes

Lufthansa Bailout Woes

Most airlines around the world are either on the road to bankruptcy or relying on some form of (usually very substantial) government assistance. Few are in such trouble—and are having such difficulties—as the German flag-carrier. Lufthansa (LH) is to shed 22,000 jobs,...
Economy Lie Flat Seats?

Economy Lie Flat Seats?

Imagine sometime in the future you have ‘slipped the surly bonds of earth and danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings‘. You’re on a long-haul—let’s say London to Hong Kong–in economy with the rest of us. And on one of the best airlines in the world. The service is...
SAA Staggers On

SAA Staggers On

We’ve reported extensively in the past six months on the sorry saga of South African Airways. The carrier hasn’t made a profit for eight years and has consumed $1.6 billion in bailouts. A succession of governments, ministers, and incompetent management has led to the...
Emirates Spools Up

Emirates Spools Up

Emirates is recommencing flights to an additional ten cities shortly as well as increasing frequencies to those destinations it currently serves. Now that the United Arab Emirates has eased restrictions on transit passengers through its airports—including of course...