Want to keep up to date with what’s happening in the world of business travel? Here’s our quick round-up of the latest business travel news from around the web.
Big Three Airlines Change Policies in Wake of United Incident
As United Airlines continues to review its policies related to bumping passengers, it and its competitors already have announced a few changes.
Amid the media storm surrounding the forcible removal of a passenger who refused to give up his seat to accommodate needed crew movements last week, United said in a memo last week it would no longer ask law enforcement officers to remove passengers from aircraft “unless it is a matter of safety and security.”
ARC Reports Increase in Air Travel Volume & Flat Fares in March
The consolidated dollar value of airline tickets sold by U.S.-based travel agencies increased 6.4 percent year over year in March to $8.8 billion, according to Airlines Reporting Corp. Airfares sold and the number of passenger trips each increased 8 percent year over year. The average price of a U.S. round-trip ticket in March was flat year over year at $498, according to ARC.
Virgin Trains East Coast workers to stage 48-hour strike
Virgin Trains East Coast has told customers there will a “near normal” timetable during the strike action announced by RMT union.
Workers are set to walkout for 48 hours from April 28 in a dispute over the role of guards on trains and at stations.
Air France and Singapore Airlines sign codeshare deal
Air France has signed a codeshare deal with Singapore Airline and its regional subsidiary Silkair.
Starting April 27, Air France will add its AF designator code to Singapore Airlines-operated flights beyond Singapore to Melbourne and Sydney (Australia), as well as on Silkair-operated flights to Kuala Lumpur, Penang (Malaysia) and Phuket (Thailand).
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