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“Suitcase war” as overall fares increase

Passengers get charged for falling ticket prices
Swiss, Zurich, Singapore, Asia, Airbus, Boeing, 777, A340, China, Bangkok, Hong Kong

Swiss adds destinations – Gothenburg, Helsinki, Riga

Frequencies will also increase on a number of existing routes
Lufthansa, strike, VC, pilots, November 2016, Friday, third day, cancelled flights, flight information

Lufthansa pilots’ strike Wednesday

Strike affects short and medium-haul flights
Emirates, USA, ban, laptop, electronic, profit, revenue, 2016, 2017, Brexit, currency, dollar, reasons

Airline trade pact needed with Gulf carriers?

Many airlines around the world get cash injections
Spring Airlines, aircraft seating

Airline uses fruit signs to guide first-time flyers

Chinese low-cost carrier trials low-tech boarding system
Lufthansa, strike, VC, pilots, November 2016, Friday, third day, cancelled flights, flight information

Lufthansa “must continue with cost cuts”

Profit at German brands tumbles 11% to €252mn in 2014
BA, British Airways, IAG, oil price, shareholders

Airline CEO: Oil price to benefit shareholders not passengers

Pay-outs to shareholders far more likely than declining air fares
Norwegian, US, Open Skies, DOT, NAI, Ireland, approval, licence, certificate, London Gatwick, flights, routes, Asia

Norwegian flights back in air as strike ends

Pilots accept deal after strike brings misery to 150,000 passengers
Finnair, air tickets, hand luggage

Finnair brings in new hand-luggage-only tickets

Carrier introduces new ticket type for customers travelling with bags only
Norwegian, loss, Q1, quarter, revenue, passenger numbers, new routes, CEO, Kjos, fuel cost

More passengers stranded as Norwegian strike talks fail

Union says there is “nothing new” in most recent proposal

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