Archive for August, 2007

Traveling and the Disabled

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007

Ticket, passport, wheelchair… By Clive Gilbert BBC News Despite a new European law to prevent airlines from discriminating against disabled people, planning a holiday can be a fraught exercise for a wheelchair user. A question which simultaneously evokes pangs of excitement and trepidation is “where are we going for our holidays?” The answer for most […]

Can Alitalia be Saved?

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007

Saving Alitalia By Rigas Doganis If Alitalia is to have a chance of survival, the Italian government must learn lessons from its past mistakes and accept that some harsh commercial decisions will have to be taken, says Rigas Doganis, aviation consultant and former Olympic Airways chairman Alitalia is reputed to be losing €1 million ($1.4 […]

Olympic Airlines Pilots strike

Thursday, August 16th, 2007

One more reason why you want to be sure that you have plenty of time between connections if you are flying on two diffrent airlines. Pilots’ protest disrupts Olympic Airlines flights The Associated Press Published: July 20, 2007 ATHENS, Greece: Flights by national carrier Olympic Airlines were delayed by up to two hours Friday, following […]

Ryanair makes formal EU complaint

Monday, August 13th, 2007

Olympic Airways and other major european carriers are being accused of running their operations with illegal government subsidies. Fri, 10 Aug 2007 Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair has made a formal complaint to the European Commission accusing it of failing to act on what Ryanair claims is illegal state aid to rival airlines, an EU spokesperson […]

Greece’s seaplanes seek to simplify island-hopping

Wednesday, August 8th, 2007

Greece’s seaplanes seek to simplify island-hopping By Karolos Grohmann ATHENS (Reuters) – Greece’s only seaplane operator promises tourists cheaper and faster access to remote islands as well as a nostalgic feel of the pioneering days of air travel. However, regulatory and safety issues have meant that AirSea Lines has endured a bumpy ride since its […]

Air Lingus Sales to Europe

Wednesday, August 8th, 2007

Air Lingus Specials Updated August 8, 2007 Travel Period Fares One-Way…September NYC to Dublin $199 NYC to Shannon $199 Boston to Dublin $234 Boston to Shannon $234 Washington Dulles to Dublin $264 Washington Dulles to Shannon $264 Chicago/OHare to Dublin $294 Chicago/OHare to Shannon $294 Los Angeles to Dublin $328 Los Angeles to Shannon $328 […]

Complaints & more on the airlines

Sunday, August 5th, 2007

If you want to find out what other people are saying about the airlines visit the My3Cents Airline page. There are a lot of reviews but keep in mind these are mostly the people who are so upset that they’ll take the time to write. There are probably some happy customers out there also!