Icelandair is increasing the number of flights between Glasgow and Reykjavik from five flights a week to six. The change will take effect on March 19. "It is delightful, that at the same time we are celebrating 70 years of our prosperous relationship with Scotland, we can announce the increase of an extra weekly flight from Glasgow," Icelandair's Andres Jonsson said.
American Airlines said it will honor low fares due to an apparent data entry error involving Brazilian currency. American said it hoped "customers enjoy their experience with American and book with us again in the future."
The Freelancer Piper is a new aviation watch from watchmaker Raymond Weil. The watch was inspired by the founder's own Piper airplane and celebrates the family-owned company's upcoming 40th anniversary in 2016. The timepiece will be sold in a limited edition along with a model of the new Raymond Weil Piper plane.
Airline customers are benefitting from low fare travel options as low fuel prices and increased seats have led carriers to drop their prices. "This is the big break consumers have been waiting for in response to lower fuel prices," said Airline Weekly's Seth Kaplan.
Of the 36 million flights in the world in 2014, 9.6 million took off from the US, according to The World Bank. China took second place after the US with 3.4 million flights, followed by Canada with 1.3 million flights.
McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas served 4.1 million passengers in July, a 8.8% increase from the same month last year. The last time the airport handled more than 4 million passengers was March 2008, before the recession.
Indianapolis International Airport has upgraded to newer technology and doubled the number of Wi-Fi access points. "We looked at several airport surveys over a period of time," said airport spokesman Jeff Dutton said.
Yeager Airport, in Charleston, W.Va., has strengthened its rules about declaring guns and other prohibited items. Travelers who fail to properly declare or secure a firearm, or who attempt to bring a gun or accessories to a security checkpoint, could face a $100 fine and a misdemeanor charge carrying up to 30 days in jail.
Palm Beach International Airport's Concourse C was closed yesterday evening for about an hour and a half while authorities tested a suspicious bag for explosive materials. Two flights were delayed due to the incident.
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