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Passenger leg-room: Which airline offers you the most space?

On some airlines passengers are packed in like sardines while on others they can stretch their legs out, so how can you experience as much comfort as possible when you fly. On long-haul flights in particular the distance to the seat in front has a big influence on how comfortable your journey will be. Because the space between the rows is set by the airline itself, it’s something worth knowing.

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Hairline cracks on the wings slow down the Boeing production

The US-American aircraft producer Boeing, has found hairline cracks on the wings of the Boeing 787. The terrifying discovery has slowed down the production of the 42 Boeing 787 „Dreamliners“ and draws attention to the Jumbo´s possible bounderies.

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Switzerland plays a more important role in air traffic

Switzerland has more passengers in its three national airports, eleven regional airports and 44 airfields. This fact alone makes this small Alpine country a key player in air traffic. Also, the three largest airports, Zurich, Basle and Geneva, are clocking up a record number of passengers. Thus, Switzerland is playing a more important role.

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EU loosens ban on mobile phones and laptops

“For safety reasons“, was always the answer to why electronic devices have only been permitted limited use on board air crafts in the past. The EU are now loosening the restrictions however, so that mobile phones and laptops will no longer need to be turned off during take-off and landing.

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Getting the young ones to take off easily

Going on holiday by plane – it’s something many families want to do. But a journey by plane often represents a great challenge for parents and children. Luckily most family-friendly airlines look after their youngest guests and offer extra services for babies and small children.

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Study: Customers are demanding better service from airlines

The European software company amadeus, which operates a computer reservation system, caused a sensation with its study about air passenger rights and flight cancellations. Contrary to the convictions of the EU, it was proven that customer-orientated work has a positive effect on the balance sheet of an airline.

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SriLankan Airlines buys new Airbus planes

SriLankan Airlines, the national airline of Sri Lanka, reached an agreement with Airbus at the Paris Air Show to buy six Airbus A330-300s and four A350-900s. A letter of intent has already been signed.

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Lufthansa: Restrictions on Spanish flights due to strikes

Lufthansa passengers as well as passengers of Air Berlin and other international airlines will have to deal with delays in flights to and from Spain from June 28th until July 15th. This in particular concerns flights to and from Barcelona-El Prat.

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Suitable clothing in aircraft

Packing your suitcase is often a complicated aspect of holiday planning, as suitable clothing is required for every occasion. Most people – mistakenly – devote very little thought to the clothing they should wear during a long-haul flight.

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Flight stories: Cabin talk

Anyone who flies a lot will clearly amass a lot of experience in the process. On a recent European flight from Hanover to Nice, cabin talk ranged over such subjects as the best seats on the plane, luggage rules, and so on…

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