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TAP Air Portugal's stopover program display. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Tom Pallini)

TAP Air Portugal Promotes Stopover Program in Brooklyn with Co-Owner David Neeleman

As the World Cup match between Portugal and Spain waged on, TAP Air Portugal was hosting a group of aviation geeks in Brooklyn’s East Williamsburg neighborhood. On the corner of Bogart and Grattan Streets was a two-sided mural depicting and promoting the airline’s Portugal stopover program, where European-bound vacationers travelers can spend time in Portugal at no extra cost provided they fly with TAP Air Portugal. [caption id="attachment_23869" align="alignnone" width="1024"] On the corner of Bogart and Grattan St was the…

Aerolineas Argentinas Seeks to Overhaul Loyalty Program

Last week, two announcements were made in Argentina's Official Gazette by Aerolíneas Argentinas, as required by law. The Argentine flag carrier issued a technical document that listed the problems and challenges with its loyalty program, Arplus, identified as a challenge that could not be solved by any local consulting firm. The second…

Opinion: The Unaccompanied Minor Program Needs Reform

If you go the website of virtually any U.S.-based airline and try to buy a seat for anyone under the age of 15, you're met with a message that goes a little like this: "Tickets for travelers under the age of 15 cannot be booked online. To book a flight…

Lufthansa Tests Low Noise Approach-to-Landing System

German flag-carrier Lufthansa will soon begin a long-term test of the pilot assistance system LNAS (Low Noise Augmentation System) on its Airbus A320 aircraft. The system could help pilots land their equipment more quietly and efficiently, according to an announcement made by German Aerospace Centre DLR. The test phase is…