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A single level baggage carousel at Frankfurt-Hahn Airport.

Airlines Recorded Lowest Lost Checked Baggage Rate In 2016

One of the main reasons why travellers do not check in their baggages is the fear of losing them impact their work or vacation. Through a site like Gobear, you can compare and find travel insurance before you head off on your holiday. This will help cover you in case of accidental loss or damage to your luggage. The world leading air transport information technology and communications specialist, SITA, released a new report that brought good news to calm travellers’ fears. This post takes a detail look into the numbers and the directives that can be employed by airlines and airports to lower the probability of your next baggage being lost further.

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Tokyo Haneda Coveted Slots Battle – Redux (Updated)

 Tokyo Haneda International Airport

(Initially posted on January 16, 2015 with updates on February 10, 2015). Following the end of the series on the Tokyo Haneda’s coveted slots (refer to link for the first part of the series).

After reviewing all the information presented by American Airlines (AA), Delta Air Lines (DL) and Hawaiian Airlines (HA), the US Department of Transportation (DOT) announced on January 15, 2015 that it will begin the examination process to determine if DL’s current slot from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) to Tokyo Haneda International Airport (HND) would be retained or transferred.

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Tokyo Haneda Coveted Slots Battle – Part 3

Tokyo Haneda International Airport

We have been covering the battle for Tokyo Haneda’s coveted flight slots over the past two blog entries (Follow the link for part 1 and part 2).

In this entry, we will follow Hawaiian Airlines (IATA Airline Code – HA), American Airlines (AA) and Delta Air Lines (DL) as they start service from Honolulu International Airport (IATA Airport Code – HNL), New York JFK International Airport (JFK), Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Some will enjoy success while others will have a bumpy ride.

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Battle for the Tokyo Haneda Coveted Slots Battle

Tokyo Haneda Coveted Slots Battle – Part 2

 Tokyo Haneda International Airport

Yesterday, we started a new series entitled “Battle for Tokyo Haneda Coveted Slots” (Follow link for Part 1 of the series).

As part of the bilateral agreement between US and Japan in 2010, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) was awarded 4 pairs of slots to US based airlines to operate into Tokyo Haneda International Airport (IATA Airport Code HND). Given its proximity to Downtown Tokyo, all major airlines including American Airlines (IATA Airline Code – AA), Continental Airlines and its subsidiary (CO),  Delta Air Lines (DL), Hawaiian Airlines (HA) and United Airlines (UA) all applied for these coveted slots. Who will win?

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