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‘Ensure Check-In Baggage is Delivered Within 10-30 Mins of Engine Shutdown’: BCAS Issues Feb 26 Deadline to Airlines

Curated By: Shahrukh ShahLast Updated: February 19, 2024, 10:10 ISTThe authority has issued letters to the top seven carriers in the country, directing them to take the necessary steps to deliver baggage on time. (Getty)The BCAS had already initiated the monitoring exercise at the start of 2024, ensuring no passengers have to deal with late baggage delivery on beltsAfter witnessing the delays in baggage deliveries at the top airports in India, the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) issued a strict warning to the

BCAS Issues Letters to Top Airlines to Streamline Baggage Delevery at Airports, Check Details

Curated By: Shahrukh ShahLast Updated: February 18, 2024, 12:45 ISTRepresentational Image. (Photo: iStock)The BCAS has already initiated the monitoring exercise at the start of 2024, ensuring no passengers have to deal with late baggage delivery on belts. After witnessing the delays in baggage deliveries at the top airports in India, the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) issued a strict warning to the top airlines, asking them to streamline their baggage handling procedures or face strict action.As per the

Carl Icahn wins seats on JetBlue board after taking stake in airline

A JetBlue Airways plane prepares to take off from the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on January 31, 2024 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.Joe Raedle | Getty ImagesCarl Icahn won his push for seats on JetBlue Airways' board of directors, according to a statement from the airline Friday, days after disclosing a nearly 10% stake in the New York-based airline and that he was in talks for board representation there.The two new directors are Jesse Lynn, general counsel of Icahn Enterprises, and Steven Miller, a…

New luxury airline to offer Apple Vision Pro headsets to passengers

Luxury travel is getting a new perk. Beond, a new carrier that bills itself as “the world’s first premium leisure airline,” has announced plans to offer select passengers the use of Apple’s Vision Pro on flights, expected to start in July.Founded in 2022, the Maldivian-based airline currently operates three routes to and from the Maldives. It does not currently have any routes that include the United States.Passengers who get an opportunity to test out the headsets will be able to enjoy movies and games, but CEO Tero…

Apple Vision Pro coming to ‘world’s first premium leisure airline’ as in-flight entertainment option

Maldives-based “premium leisure airline” Beond has today announced it will offer Apple Vision Pro to select passengers beginning in July 2024. Beond is a sell-acclaimed “premium leisure airline”, which offers business-only flights to the Maldives from Munich, Zurich, and Riyadh with return fairs starting at $2,000. Passengers travel in an all-lay flat seating configuration in eye-watering luxury that includes fine dining, airport lounge access, and private chauffeuring for passengers. In terms of elegance and premium…

This airline is first to offer in-flight AR glasses

A young passenger wears Rokid Max smart glasses during a flight. Rokid Sick of those tiny seatback screens on long flights? Thanks to a new partnership between Rokid and Hainan Airlines, that could become a thing of the past. Instead of small, glare-streaked LCDs, you could be enjoying a giant virtual display when you don futuristic smart glasses while flying. China’s Hainan Airlines loaned pairs of Rokid Entertainment Kits to passengers of flight HU7874 on February 7, 2024, which made it the world’s first AR flight…

JetBlue resets with new CEO Joanna Geraghty, airline veterans

A JetBlue Airways plane prepares to depart New York's LaGuardia Airport.Leslie Josephs/CNBCIn the 24 years since JetBlue Airways' first flight, the New York-based airline has pushed the envelope for a carrier of its size. Now, with some veteran executive hires and cost-cutting, it's trying to get back to basics.JetBlue was a pioneer in seat-back entertainment, free Wi-Fi, good snacks and a business-class cabin with lie-flat seats that debuted at lower prices than rivals'. More recently, it's ventured across the Atlantic…

Why Finnish airline Finnair asks passengers to get weighed preflight

Almost everything that gets onto a commercial plane—fuel, checked-in baggage, cargo, and meals—is weighed. For passengers and their cabin bags, most airlines use average data.But Finnair, Finland’s national carrier, said Friday that it started asking passengers this week to voluntarily and anonymously hop onto a scale with their hand luggage at the country’s main airport in Helsinki. The airline said its aim is to get its own figures.“We will need data for both winter season and for summer season. In winter season people…

Woman Claims She Was Removed From Flight For Not Wearing Bra, Files Complaint To Airline

A woman claims she was kicked off a Delta Airlines plane after she was told her clothes were too revealing. The passenger, Lisa Archbold, says the incident took place on a flight from Salt Lake City to San Francisco on January 22.According to the New Zealand flier, the airline’s gate agent gave her a “super weird” welcome, but she thought nothing of it until a few moments later when she boarded the plane.After Archbold was seated, she was approached by Delta staff. “I’m thinking: someone has died, or they found…