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Winning the Loyalty Game: What Every Traveller Needs to Know

Brian Robertson | Posted 08.18.2016 | Canada
Brian Robertson

With so many rewards programs available to Canadians these days, it can leave your head spinning trying to navigate which will reap the best rewards f...

Alternative Airports For Business Travellers

Brian Robertson | Posted 05.30.2016 | Canada Travel
Brian Robertson

Beating the crowds when travelling for business doesn't have to mean taking a 4am flight or flying on Christmas Day, as many business hub destinations...

Don't Mistake Speed For Efficiency In Customer Service

Rhonda Scharf | Posted 04.06.2016 | Canada Business
Rhonda Scharf

It's Friday night and weather at Newark has caused another flight cancellation. The lines are long, but the staff is excellent and moving through the line quickly. And then I find out why. As pleasant, compassionate and friendly as they are, they are singularly focused on serving the customer quickly; yet not efficiently.

Islands Of Paradise That You've Probably Never Heard Of

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 04.04.2016 | Canada Travel
Tiffany Leigh

Unless you have a friend or relative from one of the islands, it's virtually unknown to the majority of the populace. This is a good and bad thing. Good -- because these islands preserve some of the most untouched and natural beauty left in the world. Bad -- because if you're not here, you're missing out.

Why The Turkish Airlines Lounge Is Worth Visiting

Bob Ramsay | Posted 03.24.2016 | Canada Travel
Bob Ramsay

When our travel agent booked us back home from Cape Town to Toronto, we hunkered down in the Turkish Airlines CIP Lounge at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport for the six-hour layover. One step inside and it became clear that this is to 'lounge' what 'rec room' is to 'Rogers Centre.'

Airlines Are Bringing Back Perks -- Tiny Ones, Anyway

CP | Scott Mayerowitz, The Associated Press | Posted 02.01.2016 | Canada Business

Airlines ready to "reinvest in customers."

Top Canadian Business Travel Trends To Expect In 2016

Brian Robertson | Posted 12.18.2015 | Canada Business
Brian Robertson

At Vision Travel, we manage an average of over 100,000 individual business travellers every year allowing us to draw key insights on upcoming business travel trends. Based upon feedback from many of them, we've put together five key trends road warriors may expect to see this year.

The Economic Case Against Leg Room Being a 'Human Right'

Michel Kelly-Gagnon | Posted 09.24.2016 | Canada Business
Michel Kelly-Gagnon

I almost spit out my coffee the other morning when I stumbled upon this piece by a fellow named Christopher Elliott. In it, he argued that having enough room for your legs on an airplane should be a "human right." One has to be willfully ignorant to not understand that this type of regulation, if adopted, would raise the cost of airline tickets everywhere.

Missing AirAsia Plane Likely 'At The Bottom Of The Sea'

CP | Trisnadi Marjan And Margie Mason, The Associated Press | Posted 02.27.2015 | Canada Business

SURABAYA, Indonesia - The pilots sought permission to climb above threatening clouds. Air traffic control couldn't say yes immediately — there was n...

Grounded? The Five Best Airport Hotels for Stranded Canadians

Trivago.ca | Posted 02.18.2015 | Canada Travel
Trivago.ca

Hotel search trivago.ca analyzed every hotel within two kilometers of Canada's five most notoriously weather-delayed airports, to help grounded travellers stay in the ideal airport hotel during the nightmare of holiday delays.

Behind the curtain: Airline amenity kits unpacked

Cheapflights | Posted 10.22.2014 | Canada Travel
Cheapflights

Have you ever wondered what it's like on the other side of the business and first class curtain? The VIP treatment, the free-flowing drinks, gourmet m...

United Flight Makes Emergency Landing Due To 'Small Fire'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.05.2014 | Canada

HALIFAX - A spokesman for the Halifax airport says a United Airlines Boeing 777 airliner made an emergency landing at the Nova Scotia airport at 9:50 ...

How to Work Through Your Fear of Flying

Alyson Jones | Posted 09.24.2014 | Canada Living
Alyson Jones

Fear of flying is a common fear that many people struggle with. In my work as a therapist I have assisted several people develop coping strategies when it comes to flying. The main rule is "do not let fear stop you." Anxiety is natural, but when we give into fear it only gets worse. Here are a few tips any flyer can use:

Angry Travellers Call For Change

CP | Michael Tutton, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.20.2014 | Canada Travel

HALIFAX - Some passengers angered by air travel ordeals say its time airlines in Canada be required to publicly disclose complaints of baggage problem...

Top 7 Travel Tips to Get the Most For Your Vacation Dollars in 2014

Rania Walker | Posted 03.01.2014 | Canada Travel
Rania Walker

This year as we get down to setting our resolutions for 2014, why not set aside a resolution to travel more. Most of us like to travel and explore, or get a change of scenery -- with the family, as a couple or even alone. Here are the top seven travel tips to help you make 2014 your best travel year yet!

Why Cheap Flights Could Be Coming To B.C.

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 11.29.2013 | Canada British Columbia

A group of aviation veterans is working to launch a Vancouver-based airline that would offer cheap flights throughout western Canada. Canada Jetlin...

How To Spend 48 Hours In Zurich

Posted 02.07.2014 | Canada Travel

Of the great cities of Europe, Zurich perhaps comes closest to matching the romantic vision of the continent many travellers hold. Zurich is a blend o...

How Do Business Boards Prepare for Terrorism?

Richard Leblanc | Posted 07.07.2013 | Canada Business
Richard Leblanc

I am currently advising a board whose company is a target for a terrorist attack. Many other companies in transportation, utilities, defense, property development and financial services could take a page from below. Here are six areas for boards to focus on to prepare for a possible terrorist attack.

How Much Smaller Can Airplane Toilets Get?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.02.2013 | Canada Travel

If your next trip to the airplane bathroom seems a little more cramped than usual, that may be because it is. Delta Air Lines has announced it will...

Which Is the Best Airline in Canada?

Daniel Baylis | Posted 12.18.2012 | Canada Business
Daniel Baylis

I once witnessed a bar fight in Ottawa where a seemingly docile civil servant and a mild-mannered professor were reduced to fisticuffs over their contradictory alliances. True story. But, incidentally, I'm not talking about hockey here folks. I'm talking about the airline carriers across our fair northern nation.

Turbulence Ahead For Canada's Airlines: Report

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.14.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada's airline industry is experiencing turbulence amid economic jitters and intensifying competition, says a report released by the Confer...

Jazz Air Faces Possible Fall Strike

CP | Posted 07.27.2012 | Canada Business

HALIFAX -- Jazz Air's dispatchers have voted 92 per cent in favour of a strike, and a work stoppage at the regional airline could happen as early as m...

7,000 Passengers Stranded As Airline Shuttered

CP | Pablo Gorondi, The Associated Press | Posted 04.03.2012 | Canada Business

BUDAPEST, Hungary - Hungary's national carrier ceased operations, grounded all its flights and stranded more than 7,000 passengers Friday, blaming wha...

Dozens Of Transatlantic Forced To Refuel

CBC | Posted 01.11.2012 | Canada

The strongest winds over the Atlantic Ocean in more than 10 years have forced dozens of Continental Airlines flights from Europe to the eastern U.S. t...

Why It Costs So Much to Get Home for the Holidays

Steve Lafleur | Posted 02.21.2012 | Canada Politics
Steve Lafleur

Expanding the availability of low-cost air travel would be one of the most progressive policies that the federal government could undertake. Our outdated airline regulations are bad for consumers, bad for Canadian businesses, and bad for prospective airline industry employees.