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April 9, 2018 · The Points Guy

Sweden’s New Aviation Tax Could Add up to $49 per Ticket

Sweden has introduced a new environmental aviation tax that hopes to mitigate the carbon output of the country’s aviation industry. Aviation is responsible for about 3%-8% of the world’s total carbon emissions, according to numbers from the US Government Accountability Office. That’s more than South Korea’s total carbon emission. The Swedish government has said that a dramatic uptick in the...
April 27, 2018 · The Points Guy

House Passes FAA Reauthorization Bill, With Provisions to Regulate Seat Size

The US House of Representatives approved a new piece of Federal Aviation Administration legislation on Friday, which will protect the passenger experience for travelers on US airlines, as well as keeping air traffic control a government entity for at least the next five years. Such protections as setting the minimum standards for the size of airplane seats, prohibiting voice calls...
April 25, 2018 · The Points Guy

Air Belgium Forced to Postpone Inaugural Flight Just Days Before Takeoff

Just a scant few weeks after announcing its inaugural route between Brussels South Charleroi (CRL) and Hong Kong (HKG), new airline Air Belgium has had to backtrack. The inaugural flight to Hong Kong, which was supposed to take place on April 30, will now be pushed back to June 3 because Russia has not yet approved the route, which will...
May 5, 2018 · The Points Guy

LaGuardia’s First New Island Concourse Is Coming This Fall

Passengers will soon enjoy a new concourse at LaGuardia Airport, the first major building unveiled as part of the significant modernization at the much-maligned facility. As early as November 2018, flyers will transition from the existing “A” gates at LaGuardia’s Terminal B to the brand new “island” Concourse B. This is the first so-called airside renovation at LaGuardia to be...