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14 Apr 2014

Lufthansa testing the printing of bag tags at home

Lufthansa is launching a new technology for baggage tags. Passengers on flights between Frankfurt and Tokyo-Narita can now print out their own baggage tags for checked-in luggage at home. The HomeTag allows passengers to prepare for their trips from the comfort of their own homes and then check in their baggage directly at the counter or the self-service machines at the airport.  more


10 Apr 2014

United's first 787-9 Dreamliner off the assembly line

United Airlines' first 787-9 Dreamliner has rolled out of final assembly at Boeing's Everett, Wash., facility. The rollout marks the first major milestone in the aircraft's production ahead of its expected delivery this summer.  more


07 Apr 2014

Air New Zealand unveils first B787-9

Air New Zealand’s first Boeing 787-9 aircraft bearing the airline’s distinctive new all black livery has been revealed at Boeing’s Everett factory near Seattle. The aircraft, which will soon become the first 787-9 in commercial operation, rolled out of Boeing’s paint hangar April 5 and will join the fleet later this year. more


01 Apr 2014

Lufthansa cancels flights in preparation for pilot's strike

Due to the strike announced by the pilot’s union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC), Lufthansa, Lufthansa Cargo and Germanwings have cancelled about 3,800 flights on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. During the three-day walkout of the cockpit crew, only about 500 Lufthansa short and long-haul flights will be operated. The list of cancelled flights is published on www.LH.com. Information for Germanwings passengers is available on www.germanwings.com.  more