Qatar Airways has launched a new Doha stopover package, enabling transit passengers to take advantage of a free night’s stay in the city.
The carrier is running the deal “throughout the summer” in partnership with the Qatar Tourism Authority, to help “promote and market Qatar as a destination of choice for international travellers”.
American Airlines has announced that it will be cutting legroom in economy cabins on its new B737 Max aircraft.
Two inches of legroom will be cut from three rows in economy, from 31 inches in the existing B737 Max to 29 in the new aircraft. The rest of the cabin seats will have a pitch of 30 inches.
U.S. gross domestic product rose only 0.7 percent in the first quarter, with torpid consumer spending pointed to as the main culprit. The rate marked the economy’s weakest quarter since early 2014.
Consumer spending grew at a 0.3-percent rate, the smallest increase since the fourth quarter of 2009.
Americans reduced their purchases of big-ticket items, such as automobiles and home appliances; meanwhile, responsibility for sluggish GDP growth rate is also blamed on rising inflation, which has dinged paychecks.
WHEN employees of Alitalia were offered the chance on April 25th to vote for pay cuts and redundancies to save the troubled airline, they spurned the opportunity. In some ways it is difficult to blame them. After all, in the past they have been able to rely on the Italian government to come to the rescue of the country’s flag carrier.