Travel News: May 10-16

Here is a round-up of this week’s travel news – from flying to the Caribbean, giving birth mid-flight, and passenger satisfaction to late fees for World Cup airlines and summer travel congestion. Enjoy!

Caribbean Airlines Launches “Spring into Vacation”

If the Caribbean is on your travel bucket list, now might be the best time to fly – thanks to Caribbean Airlines’ “Spring into Vacation” program which gives travelers a 10% discount on Monday through Thursday flights between May 9th and June 15th.

Russian Flight Lands with Two Extra Passengers

A 25-year-old Russian woman went into labor unexpectedly on board a Polar Airlines flight earlier this week. The result was two extra passengers upon arrival, as the mother gave birth to twin girls during the flight.

United Airlines Rolls Out Free In-Flight Entertainment to Electronic Devices

United Airlines is testing a new service, on flights between the mainland and Hawaii, that allows passengers to receive inflight entertainment for free on their laptops and Apple devices. But hurry, the service, which is provided by Panasonic, may not remain free.

Brazilian Aviation Authorities will Fine Airlines for Late World Cup Flights

If you are one of the lucky ones heading to Brazil next month for the World Cup, chances are your flight won’t be late. Airlines will face $40,000 fines and private licenses could be suspended if you don’t fly in and out of Brazil’s 88 airports on time

Passenger Satisfaction Hits Record High

A new report from J.D. Power says that airline passenger satisfaction is at an all-time high, despite new and rising ancillary fees. However the 2014 North America Airline Satisfaction Study still ranks airline satisfaction behind hotels, rental cars, credit cards and mortgage lenders.

Airlines for America Predicts More Travelers to Fly This Summer

More passengers will fly on U.S. carriers this summer than last year. The predicted 210 million passengers is also the highest volume in six years. Updates

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