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Baidu backed Qunar wants to do what?

There have been lots of exciting developments happening in the airline industry, be it cramped seating in economy class or the so-called best business seats. This news though beats everything out by a mile. According to this news article, Chinese on-line travel booking giant Qunar intends to start its own airline. The Baidu backed company intends to set-up this new airline along with two yet unnamed co-founders which will give it bragging rights to being one of the first Chinese on-line travel agency to be able to do so. This act can also be termed as a reaction to the acrimonious battle that the company had to fight against Chinese airlines about the extra charges and opaque refund policy for the tickets bought on the so-called flagship stores set-up on…

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Chinese pilots told to stay away from vices this new year

China’s Airline Pilots Association has issued a wacky letter that is recommending its members to stay away from prostitutes, gambling and drink ahead of this year’s Lunar New Year holiday. The open letter which was published on an aviation website goes on to state that it expects all chinese pilots to keep up the safe image of its pilots who have flown 8.46 million hours last year on over 3.6 million flights with quite low accidental rate. It is interesting that an airline pilots association has to issue such a letter to rein in some of the bad apples who are bringing a bad name to the community. The association also careful to note that not all its members are involved in such activities and…

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Hainan to place B787 order worth $7.7 billion

The Street ran an interesting article about the most innovative routes that are now being run using a B787. One of those interesting routes is 7,071 mile Beijing-Boston flight on a B788 flown by the China’s fourth biggest airline, Hainan. Hainan is a unique airline given that at a time when most of the Chinese airlines are focusing on strengthening their domestic and short to medium haul network, Hainan has opted to go big on the long haul markets such as Western Europe and Americas. Hainan has been using its A330/B787 fleet to operate flights to its various routes from its global hub in Beijing to various cities in the Europe and Americas such as Chicago, Toronto, Brussels, Berlin, Moscow, Seattle and many more. The…

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