Car Rental News For October 2008

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02/10/2008 – BA may charge passengers to carry skis
British Airways considers a move to charge a fee for sports equipment, such as golf clubs and skis.

06/10/2008 – Airline on time performance improves in US
The average on-time performance among U.S. airlines improved in August, when compared with the same month in 2007.

09/10/2008 – Survey indicates UK motorists willing to downsize
An Avis survey revealed that over half of UK motorists would downsize to a smaller car if the economic crisis continues.

13/10/2008 – European financial crisis could accelerate airlines failures
Air France-KLM threw a lavish bash to celebrate its 75th birthday last week in Paris.

16/10/2008 – Amadeus will offer more low cost seats
Online technology provider Amadeus announced it will distribute seats on more low-cost carriers in 2009.

20/10/2008 – UK travellers warned to ensure health cards are valid
The Department of Health has said that millions of European Health Insurance Cards will expire soon.

23/10/2008 – UK Readers Travel Awards name New Zealand again
New Zealand has been voted the number one choice in long-haul holiday destinations once again.

27/10/2008 – Tobago tourist attacks deal blow to Caribbean tourism
The attack on two English tourists in Tobago last week is expected to impact island tourism.

30/10/2008 – Virgin Atlantic raises prospect of bmi alliance
With Lufthansa’s acquisition of bmi, Virgin Atlantic’s chief executive suggests joining forces.

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