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ANA and Vietnam airlines announced today that ANA would buy 8.8% share of Vietnam Airlines for $108 million.

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ANA that is Star Alliance members and Vietnam Airlines member of SkyTeam plan to start codesharing flights between Vietnam and Japan. The airlines also plan find synergies in aircraft maintenance and ground handling. [click to continue…]

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There are two companies that offer airlines solutions for selling space available upgrades; Optiontown and Plusgrade. Most of the major airlines handle this function in-house, but smaller airlines rely to these two providers. Goal is obviously to extract more revenue out of business and first class seats.


Last week, I was flying from Bangkok to Hanoi on Vietnam Airlines and had booked myself in economy. The flight is short and not worth paying anything extra for short haul business class seat. [click to continue…]