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What Is An Airline Slot?

Slots determine when your flight will arrive and depart from its arrival and destination airports.

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Pakistan International Airlines Leasing London Heathrow Airport Slots

Two airlines have taken the carrier’s slots at the airport temporarily.

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Passenger Wins $1.2 Million At Harry Reid International Airport Slot Machines

A lucky passenger recently won over $1.2 million at Harry Reid International, one of the few airports in the world with slot machines.

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LATAM Awaits Regulatory Confirmation Over Colombia Airport Slot Allocation

The airline seeks clarification on where slots will be allocated.

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What Is The IATA Summer And Winter Schedule?

Have you noticed a sudden increase or decrease in flights in certain months? Here is why.

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JetBlue Granted Slots At Amsterdam Schiphol

But the temporary status of these slots continues to irk the airline.

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JetBlue Wants To Fly To Amsterdam But Is Struggling To Get Slots

The airline is asking the DOT to make KLM give up two daily slots at AMS if Dutch authorities will not provide them.

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JetBlue Allowed To Keep Unused Slots At New York JFK Airport

The decision means the airline will be allowed to use the same slots next summer even though it didn't meet the minimum usage requirements this year.

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Virgin Atlantic Wants Additional Slots At London Heathrow Airport

Where might Virgin Atlantic fly to with additional slots at one of the world’s busiest airports?

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Indian Airports’ Slot Utilization Could Be Reviewed More Frequently

The proposal by the aviation ministry is still in the initial stage.

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When American Airlines Forgot It Had Additional New York JFK Slots

During the antitrust trial over the Northeast alliance with JetBlue, it emerged that American Airlines had forgotten about some slots it owned at JFK.

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Air Tanzania Hopes To Regain Slots At London Gatwick

London would be the third intercontinental destination in Air Tanzania's route network.

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How easyJet Plans To Use Its Lisbon Slots Acquired From TAP

Acquiring slots at Lisbon airport, easyJet has some exciting new routes coming this winter.

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Spirit Wins Ex-Southwest Slots At Newark Airport

Spirit Airlines has trumped JetBlue and Alaska Airlines in its bid to win the available peak hour slots at New York's busy Newark Airport.

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British Airways Cancels 650 Flights For July With UK Government Slot Protection

The cancellation affects more than 105,000 passengers.

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UK Government To Ease Slot Rules To Prevent Summer Cancelations

The proposed slot amnesty will allow airlines to temporarily return slots they are unable to operate, and provide passengers with more certainty.

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easyJet Fends Off Ryanair Competition To Gain TAP's Lisbon Slots

easyJet will gain access to its new slots in October.

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How Airport Slots Are Allocated And Why They Are Worth So Much

In 2016 Oman Air bought a pair of Heathrow slots from Air France-KLM for US$75 million!

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British Airways & American Airlines Must Give Up Some Slots Until 2026

Both airlines will continue offering key UK-US slots through 2026.

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How Russian Sanctions Allowed Air Astana To Launch Flights To Heraklion

Air Astana is planning to serve Heraklion, Greece, this summer, enabled by slot availability following the ban on Russian airlines to EU countries.