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Woman sues Texas Doubletree Hotel after being sexually assaulted after losing room key

A woman celebrating her 21st birthday has filed a lawsuit against an Austin-based Doubletree Hotel after a sexual assault occurred on the property that she believes... Read More

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Lufthansa plans entertainment upgrade for 747-8i fleet

In a sign that the aircraft will keep flying for some years to come, Lufthansa will retrofit the in-flight entertainment hardware on its 747-8i fleet with the Panasonic... Read More

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Ryanair Flight Attendant Wins Nearly €85,000 in Compensation After Slipping On De-Icing Fluid

A Ryanair flight attendant has been awarded an €84,790 compensation payout after she sustained a serious spinal injury when she slipped on greasy de-icing fluid during... Read More

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British Airways Check-In Staff Threaten to Unleash ‘Chaos’ Over Summer Holidays With a Vote For Strike Action

British Airways check-in staff and gate agents at the airline’s Heathrow home base are threatening to unleash “chaos” over the busy summer holidays with a threat... Read More

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British Airways Owner Orders 50 Boeing 737MAX Jets and Has Options For a Further 100 in Major Win For US Aircraft Manufacturer

The parent company of British Airways and Spanish flag carrier Iberia has confirmed an order for at least 50 Boeing 737MAX jets, as well as options for a further 100... Read More

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Turkish launches new WiFi on 737s, A321s

With more than a dozen aircraft fitted, Turkish Airlines is finally ready to officially launch its newest in-flight connectivity platform. The service, powered by Anuvu... Read More

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Northern Pacific to lease aircraft for service launch

Adding a new aircraft type to a fleet is a challenging task. Switching from props to jets is even harder. And adding international routes further ups the complexity.... Read More

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JetBlue Flight Attendants Union Opposes Airline’s Hostile Takeover of Spirit Because JetBlue is an ”Abusive Employer”

JetBlue’s own flight attendants say they oppose the airline’s hostile takeover of low-cost airline Spirit because JetBlue has “proven itself to be an abusive... Read More

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Emirates Brings Back Face-to-Face Cabin Crew Interviews With a ‘Whirlwind 30-City’ World Tour

Emirates is bringing back face-to-face cabin crew interviews for the first time since the start of the pandemic, the airline announced on Wednesday. Recruiters will be... Read More

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Flight Attendant Union Backs Frontier and Spirit Airlines Merger Over JetBlue’s Unsolicited Takeover Bid

The flight attendant union which represents crew members at both Frontier and Spirit Airlines threw its weight behind a merger between the two airlines on Tuesday after... Read More

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Spirit Airlines completes A320 WiFi installs

The Spirit Airlines A320 fleet is now fully fitted with in-flight WiFi. With both the A321 and now the A320 fleets completed, Spirit's fleet can deliver in-flight... Read More

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Emirates formally launches Premium Economy cabin sales

Emirates is (finally, again) ready to sell its premium economy seats. The carrier now operates six aircraft with the seats on board. That's enough for the first three... Read More

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American Airlines Wants to Reduce the Time That Flight Attendants Have to Rest After a Long-Haul Flight to Just 10 Hours

American Airlines is trying to reduce the minimum amount of time that its flight attendants have to rest during an international layover to just 10 hours according to... Read More

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EasyJet Will Pay Cabin Crew a £1,000 Bonus if They Don’t Quit During The Busy Summer Season

British low-cost airline easyJet will pay cabin crew a £1,000 ‘recognition’ bonus if they don’t quit during the busy summer season. The bonus is believed to be an... Read More

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The Most Powerful Flight Attendant in the United States Has Just Been Reelected to Another Four Year Term

Sara Nelson, dubbed ‘the most powerful flight attendant in the United States’ (perhaps even the world), has been reelected as president of the Association of Flight... Read More

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JetBlue’s Flight Attendants Are at ‘Breaking Point’ And Are ‘Physically And Mentally Exhausted’

Flight attendants at JetBlue are ‘physically drained’, ‘mentally exhausted’ and at ‘breaking point’ after a succession of recent operational meltdowns that... Read More

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JetBlue furthers Summer route cuts to boost reliability

JetBlue will further trim its Summer 2022 schedule. The carrier plans "further tweaks" to the network, in response to elevated fuel prices and in support of its... Read More

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American Airlines is Struggling to Find Hotels in London For its Flight Attendants And Complaints Are Flooding In

American Airlines is struggling to find large enough hotels in London that are both able and willing to accommodate its pilots and flight attendants in the British... Read More

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Salt Lake resident pleads guilty to selling fake COVID test results to travelers

A Salt Lake City woman charged with wire fraud has pleaded guilty to selling fake COVID-19 tests to travelers. The 28-year-old woman, who worked for a COVID testing... Read More

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Despite Delays and Threats, Emirates Says it is Sticking With Existing Aircraft Orders (For Now)

Emirates Airline says its order book for nearly 200 new aircraft “remains unchanged” despite ongoing delays to both the Boeing 777X and 787 Dreamliner, and threats... Read More

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British Airways is Facing a “Summer of Discontent” Warns Cabin Crew Union With Demands For Change

British Airways is facing the potential for a “summer of discontent” and chief executive Sean Doyle must “go beyond well-meaning words” if he is to fix the mess,... Read More

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Star Alliance credit card coming this fall

Why would an airline alliance launch a loyalty credit card? The obvious answer is money. Co-brand credit cards are massive drivers of revenue for airlines. But... Read More

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Supply chain woes slow United’s single-aisle refresh

United Airlines remains confident in the overall trajectory of its Next single-aisle cabin refresh program. But in the short term supply chain issues are making the road... Read More

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WATCH: Dog escapes from baggage handlers, runs wild on tarmac as chase ensues

A dog who escaped from its travel carrier was seen running wild on the tarmac as baggage handlers chased it. Fortunately, the puppy wasn't hurt and was eventually... Read More

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Canada Airport Delays: Airline Stops Paying Pilots Even Though They’re Not Allowed to Go Home

The Canadian low-cost airline Sunwing has been accused of ‘shortchanging’ pilots by refusing to pay them while they are still at work and onboard planes. Sunwing has... Read More

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Flying in Europe? These Are The 15 Countries Where Face Masks Are Still Required Onboard Flights

On Wednesday, Europe’s aviation regulator and disease control agency moved to unwind bloc-wide face mask rules by lifting a mask mandate recommendation for air travel.... Read More

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Man Sentenced to 10 Months Imprisonment For Groping 17-Year-Old School Girl On American Airlines Flight to Raleigh-Durham

A 38-year-old man has been sentenced to 10 months imprisonment, plus five years of supervised release and a $2,000 fine for sexually assaulting a school girl onboard an... Read More

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Southwest Airlines Ends Long-Standing Resistance to In-seat Power But Don’t Expect To Be Able to Recharge On Your Next Flight

Southwest Airlines will finally start to bring in-seat power to its aircraft as part of a new $2 billion investment in the customer experience which will also see the... Read More

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Southwest selects Viasat for future WiFi installs

Southwest Airlines selected Viasat's next generation, Ka-band satellite in-flight connectivity (IFC) system on aircraft deliveries, starting this fall. New 737 MAX... Read More

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SCARY: Female tourists harassed by group of teenagers in Egypt

In a terrifying moment, two foreign female tourists in Egypt were captured on video fleeing from a group of teenage boys who were harassing them. The 13 boys were later... Read More

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Europe Moves to Lift Face Mask Mandate For Air Travel But Individual Countries Can Ignore Recommendations

The European Union says it will end a face mask mandate for air travel next week but individual countries will still be allowed to ignore the recommendations of the... Read More

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