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Delta Promising to Deliver COVID-Free and Quarantine-Free Flights Between Atlanta and Rome

Delta Air Lines has become the fourth airline to launch a transatlantic COVID-19 testing trial which the airline claims will create Coronavirus-free flights and allow... Read More

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Flight Attendant Accuses Delta of Firing Her Because She Called Out an Internet Troll on Facebook

A former Delta Air Lines flight attendant claims she was fired by the airline because she defended herself against an internet troll who called her a “dumb woman” in... Read More

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Delta Plans To Offer Quarantine-Free Travel To Italy (For Eligible Travelers)

In recent days and weeks, we've seen United Airlines launching free Covid-19 tests on select flights between New York and London and we've seen American Airlines and... Read More

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American Airlines Facing Flight Attendant Shortage After Furloughing Nearly 8,000 Crew

American Airlines is facing a staffing “debacle” and will be short of frontline employees over the holiday weekend warned the Association of Professional Flight... Read More

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Quarantined Air New Zealand Cabin Crew Face Being Made Redundant Once Released

A group of Air New Zealand cabin crew who have already spent the last eight days in Coronavirus quarantine and face another two weeks in isolation fear they will be made... Read More

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Emirates Brings Back ‘Dubai Connect’ For Long Layovers

With Dubai now open to more visitors than at any other time in the past 6 months, Emirates has decided to bring back its 'Dubai Connect' offer for passengers transiting... Read More

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VIDEO: Worst Plane Crashes in History Caught on Camera

Although a rare occurrence, plane crashes are the stuff nightmares are made of and for those terrified to fly the fact that planes occasionally do crash is enough to... Read More

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This Surprising Airline is the Only One to be Offering Thanksgiving Meals Onboard its Flights This Year

It’s probably fair to say that Thanksgiving will be like no other this year as cases of the novel Coronavirus surge across many parts of the United States and the... Read More

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Great News: London Is Finally Getting A Park Hyatt

I'm an unabashed fan of most Park Hyatt properties so I'm always especially happy when news of a new property drops into my inbox. Last year saw the announcement of a... Read More

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The United States Could Soon Allow Visitors from Europe, Britain and Brazil After Nine-Month Ban

The White House is poised to lift a near nine-month Coronavirus travel ban on visitors from Britain, Brazil, Ireland and 26 European countries according to several... Read More

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Emirates Set to Launch New Premium Economy Seat On At Least One Airbus A380 Before The End Of The Year

The Dubai-based Emirates is set to become the first airline in the Middle East to launch a Premium Economy cabin with at least one of three new Airbus A380’s due to be... Read More

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American Airlines Flight Attendants Battling “Enforcement Fatigue” With Face Mask Non-Compliance

Flight attendants at American Airlines have warned they are battling “enforcement fatigue” as they face constant issues with face mask non-compliance while spending... Read More

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New line-fit IFC option confirmed for A320 family

First tipped in September, PaxEx.Aero can now confirm then first line-fit installation on an A320 family aircraft of an in-flight connectivity solution at Airbus's... Read More

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United’s Plans to Reassure Customers Over Safety of 737MAX Remain “Unrefined”

The union that represents United Airlines flight attendants has claimed that efforts by the airline to reassure passengers the Boeing 737MAX is safe to fly “remain... Read More

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Air Canada Flight Attendants Want to be Amongst the First People to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

Canadian flight attendants working at Air Canada, WestJet and seven other Canadian airlines want to be amongst the first groups of people to receive a vaccine against... Read More

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UK to Slash Quarantine for International Travellers by up to Two Thirds from Mid-December

The British government will cut the amount of time that international travellers arriving from ‘high risk’ countries have to quarantine by up to two thirds with a... Read More

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Lufthansa “Sleeper Row” launches on Sao Paulo service

It is a creative way to generate a bit of extra revenue and great margins on the cost of the extra pillow and blanket loaded for the flight. Read More

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Alaska Airlines Swaps Airbus A320s For New Boeing 737-9 MAX

In the past few days the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) lifted its ban on Boeing's 737 MAX aircraft (other jurisdictions have yet to follow suit) and we're... Read More

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United Airlines Brings Coronavirus Testing To Houston

United Airlines may have been the first US airline to announce Covid-19 tests for travelers heading to Hawaii and it may have been the first US airline to announce... Read More

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Qatar Says it Has Identified Mother Who Abandoned Newborn Baby at Doha International Airport

The Persian Gulf state of Qatar said on Monday that it had identified the mother of a newborn baby that was found abandoned in a trash can at Doha’s Hamad... Read More

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Boeing enters the wireless IFE market with Digital Direct

Boeing is the latest player in a croweded wireless IFE market. Taking advantage of its February investment in Immfly, the Boeing Digital Direct solution launched last... Read More

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Qantas CEO Says Passengers Will Need Proof of Vaccination if They Want to Fly With His Airline

International travellers will need to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 if they want to fly with Australian flag carrier Qantas, the airline’s chief executive... Read More

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Chaotic Scenes at Shanghai Pudong Airport as Officials Corale Thousands of Workers for Emergency COVID-19 Testing

Chaos descended on Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) on Sunday night as officials attempted to stem a COVID-19 outbreak by testing thousands of cargo workers... Read More

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Emirates Will Soon Start Offering Complimentary Travel Insurance On All Bookings

Back in July, Emirates became the first airline in the world to offer complimentary COVID-19 travel insurance on all flight bookings and now the Dubai-based carrier is... Read More

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Delta Chief Executive Ed Bastian Pours Cold Water on New York to London ‘Air Corridor’

There have been rumours of a New York to London ‘air corridor’ opening for months, allowing passengers on both sides of the Atlantic to travel between the United... Read More

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Qatar Airways Helping Rescue a Group of Workers Whose Coronavirus Plight Has Gone Largely Unnoticed

In late March, when airlines grounded flights and countries imposed some of the strictest border restrictions seen in decades in response to the burgeoning COVID-19... Read More

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Etihad Tells Pilots to Move into Cheaper Company Accommodation or Face Being Axed

Etihad Airways has told pilots to move into smaller company-provided accommodation close to its headquarters near Abu Dhabi International Airport or face being sacked... Read More

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If you’re traveling for Thanksgiving the CDC says follow these steps (including wearing a mask indoors)

The CDC has strongly encouraged people to stay home and avoid travel over Thanksgiving weekend, but millions are still planning to travel. If you are planning to travel,... Read More

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British Airways to Start Selling First Class Crockery, Champagne Glasses and Pyjamas

British Airways is set to join the likes of Australian flag carrier Qantas by offloading surplus First Class pyjamas, along with crockery, silverware and even the hot... Read More

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American Airlines Hopeful it Can Start Bringing Back Furloughed Flight Attendants Early Next Year

American Airlines has told thousands of furloughed flight attendants that it is “hopeful” it can start recalling some of its laid-off workers early next year. The... Read More

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Big Thanksgiving crowds already at some airports; 1m travelers screened yesterday alone

Despite the CDC's recent guidance on avoiding Thanksgiving travel, holiday travel is already looking like it will be pretty big. A recent scene captured at the Phoenix... Read More

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