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Etihad Airways Targeting Complete Turnaround by 2023 Despite $1.7 Billion Pandemic Loss

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways says it is continuing to target a “complete turnaround” within two years despite reporting a $1.7 billion loss for 2020. The... Read More

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China Insists On COVID-19 Anal Swab Testing On Travellers Despite International Objections

China will continue its program of invasive and humiliating anal swab testing on travellers despite objections from the international community including the United... Read More

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British Airways Offering Rapid At-Home Pre-Departure Tests for Just £33

British Airways is offering a new, convenient and cheap way to comply with pre-departure COVID-19 test requirements that can be carried out in the comfort of your own... Read More

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Flight Attendant activates hero mode, saves plane from potential catastrophe

A Frontier Airlines flight attendant may have saved the day on a recent Las Vegas bound flight from Nashville. In a truly remarkable story, a quick-thinking flight... Read More

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Hyatt Lists 13 New Properties That It Will Open In 2021

Back in December, Hyatt announced that it expects to open 13 new US lifestyle brand properties in 2021, in January it announced that it was adding 3 more properties to... Read More

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These guys converted an old airplane into a street-legal RV. Wait, what?

Creativity knows no bounds. These folks have built a motorhome from an old WWII airplane and you have to see it to believe it. The Fabulous Flamingo, as it's known, is... Read More

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American and United Airlines Get Hold of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine for Chicago O’Hare Workers

American and United Airlines have confirmed that they have received doses of the single-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine from the Chicago Department of Public... Read More

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Virgin Atlantic see free WiFi on the horizon, seeks better selling opportunities in the interim

Virgin Atlantic reiterated its expectation that in-flight WiFi connectivity will eventually be free to passengers. But don't expect that in the immediate future. The... Read More

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Qantas is Now Offering Mystery Weekend Trips to “Combat the Border Blues”

Australian airline Qantas has looked to the past for a new money-making idea, resurrecting the concept of ‘mystery flights’ – something that the airline hasn’t... Read More

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This is How Iran Just Got Hold of a Boeing 737 Plane Despite U.S. Sanctions

Iran has recently managed to get hold of a 22-year-old Boeing 737 passenger plane despite U.S. sanctions that include a long-running ban on selling aircraft and spare... Read More

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Qatar Airways Helping Stranded Cabin Crew Nearly 12-Months After They Were Locked Out of the Country

Nearly 12-months to the day that “a large number” of Qatar Airways cabin crew found themselves unexpectedly stranded abroad, Qatar Airways has sent emails to... Read More

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Delta Says it is in “Dire Straits”, Requires Another Bailout After Paying Manager Bonuses

An airline trade group that represents major U.S. carriers including Delta Air Lines is expected to tell lawmakers that the industry remains “in dire straits” and is... Read More

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ATPCO adds testing, vaccine requirements to flight search results

Airlines and online travel agencies can now quickly and easily inform passengers of destinations' COVID-19 testing requirements inline as part of flight searches. The... Read More

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Alaska Airlines’ 737 MAX takes flight, without WiFi

Alaska Airlines is the latest member of the 737MAX family, operating its first commercial flights with they type today. But passengers on board faced a bit of a... Read More

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Ryanair Passenger Jailed for 14-Months for Calling Flight Attendant a “Fascist” and Refusing to Wear a Face Mask

A Ryanair passenger has been jailed for 14-months by a Manchester court after he was found guilty of launching into a foul mouth tirade during which he called an Italian... Read More

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Alaska Airlines giving away 25,000 flights to new MileagePlan members

Alaska Airlines wants to expand its frequent flyer base in California, and free flights are on offer. The company will give away up to 25,000 round trip flights to... Read More

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More MAX for United Airlines

United Airlines will grow its 737 MAX fleet significantly in the next three years. The company announced a deal to increase the order book with Boeing by 25, with... Read More

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Dutch Airline Flies Six Hour Flight to Nowhere After Bird Strike During Takeoff

Dutch flag-carrier KLM operated a six-hour flight to nowhere on Sunday after a technical issue forced the pilots to return mid-flight to the exact same airport they had... Read More

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Woman refusing to wear mask loses it and yells: “Why are you kicking me off the plane? ‘Cuz I’m white?”

Details are scant, but yet another airplane fracas has ensued. On what appears to be a Las Vegas bound flight a woman, apparently refusing to wear her mask, loses her... Read More

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Emirates Now Allows Flyers To Pay For An Empty Adjacent Seat

Emirates has announced that it is now allowing Economy Class passengers the chance to pay to reserve seats that adjoin the seat they are booked to travel in should they... Read More

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Airport Worker Jailed for Two Weeks for Accepting Six Packs of Cigarettes as a Bribe to Waive Excess Baggage Fees

A former airport worker has been jailed for two weeks in Singapore for accepting at least six packs of cigarettes as a bribe to waive excess baggage fees. The Corrupt... Read More

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Emirates to Start Selling Empty Middle Seats For Pandemic “Assurance”

Emirates has started selling unoccupied Economy Class seats for between $55 and $165 per empty seat to passengers willing to pay for the “assurance of more space while... Read More

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Frontier Airlines Accused of Antisemitism After Removing Jewish Family Because Two-Year-Old Wouldn’t Wear a Face Mask

Frontier Airlines has been accused of antisemitism after removing an Orthodox Jewish family from a Miami to Newark flight on Sunday night over allegations that their... Read More

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British Airways Forced to Pay Customer £5,000 Who Wasn’t Allowed to Change His Non-Refundable Ticket

British Airways has been ordered to pay £5,000 to a customer who wanted to change a non-transferrable and non-refundable ticket because the airline didn’t make it... Read More

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Newly Approved COVID-19 Vaccine Could Be Gamechanger for Pilots, Air Traffic Controllers

The approval of a single-shot COVID-19 vaccine could be a game-changer for pilots and air traffic controllers who are required to wait for at least 48-hours after... Read More

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Anti-Masker Faces Huge $27,500 Fine For Assaulting Flight Attendant, Arguing With Crew

An anti-masker who punched a Delta Air Lines flight attendant in the face has been slapped with a $27,500 fine by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) who accused... Read More

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This lucky traveler won $300k at the Las Vegas Airport – see her jumping for joy!

In a bit of pleasant news, a woman recently hit the Wheel of Fortune jackpot worth $300,000 while waiting at the Las Vegas airport. Here's a video of the woman after she... Read More

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Passengers Left Coughing and Spluttering After Man Accidentally Lets Off Pepper Spray On Flight

Passengers were left coughing and spluttering on a recent United Airlines flight to Newark after a man accidentally discharged pepper spray onboard the flight. Luckily,... Read More

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Man Wins £130,000 in Lawsuit Against British Airways After Slipping in a Puddle of Baileys

A small business owner has won £130,000 (£181,000) in a lawsuit against British Airways after slipping in a puddle of Baileys Irish Cream liqueur which had been spilt... Read More

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Chief Executive of Canada’s Largest Pension Fund Resigns After Vaccine Holiday to the UAE

The chief executive of Canada’s largest pension fund which has funds totalling more than $300 billion has been forced to resign after it emerged that he had recently... Read More

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Man Sues United Airlines for Sending Him Text Messages That Help Customers Make Their Flights

A man has filed a class-action lawsuit in the state of Hawaii against United Airlines claiming that flight update text messages that are meant to keep customers informed... Read More

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