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Man Arrested for Selling Fake COVID-19 Test Certificates at a London Airport

A man in his 30’s has been arrested at London Luton Airport, located around 34 miles north of the British capital, on suspicion of selling fake COVID-19 test... Read More

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American Airlines Releases Details Of Its New Tel Aviv & Athens Routes

American Airlines has now released details of two new routes that we were first told about when the airline announced its new and at the time, surprising, partnership... Read More

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Qatar Airways Brings Back Service To Another US City & Adds Flights To Six More

In its latest route update, Qatar Airways has confirmed that it has now scheduled the resumption of yet another of the US routes that it suspended early last year (its... Read More

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Spirit Airlines new Free Spirit loyalty program now live

The new Free Spirit program is now live. And with it comes some change in the company's approach to airline loyalty. Read More

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What Quarantine and Testing Rules Do Pilots and Flight Attendants Face in Different Countries?

Hong Kong’s health minister, Sophia Chan Siu-chee confirmed on Friday that the Chinese territory was considering imposing a mandatory 14-day quarantine on all flight... Read More

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JetBlue A220 sees softer seats feel thanks to Ultrafabrics, Tapis innovation

It is unlikely that you'll snag a ride on Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo or the McLaren Elva any time soon, but sitting down on board a new JetBlue A220 could offer one... Read More

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Lufthansa Group Airlines Will No Longer Accept Most Face Coverings

Lufthansa Group (which include Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian, and Brussels Airlines) has today announced that while passengers are currently expected to wear masks that... Read More

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Lufthansa Imposes New Medical Grade Face Mask Rules Over Mutant Virus Fears

Lufthansa will require all of its passengers to wear a medical-grade face mask starting February 1, bringing the carrier in line with new rules recently approved by... Read More

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easyJet Goes on Cabin Crew Hiring Spree as Summer Holiday Bookings Surge

British low-cost airline easyJet is already planning for a post-COVID recovery with plans to hire hundreds of cabin crew on temporary seasonal contracts for what’s... Read More

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President Biden Adds Quarantine On Top of Pre-Departure Testing for International Travel

President Biden signed an executive order on Thursday requiring anyone traveling to the United States from a foreign country to go into quarantine as part of his... Read More

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Dutch Airline KLM Cuts 1,000 More Jobs, Cancels All Long-Haul Flights Indefinitely

The Dutch flag carrier KLM says it will be forced to axe 1,000 more jobs after the government of the Netherlands introduced even tougher new travel restrictions as... Read More

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Airlines Brace Themselves for New COVID-19 Restrictions as President Biden Gets to Work

At 2 pm ET, President Joe Biden will sign a slew of executive orders as his administration sets to work on tackling the COVID-19 pandemic, a top priority of the new... Read More

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KLM Is Expected To Suspend All Long-Haul Flights From Tomorrow

Although it is yet to be confirmed by the airline, it is being widely reported that KLM will temporarily halt all long-haul operations from tomorrow, 22 January 2021,... Read More

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Cathay Pacific Rails Against 14-Day Quarantine Plans for Pilots and Cabin Crew

The Hong Kong government is said to be considering imposing a mandatory two-week quarantine on nearly all arriving aircrew in a drastic attempt to prevent the... Read More

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Norwegian May Now Get a Second Government Bailout After Ditching Long-Haul Business

The low-cost airline Norwegian has thanked the government in Oslo for proposing a second state-funded bailout following several weeks of intense negotiations. The offer,... Read More

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600 Flight Attendants Volunteered to Quarantine for Two Weeks for Special Polar Flight

A group of 18 pilots and flight attendants are several days into a two-week quarantine so that they can take scientists from the Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine... Read More

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Man Imprisoned After Heathrow Security Officers Found a Hand Grenade in His Luggage

A man has been sentenced to two months imprisonment after security officers at Heathrow Airport found a hand grenade in his carry-on luggage as he prepared to catch a... Read More

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Marriott Plans To Open “Nearly 100” Asia Pacific Properties In 2021

The pandemic may still be raging but Marriott's relentless expansion within the Asia Pacific region doesn't appear to have been slowed by the crisis enveloping the... Read More

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UK Home Secretary Admits Borders Should Have Been Closed in March 2020

The Home Secretary of the United Kingdom has admitted that the country should have shut its borders in March 2020 in order to keep out the novel Coronavirus. The... Read More

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Singapore Airlines Introducing “One-Stop Online Solution” For Pre-Departure Testing

Singapore Airlines is partnering with Collinson to trial an online portal that will allow its customers to arrange a pre-departure COVID test, receive their results and... Read More

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This European Airline Actually Plans to Hire New Flight Attendants in 2021

Eurowings, a low-cost subsidiary of the Lufthansa Group, says it actually plans to hire new flight attendants in 2021 as part of an expansion plan to cater for what it... Read More

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Iberia Buys Rival Air Europa for a Bargain Basement Price of €500 Million

The parent company of British Airways and Iberia has struck a deal with Spanish tourism company Globalia to buy the country’s second-largest airline, Air Europa for... Read More

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Emirates and Etihad to Start Trials of COVID-19 Vaccination and Test Digital Passports

Emirates and Etihad Airways said on Tuesday that they would both start trials of a secure e-passport mobile app that stores and shares COVID-19 vaccination and... Read More

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British Airways Pilot Survives 243-Days in Houston Hospital Fighting COVID-19

A British Airways pilot who was taken ill with COVID-19 in March 2020 while in Houston, Texas spent a record 243 days in hospital but managed to beat off the virus and... Read More

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Trump Lifts International Travel Bans, President-Elect Biden Set to Reimpose Restrictions

With less than 48-hours before the 45th President of the United States leaves the White House for good, Donald Trump made a surprise decision to sign an order lifting... Read More

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Watch: Small plane makes emergency landing on Florida beach

A small plane was forced to make an emergency landing on a Florida beach yesterday. Quick thinking by a flight instructor resulted in a tense landing on a mostly empty... Read More

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Etihad Airways Warns of Yet More Imminent Job Losses as Travel Restrictions Drag On

Etihad Airways has warned staffers that yet more job losses will be announced imminently having already slashed its pre-pandemic workforce by the thousands. Since last... Read More

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Australia Might Not Reopen Borders This Year After All Despite Vaccine Rollout

Australia may only partially reopen its borders this year, if it opens them at all, according to Department of Health secretary Brendan Murphy during an interview with... Read More

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Emirates Begins Mass COVID-19 Vaccination Drive for Frontline Workers Including Cabin Crew, Pilots

Emirates has started a mass COVID-19 vaccination drive for its “substantial” United Arab Emirates-based workforce using both the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine and the... Read More

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Man Lived in Chicago’s O’Hare Airport for Three Months Using Stolen Airline ID Badge

A man has been accused of managing to live and sleep for three months in a secure part of Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport (ORD) by using a stolen airline... Read More

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US Marine confronts MAGA protesters at airport; calls them terrorists

During a TV interview with a MAGA protester, a United States Marine confronts the man, calling the rioters who broke into the US Capitol terrorists. It went how you... Read More

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