Airline & Travel Newsletter

Gulfstream G280 adds six new city-pair records

Gulfstream G280 adds six new city-pair records

0 / March 27, 2014 08:19

Gulfstream Aerospace mid-size G280 added more city-pair records. In less than a month’s time, the G280 set six new records, bringing the aircraft’s total speed records to 45. The G280 started its six-record run on Feb. 19 in Dubai, flying […]

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US TSA recommends armed law enforcement officers be posted at airport checkpoints

0 / March 27, 2014 07:54

The US Transportation Security Administration on Wednesday Mar. 26 recommended that armed law enforcement officers be posted at airport checkpoints and ticket counters during peak hours. An agency review, prompted by a deadly Los Angeles airport shooting incident last year, […]

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Chinese insurance companies are paying compensation to the families of flight MH370 passengers

0 / March 27, 2014 07:44

Chinese insurance companies have started paying compensation to the families of passengers aboard a missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 presumed crashed in the southern Indian Ocean, state news agency Xinhua said on Thursday Mar. 27. The families of seven passengers […]

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US NTSB issued a safety alert on how pilots can avoid landing at the wrong airport

0 / March 27, 2014 07:41

The US National Transportation Safety Board issued a safety alert on Wednesday Mar. 26 on how pilots can avoid landing at the wrong airport, after recent incidents when planes landed on much shorter runways than their intended destinations. “All of […]

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Mystery of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 could spur air safety changes and real-time communications and flight information

0 / March 26, 2014 11:45

Once the mystery of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is solved, if ever, there are changes in air safety that might result from the lessons of the disappearance of a jumbo jetliner in the age of instant communications. Cameras in the […]

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Short stay in Helsinki at the GLO Hotel Ithaca

Short stay in Helsinki at the GLO Hotel Ithaca

0 / March 26, 2014 11:39

On a recent visit to Helsinki, I stayed at the GLO Hotel Ithaca, a moderately-sized hotel with an excellent city centre location, putting you in easy walking distance of many key sites. I arrived late at night (in fact, in the […]

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Chicago’s O’Hare airport train crash update

0 / March 26, 2014 09:57

A passenger train that crashed through its end-of-the-line barrier at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport this week tripped an automatic emergency stop system and was not speeding when it entered the station, a federal investigator said on Tuesday Mar. 25. The crash […]

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Russia accuses Ukraine of putting lives at risk

0 / March 26, 2014 09:45

Russia accused Ukraine on Wednesday Mar. 26 of putting lives at risk by preventing Russian pilots and crew disembarking from passenger flights but the Ukrainian authorities said the report distorted the facts. Citing information from Russian carrier Aeroflot, the Foreign […]

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Malaysia Airlines and Boeing are facing potential lawsuit over flight MH370

0 / March 26, 2014 08:37

Malaysia Airlines and Boeing are facing a potential lawsuit over the Beijing-bound flight that disappeared more than two weeks ago with 239 people on board, according to a law firm representing passengers’ families. A petition for discovery has been filed […]

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The controversy surrounding flight MH370 prompts Chinese tourists to vacation elsewhere

The controversy surrounding flight MH370 prompts Chinese tourists to vacation elsewhere

0 / March 25, 2014 14:50

The controversy surrounding Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has prompted many Chinese tourists, who once saw Malaysia as an attractive leisure destination, to look elsewhere. Eleven Chinese travel agents told Reuters news agency that bookings between China and Malaysia had fallen […]

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Garuda Indonesia withdraws its proposed London Gatwick to Jakarta service

0 / March 25, 2014 13:41

Garuda Indonesia has withdrawn its proposed Gatwick to Jakarta service and instead opted to operate the route from a European hub airport. Garuda has chosen to use Amsterdam Schiphol as its European base rather than operate from a point-to-point airport […]

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Tips for your first trip to Toronto

Tips for your first trip to Toronto

0 / March 25, 2014 11:56

If you are planning a trip to Toronto, you will be spoilt for choice in this exciting, and vibrant city where there is so much to do, and so much to see. Although not the capital, Toronto is Canada’s largest […]

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Angry relatives of passengers on Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 clash with police in Beijing

0 / March 25, 2014 09:32

Dozens of angry relatives of passengers on Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 clashed with police in Beijing on Tuesday Mar. 25, accusing Malaysia of “delays and deception” a day after it confirmed the plane crashed in remote seas off Australia. About […]

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A short stay in Vilnius

A short stay in Vilnius

0 / March 24, 2014 15:13

Lithuania is an up and coming destination for travel within Europe, with more and more luxurious hotels cropping around the country. Mainly focusing around the capital and largest city, Vilnius, a thriving tourism market is developing and you can really […]

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Frankfurt airport workers will strike and hamper German air traffic

Frankfurt airport workers will strike and hamper German air traffic

0 / March 24, 2014 11:58

German services union Verdi said it would extend strike calls in support of higher public sector pay to staff at Frankfurt airport next Thursday Mar. 27, adding to a list of actions likely to hamper German air traffic. “It is […]

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Thirty-two passengers injured after train derailed at Chicago O’Hare Airport

0 / March 24, 2014 10:19

Thirty-two passengers were injured after a Chicago Transit Authority train derailed and hit a platform at O’Hare Airport early on Monday Mar. 24, with its front car landing on an escalator and stairs, a city fire official said. The injuries […]

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Three hot travel spots in Belize, Bonaire and Bulgaria

Three hot travel spots in Belize, Bonaire and Bulgaria

0 / March 23, 2014 14:13

Beautiful, blissful and beguiling describe the three hottest vacationing spots that are climbing the charts quickly this year. From diving in Belize, exploring Bulgaria’s quaint villages or even snorkling in Bonaire, blogs John-Christian Moquette. Be brave in Belize A must for […]

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The best cruise ships for holidays at sea

The best cruise ships for holidays at sea

0 / March 21, 2014 16:00

As experts in the cruise field, we’re often asked for advice about holidaying at sea, but one question that tends to pop up more than any other is ‘what is the best cruise ship?’ an excellent question, but one that […]

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