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Scene Of The Turkish Team, Fenerbahçe’s victory In The Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four 2017.

The four best European teams have competed this weekend in the Final Four, the final stage of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague 2017, held in Istanbul.   Curiously, all of them already disputed the 2015 Final Four of two years ago …

  • Air Canada dumped family with disabled son at Toronto

    Published on : Thursday, May 18, 2017

    An air traveller who had been travelling with his disabled son has complained that Air Canada had dumped his family at Toronto Pearson airport. Euan McGilp, a 56-year-old man had been flying back to London from Ohio.   He was …

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  • Device ban might create economic disaster according to travel experts

    Published on : Thursday, May 18, 2017

    The travel industry experts find the extension of the laptop ban on flights from Europe to the US as the inception to an economic disaster.     The Business Travel Coalition (BTC) stated the situation could stir “economic tsunami” as …

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  • Gulf Air Signlent App Wins Accolades

    Published on : Thursday, May 18, 2017

    INJAZ Bahrain recently held its 2017 National Company Competition and Annual Appreciation Ceremony at The Crowne Plaza Hotel where Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, was honoured for its support in developing Signlent – the first instant messaging …

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  • Bev Goulet to Retire From American Airlines

    Published on : Thursday, May 18, 2017

    American Airlines announced today that Bev Goulet, Executive Vice President and Chief Integration Officer, will retire in June after 24 years with the company.   “Everyone at American Airlines has been positively impacted by the contributions of Bev Goulet, both …

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  • Saudi Airlines aims for 20% growth in passengers for Kuala Lumpur -Jeddah route

    Published on : Thursday, May 18, 2017

    Saudi Airlines is striving to achieve 20 per cent growth in passengers for its Kuala Lumpur (KL)-Jeddah route this year from 200,000 passengers recorded last year.   The target would be contributed by the introduction of its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, …

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  • Plane with four onboard disappears near Bermuda Triangle

    Published on : Thursday, May 18, 2017

    An event planner from Tribeca, her ¬pilot boyfriend and her two young sons disappeared in a plane in the Bermuda Triangle. Authorities said Tuesday they found a “debris field” near where the aircraft was last heard from.   The group …

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  • Ryanair flight forced to land in France

    Published on : Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    A Ryanair flight from Liverpool to Alicante was one of two passenger planes forced to land in France Tuesday morning. Ryanair flight FR9886 sent an in-flight squawk alert – the code planes use to issue emergencies – as it was …

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  • Canada gears up to introduce passenger handling standards for airlines

    Published on : Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    In a radical move Canada is initiating to crack down on “shoddy treatment” and overbooking on flights.   Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau has introduced legislation that will set national standards for how passengers should be treated by airlines.   …

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  • New non-stop flights from Volaris between San Antonio to Mexico

    Published on : Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    Volaris is betting that there is ample demand for leisure and business travel between San Antonio and Mexico City as the airline plans to commence daily non-stop service between the two destinations from Sept. 15.   Volaris already has air …

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  • BA flight forced to land in Dublin

    Published on : Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    A flight arriving from Tampa, Florida was forced to make an emergency landing in Dublin Airport Monday morning.   The British Airways flight BA2166, which was making its way to London’s Gatwick Airport, had to land after a medical emergency …

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  • Fuel emergency forces Southwest Airlines to land 30 miles off destination

    Published on : Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    A Pittsburgh bound Southwest Airlines flight was forced to land on Sunday to avoid using contingency fuel reserve. Unfortunately, it was just 30 miles from its destination. The airline said it reboarded its 143 customers on buses from a neighbouring …

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  • Cockpit access info of United leaked inadvertently

    Published on : Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    According to media reports, United Airlines said in a safety alert that its cockpit door access information may have been inadvertently made public. According to a pilot briefed on the issue, a flight attendant accidentally posted information that included the …

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  • Police conducts controlled explosion on suspicious package, reopens Leeds airport

    Published on : Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    West Yorkshire Police’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal team carried out a controlled explosion on a suspicious package that led to the evacuation of passengers and staff from Leeds Bradford Airport.  The squad was sent to the airport following the discovery of …

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  • Passengers continue to face airlines staff ire, this time on JetBlue

    Published on : Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    In another unsavory incident on a JetBlue flight a family en route to a birthday celebration in Las Vegas this month complained that they were booted from their over where to store a cake they had brought on board — even …

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  • Saviour Pilot Speaks After 9 Yrs About Psycho Computer

    Published on : Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    AFTER NINE LONG YEARS A pilot who saved the lives of more than 300 people by averting the crash of his passenger jet has spoken up, describing how the aircraft’s computer “went psycho” plunging the plane hundreds of feet in …

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  • Black woman accused American Airlines for racist behaviour

    Published on : Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    Two women passengers travelling on an American Airlines flight on 2 May have claimed that one of them faced “racist” behaviour from one of the staff members.   The incident took place when Rane Baldwin, who is African American, was …

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  • HKIA Records Significant Growth in Cargo Throughput in March

    Published on : Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) recorded significant growth in cargo volume in March 2017. During the month, cargo traffic and flight movements recorded year-on-year increases of 17.8% to 433,000 tonnes and 0.5% to 35,250 respectively.   Passenger volume dropped 2% …

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  • British Airways flight makes emergency landing in Dublin Airport

    Published on : Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    A flight of British Airways that was arriving from Tampa in Florida was compelled to opt for an emergency landing in Dublin Airport this morning.   Flight BA2166 of British Airways was moving towards London’s Gatwick Airport. This flight had …

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  • New sleep suit for Air France’s La Première cabins

    Published on : Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    Like in your wildest dreams, a trip in Air France’s La Première cabins is a truly memorable experience. To ensure the well-being of its travellers, the company has once again paid careful attention to every detail and is introducing its …

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  • Air New Zealand giving travellers sneak peek of future of inflight service

    Published on : Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    The Air New Zealand airline has been working with information technology service provider Dimension Data on unique software for Microsoft’s augmented reality (AR) viewer HoloLens that could support cabin crew as they carry out their inflight duties by aggregating and …

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