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Cruise Ship Rams Into Tourist Boat and Dock in Venice, Injuring at Least 4

A colossal cruise liner plowed into a smaller tour ship and a wharf on a canal in Venice on Sunday morning, injuring four people and reigniting arguments about the dangers of allowing the huge vessels to pass through the fragile lagoon city.

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Star Alliance Gives Up on a New Top Elite Tier as Alliances Lose Relevance

A year ago Star Alliance was talking about introducing a new higher top elite tier above Gold and building out dynamic award pricing on Star airlines, spending your miles as money towards award seats. The alliance, which includes airlines like United, Lufthansa, and Singapore, now says the new top tier status plan is on ice […]

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Top destinations in Europe for 2019

Lonely Planet’s annual list of top European destinations is here! The travel company known for its guidebooks says these “reinvigorated mainstays and lesser-known marvels” are perfect for your 2019 plans.

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Visitors flock to the Eiffel Tower as it celebrates turning 130

It has been a drama-filled week for the Eiffel Tower, Paris’s most iconic structure. It started with a series of celebrations to mark 130 years since the tower was built and ended with the iconic structure on lockdown after a man was caught scaling the outside.

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Boeing Wins Air New Zealand Contract

According to Reuters, Air New Zealand Ltd has decided to buy wide-body planes from Boeing Company ending an 18 month battle between the U.S. aircraft manufacturer and European rival Airbus. The final choices under consideration were the Boeing 787 and Airbus A350. The airline has been considering replacing eight Boeing 777-200ER aircraft (the average age […]

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American Suspends 737 “Refresh” Program

American Airlines has gotten a lot of flak for the way in which they’ve been configuring their narrow body aircraft. This started with the Boeing 737 MAX, as American configured these with more seats than the 737-800. As a result, American’s cabins are not only tighter, but the seats are also quite uncomfortable. In particular […]