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Alaska Air offers a 10,000 Mile Guarantee on International Flights

Alaska Airlines has one of the most diverse partnerships in the industry today. Their international partners cover all the major alliances of SkyTeam, OneWorld, and the Star Alliance.

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Qatar Airways-Backed Air Italy Is Shutting Down

Air Italy, the airline that had grand plans to challenge flag carrier Alitalia, is closing. A message on the company’s website on Tuesday said the company was entering liquidation proceedings following a shareholders meeting. Between February 11–25, all Air Italy flights will be operated by other carriers; after that date customers will need to apply […]

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American Woman Who Left Cruise Ship Tests Positive for Coronavirus

An American woman who left a cruise ship in Cambodia last week and flew to Malaysia with more than a hundred other passengers has tested positive for the coronavirus, alarming health experts who fear that some exposed passengers who then traveled onward could become a new source for global transmission.

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United Airlines Suspends All India Service Until September 1st

United Airlines is extending the suspension of both of its India routes until at least September 1st. First it was the Pakistani airspace closure. Then it was saber-rattling over Iran. Then the Federal Aviation Administration banned flying in Iranian airspace. Now United is suspending its service between Newark and both New Delhi and Mumbai until […]

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Air India suspends pilot for allegedly shoplifting at Sydney airport

Air India on Sunday suspended a senior pilot for allegedly shoplifting at Sydney airport on Saturday. According to the suspension order accessed by Hindustan Times, the pilot was supposed to fly AI 301 on June 22 and is alleged to have lifted goods from a Duty free shop there.

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Italy to host 2026 Winter Olympics in Milan and Cortina

Italy will host the 2026 Olympics in Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo, taking the Winter Games to the Alpine country for the second time in 20 years. International Olympic Committee members voted for the long-favoured Milan-Cortina bid over Stockholm-Are from Sweden that also included a bobsled track in Latvia.

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JetBlue Files Lawsuit Against Walmart Over Its ‘Jetblack’ Service

JetBlue has filed a lawsuit against Walmart claiming that the retail giant’s online shopping service “Jetblack” oversteps the carrier’s trademark, The Associated Press reported today.

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Dominican Republic Hotel Removes In-Room Liquor Dispensers After Tourist Deaths

The safety of the Dominican Republic for tourists has been called into question following a spate of alarming headlines reporting sudden tourist deaths, illnesses and accidents. At least 10 American tourists have died during or recently after traveling to the Caribbean destination this year, according to CNN. It’s enough to make any traveler nervous, especially […]

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How to protect your privacy when you travel

It hasn’t been an easy year for the privacy of travelers, at least so far. Data breaches, surveillance worries and those troublesome cameras in airplane seatbacks and hotel rooms are enough to make passengers paranoid. Maybe they should be.

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Southwest Airlines Mechanics Approve Contract

The union representing about 2,500 Southwest Airlines mechanics voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to ratify a new contract proposal, ending a labor impasse that lasted nearly seven years and wound up in court twice. The five-year deal gives the mechanics $160 million in back pay to cover the period since the last contract ended in August […]