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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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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 […]

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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.