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One big low-cost, low-fun airline: British Airways just bought a stake in Norwegian

When two great things get together, you get Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. When two mediocre things get together, you get today’s news that IAG SA, the parent company of British Airways, has purchased a 4.61% stake in low-cost airline Norwegian. According to Bloomberg, now that it has sampled the wares, it may make an offer to take … Continue reading “One big low-cost, low-fun airline: British Airways just bought a stake in Norwegian”

One big low-cost, low-fun airline: British Airways just bought a stake in Norwegian
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Measles symptoms: What to know after warnings issued for Detroit, N.J., Memphis

Travelers who passed through three major U.S. airports this month may have been exposed to measles after two cases were confirmed. Measles is a highly contagious virus that, according to the CDC, can infect up to 90% of non-immune people who come in contact with an infected person. The virus is amazingly resilient and can … Continue reading “Measles symptoms: What to know after warnings issued for Detroit, N.J., Memphis”

Measles symptoms: What to know after warnings issued for Detroit, N.J., Memphis
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Bleisure is real, guys: This startup makes combo outfits for work travel and vacations

There’s a word for mixing business and leisure travel: “bleisure.” And while this is a truly terrible word, the actual concept is pretty awesome. It means tacking on a few days of vacation to your business trip, and bringing your partner. This allows you to see the country or the world for less money, since … Continue reading “Bleisure is real, guys: This startup makes combo outfits for work travel and vacations”

Bleisure is real, guys: This startup makes combo outfits for work travel and vacations
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The United States was less popular with tourists in 2017. (Can you guess why?)

Despite the fact that Spain had a horrifying terrorist attack and massive demonstrations surrounding Catalonia’s bid for independence, more tourists wanted to visit Spain than travel to the United States in 2017. While France has maintained its hold on the top spot, with 82.6 million croissant-craving visitors pouring into the country, last year was the … Continue reading “The United States was less popular with tourists in 2017. (Can you guess why?)”

The United States was less popular with tourists in 2017. (Can you guess why?)
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American Airlines flight attendants have a new weapon for when you get cranky

What do you do when you’re trapped with an irate customer at 30,000 feet in the air? American Airlines just came up with a solution—empowering flight attendants to dole out frequent flier miles on the spot. Normally if your in-flight entertainment screen goes out 10 minutes into A Dog’s Purpose, a flight attendant would shrug and suggest … Continue reading “American Airlines flight attendants have a new weapon for when you get cranky”

American Airlines flight attendants have a new weapon for when you get cranky
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Five Mexican states are now considered as unsafe for travel as Iraq, Syria, and Yemen

The U.S. State Department has just issued a “Do Not Travel” warning—its highest level of caution—to five states trapped in the middle of wars waged by drug cartels. The five states are Tamaulipas (on the U.S. border), and Sinaloa, Colima, Michoacan, and Guerrero (on the Pacific coast). Geography enthusiasts will note that this includes many … Continue reading “Five Mexican states are now considered as unsafe for travel as Iraq, Syria, and Yemen”

Five Mexican states are now considered as unsafe for travel as Iraq, Syria, and Yemen
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Southwest Airlines will pay $15 million in price-collusion settlement

Passengers flying the friendly skies did something decidedly unfriendly. They accused four of the nation’s largest airlines–which command 69% of the domestic air market–of price collusion. Their claims were validated somewhat in 2015 when the federal government started poking around about possible collusion. Soon, as is the American way, a class-action suit was filed, combining … Continue reading “Southwest Airlines will pay $15 million in price-collusion settlement”

Southwest Airlines will pay $15 million in price-collusion settlement
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Flight crews on Air New Zealand are testing out Google’s live-translation headphones

Passengers traveling on Air New Zealand will be able to order a tomato juice with ice on the side from their flight attendant in any language they wish. The airline is testing out the live-translation function of Google’s wireless Bluetooth Pixel Buds headphones, which can instantly translate from some 40 languages. Air New Zealand, which services 30 … Continue reading “Flight crews on Air New Zealand are testing out Google’s live-translation headphones”

Flight crews on Air New Zealand are testing out Google’s live-translation headphones
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Flying for the holidays? This Apple Maps trick might ease your airport nightmare

Apple Maps has a useful new feature, and it might come in handy during the hellish slog over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house for Christmas. The company recently rolled out indoor layouts of 30 airports across the globe, including all three New York-area airports, LAX, Chicago, Seattle, Las Vegas, and a bunch … Continue reading “Flying for the holidays? This Apple Maps trick might ease your airport nightmare”

Flying for the holidays? This Apple Maps trick might ease your airport nightmare
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