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How one man beat the airline industry and now flies the globe for free

Scott Keyes managed to find enough loopholes, tricks and deals for fly all over the world without it costing him a penny – this is how he did it Free holidays, forever. It’s a dream that’s become a reality for American Scott Keyes, 28, who’s managed to game the entire airline, credit card and travel industry to ensure he can take long-haul, multi-national holidays without it costing him a dime…. Read Article →

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Why Your Airline Has To Make Sure Your Plane’s Coffee Maker Works Before You Can Take Off

Wings are pretty vital to an airplane. Engines, flight instruments, landing gear, yeah, these are all things you definitely want to be sure are mechanically sound before you find yourself hurtling at 500 miles an hour six miles above the surface of the Earth. Yet even the most devoted caffeine addict would probably rather take off on time than wait three hours for the plane’s coffee maker to get fixed… Read Article →

Too windy: Airline flights at new $406M airport put on hold

The British Overseas Territory of St. Helena is one of the most remote islands in the world, situated in the South Atlantic Ocean about 1,210 miles west of the coast of Africa. It’s so remote that its where the British exiled deposed French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte in 1815. For modern travelers, getting to the island requires sailing for more than five days on the RMS St. Helena, a combination passenger and mail… Read Article →

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What Do The TSA’s New Scanner Rules Mean For Your Next Flight?

By Christopher Elliott – The Transportation Security Administration’s new rules for screening passengers with its controversial full-body scanners — which were quietly changed just before the busy holiday travel season — represent a significant policy reversal that could affect your next flight. Getting checked by the TSA’s advanced-imaging technology used to be entirely optional, allowing those who refused a scan to be subjected to a pat-down. In fact, many observers… Read Article →

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Introducing Rayani Air, Malaysia’s first sharia-compliant airline

Malaysia’s first sharia-compliant airline made its inaugural domestic flight over the weekend and it hopes to include international routes next year, a senior airline official said Tuesday. Rayani Air will initially serve the domestic routes in the predominantly Muslim northern states of Kedah and Kelantan, as well as the eastern states of Sabah and Sarawak, managing director Jaafar Zamhari. The airline does not allow alcohol consumption in its flights and… Read Article →

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World’s Worst Airline for Customer Service

BY Anya Hoffman– “They leave you stranded when they cancel your flight, then basically tell you they don’t care.” When it comes to air travel, some hiccups, like weather-related flight delays and the occasional lost bags, are unavoidable. But one factor that is within an airline’s control is their customer service. What makes the difference between a positive experience and a negative one usually isn’t how long you waited on the tarmac… Read Article →

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Airline Jet2 has won a court case against a passenger

Airline Jet2 has won a court case against a passenger found smoking on board a return flight from Tenerife to Belfast two months ago. Krzysztof Sikorski from Newtownbutler, Co Fermanagh was fined £265 after pleading guilty to smoking onboard the aircraft on Friday 4 September 2015. The 35-year-old was handed over to police by Jet2 on arrival into Belfast International Airport after it was reported that he was smoking in… Read Article →

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Airline says dramatic landing at stormy Inverness airport “dramatic” but “entirely safe”

by David Kerr– One of the most dramatic scenes from Storm Abigail was a passenger plane almost landing sideways at Inverness Airport in gale force winds. The skill of the pilot was praised online after the footage was posted on the Press and Journal website. The video shows the EasyJet flight cautiously approaching the runway at Dalcross at an angle, only straightening up as the wheels touched down. A spokesman for… Read Article →

Mumbai : Air India planes are seen parked at the Mumbai airport in Mumbai on Wednesday following a strike by its ground and technical staff. The strike that entered second day, forced cancellation of many flights. PTI Photo by Mitesh Bhuvad (PTI5_26_2010_000071B)

Air India cracks down on cough syrup smuggling: Airline in damage control mode after cabin crew are caught red-handed on flight from Delhi to London

By Ankur Sharma Air India is in the news again for all the wrong reasons. While it’s no secret that a section of its cabin crew and some pilots were found involved in theft, pilferage and smuggling of bottles of single malt, food and toiletries in the past, this time cough syrup smuggling has come as an embarrassment for the airline. A section of Air India’s cabin crew on a… Read Article →