Archive for the ‘Last Week Travel News’ Category

09.22.2016

TRAVEL NEWS RECAP FOR WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 19

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Austrian Airlines Adds First Route to West Coast of United States – Austrian Airlines continues its US expansion with its first route to the West Coast. Los Angeles is the newest destination for Austrian Airlines. Flights between Los Angeles and Vienna begin next year in April. Depending on demand, Austrian Airlines will offer up to […]

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09.12.2016

TRAVEL NEWS RECAP FOR WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12

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Airlines Ask Passengers to Stop Using Samsung Galaxy Note 7 During Flights – The Federal Aviation Administration has asked passengers not to use or charge their Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones during flights. This request comes after reports of the phones catching fire and exploding. American Airlines and Lufthansa are verbally asking travelers aboard their […]

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08.30.2016

TRAVEL NEWS RECAP WEEK OF AUGUST 29

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Department of Transportation Fines Four Major US Airlines – Four major US airlines were fined by the Department of Transportation (DOT) for not providing correct information explaining compensation for mishandled luggage and being involuntarily bumped from flights. American Airlines was fined $45,000; Alaska Airlines $40,000; Southwest Airlines $40,000; and United Airlines $35,000. DOT requires airlines […]

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08.22.2016

TRAVEL NEWS RECAP WEEK OF AUGUST 22

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Typhoon Mindulle Impacts Japan Travel – Torrential rain and severe winds exceeding 100 mph hit Japan’s coast, about 50 miles from Tokyo, on Monday. At least one person died, and nearly 30 injuries were reported as a result of Typhoon Mindulle. Japanese officials issued warnings to Tokyo residents to watch out for landslides, flooding, intense […]

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08.15.2016

TRAVEL NEWS RECAP WEEK OF AUGUST 15

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Blogger Flies to 8 California Airports in One Day – The Cranky Flier aviation blog celebrated its 10-year anniversary, so founder Brett Snyder decided to participate in a Southwest Airlines promotion in which he could get a free companion pass if he took 10 one-way flights within California before October 31.  He already had 2 […]

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