Qatar Forms Air Italy, Aims to Be Italy’s Flagship Carrier as Etihad’s Alitalia Continues Bankruptcy

Italian carrier Meridiana is now Air Italy after a name change sparked by its new shareholder Qatar Airways. The hope is that Air Italy succeeds bankrupt Alitalia to become the new Italian flagship carrier. The carrier announced plans for the addition of 20 B737 MAX aircraft as well as five A330-200 leases from Qatar. Milan…

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Woman Climbs into X-Ray Machine With Her Bags…

A woman climbed into the X-ray machine at security check with her handbag in Dongguan Railway Station. Source: PearVideo

Tomorrow is Lunar New Year, and many people living in China are expected to travel over the holidays. In fact, an estimated total of 400 million people—that’s more than the population of the entire United States—will be traveling by train over Chinese New Year. Unlike traveling on say, Amtrak, train passengers in China undergo a…

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TIP: It Is Possible To Recover Points & Miles When Award Prices Fall

In many cases, costly change fees make it impractical to try to renegotiate points and miles award prices. There are some cases, however when it is possible to earn back miles if prices fall after you book. Take Southwest Airlines, for instance. I recently recovered over 2,000 valuable Rapid Rewards miles by looking out for…

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