Electronics Ban: Get Ready to Surrender Your Headphones

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The “electronics ban” that prohibit passengers from traveling with electronic devices larger than a smart phone are now implemented across the board. Those traveling from a number of Middle Eastern and African countries to the US will now have to check (or gate check) their laptops and tablets prior to boarding. Initially, the rules appear to…

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Poor Alcohol Metabolization Leads to Groping of Female Passenger on Alaska Airlines

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You may remember back in May when a female passenger on AS flight 621 from Las Vegas (LAS) to Portland (PDX) was arrested for apparently groping another female passenger. Miss McKinney did so with the intent to humiliate and harass the victim,’ said Assistant US Attorney Ravi Sinha at US District Court in Portland. ‘(She)…

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Negotiated Chase Ink Business Approval Despite 5/24 Rule…on top of Reserve!

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Just prior to the end of the 100K in-branch offer for the Chase Sapphire Reserve earlier this month, I applied and was approved thanks to a pre-approval on my account (despite being rejected for 5/24 in December). See: Approved In-Branch Today: Sapphire Reserve 100K despite 5/24 & No Pre-Approval At 6/24, I got very lucky, especially based…

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American Caves & Offers New Uniforms, Flight Attendants Say It’s Not Enough

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Late on Tuesday, American announced that they had agreed to a deal with Aramark to provide an “off-the-shelf” uniform option for flight attendants and others who say the new uniforms previously rolled out by Twin Hill in September cause headaches, hives, rashes, and respiratory issues. The Chicago Business Journal reported on letter sent out by AA…

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Emirates to Provide Free Helicopter Transfer for First Class on New A380 Route

A Monacair "regular line" helicopter. Source: Monacair

Emirates currently provides free chauffeur-drive service to Business and First Class passengers to/from the airport at most of their destinations. Part of this offering is to attract passengers from Abu Dhabi that might otherwise fly Etihad (which provides similar service to draw the Dubai crowd), but I am sure it’s a perk that many passengers enjoy.…

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Largest Terminal Move in Aviation History Impacting 21 Airlines Scheduled for May 12-17 w/ Delta’s LAX Relocation

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Delta Air Lines and Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) will orchestrate one of the largest terminal moves in the history of commercial aviation when Delta relocates from Terminals 5 and 6 to Terminals 2 and 3 at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in May. The move, scheduled to start on May 12, will impact 21…

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Emirates To Let First & Business Class Passengers “Gate Check” Laptops Under Electronics Ban

Emirates will reportedly allow passengers in premium cabin to carry their electronic devices past security, and collect them before boarding. Source: Emirates

The electronics ban that will prohibit the carriage of electronic devices larger than a smartphone on flights to the US will go into effect on March 25, 2017. Understandably, this is getting quite a bit of coverage, since it can potentially impact thousands of travelers who will fly through the affected cities. Emirates is probably one…

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