WikiLeaks Publishes CIA Documents, Includes Travel Tips and Condolences to Flying United

CIA Seal. Source: CIA

WikiLeaks has just published a number of documents, dubbed “Vault7,” that relate to CIA’s hacking practices and capabilities. For example, the documents show some of the techniques and exploits discovered and/or used by the CIA, which may be used for hacking Smart TVs, as well as both iOS and Android devices. But also buried in these documents is…

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Singapore Airlines Devaluation: Higher Prices & No Online Booking Discount – 28% Increases

Singapore Suites onboard the A380. Photo by the author.

Well, this is an unfortunate development: Singapore Airlines has announced that they are making changes to their award chart. They are raising prices on some redemptions and removing the 15% discount that they are currently offering if you book online. Singapore last devalued their award chart in 2012, and these new changes will go into effect March 23,…

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Emirates Refreshes the A380 Onboard Bar

Emirates A380 Onboard Bar Refresh. Source: Emirates

The real estate available on the Airbus A380 has enabled airlines to do something pretty different and amazing. Singapore Airlines was the first carrier to receive the aircraft, and had a new Suites cabin available only on the A380. Korean Air has a “shopping” area where they display duty free items. But by far the most…

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AirAsia X Receives FAA Clearance to Launch Flights to USA

AirAsia X A330. Source: AirAsia X

AirAsia X, the long-haul division of Malaysia-based low-cost carrier AirAsia, announced today that they have received clearance from the FAA for scheduled passenger service to/from the United States. AirAsia X is the first Asian budget airline to receive such clearance, and should they decide to actually launch the flights, can potentially stir up the market a bit.…

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