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Electronics Ban: Get Ready to Surrender Your Headphones

Emirates First Class A380 headphones

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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Avianca Airlines’ Shareholder Files Injunction to Stop United Deal

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This morning, an injunction was filed by a minority shareholder in Avianca to stop the deal between the airlines controlling shareholder and United.  No word yet on the exact details or justification for the injunction. Back at the end of January, United and Avianca announced that they would work to enhance and deepen their commercial and strategic…

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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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Probation for United’s “Chairman’s Flight” – Ex-Port Authority Chief Bribery Sentence Revealed

United's Embraer E175 Aircraft. Source: United Airlines

Judgement day has come for David Samson, the former chairmen of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Back in July, Samson pleaded guilty to using his political influence to convince United Airlines to accommodate his private wishes for a regularly scheduled, non-stop flight to his South Carolina summer home. The round-trip flight from Newark to…

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Latest on That Couple Thrown off the Delta Flight Forcing a Turnaround – Charges Dropped?

Delta Citi VP Kicked Off

Remember back in December when a Citibank VP and his girlfriend disrupted a Delta flight from Minneapolis to LAX and forced the pilot to turn around? The girlfriend had apparently tried to use the bathroom when a flight attendant asked her to remain seated, resulting in the couple becoming combative. Upon landing, passengers cheered as they…

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9 Zika Free Beach Locations, They Do Exist!

El San Juan Resort & Casino, a Hilton Hotel. Photo from hotel's wesite.

Wow, this list has changed quite a bit since we last published it back in June.  Back then, Condé Nast Traveler had compiled a list of 7 Zika free Caribbean and Central/South American locations that had not been impacted by Zika. They updated their list last week and if you’re US based, you’ll now have to travel…

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