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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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Delta Buys 5 New Heathrow Slots, Ends Flights to Taipei

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Delta has agreed to purchase five additional landing and take-off slots at London’s Heathrow airport for $19 million according to Investopedia. The morning slots apparently are coming from Croatia Airlines which has struggled with its Zagreb (ZAG) – Heathrow (LHR) flights. The airline plans to use the $19M to cover a $30M aircraft engine maintenance plan. In…

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Air India To Link Delhi and Washington DC

Air India First Class 777-300ER. Photo by the author.

Air India unloaded a slew of new routes and destinations on Twitter this morning, but one might be particularly interesting to those based in the US. Specifically, Air India will be launching non-stop flights between Washington DC and Delhi in July 2017. Air India currently offers non-stop service between Delhi and Chicago (ORD), New York (JFK),…

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Drunk Pilot Slumped Over in Cockpit on New Year’s – 3X Legal Limit on Flight to Cancun

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A pilot operating a Sunwing flight from Calgary (YYC) to Cancun (CUN) was found slumped over in the cockpit by his crew. Police said the crew discovered the captain slumped over in the pilot’s seat after the gate crew alerted the co-pilot that they noted suspicious behavior. The pilot was found to have three times the…

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US Customs Asking Foreign Travelers for Social Media Accounts

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Did you know that beginning last week, US Customs and Border Protection began asking foreign travelers to share their Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube accounts? Currently, only those arriving on a visa waiver program are being asked to share their account names upon being processed through the Electronic System for Travel Authorization process. Condé Nast reports…

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