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Ryanair to Offer US / NYC Links via New Partnership with Air Europa, Potential for Same w/ Lufthansa, Alitalia, TAP

It’s a potential first step in a North American expansion for Ryanair who said last week that they would begin service to several US cities via a new long-haul partnership with SkyTeam’s Mallorca based Air Europa. The partnership starts this Tuesday and will allow Ryanair to book Air Europa tickets to 20 cities in the Americas via Ryanair’s…

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Monuments Around the World Honor Manchester Victims

Monuments around the world paid tribute Tuesday night to the victims of the horrible Manchester tragedy. Union Jack colors could be seen around the world as a sign of solidarity. In deep sympathy for the lives lost in Manchester, England last night, we will remain dark this evening. 📷: @isardasorensen — Empire State Bldg (@EmpireStateBldg)…

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Trump Supporter Escorted off United After Not Scoring Upgrade & Refusing to Allow Anyone to Sit next to Him, “Lock Him up” Chants

A man aboard United flight 87 from Shanghai (PVG) to Newark (EWR) was escorted off the plane when he restricted other passengers from sitting next to him after apparently failing to score an upgrade. The man was wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat which led to passengers chanting “Lock Him Up”. The man called…

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Easy points: Lyft rides now earn Delta SkyMiles

Effective today, Delta SkyMiles members can earn miles on every dollar they spend with ride-sharing app Lyft. The Delta-Lyft partnership is the first such agreement between a ride sharing company and an airline. The only similar existing partnership is between Uber and hotel partners including Hilton, IHG and Starwood Preferred Guest. Unlike the bonus agreement involving…

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Transatlantic Clear Air Turbulence to Double or Triple Due to Climate Change

Monday’s news of an Aeroflot flight from Moscow to Bangkok that experienced extreme turbulence and injured 27 passengers, some with broken bones, was due to clear air turbulence. Unlike normal turbulence, clear air turbulence occurs without a storm system or clouds and gives pilots no warning at all. CBS spoke to one scientist about the incident and…

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“Best Job on Earth” Paying Lucky Winner $10K/Month to Stay in Luxury Homes All over the World

A luxury vacation home rental service, Thirdhome, has narrowed down the finalists in their “Best Job on the Planet” competition. The winner will travel the world for three months, sharing their experiences on social media while getting paid $10K per month plus travel expenses. The trip will include stops to as many as 12 of…

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