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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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Delta Buys 5 New Heathrow Slots, Ends Flights to Taipei

LHR2

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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