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Boeing Shows Off New 737 At Paris Air Show

Boeing (NYSE:BA) unveiled a new version of its bestselling 737 aircraft at the world’s biggest air show, held in Paris. The 737 MAX 10 will plug a gap in Boeing’s portfolio at the top end of the market for single-aisle jets. The new aircraft can carry up to 230 people in a single-class configuration. Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Kevin McAllister said in a statement, “Airlines wanted a larger, better option in the large single-aisle segment with the operating advantages of the 737 MAX family.” He continued, “Adding... 
 

Baby’s First Birthday Gift: Free Flights For Life

Private Indian airline Jet Airways has given free lifetime air tickets to a baby born aboard one of its flight from Saudi Arabia to India. The child’s mother, who was 30 weeks along upon boarding the flight, went into premature labor on Sunday. The airline didn’t reveal the identity of the child’s mother out of respect for her privacy. Jet Airways announced the generous birthday present on Sunday in a social media post celebrating the baby’s arrival. The baby boy was the first baby to be born in-flight for the airline. The carrier... 
 

British Airways Chaos Nears End

The British Airways chaos that stranded 75,000 passengers over a holiday weekend is nearing its end. The airline had been forced to cancel all its flights from Heathrow, Europe’s busiest airport, and Gatwick on Saturday and the disruptions continued on Sunday. Flight compensation website Flightright.com estimated that around 800 flights were canceled at Gatwick and Heathrow on Saturday and Sunday. The chaos started when a power supply problem disrupted the airline’s operations worldwide, including its flight, baggage and communication systems.... 
 

TSA Implementing New Security Measures

The Transportation Security Administration is implementing new screening procedures at airports across the nation. The TSA has been quietly testing a new screening procedure at LAX and nine other airports that more closely examines electronic devices in carry-on bags. Electronic devices larger than a cellphone must be removed from carry-on bags and placed in a separate bin for X-ray screening. These devices include laptops, tablets like iPads, and e-readers. The devices cannot be stacked, allowing agents to view a complete x-ray of each one. TSA... 
 

United Continental’s Latest Controversy Costs It $550M

United Continental Holdings Inc. (NYSE:UAL) continues to struggle with the fallout over its most recent passenger controversy. On Sunday, a video quickly spread on social media of a United Airlines passenger being forcibly dragged off a plane after the airline randomly bumped him from the flight, angering people across the globe. Shares in the airline fell 2.4 percent Tuesday morning, wiping $550 million off the airline’s market value. The incident occurred on a full United Express flight from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport to Louisville,... 
 

Delta Travelers Soon Getting Another Perk

Travelers flying on Delta Air Lines Inc. (NYSE:DAL) will soon be enjoying another perk. The company announced that it is resuming free meals in coach on 12 transcontinental U.S. routes. The complimentary meals will debut starting on March 1. In the morning, customers will be able to choose from several items, including a honey-maple breakfast sandwich and a fruit-and-cheese plate. At other times of the day, the options will include a turkey combo and a veggie wrap. Customers responded enthusiastically to a test program on select flights for the... 
 

Airbnb Settles In NYC Over Illegal Listings

Airbnb has abandoned a battle with New York City over a law that affects the state’s apartment residents listing their homes on the site. New York has some of the toughest limits on short-term apartment rentals in the country. A bill passed this summer made it illegal to advertise or post on Airbnb any listings for rentals of whole apartments in shared buildings for fewer than 30 days. Hosts can be fined $1,000 for a first violation of the law and $7,500 for a third. Those types of rentals have technically been illegal since 2010. The law... 
 

Airfare Prices Predicted To Fall In 2017

American Express Global Business Travel, part of the world’s largest travel services company, is predicting that airfares will fall in 2017, according to its annual Global Travel Forecast. Rodolfo Elizondo, Vice President and Head of Global Business Consulting at American Express Global Business Travel believes travelers will welcome the news. However, many suspect that ancillary fees, such charges for baggage or extra legroom, will somewhat offset the lower fares as airlines continue to look for new sources of revenue. According to the forecast,... 
 

Marriott International Launches New Business Travel Initiatives

Marriott International (NASDAQ:MAR) has announced the launch of a number of initiatives that underscore Marriott’s commitment to business travelers and meeting attendees. This year, Marriott is expanding its meeting spaces across it’s portfolio. Marriott has also launched its MeetingsImagined.com website, which connects meeting planners with images and articles from more than 750 Marriott hotels. Business travelers at 4,200 Marriott properties globally will now have access to mobile check-in and check-out. Netflix in-room entertainment... 
 

New York Passes Strict Advertising Law Aimed At Airbnb

New York State legislators passed a bill today that will heavily fine hosts on Airbnb and other short-term rental sites for listings that violate the state’s short-term rental laws. The bill prohibits online apartment listings that last under 30 days and run up against the city’s multiple dwelling law. The bill calls for heavy fines for violators: $1,000 for the first violation, $5,000 the second time, and up to $7,500 for the third. The legislation cleared the New York state Senate by an overwhelming margin and now goes to the desk of New... 
 

Europe Might Require Visas for Americans and Canadians

Be on the lookout. Americans and Canadians might need a visa on their next business trip or holiday to Europe. The European Union is now considering a requirement that all Americans as well as Canadians apply for a visa, even if they just want to visit for short period. Officials in Europe said they are considering suspending the program of visa waiver for the United States and Canada due to both countries still requiring some of the countries in the EU to apply for visas. While people from the U.S. and Canada only require a passport when visiting... 
 

Three Hot Travel Apps You Need To Know About Right Now

The New Year has come and gone and many, now, are probably looking to stick to their New Year’s Resolution. These are never easy as they often require massive changes in lifestyle or perspective. In many cases, committing to your resolution can also be costly. While the most common resolutions usually involve living a healthier life and getting a better job, many also resolve to live a more fulfilling life. And many who opt for this focus also often consider traveling more often. As a matter of fact, many older people advise that one of their... 
 

Why The Caribbean Is Great For Winter Travel

If you are looking for a destination to travel to this winter, you should put the Caribbean at the top of your list. With more than 700 islands to choose from, the Caribbean caters for all tastes. Traveling to the Caribbean in the winter has a number of benefits over traveling there during other times of the year. Here are some of the best reasons to make the Caribbean your winter travel destination. Flights Are Cheap During the winter months, flights to the Caribbean are cheaper than during the peak summer months. This is because the airlines have... 
 
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