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TSA will allow pocket knives on planes


Samurais and winemakers traveling with their equipment still have to check their sabres and bottles, but starting April 25, small knives, novelty bats, golf clubs and other sports equipment currently banned from planes will be allowed on board, according to the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) new carry-on rules.

 

 

 

 

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Proud to be an American

on January 31st, 2013
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American Airlines Flies with new Logo and Livery


by Alain Gayot


Every so often an airline comes out with new features, and there is a lot brewing these days with new aircraft technology. American Airlines has reached such a milestone with the advent of light aircraft based on carbon fiber parts and other lightweight materials. For decades, the iconic airline flew with shiny aluminum skins only seen these days on vintage aircraft at shows and museums. A requirement had made it that AA needed to paint their planes. So starting today American Airlines Flight #963 from Dallas to Sao Paolo, Brazil, is the first commercial flight of the airline’s brand new 777-300ER plane to fly the new exterior scheme with silver mica paint to remind you of the earlier planes’ metallic look. A new modern logo with a stylized eagle sits next to the giant word “American” while on the tail waves a proud rendition of Old Glory.

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Boeing’s Sky Interior as debuted at flydubai airlines


Air travel need not be an insufferable purgatory between heaven and earth — and with this airline’s in-flight entertainment offerings, it won’t be.


Dubai’s low-cost airline, flydubai, is the first carrier in the world to show HD movies from all six major Hollywood studios.

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  • pinitbutton Lufthansa Airlines Announces Plans for a Low Cost Division   Travel News
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Lufthansa’s Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental


Europe’s second-largest airline, Deutsche Lufthansa AG, is giving budget travelers reason to celebrate. The company has announced plans for a selection of its European short-haul operations to join forces with low-cost airline Germanwings. The collaboration is slated to begin in January 2013 with approximately 90 planes and is expected to fly eighteen million passengers annually on all domestic and European short-haul flights outside Lufthansa’s main hubs in Frankfurt and Munich. While the goal of this strategy is companywide cost-reduction, passengers will benefit, since the as-yet-named new airline will broaden the options for low-cost flights in Europe now offered by airlines such as Easyjet and Ryanair.

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Virgin Atlantic A330 on the runway

It seems that a person can’t go anywhere anymore without overhearing someone else’s cell phone conversation. The one place that seemed safe was the friendly skies. Not so any longer. Virgin Atlantic has announced that it will become the first British airline to allow passengers to use their own mobile phones at 35,000 feet. Using a link-up with Panasonic-owned AeroMobile, passengers will be able to make calls on the airline’s new A330-300 Airbus flights between London and New York, with as many as twenty planes available for this service by the end of 2012. Continue reading “Virgin Atlantic to Allow Sky High Mobile Phone Calls – Travel News” »


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