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Say What?! These 9 States To Require A Passport For Domestic Travel

Better get those passports renewed or sign up for Global Entry! In surprising news, in 2018, 9 U.S. states that will require passports (or another acceptable form of ID) for their residents to board an airplane, even if they are flying domestic! Say What?! These 9 States To Require A Passport For Domestic Travel WASHINGTON – The…

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Crazy! Air France 777 Flies Close To N. Korea Missile Test

Per ABC News, Air France flight 293 was possibly in danger when it was traveling from Tokyo to Paris. Apparently, the plane flew past the location where North Korea tested it’s most recent missile less then 10 minutes later. Scary!  Crazy! Air France 777 Flies Close To N. Korea Missile Test A commercial airliner flew…

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A New Reason To Get TSA Pre-Check

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today that they will start requiring passengers to remove and place all electronics larger than a cell phone from your bag and have it screened in standard lanes. Think cameras, iPads, tablets, noise-cancelling headphones, kids video games and more! “TSA plans to expand these measures to all U.S. airports during the…

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More Hotels Testing Virtual Personal Assistants

How do you feel about Amazon’s Alexa? Do you have one at home and miss Alexa when you are on the road at your hotel? According to Fortune.com, Best Western is the latest hotel to test the use of Amazon’s Alexa virtual personal assistant. Marriott and Wynn Resorts are also testing Amazon’s device. More Hotels Testing Virtual Personal Assistants Alexa…

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What To Do If Your Flight is Oversold

Airlines have been changing their oversold procedures after the recent incident where a United Airlines Passenger Was Dragged Off Plane Due To Oversell and with the recent changes if you’re flying Delta or United you could find yourself with a hefty reward if you’re willing to get bumped off. If you’re looking to volunteer to give up…

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Cool: Free Outdoor Airport Ice Skating For The Holidays

In one of the coolest airport promotions that we have seen all year, the Denver International Airport (DEN) opened a free outdoor ice skating rink for the holiday season. The rink, open from 9am to 9pm daily features free ice skating, along with complimentary skate rental. The rink is on the South end of the…

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Why The FAA is Banning This Cellphone from Airplanes

The FAA has placed a ban on anyone using a the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 during a commercial flight, due to recent events of explosions during flight due of the battery malfunctioning. Per the FAA, Following a Consumer Product Safety Commission recall of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, the FAA is issuing general guidance to airlines about the rules…

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More Mexico: Southwest Adding Service From Oakland

Southwest Airlines announced today that it will be the first U.S. carrier to operate non-stop flying between Oakland and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (PVR); and Oakland and San Jose del Cabo/Los Cabos (SJD).  Service would begin in February 2017, subject to governmental approval. The introductory fares and proposed schedules have not been released. Licenciado Gustavo Díaz…

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Warning: Travel Advisory for Bahamians Visiting The United States

In the wake of high profile shootings this week in Falcon Heights (Minnesota), Baton Rouge (Louisiana), and Dallas (Texas), the The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration in the Bahamas has taken note of the recent tensions and yesterday issued a Travel Advisory for Bahamians visiting the United States. According to the press release: We…

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DOT Grants Six Airlines Service To Cuba – So Far

Back in February, the DOT gave U.S. airlines the opportunity to bid on slots from the United States to Cuba.  Bidding closed in May, and today U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has approved six airlines – American Airlines, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Silver Airways, Southwest Airlines, and Sun Country Airlines – to begin scheduled flights between…

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