Tag: air travel

‘Bikini airline’ places $6.5 billion order for 50 additional jets

Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao, is one of Asia’s richest women. The self-made billionaire, age 47, is the owner of VietJet, Vietnam’s first private airline. In recent years, VietJet has rebranded itself as the bikini airline, featuring women who wear bikinis on some flights. It was fined in 2012 for “hosting a mid-flight dance by bikini-clad […]

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WestJet Airlines says no to drugs as Canada prepares to decriminalize cannabis

Last month, the Canadian Armed Forces announced its strict but reasonable policy surrounding the use of cannabis by service personnel. With Canada’s decriminalization of cannabis nearly upon us, a lot of companies and organizations that deal with dangerous tasks or complicated hardware are following suit. Earlier this week, one of Canada’s most popular air carriers, […]

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Badass NOAA storm trackers fly into Hurricane Florence

As a million people evacuate the coastal regions of Virginia and North Carolina to escape the damaging winds of Hurricane Florence, the badass scientists of NOAA are flying smack-dab into the storm. <!– Seamus Seamus Bellamy is a full-time hobo that writes about technology, travel and dark, delightful things while crisscrossing the globe with his […]

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American Airlines Kicks Musician Off Flight For Buying Seat For Cello

CHICAGO, Ill. (CBS Local) – A Chicago musician traveling with her cello was removed from an American Airlines flight in Miami as she tried to return home. In a post on Facebook that has been shared more than 1,600 times, Jay Tang posted about his wife’s experience with American Airlines: “So my wife Jingjing Hu a DePaul […]

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Lyft rides ordered through the Southwest app won’t earn you miles, sorry

Southwest Airline’s app added a new feature to get to and from the airport.Image: Eva HAMBACH / AFP/Getty Images By Sasha Lekach2018-07-27 22:26:14 UTC Southwest and ride-hailing app Lyft inked a deal last month, but after the airline put out an email Friday about the partnership, people seemed confused about what it entails. Instead of […]

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This Airline Wants to Fill the Gap Between Private & Commercial Air Travel

Aura advertises itself as “America’s first five-star flight experience” and is looking to fill the gap between commercial airlines and private jets. It’s a subscription-based airline that offers a high-end experience on “semi-private” jets. Customers are promised the amenities of private jets — legroom, gourmet meals, Wi-Fi, and more — at a lower cost. The service is due to launch […]

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Today May Be TSA’s Busiest Day Ever

WASHINGTON, D.C. (CBS) — Ready for a Fourth of July getaway? You might want to leave plenty of extra time for getting through airport security. The Transportation Security Administration says it’s possible that Friday, June 29 “will set a new record for the busiest single day ever.” The TSA projects it will screen about 2.7 million passengers and crew on Friday. […]

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