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Animals in the skies

Delta Air Lines will tighten the requirements for passengers traveling with service and emotional support animals effective March 1, 2018. This comes in response to a 150% increase in service and support animals since 2015. Those animals are often dogs assisting people with disabilities. The carrier cites a lack of regulation – even under Trump - that has led to serious safety risks involving untrained animals in flight. Passengers have attempted to fly with comfort turkeys, gliding possums, snakes, spiders and more.
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Expanding the sharing economy

You want to travel, but you do not know what to do with your pet while you will be away. Will you stay at home? Or will you look for a pet sitter? Or are you just looking for a house sitter? The latter 2 options have been made easy by TrustedHousesitters, while easyJet has embraced the idea. The carrier discovered through a survey of its customers that the majority of pet owners would travel more if they had better access to pet care. Therefore, easyJet and TrustedHousesitters...
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Win a roundtrip Houston-Sydney

United AirlinesUnited Airlines is searching for individuals across the USA – excluding New York and Florida – with the first or last name Sydney. They are eligible to enter for a chance to visit the city of their namesake with 1 guest through a sweepstakes launching at SydneyHoustonUnited.com. Only 1 sweepstakes entry per person is allowed. You can enter by completing the online registration form. Five winners and their guests will experience the inaugural nonstop flight from Houston to Sydney on January 18, 2018. Meanwhile, 5 Australians bearing...
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World’s shortest and longest flights

The shortest commercial international flight was from St. Gallen, Switzerland across Lake Constance to Friedrichshafen, Germany. It was the first leg of a longer route from St. Gallen to Cologne, Germany. However, this 8 minute flight of 12.5 miles (20 km) operated by People’s Viennaline has been terminated. This would imply that now the world’s shortest scheduled passenger flight would be between the Orkney Islands of Westray and Papa Westray in Scotland, UK operated by Loganair. The duration of the flight is 1.5 minutes, but the islands...
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All Trump’s initiatives fail but one

During his election campaign Donald Trump promised “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States”. It was a clear demonstration of his ignorance of fundamental principles of the rule of law. Thus, it is no surprise that each of Trump’s few initiatives failed with the exception of Neil Gorsuch’s nomination for the Supreme Court. As president, meanwhile, Trump demonstrated his inability to understand those principles. On January 27, 2017 he signed a travel ban that discriminated on the basis of nationality and religion, which violates the founding...
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Cash is always better than vouchers

United Airlines has tested its new voluntary overbooking compensation system and is now ready to roll it out in the USA. It has also revealed how the new system will work. The system is set up to alert passengers at check-in, which can be as early as 24 hours before departure. As a result of the alert passengers will know whether overbooking may be an issue on their flight. Passengers will get the chance to decide the dollar amount in travel vouchers they would accept to change their reservation to a...
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