iPhone App Users No Longer Need to Check in on Delta

Delta Air Lines (DL) has made updates to its iPhone app that will automatically check passengers in for their flights. This new feature will issue a boarding pass that will be visible within the app 24 hours before departure.  As in the past, iPhone users have the option to place this boarding pass in the

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Air Canada Gives Economy a Face Lift

New offerings from Air Canada will change the way you look at economy travel. Dispelling the notion that economy air travel has to involve sacrifices, the airline wants to treat its passengers to budget-friendly luxury in its new Premium Economy Class category. Described as a surprise upgrade, without any additional fees, passengers can enjoy all

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Google Unveils Earbuds with Real-Time Translation Capability

Tech giant Google recently unveiled its new Google Pixel Buds, which will allow for real-time translation of over 40 languages, thanks to functionality with Google Translate and Google Assistant.  Users can simply touch the right earbud, to receive instant translation from the language they are hearing to their native language.  Travelers can also hand their

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Qatar Airways Takes Binge-Watching to New Heights

Qatar Airways’ already award-winning in-flight entertainment system, Onyx One, has received a bundle of new additions to keep passengers occupied during their long-haul flights. For example, passengers heading to Doha will get the opportunity to catch up on the Hitchcock collection, The Fast & Furious collection, every single Star Wars film, and the entire movie

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Ohio Airport Debuts Self Cleaning TSA Bins

Ohio’s Akron-Canton Airport is the world’s first airport to introduce nanotechnology to improve the sanitary conditions of TSA checkpoints. Special bin liners and handles, developed by NanoTouch Materials, have been installed on all bins in the TSA security area. The liners use mineral nano-crystals that react with light to cause a self-cleaning oxidation reaction, as

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Etihad Airways Launches Airfare Payment Plan

Etihad Airways (EY), in conjunction with payment provider PayFort, have announced a “fly now, pay later” option for travelers.  Structured much like a car loan, this program should appeal to low-to-medium income travelers who would like to splurge on a premium cabin experience.  Etihad will now allow passengers to pay for their flights in installments,

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Airlines With The Most Legroom

Conde Nast Traveler recently ranked airlines according to which offer the most legroom in Economy. It seems the industry standard has become 30 inches of legroom or pitch as it is also referred to. In the United States, JetBlue (33 inches), Alaska Airlines (32 inches), and Southwest (32 inches) ranked as the top three –

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Uber’s London License Will Not Be Renewed

The app-based ground transportation provider Uber has been denied a license renewal by Transport for London (TfL), effectively ending its ability to operate in the UK capital when its current license expires on September 30. TfL rejected Uber’s renewal based on the finding that the company is “not fit and proper to hold a private

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A Reminder About New Basic Economy Fares

Several airlines, including United (UA) and American (AA) have begun offering a “basic economy” product, which offers a lower fare, but higher restrictions. There a few things to be mindful of when considering the purchase of one of these low-cost fares. Basic Economy fares typically do not follow the traditional “one carry-on bag plus one

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Kenya Bans Plastic Bags to Reduce Environmental Impact

Travelers heading to Kenya should be mindful of a new government ban on the manufacturing, use, and importation of plastic bags into the country, which includes plastic bags found in luggage arriving to Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Any traveler entering Kenya who is found with a disposable plastic bag in their possession will have

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