AA Adds Free Messaging & Other In-Flight Perks

New perks and incentives are on the way for American Airlines passengers. The airline conglomerate announced its plans this month to devote billions to fleet upgrades, including more comfortable lie-down seats, improved satellite Wi-Fi, and free in-flight texting on select mobile apps such as iMessage. Additionally, passengers flying First and Business class will be treated

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Amsterdam Is Putting a Ban on Tourist Shops

Effective immediately, Amsterdam has banned any new tourist shops from opening in the city center. Banned shops include ticket vendors, bike rental companies, and cheese shops, as well as any storefronts selling food for immediate consumption. Despite hosting 17 million tourists, the city of Amsterdam is limiting such shops to about 40 streets surrounding the

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Dubai Airport’s New Virtual Aquarium Tunnels Scan Your Face

Dubai International Airport (DXB) has long led the pack when it comes to technological innovation. This past summer, airport authorities outdid themselves once again. At DXB’s Terminal 3 which serves Emirates, passengers will have a newer, easier way to pass through security by walking through a virtual aquarium! Here’s how it works: the virtual tunnel

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Airline Industry Could Fly Thousands Of Miles On Biofuel

Although aviation is a relatively small industry, it has a disproportionately large impact on the climate system. Currently, it accounts for about nine percent of the total climate change impact of human activity. As the world becomes more technically adept, the demand for connectivity becomes more apparent. With these demands in mind, the aviation industry

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Hyperloop Could Shuttle Travelers Between NYC and DC in 29 Minutes

Space X and Tesla founder Elon Musk has recently unveiled a new travel endeavor called the “Hyperloop Project,” a futuristic transportation plan that would shuttle underground pods between major US cities at approximately 700 mph. Although the technology to make this a reality is readily apparent, arduous litigation and government sanctions have served to slow

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(F)all Aboard Amtrak!

Returning for another year with two special trips is Amtrak’s Autumn Express excursion. The excursion departs from New York Penn station on October 14 and 15 and is perfect for travelers looking to see the changing leaves and beautiful fall landscapes of the Hudson River Valley. The historic train will ride along a route that

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Airline Traffic Demand Increases Globally

Global air travel demand increased 7.9% in the first six months of June, the highest growth rate for the period in 12 years, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Despite being the slowest with Middle Eastern airlines, international air travel demand rose across all global regions; however, the laptop and travel bans implemented

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Honolulu Bans Pedestrians from Texting In Crosswalks

A new law in Honolulu, Hawaii, dubbed the “Distracted Pedestrian” makes it illegal for pedestrians to cross a street or highway while viewing a mobile electronic device including video games, laptops, and smartphones. Fines for violators will vary. First-time offenders will get a ticket between $15-$35. After the second offense, the ticket will be $35-$75.

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