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Last-Minute Travel Deals Are Easy To Come By

Do you have family suddenly demanding that you visit for Christmas? Worry not, an impromptu trip doesn’t have to break the bank. In fact, they’re pretty easy to come by. For the purpose of this article, we’re going to assume that you’re traveling by plane this holiday season. Thankfully, air travel is coming down in price already thanks to a …

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Obama Urges Airlines To Obey China’s Rules

The New York Times reports that the Obama administration has asked that American commercial airlines obey the wishes of China and submit notification of flights into their airspace in advance. The move comes as the United States finds itself drawn into the midst of mounting tension between Japan and China over the control of uninhabited islands in the East Sea. …

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Guy Buys Promoted Tweets to Shame British Airways into Finding His Lost Luggage

Lost luggage is a huge pain in the ass – we all know the feeling. But it happens. What one British Airways patron couldn’t deal with was the customer service he received after his luggage was lost (or lack thereof). Twitter user @HVSVN was a little mad at British Airways yesterday evening – a little mad in the sense of …

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Best, Worst Airlines of 2013 Ranked by Consumer Reports

Flying can be one of the most unpleasant experiences in life. Even if passengers’ eardrums aren’t bombarded by crying babies or some woman singing Whitney Houston songs, the prices, accommodations, and service can often leave a lot to be desired. This week, Consumer Reports has shed some light on the variations of the flying experience that can be found on …

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Lipstick Ban For Flight Attendants, No Nail Polish Either

A lipstick ban for Turkish flight attendants has been lifted after a public backlash ensued. Turkish Airlines says that several low-level managers put together a document saying that red and pink lipstick and nail polish would be banned for all female flight attendants without consulting the management. Chief Executive Temel Kotil responded to the document after receiving several complaints that …

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Japan’s Largest Airline Signs New Multi-Year Deal With Google

Google announced today that Japan’s largest airline, All Nippon Airways (ANA), has signed a new multi-year agreement to use its ITA Software pricing and shopping engine. The deal is actually a renewal, as the airline was one of ITA Software’s first QPX customers in Asia. “ANA launched QPX in 2008, utilizing our advanced airfare shopping tools to provide international airfare …

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HP ElitePad Chosen to Fly on Emirates Airlines

HP and Emirates Airlines announced today that HP’s new Windows 8 tablet, the ElitePad 900, has been chosed at the “primary interface” for the airline’s flight crews. As part of Emirates’ new Knowledge-driven Inflight Service (KIS), the tablets will be used to facilitate in-flight communications and also function as part of the customer relationship management system. HP stated that Emirates …

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Google Powers Flight Reservations For Cape Air

As you may know, Google acquired ITA Software last year after a round of regulatory scrutiny and a big stink raised by Google competitors (as they banded together with Google’s arch nemesis Microsoft on the FairSearch Coalition). Last fall, Google launched its Flight Search feature based on the technology from the acquisition. There’s an announcement out from Cape Air today, …

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Social Seating Plans Now Available On An Airlines

Forget First Class! Find out who’s sitting next you on your next flight. Remember the days when you sat at your airport gate wondering and worrying who might be sitting next to you? Those days are over now for travelers who can’t get enough social networking on the ground. Airline travelers no longer have to be nameless and unknown. In …

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New FAA Rules Could Make It Easier On Travelers

President Obama is expected to sign a long-term funding bill for the FAA in the coming weeks. The first since 2007, the bill will cost taxpayers $63 billion and will cover the industry until 2015. Fortunately, the heavy cost may be of some benefit to the millions who travel the friendly skies every year. The first improvement we may benefit …

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