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USA Today Video Highlights Amazing International First Class Luxuries

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USA Today posted a video in their Travel section showing some of the most luxurious travel amenities available in international first class. The airlines mentioned as consistently delivering amazing benefits are Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Emirates Airline and Lufthansa.  Among the amenities included in the video were Singapore Airlines' first...

JetBlue to Allow Pooling of Miles

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JetBlue announced Thursday that it will begin allowing families and other small groups to "pool" their miles.  The development is due to feedback from customers and will allow for a "Head of Household" to control and redeem those miles. The groups will allow for families with two adults and up to five children and also for non-related "families" with...

Southwest Airlines, City of Houston Break Ground on International Terminal

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Southwest Airlines broke ground September 30th on their first international terminal.  The terminal, located at Houston's William P. Hobby Airport (HOU), is projected to cost $156 million and take two years to complete.  The completion of the HOU terminal is expected to coincide with Southwest's plans to expand into international travel in 2015 -...

DFW Gets First Airbus A380 Double Decker Visit Due to Thunderstorms Near IAH

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Lufthansa's Airbus A380 - the largest passenger jet in the world - made its first appearance at Dallas-Fort Worth International (DFW) on September 19th.  Rather than representing a new route flown by Lufthansa, the flight was diverted from Houston Intercontinental (IAH) due to thunderstorms in the area.  The Airbus A380-800 flown by Lufthansa is...

Bombardier’s CSeries Takes It’s First Flight

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Bombardier’s CSeries aircraft made its first flight this week, its entry into the 100-seat to 149-seat markets – a big regional jet at its smallest, a small mainline jet at its biggest. The CSeries boasts Pratt & Whitney’s geared turbofan, which promises better fuel efficiency and less noise than previous generations of jet engines. Bombardier...

Hawaiin Airlines Is Adding IPad Minis To Boeing 767 Flights

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Hawaiian Airlines customers will soon be able to include iPad minis as part of their in-flight entertainment options. The carrier will add the devices to its Boeing 767-300 flights beginning this Sunday (Sept. 1). The iPad minis will be complimentary in business class on Boeing 767 flights. In coach, the devices will come with a fee and will be available...

Nothing To Read? Airport Libraries Cater To Readers On The Go

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It's appropriate that a book celebrating the 75th anniversary of Nashville International Airport includes a page -- and a charming photo -- documenting the library branch that opened on-site in 1962. Staffed by a librarian who received an extra $4 in her paycheck to cover airport parking, the Nashville Public Library reading room was the first time...

Food Trucks: A New Dining Option At Airports

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Airport cellphone waiting areas are starting to look like fast-food drive-ins. A number of airports are allowing food trucks to set up shop in or near cellphone lots where people wait to pick up passengers. The trucks, which often showcase regional foods, cater to travelers, those picking them up and airport employees. The trucks let airports shed...

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