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    Forced to return his Avis car to another location — what’s with this extra charge?

Forced to return his Avis car to another location — what’s with this extra charge?

An Avis customer was charged an extra $958 just because he dropped the car off at another location? That’s a little bit steep, don’t you think?
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    JetBlue/Amazon media deal, Hard Rock data breach, HHonors Philippine Air link

JetBlue/Amazon media deal, Hard Rock data breach, HHonors Philippine Air link

JetBlue partners with Amazon for media streaming, Data breach at Hard Rock Las Vegas, Hilton Honors partners with Philippine Airlines
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    You’ll never get that mileage upgrade! Here are six reasons why

You’ll never get that mileage upgrade! Here are six reasons why

When it comes to frequent flier upgrades, advance planning can matter relatively little and satus alone doesn't mean as much as it once did. Not surprisingly, the changes are about money.
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    World Fairs’ past structures, why US has no high-speed trains, Delta strikes back

World Fairs’ past structures, why US has no high-speed trains, Delta strikes back

Structures from World Fairs' past, why US can't have high-speed trains, Delta strikes back against Alaska's Seattle service to Orlando

Feeling squeezed in your airplane’s economy seating?

Airlines are squeezing more rows into the economy class cabin of their aircraft, reducing seat pitch and legroom. Ned Levi looks at seating challenges for economy passengers.
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    Room service charge on NCL, new DOT ATC system, Dreamliner glitch

Room service charge on NCL, new DOT ATC system, Dreamliner glitch

Room service charge extended to all Norwegian Cruise Line ships, new DOT air traffic control system enabled, FAA outlines Dreamliner glitch
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    Sunday musings: The perfect American road trip, town dedicated to beer, selecting wine for flights

Sunday musings: The perfect American road trip, town dedicated to beer, selecting wine for flights

Going on the perfect USA road trip that touches every state in the country. Visiting a tourist town that loves its beer. And, selecting wines for airline impact.
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    What we’re watching: Italy vs. Europe, Delta Christmas in May, travel by drone

What we’re watching: Italy vs. Europe, Delta Christmas in May, travel by drone

Enjoy these videos, discovered randomly — the difference between Italians and the rest of Europe, a flight attendant's view of full flights, and travel by drones.

Geopolitical changes and Open Skies agreements

It is not subsidies that are driving the growth of Gulf carriers, it is the shift in the economic center of the world. Southern Asia and southern Africa have the planet's fastest growing middle class.
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    Metal detectors for roller coaster safety, shape-changing wings, quieting plane cabins

Metal detectors for roller coaster safety, shape-changing wings, quieting plane cabins

Metal detectors at Universal Studios Orlando used for safety, NASA tests shape-changing wings, making plane cabins quieter with a new ultrathin membrane.