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The wonderful world of airline livery, in flight meals, departure lounges, and flight attendant uniforms.
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Smart Luggage Hits Turbulence as Airlines Worry About Inflight Safety –

Smart Luggage Hits Turbulence as Airlines Worry About Inflight Safety – | Airlines and Aviation | Scoop.it
First it was Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones that had airlines worried about in-flight safety. Now it is smart luggage with built-in batteries. Could they catch fire in the cargo hold? Is it safe for passengers to carry them on board in the cabin? 
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Hotel Review: Baraquda Pattaya, M Gallery by Sofitel –

Hotel Review: Baraquda Pattaya, M Gallery by Sofitel – | Airlines and Aviation | Scoop.it
Hotel Baraquda Pattaya, M Gallery by Sofitel, is a boutique hotel with a distinct personality. Located a block from the beach in the seaside resort's top party district, the property offers fun-lovers a chance to detox after a night on the town.
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Flight Review: Emirates Airline Airbus A380-800, Hong Kong – Bangkok Business Class –

Flight Review: Emirates Airline Airbus A380-800, Hong Kong – Bangkok Business Class – | Airlines and Aviation | Scoop.it
Emirates Airline is one of several airlines plying the Hong Kong - Bangkok route. Its Business Class offers more than a more comfortable experience in the air. There is also a pre-departure business class lounge and a pass that will speed you through customs on arrival.
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Qatar Airways to Launch Service to U-Tapao International Airport near Pattaya

Qatar Airways to Launch Service to U-Tapao International Airport near Pattaya | Airlines and Aviation | Scoop.it
U-Tapao Rayong – Pattaya International Airport will welcome its first major long-range airline on 28 January 2018 when Qatar Airways launches non-stop flights linking the airport with its Doha hub. It will be Bangkok's 3rd airport.
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Airlines Upgrade Thailand Flight Service

Airlines Upgrade Thailand Flight Service | Airlines and Aviation | Scoop.it
Five international airlines are launching new routes or increasing frequencies on existing routes between Thailand and China, India, the Maldives, Singapore, and Turkey. Could flights to the United States be on the radar screen?

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Qatar Waives Visa Fees for 80 Nationalities!

Qatar Waives Visa Fees for 80 Nationalities! | Airlines and Aviation | Scoop.it
Passengers transiting in Qatar can make four day 96 hour stopovers with no-cost visas on arrival. Quick travel guide to the top 10 sightseeing attractions, the 10 most popular hotels, where to eat, and how to book cheap airline tickets.
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Airlines Loan Laptops to Business Class Passengers on U.S. Bound Flights

Airlines Loan Laptops to Business Class Passengers on U.S. Bound Flights | Airlines and Aviation | Scoop.it
Emirates Airline joins Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways in lending laptop computers to First and Business Class passengers flying from their Persian Gulf hubs to travel destinations in the United States in light of electronics ban.
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Could Bomb Bags Be a Solution to Terrorist Threat?

Could Bomb Bags Be a Solution to Terrorist Threat? | Airlines and Aviation | Scoop.it
As the United States and Britain ban large electronics gadgets from carry-on bags on in-bound flights, some people wonder if bombs in luggage holds could be activated by remote control. Would Bomb bags solve this problem?
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What Are Travelers Entitled to When Flights Are Canceled Beyond an Airline's Control?

What Are Travelers Entitled to When Flights  Are Canceled Beyond an Airline's Control? | Airlines and Aviation | Scoop.it
What happens if a flight is cancelled because of bad weather, terrorism, mechanical failures or natural disasters? What compensation can passengers expect from airlines or insurance providers in terms of accommodation, food, and other expenses?
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What Are Travelers Entitled to When Flights Are Canceled Beyond an Airline's Control?

What Are Travelers Entitled to When Flights  Are Canceled Beyond an Airline's Control? | Airlines and Aviation | Scoop.it
What happens if a flight is cancelled because of bad weather, terrorism, mechanical failures or natural disasters? What compensation can passengers expect from airlines or insurance providers in terms of accommodation, food, and other expenses?
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Fashion Blogger Cries Foul When Asked to Remove Crying Baby from First Class

Fashion Blogger Cries Foul When Asked to Remove Crying Baby from First Class | Airlines and Aviation | Scoop.it
Fashion blogger asked by Delta Air Lines to move her crying infant from first class cabin when other passengers complain.about the noise. So who was right? The airline or the mother?
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Aviation: Flying Premier Economy from Hong Kong to Vancouver, Is It Worth the Extra Cash?

Aviation: Flying Premier Economy from Hong Kong to Vancouver, Is It Worth the Extra Cash? | Airlines and Aviation | Scoop.it
A travel writer decides to try Cathay Pacific's Premium Economy. The ticket is twice the price of economy and one-third cheaper than Business. Is it worth the extra cash?
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Aviation: Why a $1,400 Ticket Can Cost You More Than a $1,800 Ticket

Aviation: Why a $1,400 Ticket Can Cost You More Than a $1,800 Ticket | Airlines and Aviation | Scoop.it
Michael Taylor discovers that a more expensive airline ticket costs him less than a less expensive ticket after fuel surcharges are added to the mix. Photo Credit: Latoya Brown. Travel Bloggers Match-up Part Thre
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A Passenger’s Guide to Hong Kong International Airport (Chek Lap Kok) –

A Passenger’s Guide to Hong Kong International Airport (Chek Lap Kok) – | Airlines and Aviation | Scoop.it
Passenger's guide to Hong Kong International Airport - ground transport, airline lounges, hotels near the airport
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Airport Lounge Review: Emirates Airline Business Class Lounge at Hong Kong International –

Airport Lounge Review: Emirates Airline Business Class Lounge at Hong Kong International – | Airlines and Aviation | Scoop.it
Emirates Airline has its own Business Class lounge at Hong Kong International Airport. Open from 3 pm until 12 midnight, it serves hot and cold dishes and snacks as well as a free flow of beverages. Is it worth getting to the airport early to take advantage of it?
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Fiji Airways Launches Pre-flight Check-In Service at Five-Star Fijian Resort

Fiji Airways Launches Pre-flight Check-In Service at Five-Star Fijian Resort | Airlines and Aviation | Scoop.it
Fiji Airways staff pose in front of the new check-in counter in the lobby of the Sofital Fiji Resort and Spa on Denarau Island. Airlines and Aviation Fiji Airways has launched a Resort Check-I
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Flight Attendants Blast Selfish Hong Kong Travelers

Flight Attendants Blast Selfish Hong Kong Travelers | Airlines and Aviation | Scoop.it
Flight attendants weigh in on the "who's the worst passenger" debate: Are Hong Kong travelers really the most "frustrating" to deal with? Do they really treat flight cabin crew "like serfs"? Do they really push the call button far too often?
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Stella Lou Makes Global Debut at Hong Kong Disneyland

Stella Lou Makes Global Debut at Hong Kong Disneyland | Airlines and Aviation | Scoop.it
Duffy the Bear’s newest friend Stellas Low, comes to Hong Kong Disneyland, where she realizes her dream of becoming a dancer. She makes her debut on 11 August 2017. Exclusive products, yummy treats and lots of photo opps!

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Qatar Airways to Offer Stopover Passengers Free Hotel Stays

Qatar Airways to Offer Stopover Passengers Free Hotel Stays | Airlines and Aviation | Scoop.it
Qatar Airways and Qatar Tourism Authority launch free doha stopover with complimentary visas and hotel stays for international passengers changing planes at Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar. How does it work?
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Airlines Take Delivery of Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners

Airlines Take Delivery of Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners | Airlines and Aviation | Scoop.it
Korean Air takes delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, one of many airlines to order the aircraft. All-Nippon Airways was the first airline to take delivery of the plane. Qatar and Etihad also placed larger orders.
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Terrorist Attack in Paris Raises Questions About Travel Insurance

Terrorist Attack in Paris Raises Questions About Travel Insurance | Airlines and Aviation | Scoop.it
Air traffic at Paris Orly Airport was disrupted after two soldiers killed a man after he seized a soldier's weapon and threatened to open fire. Would passengers affected by flight cancellations and delays be covered by travel insurance?
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What Are Travelers Entitled to When Flights Are Canceled Beyond an Airline's Control?

What Are Travelers Entitled to When Flights  Are Canceled Beyond an Airline's Control? | Airlines and Aviation | Scoop.it
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Flight Review: Philippine Airlines Airbus A321-200, Hong Kong - Manila, Economy Class

Flight Review: Philippine Airlines Airbus A321-200, Hong  Kong - Manila, Economy Class | Airlines and Aviation | Scoop.it
Flight review: Philippine Airlines flight from Hong Kong to Manila on an Airbus A321-200.How was the schedule? How was the service? How was the comfort? How was the price? And what about the welcome? is it really more fun in the Philippines?
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Last Minute Holiday Travel Tips

Last Minute Holiday Travel Tips | Airlines and Aviation | Scoop.it
Last minute holiday travel tips: cheapest days to travel, holiday scheduling tips, carry-on bags vs checked in bags, pre-flight check list, holiday packing tips, how to dress for holiday travel, helpful travel apps
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Travel Tips: Top 10 Tips for Getting Upgraded to Business Class

Travel Tips: Top 10 Tips for Getting Upgraded to Business Class | Airlines and Aviation | Scoop.it
Well dressed single men in their 30s - such as Orlando Bloom - have a better chance of being upgraded to First Class than most of us, a SkyScanner survey reveals. Photo Credit: Britis
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