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United plans supersonic passenger flights by 2029

[BBC NEWS] US airline United has announced plans to buy 15 new supersonic airliners and “return supersonic speeds to aviation” in the year 2029. Supersonic passenger flights ended in 2003 when Air France and British Airways retired Concorde. The new Overture aircraft will be produced by a Denver-based company called Boom, which has yet to […]

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These double-decker airplane cabin concepts could be the future of flying

(CNN) — Airplane seat designers have long been dreaming up innovative economy cabin concepts, looking for the ideal balance between squeezing in as many passengers in as possible, and keeping the experience relatively enjoyable for fliers. And while the stand-up airplane seats that have been floating around for the past few years have yet to see the light […]

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Travel is back — and so are travel scams

(CNN) — With more widespread vaccinations and relaxed travel restrictions, many people are making long-awaited vacation plans. But scammers are making plans of their own to separate eager travelers from their money via too-good-to-be-true vacation packages, fake airfare deals and other shady schemes. Consumer advocacy organizations such as Better Business Bureau are issuing warnings about an increase in […]

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US citizens warned not to travel to Japan as Tokyo Olympics near

(CNN) — The Tokyo Olympics, postponed in 2020 during the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic, are facing increasing hurdles in putting on a 2021 show.The latest troubling sign for the Summer Games came Monday when the State Department advised US citizens against traveling to Japan because of a sharp increase in Covid-19 cases.The “Level 4: Do Not Travel” advisory is […]

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Man lived inside Chicago’s O’Hare airport for 3 months before detection

[Chicago Tribune] CHICAGO — A California man who police said claimed to be too afraid to fly due to COVID-19 hid out for three months in a secured area of O’Hare International Airport until his weekend arrest, prosecutors said Sunday. Aditya Singh, 36, is charged with felony criminal trespass to a restricted area of an […]

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TSA reports record number of travelers Sunday; millions flew over Christmas holiday

[ABC NEWS] Despite warnings about spreading the coronavirus by spending the holiday with people outside the immediate household, it appears millions of Americans flew to destinations over the Christmas weekend. TSA is reporting the two highest numbers of passengers screened during the pandemic on either side of December 25. More than 1.19 million people flew on December […]

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Chicago woman snuck onto flight without ticket to see Jay-Z: prosecutors

[New York Post, CPD] A Chicago woman skirted several layers of security and somehow boarded a plane at O’Hare International Airport without a ticket, hoping to fly to Los Angeles to see rapper Jay-Z, prosecutors said. Yaazmina Payton, 23, was arrested at the Chicago airport early Sunday after she was identified as the woman who […]

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Record traffic around Paris as second French lockdown begins

[BBC NEWS] Traffic around Paris hit record levels just hours before a new national lockdown came into force across France. Jams stretched to a cumulative 430 miles (700 km) in the Ile-de-France region early on Thursday evening, local media reported. Lockdown measures came into force at midnight on Friday (23:00 GMT) to tackle spiralling Covid […]

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