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How Much Time You Really Need For Connecting Flights

Many of us take connecting flights, and so it’s important to build in extra time between those flights. You need to pay attention to what the airlines might consider a legal connection and when in fact it may be too short to make that next flight. This is especially true with making international connections. Some airlines will tell you an hour is enough time to make those connections, but it’s not even close. Many airports…

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Facial recognition will cover 97 percent of US departing airline passengers within four years

  Biometric Exit is already used at 15 US airports The Department of Homeland Security says it expects to use facial recognition technology on 97 percent of departing passengers within the next four years. The system, which involves photographing passengers before they board their flight, first started rolling out in 2017, and was operational in 15 US airports as of the end of 2018. Facial recognition has identified 7,000 passengers who’ve overstayed their visas The…

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WOW Air Goes Bankrupt Leaving Thousands Stranded

  WOW Air, the Icelandic low-cost carrier, is bankrupt. The news follows a failed acquisition by Indigo Partners, in addition to failed talks with full-service rival Icelandair. WOW has been facing financial difficulties for around five months now. In fact, the CEO of the company had to use his own money to prop it up at one point. CEO Skúli Mogensen was previously required to inject his own money into the airline. Photo: WOW Air…

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US Government Halts All 737-MAX Aircraft

Effective immediately, all U.S. operated Boeing 737-MAX aircraft will be grounded by order of the President. The emergency order follows in line with many other worldwide restrictions and comes shortly after Canada also issued a suspension of all 737-MAX aircraft from operating in its controlled airspace. In the announcement, President Trump added that “Pilots have been notified, airlines have been all notified. Airlines are agreeing with this. Boeing 737 MAX Operations in America Three US-based…

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Southwest Will Fly You Around the World Free to Take Photos and Tell Stories

  If you’re stuck in a dead-end job or, worse yet, were recently laid off, there’s no better time to start living your dream. Southwest Airlines is looking for “storytellers” and “influencers” to help create travel content, and it’s ready to handsomely reward the top candidates with free flights around the world. The airline is seeking a well-traveled Instagram influencer to snap Instagram-worthy photos that tell a story, according to a release from the company.…

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