Club members can use other airline lounges

Members of airlines’ premier clubs are usually given the royal treatment upon arrival at the airport. Check-in is a simple queue-free experience and members can wait in lounges with all sorts of business and leisure amenities. Today a group of airlines announced that club members can use the executive lounges of all the airlines involved in a new agreement.

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Last minute holiday sale from Southwest

Discount airline Southwest is offering travelers a last minute travel sale for fares in December. One-way airfares will range from $34 to $124 depending on the route. Some sample discounts include Chicago to Pittsburgh for $34 and $60 between Austin and Baltimore. To obtain the fares customers must register on Southwest’s Ding! service, which alerts users via email of the …

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Ohio airport to clear space for deer

Ohio’s Akron-Canton Airport has announced plans to clear space near its perimeter so that white-tailed deer can graze. The airport is trying to prevent the deer from getting in the way of departing and arriving jets, which has been a growing problem recently.

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Airline wheelchair service not up to par

A recent report from the U.S. Department of Transportation has revealed that about two-thirds of the 10,193 complaints passengers filed last year regarded wheelchair service. Citing poor assistance, the complaints also told of incidents of damaged chairs, bad seating arrangements, long waits and difficult accessibility. Senior attorney with Paralyzed Veterans of America, Bob Herman, was not surprised at all by …

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Columbus airport adds new restaurants

Port Columbus International Airport was previously known for its slim number of eating options, but those days appear to be over. Columbus has recently added a Starbucks, Cheryl & Co, Wolfgang Puck Express, Great American Bagel, Pizzeria Uno and a Freshens Frozen Yogurt.

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Flat beds between Manchester and New York

British Airways has announced that passengers on flights between Manchester and New York City will soon be able to purchase flat bed seats. The seats will be located in a premium economy cabin and will be more expensive than a standard economy airfare. Passengers in this new section will also be given priority meals and drinks and have more choices …

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Cumbre Tajin in Veracruz

One of the most spiritual cultural events in Mexico takes place each March in the city of Veracruz. Cumbre Tajin is an event full of culture, adventurous art, music, and nearly anything having to do with the body’s mind and spirit. It is meant for spiritually minded tourists who want to participate in everything from steam baths to bungee jumping. …

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Logan to overhaul runways

After a summer of near misses and close calls, Federal Aviation Administration (F.A.A.) and Boston Logan Airport officials have said they are considering measures to make the airport safer. Among the plans will be a new ‘taxiway’ that will enable planes to taxi back to their gates without having to cross runways. Logan’s design is practically asking for problems as …

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Aloha launches early baggage handling

Aloha Airlines has begun a new baggage service that makes lugging around your possessions easy. Called BaggageDirect, the service allows passengers flying from John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California to have their luggage picked up at their home, hotel or business. The porter then brings the luggage to the airport, puts it through a security check, and upon arrival …

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Midwest gets FAA nod for portable oxygen concentrators

Midwest Airlines has been given permission from the Federal Aviation Administration (F.A.A.) to let its passengers use two kinds of portable oxygen concentrators (POC). The designs, AirSep Lifestyle and Inogen One, filter nitrogen from the air and give oxygen in a concentrated form to the user. Neither uses compressed oxygen, which is classified as hazardous and not allowed on planes.

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