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Ryanair Airlines Call Police to Deal With 6ft 2in Passenger After Denying Him Extra Legroom He’d Paid For

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Ryanair has vowed to be nicer to its passengers. But one man has discovered the budget airline still has a mean streak. After being denied a seat with extra legroom that he had paid £20 for, Bob Hamilton asked cabin crew to waive his £17 drinks bill to make up for it. But the airline staff instead summoned the police when the plane landed to force him to pay up. (www.aviationrepublic.com) More...

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Congress negotiates supersonic commercial flights over the U.S territory

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The commercial supersonic flight over the U.S. soil has been banned since 1978, but Congress might remove or mitigate the constraints. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Wingwalking Isn't What It Used To Be, And That's A Good Thing [video]

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Back in the 1920s, wingwalking claimed lives. Daredevils would move around on the top of a plane's wings, in mid-flight, often without any harness or any safety line. Maybe they'd be able to clip onto something during takeoff and landing, but maybe not. There are still a few of those true daredevil wingwalkers out there in the world, but in the 21st century... it's usually a bit different (www.youtube.com) More...

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airBaltic to welcome Pope Francis to flagship Airbus A220

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airBaltic will host Pope Francis and his official delegation on their trip to Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia next week. (www.breakingtravelnews.com) More...

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United Flight UA919 forced back to Heathrow after "drunk women carries out assault"

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Sunday, September 23: A 43-year-old women has been arrested on suspicion of being "drunk" on flight UA919. The flight was subsequently cancelled. (www.mirror.co.uk) More...

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Singapore Air Takes Delivery of Jet for World's Longest Flight

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Singapore Airlines Ltd. took delivery of the Airbus SE A350-900 ultra long range aircraft to start a non-stop service to New York, a journey of about 19 hours that will become the world’s longest. (www.bloomberg.com) More...

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Aer Lingus To Introduce New Livery In 2019

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Irish flag carrier Aer Lingus has just announced at the EXPO in Boston that it will be rolling out a new livery, corporate identity, and cabin crew uniforms next year. According to the airline, the re-branding process should begin in January and will take three years, aiming to have it completed by the end of 2022. Aer Lingus CEO, Stephen Kavanagh, said that the current Aer Lingus livery and uniforms “have been in service for close to 25 years. Our business has changed and we have the… (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Congress takes aim at shrinking seats, legroom on airplanes

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The Federal Aviation Administration would be required to set new minimum requirements for seats on airplanes under legislation to be considered in the House this week, possibly giving passengers a break from ever-shrinking legroom and cramped quarters. (www.yahoo.com) More...

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