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Passengers to Sue Boeing over Emirates Crash at Dubai Airport

Passengers on an Emirates flight that crash landed in Dubai in August last year are suing the aircraft’s manufacturer Boeing. The law suit, filed in Chicago where Boeing has its corporate headquarters, alleges on behalf of 15 people that the crash was caused by an issue with the aircraft’s design. According to the lawsuit, a

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Saudi Plane for Qatari Pilgrims Waits on Doha for Landing Rights

DUBAI, Aug 20 – Saudi Arabia’s state carrier said on Sunday it had been unable to send planes to transport Qatari pilgrims to the kingdom because it had been unable to get permission to land at Doha airport amid a diplomatic dispute between the two countries. Qatar and Saudi Arabia, along with three other Arab

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Trump Administration Defends Travel Ban in U.S. Supreme Court Brief

By Mica Rosenberg NEW YORK, Aug 10 – President Donald Trump’s administration reiterated arguments defending its temporary travel ban in a filing with the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday, repeatedly citing the executive’s broad powers to exclude foreigners from the United States. The travel ban barring refugees and people from six Muslim-majority nations was signed

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U.S. Ending Laptop Ban on Middle Eastern Airlines

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON, July 18 – The U.S. Transportation Security Administration said on Monday it was lifting a ban on passengers on Saudi Arabian Airlines carrying large electronics like laptops onboard U.S.-bound flights, the last carrier under the restrictions. In March, U.S. officials imposed restrictions on passengers carrying laptops and other large electronic gear

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U.S. Lifts Laptop Restriction for Flights from Abu Dhabi

WASHINGTON/DUBAI, July 3 – The United States has lifted a ban on laptops in cabins on flights from Abu Dhabi to the United States, saying Etihad Airways had put in place required tighter security measures. Etihad welcomed the decision on Sunday and credited a facility at Abu Dhabi International Airport where passengers clear U.S. immigration

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Americans Lament Cuba Becoming “Forbidden Island” Again

By Sarah Marsh HAVANA, June 18 – American travelers who long to swill a cocktail at Havana’s legendary Sloppy Joe’s bar or dive into the rooftop pool of its newest luxury hotel had their dreams dashed when U.S. President Donald Trump announced his new Cuba policy this week. In a setback to the U.S.-Cuban detente

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Indonesian Slum Converted into Insta-worthy “Rainbow Village”

By Budi Purwanto SEMARANG, Indonesia, May 21 – A slum area on Indonesia‘s Java Island has become an unlikely tourist attraction, as well as a social media hit, after its homes were painted vivid colors to transform the district into what is now being called “Kampung Pelangi” (“Rainbow Village”). As long as you don’t suffer

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Kurdish Pilot Becomes First Female Directing Iraqi Airways Flights

ERBIL— May 15: A Danish- Kurdish pilot from Sulaimaniyah assigned to the Iraqi Airways has become the first female to pilot  a Boeing 737 jet airliner in Iraq, operating flights in the national carrier, a state news agency reported. Warte Abubakir, 26, signed the contract for her assignment in the Iraqi Airways a few days

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2017: The Year of Plane Rage?

TOKYO, May 3 – An American has been detained in Tokyo for allegedly assaulting an airline employee after a fight on a plane bound for Los Angeles, police said on Wednesday, in the latest bout of plane rage to go viral on social media. All Nippon Airways Flight 6 was waiting to take off from

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U.S. lawmakers to grill United Airlines on passenger removal

By David Shepardson and Alana Wise WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, May 2 – United Airlines Inc executives will visit Capitol Hill on Tuesday to face lawmakers’ questions about the forcible removal of a passenger on an overbooked flight last month, an incident that provoked international outrage. United Chief Executive Oscar Munoz’s appearance before the U.S. House Transportation

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