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End of an era: Boeing 747 takes last US commercial flight

New York - The Boeing 747, the original jumbo jet that was the favorite American presidents and key to affordable mass market air travel in the United States, will pass into aviation history this week.

Smart luggage innovations for business travelers

Smart luggage is the next big thing for business travelers: from robot cases that follow the owner around to bags fitted with GPS devices, the age of smart technology is set to aid those who clock up a high number of air-miles.

Heavy snow causes travel mayhem in northern Europe

London - The heaviest snowfall in four years in Britain caused travel mayhem Sunday, while more than 300 flights were cancelled at Germany's busiest airport and a ferry ran aground in the French port of Calais.

Simplifying travel planning through technology and AI: Interview Special

The way businesses and consumers book travel is set for further shake-ups as artificial intelligence becomes the norm. The process of planning travel is becoming simplified and easier.

Absolutdata offers AI service for travelers: Interview Special

San Fransisco - Absolutdata provides data science and big analytics solutions to companies. One sector of recent focus has been the travel industry. Anil Kaul, CEO of Absolutdata provides some insights.

Interview: Travel sector being disrupted by AI Special

San Fransisco - Artificial intelligence is disrupting the travle sector, changing the way businesses and individuals organize their transportation and connections. Absolutdata provides some insights.

Bones of freed slaves 'haunt' St. Helena island

Jamestown - The only pointer of what lies inside the stone storehouse within the grounds of the prison is a printed note pasted to an old grey door."This is to mark the temporary resting place of 325 liberated African slaves brought to St.

US tightens Cuba travel rules

Washington - Tighter restrictions on US travellers to Cuba will go into effect on Thursday, officials said, almost five months after President Donald Trump vowed to crack down.

Artificial Intelligence to change the travel industry: Interview Special

Artificial intelligence will soon be providing options and planning your next vacation, according to Terry Jones. The chairman of startup Wayblazer says that artificial intelligence will change the travel industry. We spoke with him to find out more.

New integrated transport app tested

A new integrated transport app, from Finland, is being tested out in the U.K. The aim is to enable commuters to combine all their travel needs through their smartphone. The trial is taking place in the West Midlands and it has a strong rail focus.

Modern economies need an integrated transport structure

London - Integrated transport needs to happen in each major city in order to match the demands of modern businesses, according to a new report. This not only benefits consumers, it can lead to lower operating costs and a reduction in pollution.

US-bound passengers face new security interviews at check-in

Washington - US-bound travelers will face security interviews before checking in for flights at a number of global airlines beginning Thursday as anti-terror measures are stepped up around the world.

US-bound passengers face new security interviews at check-in

Washington - US-bound travelers will face security interviews before checking in to flights at a number of global airlines beginning Thursday as anti-terror measures are stepped up around the world.

US warns Americans about visiting Sudan over 'terror risks'

Khartoum - The United States has warned Americans about travelling to Sudan given the "risks of terrorism" in the African country, prompting an angry response from Khartoum on Friday.

US, Turkey mutually suspend visa services in escalating row

Istanbul - The United States and Turkey on Sunday scaled back visa issuing services in each other's countries in a deepening diplomatic row sparked by the arrest of a Turkish staffer at the American mission in Istanbul.

Turkey halts all visa services for American citizens in US

Washington - Turkey said Sunday it was halting all visa services for Americans at its diplomatic missions in the US in a tit-for-tat move after Washington made a similar announcement earlier in the day.

Blackout hits flights in Panama, a major Latin America hub

Panama - A blackout at Panama's main international airport -- a major hub for Latin America -- caused more than 200 flights to be canceled and many others delayed on Monday, airport officials said.

Automotive trends, from Car-as-a-Service to Mobility-as-a-Service

Mobility-as-a-Service is a developing trend in transportation, signaling a partial shift away from personally owned modes of transportation towards mobility solutions.

New e-passport harnesses digital technology for multi-country use

Amsterdam - The Dutch technology company Gemalto developed a biometric passport that can be used by thirty different countries. Now the company is pushing ahead with digital passport technology to combine stronger security with enhanced traveler experience.

Airlines are embracing digital transformation

The airline sector is highly competitive with different carriers seeking new ways to control costs and gain passenger access. This environment makes the sector ripe for digital transformation. We assess some initiatives.

US to pause issuing non-immigrant visas in Russia: embassy

Moscow - Washington will halt the issuing of all non-immigrant visas in Russia for nine days from Wednesday and will thereafter reduce visa operations, the US embassy in Moscow said Monday, citing the "Russian government-imposed cap" on its staff levels.

French start-up takes off with flight-sharing app

London - A French start-up is reaching for the skies with a flight-sharing app, matching pilots with passengers looking for a low-cost way to take off in a private aircraft."It's a great way to get on planes. It's quite a unique experience.

Three new gadgets for healthy travels

Travel, like many other aspects of work and home life, has been transformed through new technologies. In this article we look at three new innovations designed to help the business and leisure traveler.

Air France launches 'boutique' airline for millennials

On Thursday, Air France launched Europe's newest airline, Joon. The newest offshoot of the 84-year-old company is aimed at younger clientele aged 18 to 35.

Turkey accuses Germany of 'great political irresponsibility'

Istanbul - Turkey on Thursday accused Germany of displaying "great political irresponsibility" in stepping up a travel warning for the country after Berlin reacted angrily to Ankara's latest arrests of human rights activists."Sending a message...

Four airports remain under US laptop ban

Washington - Four airports remain under a ban for carry-on laptops on US-bound flights, imposed amid fears that Islamic State is developing a bomb concealed in personal electronics, officials said Tuesday.

Kuwait airline says US laptop ban lifted

Kuwait City - Kuwait Airways said Sunday that a ban on laptops and tablets in the cabins of its US-bound flights had been lifted by Washington.

Royal Jordanian Airlines says US laptop ban lifted

Amman - Royal Jordanian Airlines said on Sunday it has won an exemption from a US ban on passengers carrying laptops and tablet computers on flights from its hub in Amman.

Turkey says US to lift laptop ban on Istanbul-origin flights

Ankara - The United States is set to lift a ban on carrying large electronic devices, such as laptops, in the cabin of US-bound flights from Turkey's main international airport, Turkish Transport Minister Ahmet Arslan said on Tuesday.

US lifts laptop ban for Etihad flights

Washington - The United States has lifted a ban on passengers taking laptops and tablet computers on Etihad Airways flights from its base in the Emirati capital Abu Dhabi, authorities said Sunday.
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