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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.

Obama visits childhood home Jakarta

Bogor - Former US president Barack Obama arrived Friday in his former childhood home Jakarta, where he met Indonesia's president at the end of a ten-day family holiday.

Obama on temple sojourn during Indonesia holiday

Yogyakarta - Barack Obama took his wife and daughters to the ancient Borobudur temple on Java on Wednesday on a family vacation to Indonesia, where the former US president spent part of his childhood.

Ukrainians cheer on first day of visa-free EU travel

Kiev - Ukrainians were on Sunday celebrating the first day of visa-free access to the European Union, with thousands crossing the border as President Petro Poroshenko proclaimed a dramatic "exit" from Moscow's grip.

EU seeks online security checks for visa-exempt visitors

Luxembourg - EU countries on Friday backed a proposal to adopt new security checks for Europe's borderless Schengen area, in which visa-exempt travellers will be screened online prior to arrival.

Pet-parent Stefanie Michaels talks pet-friendly travel tips Special

New York - World renowned travel expert and pet-parent Stefanie Michaels chatted with Digital Journal. She gave pet-friendly travel tips for the summer season.

US asks visa applicants for social media handles

Washington - The United States has begun asking some would-be visitors applying for visas to provide their identities on social media, among other more vigorous screening methods.

US asks visa applicants for social media handles

Washington - The United States has begun asking some would-be visitors applying for visas to provide their identities on social media, among other more vigorous screening methods.

Colossal rocket-launching plane rolls toward testing

San Francisco - A colossal aircraft capable of launching satellite-toting rockets into space is closer to testing, having been rolled out of a hangar in the desert, its creators said on Wednesday.

BA flights disrupted for third day after IT crash

London - Passengers faced a third day of disruption at Heathrow on Monday as British Airways cancelled short-haul flights after a global computer crash that unions blamed on the outsourcing of IT services to India.

More Heathrow chaos as BA scrambles to recover from IT crash

London - Thousands of travellers faced further chaos on Sunday as British Airways cancelled around 40 flights from London's Heathrow Airport following an IT system failure.Around one quarter of Sunday's flights set to depart from London's key hub before 1.

BA hopes to resume most flights from London after weekend chaos

London - British Airways said it hopes to resume most flights out of London's major airports on Sunday after a computer systems failure caused chaos for thousands of passengers on a busy holiday weekend.

BA hopes to resume most flights from London after weekend chaos

London - British Airways said it hopes to resume most flights out of London's major airports on Sunday after a computer systems failure caused chaos for thousands of passengers on a busy holiday weekend.

BA cancels all flights from major London airports after IT failure

London - British Airways cancelled all its flights out of major London airports Heathrow and Gatwick on Saturday after a computer systems failure, causing chaos for thousands of passengers on a busy holiday weekend.

Two big augmented reality projects are coming to air travel

Augmented reality is already impacting the way information shapes our world. Weary travelers will be glad to hear that they could soon benefit from the transformational powers of AR.

Trump travel ban back in court

Seattle - A US government attorney insisted Monday that President Donald Trump's revised travel ban did not unfairly target Muslims, in the latest twist in a monthslong legal battle that has dogged the new US administration.

US appeals court weighs legality of Trump travel ban

Seattle - A US government attorney insisted Monday that President Donald Trump's revised travel ban did not unfairly target Muslims, as a panel of federal judges weighed the legality of the order.

After ban, Turkish Airlines to offer laptops to VIP travellers

Istanbul - Turkish Airlines on Saturday said it would offer laptops to business-class travellers after Britain and the United States banned large electronic devices from the cabin of flights from certain countries.

United cuts overbooking, hikes compensation after passenger fiasco

Chicago - United Airlines on Thursday announced it will offer bumped passengers up to $10,000 in compensation and reduce overbooking following the dragging incident on board one of its flights that caused worldwide outrage.

Man dragged off United flight plans to sue: lawyers

Chicago - The man dragged off a United Airlines flight, sparking an international uproar, suffered a broken nose and concussion, his lawyer said Thursday, adding that he is planning to sue.

United Airlines CEO won't resign

New York - United Continental chief executive Oscar Munoz said Wednesday he would not resign his position, and again apologized for forcibly removing a customer from an overbooked flight.

United incident shows how few rights you have on a flight

United Airlines has come under fire for a viral video that shows a passenger being forcibly removed from a plane after refusing to give up his seat.
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