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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.

Sudan rejects new US travel warning for Americans

Khartoum - Sudan on Friday rejected a new US travel advisory warning Americans against visiting the country, particularly three conflict zones, due to risks of "terrorism and violent crimes".

Weary flyers shrug as Middle East laptop ban takes off

Dibai - A controversial ban on carry-on laptops and tablets on flights from the Middle East to the United States and Britain went into effect Saturday -- with less fanfare and frustration than expected.

Laptop ban hits Dubai for 1.1m weekend travellers

Dibai - Dubai International Airport and its flag carrier Emirates began implementing a ban on laptops and tablets on direct flights to the US Saturday, on one of the busiest travel weekends of the year.Around 1.

Erdogan wants carry-on laptop ban lifted 'as soon as possible'

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday urged the US and Britain to lift their bans on laptops and tablet computers in the cabin of flights from many Middle East and North African airports, including Istanbul.

Laptop ban creates turbulence for airline profits

Paris - A carry-on ban by Washington and London for laptops on flights from some airports will hit the profits of affected airlines, especially the lucrative business class segments of Gulf carriers, analysts said Thursday.

Qaeda, IS focus on bombs behind carry-on computer ban: experts

Washington - The prohibition on carry-on electronics for certain flights to the US and Britain shows both the Islamic State group and Al-Qaeda remain able to mount potent threats to civil aviation despite tighter airport security, experts say.

Qaeda, IS focus on bombs behind carry-on computer ban: experts

Washington - The prohibition on carry-on electronics for certain flights to the US and Britain shows both the Islamic State group and Al-Qaeda remain able to mount potent threats to civil aviation despite tighter airport security, experts say.

Qaeda, IS focus on bombs behind carry-on computer ban: experts

Washington - The prohibition on carry-on electronics for certain flights to the US and Britain shows both the Islamic State group and Al-Qaeda remain able to mount potent threats to civil aviation despite tighter airport security, experts say.

Laptop ban sparks ire among Mideast travellers

Dibai - Travellers across the Middle East expressed frustration Wednesday at a ban on large electronic devices for flights to the United States and Britain that has sparked confusion and speculation.

Laptops, tablets on airplanes: what's the threat?

Paris - The United States and Britain have banned laptops and tablet computers from passenger cabins on certain airlines' flights from some airports in Turkey, the Middle East and North Africa, citing terror threats. Why this measure now?

Laptop and tablet bans on flights: What we know

London - Britain and the United States have announced bans on laptops and tablet computers from the cabin of flights from several Middle East and North African nations.
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