Aeromexico: American Sikh Actor/Model Denied Boarding Due To His Turban – Now Refusing To Fly Home!

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A famous fashion model of Sikh faith was denied boarding by Aeromexico security staff in Mexico City on his way back home to New York after he refused to take of his turban in public.

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The man is now camping in the First Class Lounge at Mexico City Airport while a religious organization presses Aeromexico and the airport to make concessions in terms of policy changes and staff training.

U.S. Immigration: Mobile Passport Control As Alternative Entry Option At Four U.S. Airports

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is continuing it’s path towards more electronic entry options following the introduction of Global Entry, Automated Passport Control and now Mobile Passport Control.

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Mobile Passport work through an application on your cellphone where you transmit personal data after landing and you will receive a QR code that allows the CBP officer to process you at a designated counter.

Enough Is Enough: Chinese Airlines Team Up To Create Database Of Unruly Passengers To Be Banned From Flights

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The patience of the big Chinese Airlines with their uncivilized and unruly clientele is at an end. The five biggest carriers will create a common database that contains names who are banned from all flights.

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China faces a unique problem, many Chinese are first time travelers who have never been educated how to behave properly and they engage in brawls, assault staff and delay flights.

Manila Airport: Ceiling At NAIA Terminal 3 Partly Collapsed, Injuring Passenger

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Part of the ceiling at Manilas Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Terminal 3 has collapsed, slightly injuring a passenger who was hit by the debris.

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NAIA Terminal 3 is the most modern building of the international airport which easily belongs to the group of being one of the worst in the world.

Fabulous Fridays: Airlines Reducing/Eliminating Fuel Surcharges Based On Current Market Prices

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With crude oil trading on a 12 year low, some airlines have now decided to drastically reduce fuel surcharges or even eliminate them completely from their ticket prices.

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This could slowly make air travel a bit more affordable especially when redeeming mileage tickets on certain airlines.

Now Confirmed: Six Days Visa Free Transit In Shanghai/Nanjing/Hangzhou Effective January 30th 2016

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The planned adjustment to up the number of days you can transit without a visa in the Chinese cities of Shanghai,Nanjing and Hangzhou to six days has now been officially announced by the authorities.

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Beginning this coming Saturday, January 30th 2016, the new system will come into effect allowing certain foreign visitors to stay in these cities and their surroundings for almost an entire week.

The Economist: Free Economy Plus Seating Upon Availability – An Option?

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Why do premium seats stay empty and should passengers be moved to Economy Plus (Premium Economy) seats free of charge when those are available upon departure?

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Some say ‘why not?’ while others (paying passengers) refuse such an option as it undermines the pricing structure and their own investment in a premium seat.

Rapper ‘Mos Def’ Arrested In South Africa For Using ‘World Passport’ At Immigration

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Have you ever entertained the (extravagant) thought that everyone in the world could just hold the same passport and is allowed to roam freely? Today’s story about World Passports elaborates on this idea.

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A U.S. born musician who goes by ‘Mos Def’ entered South Africa on his U.S. passport (which he since renounced) and was arrested / detained after he attempted to leave the country on a World Passport.

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