Lufthansa Jet Almost Collides With Drone At 5000 Ft Near Los Angeles Airport

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A Lufthansa jet approaching Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) reported a near collision with a drone last Friday which the pilots spotted in the very last moment.

LH A380 DroneThe remote controlled drone was flying about 200 feet above the jet which was on 5000 feet during it’s approach towards LAX.

New York Times: “Eurowings, Lufthansa’s Budget Service, Is Off to a Rocky Start”

When I was reading the International New York Times at the airport lounge this morning, I came across this good article about the teething issues surrounding the launch of the Eurowings.

New York Times Eurowings

Eurowings is a low coast airline within the Lufthansa group and handles all short-haul flights that are not touching Munich or Frankfurt. The airline also started long-haul operations recently with two leased planes that have caused the recent issues.

Colorado The First State To Make Fake Service Animals A Crime – Legislation Introduced!

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In the United States where the practice of flying with Service Animals is widespread, Colorado has now introduced legislation to make it a crime passing a common pet off as a ‘fake’ service animal.

Service AnimalsLawmakers got onto this matter after it was revealed that certain businesses and counselors engaged in mass sales of certificates and gear reserved for real service dogs such as seeing eye dogs.

New Bomb Attacks In Ankara – How Safe Is Travel To Turkey These Days?

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Turkeys capital Ankara was rocked by new car bomb attacks last night which left at least 34 people dead and many more injured.

Turkey Hagia SophiaConsidering Turkey is a popular tourist destination as well as Istanbul being a frequented transit hub for national carrier Turkish Airlines many wonder how safe it is to travel to Turkey these days.

The Economist: “America is running out of people to fly its planes”

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The Economist run a story this past week about the pilot shortage issue that is facing the US airlines.

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The congress recently changed rules requiring pilot working for commercial airlines to have minimum of 1,500 flight hours instead of 250 that was the minimum previously.

New (Budget) Airport Hotel To Open At Bangkok’s Don Mueang Airport On 14th March 2016

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Passengers flying to/from Bangkok Don Mueang Airport (DMK) will soon have the option of staying at a new airport hotel adjacent to the terminal building: Sleep Box Don Mueang Airport Hotel.

Sleep Box DMKDon Mueang Airport in Bangkok is popular for Budget Airlines such as Air Asia, Air Asia X, Scoot and Thai domestic airlines. It is about 40km distance to Bangkoks Main Airport and 26km to the city center.

Polish Tourist Jailed For 10 Days In Dubai Due To Public Urination

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Polish tourist, who was on diuretic medication and had to relieve him in public, was jailed for 10 days and deported.

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The Polish man had been on a slow moving taxi for more than two hours when the nature called and he had basically peed on a bridge.

IATA: Bangkok Airport Is A Safety Risk Due To Sub-Standard Materials!

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Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport can’t get away from failing international standards and the associated negative press.

BKK AirportThe most recent development is an announcement by IATA CEO Tyler calling the airport a ‘safety risk’ where aircraft ‘sink in’ on the tarmac due to substandard-materials.

ICAO Bans Cargo Shipments Of Lithium Ion Batteries Eff 1 April 2016 – Personal Items Allowed!

The ICAO announced that from 1st of April 2015 all shipments of Lithium Ion batteries will be banned from all passenger planes following a series of incidents including on board fires.

Lithium Batteries BannedPersonal items that contain Lithium-Ion batteries are still permitted to be taken on the flight though many airlines have their own restrictions such as they are not allowed in checked baggage.

Nashville Airport: Man Walks Butt Naked Into The Terminal And Waits In Check-In Line – Arrested!

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A gentleman in Nashville, TN apparently has a thing for traveling light as he went to the airport butt naked today, awaiting his turn at an American Airlines Check-In counter.

BNA Naked Guy (1)

Though his little exhibitionist trip didn’t last all too long, it was enough for a few candid shots of fellow travelers to brighten our day.

Thailand: Now Included In List Of Countries With ZIKA Virus Alerts – Taiwan Issues Travel Notice

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The Centers for Disease Control of Taiwan, R.O.C. has issued a level 2 alert that Thailand is now a risk area for infections with the ZIKA Virus.

Thailand ZIKA Virus

Pregnant women are advised to postpone travel to effected countries and returning travelers are advised to use condoms during intercourse for a period of one month.

Crowne Plaza Changi Airport: Hotel Extension Modules Will Be Built Off Site And Assembled Locally

The Crowne Plaza Changi Airport Hotel in Singapore is expanding and that obviously involves plenty of construction. The twist: A lot of it won’t be taking place at Changi but off-site.

CP Changi Airport

Space constraints in the airport area lead the developers to a new approach which is to assemble the new wing in modules that are prepared off site at a more convenient location.

Bangkok Airport: British Woman Denied Entry After Using Pages Of Her Passport As Toilet Paper

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A British woman arriving in Thailand has been denied after the immigration officer detected missing pages in her passport which as it turned out have been (mis)used as toilet paper a night before.

BKK Toilet Paper PP

This must be one of the most exotic and disgusting passport stories alike and shows once again that stupidity knows no boundaries.

Tragic Incident: Passenger Deceased During Singapore Airlines Flight From Delhi to Singapore

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Traveling is not always a moment of joy as could be seen yesterday when a passenger passed away during a Singapore Airlines flight from New Delhi, India to Changi Airport.

SQ Deceased Passenger

The gentleman who was only in his 30s was traveling with his family on the flight to Singapore.

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