Our Fabulous Friday this week is about a topic that should be on every travelers mind but is often neglected: Having a proper travel insurance that covers emergencies and mishaps during the trip.
Today someone at London Heatrow decided to throw a massive geek day and embrace the force in full potential, offering flights to Tatooine, Jakku, Alderaan and the Death Star (among other galactical destinations) in lieu of Star Wars day!
This morning, an additional departure board in London Heathrow listed some destinations in the Star Wars universe with plenty of winks to the franchise films. And if there ever was an internet competition over Star Wars day, they won it.
A female passenger that arrived at Moscow SVO Airport fell onto the baggage claim carousel while reaching to retrieve her dog carrier and ended up riding all the way into the luggage hold.
Careful What You Carry: Colorado Woman Gets $500 Fine And Has Global Entry Status Revoked For Not Declaring Apple At Customs
An apple a day keeps Global Entry away… It’s no secret that U.S. entry regulations are quite stringent especially when it comes to customs and agriculture restrictions and just recently a CO based passenger had to experience this the hard way.
The passenger arrived at a U.S. point of entry from Paris on Delta Air Lines and the airline handed out fruits during the flight which the lady then decided to take off the plane, a decision that cost her $500.
European Court of Justice Rules That Airlines Are Liable For Passenger Compensation During ‘Wildcat Strikes’
The European Court of Justice has decided in a case involving German budget carrier TuiFly that encountered a Wildcat Strike in 2016 when employees called in sick en masse and ruled that the airline is liable for EC261 compensation payments.
This ruling could have widespread consequences for other European carriers that regularly encounter strikes and have so far been exempt from compensation payments as strikes were considered extraordinary circumstances.
Japan has decided that from January 2019 onward a ‘Sayonara Tax’ of 1000 Yen will be charged to each international departure in order to fund tourism related expenses such as advertisement.
The Musée de l’air et de l’espace is one of the oldest aviation museums in the world. Inaugurated in 1919, the museum occupies over 150,000 square meters of land and hangars in Le Bourget airport (IATA: LBG, ICAO: LFPB), 11 km northeast of Paris. The museum holds a vast collection of objects, including about 150 aircrafts, satellites, rockets and aviation-related objects. #AvGeek paradise!
Their collection includes several early 20th century prototypes and a great World War II hall. But the jewels of the crown are the B747-100 on the tarmac and the two Concords (the experimental F-WTSS prototype and Air France F-BTSD) in one of their hangars (named, evidently, the Concorde Hall). I had the opportunity to visit it not so long ago and it was a great experience.
It’s That Time Of The Year Again… Begging Emails From Travel Providers To Vote For Awards Arrive En Masse
Whenever there is a vote casting for an upcoming travel award the email of airlines and hotel companies come flooding in just like this week when travel providers are once again lobbying for votes.
Travelers who are used to having a quick drink or two during morning departures from the U.K. might soon have to go dry as lawmakers are putting the current 24h alcohol serving permit for airports to the test.
State Of Emergency In Jamaica: Check Your Travel Insurance Or Contact Your Travel Provider For Cancellation Options
Popular holiday destination Jamaica has declared a state of emergency due to a rise of violence crime in various parts of the country, especially the area of Montego Bay.