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Re: Euro court extends passenger compensation

Professorabe ·
A long needed clarification of the law. Three cheers for the ECJ! One thing still puzzles me though: Prague to Budapest via Abu Dhabi???
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Gulf rivals show off new fleets

PHeymont ·
It's sort of Fleet Week in the air this week...Qatar Airways took possession of the first Airbus A350 delivered to anyone and plans to put it in service Jan 15 on a Doha-Frankfurt route, followed by Doha-NY as more planes are delivered.  MORE...
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Want our business? Buy our parts!

PHeymont ·
Boeing and Airbus have agreed to buy aircraft parts worth about $5 billion from suppliers in Abu Dhabi to sweeten the deals in which three Gulf-based airlines have ordered $150 billion worth of new planes from the two companies. DETAILS
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'New' Alitalia sees new routes, livery and profits by 2017

PHeymont ·
Italy's Alitalia, long among the weakest of the European "flag" airlines (it's been within days of shutdown repeatedly) has announced a "reboot" that will mix some cost-cutting with some major change and expansion fueled by funds from Abu Dhabi-based...
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Emirates JFK-Milan $650 summer sale(but you have to buy 2)

PHeymont ·
Good time to take a spouse or good friend to Italy for springtime; Emirates is running a brief sale that closes March 26 for flights June 7 to August 22...$650 apiece in economy and $1900 in business class. The sale is basically to celebrate Emirates...
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Another theme plane: Etihad's 'Fast and Furious' 777

PHeymont ·
As if Hello Kitty and Tintin weren't enough for the special-theme plane market, Etihad and Universal Pictures have teamed up to tart up an Etihad 777 with Fast and Furious 7 logos as the new film (partly shot in Etihad's home, Abu Dhabi) is released....
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Flying Round-the-World with no fuel!

PHeymont ·
Two veteran Swiss pilots are at nearly the midpoint of a round-the-world flight on the Solar Impulse 2, a solar-powered plane with a wingspan greater than a 747's. Among other reasons for the huge wingspan is to make possible use of 17,000 solar cells...
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Etihad to fly A380 on New York route

PHeymont ·
Airbnb, move over. There's a new apartment available for short-term rental in New York, and it's on Etihad's A-380, which will begin New York-Abu Dhabi flights December 1. The only hitch, of course, is that if you take Etihad's "Residence by Etihad"...
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Sleep Pods at Helsinki Airport

Travel Rob ·
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Louvre Abu Dhabi almost ready to open

PHeymont ·
Five years behind schedule, the Gulf nation's branch of the Louvre opens Nov. 11.
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Sweden, Dominican Republic get pre-clearance OK

PHeymont ·
Two popular destinations agree to join the program; more may follow soon.
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April 24, 2017. Abu Simbel, Egypt

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe visits the amazing temples of Abu Simbel, Egypt
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Park or Fly: Can you afford both?

PHeymont ·
High parking costs at many British airports now exceed the cost of flying, and the situation isn't likely to improve.
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Perfect Itinerary for a Dubai Family Vacation

Priyanka (Guest) ·
Priyanka shares lots of details you can use when planning your next trip to Dubai.
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One-day strike set for Thursday by Alitalia pilots

PHeymont ·
Alitalia check-in at Rome's Fiumicino/Leonardo da Vinci                Photo: SpecExpert / Wikimedia     Alitalia pilots will strike for 24 hours from Thursday midnight, causing disruptions at flights...
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Last Star Put on Abu Dhabi's Louvre Museum Dome

Travel Rob ·
The last of 4,481 metal stars was put on Abu Dhabi's Louvre museum dome in front of French architect Jean Nouvel on Sunday. The giant dome is perforated with designs that will project palm trees onto the exhibition space below.   The...
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Top 25 landmarks...how many have you seen?

PHeymont ·
Not on the list...      Photo: Tysto / Wikimedia   TripAdvisor's released its Top 25 Travelers' Choice landmark list again, and the first thing that stands out is that 8 of the top 10 are religious structures or importance. The...
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Is it boom or bust for First Class?

PHeymont ·
To read the aviation news these days, you'd be confused about the future of luxury flying: Singapore is taking first-class to new heights, and Emirates is dropping it on some key routes. Singapore's new offering, above, features plush leather swivel chairs, a large bed, 32" TV, personal wardrobe, and more. Like Etihad's 'Residence.' it mimics an apartment, up in the air. Both offerings are on A380s. But at the same time, a number of airlines that have been touting first class are starting to...
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Da Vinci $450 million painting in Louvre Abu Dhabi

PHeymont ·
Abu Dhabi buys the world's most expensive painting for its newly-opened branch of the Louvre.
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In Egypt: Luxor & Karnak

PortMoresby ·
With a week to spend in Luxor, PortMoresby visits Luxor Temple, very near her apartment, then 3 kilometers northward along the Nile, wanders within the Temples of Karnak.
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Will Mers Affect Mideast Airlines?

Travel Rob ·
  Gumbo has reported on the major expansion of the Mideast Airlines - Emirates Airline of Dubai , Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways of Abu Dhabi. Those three airlines now send nearly 120 large, new planes weekly to a growing number of American...
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Gulf carriers expand stakes in other airlines

PHeymont ·
Qatar takes a big stake in Meridiana as Gulf airlines seek to expand their partner networks and investments in other airlines.
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Athens' old airport to become huge resort zone

PHeymont ·
Athens' Hellenikon airport, closed since 2004, will be developed as a coastal resort area, three times the size of Monaco, if plans are approved.
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World's longest flight—for how long?

PHeymont ·
In the airline competition for longest flight, there's a new champion, and on the horizon the next one.
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Euro court extends passenger compensation

PHeymont ·
Airlines are found liable for delays, even if the delay was on a flight leg operated by a partner airline.
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Etihad rethinks its plans and fleet

PHeymont ·
Etihad is delaying and modifying some of its aircraft orders with both major makers as its financial situation gets tighter.
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Abu Dhabi Guide for Visitors: Carry ID--and no kissing!

PHeymont ·
Police in Abu Dhabi have issued a flyer in a dozen language, aimed mainly at cruise visitors, with suggestions about proper behavior, including no drugs, respectful clothing, carry ID at all times...and no kissing in public. MORE
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Leaning Towers: It's Not Just About Pisa!

PHeymont ·
A couple of summers ago in Northern Italy, I suddenly realized that the Leaning Tower of Pisa was far from unique—we were seeing them everywhere, but Pisa obviously had the best publicity agent. Just about everyone in the world knows it, and...
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Huge Airfare Sale; Grab Tickets to GO FAR on QATAR

Travel Rob ·
Qatar Airlines is offering a truly vast sale from flights originating in Philadelphia to celebrate its launch there April 2.  Book by Feb 7th.  Make it sooner for the incredible prices.  Travel dates start April 2nd and end at...
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Solar plane crosses the Pacific—at last!

PHeymont ·
Swiss solar plane Solar Impulse 2 completes its delayed trans-Pacific leg to arrive in California on a round-the-world flight without fuel.
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Celebrating Nature on 7 Continents: Asia, part 3 - European Bee-eaters in Sir Bani Yas Island, United Arab Emirates

Kirsten Hines ·
We return to the UAE, where Kirsten Hines catches the first European bee-eaters to arrive on their migratory journey.
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MSC adds a second private island

PHeymont ·
A growing trend: Cruise lines buy or lease small islands and use them as port calls for their cruises, restricted to their passengers.
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Watch out, Disney! Ferrari coming to China, too!

PHeymont ·
Italy's luxury car brand is planning to open its third car-themed amusement park in China, joining parks in Abu Dhabi and Spain.
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Etihad offering free holiday to UK residents if it rains in Abu Dhabi

Travel Rob ·
Etihad is launching a free vacation stay to Abu Dhabi if it rains more than 5mm during the travelers' stay.
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Want fast internet at your hotel? Head to Abu Dhabi

Travel Rob ·
See what's the fastest available Wi-Fi at a hotel is
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Visiting Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi

Rafia Irfan ·
Love beautiful racing cars? Then you should visit Ferrarri World in Abu Dhabi. Rafia Irfan tells you about the experience.
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Facial recognition in place for pre-clearance

PHeymont ·
TSA is increasing its use of facial biometrics to verify travelers pre-clearing for trips to the U.S.
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Re: Want fast internet at your hotel? Head to Abu Dhabi

DrFumblefinger ·
That's remarkable! Probably 5000x faster than your "average" wifi speeds.
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Re: April 24, 2017. Abu Simbel, Egypt

Amateuremigrant ·
A definite must see for any traveller, especially to understand the vast historical range in the Nile valley
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Re: In Egypt: Luxor & Karnak

George G. ·
Thanks for sharing you Egyptian adventures. I'm sure you were looking over you shoulder for any tourist lurking danger. I especially liked the Roman fresco and Amun profiles. You are a true traveler, story teller and photographer of ancient locations that I would probably never visit. You are also a great advisory to ID'ing those WITW Gumbo photos.
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Re: In Egypt: Luxor & Karnak

PortMoresby ·
Thanks, George, so glad you're enjoying them. I laughed at 2 things you said - I actually forget to remember the possibility of "lurking danger". And if you mean "adversary", every week I forget to look at the WITWs until you've probably already named them. Not much of an adversary.
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Re: In Egypt: Luxor & Karnak

Professorabe ·
Like you, we were completely blown away by the temples and monuments along the Nile - to the extent that we booked an identical tour for the following year. The second time round we explored the more distant parts of the sites. We often found ourselves completely on our own.
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Re: In Egypt: Luxor & Karnak

PortMoresby ·
I was often completely alone, too, possibly for a different reason, the shortage of visitors. I am considering going again next winter, and because independent travel is always a learn-as-we-go experience, I'll do some things differently and mention them later in the story.
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Re: In Egypt: Luxor & Karnak

Marilyn Jones ·
I am headed for Egypt in April. I am really enjoying your posts...your photo are excellent!!
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Keeping the walk clean, Abu Dhabi

DrFumblefinger ·
Keeping the walk clean, Abu Dhabi
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