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Airbus has designed bench seats that will accommodate air passengers of all shapes and sizes

he Airbus patent could help airlines deal with the increasing number of larger passengers taking to the skies. (Airbus) Passengers who struggle to fit into conventional seats may soon be able to sit comfortably after aircraft maker Airbub submitted a patent for a new bench-style seat.   The French company has submitted a patent for a “Re-configurable Passenger Bench Seat” with adjustable ...

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Irate traveler stripped at airport to protest slow security

Published February 19, 2016 Irish-born graduate Eimear Ni Ghiallgairrh, 29, whipped off her skirt in the customs area in protest over delays. (Reuters) A female passenger on her way to a job interview in Barcelona became so exasperated by the slow security procedures at London’s Stansted Airport that she started to strip –before being arrested.  Irish-born graduate Eimear Ni Ghiallgairrh, 29, ...

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Zika and spring break travel: What you need to know

A mosquito from the genus Aedes, which can carry Zika virus. (EFE via ZUMA) That’s what a lot of families are asking themselves as the Zika virus continues to spread through the  Caribbean , including Mexico ,  Puerto Rico  and the  U.S. Virgin Islands , the  Dominican Republic  and Jamaica , among others — all popular spring break destinations for families, ...

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Aruba, Bonaire islands added to Zika travel alert

Aruba and Bonaire are two Caribbean islands that have been added to Zika travel alert. (AP) U.S. health officials have added two more Caribbean islands to a Zika travel alert for pregnant women. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention put Aruba and Bonaire on the list Thursday. There are about 30 destinations with Zika outbreaks, mostly in the Caribbean and ...

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How to avoiding costly airline change fees

There are some ways to get around the fees airlines charge to change flights. (AP) Airlines now get one-fourth of their revenue from fees, and one of the biggest is a charge of up to $200 to change or cancel a ticket. The fee galls consumers who find themselves with an unexpected need to change their travel plans. In some cases, ...

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American Airlines sues in-flight Wi-Fi provider Gogo

American is suing the in-flight Wi-Fi provider Gogo, charging it has better offers from competitors. (AP) It’s not just you that thinks that American Airlines’ in-flight Wi-Fi is slow. The carrier sued Gogo on Friday, saying that the in-flight Wi-Fi provider must either improve its Internet speeds or end its contract with the airline. According to a regulatory filing from Gogo, as ...

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High-flying tourists getting ready for space vacations

Virgin Galactic’s first SpaceShipTwo, an air-launched suborbital spaceplane type designed for space tourism. (Virgin Galactic via AP) Virgin Galactic later this month in Mojave, California, is preparing to roll out its new SpaceShipTwo, a vehicle the company hopes will one day take tourists to the edge of space. It comes roughly 15½ months since an earlier incarnation was destroyed in ...

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Ways to save money on spring break travel

In Orlando, with Mickey Mouse and the Atlanta Braves. (Walt Disney World Resort) Free is good. In fact, on vacation, free is great — a lot better than paying for meals the kids don’t eat, theme park tickets when they’d rather play in the hotel pool or museum entry fees when they are ready to leave in less than an hour. ...

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