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WILL IT DO THE TRICK

Airlines turning to biofuels
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28 JUL 2015:  The number of global fliers is expected to more than double in the next two decades. In order to carry all those extra passengers, airlines are turning to a technology very few can make work on a large scale: converting trash into fuel. MORE

SEAWEED WASHING UP IN CANCUN

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28 JUL 2015:  Authorities on Mexico's Caribbean coast said Monday they are redoubling efforts to remove tons of sargassum seaweed that has been washing ashore in recent weeks. Gov. Roberto Borge said the seaweed removal efforts will focus on much of the coast, from Holbox in the north down past Tulum to the south. MORE

SO MUCH FOR SECURITY

Man with no ticket arrested for trespassing after boarding plane
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28 JUL 2015: Police have arrested a man who got through security at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and boarded a plane without a ticket. Airport officials said Monday that a car parked curbside outside a terminal was searched and no threat was found. MORE

WELCOME TO LAGUARDIA

Worst airport in US to be rebuilt
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28 JUL 2015:  New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday introduced a plan to redesign and rebuild LaGuardia airport, replacing the cramped, outdated hub with a unified terminal that will have more than double the operational space for airliners. MORE

WESTJET INCREASES SERVICE FROM YEG

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28 JUL 2015:  WestJet has announced new non-stop service between Edmonton and Nanaimo, British Columbia, as well as more flights between Edmonton and Grande Prairie, Kelowna, Regina and Saskatoon. MORE

THAI AIRWAYS MAKES ROUTE CHANGES

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28 JUL 2015: Thailand's beleaguered national airline said Monday it will suspend four unprofitable roundtrip flights per week from Bangkok to Los Angeles and from Bangkok to Rome, starting October 25, as part of efforts to end years of losses. MORE

DRONE IN NEAR COLLISION WITH PLANE

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28 JUL 2015:  Polish authorities confiscated a drone and questioned a man after a Lufthansa passenger plane approaching Warsaw's international airport last week nearly collided with a flying object, police said. MORE

BRAZILIAN BODY BLISS

By CHRIS RYALL
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28 JUL 2015: I wrote about Kurotel Longevity Medical Center in a previous column though more from the viewpoint of the variety of top medical services they offer their guests.  Situated on the edge of the picturesque town of Gramado, Kurotel embodies the natural essence of the Bavarian forest laden area with its lush vegetation, meticulously landscaped streets and neighbourhoods.    MORE
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COSMOPOLITAN FIRE QUICKLY CONTAINED

Black smoke billows over Las Vegas Strip
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27 JUL 2015:  Two people were injured and hundreds of others were forced to flee after a spectacular looking fire broke out at the luxury Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas on Saturday afternoon. There were no burn injuries, officials said. MORE

DID AIRLINES HIKE RATES AFTER AMTRAK CRASH

Five carriers under investigation
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27 JUL 2015:  US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said Friday the government has opened a price-gouging investigation involving five airlines that allegedly raised airfares in the Northeast after a deadly Amtrak crash in Philadelphia in May disrupted rail service. MORE

TOURISTS CONCERNED BY FIRES

Officials say it is an opportunity to visit other areas of park
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27 JUL 2015: Hotels and campgrounds in Glacier National Park were flooded with calls from worried tourists late last week cancelling their reservations or asking whether the Montana landmark will stay open as a wildfire sweeps through a popular part of the park. MORE

MAN ATTEMPTS TO SET FIRE ON PLANE

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27 JUL 2015:  A man attempted to set a fire on board a Chinese flight early Sunday, but was restrained by passengers and crew members and taken into custody, the aviation authority said. MORE

GO DIRECT

US and Kenya working to launch direct flights between the countries
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27 JUL 2015:  President Barack Obama says the US and Kenya are working to launch direct flights between the countries. Obama says eliminating multiple legs of travel to get from one place to the other would be a boon for business and tourism. MORE

WHAT CAUSED THE BEACH BLAST

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27 JUL 2015: A mysterious blast on a Rhode Island beach likely was caused by the combustion of hydrogen gas that had built up because of a corroded copper cable under the sand, investigators announced Friday. MORE

NOT JUST A BUNCH OF BULL

Key West does it right
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27 JUL 2015:  Never mind Pamplona, when it comes to bulls - Key West is where it’s at. Dozens of Ernest Hemingway lookalikes and a breed of bull found only in Key West starred in Saturday's "Running of the Bulls," a spoof of the famed run. MORE

ZAP THE APP AND PULL THE PLUG

Adventures in Peace of Mind
By STEVE GILLICK
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27 JUL 2015:  Three dreaded diseases are affecting the way your clients travel. Michelle explains that she wants to relax and get away from the hustle-bustle of her daily routine, but she suffers from Nomophobia.  Alan explains that he wants to do nothing but relax on a beach and watch the waves roll off the ocean, but he’s got a bad case of Macria-podia-dictuo-phobia.  Lauren and Rob explain that they need some get-away time from work and want to chill out under a big sky somewhere, but they are victims of FOMO.   Under the circumstances, how can you possibly assist? MORE
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