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The Federal Aviation Administration has extended its ban on U.S. airlines' flights to and from Tel Aviv, Israel, for another 24 hours. The ban now runs through 12:15 p.m. ET Thursday.
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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NOT RIGHT NOW

Airlines cancel flights to Israel
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23 JUL 2014:  In a sign of increased caution about flying near combat zones, Air Canada, joined US and European airlines in halting flights to Israel after a rocket landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport. MORE

IS THIS REALLY THE TIME

China warns of flight delays
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23 JUL 2014: China's airline regulator has warned travellers to expect flight delays at 12 airports through mid-August, and an airport employee said military exercises are the reason. MORE

HAT TRICK FOR AIR TRANSAT

Named Best North American Leisure Airline
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23 JUL 2014:  Air Transat was named Best North American Leisure Airline and ranked second in the world's best leisure airlines at the annual Skytrax World Airline Awards, held on July 15. MORE

SAVE TIME

Thinking outside the box
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22 JUL 2014:  The US Transportation Security Administration wants to do something about airport security lines and it’s looking for new and innovative ideas.  MORE

TOO LATE

Time to do the time
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23 JUL 2014:  Mazdak Anvari operated various companies including One Step Travel which in 2008 were convicted of trust account violations. The closure of One Step Travel resulted in approximately $1,000,000 in claims being paid by the Ontario Travel Industry Compensation Fund. MORE

STRANGE BEDFELLOWS

Greenpeace and Inuit join forces
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23 JUL 2014: Greenpeace and the Inuit are joining forces to protest Arctic seismic testing, warning Ottawa that its plans to gauge oil and gas reserves with high-intensity sound waves pose grave dangers to marine life. MORE

THE ANSWER IS MACHU PICCHU

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23 JUL 2014:  The question is, “Where would you go if money were no object?”  The historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu, a Cultural and Natural World Heritage Site by Unesco, has been overwhelmingly voted as the world´s most desired destination by more than a million travellers out of 30 adventure travel destinations. MORE

VIENNA WALTZES INTO RECORD BEDNIGHTS

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23 JUL 2014:  Vienna hit a new all-time high for bednights.  A total of 6 million overnight stays were recorded in the period from January to June 2014, 5.8 percent more than in the same period of 2013. MORE

PITTSBURGH

Gritty Steel Town is now clean, green and lots of fun
By ANITA DRAYCOTT
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22 JUL 2014: Over the past half century Pittsburgh, once known as the Smoky City, has undergone an extraordinary urban environmental transformation. Now, considered America’s “Most Liveable City,” it continues to rank among the top places in the US for safety, affordability and culture. MORE
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A BOYCOTT OF AIRSHOWS

How crazy an idea is it
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22 JUL 2014:  Following the Malaysian Airlines downing by an antiaircraft missile, the editor of Air Transport World editor has called for airlines to boycott airshows that include “both airliner makers and airliner destroyers.” MORE

WEST JET IS ALL OVER THE MAP

In a good way
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22 JUL 2014:  WestJet has announced the 2014-2015 winter schedule featuring two new destinations, one new route and increased frequency on 19 additional routes. MORE

RAISING AWARENESS

New website to underscore travel risks
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22 JUL 2014: The federal government is looking at creating a special web page that underscores the risks of travelling to parts of the world where there is a high risk of terrorist activity. MORE

TOURISM BILL GOES TO VOTE

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22 JUL 2014:  It’s a big day for the future of tourism in the US.  The bill to reauthorize Brand USA, has been scheduled for a full vote in the House of Representatives today.   MORE

A MATTER OF TIME

Billions in property at stake in the Carolinas
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22 JUL 2014:  A new analysis of sea level rise concludes that billions of dollars in property and infrastructure is at risk in extreme floods expected along the coast of the Carolinas in coming years. MORE

STILL TIME

Shania Twain to end Vegas residency
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22 JUL 2014: Last Call in Vegas for Shania Twain fans.  The Canadian country superstar has announced her final run of shows on the Las Vegas Strip. MORE

WATCH YOUR FINGERS

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22 JUL 2014: A report says a 12-year-old boy suffered cuts to four fingers on Walt Disney World's Pirates of the Caribbean ride, three months before a British tourist had a similar accident. MORE

SADDLE UP

Riding the open skies
By PAM STELLINI
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22 JUL 2014: Remember the scene in ET when Elliot (the little boy) and ET (the little extra-terrestrial) go for a bike ride that ends up achieving flight? You may want to revisit that image of flying through the sky on a bike seat. MORE
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