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WHEN YOU REALLY HAVE A PROBLEM PASSENGER

Flight takes off despite red flags
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23 MAY 2017: Anil Uskanli, who authorities say inspired so much fear among flight attendants that military fighter jets were scrambled to escort the plane to Hawaii, raised a series of possible red flags between purchasing his ticket and being the first passenger to board the flight. Yet, in these days where passengers are tossed off flights for such non-threatening behaviour as trying to stow a stroller, American Airlines not only boarded a clearly drunk or drugged passenger they tolerated his antics at trying to get a first class seat before takeoff. MORE

NOT SO GREAT

Disruptive passenger delays Shanghai flight
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23 MAY 2017: A disruptive passenger wearing a red “Make America Great Again” on a United Airlines flight from Shanghai to New Jersey was asked to get off the plane in a politically tinged altercation, resulting in an unscheduled stop in San Francisco and an arrival delayed by eight hours.   MORE

PLANE HITS TRUCK AT LAX

Eight people injured
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23 MAY 2017: An airport food truck carrying eight was struck by an Aeromexico jet and tipped over on a taxiway at Los Angeles Airport. Six men and two women, all occupants of the truck, were taken to hospital, said a spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department.   MORE

600 LAID OFF AT CATHAY PACIFIC

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23 MAY 2017: Cathay Pacific Airways is laying off nearly 600 staff at its headquarters in its biggest round of firings in two decades as it faces rising competition from rival carriers and tough business conditions.   MORE

HIGH SPEED RAIL

Toronto Windsor trains would go up to 250km
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23 MAY 2017: A high-speed rail corridor between Toronto and Windsor, Ontario, is in the works - an idea floated in Ontario for decades, but the premier says this time it's happening. A government-commissioned report looking at the feasibility of such a project pegs the cost around $20 billion and suggests looking to the private sector for opportunities to partner on funding.   MORE

MASSIVE SLIDE ON ICONIC HIGHWAY

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23 MAY 2017: A massive new landslide along California's iconic coastal Highway 1 has buried the road under a 40-foot layer of rock and dirt, the latest hit in winter of crippling slides and flooding. A swath of the hillside gave way in an area called Mud Creek on Saturday night, covering about one-third of a mile (half a kilometre) of road and changing the Big Sur coastline immediately below.   MORE

DRONES RULE

Appeals court strikes down FAA drone registration rule
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23 MAY 2017: Well the skies didn’t get any safer with this ruling. A US federal appeals court on Friday struck down a federal rule that required owners of recreational drones and other model aircraft to register the devices with the Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA had announced the rule in 2015 in response to growing reports of drones flying near manned aircraft and airports.   MORE

STAY AWHILE

Nearly 740,000 foreigners overstayed US visas last year
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23 MAY 2017: The US Homeland Security Department says nearly 740,000 foreigners who were supposed to leave the country during a recent 12-month period overstayed their visas. The count released Monday includes people who arrived in the US by plane or boat but does not include ground border crossings.   MORE

MEMORABLE MEALS IN MOROCCO

By MARGARET SWAINE
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23 MAY 2017: Dar Ahlam in Skoura, Morocco is unlike any luxury hotel I’ve ever experienced. There’s no reception desk or lobby, no restaurants, no room keys (or even numbers or names on the doors), no room service and no phones or televisions in the guest rooms. And yet it is a five-star hotel that delivers a truly magical experience. MORE

THE WINDOW PAIN

By PAM STELLINI
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23 MAY 2017: It was March 7 and I had just landed in Malta; enjoying a long overdue visit with cousins, when I got an email. It was from a family friend planning a trip to Malta. She asked if I would recommend visiting a particular landmark in Malta, of which I was unfamiliar. I looked up at my cousins and asked, “What is the Azure Window?” Well, I may as well have asked if they had any opinions about politics. Their responses were immediate and robust.   MORE
In case you missed yesterday (or last week)... here is a selection of recent stories:

A TRUMPIAN APPROACH TO POLICY

No news is good news or bad news.
By JEN SAVEDRA
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19 MAY 2017: The good news is that no US ban on laptops has been imposed on European flights. The bad news is that there is no actual decision – yet - it’s just been postponed. A four-hour meeting Wednesday between EU and US officials to discuss the possibility that the US will extend a ban on laptops in aircraft cabins to European airports ended without a conclusion. MORE

REPORT ON 2015 AC CRASH

Many factors involved
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19 MAY 2017: Federal investigators say approach procedures, poor visibility and lighting issues led to the 2015 crash landing of an Air Canada jet that skidded along a Halifax runway and injured 25 people on board. MORE

WE TOO CAN PLAY HARD BALL

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19 MAY 2017: Canada's government is warning it could cancel a planned purchase of 18 Super Hornet fighter jets from Boeing Co because of US Department of Commerce anti-dumping investigations against Canadian plane maker Bombardier. MORE

BEYOND THE ORDINARY

Antarctica increasingly popular
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19 MAY 2017: Antarctica is hotter than ever according to the latest figures released by the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators who recorded a 15 percent increase in visitors travelling to Antarctica with IAATO members throughout the 2016-2017 Antarctic season.  MORE

LIGHTS CAMERAS OCEAN

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19 MAY 2017: Carnival Cruise Line continues to invest in entertainment by unveiling “Carnival Studios,” a state-of-the-art 44,500-square-foot rehearsal venue in Davie, Florida near the company’s Miami headquarters.More than 500 entertainers and performers will convene at Carnival Studios to rehearse new shows that are constantly being rolled out across the fleet. MORE

PRINCESS VESSEL SEARCHED FOR DRUGS

Three crewmembers in custody
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19 MAY 2017: Princess Cruises has confirmed that three employees were taken into custody when the Island Princess was set to leave from Vancouver to Alaska. Canada Border Services and the Vancouver Police Department’s Canine Unit performed a search on the ship and are said to have discovered an undisclosed quantity of drugs. MORE

STAR STRUCK

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19 MAY 2017: A tourism guide published by the Newfoundland and Labrador government contained an error whereby some operators were half a star short of their actual evaluation by the Canada Select rating system. MORE

SEAWORTHY

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19 MAY 2017: Next year Disney Cruise Line will offer an itinerary that includes three calls in Quebec. Starting September 2018 Disney Magic will sail from New York to Quebec with two full days in Quebec City, with stops in Saguenay and Baie-Comeau MORE

KRAKEN ATTACK

Art Reef makes waves in the British Virgin Islands
By WALLACE IMMEN
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19 MAY 2017: Aye lads, it’s Captain Sparrow’s orders to dive in and find the Kraken. When you get to the bottom you’ll have a chance to explore a shipwreck in the clutch of the huge creature with tentacles 30 feet long. No, it’s not a scene from the latest Pirates of the Caribbean sequel, but a unique new attraction in the British Virgin Islands. The eco-friendly Art Reef that just sank to the bottom of the Caribbean is as audacious as its patron: Sir Richard Branson, the founder of the Virgin Group. MORE
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