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These nuts won’t kill you, says CTA

A Canadian Transportation Agency study says air travellers with severe allergies to peanuts, nuts or sesame seeds face little risk from other people on a plane who may be eating snacks containing those products. The probe, which was launched following a directive by former transport minister Lisa Raitt, consulted experts …

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Fancy a spin on the world’s first motorized luggage?

LOS ANGELES — Who needs Uber when you can ride your luggage to the airport? Luggage manufacturer Modobag has launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for the world’s first motorized, rideable carry-on smart luggage. The campaign funding goal of US$50,000 features limited Early Bird specials of 30% off as well as …

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International tourism on the rise, says UNWTO

MADRID — Despite recent terror attacks in Europe and around the world, travellers have not been deterred from packing their bags and venturing out, says the UNWTO. According to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer, 2016 started on a strong note for international tourism, with tourist arrivals growing by 5% …

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Air Transat pilots arrested for being drunk

LONDON — Authorities say two commercial airline pilots have been arrested at Glasgow Airport on suspicion of being under the influence of alcohol, shortly before they were due to take off on a trans-Atlantic flight. Canadian airline Air Transat says the two crew members were arrested before a Glasgow to …

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FC agents party with Jason Derulo at Global Gathering

SINGAPORE — 3,000 Flight Centre employees are probably waking up with some sore heads this morning after the Global Gathering took place over the weekend. The annual event was held in Singapore at Marina Bay Sands with the theme of ‘Fast & Furious’. Shit just got #real #Experience the #extraordinary …

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Aqua Amazon explodes, sinks during Saturday turn-around

LIMA — Five crew members are missing after an explosion onboard Aqua Expeditions’ Aqua Amazon caused the ship to sink on Saturday. The accident occurred during the regular Saturday supplying and turn-around hours for re-stocking of the vessel, according to a statement from Aqua Expeditions. “No passengers were onboard but …

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