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Airline Pulse: News and Notes for Dec. 15, 2015

Airlines & Airports | Donald Wood | December 15, 2015

Airline Pulse: News and Notes for Dec. 15, 2015

Bomb-Proof Lining Tested in Airplane Luggage Hold
Scientists have developed a bomb-proof lining designed for airplane luggage holds that will ensure an explosion in the cargo area would not destroy the aircraft. The new “bag” design was tested successfully.

Kayak Now Allows Customers to Book Space Flights
Popular booking site Kayak will begin offering flights by XCOR Space Expeditions in 2016 for about $100,000. Customers will have to depart from registered spaceports in California’s Mojave Desert or the Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao.

New App Automatically Connects to Airport Wi-Fi
The new app FLIO is looking to improve our airport experience by helping users locate charging stations and other amenities at popular airports, offering retail and restaurant discounts and most importantly, automatically connecting to airport Wi-Fi at over 180 airports.

Airlines in United States Still Battling the Gulf-Based Carriers
The battle between airlines based in the United States and the Gulf-based carriers like Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways continues, and the New York Times does a complete breakdown of the situation and some of the proposed solutions.


A report from the Transportation Department claims airlines in the United States are posting some of their best-ever on-time performance numbers in the second half of 2015.

For travelers who have yet to book their getaway for Christmas or New Years, USA Today is offering procrastinators a complete guide to last-second ways to save money on holiday flights.

Flying can be scary enough, but watching a piece of the wing fall off would be enough to make anyone panic. That’s exactly what happened on a Southwest Airlines flight over Texas Sunday night.

With the news that the FAA will require all drones be registered, the Aerodrome in Nevada has opened the world’s first droneport.


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