Airline Pulse: News and Notes for Dec. 23, 2015
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Norwegian Air Shuttle Connects London with Oakland
Qantas Fliers Will Get To Enjoy Johnnie Walker Tastings In Sydney
Airlines Spread A Little Bit Of Holiday Cheer
Californians Expected To Travel In Record Numbers This Holiday Season
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Miami-based Havana Air will be the first airline in the U.S. to offer online booking for flights to Cuba. The young carrier will start accepting reservations on the world wide web on Jan. 1, 2016.
A British Airways passenger was in the hospital after a heavy bag fell out of the overhead compartment and landed on his head. The passenger was on a Thailand-bound flight when the bag fell while the plane was on the tarmac. He has since been released by doctors and has continued on his way to Thailand.
South Korea's Jin Air has begun flights between Seoul and Hawaii. The service will compete with Korean Air, Asiana an Hawaiian Airlines on what has become a very busy route.
Thailand's travel industry has dodged a bullet. Thai Airways officially received EASA certification. This means that the Bangkok-based carrier can still fly to Europe. It currently has 11 destinations on the continent: London, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Brussels, Munich, Oslo, Paris, Stockholm, Zurich, Milan, and Rome.
National Airlines, based at Orlando Sanford International Airport, has begun international service to Windsor, Canada. The airline also operates a route to San Juan, Puerto Rico.
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