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Airline Pulse: News and Notes for Dec. 3, 2015

Airlines & Airports | Donald Wood | December 03, 2015

Airline Pulse: News and Notes for Dec. 3, 2015

Laser Lights a Persistent Problem for Airplanes in Phoenix
In what has become a constant issue for the authorities in Phoenix, Arizona, green laser lights struck four separate aircraft Tuesday. FAA officials investigating the incidents called it a "non-stop" battle in the area.

Boeing Files Patent for New Business Class Design
Boeing has filed an application with the United States Patent Office that reveals one of the company’s wild new ideas that would entail 12 passengers forced to share one row in business class. As if planes weren’t already claustrophobia-inducing enough.

Etihad Airways Opens New Lounge at New York’s JFK Airport
Feel like relaxing in the lap of luxury before your international flight? Etihad Airways opened its new lounge at New York’s JFK Airport Wednesday, which features stylish furniture, floor-to-ceiling windows, bathroom showers and more for business and first-class passengers.

Tips and Advice for Retrieving Lost Items from Airport
Have you ever lost something at an airport or left an important item on an airplane? Yahoo has some stories, tips and advice to getting your things back while avoiding the typical drama and accompanying headaches.


Watch as an Airbus A320 attempts to lands at Manchester Airport in England during a storm, but is forced to abort and try it again.

Airline insider Brian Sumers has an in-depth look at the Vietnam Airlines Airbus A321’s Business Class.

As skiing season approaches, Alaska Airlines announced a new seasonal route between Los Angeles and Gunnison/Crested Butte, Colorado, that also features discounts at ski resorts.

A dog traveling with its owner to Mississippi was accidentally shipped to Hawaii by American Airlines. The pet is now on his way home.


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