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Airline Pulse: News and Notes for Dec. 8, 2015

Airlines & Airports | Donald Wood | December 08, 2015

Airline Pulse: News and Notes for Dec. 8, 2015

Air New Zealand Offers ‘Airband’ for Kids Flying Alone
Sending an unaccompanied child on a flight can be a terrifying proposal for any parent, but Air New Zealand is changing the game with the new "Airband." The wrist bands are assigned to children flying alone and allow guardians to track their progress through the airport trip.

Smithsonian Opens ‘Art of the Airport Tower’ Exhibit
The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum staff photographer Carolyn J. Russo has released a book that consists of stylized images of airport control towers from 23 different countries.

China’s Budget Airlines Industry Growing
Budget airlines are a major part of the aviation industry today, and China is getting into the mix as the country’s Civil Aviation Administration continues to encourage people to take cheaper forms of transportation. Now, the airlines are adding new routes and new customers.


Singapore Airlines has shared a video of a man who created intricate miniature replicas of the company’s seating options out of manila folders. This is flat-out amazing.

After receiving an anonymous threat, an Air France flight traveling from San Francisco to Paris was forced to make an emergency landing in Canada Monday night.

Discount carrier Spirit Airlines claims it will be getting better in 2016, and Brian Sumers shows how the company plans to pull it off.

The new SkyPicker app claims it can save airline customers money by offering them fares from both full-service and discount airlines.


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