Airline Pulse: News and Notes for Jan. 18, 2016
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When it comes to pets, not all airlines have the same policies. Fees for flying with Fido vary from $50-$200, though some airlines simply treat pets as excess baggage and charge accordingly.
Turkish Airlines had to cancel more than 200 flights over the weekend as snow and high winds hit the two airports in Istanbul, Atatürk and Sabiha Gökçen
A flight from Honolulu to Maui was forced to make an emergency landing when the cargo-hold smoke alarm went off. The airline suspects that an e-cigarette in someone’s checked baggage was to blame. That could spell trouble for whoever packed the device; it is illegal to carry e-cigarettes in checked baggage because of the potential fire hazard.
Heavy snow is snarling airport traffic in Japan. Tokyo has seen several inches, but some areas in northern Honshu have had more than a foot of accumulation. JAL and ANA have already scrubbed dozens of flights at Aomori, Hamamaki and Sendai airports.
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