Last updated: 12:24 PM ET, Mon November 30 2015

Airline Pulse: News and Notes for Nov. 30, 2015

Airlines & Airports | Donald Wood | November 30, 2015

Airline Pulse: News and Notes for Nov. 30, 2015

American Airlines Stops Accepting Argentine Pesos
Due to American Airlines’ inability to transfer Argentine pesos into United States dollars, the company has officially stopped taking the form of payment for tickets and services on its 27 flights a week to Argentina.

Sex Offender Gets Through Security with Woman’s Boarding Pass
A homeless, registered sex offender was arrested earlier this month after he made his way through a TSA security checkpoint at Salt Lake City International Airport with a boarding pass that belonged to a female passenger.

First Boeing 757 Lands in Antarctica
Loftleider Icelandic Airlines landed the first Boeing 757 commercial plane at Union Glacier, Antarctica, Thursday. The test was part of larger project that could feature more planes making the same journey.

Turkish Flight Makes Emergency Landing Due to Stray Cell Phone
Turkish Airlines Flight TK1617 was forced to make an emergency landing at a German airport in Nuremberg after crew members found an unclaimed cell phone in the cabin of the plane carrying 124 passengers.



A recent survey suggests that airlines all over the world have been changing their flight times for nearly 20 years in order to meet their arrival schedule.

The New York Times takes an in-depth look at loyalty programs and whether travelers should be loyal to the top airlines and hotel companies.

According to a report, airline food is steadily improving as companies continue to align themselves with renowned chefs and use fresh ingredients.

After several scary incidents over the last year of planes being damaged after running into birds, Brian Sumers spoke to an expert to reassure passengers everything would be alright.


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