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Airlines Pulse: News and Notes for Dec. 26, 2015

Airlines & Airports | Michael Isenbek | December 26, 2015

Airlines Pulse: News and Notes for Dec. 26, 2015

Historically, when ordering beer on a domestic airline, it’s going to be a big name, and thoroughly generic. Not anymore. Craft beer has emerged in a big way on U.S. carriers, and such quirky offerings as Kona Longboard and Fat Tire Amber Ale are listed alongside Bud and Miller Lite. Click to find out which airlines boast the best brew menus.

Expect a drop in price for flights between the U.S. and Mexico in the near future. An air service treaty, signed by each country’s Transportation Minister, will allow for more competition in the marketplace. Click for more details.

You have to hand it to Airbus — its recent patent filings may be outlandish, but they provide much entertainment. TravelPulse’s Gabe Zaldivar has compiled the top five absurd patents submitted by the company this year. It is a land of bunk bed-style airline seating and Mach 4.5 commercial jets. Click for more.

In 2015, any safe travel reputation gains Egypt made were obliterated in the hail of bullets that slayed a group of Mexican tourists, and with the crash of a plane full of Russian vacationers. Now multiple countries have suspended flights to the nation, and in a bid to revive that safe reputation, Egypt is turning to third party experts to audit its airport security measures. Click for more details.

The Bahamas is watching the thawing U.S./Cuba relations closely, especially the ramp-up of commercial airline traffic between the two countries. The Caribbean nation has plans of its own for inter-island flights, which would be a big economic boost. Click for more details.


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