Dublin Starts Airport Expansion after Decade Delay: Airline Pulse News and Notes for April 8, 2016
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Tampa is optimistic about the prospect of getting service to Cuba this fall. Both JetBlue and Southwest have proposed two daily flights from Tampa to Havana.
The DOT has announced that it will fine airlines that do not pay valid compensation claims to passengers whose luggage is damaged. "Damage" will include damage to the bag itself, not just its contents.
Despite a hope that things would eventually return to normal, it looks like Russians will not be traveling to Egypt or Turkey this year. Russia’s tourism agency announced that air routes between the two countries would remain closed for the remainder of 2016.
An Air India pilot refused to take off because his favorite co-pilot was not assigned to the flight with him as he requested. The pilot had already resigned and was serving out his notice period. The airline eventually gave in and got the female co-pilot after the flight had been delayed for more than two hours. It is not clear if the pilot’s insistence on having that particular co-pilot was because of some sort of love affair, a stand on gender equality in the workplace or if he just wanted to stick it to the airline before quitting.
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