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HOW COULD THS HAPPEN

Power outage brings Atlanta international airport to a standstill
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18 DEC 2017: A sudden power outage at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Sunday grounded more than a 1000 flights and stranded thousands of passengers during one of the busiest travel times of the year. While power has been restored the travel woes will linger for days. MORE

ISRAELI WORKERS STRIKE NATIONWIDE

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18 DEC 2017: Israel's national trade union on Sunday held a half-day nationwide strike to protest generic drugmaker Teva's decision to lay off a quarter of its workforce, snarling traffic and shuttering key services across the country. The work stoppage crippled the country's main international airport and seaports, closed banks and government offices and forced hospitals to scale back services to reduced-staff weekend levels. MORE

CALIFORNIA FIRES CONTINUE

Residents flee as flames threaten rich enclave
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18 DEC 2017: Firefighters trying to prevent one of the biggest fires in California's history from consuming homes in Santa Barbara and the nearby wealthy enclave of Montecito were hoping less powerful winds would help them after they managed to stop it from burning thousands of residences. MORE

THE SUIT STAYS

Court denies WestJet bid to toss harassment lawsuit
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18 DEC 2017: WestJet has lost a bid to throw out of court a proposed class-action lawsuit that accuses the company of failing to provide a harassment-free workplace for women. Former flight attendant Mandalena Lewis sued WestJet in the Supreme Court of British Columbia over allegations of gender-based discrimination, accusing her former employer of fostering a corporate culture that tolerates harassment against female employees.   MORE

RYANAIR PILOTS SUSPEND STRIKE

Now cabin crews seek recognition
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18 DEC 2017: Ryanair pilots have suspended a pre-Christmas one-day strike, according to the union which represents its Ireland-based pilots. Impact, union representing Ireland-based pilots, has agreed to meet the Ryanair's management and rescind strike action set for Wednesday MORE

NO TERRORISM

Man with knife at Amsterdam airport
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18 DEC 2017: A man was shot in the leg at Amsterdam's busy Schiphol Airport on Friday after he walked into a military police office and threatened staff with a knife, a spokesman for the military police said. Despite a brief evacuation of parts of the airport and an overabundance of armed uniforms, the incident was not being treated as an extremist attack.   MORE

THE COST OF BAD BEHAVIOUR

China Airlines to sue unruly passengers
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18 DEC 2017: China Airlines has blacklisted three unruly Japanese passengers have been blacklisted and they may face legal action by the airline. A CAL flight last week from Taiwan to Bangkok was forced to turn round back to Taoyuan International Airport after alleged drunken antics by the three.   MORE

WHERE NORTH IS SOUTH

By DERRICK BLOCH
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18 DEC 2017: The further North you go, the further South you go. It's a contradiction that's only true in Florida. Head north from Fort Lauderdale, Naples, Fort Myers and you end up in the Southern States, the Southern mindset, Southern cooking. North of Orlando and you're in chaw-spitting distance of hush puppies.   MORE

THE ANGEL'S SPIRIT

By MARGARET SWAINE
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18 DEC 2017: After the festivities are done this Christmas, I can think of nothing better than relaxing by a roaring fire with a book and a cognac in hand. Cognac, a prestigious French brandy, comes the region surrounding the medieval city of Cognac. Over the years I've seen the area develop from a sleepy hollow into a tourism destination offering much to the visitor. There's even more to come in 2018.   MORE
In case you missed yesterday (or last week)... here is a selection of recent stories:

FROM TOUCH DOWN TO TURNDOWN SERVICE

Transat to develop hotel chain
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15 DEC 2017: Transat plans to spend $750 million over the coming years to develop a hotel chain in Mexico and the Caribbean. It expects this decision will put the company in a strong position to face heightened competition from Canadian rivals. MORE

HOW CONSUMER PROTECTION WILL AFFECT THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY

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15 DEC 2017: Bill 166 has passed third reading in the Ontario legislature. The Strengthening Protection for Ontario Consumers Act, 2017, TICO says, will benefit consumers purchasing travel services and reduce burden for travel agents in Ontario. The amendments to the Travel Industry Act, 2002, will affect approximately 2,400 Ontario registered travel agents and travel wholesalers. MORE

RYANAIR TURNAROUND

Irish carrier will recognize pilots unions
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15 DEC 2017: In an effort to avoid its pilots striking next week, Ryanair has had a policy turnaround and has invited its pilots in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Italy, Spain and Portugal to talks with a view to recognizing unions. Previously the carrier maintained it was ignoring strike threats, and staying to its long held policy of not recognizing unions.   MORE

DRONE OPERATOR AT FAULT

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15 DEC 2017: A recreational drone operator was at fault in the first confirmed midair collision in the US between a drone and a manned aircraft, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday MORE

WE DONT WANT ANOTHER TITANIC

Yet drifting icebergs a real danger in N Atlantic
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15 DEC 2017: About 1,000 icebergs drifted into the North Atlantic shipping lanes this year, marking the fourth consecutive “extreme” ice season, US Coast Guard officials said Thursday. MORE

MORE VISITORS TO ALASKA

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15 DEC 2017:  Two cruise ships larger than ones Alaska residents are used to seeing will begin visiting the state this summer. CoastAlaska News reported Wednesday that the ‘megaships’ are part of a trend that's sending more tourists to Alaska by sea. MORE

CASH WITHDRAWAL

Theft of three ATM machines in Houston hotels
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15 DEC 2017: Police say masked men have stolen ATMs from the lobbies of three Marriot hotels in Houston this week. A group of four or five men stormed the lobby of the Marriott near George Bush Intercontinental Airport early Thursday, grabbed an ATM and fled in a vehicle. MORE

HELP YOURSELF

Man happens upon room full of cash
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15 DEC 2017: French police say a homeless man found a huge amount of cash last week at Paris' Charles de Gaulle Airport and was able to leave the complex with 300,000 euros ($450,000). MORE

FLIGHTING THE TREE

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15 DEC 2017: A pilot has traced a virtual Christmas tree over Germany on a test flight with an Airbus A380. Airbus spokesperson Heiko Stolzke told news agency dpa Thursday that the nearly 5 1/2-hour flight the previous day was “a standard internal Airbus test flight before the delivery of a new aircraft.” MORE

LYON PAINTS THE NIGHT WITH LIGHT

To celebrate its past and bright future
By WALLACE IMMEN
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15 DEC 2017: A towering Gothic cathedral that’s stood solidly on a square in Lyon for centuries has just come crashing down, only to be reassembled in brilliant abstract swirls of colour. Glowing birds swoop through the night sky. And a unicorn joins flying horses on a hillside that’s glittering with candles. MORE
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