Photo Of Airline Passenger Reopens Debate About Oversized Passengers

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The image, posted on Flightglobal, is thought to be genuine

An image of an obese passenger squeezed into an economy airline seat has reopened a debate about how airlines deal with growing numbers of oversized passengers. The picture, posted on an aviation blog, was reportedly taken by a flight attendant to illustrate to airline managers the difficulty of dealing with passengers who cannot fit into seats.

 

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Clear Card Ceases Operations

 Clear Card Ceases Operations

Steve Brill’s Clear Card closes operations

The company which aimed to help registered users pass through airport security more quickly and with less hassle, will fold operations as of 2 a.m. on Tuesday.  The New York-based Verified Identity Pass, Inc. is the company which operates Registered Traveler programs under the brand name Clear.

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Ticketime – Boarding Pass and Wristwatch All in One

Ticketime - Boarding Pass and Wristwatch All in One

 Airline boarding passes designed to make you think they care about your time

The fringe of the ticket is made of electronic paper that could be torn off and worn as a wristwatch during the period of your travel. Before your departure, the airline company would preset the watch to the time zone of your destination. It is returned to the airline counter during your check-in upon your return flight, whilst still serving the purpose of a flight ticket.

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Dubai-Based Emirates Airlines First to Allow Cellphone Calls During Flights

 Dubai-Based Emirates Airlines First to Allow Cellphone Calls During Flights

Emirates said the first permitted mobile phone call was made on a flight between Dubai and Casablanca.

The aircraft, an Airbus A340, is fitted with a system which stops mobiles from interfering with a plane’s electronics.

Emirates plans to extend the system to more aircraft and later this year add BlackBerry and other data services.

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