If you’re itching to get your next Star Wars fix then Japanese carrier All Nippon Airways’ new Star Wars themed jets could be exactly the droids you’re looking for. ANA has already unveiled their 215-seater ‘R2D2’ jet, and have announced that more planes featuring beloved droids are on the way, including ‘BB-8’ and ‘C-3P0’ themed jets.
The jet was showcased at the Boeing Everett Factory near Seattle, and is scheduled to take to the skies on October 18, and the interior is complete with Star Wars themed napkins, cups, and headrest covers.
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Vocalist for The Human League, Joanne Catherall, was recently denied access to a Qantas airport lounge for wearing UGG boots.
Catherall posted about the incident on Twitter, stating that she had never had issues wearing the boots at other airlines’ lounges in the past.
“Apparently Ugg (Australia) Boots are deemed sleepwear by the lady working there [Melbourne Airport] although no problem in any of the other lounges so far,”
This just goes to show that the wrong dress code can get you banned from an airlines’ airport lounge, even if you’re a celebrity.
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If you fly on an Alaska Airlines, Virgin America or Horizon Air flight on December 15th, wearing an ugly Christmas sweater will get you into the coveted early boarding group.
The flight crew and attendants will also don their festive gear as part of the holiday promotion.
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United Airlines has become the first airline to offer their own dedicated apps for the smart devices Google Assistant and Fitbit. The new United app on Google Assistant lets customers use smart speakers like Google Home to stay up-to-date on their flight.
“Adding a United app to the Google Assistant and Fitbit Ionic allows us to meet our customers on devices they already know and love, while making it easier than ever to check flight status, check in, learn about MileagePlus account details and receive their boarding pass," Explained Praveen Sharma, vice president of digital products and analytics at United.
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The world’s first “all you can fly” airline, Surf Air, announced on Tuesday that it would accept payments for monthly membership and global flights in bitcoin and ethereum.
"Surf Air was built on the idea of disrupting and changing the way the world sources, purchases and accesses air travel so it only makes sense that we would be on the cutting edge of accepting new forms of payment such as bitcoin and ethereum," said CEO of Surf Air Europe Simon Talling-Smith.
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