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11-Year-Old Boy Runs Off, Hops Flight From London to Rome

It’s not that uncommon to see children flying by themselves. But an 11-year-old English boy took that concept to a whole new level this week.

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What Airlines Serve Alcohol — For Free?

There is nothing quite like being catapulted 40,000 feet into the air and feeling the effects of a high pressure, high altitude beer buzz while being shuttled at top speed across the great American skies.

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Skip the Meal — Needles Found in Delta Air Lines In-Flight Food

Imagine being on a transcontinental flight and getting ready to tuck into a turkey sandwich only to find a sewing needle. That’s quite the unwanted condiment.

Unfortunately, it was a reality for some unlucky passengers.

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New Airport Body Scanners Could Reveal More About You Than You Realize

If you think airport security screenings are already too invasive, you probably won’t like this.

Within the next couple of years, the Department of Homeland Security will begin using laser-based molecular scanners at airports and border crossings. And what they reveal could surprise you.

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Many Americans Will Cut Back on Vacation Spending This Year — Dollars and Sense

While travelers globally say they’ll spend more money on vacations this year than they did in 2011, the story is a bit different in the US — here, many people will actually shell out less.

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British Airways Going to Extremes to Let Flight Attendants Find Your Personal Information — Is It Fair?

How would you feel if you found out that an airline was using the Internet to track down photographs and personal information about you before you even boarded the flight?

Surprise — it’s happening.

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State Police Celebrate 35 Years of Operation C.A.R.E.

This Fourth of July, the Michigan State Police (MSP) is again reminding motorists to make safety a priority during their holiday travel. For the 35th consecutive year, MSP troopers are joining other state police and highway patrol agencies in the international traffic safety initiative, Operation C

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Gleason Praises Pure Michigan Decision to Use Michigan Printer

State Senator John Gleason (D-Flushing) is pleased that the Pure Michigan travel magazine will be printed by a Michigan-based company. While the Iowa company Meredith/Midwest Living was awarded the contract to publish the magazine once again, a new stipulation in their contract will require them to use a Michigan printer

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Airline Passenger Forced to Sit Next to a Corpse, Has Trouble Getting a Refund – Is It Fair?

The next time someone dies sitting next to you on a commercial flight, you might receive a partial refund. Key word, “might.”

According to a report in a Swedish newspaper, a woman was forced to sit next to a dead man aboard a Kenya Airways flight after the he allegedly died shortly after take off.

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JetBlue Reigns Supreme in Airline Consumer Satisfaction Index

Move over, Southwest Airlines — your 20-year reign at the top of the American Customer Satisfaction Index is over. So who’s the new champ? None other than JetBlue.

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