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News: Arabian Travel Market 2017: Caribbean Tourism Organisation boosts Emirates Holidays connection
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News: Arabian Travel Market 2017: Qatar Airways flies into Cardiff, Wales
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News: Arabian Travel Market 2017: Etihad reveal mobile exhibition unit
Breaking Travel News
Uber and France battle in court over whether company is a taxi service
Venture Beat • Reuters
United Ad Yanked From Tribeca After Mockery By Festival Attendees
The Wrap • Matt Pressberg
Are electric cars ready to stand on their own?
The Economic Times of India
Uber's secret Hell program violated drivers' privacy, class-action suit claims
The Guardian • Julia Carrie Wong
Aviation cop: 'Minimal but necessary force' was used to remove United passenger
Chicago Tribune • Gregory Pratt
US considers banning laptops on flights from UK airports
The Guardian • Chris Johnston
Police report says passenger fought with officers before he was pulled from United flight
Los Angeles Times
 
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News: Arabian Travel Market 2017: Caribbean Tourism Organisation boosts Emirates Holidays connection
Breaking Travel News
The Caribbean Tourism Organisation, the region’s tourism development agency, is seeking to strengthen its relationship with Emirates Holidays, the largest airline tour operator in the Middle East, as it seeks to broaden the Caribbean’s appeal in the Arabian Market. Meetings with the...
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Airline Industry
News: Arabian Travel Market 2017: Qatar Airways flies into Cardiff, Wales
Breaking Travel News
Qatar Airways is to launch a daily flight from Cardiff Airport to its hub in Doha, Qatar, in 2018. The new service will be the first regular direct long-haul flight linking Wales and south-west England to a major global hub in the...
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Airline Industry
News: Arabian Travel Market 2017: Etihad reveal mobile exhibition unit
Breaking Travel News
Etihad Airways has revealed it will launch the world’s first mobile exhibition unit at the Arabian Travel Market, the premium travel and tourism show in Middle East. The innovative mobile exhibition will provide delegates with a first-hand experience of its award-winning cabin...
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Green Transportation, Hedge Funds
Uber and France battle in court over whether company is a taxi service
Venture BeatReuters
Image Credit: Adam Fagen, Flickr (Reuters) — U.S. ride-hailing app Uber told Europe’s top court on Monday that it was a digital service, not a transport service, and that a French law clearly targeted online taxi services, in its latest European legal...
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Airline Industry, Media & Advertising
United Ad Yanked From Tribeca After Mockery By Festival Attendees
The WrapMatt Pressberg
Judging by reports of audience reactions, the funniest film at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival wasn’t even a film at all — it was a commercial for United Airlines’ new Polaris business class. And as a result, United decided to yank that...
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Auto Industry, Electric Vehicles
Are electric cars ready to stand on their own?
The Economic Times of India
NEW YORK: Edmunds, the car-research company, warned that the elimination of a $7,500 US tax credit is “likely to kill (the) US EV market.“ Edmunds pinned its argument on what happened in Georgia, a state that became an unlikely leader in electric...
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Green Transportation, Lyft Inc
Uber's secret Hell program violated drivers' privacy, class-action suit claims
The GuardianJulia Carrie Wong
Uber faced yet another challenge on Monday when a former Lyft driver filed a class-action lawsuit alleging that a secret program created by the ride-hailing giant to spy on its rival’s drivers violated federal and state privacy laws. The program, known internally...
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Airline Industry, Education
Aviation cop: 'Minimal but necessary force' was used to remove United passenger
Chicago TribuneGregory Pratt
This video posted on social media shows a passenger on an April 9, 2017, United Airlines flight from Chicago O'Hare International Airport to Louisville, Ky., being removed by security. (Jayse D. Anspach) A Chicago aviation police officer said "minimal but necessary force"...
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Airline Industry, Economic Policy
US considers banning laptops on flights from UK airports
The GuardianChris Johnston
The Trump administration is considering barring passengers flying to the US from UK airports from carrying laptops, sources have told the Guardian. The proposed ban would be similar to one already imposed on travellers from several Middle Eastern countries. British officials understand...
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Airline Industry, Economic Policy
Police report says passenger fought with officers before he was pulled from United flight
Los Angeles Times
The Chicago aviation officers who forcibly removed a passenger from a United Airlines flight filed reports saying the traveler was “aggressive” when responding to requests to give up his seat and flailed his arms while fighting with officers. The reports, released Monday...
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