You can now use WhatsApp to check-in for many Iberia flights

Written by Emily McNutt @ The Points Guy

Iberia is making it easier for passengers to check the status of and check-in to their flight. On Wednesday, the Spanish flag carrier announced that its passengers can now use popular messaging service WhatsApp to find out general information about their trip. The WhatsApp messaging functionality with Iberia will be able to tell passengers in …

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First look inside Air France’s Airbus A350

Written by Emily McNutt @ The Points Guy

On Friday, Air France became the latest carrier to take delivery of an Airbus A350-900. The carrier has 28 of the aircraft on order, which it expects to complete delivery of by the end of 2025. The exterior of the aircraft is painted in traditional Air France livery, though with some added elements. The carrier …

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Air France takes delivery of its first Airbus A350

Written by Emily McNutt @ The Points Guy

Air France has become the latest airline to take delivery of the Airbus A350. The carrier took delivery of its first A350-900 — the shorter of the two A350 variants — on Friday from the Airbus factory in Toulouse, France. That makes Air France the only airline in the world, together with Lufthansa, to have …

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Premium, upgraded: A review of Virgin Atlantic’s new Premium product on the A350

Written by Emily McNutt @ The Points Guy

The past two months have been busy ones for the commercial aviation industry in the UK. Earlier this summer, British Airways launched its first-ever A350 routes to Madrid before launching it on long-haul flights. Not to be outdone, crosstown competitor Virgin Atlantic soon thereafter began taking delivery of its own A350s. While its new Upper …

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Qantas Joins Growing List of Airlines That Ban 15-Inch MacBook Pros From Checked Luggage

Written by Emily McNutt @ The Points Guy

Qantas has joined the growing list of carriers that have banned passengers from checking 15-inch MacBook Pros in their luggage. The ban, which is effective immediately, follows Apple’s warning that the laptops  could overheat and catch fire. “Until further notice, all 15-inch Apple MacBook Pros must be carried in cabin baggage and switched off for …

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Hong Kong Airport Suspends Departures for Second Day Amid Growing Protests

Written by Emily McNutt @ The Points Guy

Hong Kong International Airport has cancelled all departing flights on Tuesday amid continued pro-democracy protests in its main terminal. The closure marks the second consecutive day in which the airport has been forced to suspend departing flight operations. The protests at HKG have entered their fifth day, and show no sign of slowing down. Following …

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