Amsterdam Has a New Solution to Overtourism: Marry an Amsterdammer for a Day

Written by Jessica Puckett @ The Points Guy

Denizens of Amsterdam have made one thing clear: They are sick of hoards of disrespectful tourists. Overtourism has been wreaking havoc on the city. As a result, Amsterdam has banned tours of its famous Red Light District, removed one of its most famous photo ops, has closed the last of its iconic floating florists and …

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Officials Suspend All Avianca Brasil Flights Due to Safety Concerns

Written by Jessica Puckett @ The Points Guy

Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Agency has suspended all flights operated by airline Avianca Brasil due to safety concerns, the AP reports. The flight ban was announced on Friday afternoon, but it was not immediately clear what the specific safety issues were that grounded the carrier’s planes. Avianca Brasil licenses its name from the Colombian airline …

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Aer Lingus Will Help Uncover Your Irish Heritage With a Trip Around the ‘Motherland’

Written by Jessica Puckett @ The Points Guy

Have you always wanted to investigate your Irish roots? Related: The 7 Best Starter Credit Cards Well, Aer Lingus has the perfect vacation package for you. The Dublin-based carrier has hopped on the bandwagon of ancestry travel and released trip packages that explore the Emerald Isle and have a focus on helping vacationers discover their …

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American Airlines Files Lawsuit Against Its Mechanics, Accusing Them of 1,500 Flight Delays

Written by Jessica Puckett @ The Points Guy

American Airlines filed a lawsuit in federal court on Monday seeking an injunction against its mechanics’ unions. The court filing accuses the mechanics in the airline’s two mechanics’ unions, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) and Transport Workers Union (TWU), of intentionally slowing down work to delay American’s operations. “Unfortunately, the union …

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Alaska Airlines’ Annual Plane Full of Salmon Lands at Seattle-Tacoma Airport

Written by Jessica Puckett @ The Points Guy

Aviation geeks and seafood lovers: It’s that time of year again. Salmon season. The state of Alaska has begun exporting its famous wild Copper River salmon for the 2019 season, and on Friday, Alaska Airlines brought the first shipment of the delicacy to the Pacific Northwest — Seattle-Tacoma Airport to be exact. Alaska Airlines’ first …

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JetBlue Is Switching to Pepsi, Making It One of the Few Airlines Not to Serve Coke

Written by Jessica Puckett @ The Points Guy

JetBlue is breaking the traditional mold for airlines once again. This time, it’s not an affordable top-flight premium product that is setting the carrier apart, but rather its new inflight beverage provider: Pepsi. On Friday, the New York-based airline said it would be switching its inflight beverages from the industry-standard Coca-Cola products to Pepsi offerings. …

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Boeing Has Completed the Software Update for 737 MAX Planes

Written by Jessica Puckett @ The Points Guy

Boeing has completed the development of a software update for its imperiled 737 MAX jets, the plane manufacturer said in a release Thursday afternoon. Updating the 737 MAX’s software is a key step to the controversial plane returning to the skies following two deadly crashes. The software in question controls the MAX’s Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation …

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Passenger Helicopter Plunges Into Hudson River

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A passenger helicopter, which ferries flyers from Manhattan to New York City’s airports and to the Hamptons for the company BLADE, plunged into the Hudson River on Wednesday afternoon. The New York Fire Department confirmed that there were no passengers on board, only the pilot, who survived the incident. The helicopter is owned and operated …

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Boeing Didn’t Tell Airlines a 737 MAX Safety Feature Wasn’t Functional

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Boeing didn’t tell Southwest Airlines and other carriers that a key safety feature on its 737 MAX planes was not functional, a report in The Wall Street Journal says. Government and aviation officials told the Journal that the feature, called a “disagree alert,” was not operational on the planes. Southwest management and its pilots didn’t …

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