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Cathay Pacific plane makes an emergency landing in the middle of nowhere

No one likes emergency landings to happen to them neither the crew nor the passengers as it breaks your otherwise smooth journey into a not so expected detour which can sometime get unbearably painful. Still there are situations where you may end up landing at otherwise full-fledged airports or at times at airports with bare basics but rarely would it be a situation where you would end up landing an island that just houses an air force base. According to Bloomberg, a Cathay Pacific flight from Hong Kong to Los Angeles made an emergency landing at the Eareckson Air Station, Shemya Island which is about 1,500 miles off the coast of Alaska and is nearer to Russia than it is to the USA but being…

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Oxygen mask selfies and Boeing moving away from titanium in 787

If you are sane and in an emergency situation I am sure I for one wouldn’t be the one clicking selfies but it seems like some people aboard the United flight UA447 from Denver to Los Angeles seem to find clicking selfies as natural response to any emergency situation. Due to a medical emergency the pilot on the plane decided to divert the flight to the nearest airport and deployed oxygen masks as a safety measure, once the masks were deployed. The smartphones came out and lo and behold it was selfie time for some of them. You can read more about it here. Boeing 787 has proven to be quite a revolutionary plane due to use of various unique elements in its construction whether…

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Stay 2 nights at Trident properties for a chance to win 100,000 miles

Trident Hotels is running a promotion whereby you can stay for 2 consecutive nights at one of the participating properties and you can be eligible to win 100,000 miles. The offer is valid for check-ins between 22nd June and 31st August, 2015 and the list of the participating properties is as below: Trident, Bhubaneswar Trident, Chennai Trident, Gurgaon Trident, Hyderabad Trident, Bandra Kurla, Mumbai Trident, Nariman Point, Mumbai To avail the offer you need to join the Trident privilege program and book your qualifying stay. You can sign up for Trident Privilege here The airline programs that are partners for the transfer of 100,000 miles are as below: American Airlines AAdvantage® program Hawaiian Airlines® HawaiianMiles® United Mileage Plus® Virgin America Elevate Virgin Atlantic Flying Club…

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United plane makes a sudden turn back at the most unexpected stages of takeoff

There have been media reports stating that United flight UA83 from New Delhi to Newark had to make an unexpected turn back right when it was taxiing on its way to take off. Airport authorities seem to have requested for the plane to come back to the boarding to pick up two passengers who are reported to be denied entry into India. This strange sequence of events doesn’t come without its share of controversy, on one hand where Indian authorities are denying that they were the ones who requested the plane to turn back. United in other hand is staying mum about confirming any details although it acknowledges the incident. Flights bound to the USA undergo multiple level of security checks before takeoff post 9/11…

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Loyalty Program startup Topguest acquired by ezRez

Topguest, a San Francisco-based startup company providing loyalty and social network engagement products to travel companies has been acquired by ezRez which is a provider of provider of travel, loyalty and payment solutions and counts many big names as its customers. Topguest has been quite popular of late due to the fact that it enables members of leading travel loyalty programs, such as United MileagePlus, Continental One Pass, IHG Priority Club and Hilton HHonors, to earn reward points for geo-located check-ins via their mobile devices and its website by linking their accounts with Topguest service.  The utilizes the check-in feature of the social apps such as Facebook, Foursquare, Instagram and Twitter to help its subscribers earn miles and hotel points and receive exclusive offers and bonuses for simply…

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