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Delta to Open Sky Club Lounge at Tokyo Haneda Airport

Delta to Open Sky Club Lounge at Tokyo Haneda Airport

Delta Air Lines announced plans to open a Sky Club lounge at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport.
The 9,000-square-foot (836-square-meter) lounge will treat travelers to a variety of Japanese and international food offerings including what the airline terms “healthy options.”
The lounge will also feature a bar with a variety of cocktails and wine selected by Delta’s Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson.
Other amenities will include shower suites, Wi-Fi, and power outlets at most every seat.
Delta …

Southwest to Accept Apple Pay for Tickets, Meals, and Fees

Southwest to Accept Apple Pay for Tickets, Meals, and Fees

Southwest Airlines announced the addition of Apple Pay support in its iOS mobile app.
The move allows travelers to pay for tickets, in-flight meals, baggage fees, and other ancillary services using Apple’s mobile wallet.  More importantly, it allows travelers to conduct transactions without having to store their payment details such as credit card numbers in a commercial database.
“Providing modern digital payment solutions to our customers is critical,” said Christopher Priebe, who …

Monday Is Labor Day: Here’s What’s Open and What’s Closed

Monday is Labor Day in the United States, a holiday that honors the labor movement in the United States and marks the meteorological end of summer.
Trade unions first proposed a holiday that recognizes the contribution that workers have made to the prosperity and well being of the country. Oregon was the first state to recognize the holiday, in 1887, and, by the time it became a federal holiday, 30 states had …

How to Take Better Travel Photos

Today’s smartphones come with excellent digital cameras yet many travelers lament the poor photos they end up with after a trip. The truth is, it isn’t the camera as much as the photographer behind it, but that can easily be corrected.
Here are four essential photographic techniques and tips that will ultimately surprise and delight you with the results.
1.)       Rule of Thirds.  The simplest way to explain the Rule of Thirds …

FAA Bans Recalled Apple MacBook Pros from Flights

FAA Bans Recalled Apple MacBook Pros from Flights

The Federal Aviation Administration said it was banning select Apple MacBook Pro laptop computers from flights following the announcement of a recall of these computers by Apple.
Apple said that some 2015 MacBook Pros with Retina display posed a fire risk due to an issue with the computers’ lithium-ion batteries.
The agency said it was “aware of the recalled batteries that are used in some Apple MacBook Pro laptops,” saying it had …

Hong Kong Airport Suspends Departures for Second Day in a Row

Hong Kong Airport Suspends Departures for Second Day in a Row

Hong Kong International Airport cancelled over half of all departing and arriving flights for the second day in a row as anti-government protestors continued to occupy the airport and disrupt operations.
After the protestors began to block departing passengers from their gates using luggage carts, the airport shut down operations and asked passengers to leave.
Airlines were forced to cancel 186 arrivals and 221 departures on Tuesday, and 159 flights that did …

Union Suspends Tuesday’s Strike at London’s Heathrow Airport

Union Suspends Tuesday’s Strike at London’s Heathrow Airport

The planned strike scheduled to take place Tuesday has been cancelled, the union representing over 4,000 workers including security officers, firefighters, and engineers at London’s Heathrow Airport announced.
“Tuesday’s #HeathrowStrike suspended as workers vote on improved pay offer,” the union said in a tweet.
The workers had planed to walk out on both Monday and Tuesday in a dispute over wages, but the union said that it has reached an improved salary …