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Britain Latest to Ground Boeing 737 Max 8 Jets, while U.S. FAA Says They Remain Airworthy

Britain Latest to Ground Boeing 737 Max 8 Jets, while U.S. FAA Says They Remain Airworthy

The United Kingdom became the latest to ban all Boeing 737 Max aircraft from its airspace early Tuesday, two days after the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 en route from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to Nairobi, Kenya.
China on Monday was the first country with a large number of operators of the Max to halt its operation, a move that was followed by Singapore, Australia, and Malaysia.
Britain’s move …

Dozens of Flights Cancelled, Diverted After Pakistan Closes Airspace

Dozens of Flights Cancelled, Diverted After Pakistan Closes Airspace

Pakistan’s Civil Aviation Authority said Wednesday it had closed the country’s airspace to all commercial flights.
The move followed the shooting down of two Indian jets.
The country’s military said it had shot down two Indian aircraft that had crossed into Pakistan’s side of the disputed Kashmir region.
The conflict is forcing global airlines to cancel some flights and reroute others.
Pakistan Airlines cancelled all flights on Wednesday.
“As a precautionary measure, PIA flights may …

Travel Warning: What Happens on the First Day After a Hard Brexit?

Although the headlines of a possible Brexit delay only add more uncertainty to Britain’s exit from the European Union, it’s still possible that there will be a hard Brexit.
What will happen to those traveling to and from Britain in such an instance?
Here are seven things that EU citizens, UK citizens, and visitors from abroad need to keep in mind.
Flight Delay Compensation
The Flight Compensation Regulation 261/2004 is a regulation in EU …

Brexit Update: EU Leader Says There’s a ‘Special Place in Hell’ for Brexiters without a Plan

European Council President Donald Tusk said there would be “a special place in hell” for politicians who promoted Brexit without any plan as to how it would be delivered.
The comment serves to indicate just how strained Brexit negotiations had become.
In a tweet, Tusk said: “I’ve been wondering what that special place in hell looks like, for those who promoted #Brexit, without even a sketch of a plan how to carry …

53 Days Until Brexit. What Will Happen Then?

If there’s one thing the topic of Brexit has done, it has been in uniting the British people, not that there is a consensus by any means.
The British people are united in that practically everyone has a strong opinion about Brexit, be it in favor of staying in the European Union or exiting. Strong may, however, be an understatement. Practically everyone has an opinion on, for example, Prime …

U.K. Warns Citizens of Possible New Post-Brexit Travel Rules to EU

U.K. Warns Citizens of Possible New Post-Brexit Travel Rules to EU

The U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office is warning that citizens with fewer than 15 months remaining on their passports may not be able to travel to countries in the European Union.
The move could affect as many as 3.5 million citizens and their passports.
“In the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal, new rules will apply,” the agency said on a website that allows citizens to check their …

IHG’s Kimpton Hotels Plans 25 New Properties

IHG’s Kimpton Hotels Plans 25 New Properties

InterContinental Hotels Group said that it plans to open more than 25 new Kimpton hotels over the next half decade.
The Kimpton Da An hotel will open in Taipei, Taiwan, in the spring of this year, as will the Kimpton Charlotte Square in Edinburgh, Scotland. In 2020, the hotelier will open the Kimpton Kawana Bay resort in Grenada in the Caribbean, as well as the Kimpton Bali in Indonesia.
Other locations include …