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6/26/2017

Air Canada's inaugural flight connecting Montreal and Tel Aviv included Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai among its passengers. Air Canada has offered flights connecting Toronto and Tel Aviv for the past two decades.

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6/26/2017

Indonesia's island of Java is less popular with tourists than neighboring Bali, but the island boasts some exciting gems. Travelers can wander near the smoldering volcano Mount Bromo, tour Borobudur, the world's largest Buddhist monument; and learn about Java's volcanic history at the Merapi Museum Center.

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6/26/2017

Staying within your comfort zone could stifle your potential and prevent you from taking healthy risks, Richard Earls writes. Challenge yourself and look for ways to progress, instead of letting yourself get stuck in a comfortable situation.

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Richard Earls
6/26/2017

An agency's GDS contract may demand that agents process a minimum of 90% of their GDS bookings via that system or face a penalty. But if agents are pushed to use an alternative system, they should check the precise wording of the contract's 90% clause to see if they will face a fine.

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Mark Pestronk
6/26/2017

When the first total solar eclipse since 1918 comes to North America on Aug. 21, Alaska Airlines will charter a special flight for select astronomy enthusiasts to get a rare view from 35,000 feet.

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KIRO-TV (Seattle)
6/26/2017

Boeing fielded a record 361 firm orders and commitments for the 737 Max 10 during the week of the Paris Air Show. Industry watchers say the overall numbers from the show are encouraging.

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6/26/2017

The House and Senate are considering bills to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration, with the House version calling for a spinoff of air traffic control from the FAA. The Senate version so far does not include ATC language.

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Air Transport World
6/26/2017

A program by JetBlue Airways and Random House Children's Books is installing vending machines that dispense children's books for free in Broward County, Fla. The program will give away 100,000 books, including bilingual Spanish and English books.

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6/26/2017

American Airlines has created a garden to serve as a way station for butterflies at its facility in Tulsa, Okla. "I expect a lot of our employees are going to really enjoy the garden," said spokeswoman Linda Brock.

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6/26/2017

JetBlue Airways workers at John F. Kennedy International Airport are setting time aside to work on the company's farm inside the airport. "The amount of people wanting to come has spiked, and people are even planning their workdays around stopping by," said JetBlue spokeswoman Tamara Young.

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New York Post