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Stan Smith / June 29,2020

Greece holidays: TUI, easyJet, BA, Ryanair & Jet2 cancel all flights as ban extended

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TUI, easyJet, BA, Ryanair and Jet2 flights to Greece have all been axed. Any services due to operate to the country in the next two weeks have had to be cancelled after Greece extended its travel ban. Yesterday, Greek prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis confirmed that no flights from the UK will be allowed until 15 July.

The new rule applies to direct flights and it is not yet known whether those arriving indirectly from the UK will be prevented from entering.

The news has thrown flights due to fly to Greece into chaos.

All airlines operating flights up until July 15 have had to axe services.

TUI, easyJet, BA, Ryanair and Jet2 are among the carriers affected.

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Those customers whose flights have been cancelled will be contacted and provided options regarding a refund or transfer.

An easyJet spokeswoman told Express.co.uk: “Following yesterday’s announcement by the Greek authorities, we will being reviewing our flying schedule and any customers whose flights are required to be cancelled as a result of any restrictions will be notified and informed of their options which include a free of charge transfer, a voucher for the value of their booking or a refund.”

A TUI UK spokeswoman told Express.co.uk: “In accordance with updated advice from the Greek Government, our planned flights to Greece between 11-14 July won’t go ahead.

“When we announced our plans to re-start summer holidays, we always said they were subject to Government guidelines.

“We’ll continue to monitor these and update our holiday programme as needed.”

A BA spokeswoman said: “We recommend all customers check for the latest information on their flight at ba.com.”

Stan Smith / May 24,2020

Grounded Jet Airways Offers Aircraft For Repatriation Flights

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Grounded Jet Airways Offers Aircraft For Repatriation Flights

In an interesting turn, Jet Airways is offering its fleet to fly repatriation missions for India. The airline, in a statement, said it can provide two 777-300ERs for the missions, and up to four aircraft in total. Additionally, Jet Airways also clarified its current fleet size in a bid to gain approval to restart operations. Let’s find out more.

Grounded Jet Airways Offers Aircraft For Repatriation FlightsCould we see Jet’s 777s back in the sky soon? Photo: Pete Shirk via Wikimedia Commons

Where is Jet Airways now?

Jet Airways suspended operations in April last year and has since entered bankruptcy proceedings. The airline has also been looking for investors to potentially rescue the airline, although most big names have stayed away. Most of the carrier’s fleet has been repossessed by lessors, leaving the airline with a mere 12 aircraft, as confirmed in the statement.

Grounded Jet Airways Offers Aircraft For Repatriation FlightsLessors have repossessed most of Jet Airways’ narrowbody fleet. Photo: Aero Icarus via Flickr

Stan Smith / May 09,2020

6 Things to Consider Before Taking a Long Train Trip

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6 Things to Consider Before Taking a Long Train Trip

Traveling by train is a vacation on its own; a romantic getaway of some sort. You get to watch as the world outside passes by and explore horizons as you make new friends and enjoy leisure foods and snacks. With the right preparation, vacationing by train can be pretty sweet and epic. A train from New York to Portland, for example, gives you multiple nights in the wild, which can be exhilarating and educative especially if you have the right attitude.

Note that you will need to make a flight itinerary and hotel reservation if you are crossing borders as those documents are mandatory for visa application processes. What else do you need to know about vacation by train?

1. You will need a pillow and a blanket

Although seats on most trains in the developed world are reasonably comfortable, you cannot bank on them for a good night’s sleep. Most trains do not offer sleeper packs to passengers as airlines do, so you will need to carry your own small travel pillow and a fleece blanket. You can’t be sure how cold it will get at night.

Stan Smith / April 22,2020

The Hawaii Tourism Authority is now paying for visitors to leave

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Hawaii’s state agency that is dedicated to welcoming visitors to the state is temporarily helping those visitors leave.

The Hawaii Tourism Authority has set aside $25,000 for the costs of sending tourists away if they refuse to abide by the state’s 14-day quarantine.

The state said in a press release that outbound travel arrangements are being handled by the Visitor Aloha Society, a non-profit group that normally helps tourists in Hawaii deal with problems during their visit, such as theft or a medical emergency.

“The ability to return people quickly to their airports of origin during the coronavirus crisis greatly assists law enforcement’s ability to ensure the success of our statewide emergency measures,” Hawai’i State Attorney General Clare Connors said in a statement. “The fact scarce government funds do not need to be expended for these return trips also helps fulfill the mission of keeping Hawaii safe.”

Nineteen people have been flown back to their airports of origin since the beginning of the emergency.

In some cases, the violators have been prosecuted for misdemeanors and forced to pay a fine. The Visitor Aloha Society arranges for the travel back home, and pays for the ticket if the visitor can’t afford it.

Hawaii has reported at least 596 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 12 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Hawaii Gov. David Ige established a mandatory two-week self-quarantine for any out-of-state visitors and inter-island travelers on April 1.

Since then, officials have encouraged tourists not to travel to the state.

Stan Smith / April 16,2020

Believe You are actually A Pro In Flying Headsets? Take This Test Currently To Learn

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Aviation aviation headsets headsets are quite vital. This is particularly correct if you are a pilot. A headset is your lifeline to the air traffic control service tower, if you remain in a plane. It will definitely let you understand if the various other airplane facing you is visiting change course, or it is going to permit you to speak with the aviator to be sure that he does certainly not have an unexpected emergency and also requires aid.

Today the kinds of radios that captains require are extremely different coming from what they made use of to use and right now their broadcasts are actually kept an eye on to ensure that they can easily get the radio solution. However the main thing that flies carry out need to have in a radio system is actually the headset.

Pilot aviation headset headsets can be found in several shapes and sizes as well as they are all made use of for extremely different causes. First is the kind of headset that is made use of to speak to the high rise. There are three type of headsets: the ground-based sky traffic controller, the corrected radio, and the portable radio. It is feasible to listen closely to the broadcast by means of the headset.

There are actually lots of broadcast headsets available and they can be extremely expensive. The various other main sort of headset is actually the air travel headset. These are commonly utilized for lower than major functions. Airports have the air travel headsets, as well as they are actually usually utilized for speaking with the flies in the aircrafts that remove and also land at the airport terminal.

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