Top 10 in Travel News: Week of July 30, 2014

jetBlueTHE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK:

  1. JetBlue weighs first-bag fee to boost revenue
  2. Air Algerie Plane Crashes En Route to Algiers
  3. TransAsia crash in Taiwan claims 48 lives, injures 10
  4. Delta Just Raised the Stakes in the In-Flight Entertainment Arms Race
  5. Costa Concordia wreck enters Genoa port for scrapping
  6. Virgin America files for U.S. IPO
  7. Family’s accident raises awareness of international insurance coverage
  8. TSA offering $15,000 for the best solution to speed up the Pre✓ queue
  9. Southwest Passenger Kicked Off Plane Because of a Tweet
  10. Two More Cruise Ships Cancel Israel Calls

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  1. This isn’t major travel news, unless you happen to be planning to fly into Mallorca, Spain, in the Balearic Islands in August (as I do), but baggage handlers at Mallorca’s Airport (PMI) plan to strike on nine days in August, its busiest tourism month. Hopefully, talks will prevent it from happening but my question is… How should I (and others) react to and plan for a potential strike? Will it help to not have a checked bag, or will the delays result from taking longer to load outgoing bags, thus delaying incoming flights? Thanks in advance for any tips! Here is the link: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/news/mallorca/item/121738-mallorcan-airport-baggage-strike-threat

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