Americans On No-Fly List Allowed To Learn To Fly
KKTV 11 News
Homeland Security officials say that U.S. citizens who are banned from flying on airplanes because they’re considered a terror threat are not prohibited from learning how to fly at the nation’s flight schools.
Attack on Israeli tourist bus in Bulgaria kills 7
San Francisco Chronicle
Israel vowed to strike back at Iran for a brazen daylight bombing Wednesday that killed at least seven people on a bus full of Israeli tourists in Bulgaria.
The bombing was the latest in a series of attacks attributed to Iran that have targeted Israelis and Jews overseas and threatened to escalate a shadow war between the two arch-enemies. Iran has denied involvement in the past but did not comment on Wednesday’s attack.
Skimpy bikinis, alcohol ban fears for Egyptian tourism
The beanbag chair decorated with pharaonic-era rulers that Waleed displays has found another use since passing business at this Egyptian Red Sea resort slowed to a trickle.
As five hours go by in the sticky afternoon heat without a customer, he stretches out on the bag himself and dozes off.
It’s been 17 months since a popular uprising unseated President Hosni Mubarak and tipped Egypt’s tourism industry into crisis.
Many in the industry fear it will never fully recover if the new Islamist president, Mohamed Mursi, bans the skimpy swimwear and alcoholic drinks that are standard items on beach holidays for many foreign tourists.
The battle over $33 flights to Hong Kong
Seattle Post Intelligencer
It was an airfare deal too good to be true: fly first class to Hong Kong for just 4 frequent flier miles and $33 in taxes.
Clearly, it was a computer glitch. But it’s also turning out to be the first major test of the Department of Transportation’s new consumer protection rules prohibiting airlines from “increasing the price after the consumer completes the purchase.”