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“Is this real life?”: Woman caught smoking mid-flight

Thank god for unruly passengers and the humble smartphone camera. Travel Weekly’s newsletters wouldn’t even be half as entertaining without them.

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FAA fines against misbehaving passengers reaches US$1 million

by Ali Coulton

The US aviation authority has clocked 3,889 reports of disruptive passengers in the past year, more than 20 times the number recorded prior to the pandemic.

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Flight attendant loses two teeth after passenger attack, as union calls for more protection

A cabin crew union in the US said incidences of passengers verbally and physically abusing staff has climbed since the pandemic began.

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Airline passenger faces $13,500 fine for blowing his nose on a blanket

While the FAA has won’t name the individual, the airline has confirmed that a famous rapper was banned from flying with them on the same day and on the same route.

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Plane passenger facing hefty fine over assault of flight attendant

The passenger allegedly ignored instructions from the flight attendant, started yelling expletives at her and other passengers, and then hit her in the face.

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Boeing to pay more than $3 billion in criminal conspiracy settlement

The US Department of Justice has agreed to a deferred prosecution agreement after the aircraft manufacturer was accused of concealing information about its troubled 737 MAX.

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Boeing confirms debris found in 737 MAX engines, as Qantas eyes cut-price deal

by Christian Fleetwood

Alan Joyce says Qantas’ “unmatched” safety reputation positions it to negotiate a discounted deal with Boeing for a new fleet of 737 MAXs when the jet is re-certified.

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Boeing: Judge orders pilots suing manufacturer over 737 MAX to reveal their names

by Christian Fleetwood

Pilots suing Boeing over lost wages have been given an ultimatum: reveal their names or withdraw the case.

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Aviation Wrap: JetBlue to go carbon-neutral, Alaska Airlines gets creative + MORE!

Plenty of pretty pictures, a healthy helping of flight deals and a few announcements of aeronautical success: what’s not to love about this week’s Aviation Wrap?

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Hairline cracks found in three Boeing 737 NGs, Qantas confirms

by Christian Fleetwood

More cracks have emerged on Qantas’ fleet. Find out what the airline had to say about them here.

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Virgin Australia bans MacBooks from checked luggage

by Christian Fleetwood

MacBooks have joined coconut meat, hedge trimmers and electro shock weapons on Virgin’s list of banned checked luggage items.

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Aussie airline to reroute London flights following United States’ Iran ban

by Ali Coulton

Meanwhile, Travel Weekly staff have had to reroute their path to the kitchen after the office dog left a nasty surprise on the rug.

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