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Passenger plane skids off runway and gets stuck on cliff edge in Turkey  

A passenger plane skidded off a runway and was left stuck precariously on the side of a cliff in northeast Turkey last night. All 162 passengers and crew on board the Pegasus Airlines' Boeing 737-800 miraculously escaped, with no serious injuries reported, following the incident at Trabzon Airport, on Turkey’s Black Sea coast. Authorities are yet to establish what led to the budget airline plane veering off of the runway shortly after landing, with unverified reports suggesting the incident...
Tags: News, Turkey, Black Sea, Boeing, Istanbul, Turkish Airlines, Ankara, Pegasus Airlines, Trabzon, DHA Depo Photos, Trabzon Airport, Yucel Yavuz, AP Another, Fatma Gördü, Anadolu Emergency, Anadolu Agency Getty Another

Chick-fil-A Proves It Can Do 'Viral' Video Too

Chick-fil-A takes an unaccustomed spot on our Viral Video Chart for the most recent week, shouldering its way among the usual tech giants and semi-regulars like Shell and Turkish Airlines with a Christmas campaign.As always, the chart includes both organic views, where consumers sought to watch a video, and views for paid advertising..mfp-fade.mfp-bg { Continue reading at
Tags: Advertising, Shell, Turkish Airlines

Turkish Airlines refuses to check-in passenger with HIV 'in case he's infectious'

Exclusive: Airline staff said he needed a letter to prove he 'didn't pose a risk to other passengers' [Author: Helen Coffey]
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Slovenia Budget Travel Guide: A European gem at a lower price

Slovenia has all of the appeal of its neighbors Italy, Switzerland, and Austria but for a much lower price tag. It’s packed with equal parts natural treasures — think snow-capped mountains, alpine lakes, and unreal underground caverns — and cobblestone streets and castles in charming towns and villages like the capital city Ljubljana. Use this Slovenia budget travel guide, so you can visit without breaking the bank. More budget tips for Europe: • 5 Cheapo alternative destinations in Europe • Air...
Tags: Travel, Europe, London, US, Austria, Other, Slovenia, Venice, Madrid, Istanbul, Maribor, Ljubljana, Turkish Airlines, American Airlines, Belgrade, Old Town

Weekly Roundup, Friday 8 December, 2017

The Elefull 10,000 mAh battery pack – my pick of the 18 tested.  See summary story below. Good morning As is always the case, a typical rush to get ready for the 2017 Travel Insider Christmas Cruise saw some projects failed to complete.  But I don’t feel too abjectly guilty at not completing the external battery pack project though, because I have been nonstop continuing to test batteries all the last week. The results have often been so astonishingly bad that I’ve been trying all different typ...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Japan, Congress, California, Russia, Miscellaneous, Cars, US, Los Angeles, Newsletter, Tech

Weekly Roundup, Friday 1 December, 2017

Amadeo’s senior executives celebrating their A380 order back in 2013.  See story, below. Good morning For the last week I’ve been testing portable battery packs.  I’ve got 18 different units (all of which I’ve paid full price for – this is what your annual support of The Travel Insider helps fund), ranging in capacity from 1500 mAh to 26,600 mAh, and have been compiling data on 35 different attributes for each unit, including running multiple charge and discharge tests in a variety of different...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Japan, Mexico, France, China, Miscellaneous, US, Newsletter, Tesla, David, Thailand, Current Affairs, Leahy, Airbnb, Airbus

Needless Panic Over a Wi-FI Network Name

A Turkish Airlines flight made an emergency landing because someone named his wireless network (presumably from his smartphone) "bomb on board." In 2006, I wrote an essay titled "Refuse to be Terrorized." (I am also reminded of my 2007 essay, "The War on the Unexpected." A decade later, it seems that the frequency of incidents like the one above is less, although not zero. Progress, I suppose. [Author: Bruce Schneier]
Tags: Air Travel, Wi-fi, Wireless, Turkish Airlines, Bruce Schneier, Overreactions, War On The Unexpected

Flight Diverts When Passenger Names Their Wifi Network “Bomb On Board”

If you’re on a plane, though, you need to turn off your wireless transmitting devices (use airplane mode) once the door closes, and not name your network "ISIS" or "al Qaeda". A Turkish Airlines flight from Nairobi to Istanbul today when a passenger had a wifi network on called "bomb on board". Continue reading Flight Diverts When Passenger Names Their Wifi Network “Bomb On Board”...
Tags: Travel, Isis, Advice, Istanbul, Turkish Airlines, Nairobi

Asshole Causes Emergency Landing After Naming Wi-Fi Network 'Bomb On Board'

While it’s magnificent that you can connect to the internet while you’re soaring in a metal tube miles above ground, there are still shitheads who are going to use this modern wonder for evil. Most recently, a passenger aboard a flight from Nairobi to Istanbul created a Wi-Fi hotspot and named the network “bomb on…Read more...
Tags: Science, Istanbul, Turkish Airlines, Nairobi, Airline Security, Turkish Airlines Flight, Wifi Network, Wi Fi Network Bomb On Board

'Bomb on Board' Wi-Fi Network Causes Turkish Airlines Flight To Be Diverted

A Turkish Airlines flight from Nairobi to Istanbul was diverted after the detection of a wi-fi network called "bomb on board" that alarmed the passengers, the airline said on Thursday. From a report: In a statement, Turkish Airlines said the flight made an emergency landing at the Khartoum airport in Sudan, but the flight was safely resumed after security inspections on all passengers and the aircraft. Individuals can create personal wi-fi networks on devices such as mobile phones and name them ...
Tags: Tech, Sudan, Istanbul, Turkish Airlines, Nairobi, Khartoum, Board Wi Fi Network Causes Turkish Airlines

Amazing Business Class Fares US-Europe From $1230 Roundtrip

Turkish Airlines is selling Atlanta - Europe roundtrips from $1230, and they're available most days that flies -- Turkish Atlanta service is 5 days a week. Here's Atlanta - Berlin for just $1230 roundtrip, which is incredible. You can credit the miles to United's MileagePlus if you wish (you'll earn 100% of flown miles). Continue reading Amazing Business Class Fares US-Europe From $1230 Roundtrip...
Tags: Travel, Advice, US, Atlanta, United, Turkish Airlines, Atlanta Europe, Atlanta Berlin

476 Synergy Aircraft

The founder and CEO of Synergy Aircraft describes the unique personal airplane he is developing. In the news, we look at airliner nose strikes, new security measures at airports worldwide, the credibility of United Airlines top management, the A330neo maiden flight, and the passing of aviation journalist Ben Sandilands. Guest John McGinnis is founder and CEO of Synergy Aircraft LLC, a seed-stage company developing a quiet, roomy, fuel-efficient aircraft using advanced aeronautical and manufac...
Tags: Minneapolis, Australia, Singapore, Oklahoma City Thunder, Delta Airlines, Chicago, Malaysia, Paris, Delta, Sia, Aviation, Airbus, John, Boeing, United, Airport Security

Slovenia: A budget travel guide to Ljubljana

A college town at heart, Ljubljana is a small capital packed with all of the amenities and little of the expense of similar cities around Europe. It boasts a particularly charming old town, not to mention a castle with its own vineyards in a forested park just a short walk from the center. Food, drink and hotels are all cheap, English is widely spoken, and locals are friendly and eager to help. What’s not to love?! Plan your stay with the help of our Ljubljana budget travel guide. More tips for ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, US, Hungary, Delta, Slovenia, Venice, Verona, Istanbul, Ljubljana, Turkish Airlines, Air France, Old Town, Dailycheapo, Sarajevo, Free Things To Do

Bishkek Fact & Fiction: What You Should Know About Kyrgyzstan’s Capital

Writing about my experiences in Kyrgyzstan has been an intellectual challenge I’ve enjoyed. It’s a challenge because I had to start with the supposition that 1) most people know nothing about Kyrgyzstan and 2) most people don’t have Kyrgyzstan on their travel to-do lists. I say this not to judge, but because it also describes me perfectly until just a few months ago. Like many other writers, bloggers and photographers, I was approached by USAID to participate in a very unique project. The goal ...
Tags: Travel, Silk Road, Europe, China, Turkey, Iran, United States, Washington Dc, Kyrgyzstan, Usaid, Destinations, Turkish Airlines, Central Asia, Bishkek, Karakol, OSH

Travel Alert: Turkey and the United States Suspend Visa Services to Citizens of Each Country

If you are American and have plans to travel to Turkey in the near future — or if you are Turkish and have plans to travel to the United States in the near future — you are most likely out of luck and will be forced to indefinitely postpone your travel plans. The arrest of Metin Topuz — a liaison officer of the United States Consulate General who was accused of charges of attempting to disrupt constitutional order; espionage; and attempting to eradicate the Turkish government by allegedly assist...
Tags: Travel, Turkey, United States, Airlines, Turkish Airlines, News And Weather, Tayyip Erdogan, Fethullah Gülen, Metin Topuz

Boeing Lands $11 Billion 787 Deal From Resurgent Turkish Air - Bloomberg

Boeing Lands $11 Billion 787 Deal From Resurgent Turkish Air - Bloomberg:"Turkish Airlines said it intends to purchase 40 of Boeing Co.’s 787-9 Dreamliners, a long-awaited deal that signals the carrier’s rebound following a terrorist attack on its Istanbul hub last year.When finalized, the order would be valued at almost $11 billion before the customary discounts for large aircraft purchases. The pact, unveiled during a brief signing ceremony in New York late Thursday, came after years of market...
Tags: Travel, New York, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Boeing, Istanbul, Turkish Airlines, Boeing Co, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Air Bloomberg

Olympic podium: Rose, Stenson and Kuchar set for Turkish Airlines Open

ANTALYA, TURKEY - NOVEMBER 06:  Thorbjorn Olesen of Denmark poses with the trophy following his victory in the Turkish Airlines Open at the Regnum Carya Golf & Spa Resort on November 6, 2016 in Antalya, Turkey.  Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images The Turkish Airlines Open will boast all three of last year’s Olympic medallists, with Justin Rose, Henrik Stenson and Matt Kuchar ...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Sport, Turkey, Golf, European Tour, Dubai, Denmark, Rio, Turkish Airlines, Rose, Justin, Henrik, Antalya, Antalya Turkey, Stenson

Turkish plane evacuated in Germany after telephone threat

BERLIN (AP) — A Turkish Airlines plane that was taxiing toward takeoff at Cologne-Bonn airport was called back and its passengers evacuated after someone made a telephone threat against the flight. German federal police said officials who received the call to the airport Thursday morning decided to order the aircraft searched. The plane was sent […]
Tags: News, Germany, Berlin, Ap, Turkish Airlines, Cologne Bonn, Nation & World

Turkish Airlines pilot refuses to fly failed Kent asylum seeker

Samim Bigzad, who entered the UK illegally, is at a removal centre after the pilot refused to fly him.
Tags: UK, News, Turkish Airlines, Samim Bigzad

Kyrgyzstan Tourism: What to Know About Traveling to Kyrgyzstan

I understand that Kyrgyzstan may not be on as many people’s travel bucket lists as, let’s say, Paris or Bora Bora. But, believe it or not, the stock of this Central Asia country is rising quickly and thanks to a massive effort to develop the Kyrgyzstan tourism industry, it’s never been easier to explore than it is today. That being said, there may be aspects of traveling to and around Kyrgyzstan that confuse or intimidate the would-be visitor, so today I thought I would try to address some of t...
Tags: Travel, Silk Road, Asia, China, Georgia, Turkey, Iran, United States, Washington Dc, Paris, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Usaid, Destinations

List of airlines that offer free transit hotel

Free transit hotel can be of great convenience to travelers with long layovers, especially if they don’t have access to airline lounges. As an airline service, it is also the least advertised perk. Before you jump the gun in excitement, free transit hotel offered by airlines come under strict terms and conditions (no surprise there). The list below is by no means comprehensive or complete, I have compiled them based on personal/shared experiences and some research. Airlines that offer free tran...
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, Airports, Hotels, China, Singapore, Air Canada, EK, Portugal, Dubai, Airlines, Abu Dhabi, Hangzhou, Doha, Matthew, General Travel

Kyrgyzstan in 6 Steps: Experiences That May Surprise You

Central Asia is not a place you normally hear people talk about visiting. That’s just one of many reasons why I was so excited for my own trek around the country; to discover places totally new to me. As it turns out, countries like Kyrgyzstan are quickly making their way onto the travel lists of people from around the world, and with good reason. As I learned on my trip to the country, there is so much to see and do that it would take months to enjoy all of it. I think though that I managed to...
Tags: Travel, Silk Road, China, Turkey, Iran, Austria, United States, Washington Dc, Kyrgyzstan, Usaid, Destinations, Turkish Airlines, Central Asia, Bishkek, American Southwest, Karakol

Airline Alliances: Why they Still Matter

Last week, Lucky from OMAAT mentioned how he believed that airline alliances were dying. Although I don’t dispute the fact that they aren’t in the best shape they have been, I still see great value from them. For many consumers, airline alliances provide a very extensive value to each member’s’ mileage currency, allows for seamless connectivity, and makes elite status more valuable. Airline Alliances ( Which are the airline alliances? There are three major airline alliances. ...
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4 Ways Turkish Airlines Sets Itself Apart

Certain airlines are just better than others. It’s a fact and I can give dozens of examples comparing and contrasting a variety of airline experiences around the world. That means, as a traveler, there are certain airlines I just enjoy flying more than others and now after several flights with them, I can without a doubt say that Turkish Airlines is near the top of that list. Last year I flew them from Washington to Mt. Kilimanjaro Airport in Tanzania and back, all in business class and each fl...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Washington, Turkey, Washington Dc, Tanzania, Istanbul, Turkish Airlines, Planes Trains Ships, Airlines & Flying, Bishkek, Dulles, Istanbul Ataturk Airport, Bishkek Kyrgyzstan, Mt Kilimanjaro Airport, Washington Dulles airport

Electronics Ban No Longer Applies to These Five Airlines — But…

The “aviation security enhancements” — which is known more popularly and appropriately as an electronics ban — became effective on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 with which all personal electronic devices larger than a mobile telephone were required to be placed and secured in checked baggage at ten airports from which flights depart for the United States, as they were no longer permitted in carry-on luggage or other accessible property in any passenger cabin aboard airplanes on the affected flights. A...
Tags: Travel, United States, Emirates, Turkish Airlines, Safety And Security, Qatar Airways, Etihad Airways, Royal Jordanian Airlines

Qatar Airways Joins Etihad, Emirates In Getting Off US Laptop Ban List

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar Airways joined two other major long-haul Gulf carriers on Thursday in getting off a U.S. ban on laptops and large electronics in airplane cabins, despite facing logistical challenges amid the country’s diplomatic dispute with several Arab nations. Doha-based Qatar Airways, Abu Dhabi-based Etihad, Dubai-based Emirates and Istanbul-based Turkish Airlines all have put security procedures in place to satisfy American authorities. U.S. officials instituted the...
Tags: England, London, News, Islamic State, US, America, Qatar, Ap, Middle East, United Nations, Emirates, United Arab Emirates, Muslim, Somalia, Abu Dhabi, Etihad

The Electronics Ban Has Been Lifted For The Middle East Big 3 And Turkish Airlines

Related posts: -Can Anyone Explain The New Travel Electronics Ban To Me? -My Experience With The #ElectronicsBan -Is The Electronics Ban Grounds To Cancel A Ticket Without A Fee? -The Expanded Electronics Ban Is On Hold…For Now The Electronics Ban Has Been Lifted On Flights From Abu Dhabi To The US You can now bring […]
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Bringing 19 Guests into a Lounge With One Priority Pass Card

With so many premium credit cards now bundling Priority Pass membership, the number of people with airport lounge access has exploded. Only about 5% of the 1000 or so participating Priority Pass lounges are located in the U.S. but an outsized percentage of members are U.S. based. That's meant crowding in a handful of high demand locations, and even Priority Pass members turned away at peak times from places like the Alaska Airlines Lounge in Seattle and the Turkish Airlines lounge at Dulles. Co...
Tags: Travel, Advice, Seattle, Turkish Airlines, Dulles, Alaska Airlines Lounge

U.S. lifts its laptop ban on Emirates, Qatar, Turkish inbound flights

Those flying from Doha, Dubai, or Istanbul to the United States will no longer need to check their laptops and tablets in their luggage. Emirates, Qatar, and Turkish confirmed that the U.S. laptop ban has been lifted. The post U.S. lifts its laptop ban on Emirates, Qatar, Turkish inbound flights appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Travel, Trends, United States, Emirates, Computing, Istanbul, Turkish Airlines, Emirates Qatar, U.S, Laptop Ban, Doha Dubai

Dubai's Emirates, Turkish Airlines Exempt From US Laptop Ban List

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Emirates and Turkish Airways said on Wednesday they have also been exempted from a U.S. ban on laptops in airplane cabins, joining Etihad in satisfying American security concerns that had cut into the long-haul carriers’ business. It remains unclear how the airlines addressed fears that the Islamic State or other militant groups might smuggle explosives in electronic devices. But in Turkey, authorities now use CT scanners to take cross-section images of passeng...
Tags: London, News, Washington, White House, Islamic State, US, America, Turkey, Ap, United States, Middle East, Emirates, Dubai, Muslim, Homeland Security, Tsa