Here are some of the relevant travel news headlines and stories from the previous week:

  • Lufthansa flight attendants strike again – Lufthansa FA’s walked off the job at three major German airports on Tuesday, stranding thousands of passengers, days after another strike at Frankfurt airport ended. (NYT via AP [link dead; removed])
  • Virgin Atlantic handing out $4,000 Swarovski eye masks – 5 limited-edition Swarovski jewel-studded eye masks will be hidden in 5 different Virgin Atlantic amenity kits on Sept. 6, 2012. The kits, part of a Virgin Atlantic promotion, are valued at about $4,000 each, and will belong to the passengers who find them first. (USA Today)
  • World’s first pizza museum opens in Philly –  Pizza Brain opened on Friday, a combination restaurant and the largest repository of pizza-related memorabilia, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. (USA Today)
  • First (and second) vegetarian McDonald’s to open at Indian holy sites – McDonald’s will open two of their restaurants serving all-vegetarian menus for the first time at two of India’s most-visited pilgrimage sites, the Golden Temple in Amritsar and at the base of the mountain shrine Vaishno Devi, in the village of Katra in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. (CNN Go)
  • London tops New York as world’s fashion capital – For the second year in a row, London bested New York City as the global fashion capital, even as thousands of designers, buyers, models, and fashionistas came to New York City for Fashion Week. London beat New York City, possibly thanks to the Olympics and Kate Middleton. NYC and London were followed by Barcelona, Paris and Madrid for the top 5 spots on the list, published annually by the Global Language Monitor. (Reuters)

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