Delta Airlines Cabin
Taken from blog.Delta.com.

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

  • Delta airplane makes emergency landing in Madrid – A Delta flight, en route to New York City, experienced a hydraulics problem after taking off from Madrid and had to return to make an emergency landing. No one was injured. (NYT [link dead; removed])
  • Horrific train wreck within the New York city limits – On Sunday, a Metro-North commuter train derailed as it went around a bend going 82 mph in a curve with a 30 mph limit; 4 died and over 60 were injured in what looks like it will be deemed a speed-related crash. (NYDN)
  • Cylindrical tubes may begin taking jobs away from manned posts at airports – In the US, as a potential harbinger of what might await us regarding airport security, two northeastern airports have installed elevator-sized pods that automate the one-way flow of passengers from secure areas out into the airport upon exiting. (Skift)
  • EU and Turkey move closer to offering visa-free travel – The European Union and Turkey took further steps this week to offer Turkish citizens visa-free travel into and around the 28 member nations. (Reuters)
  • Thai Lion Air makes its maiden flight – This week, Thai Lion Air, a subsidiary of Indonesia’s Lion Group, took off on its maiden commercial flight from Bangkok’s Don Muang International Airport to the northern city of Chiang Mai. (Jakarta Post)

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