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

  • Eastern Air Lines comeback? – Remember Eastern Air Lines? The U.S. airline that was based in Miami and went defunct about two decades ago may be resurrected, sources say; an unrelated group bought the name and rights, so it will be the same airline in name only, but it may schedule charter flights by the end of this year. (Reuters)
  • Virgin Atlantic concierges don Google Glass – Some of the its concierges in the Upper Class lounge at London’s Heathrow Airport will use Google Glass to check in passengers, greet them by name, and even translate material for them. (USA Today)
  • US CBP set up first inbound checkpoint in Dubai – A new U.S. Customs and Border Protection checkpoint was opened in Abu Dhabi last month, followed by plans for one in Dubai soon; the checkpoints would handle all of the customs and documentations work of inbound US travelers, saving time and cutting lines Stateside. (Bloomberg)
  • Britain warns Scotland about repercussions of secession – As Britain tries to keep the U.K. intact while Scotland mulls over declaring independence from the 307-year-old union, British officials warn that Scotland will not be allowed to use the British pound currency. (Reuters)
  • Take a first look at the Dreamliner rival – Airbus recently showed off their A350 XWB at a Singapore airshow, a rival to the problem-plagued Boeing 787 Dreamliner. (CNN)
  • Paris may re-purpose abandoned Metro stations – One of the six people running for the title of mayor of France’s capital city is seeking votes by proposing to transform some of the Metro stations that are unused into unique public spaces. (DJ, previously)
  • Iconic JFK Terminal to get new life – The director of the authority that manages the large New York City gateway airport announced that the agency would be reopening the landmarked TWA Flight Center building, designed by Finnish architect Eero Saarinen, to the public. (Q Chron)

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