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A United Airlines Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

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

  • Questions abound as to the nature of MH370 – Last week, a Malaysian Airlines flight 370 went missing; now, with numerous countries offering resources to help determine the fate of the missing airliner, officials are still clueless as to the answer. (NYDN)
  • United to debut “stretch” Dreamliner – United Airlines will start flying its new 787-9 plane soon, a Dreamliner version that can hold between 250 – 290 passengers, 40 – 80 more than the standard Boeing 787-8. (USA Today)
  • Failed takeoff at Philly – US Airways flight 1702 had its nose gear collapse as it went down the runway; uninjured, they finally made it to their Florida destination. (MSN)
  • Oldest city in Costa Rica reopened for tourists – Guayabo, a city in Costa Rica that was populated between 1000 and 1400 AD, has been restored, and visitors are now allowed to explore it in its age-old grandeur. (Tico Times)
  • London City Airport to try for Mideast, Russia – London City, one of the UK capital’s smaller airports, is trying to get flights to Russia, Turkey, and the Middle East; new planes allow the airport to consider longer haul flights that formerly couldn’t handle its short runways. (Bloomberg)
  • United to allow fliers to stream to personal devices – United Airlines will soon debut a program which will allow passengers to stream anything on the inflight entertainment device to their Apple OS-powered personal devices. (USA Today)

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