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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:

  • NZ considering flag change – New Zealand will hold a referendum in 2016 as it considers whether or not to change the national flag. (BBC)
  • New WTC Observatory sets pricing – Though still a ways off from opening, One World Trade Center of New York City, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, has revealed what the observatory on its 100+ floors would probably look like, along with initial pricing of $32 when it accepts its first visitors in spring, 2015. (Curbed NY)
  • NYC bike share looks to expand – New York’s Citibike program plans to double in size by 2017, gaining territory into “Long Island City, northern Williamsburg, Greenpoint, and further into Bedford-Stuyvesant in Brooklyn.” (Skift)
  • Myanmar to get new $1.4bn airport – A consortium led by Singapore’s Yongnam Holdings Ltd. won a $1.4 billion contract to build the airport in Myanmar’s Yangon area. (Bloomberg)
  • UA to add NYC to Newcastle route – United Airlines will add a seasonal nonstop service from Newark, NJ to the English city of Newcastle in spring of 2015. (USA Today)

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