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“British Airways A319-100”. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

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

  • US and Cuba may FINALLY normalize relations – The two countries have kept apart from each other for decades, but now Obama and Castro will begin to work on opening doors between the two. (Huff Po, link now dead)
  • Insane turbulence diverts AA flight – An American Airlines flight from Seoul to Dallas was diverted to Tokyo and five people hospitalized after the plane experienced severe turbulence over Japan. (MSN)
  • ICH acquires Kimpton – InterContinental Hotels Group has agreed to take over Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants in a deal valued at slightly under a half-billion USD. (Fortune)
  • Could BA take over Aer Lingus? – A stock surge was based primarily on rumors that British Airways may take over Aer Lingus. (Skift)
  • Etihad unveils new planes, uniforms – Etihad airways took to the fashion runway to show off their new flight attendant uniforms, as well as the new look of their A380 and 787. (USA Today)

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