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Amsterdam’s Schiphol compensating air travelers hit by chaos

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport has launched a compensation program for travelers who missed their flights because of lengthy delays that have plagued the busy European hub for months. Schiphol’s announcement Thursday night heads off a possible mass claim for compensation by passengers who saw their holiday plans evaporate amid hourslong queues …

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Even airline employees are having trouble finding a seat home from Europe this summer

International passengers walk through the arrivals area at Terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport on November 26, 2021 in London, England. Leon Neal | Getty Images News | Getty Images Airlines want people to take a European vacation this summer — as along it’s not their employees. Carriers are discouraging their staff from using their employee …

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Tehran unveils Western art masterpieces hidden for decades

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Some of the world’s most prized works of contemporary Western art have been unveiled for the first time in decades — in Tehran. Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, a hard-line cleric, rails against the influence of the West. Authorities have lashed out at “deviant” artists for “attacking Iran’s revolutionary culture.” And the …

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Royal Caribbean Follows Norwegian in Making Huge Covid Move

People cruise at least partially to escape reality. You get on a ship and whatever work or home problems you have melt away. Those issues, of course, didn’t actually go anywhere, but a cruise ship sort of fades them into the background. The covid pandemic burst that bubble a bit. You can’t escape into an …

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Travel costs fell in July. Here’s how you can score a good deal

Fluxfactory | E+ | Getty Images Travelers saw prices fall for big-ticket pieces of their vacation budgets in July, offering at least a temporary reprieve after soaring costs earlier this year. Airfares fell nearly 8% from June to July, while prices for rental cars and lodging such as hotels declined 9.5% and about 3%, respectively, …

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These stocks soared up to 12% after inflation cooled

Amid the euphoria following what appeared to be the first sign of slowing inflation, stocks staged a broad rally on Aug. 10, with dozens of large-cap stocks rising 5% or more. Those included several tech names that investors loved during the early stages of the coronvirus pandemic, along with cruise lines, credit-card lenders and chip-related …

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Travel costs fell in July. Here’s how you can score a good deal

Fluxfactory | E+ | Getty Images Travelers saw prices fall for big-ticket pieces of their vacation budgets in July, offering at least a temporary reprieve after soaring costs earlier this year. Airfares fell nearly 8% from June to July, while prices for rental cars and lodging such as hotels declined 9.5% and about 3%, respectively, …

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Air travel system ‘very brittle,’ says Transportation Secretary Buttigieg

(CNN) — Air traffic disruptions have plagued summer travelers, and this past weekend was no exception. Friday was the worst day for cancellations since mid-June, with 1,613 US flights canceled, according to data from flight tracking site FlightAware. And cancellations kept stacking up over the weekend. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is not happy with the …

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Boeing delivers first 787 Dreamliner since 2021 after manufacturing flaws

An employee works on the tail of a Boeing Co. Dreamliner 787 plane on the production line at the company’s final assembly facility in North Charleston, South Carolina. Travis Dove | Bloomberg | Getty Images Boeing delivered its first 787 Dreamliner in more than a year on Wednesday, ending a pause on handovers of the …

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