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How to handle dangerous items when traveling by air

WHAT is considered a safe item to travel with when a passenger wants to travel by air? What objects can you travel with on board the aircraft or which do you have to check-in? Or have as carry-ons? These questions are not difficult to guess an answer to but it is still important to highlight some of these objects you …

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Why passengers should switch off electronic devices during flights

Many passengers often refuse to switch off their electronic devices, especially mobile phones while an aircraft is about to take off or land when the crew makes the announcement. In this edition of Travel Tips, ANTHONY OMOH looks at the importance of adhering to these rules. AFTER cabin crew demonstration of safety procedures, they announce for passengers to switch of …

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Emirates Airline refreshes spirit offerings across all classes

EMIRATES has refreshed its spirits offering across all classes with a range of premium brands. Spirits on board are served complimentary across all classes and routes and include a range of whiskeys, cognacs, gins, vodka and flavoured liqueurs amongst others. Emirates’ new spirits menu is an extensive offering of over 30 new spirits and liqueurs served across all classes. The …

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What you need to know about Emergency Exit seats on aircraft

WHY are airlines particular about who sits on their Exit seats? The difference between your survival in an aircraft incident and your doom may be in the hands of a fellow passenger and if that person does not have the character and/or cannot shoulder the responsibility, then it is important for him or her to avoid sitting at the exit. …

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Delta introduces auto check-in for Fly Delta app users

DELTA AIR LINES has added automatic check-in to the Fly Delta app to streamline the check-in experience for customers and take the guesswork out of accessing a boarding pass. The new functionality, available on the latest version of the app, automatically checks in eligible customers 24 hours prior to their scheduled departure. Customers receive an alert via email or push …

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What passengers need to know about airlines’ obligations to them

LAST week Nigerianflightdeck.com dealt with Passengers’ Obligation and things to know about air travel and this generated some reactions especially from passengers that feel that they have been wronged one way or another by airlines, particularly here in Nigeria and this led to the decision to balance the scales by also exposing the airline’s obligations to the passenger especially where …

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Passengers obligations and things to know about air travel

DO you know that passengers have obligations to airlines and service providers, which in simple terms mean that there are rules to be passengers as it doesn’t end at just paying the fare. One of such obligations to airline is the right for passengers to treat staff of these airlines or service providers with respect and courtesy. A lot of …

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Travel tips on safeguarding baggage and baggage management at airports

TRAVELLING for the first time? I am sure that when doing so one cannot help but try to be nice and courteous, which is in the nature of any well-bred Nigerian. However, one must be cautious in being courteous. Knowing full well that there are predators, opportunists and a whole lot of other dangerous people at airports you have to …

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Emirates introduces tablet loan service to US-bound First, Business Class customers

EMIRATES has introduced another service to mitigate the inconvenience of the recent ban on electronic devices on board US-bound flights. Beginning today, First and Business Class passengers will be able to borrow tablets on board Emirates’ US-bound flights allowing them to continue working during their flight. The new service is in response to the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) directive …

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