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POSSIBLE RESOLUTION

WestJet pilots in talks with new CEO
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23 APR 2018: WestJet's new chief executive appears more open to negotiating with employees, but the hiring of outside pilots is hampering efforts to reach a deal, the head of the pilots' union said Friday after the labour group received $2 million from its international counterpart to help achieve its first collective agreement. MORE

DISRUPTIVE PASSENGER LANDS IN HANDCUFFS

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23 APR 2018: Authorities say a woman was arrested after she disrupted a Delta flight from London to Salt Lake City and attacked a federal air marshal. Documents filed in US District Court in Utah allege that 45-year-old Sarah Beach threw coffee on passengers, overturned a drink cart and ran up and down the aisle before she was seated next to an air marshal on  Thursday's Delta Airlines flight. MORE

SOUTHWEST APOLOGY COMES WITH A CHEQUE

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23 APR 2018: Southwest is sending a letter of apology, a $5,000 cheque and a $1,000 travel voucher to passengers who were on a flight that made an emergency landing in Philadelphia following an engine explosion. Chairman Gary Kelly says in the letter that the money is to help cover any “immediate financial needs.” MORE

APRIL IS THE NEW MAY

Cruises to Alaska starting earlier
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23 APR 2018: A small cruise ship company is already offering trips to Alaska as part of an effort to persuade the industry to set sail for the state earlier in the year. UnCruise Adventures has launched cruises in southeast Alaska a few weeks before the first large passenger vessel is due in Juneau at the end of the month, the Juneau Empire reported Friday. MORE

SIX FUEL FREE HOURS

No cars on Earth Day in Manhattan
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23 APR 2018: It was a bold New York experiment, closing Broadway to traffic for two Manhattan miles. On Saturday, 30 blocks of Broadway were open only to pedestrians and anything on two wheels but no motor, from Times Square down to Union Square. MORE

MASSACHUSETTS WHALE TRAIL

Hoping to be a large draw for tourism
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23 APR 2018: Done Boston's Freedom Trail? Now you can tackle a new adventure, the Massachusetts Whale Trail. The state Office of Travel and Tourism says a map debuting Monday will include locations along the coastline and inland with noteworthy connections to the majestic marine mammals. MORE

ROYAL SEND-OFF CHARTS ARTISTIC FUTURE

For Hurtigrutens ice-breaking fleet
By WALLACE IMMEN
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23 APR 2018: Her Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway always has a full schedule, But she took time for a special flight to New York to launch the future direction of the Hurtigruten cruise line as the expedition ship MS Fram readied to sail to Canada. MORE

WET YOUR WHISTLE IN IRELAND

By MARGARET SWAINE
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23 APR 2018: On my first visit to the Republic of Ireland a couple of decades ago, there were only three Irish whiskey brands generally consumed. People drank Powers, Paddy and for a treat Jameson. How far things have progressed is well illustrated by the Jasmine Bar at Brooks Hotel in Dublin. Ireland’s first “Great Whiskey Bar of the World” has over 140 whiskies, 84 of them Irish. It was a fitting place to start my ‘wet the whistle’ tour. MORE
In case you missed yesterday (or last week)... here is a selection of recent stories:

READY FOR MY CLOSE UP

People on the street get a close up of the moon
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A young man in Los Angeles grew bored one evening so he decided to take his telescope outside and offer passers-by a look at the moon. The amazed and enthralled reactions and the moments of friendship and camaraderie between strangers gives one hope in today’s hostile and belligerent world.   MORE

ONE STRANGE ROCK

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Scientists attempt to collect samples of molten lava on Mount Nyiragongo to help study the earth's core. From award-winning filmmaker Darren Aronofsky comes a mind-bending, thrilling journey that explores the fragility and wonder of planet Earth—one of the most peculiar, unique places in the universe.     MORE

CLIMBING ANGEL FALLS

The Beauty and the Danger
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From the same ‘One Strange Rock’ series by Darren Aronofsky, watch as two climbers scale the sheer cliffs and overhang at Angel Falls in Venezuela.   MORE

GWEN STEFANI TO KICK OFF LAS VEGAS RESIDENCY

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Gwen Stefani is the latest superstar to ink a deal for a series of regularly scheduled shows in Las Vegas. Caesars Entertainment announced Stefani will kick off a residency at the Planet Hollywood casino-resort in June.   MORE

EYE ON LONDON

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This is a few years old, but still an interesting cockpit video showing the steep approach into London City Airport as British Airways celebrated the airline’s bespoke business-class only service completing 25 million miles – the equivalent to 100 trips to the moon or circling the earth 1000 times.   MORE

TANYA AND DORISE

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We like to end Fridays on a musical note and one of the best things that could happen to you while wandering the streets in New Orleans was to come upon Tanya and Dorise. Fixtures on the French Quarter music scene for years, these brilliant performers can play anything and make it sound wonderful.   MORE
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