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On Sunday, September 24th, the Trump administration announced new, permanent restrictions on travel from 8 countries. An updated version of the travel ban signed earlier this year maintains the ban on 5 countries from the previous list, and adds 3 new countries: North Korea, Chad, and Venezuela. Sudan, included in the previous travel ban, is having its restrictions lifted immediately.
Big changes are coming to the United States Aviation Security screenings as security becomes a top concern in these volatile times. New procedures in airports are being rolled in around the world and domestically in order to increase traveler safety. Below we outline what to expect the next time you fly, as well as what the DHS and TSA are doing to prevent aviation-related terrorist attacks.
The Supreme Court has ruled to allow the Trump administration to enforce the controversial 90-day travel ban on travelers from select Muslim countries. Overturning the lower courts that blocked it back in March, the executive order initially called for travel restrictions over the course of a 90-day period. The order now puts limits on who can arrive from six predominantly Muslim countries: Iran, Sudan, Syria, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen.
American Airlines has announced that it received an unsolicited approach from Qatar Airways to acquire a 10% stake in the company. In a response letter to AA employees, American CEO Doug Parker called the offer puzzling but explained that ultimately there’s nothing he can do about it.
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The Gulf airlines have announced that as their countries cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, they will be suspending all services to the country’s airports starting June 6th.
As of early Monday morning, an alliance of the Gulf countries including UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Egypt has announced that they are severing diplomatic ties with Qatar, halting all air, ground and sea routes to the country. In addition, the Maldives, Yemen and Libya have announced they are cutting diplomatic ties as well.
American Airlines’ Business Class is currently one of Brickell Travel's top recommended business class services. Specifically, AA’s 777-300ER is among the best in the industry – unfortunately, it usually only serves long-haul international flights. However, from January to April 2017, American Airlines will be selling this amazing Business Class seat for the price of Economy on domestic routes!
Emirates Airlines, based out of the U.A.E. is launching another non-stop service route from the US. Today, on December 15th, the inaugural flight from Fort Lauderdale International Airport will take off, marking the 11th non-stop service from the US to Dubai for the airline.
On the heels of a massive system wide power outage that resulted in the cancellation of thousands of flights and stranded travelers last week, Delta has announced that it will be the first airline to have an all suite business class cabin, named the Delta One Suite, complete with sliding full-length privacy doors for each suite. Regularly a feature reserved for first class cabins, the trend began with Emirates, followed by Etihad and Singapore Airlines, Delta is truly elevating the business class experience.