Some good news for airlines & passengers… via @travelmole

Planes to remain knife-free. For now.

“Facing a huge backlash from the public and the Flight Attendants Union, the US Transportation Security yesterday postponed its controversial plan to allow knives on US flights beginning on Thursday.

The change would have allowed pocketknives with blades under 2.36 inches long and less than half an inch wide.”

Read more about this story at TravelMole.

Lufthansa, El Al resume flights

“Lufthansa and El Al are flying over Germany and Israel again, after strikes grounded the two carriers yesterday.

Lufthansa Group says its one-day warning strike on Monday is over, and flights will resume “near-normal” schedules for the rest of the week, with only isolated irregularities. But nothing has been settled, and pay negotiations are continuing…

El Al, meanwhile, reached a deal with the Israeli government to settle a two-day strike. Workers there were demonstrating against a new Open Skies agreement designed to grow the number of EU-based airlines operating in Israel and vice versa.”

Read more at TravelMole.

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