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Travel Tidbits: FAA vs. Southwest +Air New Zealand at LAX

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After failing to come to a settlement, the Federal Aviation Administration has filed a $12 million suit again Southwest Airlines over allegations that repairs made to 44 airplanes by a contractor did not meet safety standards.

 

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Starting December 3, 2014, AIR New Zealand will switch terminals at Los Angeles International Airport from T2 to the lovely Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT). That, of course, means ANZ passengers will be able to enjoy all the new art and amenities in the revitalized terminal. But it also means that qualified ANZ passengers will able to use the swanky Star Alliance lounge in that terminal, which is operated in partnership with Air New Zealand.

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New Hobbit-themed safety video from Air New Zealand

They’ve done it before with Golden Girl Betty White, the ribald puppet Rico, Richard Simmons and a crew of almost naked crewmembers:

 

Now, to celebrate the third and final film in The Hobbit Trilogy (The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies), Air New Zealand has put together another fun, star-studded in-flight Hobbit-themed safety video.

This one stars Elijah Wood, Sir Peter Jackson and a host of other odd characters and is highly entertaining – even if (like me) you haven’t seen a Hobbit movie nor read any of the Hobbit-inhabited books.

Enjoy!

 

Fresh new safety video from United Airlines

If you’re flying on United Airlines on a 787 this summer, you’ll start seeing this new safety video that includes crew members delivering all the crucial instructions and warnings from a variety of locations around the world.

Not a joke-fest, but there are plenty of cute touches.

Virgin Atlantic’s new safety video goes to the movies

The in-flight safety video is definitely becoming an art form.

Last month Delta Air Lines rolled out an 80s-infused video:

Earlier this month, Air New Zealand made waves with a a video filled with bikini-clad models doling out safety tips:

And now Virgin Atlantic has updated its in-flight safety video with this six-minute long program that references a variety of popular and classic films.

Air New Zealand’s (sexy) new safety video

Air New Zealand has been taking some heat for making its new safety-video a tie-in to the 50th anniversary of Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit issue and using bikini-clad models to deliver the necessary safety information.

You can decide for yourself if they’ve strayed too far from recent hits featuring Betty White, Hobbits and nearly naked crew members, but don’t pass up the chance to enter the contest associated with the new video which is awarding five trips for two to the Cook Islands. The deadline is February 26, 2014.

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