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Happy Thanksgiving

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Airlines & airports stay alert after Paris attacks

Airport and airlines continue to react and respond to the attacks in Paris on Friday night.

Airlines below – and others – are waiving change fees through today or Monday and it’s possible these policies will be updated later in the day.

Air France

American Airlines

Delta Air Lines


United Airlines

Sally Ride’s stuff goes to the Smithsonian

Sally Ride wore this helmet as navigator on T-38 flights during her time in the astronaut corps. Image by Eric Long, Smithsonian Institution

Sally Ride wore this helmet as navigator on T-38 flights during her time in the astronaut corps. Image by Eric Long, Smithsonian Institution

The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum is now home to a collection of personal possessions and papers that belonged to Sally Ride, the first American woman in space.

The items shed light on Ride as both a public figure and a private person and include items from her childhood, her academic career and her career as an astronaut.

You’ll be able to see some of the artifacts in the Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall in July 2016.

Sally Ride's telescope

Sally Ride showed an early interest in science, so her parents gave her this small telescope and also a microscope. Her sister remembers their using it often. Ride went on to earn a Ph.D. in physics and astrophysics before becoming an astronaut. Image by Eric Long, Smithsonian Institution

Happy Halloween

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WestJet’s Frozen-themed airplane

Frozen Plane Face

A few days ago WestJet and several partners unveiled a new Disney-themed aircraft featuring Anna, Elsa and Olaf from Frozen, the highest-grossing animated film of all time.

There are also Frozen images inside the airplane, including on the overhead bins, bulkheads, lavatory mirrors and headrests.

Here are some of the fun facts WestJet shared about the Disney Frozen-themed plane:

*The aircraft was painted in Fort Worth, Texas.
*The paint team included team members from Canada, the United States and Germany. They watched Frozen to get them into the spirit before work began.
*The job took 21 days of 12-hour rotations involving a constant crew of six painters working 24/7.
*Sparkles were added to the paint in sections to add shimmer and shine as the aircraft moves.
*An airbrush artist was brought in to work on details around the sun, water and castle.
*The inside of the aircraft has decals and headrest covers that mimic the cold-to-warm (back-to-front) theme on the outside of the aircraft.
* There are 54 separate overhead bin doors on the aircraft and each has a unique Frozen decal.



(photos courtesy WestJet)

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