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Korean Air reduces flights to China as travel ban begins Mar 15,2017 Korean Air will temporarily reduce flights to China after Beijing banned travel agencies from organizing group tours to Korea starting March 15 ostensibly in protest of an American antimissile system in Korea. From Thursday through April 23, Korean Air will halt eight routes […]

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Air France, 18 – 20 MARCH STRIKE – Two unions representing nearly 50 percent of Air Frances cabin crew called to strike for 3 days from March 18. ALERT Air France cabin crew called to strike from 18 to 20 March ITALY, 20 March STRIKE – All Italian Air Traffic Control unions have called a […]

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convention Convention Name City ESC16 EUROPEAN SOCIETY OF CARDIOLOGY ROME ERS16 EUROPEAN RESPIRATORY SOCIETY LONDON EURETINA16 EUROPEAN SOCIETY OF RETINA SPECIALISTS CONGRESS COPENHAGEN ESCRS16 EUROPEAN SOCIETY OF CATARACT AND REFRACTIVE SURGEONS COPENHAGEN EASD16 EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF DIABETES MUNICH ECTRIMS16 EUROPEAN COMMITTEE FOR TREATMENT AND RESEARCH IN MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS LONDON ASBMR16 AMERICAN SOCIETY […]

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26
Feb-2016

ITALY – Warning – STRIKE – Rome – Rome Ciampino Air Traffic Controllers will go on strike Monday, February 29, from 12:00-16:00 UTC. The strike will affect arriving and departing traffic. Link: https://www.public.nm.eurocontrol.int/PUBPORTAL/gateway/spec/

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The World Health Organization has set up a Zika “emergency team” after the “explosive” spread of the virus. Zika has been linked to thousands of babies being born with small brains in Brazil. WHO director general Dr Margaret Chan said Zika had gone “from a mild threat to one of alarming proportions” and was having […]

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National strike expected to disrupt 40-50% of flights on 26 January Flights could be cancelled and airports blockaded due to action by strikers tomorrow. Two air traffic control unions, SNCTA and Usac-CGT, have called for a national strike by members. It is predicted 40-50% of flights in and out of the country could be cancelled, […]

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From 15 March 2016, Canada is introducing a new entry requirement, known as an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA), for visa-exempt foreign nationals travelling to Canada by air. Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travellers with a valid visa. All eligible travellers flying to Canada from 15 March 2016 will need to apply online for an eTA […]

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Jan-2016

The Easter Market in front of Schönbrunn Palace brings traditional customs and Easter arts and crafts from all over the nation to the heart of the capital. Around 60 stallholders present a huge selection of traditional and contemporary gift ideas and decorations – from painted eggs and Easter arrangements to glassware and ceramics. Delicious Austrian […]

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Lebanese Passengers holding valid Russian visas in annulled (overdue) passports are not accepted for the carriage.

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TURKEY – Warning – SECURITY – Istanbul – An explosion at the district of Sultanahmet has injured several people. Police sealed the area, barring people from approaching in case of a second explosion. Link: http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/reports-injured-explosion-istanbul-36230612

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TURKEY – Warning – AIRPORT – Istanbul – Turkish Airlines announced the cancelation of 63 flights on Jan. 12 and Jan. 13 due to the expected strong wind at Istanbuls Ataturk Airport. Link: http://www.turkishairlines.com/en-cs/corporate/announcements/announcement/for-the-attention-of-our-passengers-traveling-to-istanbul-157

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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS Have you thought about submitting your abstracts to the 21st Congress of EHA? A few reasons to encourage you are listed below: Abstract submission closes March 1, (23:59 CET)      

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ESC Congress 2016 starts now! Abstract submission is OPEN The submission deadline is 14 February 2016. Don’t miss it! This is a unique opportunity to get the best exposure for your work with long lasting benefits. Link: http://www.escardio.org/Congresses-%26-Events/Upcoming-congresses/ESC-Congress/Next-congress/ESC-Congress

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Abstract Submission Deadline for the 7th NWAC is January 13, 2016! Do not miss the opportunity to share your work with the NWAC community worldwide. All abstracts will be graded on a scale 1-10. The top 20 abstracts will be oral presentations, all other accepted submissions will be presented as posters. Authors of the top […]

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EULAR 2016 – The Annual European Congress of Rheumatology Date: 08 – 11 June 2016 London, United Kingdom Venue: ExCel London

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In line with memo number 8/50 issued by the Civil Aviation authorities at Rafik Hariri International Airport the reporting time is back to normal, at least 3 hours prior to flight departure in order to avoid any inconveniences and ensure smooth security checks.

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04
Dec-2015

UK – Millions of Britons could be forced to buy new passports to travel to the US from next year due to proposed new security measures. Link: http://www.travelmole.com/news_feature.php?c=setreg

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04
Dec-2015

Russia is suspending visa-free regime with Turkey from January 1, 2016. Link:  https://www.rt.com/news/323650-russia-visa-travel-turkey/

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04
Dec-2015

Rome – Airspace over Rome will be closed-off to drones and security checkpoints will be set up at St Peters square during the upcoming Jubilee on December 8th Link: http://www.thelocal.it/20151117/rome-airspace-closed-off-to-drones-amid-jubilee-terror-threat

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SUBJECT: PASSENGERS MEMO & AIRPORT PROCEDURES UPDATES (30 NOV 2015) In line with memo number 8/49 issued by the Civil Aviation authorities at Rafik Hariri International Airport and due to new procedures at the security checks level, kindly make sure to report to the airport at least 4 hours prior to flight departure in order […]

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25
Nov-2015

FRANCE – Warning – SECURITY – Paris – French authorities evacuated the Republic Square Place de la Republique following a phone call threatening for a bomb. Subway closed. Link: http://en.protothema.gr/republic-square-in-paris-evacuated-subway-closed/

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24
Nov-2015

GERMANY – Warning – STRIKE – Lufthansas cabin crew expected to strike November 26, 27 and 30. Strike will likely cause delays and cancellations flights. Reconfirm flight status. Link: http://www.lufthansa.com/de/en/Travel-information

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19
Nov-2015

ITALY – Warning – TERRORISM – AU DFAT– Locations in Rome St Peters Basilica and Milan the Duomo and La Scala has been identified as potential targets for terrorist attack. Link: http://smartraveller.gov.au/countries/italy

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19
Nov-2015

GREECE – Warning – TRANSPORTATION – Idomeni – The border has been shut to all since about 8 a.m. after a group of 300 people, mostly from Iran, gathered at the crossing seeking also to be allowed through. Link: http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/latest-macedonia-limits-migrant-crossings-greece-35298614

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19
Nov-2015

SECURITY – U.S. SECURITY MESSAGE – Swedish authorities elevated Swedens threat level, in light of recent terrorist-related developments in Paris and elsewhere. Link: https://www.osac.gov/Pages/ContentReportDetails.aspx?cid=18552

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19
Nov-2015

TERRORISM – New York, NY – An *ISIS* video released Wednesday warns of an impending attack on New York. Link: http://edition.cnn.com/2015/11/18/europe/paris-attacks-at-a-glance/index.html

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19
Nov-2015

SECURITY – Rome – Airspace over Rome will be closed-off to drones and security checkpoints will be set up at St Peters square during the upcoming Jubilee on December 8th. Link: http://www.thelocal.it/20151117/rome-airspace-closed-off-to-drones-amid-jubilee-terror-threat STRIKE – National strike threat by Italian ENAV air traffic controller personnel on November 24, from 1200-1600 UTC. Should strike proceed flights could […]

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19
Nov-2015

SECURITY – Le Bourget – United Nations Conference on Climate Change COP21 – Nov 30 to Dec 11, in Le Bourget. Expect security to be increased at the conference venue. Possible protests. Link: http://www.cop21.gouv.fr/en TRANSPORTATION – France will impose border controls for one month from 30 November for the UN Conference on Climate Change in […]

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GERMANY – Warning – STRIKE – Update – Lufthansa strike continues. 941 flights for Nov. 13 have been cancelled. Check flight status and/or seek alternates with your travel provider. Link: https://www.lufthansa.com/online/portal/lh/de/profile_login?l=en&cid=18002

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11
Nov-2015

SECURITY – Strong winds are causing dust to swirl and decreasing visibility, prompting the countrys meteorology department to urge caution while outdoors. Link: http://dohanews.co/qatar-meteorologists-warn-of-impending-sandstorm/

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11
Nov-2015

PROTEST – Milan – Italian farmers continue to blockade the headquarters of Lactalis in Ospedaletto Lodigiano, for the third day, demanding a price increase for milk. Link: https://www.rt.com/news/321386-italy-farmers-besiege-tractors/

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11
Nov-2015

AIRPORT – Budapest – The computer failure affected about 15 departing flights. Media reported a growing crowd of passengers waiting patiently at the airport. Link: http://www.bud.hu/english/passengers/flight_information/departures

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STRIKE – Lufthansa Strike Update – Lufthansa has filed for temporary injunctions against the ongoing strike by cabin crew. Link: http://news.airwise.com/story/lufthansa-files-for-injunction-against-strike

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11
Nov-2015

SECURITY – Munich – 1,800 employees of Microsoft were evacuated after reports of a bomb alert in its Munich-area headquarters Link: https://www.rt.com/news/321420-munich-bomb-threat-evacuation/

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11
Nov-2015

AIRPORT – UPDATE- UFO has announced further strike action from Wednesday until Friday, between 4.00 and 23.59 on all flights from/ to Frankfurt, Munich and Dusseldorf. Link: http://www.lufthansa.com/de/en/Travel-information  

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AIRPORT – Cairo – International teams are inspecting security measures at Cairos international airport relating to passenger and cargo aircraft travelling to their countries. Link: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/11/10/international-inspectors-examine-scanning-passengers-cargo-and-baggage-at-cairo/?utm_source=feedburner

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        Martin Charlwood President & COO Inside This Issue: 1. Founder’s Message 2. International News 3. MyUNN Profile Update 4. Events in the Spotlight 5. UNIGLOBE Programs, Products & Services 6. Upcoming International Events Martin Charlwood’s Message As many of you are aware, a few weeks ago was Back to the Future Day […]

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09
Nov-2015

ITALY – Warning – AIRPORT – Venice – Arrivals are regulated due to fog. High delays. Link: http://www.veniceairport.it/en/flights/todays-flights.html

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98th Annual Meeting and Expo of the Endocrine Society Boston, Massachusetts 01 – 04 April, 2016  

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06
Nov-2015

GERMANY – Warning – TRANSPORTATION – German airline Lufthansa will cancel 290 flights on Friday afternoon because of strike action by cabin crew over cost-saving measures. Link: http://www.bbc.com/news/business-34745598

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06
Nov-2015

AUSTRIA – Warning – AIRPORT – Vienna – Lufthansa flights to and from Vienna may be affected of strike actions. We recommend all travelers to check the current flight status. Link: http://www.viennaairport.com/en/passengers

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04
Nov-2015

British travellers can apply to skip US immigration queues Visitors to the States will be able to join a scheme that will allow them to skip the notoriously long queues at US immigration from December following the expansion of Global Entry to British citizens. Global Entry, which is already available at 46 US airports and […]

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04
Nov-2015

Around 700 holiday flights cancelled due to volcanic eruption Bali and Lombok airports have been closed due to volcanic ash spewing from a volcano on one of the Indonesian islands. Authorities said Ngurah Rai airport in Bali, one of the busiest in Indonesia, will not reopen until Thursday morning, at the earliest. They said they […]

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04
Nov-2015

INDONESIA – Warning – AIRPORT – Banyuwangi – The eruption shut down flights at the Blimbingsari airport. A decision about reopening would be made early Thursday. Link:  http://news.yahoo.com/volcanic-eruption-closes-2-indonesian-airports-035912975.html

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03
Nov-2015

UNITED KINGDOM – Warning – AIRPORT – London – London City Airport LCY – Due to adverse weather conditions passengers are advised to contact airlines before travelling to the airport Link: http://www.londoncityairport.com/travelandbooking/arrivalsanddepartures

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AIR FRANCE TICKETS
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Oct 3: Strike in Spain / Barcelona Oct 5: Strike of Air France Oct 8: Strike of Italian Airports 13:00 – 17:00

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AIR FRANCE TICKETS
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Air France staff have called for a strike on October 5th. Travellers should be prepared for flight delays and cancellations.

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