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Morning travel notes

Posted by Paul Makishima, Globe Assistant Sunday Editor  March 31, 2009 07:25 AM

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Good morning, travelers. Here's a look at travel-related material from The Globe and wires.

*He didn't get a can of soda, a pillow, or frequent flier miles on the flight, but that was the least of his travel hassles. A 21-year-old JetBlue employee flew from New York to Boston Saturday in a pressurized luggage compartment of an airliner, officials said.
"Even after talking to him, we were a little uncertain as to how it happened," said David Procopio, a Massachusetts State Police spokesman. "This may have been accidental." The man, whom police would not identify because he was not charged with a crime, was working with cargo at John F. Kennedy International Airport and found himself stuck in the plane when it took off. He phoned JetBlue officials from the air but had to wait to be unloaded with the luggage at Gate 28 of Logan Airport, police said. He emerged without injuries. JetBlue says it's investigating. (Globe staff)

*American Airlines says it'll expand Wi-Fi service to 300 more aircraft to help lure passengers with popular revenue-generating perks. American said it would install the service over the next two years on its domestic MD-80 and Boeing Co 737-800 aircraft, beginning with 150 MD-80 aircraft this year. The carrier began offering Internet service last year on certain routes. The airline's service, called Gogo, is provided by AirCell and costs $12.95 on transcontinental flights over 1,150 miles and $9.95 for shorter flights. (Reuters)

*Delta Air Lines will begin direct flights between Atlanta and the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, on June 3. “The new four-times weekly flight will be the only direct service to the US from Kenya,” said Bobby Bryan, a Delta spokesman. In Africa, Delta also flies to Cairo, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Lagos in Nigeria, and the Ghanaian capital, Accra, the company said. (Bloomberg News)


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