Tag: fines

Tourists beware: Spitting is a crime in Kyrgyzstan

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 28, 2019 19:12

In the first 9 months of 2019, visitors and residents of Kyrgyzstan paid 5.8 million soms ($83,000) in fines for spitting in public places. In total, for this period, according ... Read More

ICAO and IATA launch new legal guidance on management of unruly air passengers

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 14, 2019 02:20

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Secretary General, Dr. Fang Liu, and the Director General and CEO of International Air Transport Association (IATA), Alexandre de Juniac, have officially launched new ... Read More

First electric scooter rider killed in Paris traffic accident

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 12, 2019 00:05

A man, riding his electric scooter, was killed after collided with a truck in Paris today. The 25-year-old was riding the scooter in the busy Goutte d'Or neighborhood in the ... Read More

Tourists traveling to Tanzania: No plastic bags or face fines or imprisonment

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- May 31, 2019 21:34

Tourists and foreign visitors traveling to Tanzania are advised not to carry with them plastic bags on arrival at the major airports effective Saturday this week to avoid incursion by ... Read More

Court ruling: LGBTQ people are not born that way

editor editor- May 30, 2019 05:30

U.S. Travel advisories against Kenya should be increased. This is the demand by leaders of the LGBT Community to the U.S. Department of State in response to Judge Roselyn Aburili ... Read More

Canadian air travelers to benefit from new Air Passenger Protection Regulations

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 24, 2019 19:45

Air travel is essential to Canada's economic growth and prosperity. Canadians, tourists and businesses all benefit from a safe, efficient and more transparent air industry. Buying tickets for air travel ... Read More

MGM won’t buy Wynn Encore Harbor Casino in Boston: 35 Million in fines

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 23, 2019 07:50

After talks of MGM buying Wynn Resort's Encore Boston fell apart Tuesday night, lawmakers are hoping both casinos will now re-focus on the business at hand.  During Wednesday's State Gaming ... Read More

US Travel Warning: Leave Iraq or prepare for funeral

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 15, 2019 08:08

Today the U.S. Embassy and Consulate in Baghdad ordered a partial evacuation of their American staff.  In the meantime, the travel warning for Americans wanting to visit Iraq reads: Do ... Read More

Reforms needed at US airliners: Air travel delays

editor editor- May 14, 2019 22:41

Most major US airports experience flight disruptions on a daily basis, with Chicago O'Hare International Airport leading the pack. Within the top 10 airports in major US cities, each airport ... Read More

The best way to stop laser strikes on aircraft

editor editor- April 12, 2019 02:07

Pointing a laser at an aircraft can temporarily blind a pilot, and it is a federal crime carrying fines up to US$250,000 or up to 5 years in jail. Heightened ... Read More

From fines to execution: Phuket tourists warned to think twice about ‘runway selfies’

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 9, 2019 15:07

Visitors to Thailand who are looking to tick so-called ‘runway selfies’ off their bucket list may soon kick the bucket themselves under a new Thai law which would impose penalties ... Read More

FAA: New video on the growing field of commercial space travel

editor editor- April 6, 2019 00:43

More and more U.S. citizens and companies want to know about the exciting and growing field of commercial space transportation. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) now has a new video ... Read More

Grayling: Preventing ‘drone disruption’ at UK airports impossible

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 14, 2019 18:15

According to UK Secretary of State for Transport, the chaos, recently experienced by passengers at Gatwick and Heathrow, may be repeated. Chris Grayling said that there is no “off the ... Read More

National Safety Council: American children dying while parents get away with it

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 6, 2018 09:30

These parents are not terrorists, nor are they criminals, but they get away with killing their children. In the United States, nine children have died in 2018 so far because ... Read More

No more bikinis and Speedos at UAE beaches

editor editor- April 26, 2013 09:10

Tourists are being warned to cover up on certain public beaches in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) or face a fine for showing too much skin. Read More

Italian city to fine lovelorn ‘Romeo and Juliet’ tourists

editor editor- November 10, 2012 01:27

VERONA, Italy - Lovelorn visitors flock to Verona celebrated by Shakespeare to leave the letters and messages, often using chewing gum to stick them to the brick walls of the ... Read More

French tourist centers pass “decency of dress” laws

editor editor- August 17, 2010 05:57

Perpignan, near the Spanish border, has become the latest city to issue fines to people who refuse to cover up after being approached by the police. Read More

Fake Louis Vuitton cost tourist €7 in purchase price and €1,000 in fines

editor editor- June 8, 2010 08:44

A tourist in Italy who thought she was on to a bargain when she bought a fake Louis Vuitton purse from a beach vendor for €7 (£5.70) has been slapped ... Read More

Mexico border patrol levies hefty fines for undeclared medication

editor editor- April 27, 2010 08:27

US Customs and Border Protection officers working pedestrian operations at the Andrade port of entry had a busy weekend intercepting undeclared medication and levying fines in excess of US$14,000 for Read More

Frontier Airlines, ERA Helicopters fined by FAA

editor editor- April 12, 2010 06:02

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has proposed over $600,000 in fines against a helicopter company and major airline for violating federal regulations. Read More

Airlines warn that they will cancel flights rather than risk big fines

editor editor- April 6, 2010 05:12

At least two airlines are already sending flights back to the gate if they're caught in tarmac delays approaching three hours, the cut-off point for new fines that take effect ... Read More

DOT fines 3 airlines for stranding passengers

editor editor- November 25, 2009 05:05

WASHINGTON — The government is imposing fines for the first time against airlines for stranding passengers on an airport tarmac, the Department of Transportation said Tuesday. Read More

FAA wants United, US Airways fined $9.2 Million

editor editor- October 15, 2009 03:40

The Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday it proposed $9.2 million in civil penalties against United Airlines and US Airways for allegedly operating planes that weren't in compliance with the Read More

Hawaiian Airlines, two others fined by feds

editor editor- August 11, 2009 05:29

The U.S. Department of Transportation on Monday ordered three airlines, including Hawaiian Airlines, to pay fines for violating consumer regulations. Read More

South Africa tries to halt baboon break-ins

editor editor- March 24, 2009 04:48

CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Baboons seeking snacks are breaking into tourists' cars in South Africa and authorities are threatening to fine visitors who give them food. Read More

American Airlines statement about proposed FAA fines

editor editor- August 15, 2008 04:14

FORT WORTH, TX (August 14, 2008) - American Airlines issued the following statement about the proposed fines announced today by the FAA: Read More