Find out the latest updates from the air and on the ground this week.
New routes and air alliances can mean more travel options, so what’s new in the air and on the ground this week?
No phone, no entry
If Trump officials have their way, foreigners could soon be required to hand over their mobile phones before entering the United States.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the aim of the exercise would be to figure out who you are communicating with, said a senior Homeland Security official, adding “What you can get on the average person's phone can be invaluable.”
The proposed change would apply for all trips – even short ones – with visitors potentially faced with being forced to disclose contacts, social media passwords and financial records as well as answer questions relating to their ideology.
With civil rights groups condemning the proposal, we can only hope that as with his attempted ban on Muslims, federal judges will block this too.
You can read the full details at the Wall Street Journal.
Upgrade your economy experience
Economy just got a lot more comfortable, thanks to Air New Zealand’s Skycouch. Forget fighting over the armrests or feeling claustrophobic in that middle seat, Skycouch allows you to stretch out like never before.
Allowing customers to book a row of three economy seats, the Skycouch also comes complete with customised footrests that raise to a horizontal position, creating a flat flexible space to stretch out and relax.
Perfect for a couple who’d like some extra room, parents with young kids, or travel companions that aren’t sick of each other yet, it’s exactly like your very own couch at 30,000 feet.
Watch the video below and tell us what you think. Would you consider booking a Skycouch on your next long haul flight?
Find out more at Air New Zealand.
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