Saudi Arabia tourist visa coming?!, dramatic Air Canada video, Air France to cancel First Class sales tickets, Etihad cuts Teheran and Entebbe, Philippine Airlines now goes nonstop to Toronto

– Saudia Arabia seems to be serious about issuing tourist visas next year

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Initially the talk was just of the ‘special tourist zones’ near the Read Sea but it now seems to plan a wider e-visa similar to what Bahrain does for most countries (some countries like the US get a visa on arrival as well).

– scary engine backfire on video when this 767 tried to take off from Vancouver airport yesterday (ultimately it was aborted)

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– Air France has begun cancelling the 4,000 (!) tickets booked in First Class on Tuesday

My booking made with Orbitz stills shows as perfectly valid. Let’s see what happens.

– Etihad is cutting service to Teheran and Entebbe next year

Cutting Teheran might have some political motive but it’s sad to see them leave Eastern Africa.

– Philippine Airlines is cutting their stop in Vancouver and now flies Toronto to Manila direct – it’s apparently their first Polar flight!