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January 12, 2010

No Green Card Necessary For Virgin America

Airline Remains A 'U.S. Citizen', DOT Finds

The DOT announced last week that after conducting a thorough review it has found that Virgin America remains a U.S. citizen and remains under the actual control of U.S. citizens.  Under U.S. law, only airlines that meet the standards for U.S. citizenship may hold authority to operate as a U.S. airline.

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Virgin Atlantic Confirms Order For Ten Airbus A330's

First A330's For The British Carrier

British based Virgin Atlantic Airways has bought six A330-300 long-range aircraft from Airbus, and is leasing a further four from AerCap. The contract was formally completed on December 30th, 2009, following an initial announcement earlier in June.

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Many Travelers Say Airport Screening 'Insufficient'

Full Body Scans Preferred Over 'Pat-Downs' At Checkpoints

In the national State of the American Traveler survey conducted this week by Destination Analysts, 47 percent of American leisure travelers reported they either "Agreed" or "Strongly agreed" that airport screening techniques were not sufficient.

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