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New York, Geneva (AirGuide - Airline News Africa / Middle East) Jul 18, 2010

EL AL Israel Airlines With EL AL offering a low average rating of economy class services and a seat width of only 17 or 18," EL AL Airlines is now promoting wellness techniques, to make travel more comfortable. These exercises are intended to provide a safe and healthy way of stretching certain muscles, which may otherwise be tight as a result of sitting for any lengthy period of time. Each exercise can be done from any seat, without disturbing neighboring passengers and can be repeated as often as desired but should not be performed if there is difficulty or if pain occurs. BACK BENDS: Fold hands behind your head and stretch upward. Then, slowly roll your head down and around in a circle, rising slowly (and change directions). LEG JOINTS: Bring knee to your chest, keeping your back in an upright position. Rotate leg in small circles in each direction. Alternate legs. SIDE BENDS: Sitting straight up, place your hand on the opposite knee and twist your body in that direction. Repeat the same twist in the other direction. SPINAL STRETCHES: Link your hands together and stretch your arms overhead. Bend to the right and to the left. The above exercises are recommended by the Israeli Center of Pilates. EL AL is now serving new health-smart meal options. In addition to the regular menu, a variety of 20 special meals are available in-flight, which must be ordered at least 48 hours prior to departure. Jul 14, 2010

Lufthansa Iraq is transforming from a battleground into a focus for civil aviation as the collapse of its national airline and a decline in violent attacks attract international carriers and business-jet operators. Lufthansa will begin flights to Baghdad on Sept. 30, helping to fill a void left by Iraqi Airways, which the government is dissolving to...

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