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New York (AirGuide - Airline News North America) Nov 27, 2011

Air France Air France to launch daily A380 Paris-Dubai route in December. Air France will start operating Airbus A380 aircraft on a daily Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) to Dubai (DXB) route Dec. 5, and on a 2X-daily CDG to Los Angeles (LAX) route May 28, 2012. The CDG-DXB service will be a seasonal A380 route, made possible by the aircraftOs redeployment from Tokyo Narita to DXB for the winter season, resulting from lower seasonal demand to Tokyo, AF said. The CDG-LAX route is part of the transatlantic joint venture operated by AF KLM, Alitalia and Delta Air Lines. Air France said it will operate six A380s in the current winter schedule on five routes (CDG to New York JFK, Johannesburg, Montreal, Washington Dulles and DXB) and eight A380s in the next summer schedule to six destinations (LAX, JFK, Johannesburg, Tokyo, Montreal and Washington). Nov 23, 2011

Alaska Airlines Alaska Airlines Offers Holiday Travel Tips. In anticipation of the busy holiday travel season, Alaska Airlines offers the following tips: Check in online or at a kiosk. Passengers can check in online for domestic and international flights up to 24 hours before departure at www.alaskaair.com. International passengers also can enter passport information online. Alaska also provides check-in kiosks at airports and many off-site locations. Passengers should leave ample time to check any luggage at the airport. Know the carry-on limits. All airlines allow one carry-on bag and one personal item, such as a briefcase, laptop or purse. Passengers may bring shopping bags containing gifts with them onto the plane in lieu of a carry-on suitcase. Details on size limitations for carry-on items are available atwww.alaskaair.com. Travelers planning to transfer to flights on Alaska or other carriers must adhere to standard carry-on limits. Passengers should always keep valuables with them on the aircraft. Properly label all luggage. Passengers should provide a clearly printed label on the outside and inside of each piece of luggage. Tags should include name, street address, e-mail address, permanent phone number and a phone number at the passenger's destination. Be aware of fees Baggage: Alaska Airlines charges USD20 for each of the first three bags. Additional fees apply to check more than three bags and for overweight or oversized items. First class, Gold-level Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members, and customers flying to or from Mexico City and Guadalajara, Mexico , may check two bags free of charge. Club 49 members are allowed to check two bags at no charge when traveling to or from Alaska . All customers traveling solely within the state of Alaska may check three bags free of charge. Additionally, passengers boarding in Santa Rosa, Calif. , can check one properly packaged box of wine free of charge. The charge for an overweight bag (more than 50 pounds) is USD50 . To avoid airport congestion, passengers can pay for baggage fees with a credit card online during the Web check-in process or at the airport through an Alaska check-in kiosk or customer service agent. Unaccompanied minor and pet fees: The charge for transporting pets in the cabin is USD100 one way. The fee for unaccompanied minors (children traveling alone) is USD25 one way. Change fees: The airline's reservation change fee is USD75 for changes online at alaskaair.com. A USD100 fee applies to changes made through an Alaska Airlines call center. Bring proper identification. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) requires all passengers to present government-issued identification at the security checkpoint. Be aware of passport requirements for international travel. Passengers traveling between the United States , Canada and Mexico are required to have a passport. For more information, visit the U.S. Department of State website at www.travel.state.gov. Know when to go. In general, passengers should arrive at the airport at least two hours before domestic departures and three hours before...

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