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Airlines Fined for Not Giving Refunds on Time

On Monday, the Transportation Department fined a half of-dozen airways more than $7 million for failing to offer well timed refunds to customers.

The DOT stated the six airways have additionally now together paid extra than half of 1000000000 greenbacks to folks that have been owed money back because of a canceled or notably changed flight.

Frontier Airlines is the most effective U.S. airline at the listing. And it were given the largest excellent: $2.2 million. According to the DOT, the airline has issued $222 million in refunds.

Here’s a list of the other airways fined and the amount of refunds they're required to pay:

The fines assessed and the specified refunds provided are: 

  • Air India – $121.five million in required refunds paid and a $1.four million penalty 
  • TAP Portugal – $126.five million in required refunds paid and a $1.1 million penalty 
  • Aeromexico – $13.6 million in required refunds paid and a $900,000 penalty 
  • El Al – $61.nine million in required refunds paid and a $900,000 penalty 
  • Avianca – $seventy six.8 million in required refunds paid and a $750,000 penalty 

You Can Now Take the Metro to Dulles International Airport

With the outlet of the long-awaited Silver Line Metrorail station at Dulles International Airport (IAD) on Tuesday, tourists and airport employees can now take the educate at once to Dulles from downtown Washington, D.C.

The new station at Dulles is attached to the principle terminal by using an indoor pedestrian tunnel with transferring sidewalks. Transit time from Metro Center in downtown D.C. is anticipated at 53 minutes. And, depending on while you experience and wherein you get right of entry to Metrorail, the fare might be among $2 and $6. Trains will depart the Dulles Silver Line station approximately each 15 minutes.

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Mamava Lactation Pod Doubles as Art Gallery

You’ve probably noticed Mamava lactation pods shooting up at airports.

Now this sort of pods has been mounted on the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

Located underneath the foyer escalators at the Museum’s ground ground, the unfastened-to-use pod not simplest provides a private, comfortable area for parents to pump or breastfeed, this one doubles as a gallery area.

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The indoors of the pod capabilities reproductions of artistic endeavors by using stated artist Betye Saar, which include Anticipation (1961), which depicts the artist pregnant with her 0.33 toddler, In the Sunflower Patch (1963), and Flight (1963), depicting the early years of her daughter’s existence. There’s also a quote with the aid of Saar in the pod, wherein she displays on motherhood, birthing, and her printmaking practice. 

Great concept, proper? Maybe airports will add artwork to their Mamava lactation pods too.

In addition to museums and airports, Mamava now has lactation pods in train stations, company workplaces, colleges, hospitals, military bases, retail, universities, sports activities stadiums, and zoos. You can find them with a unfastened locator app.