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You can no longer wear glasses in your US passport photo

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noglassWASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department is banning passport and visa applicants from wearing eyeglasses in photos taken for the documents.

In a notice published Friday, October 14, 2016, the department said that effective Nov. 1, applicants must remove glasses for passport and visa photographs.

It says the step is being taken to “eliminate glares and shadows” that can cause delays in processing the applications and to ensure consistent photo standards. Only in rare circumstances, if applicants have “documented medical necessity during urgent travel” will glasses be allowed.
Image from the US Passports & International Travel department

Image from the US Passports & International Travel department

In 2015, more than 200,000 poor quality photos were submitted, and caused applications to be put on hold. The U.S. Passport Services notice said glasses were the No. 1 problem.

The department says it expects to process a record number of passports — more than 20 million — in the current budget year that ends next October.

No, you don’t have to get a brand new passport right now, but next time you renew, you’ll have to take your glasses off.

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No Glasses Allowed, Starting November 1st

October 1, 2016 image of PPT Carousel No Eyeglasses 325x202px v22.jpgBeginning November 1st, 2016, customers applying for or renewing their passport must remove glasses for their passport photo.

Last year, more than 200,000 passport customers submitted poor quality photos which we couldn’t accept. The #1 problem was glasses. We had to put their passport applications on hold because we couldn’t clearly identify them from their photo.

If the photo of you in your unexpired passport has glasses, don’t worry about it. You don’t have to get a new passport now. Next time you renew your passport, though, you’ll have to take your glasses off.

This policy change helps us and it helps you. We can see you more clearly now and you will experience fewer passport application delays and can move faster through U.S. ports of entry. Don’t get us wrong, we love your glasses, but take them off for your passport photo.*

For more information on passport photos, check out our photo requirements and photo examples.

*If you must wear eye glasses for medical reasons, you’ll need to obtain and submit a signed statement with your passport application from a medical professional or health practitioner.

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U.S. Department of Transportation bans Galaxy Note 7 from all flights

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones will be banned from all airline flights after nearly 100 incidents of the devices overheating and sometimes injuring owners, the Transportation Department announced Friday.

The Federal Aviation Administration previously urged travelers not to turn on the phones, pack them in checked luggage or charge them during a flight. The new ban is effective at noon Saturday, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said.

“We recognize that banning these phones from airlines will inconvenience some passengers, but the safety of all those aboard an aircraft must take priority,” Foxx said. “We are taking this additional step because even one fire incident inflight poses a high risk of severe personal injury and puts many lives at risk.” MORE

Ethiopian Group CEO re-appointed to IATA Board of Governors for three year term

Ethiopian Group CEO re-appointed to IATA Board of Governors for three year term

June 09, 2016: Ethiopian airlines, the leading African carrier, reappointed Group CEO Tewolde GebreMariam to the IATA (International Air Transport Association) Board of Governors for a three year-term at the 72nd IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in Dublin, Ireland.

Moreover, Tewolde has also been appointed to the IATA Strategy and Policy Committee. He has been serving to the Board of governors since 2013.

Tewolde GebreMariam also serves as a member on the High-level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport (HLAG-ST) with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, as an executive committee member of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA), a board member of the Airlink Advisory Council, a member of board of directors of Africa Travel Association (ATA), a member of board of directors of Ethio-Telecom, a board member of Ethiopian Railway Corporation, a board member of Commercial Bank of Ethiopia; and chairman of the Board of Directors of the Ethiopian Tourism Organisation (ETO).

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ሎስ አንጀለስ፣ ሳንድያጎ፣ ላስ ቬጋስ፣ ሳን ፍራንሲስኮ፣ እና ሲያትል ናቸው።

 

እባክዎ ከመደወልው በፊት ከዚህ በታች ያለውን መረጃ ያንብቡ።
ሽያጩ የሚጀምረው አፕሪል 6 ፡ አብሪል 10, 2016 Sales Date: 06 APR 16 up to 10 APR 16
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ከዚህ በላይ የጠቀስናቸው መነሻዎ ሲሆን መመለሻዎት ግን እስክ 90 ቀን ድረስ መቆየት ይችላሉ።
በተሰጠን መረጃ መሰረት ይህ ታላቅ ሽያጭ የሚኖረው በበረራ Applicable Flight : Only ET 505

Summer Special Sale for Limited Time Only!!!!

From: Los Angeles /San Diego/Las Vegas /Seattle /San Fransisco

To: ADD

Sales Date: 06 APR 16 up to 10 APR 16

Travel Date: Effective today until 02 AUG16

Applicable Flight : Only ET 505

Rules: Per fare rule please refer to the system.

*******Fares are loaded in the system please issue and advise rules and regulation of the tickets accordingly.

 

 

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Ethiopian Airlines two days promotion sale. Starts $970 including tax round trip

ሽያጭEthiopian Fallsale2015_Page_1Ethiopian Airlines two days promotion sale. Starts $970 including tax round trip
Sales Date: 12th and 13th of November only
Travel Date: NOV/JAN11-31/FEB/MAR

NOTE: The SALE DOES NOT  INCLUDE

Month of December , 2015

Jan. 1 – 10 , 2016

Certain restrictions may apply  call 619 255 5530 for more details

 

Air China makes maiden flight to Ethiopia’s capital

Air China makes maiden flight to Ethiopia’s capital
ADDIS ABABA — Air China, one of China’s biggest airlines, on Monday made its maiden flight to Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia, which has become the second destination of the airline in Africa, next to South Africa.
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With its launching flight, Air China touched down at the Bole International Airport in the capital of the East African country, which is a seat for headquarters of the African Union (AU) and the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) among other international and regional organizations.

With this new route, Air China will make thrice a week flights between Beijing and Addis Ababa.

The launching flight of the Airline with Airbus A330 was accorded warm welcome during its landing at Bole Airport by officials and staff members of the Ethiopian Airports Enterprise, the Ethiopian Airlines, Air China and also diplomats among others.

The new route of Air China between Beijing and Addis Ababa came few days after the launch of maiden flight between Beijing and Johannesburg in South Africa few days back.

Tewolde Gebremariam, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ethiopian Airlines Group, told Xinhua on the occasion that the launch of flights between Beijing and Addis Ababa by Air China would be both cooperation and “friendly” competition between Ethiopian and Air China.

Reiterating that both Air China and Ethiopian are members of the Star Alliance, the CEO said the two airliners would cooperate in the spirit of Star Alliance as Air China flies to 225 domestic destinations in China while Ethiopian does to 50 destinations in Africa.

“It is going to be both cooperation and competition; we call it a friendly competition. So, we are very happy that Air China has chosen Addis as its hub in Africa,” said Tewolde.

“Naturally, Addis is the best gateway to Africa with the Ethiopian Airlines flying to more than 50 destinations in Africa. So, Air China is the Star Alliance member and the Ethiopian Airlines is also a member of Star Alliance, so, within the spirit of Star Alliance we are going to cooperate,” he said.

“Air China flies to 225 destinations in China domestically; and Ethiopian Airlines (flies to) more than 50 destinations in Africa. So, we have a lot of synergy, complementarity; so, we are going to cooperate in that line. But, at the same time we are going to compete. So, it is competition and cooperation,” he added.

WLiu Tiexiang, Senior Vice President of Air China, said at the reception held at Sheraton Hotel that this operation of the flight is a very convenient air bridge between China and Africa.

With the increase of exchanges between the two countries and with the increase of investment by Chinese companies in Africa, more and more Chinese people are coming to Africa, he said.

Ethiopian Airlines Sale explained

FALLSALE ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES

Ethiopian Airlines Sale explained

 

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Promotional Two Days Fall Special Sale .

 

Sales Date: 19th  and 20th  of October only

 

Travel Date: OCT/NOV/JAN11-31/FEB/MAR

 

Fare starts from $970 including tax. ( See the table below for detail)

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Promotional Two Days Fall Special Sale . Sales Date: 19th and 20th of October only Travel Date: OCT/NOV/JAN11-31/FEB/MAR Fare starts from $970 including tax. ( See the table below for detail)

FALLSALE ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES

FALL SALE ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES

Fall Price Update

Ethiopian Airlines just released a Fall Sale which will start $970 from selected US cities. Please see the table below the price of each city. Attention price will be based on availability

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Sale date:

 

Ethiopian Airlines Promotional Two Days Fall 2015 Special Sale is out

Hurry! the two days sale will be on Oct 19 & 20, 2015

Travel Dates are

Month of OCT. 2015
Moth of NOV. 2015

 

 

Ethiopian is voted as the best in Africa & Wins Passenger choice Awards in the USA

Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest, fastest growing and most profitable airline in Africa, is

pleased to announce that it has been voted and won the Passenger Choice Awards for

“Best Airline in Africa” for the third time in a row at the APEX 2015 EXPO held on 27

September 2015 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland.

The Airline Passenger Experience Association is a network of the world’s leading

airlines, suppliers and related companies committed to elevating the level of the

airline passenger experience. APEX encompasses the largest and most comprehensive

survey of passengers in 13 languages. It is the most important award in the airline

industry since it is the customers themselves, who rate airlines based on their overall

experience.

thiopian is pleased to offer Promotional 3rd Free Baggage Allowance for travel commencing from IAD and LAX to ADD on ET 501 & 505.

Ethiopian is pleased to offer Promotional 3rd Free Baggage Allowance for travel commencing from IAD and LAX to ADD on ET 501 & 505.

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