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Monday Midday Must-Reads

-It’s the start of the Paris Air Show and Airbus is already making news about possibly offering a re-engined version of its double-decker A380. “We are discussing a little stretch with some of the airlines,” Airbus chief operating officer of customers John Leahy said in this Aviation Week article. Leahy said it is “not a question of when, but if” Airbus will go ahead with the reengined A380 version.

-Passengers on United Airlines flight 958 from Chicago to London ended up spending the night in Canadian military barracks after a mechanical issue forced the plane to land at Goose Bay, Canada. “The 176 passengers reportedly found uncomfortable conditions at the base, including small beds and inadequate blankets or heating,” the Washington Post reports.

-Travelers surveyed by the Los Angeles Times, say they believe the new carry-on sizes proposed by the International Air Transport Association benefit the airlines and not the customers. The industry said the proposal will help airlines fit more customers’ bags in overhead bins.

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