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The Rapid Traveler first saw the news on Korean Target Practice on e-Flyer Asia and this week’s edition taught The Rapid Traveler to not recommend airlines he hasn’t flown. In discussing Hong Kong Airport transfers, The Rapid Traveler mentioned Air Asia and Tiger Airways. He has flown excellent Air Asia many times and always had a great experience, but never had the opportunity to fly Tiger Airways. Now comes news that they are grounded until the end of July in Australia (the airline’s official statement is here).
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