ICYMI: Airlines to cut credit card fees, Helsinki’s hilarious banner and the world’s oldest flight attendant

  Tourists will be welcomed into Helsinki a little differently than usual before getting to see sights like Helsinki Cathedral (pictured).

Tourists will be welcomed into Helsinki a little differently than usual before getting to see sights like Helsinki Cathedral (pictured).

Welcome back to ‘In case you missed it,’ where I bring you a look at the most interesting news in travel from around the web.

This week there’s an 80-year-old flight attendant who’s still in service, big visa news for some European country hoppers and the end of credit card booking fees with some airlines.

  Credit card booking fees are expected to be cut by some airlines, with Monarch leading the way. Image credit:  Fotero / Flickr

Credit card booking fees are expected to be cut by some airlines, with Monarch leading the way. Image credit: Fotero/Flickr

The US aviation authorities are considering whether to allow passengers to make phone calls in-flight (WUSA9)

The European Union have granted visa-free travel to citizens of Ukraine and Georgia (Politico)

Higher oil prices will dent global airline profits (Travel Weekly)

First Airbus delivered to Norwegian (Travel Weekly)

Thomas Cook flight diverted after ‘suspicious package’ found (Travel Weekly)

More airlines are expected to axe booking fees for credit cards (Travel Weekly)

The world’s oldest air hostess is still going strong at 80 (Daily Mail)

Helsinki greets tourists with hilarious welcome banner (Condé Nast Traveller)

Travel study reveals changing behaviour among young and old (BBC)

Uzbekistan to introduce visa-free travel for British tourists (The Telegraph)

Theresa May secures vote to trigger Article 50 to have the United Kingdom leave the EU (The Telegraph)

Light up, light up: Beautiful Christmas trees from around the world (Lonely Planet)

UK to US flights to reach record levels next summer (The Independent)

180 seconds in Warsaw, Poland (Travelling Tom | YouTube)

Why solo travel isn’t necessarily a lonely road (Travelling Tom)