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Week in Review

According to Skift, an Aeroflot plane suffered an engine fire on Sunday while en route to Murmansk, killing 41 people. The plane was forced to return to Moscow to make an emergency landing at Sheremetevo Airport.

Qantas recently operated its first zero-waste flight, Business Traveller reports. The airline has pledged to eliminate 75% of its on-board waste by the end of 2021.

Nominations for the Outstanding Woman of the Year are now open! The WINiT Awards recognize the women, men and companies who together are driving positive change for the career mobility of women in travel-related industries. Nominate someone today.

Japan Airlines’ self check-in kiosks are causing domestic flight delays and cancellations throughout the country, Bloomberg writes. The carrier had cancelled 18 flights, affecting about 740 passengers.

According to Buying Business Travel, travel management company Clarity acquired Ian Allan Travel for an undisclosed amount.

The results are in! According to TravelDailyNews International, Bayut.com surveyed travelers on their top international airports for layovers. Tokyo Narita International Airport (NRT), Seoul Incheon International Airport (ICN), and Honolulu’s international airport (HNL) rank at the top of the “most enjoyable layovers” list.

GBTA announced actress, activist and social justice humanitarian Ashley Judd as a keynote speaker at this year’s Convention in Chicago. Judd will speak during Convention Arena Luncheon on Wednesday, August 7.

According to Business Traveller, Perth Airport is installing a new x-ray machine with 3D scanning that can detect suspicious items in bags. This will allow passengers to keep their laptops and aerosols in their bags while going through security.

Eighty-three percent of women business travelers experienced a safety concern or incident within the past year. Multibriefs shares several safety precautions that women can take while traveling for business to protect themselves and safeguard their sensitive information.

UK air passengers may soon pay a 50p levy per flight as part of the Flight Protection Scheme, Simple Flying writes. The tax would help with the repatriation of passengers if an airline goes bankrupt.