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Irish low-cost airline, Ryanair is giving away 500,000 free seats on flights between December 2002 and January 2003. Those customers who wish to take advantage of the free travel will, however, be required to pay taxes and charges. The giveaway covers travel to all destinations across the airline's entire network.

Boeing Co has unveiled its newest Boeing 777 aircraft. The new 777-300ER aircraft - the fourth member of the Boeing 777 series - is the first of two Longer-Range 777 models to be completed. The US aircraft manufacturer will also produce a 777-200LR. Both aircraft will be powered by the GE90-115B engine.

American Airlines and its affiliates, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection carriers, are offering tips to make holiday travel easier during the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday period. The tips - which cover packing, baggage identification, prohibited items, photo identification and the airline's Curbside Check-In and Self-Service Check-In machines - are available online at http://www.amrcorp.com.

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has signed an agreement with Boeing Co to purchase eight new Boeing 777 aircraft. The order, valued at USD1.5bn, covers three 777-200ERs, two 777-200LRs and three 777-300ERs. PIA - which is planning to use the aircraft on its long-haul routes - is scheduled to receive the aircraft between 2004 and 2008.

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