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Life Inside Boeing's Everett Factory, the Biggest Building in the World - Neatorama
With a volume of 13 million cubic meters, Boeing's Everett Factory is by far the biggest building in the world. That would be enough to fit 13 Wembley Stadiums. The Everett Factory is where Boeing produces its jumbo jet 747s as well as some of their…
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yesterday by evansthompson
Google Assistant will warn you when it predicts flight delays
Google has predicted flight delays for a while, but only if you've searched for a flight yourself. Wouldn't it be better if it warned you before you packed your bags? It will soon. via Pocket
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yesterday by evansthompson
American Airlines and its Terrible New Seats - TravelUpdate
American Airlines is in the midst of a seat “densification” project known internally as Project Oasis. Eventually, the entire narrow body mainline fleet will be modified to add more seats, remove inflight entertainment (IFE) screens, and (at long la…
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9 days ago by evansthompson
New York City subway and bus services have entered 'death spiral', experts say | US news | The Guardian
New York City’s subway and bus service is already in crisis. It could be getting worse. And more expensive. via Pocket
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10 days ago by evansthompson
KLM Passengers Get Royal Treatment When King Flies Their 737
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11 days ago by evansthompson
Lion Air crash: Southwest adds safety device to planes to avoid repeat - Business Insider
Southwest Airlines is adding a new safety device to its fleet of Boeing 737 Max planes to avoid an incident like the Lion Air crash which killed 189 people in October. via Pocket
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13 days ago by evansthompson
Search for remains in California's deadliest wildfire officially ends | Reuters
CHICO, Calif. (Reuters) - Three weeks after flames incinerated most of a Northern California town in the deadliest U.S. wildfire in a century, the search for more human remains has officially ended with at least 88 people confirmed dead and nearly 2…
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13 days ago by evansthompson
Sign of the Times | Hong Kong Rages Against the Dying of its Neon Lights - Amuse
Hong Kong’s nightscape glows like a sci-fi movie set; perfectly lit and ready for its close-up . It famously inspired Blade Runner’s dystopian backdrop, and was the setting of Wong Kar-wai’s neon-lit love story Chungking Express. via Pocket
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13 days ago by evansthompson
World's 'Most Excellent' Airlines Announced for 2019 | Departures
As new technologies allow air travel to be more impressive than ever before, airlines are battling it out to offer the most impressive experiences to travelers. And the world is taking note.  AirlineRatings. via Pocket
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4 weeks ago by evansthompson
Bloomberg - Are you a robot?
Inspections around the world after a jet engine failed earlier this year on a Southwest Airlines Co. plane, killing a passenger, found an additional eight cases of cracked fan blades like the one that triggered the incident. via Pocket
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4 weeks ago by evansthompson
'You feel ungrateful': the sisters who gave back a Michelin star | Food | The Guardian
It was a very tricky call for the team at the Checkers restaurant in Wales to make. Seven years after their remote restaurant and B&B close to the English border was awarded a Michelin star they picked up the phone to the revered guide and explained…
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4 weeks ago by evansthompson
The Timbuk2 Never Check sold me on the importance of a good travel backpack – TechCrunch
For someone who travels a lot, I can be downright reckless when it comes to packing. I’ve found myself hurling clothes, toiletries and assorted cables into bags on more early mornings than I care to mention. That haphazard approach naturally extends…
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4 weeks ago by evansthompson
Google's Balloon Internet is Coming to Kenya in 2019 | Digital Trends
It may be hard to imagine a modern day without the internet, but billions of people around the world still lack connectivity. Sure, the internet has its dregs, trolls and garbage content strewn across the web, but it also offers access to more infor…
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4 weeks ago by evansthompson
Why You Should Double Check Your TSA Precheck and Global Entry Status Right Now - Coastal Living
You might be in for a rude surprise the next time you try to pass through airport security with your PreCheck or Global Entry membership. It has been five years since the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) began issuing PreCheck and Global…
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4 weeks ago by evansthompson
Pilots says Boeing didn't disclose jet's new control feature
Boeing didn’t tell airline pilots about features of a new flight-control system in its 737 MAX that reportedly is a focus of the investigation into last month’s deadly crash in Indonesia, according to pilots who fly the jet in the U.S. via Pocket
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4 weeks ago by evansthompson
Air Traffic Controller Becomes Incapacitated on the Job
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5 weeks ago by evansthompson
Disney Gives New Look At Skyliner Gondola System At Walt Disney World — Details On Stations
Disney's next big method of transportation is coming along nicely. Walt Disney World has a bus system, a fleet of boats, the monorail, and even its own Minnie Van Uber-like transportation to get guests where they need to go. via Pocket
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5 weeks ago by evansthompson
Book the Cook Not Available on World's Longest Flight to Singapore
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5 weeks ago by evansthompson
Star Wars supply ship docks atop restaurant at Disneyland’s Galaxy’s Edge – Orange County Register
A food freighter cargo ship carrying “tasty fare” has been spotted atop a docking bay that doubles as a restaurant at the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge themed land under construction at Disneyland. via Pocket
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5 weeks ago by evansthompson
Walt Disney World Just Announced a New Luxury Hotel | Travel + Leisure
Disney Parks & Resorts has announced a brand new hotel coming to Walt Disney World. Set to open in 2022, this top-tier, deluxe-level resort will have over 900 rooms at its Bay Lake-adjacent waterfront property. via Pocket
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5 weeks ago by evansthompson
15 Best And Worst Airports In The US For Flight Delays
The busy holiday travel season is fast approaching, which means that flight delays are inevitable. via Pocket
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5 weeks ago by evansthompson
The Definitive Guide to All Airlines Offering TSA PreCheck
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5 weeks ago by evansthompson
Simple flight attendant trick could stop you from losing your passport - Business Insider
Losing your passport is one of the most stressful things that can happen on holiday. Whether it's stolen or you simply misplace it, travel plans can get interrupted and flights can be missed if you don't have your passport on you. via Pocket
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5 weeks ago by evansthompson
Meet Janet, the Most Mysterious Airline in the World
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5 weeks ago by evansthompson
The Critical Points: This Is When Smart People Turn Dumb
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5 weeks ago by evansthompson
American Airlines Makes Elite Status Harder For These Credit Card Holders – Skift
In what appears to be a growing trend among legacy carriers this month, American Airlines is moving the goal posts for how some travelers on the airline earn elite status in its AAdvantage loyalty program. via Pocket
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7 weeks ago by evansthompson
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If you're in the market for an Apple Watch Series 4, chances are you've already heard about its new EKG feature and fall detection, but hopefully you won't have to use those two features on a daily basis. What you may get more use out of regularly a…
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7 weeks ago by evansthompson
Review: Amtrak Empire Builder (Superliner Bedroom) - Live and Let's Fly
My journey from from Portland, Oregon to Whitefish, Montana aboard Amtrak’s Empire Builder service was not what I expected, but still enjoyable. After arriving from Los Angeles on the Coast Starlight, we had about an hour before continuing our journ…
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7 weeks ago by evansthompson
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We were nearly 300 miles into our 1,400-mile trip on Amtrak’s Coast Starlight when it dawned on me to check on the kids. via Pocket
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7 weeks ago by evansthompson
Amtrak Is Bringing Back Its Historic Great Dome Car
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7 weeks ago by evansthompson
This $213 Train Ride Spotlights America's Best Attractions | MyDomaine
With its vast deserts, lush national parks, and bustling cities, there's a long list of attractions that belong on a U.S. bucket list, and travel blogger Derek Low believes he's found a way to see the majority on a budget. via Pocket
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7 weeks ago by evansthompson
World's longest sea crossing: Hong Kong-Zhuhai bridge opens - BBC News
Chinese President Xi Jinping has officially opened the world's longest sea crossing bridge, nine years after construction first began. Including its access roads, the bridge spans 55km (34 miles) and connects Hong Kong to Macau and the mainland Chin…
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7 weeks ago by evansthompson
American Airlines Changes Policy On Delays And Cancellations, Tougher For Customers. Is It Fair? - Pizza In Motion
American Airlines recently made changes to their policy on delays and cancellations.  For many years, the legacy airline carriers had agreements to help each other.  Those agreements allowed them to move passengers onto other airlines when they had …
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8 weeks ago by evansthompson
United Airlines Threatens to Trash the Credit of Passengers Who Skip Purchased Flight Segments - View from the Wing
You may be able to save hundreds of dollars on a one-way fare buying an itinerary that connects in the city you actually want to travel to, and never taking the flight beyond that city to the final destination on the ticket. via Pocket
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8 weeks ago by evansthompson
Millennium Falcon lands at Disneyland, aerial photos show - CNET
The Millennium Falcon has begun docking procedure at Disneyland -- well, at least its frame has.The iconic spaceship can be seen emerging amid ongoing construction at Disney's Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge in aerial images published by NearMap. via Pocket
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8 weeks ago by evansthompson
Bloomberg - Are you a robot?
American Airlines isn’t pleased with the U.S. Copyright Office’s conclusion that its logo lacks creativity. So the airline is upholding a distinctly American tradition -- it’s taking the agency to court. via Pocket
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8 weeks ago by evansthompson
Avoid These Planes When You Fly American Airlines – News – Luxury Travel Diary
American Airlines CEO Doug Parker has been going through his fleet of planes, adding a load of extra seats, fitting more into the same space) and taking out larger bathrooms and putting in smaller ones. via Pocket
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8 weeks ago by evansthompson
Everything You Need to Know About Plastic-Wrapping Your Luggage - Condé Nast Traveler
If you've been in an international airport in the last, oh, 20 years, you've no doubt seen those travelers: the ones wheeling plastic-covered suitcases or getting them spun in several layers of the stuff at kiosks like Seal & Go, TrueStar, and Secur…
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8 weeks ago by evansthompson
Iconic Disney Epcot Ride to Close for Two Years
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9 weeks ago by evansthompson
United flight from LA lands safely in Sydney after declaring 'fuel mayday' | Fox News
A United Airlines flight from Los Angeles landed safely in Sydney Thursday after the pilot warned the plane was running low on fuel, officials said. The U.S. airline said in a statement Flight 839 landed safely at Sydney International Airport "follo…
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10 weeks ago by evansthompson
When an Airline Served Nuts on My Flight, I Almost Died in Front of My Kids
Only two hours, and then we're home, I told myself as my family and I boarded our flight back to Pennsylvania. We'd just spent a week in Disney World on our first official family vacation with the kids. My husband’s family had joined us, too. via Po…
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11 weeks ago by evansthompson
What it's like to fly on the new millennial airline Joon - Business Insider
Air France launched a "boutique" airline last summer targeted at a slightly younger clientele (18 to 35) — and "Joon" certainly has a number of millennial-friendly perks, including its selection of booze. via Pocket
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11 weeks ago by evansthompson
Statue of Matilda facing down Donald Trump unveiled near Roald Dahl's home
The statues, which depicts Matilda Wormwood looking defiant with hands on hips in the face of the US president, have been installed to mark the 30th anniversary of the publication of the children's book Matilda. via Pocket
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11 weeks ago by evansthompson
A Famed Tokyo Fish Market Is Relocating - The New York Times
The move of the Tsujiki Market to a new space, scheduled to open on Oct. 11, means good and bad news for visitors. The potent combination of fish and bleach hit me as I walked into the inner section of Tokyo’s Tsukiji Market just after 11 a.m. via P…
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11 weeks ago by evansthompson
Points-Obsessed Travelers Are Terrified of Losing Perks - Bloomberg
Starwood fans fear Marriott mediocrity in the world's largest hospitality merger. Each morning they’d find a table looking out over the ocean, sink their feet in the sand, and make the hard choices. via Pocket
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august 2018 by evansthompson
In The Saturated Travel Bag Industry, This Carry-On Is Breaking Crowdfunding Records
Kish Vasnani and Vanessa Jeswani, the duo behind travel accessory company Nomad Lane, LLC., did not plan to set crowdfunding records. via Pocket
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august 2018 by evansthompson
TSA testing 3D scanner that will let you leave your laptop and iPad in your hand-baggage | 9to5Mac
Going through Security is one of the more tedious aspects of air travel, especially given the need to remove laptops, iPads and liquids from bags, which makes the process even slower … But that could be set to change. via Pocket
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august 2018 by evansthompson
New 'Harry Potter' ride is coming to Universal's Islands of Adventure in 2019 - Business Insider
Disney World is bringing a giant "Star Wars" land to its Hollywood Studios park next year, but there's another big attraction coming in 2019 to Florida you may have forgotten about. via Pocket
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august 2018 by evansthompson
1 Lithium Battery Could Bring Down a Plane, Research Shows
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august 2018 by evansthompson
What it's like to ride on the Slinky Dog Dash coaster in Disney World - Business Insider
The crown jewel of Disney's Hollywood Studios new Toy Story Land is undoubtedly the Slinky Dog Dash. But is it worth the hype? I waited over an hour for the coaster in an outdoor queue without any interactive elements. via Pocket
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july 2018 by evansthompson
Bikini Airline Orders 100 Boeing 737 MAX Planes - View from the Wing
VietJet’s CEO became Southeast Asia’s first self-made female billionaire. The airline is a discount carrier flying narrowbody aircraft mostly domestically although with several routes now into Asia. Five years ago the airline was fined 20 million Do…
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july 2018 by evansthompson
Things Your Hotel Will Give You for Free | Oyster.com
No matter how well-traveled you are, you're bound to forget something at home sooner or later. Or, perhaps your luggage will go missing. Either way, hotels are stepping up and standing ready to supply little necessities that their guests may find th…
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july 2018 by evansthompson
Walt Disney World Basically Just Opened A Theme Park For Food | Travel + Leisure
If you vacationed at Walt Disney World in the past few years, you probably wound up at Downtown Disney, grabbing a table at Planet Hollywood or eating dinner beside a larger-than-life dinosaur in a Mesozoic Era-themed restaurant. via Pocket
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july 2018 by evansthompson
Disneyland PhotoPass Apple Watch Hack | POPSUGAR Tech
Just when I thought I knew ALL the Disneyland tricks and tips, one of the park's PhotoPass photographers practically knocked my (millennial pink) mouse ears right off my head on my most recent trip with this genius hack. via Pocket
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june 2018 by evansthompson
A 64-year-old put his life savings in his carry-on. U.S. Customs took it without charging him with a crime. - The Washington Post
A 64-year-old Cleveland man is suing U.S. Customs and Border Protection after agents strip-searched him at an airport in October and took more than $58,000 in cash from him without charging him with any crime, according to a federal lawsuit filed th…
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may 2018 by evansthompson
Forbes Welcome
Neither is very large in terms of time or space. But both are huge indicators of just what travelers from different cultures are and are not willing to endure. via Pocket
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may 2018 by evansthompson
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