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Feel guilty about flying? That’s ‘flygskam.’ Here’s what you can do about it.

11.09.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles, Travel Articles

'Flygskam' is a compound of the Swedish words 'flyg', which means flight, and 'skam' – shame. There, the movement is already changing people's flying habits. More and more travelers are replacing planes with trains.  Now, 'flygskam' is mak... ...

With Garmin Autoland, small planes can land themselves if the pilot becomes incapacitated

Here’s a horror scenario for you: you’re flying in a small plane and suddenly the single pilot who knows how to fly passes out. In the movies, somebody would probably talk one of the passengers through safely landing the plane. In reality, that’s unlikely. Flying planes is hard. Now, however, planes outfitted with the Garmin ...

Qantas flies passengers around for 19 hours in the name of science.

At 19-hours and 16-minutes, the recent Qantas' non-stop flight from New York, 'Murica to Sydney, Australia is the longest haul to be had on a commercial flight. Currently, the this long-*** trek isn't an option for the traveling public to undertake. Rather, the flight seen in this video is one of three that Qantas is ...

JOHN WILCOCK: Visiting Japan on Five Dollars a Day

From John Wilcock, New York Years, by Ethan Persoff and Scott Marshall.

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Startups Weekly: Upfront Ventures bets on a bus service

In this week's newsletter: Airbnb, WeWork and Postmates prep IPOs. ...

“Huge drug bust” at Gatwick Airport was actually vegan cake mix

@BTPSussex huge drugs bust at Gatwick airport. In collaboration with @ukhomeoffice powders tested and discovered to be vegan cake ingredients. Please label your foods and bring samples of cakes next time you visit. #cakefine pic.twitter.com/tmyuOI5rLw

— BTP Sussex (@BTPSussex) August 28, 2019

Last week, police at London's Gatwick Airport ...

Air New Zealand’s cheeky new safety video gets real meta — oh, and the All Blacks are back

07.31.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

Air New Zealand is world-famous for its star-studded safety videos, which have featured big international names from Betty White and Chrissy Teigen to Cuba Gooding Jr., as well as local stars like Deadpool 2's Julian Dennison. The brand spanking ... ...

How autonomous vehicles and hyperloop are scooting along

Will transportation technologies become the industry disruptors many pundits suggested they would? ...