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Here's the incredible way some warships are launched into water for the first time

But as technology improved, ships grew in size, and the space constraints of narrow waterways led to the need for new launching practices. By World War II, side launches had become common. Now side launches are the only way to move battleships into the water for the first time if they're being …

Military

Airline loses bag with $900K in it

Why was anyone travelling with that much money? Hold that thought for a second. First, let’s talk about how it happened.<p>As we all know too well, it’s …

Avianca Brasil enters Star Alliance - Economy Class & Beyond

Star Alliance grew yesterday, and added an important tick in its network coverage with Avianca Brasil joining the alliance.<p>Star Alliance welcoming …

Star Alliance

Singapore Airlines: non-stop USA flights with long-range A350

by David Flynn | October 13, 2015<p>Singapore Airlines will restart non-stop flights to Los Angeles and New York from 2018 using a new ultra-long-range …

Germanwings crash families attack Lufthansa CEO over 'deeply offensive' compensation offer

Relatives of 18 children and teachers from a single school killed in the Germanwings crash have sent a furious letter to the Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr slamming him for his handling of the disaster<p>The families of school children killed in the Germanwings air disaster have launched a scathing …

How To Make Sure You're Earning The Best Miles

As part of the media extravaganza happening here this week, Ben had the chance to appear Thursday morning (Sydney time) on <b>Sunrise</b>, which is a popular …

Frequent-flyer Programs

British Airways cracks down on travelers exploiting hidden-city ticketing

British Airways is enforcing harsher penalties on travelers hoping to save a few bucks with hidden-city ticketing, a dubious, if not illegal, booking …

NASA's Kepler spacecraft finds Earth's cousin

Earth 2.0<p>NASA's exoplanet-hunting Kepler spacecraft has spotted another Earth-like world. The space agency today announced the discovery of Kepler-452b, the smallest planet we've found yet orbiting inside a star's habitable zone — the places around a sun where it’s warm enough for liquid surface …

Astronomy