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Secret tricks airports use on you

The designers of airport terminals are well aware of this and have been implementing some subtle tricks to get passengers headed in the right …

It's A Bird, It's A Plane, It's An iPhone! Why Evolution Makes Things Larger And Faster

Despite the title of Robert Bryce’s recent book, <i>Smaller, Faster, Lighter, Denser, Cheaper</i>, miniaturization is only one half of the story of technology—and of nature. Making components of things smaller, lighter and denser indeed enables the things composed of those parts to be faster, yes, but also …

Review: Swiss Business Class A330 Zurich To Beijing

I’ve flown Swiss many times before, both on shorthaul and longhaul flights. Up until now my longhaul flights on them have been limited to first …

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Ramp Operations - What's Going on Out There?

A Cathay Pacific Boeing 777-300 in the midst of a turnaround at YVR. You can see the yellow air conditioning hoses under the bridge.<p>Your flight has …

A380 Extravaganza: Singapore Airlines Suites Class Hong Kong to Singapore

<b>Singapore Airlines 1<br>Hong Kong (HKG) – Singapore (SIN)</b> <b><br>Thursday, January 17</b> <b><br>Depart: 8:00AM</b> <b><br>Arrive: 12:00PM</b> <b><br>Duration: 4hr</b> <b><br>Aircraft: Airbus 380</b> <b><br>Seat: 3A</b> …

We Rank Flight Attendant Uniforms From Worst to Sexiest

<i>Credit: Facebook User Southwest Airlines</i><p>As air travel's evolved from the free-wheeling, chain-smoking, good time emporium at altitude that it once was, to the no frills, no fun hell it's become, it makes sense that the flight attendant's uniforms would also change over the years.<p>Stripped of their …

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27 myths about the developing world

<b>I have a pretty embarrassing confession to make: I used to believe a lot of these myths.</b><p>Much of my initial experience with the developing world came …