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Airplane seat designed to speed up boarding would also improve the middle seat

The window seat has the views, the aisle seat has easy access, and a new design would give the middle seat the elbow room.<p>The seating concept would …

Free Things to Do in Hong Kong

When Britain claimed Hong Kong in 1842, the peninsula and islands in southern China was a collective of fishing villages and a haven for coastal pirates. The territory returned to Chinese control in 1997 as one of the world’s leading financial centers and one of Asia’s most popular tourist …

Skift Global Forum: Designing the Ideal Aircraft Cabin Experience

If you travel, you’ve probably already enjoyed the eclectic and enduring touch of JPADesign without even knowing it.<p>The London-based design firm is …

Tutorial: A Quick Way to Add a Subtle Punch to Your Photos’ Color In Lightroom

Photographer Trevor Dayley has put together a very handy little tutorial to give your photographs that extra ‘pop’ of color in Adobe Lightroom or …

25 Most Useful Photography Cheat Sheets – Part1

Here we have collected some very useful Photography Cheat Sheets. I am sure, these diagrams will be very useful for beginners and amateur …

Step by Step Portrait Processing in Lightroom

The story When you are photographing someone who enjoys being in front of the camera, take advantage of it. This was a simple portrait to take and …

A beginner's guide to drills and bits

<b>Steve Hoefer</b> returns with another guide to some of the things that make civilized life possible.<p>There are a dizzying number of ways to put a hole in …

Ever Wondered What It's Like to be a Private Pilot?

<i>What is it like to be a private pilot?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and get insider knowledge. You can follow Quora on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.</i><p><i>Answer by Tim Morgan, Pilot</i><p>Hm, where do I start?? There's …

Flying

10 Jaw-Dropping Times When Flight Attendants Went Beyond The Call of Duty

You’re not just paying for service with a smile when it comes to airline cabin crew. It’s hard to remember this sometimes when they’re pouring your champagne but flight attendants are the most important safety feature on your plane. They undergo rigorous training to comply with the industry …

Getting Better at Photography

Not a lot, just a little bit.<p>Last week, my friend Paulo reached out about some tips on getting better at photography. He broke his issues down into …

Books You'll Need for Private Pilot Training

• Share<br>• Flip<br>• Pin<br>• Share<br>• Email<p>Updated May 06, 2018<p>Are you ready to start your journey toward becoming a private pilot? Whether you're ready to begin your …

Regulation

Insider’s Guide to Darjeeling

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Tea reigns in <b>Darjeeling</b>, where life is marked by the four harvest seasons: first flush in spring, the second flush in June, monsoon season (yes, it’s a tea season) July-August, and the autumn flush from October into November.<p>British author George Orwell<i>,</i> born in a town west …

Why Following the Rules of Air Travel Matters

As a flight attendant, it is part of my job to tell people to sit down, fasten their seat belts, and bring their seat back to an upright position. When the response to these requests turns into an argument, or I am greeted by an eye roll, what I want to say is that as much as you don't like to …

Mountain Railways of India

<b>Site</b>: Mountain Railways of India<p><b>Location</b>: India<p><b>Year Designated</b>: 1999<p><b>Category</b>: Cultural<p><b>Criteria</b>: (ii)(iv)<p><b>Reason</b>: India’s scenic mountain railways are marvelous triumphs of engineering that have provided essential infrastructure for socio-economic advancement in isolated rural areas.<p>* * *<p>The British …

The essential guide to backpacking China's Silk Road

The section of the ancient Silk Road that runs through China is an epic journey through desert dunes to the end of the Great Wall, a length of pink mud that ends abruptly in the magnificent beige towers of the Jiayuguan Fort.<p>This is not a voyage that many travellers experience; it's often and …

Ask the Captain: Local flight school or college aviation program?

<b>Question</b>: How do college and university flight programs compare to local flight schools? Would you recommend obtaining an aviation degree for prospective airline pilots going into college? I know there are many pilot forums that deter people from going that path, but aren't there more job …

How To Master The Long Flight And Get Upgraded

The basics of airplane travel can be fairly simple. Try to wear nice socks for the TSA agents, keep all carry-on liquids in 3-ounce containers, pack sleeping pills for night flights and definitely, do not under any circumstances let a stranger pack your bag for you.<p>That being said, long plane …

How to Develop and Share Photos with Lightroom

Photographers have long favored Photoshop for editing digital images. Because the software is so powerful, many artists don’t much consider other …

Ask the Captain: Can pilots wear glasses?

<b>Question</b>: Early on in high school I decided I wanted to be a commercial pilot. I took the military test and scored very high, and they asked me to choose any job I wanted. I said pilot, but they said I was too tall (6'3") and I had glasses, so that was out. Are there still height/weight …

How to Create Reflections in Photoshop

Great reflections can really make an image. The problem is, that like buses, there is never one when you need one. Of course these days it is …

The Flight from Dallas

From noon to dusk on November 22, 1963, history went dark, locked inside the closed and crowded cabin of Air Force One. Fifty years later, what happened after JFK died has fully come to light.<p><i>This article originally appeared in the October 2013 issue.</i><p>12:30 P.M., CENTRAL STANDARD TIME<p>Colonel James …

The Mysterious Japanese Airline: Starflyer

<b>Introduction</b><p>*Aircraft photos are credited to the respective photographers from Airliners.net<p>I didn't know about this airline until I did some …

Make Your Coach Flight Easier: Ten Things To Bring

I'm flying over the Atlantic, on my way to Madrid to lead a food tour of Spain. It's my sixth international flight this year, and I always fly coach. I want to justify the cost of business class, but it always seems so unreasonable for a few hours of comfort, even if that means being crammed into a …

32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life

And all you have to do is read them!

Books

12 Ways to Become the Office Superstar

How to beat your generation's bad rap and become the office superstar<p>You've heard that millennials are power-hungry, overconfident people who spend all day attached to their iPhones and want constant promotions. Crush the stereotype with these tips from Gen Y career expert Dan Schawbel, author of …

Regional Airlines' Pilot Shortage is Heading Toward the Perfect Storm

Regional airline pilots are trained to fly in all kinds of weather, but they are heading toward the proverbial perfect storm.<p>That’s because regional …

How to Travel Solo

It's an invigorating idea we've all pondered at some point -- leaving everything behind to embark on a solo journey. Thanks to memoirs like Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat, Pray, Love and Cheryl Strayed's Wild, traveling alone has a reputation for fostering self-discovery. Without the crutch of friends or …