Scandinavian Airlines Stops Duty Free Sales to Cut Emissions Faced with growing concern about the impact air travel has on climate change, Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) said it will stop selling duty-free goods on planes to reduce weight and save fuel in order to help reduce emissions. SAS aims to reduce its emissions by at least 25% by 2030. Recently, airlines have been under pressure to become more environmentally friendly. In Nordic countries in particular, people are Read More
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Why Airlines Make Flights Longer On Purpose Flights are much longer than they were a few decades ago. For example, in 1973, a flight from New York City to Houston, Texas, was only two and a half hours long. However, the same flight takes almost four hours today. Why does it take longer to fly the same distance? The simple answer is fuel efficiency. Fuel is very expensive and airlines can save millions of dollars a year by Read More
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Vacations with a Difference. What is Volunteer Tourism? Volunteer tourism means travelling somewhere to do charity work. It may be seen by many people as a more positive and cheaper way to see the world. By choosing to volunteer during their vacations, people can do anything from teaching in Africa to protecting animals in South Asia. Most volunteer travel programs are especially popular with younger travellers. But some groups like Doctors Without Borders bring people Read More
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Why planes fly at 35,000 feet Planes fly at high altitude and actually the policy is the higher the better. One of the main reasons behind aircraft altitude is that. As the air gets thinner planes can travel more easily and therefore move faster and burn less fuel. Therefore saving money. The “sweet spot” of flying is regarded as between 35,000 and 42,000 feet .The airline industry still uses feet as its standard measurements. Too high Read More
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Delta Airlines came in first place in a long-running study that ranks US airlines by how often flights arrive on time and other data. Academics at Wichita State University and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University recently released the study, now in its 29th year. They used 2018 data from the US Transportation Department on rates of on-time arrivals, mishandled baggage, bumping passengers, and customer complaints. Delta was the only airline to improve in all four categories, the researchers Read More
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  Announcements by British Airways British Airways is due to launch its new Airbus A350 in June 2019. The aircraft will be launched alongside the eagerly awaited new Club World Business Class seat. British Airways will also be launching upgrades to the First Class and World Traveller Plus cabins. Also this Summer British Airways is expected to complete a wifi rollout on its short-haul fleet. A350 Delivery British Airways has 18 firm orders for the Airbus A350-1000, Read More
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