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Month: August 2016 (Page 1 of 4)

The Engineer Who Created Boeing’s 747 Is Dead at 95

If it’s not Boeing, I’m not going.Žiga Sancin

A new ranking of the world’s most powerful passports shows who gets through airports easily and who doesn’t

According to Henley & Partners’ Visa Restrictions Index, released Wednesday, Germans hold the strongest passports, giving them visa-free access to 177 countries. Sweden came in second place, with visa-free access to 176 countries. The United Kingdom, which held the top spot in the ranking from 2013 to 2015 (including twice tying Germany), came in third place along with Finland, France, Italy, and Spain, with 175 countries at passport holders’ fingertips. […] As for nations with the most limited travel, Afghanistan is ranked the worst in 104th place, with access to just 25 countries. Pakistan is second-worst, with travel permitted to 29 countries, and Iraq is third from the bottom, restricted to 30 other countries.Chloe Pantazi (Business Insider)

Vipavska skozi oči tujih turistov – skriti biser tudi po odkritju ameriških medijev

Mmm Guerila. :*Žiga Sancin

Speedy Wi-Fi Is Finally Coming to European Short-Haul Flights

The partnership is one of at least three ventures aiming to help European airlines catch up with their U.S. counterparts. While travelers can surf the internet on about 75 percent of flights in the U.S., according to airline rating site Routehappy, only a handful of airlines in Europe offer the service.Michael Scaturro (Bloomberg)

Airline to use smart chips attached to your luggage

Delta Airlines, based Atlanta, said it will use Radio Frequency Identification chips placed on travellers’ bags to track their location. Baggage handlers will be able to identify each bag from a distance from a chip placed inside a paper tag on baggage.Harvey Day (Daily Mail)

48 hours in Ljubljana: hotels, restaurants and places to visit

The Independent does Ljubljana.Žiga Sancin

Žičnice na Kopah bo po novem upravljala Robeta

Fiksna štiriseda iz Ivarčkega bo naslednjo sezono obratovala na Peci. Interes za nakup rabljene fiksne štirisede so pokazali vsaj še na Golici (Koralpe). Morda se tudi njim v kratkem posreči nakup rabljene naprave iz Slovenije.Žiga Sancin

The Weird Ways Americans Try to Make the Wilderness Comfy

We idealize nature into certain spaces, but we have to add all these amenities to enjoy it.Joshua Haunschild

Why the Big Three Airlines Are So Much the Same

The big three U.S. airlines—American, Delta and United—match each other more closely than ever. The three were created from the merger of six large airlines over the past eight years and now each has the profits to spend upgrading its product. They’re all intent on not letting one rival gain a cost or product advantage.Scott McCartney (The Wall Street Journal)

Interview: Airbnb’s China Rival Tujia and the Power of Home-Field Advantage

We are different from Airbnb in a few perspectives. Tujia actually focuses on China market, meaning we are focusing on Chinese travelers whether they travel domestically or overseas so Airbnb actually is a broader focus. Our focus is different and as you know, China is becoming the largest consumer market right now.Melissa Yang (Tujia)

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