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Hong Kong’s Restart Prompts Warnings Over Rising Corporate Travel Costs

Once China does reopen, experts warn demand will outstrip supply as airlines try to ramp up their reduced capacity. It may also be difficult to obtain seats to a desired destination, while airport staff and ground handling could be another issue.Matthew Parsons (Skift)

Badis in der Schweiz: In Zürich schwimmen manche sogar zur Arbeit

Heute ist die Schweiz eines der reichsten Länder der Welt, doch die Badis, ursprünglich Arme-Leute-Institutionen, sind noch immer essenzieller Teil des Schweizer Savoir-vivre. Hat ein Städtchen oder Dorf in der Eidgenossenschaft Kirche und Rathaus, hat es meist auch eine Badi oder zwei. Badi ist helvetisches Kulturgut.Michael Braun Alexander (Die Welt)

Qatar Airways named world’s best airline at the ‘Oscars of Aviation’

1. Qatar Airways; 2. Singapore Airlines; 3. Emirates; 4. ANA; 5. Qantas Airways, 6. Japan Airlines; 7. Turkish Airlines; 8. Air France; 9. Korean Air; 10. Swiss.Skytrax

TGV unveils high-speed trains of the future

In 2022, we don’t want to go faster.Philippe Molitor (Alstom)

Iraq’s answer to the pyramids

As I carefully climbed the grand staircase leading to the flat upper floor, I could still see bits of bitumen between the broken bricks. I also spotted a small, inscribed brick that recognises Saddam Hussein for his partial reconstruction of the monument in 1980. The upper terraces and the colourful temple have long been destroyed and lost to time. But across the nearly flat expanse of desert, I could see small mounds scattered throughout the area waiting to be excavated, no doubt hiding a world of treasures yet to be discovered.Geena Truman (BBC)

Europe’s Hotels Risk Lights Out in Energy Crisis Spawned by Ukraine War

Nearly every hotelier across the Continent is planning for soaring energy costs. Russia has slashed the supply of natural gas — which is critical for generating electricity and heat for many European businesses. Energy prices are at historic highs as countries work to boost supply. While European lawmakers promise about $280 billion (€280 billion) in relief to businesses and consumers, the crisis appears to be outpacing the planned aid.Sean O’Neill (Skift)

Move over JetBlue. This German airline has the wildest branding in the skies

Unlike most airlines, which focus their branding on the tail, and sometimes the winglets, Condor went, well, all in. The look will even trickle down to striped scarves for crew members and stripy towels for business class passengers.Elissaveta M. Brandon (Fast Company)

Greek Party Islands Chill Out

This is my moonshine. You know moonshine? You’ll try moonshine?Antonis Argyros (Art Space Winery)

The A380’s biggest supporter is asking Airbus to build a new super jumbo

The math tells you that you need a big unit, much bigger than we’re getting at the moment. The biggest one will be the 777-9, whenever that comes to market, which in our configuration will seat 364 people against 484 on the A380s with our new premium economy. And it was 519 before, so you get where I’m coming from.Tim Clark (Emirates)

The next fried-chicken craze?

Even if the recipe of the masala is known, many other factors come into play: the time the bird is rested after it is slaughtered, the duration of the marination process and the frying (under-fried but not under-cooked) process.Khaja Maheen

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