Ryanair agrees to buy 75 extra 737 MAX jets in boost for Boeing

Ryanair orders 75 extra 737 Max jets in multi-billion-pound boost for Boeing that sends shares up by 5.2 per cent The order is the largest for the jet since 2018, when it was grounded Ryanair already has 135 of the 197-seat Max 200 on order  ‘The Boeing Max is a fabulous aircraft,’ Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary said  Budget airline Ryanair has […]

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Coronavirus vaccine: WHO ‘looking at prospects’ of e-vaccination certificates for travel

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. The WHO does not recommend countries issuing “immunity passports” for those who have recovered from COVID-19. However, the organisation is looking at prospects of deploying e-vaccincation certificates, similar to those it is developing with Estonia. In October, […]

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The Newest Hotel Amenity? Virus-Scrubbed Air

When the coronavirus first hit, hotels quickly adopted enhanced cleaning polices, including germ-killing electrostatic spraying and ultraviolet light exposure in guest rooms and public areas. But as research on virus spread has shifted focus from surface contact to airborne transmission, some hotels and cruise ships are scrubbing the very air travelers breathe with a variety of air filtration and treatment […]

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How Can Cruise Lines Attract New Cruisers in 2021?

Before the pandemic, the cruise industry was the fastest growing sector of the travel industry, with demand increasing a whopping 20.5 percent from 2013 to 2018, according to a 2018 report by the Cruise Lines International Association. The industry was worth roughly $150 billion that same year. The industry also impacts the lives of thousands of people: More than a […]

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The airport that came in from the cold – and then went out again

It didn’t happen in 2011, 2012 nor in any year up to and including 2019. But in 2020, Berlin Brandenburg airport finally opened after a construction performance of implausible incompetence. I paid £57 for the privilege of being on the first flight: easyJet’s departure to Gatwick, just six hours into November. Yet even before the end of the month, the […]

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EasyJet introduces charges for overhead baggage

They’re one of the most profitable airlines in the world, and with this new charge set to be rolled out in 2021 – EasyJet is set to get a little richer. In February, the budget airline will start charging all customers a fee of almost $50 to use the overhead luggage compartments on all of its flights. While passengers will […]

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Get Paid $5,000 to Be a Professional Cookie Connoisseur This Holiday Season

Attention cookie enthusiasts: Reynolds Kitchens is looking for you.  Reynolds Kitchens, the maker of Reynolds Kitchens Parchment Paper, is on the hunt for the ultimate sugar lover to fill its new Cookie Connoisseur role. “The holidays may be filled with some uncertainty this year, but baking cookies always brings joy,” Lisa Smith, senior vice president of marketing for Reynolds Brands, […]

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Cher Helps Rescue the 'World’s Loneliest Elephant' From Captivity

Don’t worry Kaavan, Cher’s got you, babe. The 36-year-old Asian elephant, who had been dubbed the "world’s loneliest elephant" since his partner died in 2012, arrived at a Cambodian sanctuary on Tuesday after spending most of his life in captivity — and it’s thanks in part to Cher. The 74-year-old singer explained on Twitter that after she saw a picture […]

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Here’s What People Listened to on Spotify During This Very Crazy Year

This year has certainly been a unique one. Besides being physically cut off from our friends and family due to the pandemic, people are finding new ways to work, stay fit, and have, dare we say, fun. And through it all, Spotify has been there to provide millions of hours of entertainment to stream anywhere we go –– even if […]

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