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CuriositiesDogs toilette at Detroit airport
Detroit, USA - At animals' disposal a service area for relax
Two indoor patches of grass of rectangular shape, with mini fire hydrants will be available for all the dogs which are going to transit at the "Metropolitan Detroit Airport".
The relief zone, called... more
CuriositiesTupolev Tu-95 MS aircraft for sale on eBay for 3 million dollars
Kiev, Ukraine - Built in 1987, the strategic bomber has just a few flight hours
A Tupolev Tu-95 MS aircraft of the Ukrainian Air Force has been put up for sale on eBay, the renowned online auction website, with a starting price of 3 million dollars (about 2.16 million Euros). An offer... more
CuriositiesUnited Airlines flies children to the North Pole for Holiday Fantasy Flights
Chicago, Usa - United provides the aircraft and event location
For the twentieth year, United Airlines employees are making the holidays a little brighter by hosting Fantasy Flights to the "North Pole" for children facing illness or living in underserved communities.... more
CuriositiesNew sortie record for the F-35 fighter aircraft (VIDEO)
Fort Worth, Usa - 45 training missions in the same day made by three different models
The joint-program regarding the fighter aircraft of the fifth generation F-35 Lightning II reached last Wednesday a new single-day record for the airplane sorties, making 45 training missions with three... more
Curiositiesairberlin: aircraft with a special Christmas livery will land in Milan next Sunday evening
Milan, Italy - Also the interior of it is decorated in festive mood with specially-designed headrest covers
airberlin is once again operating its aircraft decorated in Christmas livery under the motto "Flying home for Christmas". The B-737/800 will continue to be out and about on the airline’s European route n... more
CuriositiesSurvey about hand baggages: difficulties at the embark
Rome, Italy - A third of passengers has had to to pay extra
"The result is emerged from a survey conducted by Skyscanner, world site for searching travels, following to the Ryanair's announcement about most favourable conditions in the baggage management and on... more
CuriositiesTrend for flights searching in the occasion of the All Saints' long week-end: London on the top, Vienna is a surpraise
Rome, Italy - The Italians go abroad, according to Skyscanner
The first Italian destinations in the list, Milan and Rome, are at 8th and 9th places, respectively. The Italians who will depart by an airplane will take advantage of this extra week-end to... more
Curiosities"Skyscanner Italian Award" will be assigned tomorrow to Tuscany Region
Rome, Italy - A top 20 of the countries that choose this Region as destination of their journeys will be unveilved
Skyscanner, that with over 25 million unique visitors per month, is the website for comparison of on-line air flights in Europe, will assign the title "Preferred destination" to Tuscany Region in the ambit... more
CuriositiesRome at the fourth place among the most searched capital cities in the world
Rome, Italy - Manila the best of the emerging group
Skyscanner announces the cities that rather than other capital have interested the travellers to search flights in the world. London and Paris are the main capitals, the most searched destinations both... more
CuriositiesReclining chairs on airplane: passenger doesn't want them
Rome, Italy - According to a survey by Skyscanner
Nine out of ten travellers don't want the reclining chairs on aircraft, according to an international survey made by Skyscanner.
91% of the interviewed thinks that on board of short range air links... more
CuriositiesAircraft and customs. Moscow: 20 billion Euros frozen at the airport for six years, is it Saddam's treasure?
Moscow, Russia - The Russian authorities urge the owner to show up and claim the money
It is very common that the customs of the worls' airports seize large amounts of money, but the story which arrives from Russia, which was brought into light by the "Moskovsky Komsomolets" newspaper, is... more
Curiosities"Oktoberfest 2013": searching for flights to Munich
Rome, Italy - Skyscanner: the list of the cities interested in the occasion of the event in Bavaria
Skyscanner, the website on travel searching, unveiled the list of the most interested cities for flights to Munich in the occasion of the "Oktoberfest 2013".
Rome and Naples are the two cities that... more
CuriositiesAircraft and transport. Milan, "Fashion week": the home towns of the visitors
Rome, Italy - A series of events that attracted attention in particular by the Russian travellers
Milan hosts as of today, September 18, numerous events in the occasion of the "Fashion week", that has attracted the attention by the Russian travellers.
Moscow, the first among all, overpasses the... more
CuriositiesAircraft and transport. Skyscanner: trend of the flights to Bari, in the occasion of the "Fiera del Levante"
Rome, Italy - Moscow and Warsaw look for this city
The "Fiera del Levante" will begin next September 14 in Bari, one of the most important fair events of the Mediterranean. Skyscanner, world website for travel searching, has made a list of the first ten... more
CuriositiesChina: 5-yo kid pilots aircraft over Beijing (VIDEO)
beijing, China - The father risks legal consequences
A Chinese 5-yo kid became the world's youngest pilot, aftert two flights for an overall time of 47 minutes he performed with an ultralight airplane, covering a distance of 30 km.
According to reports... more
CuriositiesSkyscanner survey: from the parrot to the glass eye, the strangest things left on board of the aircraft revealed
Rome, Italy - Results collected between 700 flight attendants
A live parrot, a glass eye and a bag of sand are just a few of the many bizarre items left behind on planes each year, according to a survey of 700 international cabin crew made by flight search engine... more
CuriositiesIn Usa the first aircraft powered with natural gas was presented
Oshkosh, USA - The airplane has a double power mode
The aerospace company Aviat Aircraft has created the first aircraft in the world powered with natural gas.
The presentation of the airplane took place during the "2013 AirVenture" Oshkosh air show.
CuriositiesLatecomers on aircraft: a new system to promote punctuality in airports
London, United Kingdom - In experimentation at London-Heathrow Airport
Airports can be full of distractions for travellers who are waiting for their aircraft: a lot of shops selling all kinds of products, and a large number of bars and restaurants available to passengers... more
CuriositiesThe Pope's farewell to Brazil: his aircraft has landed at Rome this morning
Ciampino, Italy - At the end of the "28th World Youth Day"
The "28th World Youth Day", which gave a lot of emotions in these historic days for the Catholic Church in Brazil, has ended with the Pope Francis’ aircraft going back to Italy.
The pontiff yesterday l... more
CuriositiesSkyscanner: Turin, the World sport capital in the Summer 2013
Rome, Italy - Particular interest expressed by Russians, Spanish, but also US and Irish
Skyscanner, website of the reference point in Europe in the comparison of the flight prices, analyzed the trend in the research to the Turin's airport and to Milan to understand which Nations expressed... more
CuriositiesPope Francis will fly on a military aircraft
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - For the visit to the shrine of Aparecida
A military aircraft, and not just a helicopter, as previously announced, will carry Pope Francis today to the shrine of Aparecida, during the celebrations for the 28th World Youth Day in Brazil.
CuriositiesEating on board the aircraft: airlines' exorbitant prices
London, United Kingdom - According to a survey by a specialized web site
The food items offered in an aircraft may cost up to 2600% more than the same products purchased in a supermarket.
It is the result of a study published by an English website specializing in the analysis... more
CuriositiesPope Francis: no special aircraft to fly to Rio de Janeiro
Rome, Italy - The pontiff will travel on an Airbus 330
Pope Francis' gestures never cease to amaze: soon the Pope will make a long intercontinental journey like any other passenger that we could meet every day on board of any aircraft.
At the end of July... more
CuriositiesAircraft and transport. Funny complaint letter goes viral on the Internet thanks to Sir Richard Branson
London, United Kingdom - A customer of a Caribbean company reports with irony his misfortune
A funny complaint letter of a passenger of LIAT, a Caribbean carrier, is quickly travelling on the Internet thanks to a special "Sponsor", that is to say Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin group,... more
CuriositiesAmerican Airlines could add more seats on its airplanes
Dallas, Usa - This would bring more revenues but less comfort
The air carrier American Airlines is considering an increase in the number of seats on its airplanes. Lauri Curtis, vice-president of the Northern American airline, announced it. The manager stated that... more
CuriositiesThe suitcase of the future works by GPS
Toulouse, France - Airbus' project is in experimentation
It is an idea still in the testing phase, but if it were commercialized, it could lead to a small revolution in air travel: no more lost luggage, no more endless wait at the airport to try to understand... more
CuriositiesThe airlifted pizza is arriving in Great Britain (VIDEO)
London, United Kingdom - At the moment the service by a pizza house is in experimentation
The oddity is already spreading all around the world. Forget the typical teenager on a moped ringing your intercom, who goes upstairs out of breath and gives you the box containing your favorite pizza... more
CuriositiesAntistress dogs: waiting for the airplane with a four-paws friend
San José, Usa - A successful activity carried out by volunteers
Until now, if we saw a dog at the airport we had always thought it was a drug control. From now on, in US airports we will also find much friendlier antistress dogs.
It is a very successful idea for... more
CuriositiesConnecting while flying: wi-fi go on board Air France-KLM airplanes
Paris, France - The service will be in experimentation throughout 2013
The air carrier Air France-KLM has began to test the new wi-fi connectivity system in its airplanes.
The service, carried out in collaboration with Panasonic Avionics, has two different rates, one... more
CuriositiesMedical emergencies on an aircraft are very rare, a study claims
Pittsburgh, USA - The odds of a death during a flight are 240,000 to 1
The possibilities of having someone who gets really sick on board of an aircraft are really low, and the cases in which a medical issue causes a landing in a different airport are very rare, according... more