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CuriositiesAirplanes and events. Miami Airport to host tomorrow honor flight for 77 local WWII veterans -VIDEO
Miami, Usa - The departure and return trips named with the first and the last year of the war
Miami International Airport, in partnership with Honor Flight South Florida and Eastern Air Lines, will host its second annual Honor Flight for 77 local World War II veterans this Saturday. New to this... more
CuriositiesApril fool: jokes alert
Rome, Italy - Some detailed curiosities about the origin of this particular day
April Fools' Day is celebrated every year on 1 April by playing practical jokes and spreading hoaxes. The jokes and their victims are called April fools. People playing jokes expose their prank by shouting... more
CuriositiesAirplanes and events. Alitalia supports Rome in its Olympic bid
Rome, Italy - Italian airline to be top sponsor of 2024 Games
Alitalia is supporting Rome and Italy in the bid to host the Olympic Games in 2024. As Italy’s largest airline and a key player in efforts to develop the country’s tourism industry, the Company confirms its... more
CuriositiesSpace: it will "Touch lightly" the Earth at 10 million kms of distance
Rome, Italy - It is an asteroid large a main building of the Moscow University
The dimensions are those of a "Traditional Stalin's skyscraper" with a diameter equal to the height of a main building of the State Moscow's University, the Russian "Ria Novosti" explained and it will... more
CuriositiesAirplanes and animals. Iata: airlines are "United for wildlife"
London, UK - Signed a declaration aimed at reducing the illegal trafficking
On behalf of the aviation industry, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) signed a declaration aimed at reducing the illegal trafficking of wildlife and underlining the aviation industry’s c... more
CuriositiesAirplanes and photo. A-350/900 prototype on Cuneo-Levaldigi airport for session of tests
Cuneo, Italy - Lasted about an hour
The prototype of the great A-350/941 commercial airplane used yesterday for about an hour the runway of the Cuneo-Levaldigi airport for a test flight and a series of passages. The airplane, took off from... more
CuriositiesA-380 airplane. Emirates showcases its sponsorship of AC Milan at 30,000ft and across the globe -VIDEO
Milan, Italy - The aircraft with a particular livery which shows club's football players
Emirates and AC Milan are celebrating their partnership with the unveiling of a bespoke decal which depicts the club’s football players in action on an A-380 aircraft that operated on the Dubai/Milan/New Y... more
CuriositiesMiami Airport distributed 25,000 bouquets to passengers in celebration of international women's day
Miami, Usa - It has been observed since in the early 1900's
Passengers throughout Miami International Airport received flowers on March 8 as the airport celebrated International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month. Representatives from American Airlines, the... more
Curiosities"Luminale 2016": ECB headquarters illuminated of the '"€", visible from the airplanes in landing at Frankfurt
Frankfurt, Germany - From 8:00pm to midnight, from March 13 to 18, in the context of the biennal "Lights Festival"
The passengers on airplanes that will land from March 13 to 18 from 8:00pm to midnight at the Frankfurt airport will enjoy of an extraordinary play of lights, effect of the "Lights festival Luminale 2016".... more
CuriositiesAlitalia: new "Ulisse" magazine available on its airplanes and lounges. Alessio Vinci will be the Editorial Director
Rome, Italy - New graphics and content for its historical inflight magazine
Alitalia has revamped its in-flight magazine "Ulisse" with a new look, design and publisher and the first edition is available from yesterday on board its fleet of aircraft. News and feature articles will... more
CuriositiesLufthansa Cargo: 40 million roses transported on its MD-11F airplanes
Frankfurt, Germany - On the occasion of Valentine's Day next Sunday
Lufthansa Cargo is currently flying entire freighters filled with beautiful roses to ensure that the millions of declarations of love will not have to go without the scent of fresh roses. The Lufthansa... more
CuriositiesTop ten worst habits of airplane strangers. But there is another one that none describes...
Milan, Italy - Always silent, not divulged but winding, that can modify the journey in a nightmare...
When taking a flight, many of us wait anxiously to see who we’re sitting next to, in case it’s someone who might try to strike up a conversation, complain a lot, or swear in front of the kids. Are you... more
CuriositiesAirplanes and concept. Skydeck: the window on the sky at the wind speed... -VIDEO
Rome, Italy - The project by an American industry will permit a new panoramic "Point of view"
The phrase "Have head in the clouds" has been taken literally by Windspeed Technologies, a company involves in high technology adopted by the aircraft and of transport in general. It has presented an innovative... more
CuriositiesBritish Airways: the numbers on Christmas day; ditch the sleigh, fly
Milan, Italy - The preferred destinations during this period this year are New York, Los Angeles, Geneva, Amsterdam and Madrid
British Airways is preparing for Christmas 2015 with more than 450 of its pilots expecting to fly 35,000 customers across the world on December 25.
There will be over 3,400 BA cabin crew on duty on Christmas... more
CuriositiesLufthansa Cargo: children's feet decorate MF-11 Freighter airplane
Nairobi, Kenya - The airline presents flying ambassador for an aid organisation
A Lufthansa Cargo freighter is from now on flying around the world with the footprints of 24 children on its fuselage. The carrier has turned the MD-11F airplane registered "D-ALCH" into a flying ambassador... more
Curiosities"Memorable" fragment of the Lunar conquest fell back down on the Earth today
Rome, Italy - The INAF researchers sure it is a piece of the lunar module of the Apollo 10 mission. It falls on the Indian Ocean
A piece of space history to return to its origin place after more than 45 years. A "Mysterious" object of around three meters as size, registered as WT1190F in February 2013 when it was discovered by Catalina... more
CuriositiesEmirates: two A-380 airplanes against the illegal wildlife trade -VIDEO-
Dubai, UAE - The first one departed for Londoon last Monday and a second operated to Mauritius today
Two massive Emirates A-380 jet airplanes take to the skies this week, wearing special livery in support of United for Wildlife, a global collaboration that unites the efforts of the world’s leading wildlife c... more
CuriositiesAirplanes and curiosities. Lounges in airport: Qantas is the first
Rome, Italy - Top twenty of the airlines with best airport lounges made by Hipmunk
The lounge in airport. It is able to make comfortable the travel experience of the passengers, not only on board of airplanes, but also in always long waiting hours before a taking-off, or between a flight... more
CuriositiesUAV aircraft. And now the paper drones also arrive...
Rome, Italy - Between a remote control system and a toy, it reaches 350 ft as altitude, and it is enough..
The "Drone fever" continues out of control. A "Virus" that can infect all, indiscriminately, adults and children, industries and businessmen, keen of flight and not. Since the masses discovered the potentialities... more
Curiosities"Chopin Music Spot", a zone promoting it at Warsaw Airport
Warsaw, Poland - It will be a place open and accessible for all passengers and visitors
A moment of relaxation with music before departure? Now it is possible. "Chopin Airport" in Warsaw in cooperation with Steinway & Sons company offers passengers two pianos of Boston brand. Anyone who wants... more
CuriositiesEstonian Air: a concert at an altitude of 10 kilometers
Tallinn, Estonia - It will be performed next Thursday on an early morning flight
Sandra Sillamaa, a well-known Estonian bagpipe player, and Oliver Kuusik, opera soloist of Estonian National Opera will both perform a concert on Estonian Air Tallinn-Amsterdam-Tallinn early morning flight.
CuriositiesAir space, helicopters, UAV aircraft and heavily guarded: Israel "Bow" to the elite event of the year
Haifa, Israel - Among indignation of pilots, only the means chartered by the famous couple will fly on a sky part
The civil aviation authorities in Israel will secure the air space for that one retained also by them the "Wedding of the year".
A decision justified, according to the local press that reports that... more
CuriositiesSurprisingly the dirtiest place on a plane is not the toilet, but...
Rome, Italy - "Travelmath" sent a microbiologist to test 5 different airports and 4 different flights
If we are asked what in our opinion is the dirtiest place on a plane, it would be easy to reply that it is the toilet. Surprisingly "Travelmath" (website specialized in the calculation of the parameters... more
CuriositiesFlying with pets is possible... -VIDEO
Madrid, Spain - The Spanish Iberia Group has carried more than 29,000 this year
Since the beginning of 2015, the Iberia Group has transported more that 29,000 pets on its aircraft, a 13% increase from the total in January-August of last year.
Pets can be carried both in the passenger... more
CuriositiesBritish Airways: crew celebrate the Queen becoming the longest serving British monarch
London, UK - 30 crew gathered at Terminal 5 to raise a flag in honour of Her Majesty reaching this historical milestone
British Airways pilots, cabin crew and ground staff -past and present- who have had the honour of flying the Queen came together at Heathrow Airport in London to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen becoming... more
CuriositiesAirplanes and environment. The birth of the first airport entirely at power neutral (VIDEO)
Rome, Italy - The Indian "Cochin International" airport, Kerala State, completely ri-converted
The international press celebrated the birth, or better the transformation in the last days, when on August 18 the premier of the Indian State of Kerala, Oommen Chandy, officially inaugurated the solar... more
CuriositiesAirplanes and stress. British Airways develops an anti-panic program to face the flight with calm (VIDEO)
Milan, Italy - The plan is divided in three phases
Founder of the Mindfulness Institute Mark Coleman in his role as mindfulness consultant has been leading meditation retreats worldwide since 1997 and is a senior teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center... more
CuriositiesA-400M airplane makes Tom Cruise’s mission possible (VIDEO)
Seville, Spain - Paramount Pictures will distribute it at the end of this month
It will be the world’s most advanced military transport aircraft for decades to come but the A-400M airplane may never again be called upon to perform its astounding role in upcoming movie Mission: Impossible –... more
CuriositiesAirplanes. Eurofighter launches Amateur Photography Competition 2015; sending no later than next September 25
Hallbergmoos, Germany - New Category: Prize for Best Digital enhanced photo
Amateur photographers worldwide are invited from today, 10th July, to show their creativity in the 2015 Eurofighter Typhoon Amateur Photography Competition.
Eurofighter PR & Communications is proud... more
CuriositiesBoeing donates first-ever B-787 Dreamliner ZA001 to Nagoya's "Central Japan International Airport" (VIDEOs)
Nagoya, Japan - Historic airplane to be displayed in Japan's main aerospace cluster, inspire next generation of aviation
Boeing donates today the first B-787/8 Dreamliner flight test airplane (ZA001) to "Centrair International Airport" in Nagoya. It is the last of three original flight test 787/8s the industry has donated... more