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Fancy sleeping in the cargo hold? Qantas ponders the future of its planes

The A380 first class seat on Qantas. Image: Pascal Parrot/Getty Images It's always fascinating to think about how plane cabins could be more than just hours of sitting, movie-watching, and interrupted sleep. Following its first direct, commercial flight Australia to Europe, Qantas chief Alan Joyce told an audience in London that the airline is thinking… Continue reading Fancy sleeping in the cargo hold? Qantas ponders the future of its planes

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Air New Zealand has a nifty feature that lets parents sleep next to their baby

Air New Zealand's Skycouch has been updated for tinier passengers. Image: air new zealand As many of us know, sleeping in economy seats is a challenge at best. At least on some Air New Zealand flights, the airline has added something it calls a Skycouch, turning a row of seats into a flat-ish bed that's… Continue reading Air New Zealand has a nifty feature that lets parents sleep next to their baby

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Ryanair to axe Glasgow Airport base

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ryanair will add 11 new routes to its Edinburgh schedule Ryanair is to close its base at Glasgow Airport, warning that 300 jobs could go as a result. The airline, which also operates out of Prestwick, Edinburgh and Aberdeen, will cut the number of routes out of Glasgow from… Continue reading Ryanair to axe Glasgow Airport base

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United Airlines saves 170,000 gallons of fuel by printing inflight magazine on lighter paper

United Airlines has switched its inflight magazine and seatback service guide to lighter paper, reducing the weight by one ounce on each magazine.  (iStock) United Airlines has lightened the load on its flights – and wallets – by using lighter paper to produce its inflight magazine. The carrier said it has started printing the magazine,… Continue reading United Airlines saves 170,000 gallons of fuel by printing inflight magazine on lighter paper

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We’re not sure how this travel jacket has so many features, but we’re not complaining

Travel lightly with this 15-in-1 jacket. Image: baubax Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Imagine seeking $20,000 through Kickstarter to fund your new idea. Imagine meeting that goal in five hours. Imagine raising a casual $9.2 million by the time your fundraiser finally wrapped up. That was… Continue reading We’re not sure how this travel jacket has so many features, but we’re not complaining

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50+ Flights That Had The Best Passengers

Many airlines allow pets to fly in the cargo hold (where the atmosphere is unpressurized and the temperature is often unregulated) or in a container in the cabin, but some made headlines after they took animals on board with the rest of the passengers. To be able to travel with your pet like that, it… Continue reading 50+ Flights That Had The Best Passengers

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50 Fun, Cheap Dates That Are Perfect For Winter

iStockPhoto.com / Katie Martynova1. Make your own hot chocolate. Instead of buying the premixed packets at the store make your own from scratch just the way you like it! Add some marshmallows, chocolate syrup, whipped cream and sprinkles, or whatever your favorite toppings are. 2. Sign up for a cooking class. It’s a great way to… Continue reading 50 Fun, Cheap Dates That Are Perfect For Winter

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You Can Travel To Iceland For $99 In 2018, So Get Ready To Book A Trip

If your wanderlust is calling but your wallet is pulling in the reins, you'll be pleased to know that the new year offers some budget-friendly travel options. Get your passport ready — WOW Air's $99 tickets to Iceland are a must-buy. Now is definitely the time to cross a few places off your checklist. WOW… Continue reading You Can Travel To Iceland For $99 In 2018, So Get Ready To Book A Trip

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Water leak floods JFK Airport baggage claim, forces evacuation

(CNN)A water main break flooded a baggage claim area at JFK International Airport in New York on Sunday afternoon, compounding flight cancellations and other headaches caused by the cold wave. A pipe feeding the terminal's sprinkler system broke around 2 p.m. ET, sending water into the arrivals and customs inspection areas of the terminal, Port… Continue reading Water leak floods JFK Airport baggage claim, forces evacuation

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Virgin Atlantic is encouraging passengers to steal from business class

Virgin Atlantic is letting passengers steal their prized salt and pepper shakers during one week in December.  (iStock) In 2011, Virgin Atlantic stopped giving salt and pepper shakers in the shape of mini airplanes to its first class passengers. Soon after the airline introduced its uniquely shaped shakers, thousands had disappeared — usually into the… Continue reading Virgin Atlantic is encouraging passengers to steal from business class