All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘flying’

Amelia Earhart To Fly Same Route As Her Namesake

Seventy-seven years ago, nautical pioneer Amelia Mary Earhart attempted to circumnavigate the globe, but disappeared somewhere over the Pacific Ocean. Yesterday, the modern-day Amelia Earhart set off on her own journey from Oakland, California to finish what her namesake started so many years ago, an 18-day, 28,000-mile trip around the world. “They said, you know, we wanna give her a …

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Airline Baggage Fees On The Decrease

Airlines collected less in bag fees than in the last two years, but are charging more for the little extras. Bag fees are down four percent from 2012, but US airlines still made a reported $3.35 billion in bag fees in 2013. Bag fees are down, but the charges for things like getting a better seat, food, and early boarding …

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Amazon Says Thanks to the FAA with Kindle Sale

In company-promotions-that-actually-feel-rather-joyous news, Amazon is celebrating the Federal Aviation Administration’s decision to jump into the 20th century by offering a pretty significant discount on a few Kindle devices. Last week, the FAA made the friendly skies a whole lot friendlier by finally lightening up their regulations on the use of personal electronic devices on all stages of flights. Starting soon, …

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Wingsuit Cave Flight Is Certifiably Insane [VIDEO]

Want to see something absolutely nuts? Ok, follow me. “Alexander Polli does the never before done – a tactical flight through a narrow cave on a rugged mountainside. The flight starts with a jump from a hovering helicopter, Alexander reaches speeds of 250 km/h (155 mph) while following a precise trajectory leading to the cave opening, he then fully commits …

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