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The world’s longest flight

QantasQantas Boeing 787-9 has just tested the flight New York-Sidney, a 20 hours flight bridging a distance of 10,000 miles (16,000 km). The next test flight will be London-Sydney. This is 500 miles (800 km) longer and will last 21 hours. Qantas uses a brand new Boeing 787-9 for the ultra long-haul flight tests.

Ultra long-haul flight

A commercial flight would not be possible as there is not yet a plane capable of flying that distance nonstop. Therefore, the test flights will be operated with no more than...
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Baby in shoulder bag

Jennifer Erin Talbot Jennifer Erin Talbot is an American woman from Ohio. She is on her way to board a Delta Air Lines flight from Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Manila, Philippines to the USA. Without any problem she passes passport control, so there is no obvious sign of human trafficking. At the gate there is a final security check, which she tries to pass as well, but this time she fails.

Newborn baby

A security officer discovers a 6-days-old baby in her carry-on bag. Ms. Talbot cannot show...
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You just missed your flight

While Bill is waiting at the airport to board his plane, he notices a computer scale that would give your weight and a fortune. He drops a quarter in the slot, and the computer screen displays: “You weigh 195 pounds, you are married and you are on your way to San Diego.” Bill stands there dumbfounded. Another man puts in a quarter and the computer reads: “You weigh 184 pounds, you are divorced, and you are on your way to Chicago.” Bill asks the man: “Are you divorced and on our way...
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Watch KLM’s T&C

Air France/KLMAr France/KLM has a no-show clause in its terms & conditions. This is important for passengers who have a ticket with a number of flight segments. Take for example a ticket Brussels-Amsterdam-New York-Amsterdam-Brussels. It shows that Belgian travelers flying KLM need to change planes in Amsterdam, which is inconvenient to many passengers. If they fly a Belgian carrier they have a non-stop flight without a plane change. Therefore, KLM offers Belgian customers a lower fare than Dutch flyers to compensate for the inconvenience.

Belgian market

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Ban on plastic toiletries

California is an environmental front runner. In 2014 it is the first US state to ban plastic bags. Now it is moving again early. The beginning of the end of plastic single-use toiletries seems to be in sight. California will ban plastic bottles under 12 ounces (355 ml) from hotels. The ban will take effect in 2023.

Plastic single-use toiletries

On October 9, 2019, California Governor Gavin Newsom signs a bill banning those toiletries from hotels. The ban will apply to hotels only. It will not impact other facilities like...
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The smallest bikini

BikiniA Taiwanese tourist is on holiday in the Philippines on the island Boracay. She is wearing a micro bikini that doesn’t escape locals other vacationers’ attention. They take pictures of her and post them on social media. The photos go viral and attract the police’s attention. Police track down the Taiwanese woman and learn in which hotel she is staying on the island.

Micro bikini

They summon the woman, believed to be in her 20s, to the Boracay police station. When she arrives at the police she is wearing a dress. She tells the...
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