There’s lots of talk about the aviation industry and how it plays into the environment. Airlines have used lots of crazy ways to make planes lighter to help save on fuel. They’ve figured out the best place to be in the air to maximize fuel efficiency. Individual countries have even started talking about ways to have airlines to make their carbon footprint smaller.
German airline Lufthansa though, is thinking outside the box, and instead of letting an A340-600 rot in an aviation graveyard, it’s turned it into a bunch of different products for household use.
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A while back we wrote about places in New York City that would be perfect for geeks and nerds. Of course, the Big Apple isn’t the only place with such locations; Los Angeles has more than its share of stuff for geeks and nerds to enjoy…
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Have you ever been waiting to board a plane and heard this announcement?
This flight is going to be totally full so we’re asking 60 passengers to gate check their bags to their destination for no additional charge.”
This was the announcement at the gate for a JetBlue flight from JFK to Orlando. I stared at my “Group D” on my boarding pass and thought to myself, “I’ll risk it.” For this trip, I was only bringing a backpack I knew could fit under the seat and a messenger bag carrying my iPad, headphones and a small travel-sized pillow for my back, which I’d be taking out as soon as I boarded the plane and got to my seat.
After seemingly the entire plane boarded, our group was called.
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Although there are currently 80-something countries that don’t require any special paperwork for U.S. citizens to enter their respective land, there are well over 30 countries that require them to get a visa waiver. That number will nearly double when the 26 Schengen Zone countries will also require a visa waiver of U.S. citizens, effective January 1, 2021.
Meanwhile, citizens of nearly 40 countries and territories are eligible for visa-free entry into the United States, as long as citizens fill out a visa waiver.
Unfortunately, there are several scam websites that look very official and/or offer to “help” you fill out the electronic form, albeit for a fee on top of the actual visa waiver cost. Here’s how to avoid them and find the “official” sites for the country/countries in question.
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Ever since the Airspace Lounge closed in JFK’s Terminal 5 in 2018, the only lounge left in the terminal is the Aer Lingus lounge, which is only open to passengers on their flights. JFK’s Terminal 5 building is modern for a U.S. airport and offers many amenities that people are looking for while waiting for a flight. Not having a lounge is a minor inconvenience but there are plenty of places around the terminal to sit, eat and work. JetBlue passengers are accustomed to not having lounge access so it’s not a huge surprise there isn’t one, even at one of their major hubs.
However, JetBlue has added a feature into T5 which is usually only found in airport lounge spaces. A rooftop terrace.
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