Mile For Mile, The Shortest Flight In The World Is Also The Most Expensive Economy Class Flight Out There

Headlines are always made when a new record is made for the longest non-stop flight in the world. When Singapore Airlines got the claim to fame when it relaunched its route between its hub at Singapore Changi International Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport, it was covered in Forbes, BBC News and lots of other media outlets from around the world.

You don’t read many of those kinds of articles about the shortest flight in the world. But then again, that record hasn’t been broken in the over 20 years since the world’s shortest commercial flight was established.

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Disney’s Failed Mobile Phone Service

Cell phone companies are always trying to prove why you should switch to them. Whether it’s a deal on certain phones, prices for specific plans, or technology one company offers that the others don’t, there’s almost always some reason why you may want to consider going from this provider to that one. A perfect example is when and why Joe and I switched from AT&T to T-Mobile, and it’s worked out great for us.

The “big four” mobile phone providers in the U.S. are AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon. But did you that about 15 years ago, Disney threw its hat into the cell phone company ring, as well? The story behind it, as well as how and why it eventually failed is pretty interesting. Take a look…

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Why I’m Considering AMEX Platinum, Uber Driver Scammed Me, Burned FL Keys AI Resort Reopening, + More!

Happy Saturday friends, and hooray, it’s finally the weekend! Here’s a recap of what’s gone on at YMMV this week. From what we’ve written to what others wrote that we really liked and wanted to share, it’s all here, in one convenient place!

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How Do Airlines Schedule So Many Flights, All At The Same Time?

Every day, the FAA’s Air Traffic Organization provides service to more than 44,000 flights, for a total of 16.1+M flights per year. If you look at worldwide numbers, estimates from 2018 suggest that at times, there can be more than 200,000 flights per day in the sky. Here’s an example from 2018:

And here’s a typical day of flights to/from the United States:

It all looks kinda like a swarm of bees, huh?

Anyway, you’d think that all those planes flying to and from so many places all at the same time would have to be a logistical nightmare, right? Well, not really. Airlines have been doing this for a long time and their schedulers are really good at putting hubs, and even time change, not only to good use, but even to their advantage. Take a look…

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WDW’S Epcot: Construction Update + The Originally Planned Attractions & Countries That Were Never Built

Epcot, like the rest of the Disney parks worldwide, was never intended to be finished. They’d be expanded, things would change, etc. But there would never be a time when Disney would sit back on its laurels and say, “It’s done.”

Whether you’re a fan or just a recent visitor to Epcot, one of the four parks at Walt Disney World, you know that the park is in the midst of a huge reconstruction. There is construction almost everywhere, including:

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