A collection of interesting bits and pieces from around the world of travel and beyond…

The 2019 list of busiest airline routes in the world

Flight data firm OAG has released its annual list of the busiest airline routes in the world, domestic and international, and the results reflect both past rankings as well as some surprising new entrants.

Once again, the most trafficked international airline route in the world is from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore, with 30,187 flights over the course of a year.


Airbnb wants you to have the sleepover of your life—at the Louvre

After the Louvre closes to the public that evening, the lucky pair will get to sleep under the museum’s glass pyramid inside a “mini pyramid” that was designed to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the architectural icon. Airbnb confirms that the pyramid is not see through and the entrance is angled so that nobody outside can see who is inside.


This man got to be the only person on a 188-passenger flight to Italy

A vacant middle seat is enough to get most travelers excited, but this airplane passenger raised the bar when he boarded the plane and realized he was the only person on the entire flight.

Skirmantas Strimaitis, a Lithuanian, was flying from the capital of Lithuania to Bergamo, Italy, for a ski trip when he found himself to be the only passengers on a plane that the Associated Press reports can typically seat up to 188 people.


Overhead bins stir lots of flyer anxiety: digital tech is here to help

Many U.S. airline passengers live in a near-constant state of anxiety because of overhead bins. They wonder if space will be available when they reach their row, fearing that if there isn’t, they’ll have to return to the front of the plane to check their luggage.

Carriers don’t like this dance either, because last-minute checked bags are challenging to handle — a person must run them to the cargo hold — and may lead to delayed departures. Airlines could solve the problem by making it cheaper for passengers to check luggage. Most don’t like this idea, however, since baggage is a massive revenue producer for U.S. carriers.

But there’s some good news: Boeing and Airbus, along with some of their suppliers, may have solutions for the carry-on crunch, and they’ve shown off a few this week at the Aviation Interiors Show in Hamburg, Germany.


Header image credit: Julian Abrams

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