Interesting bits and pieces from around the world of travel and beyond…
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Qantas “Points Plane” Flight: A380 Bookable Exclusively With Points
Qantas has announced that they plan to offer a series of dedicated frequent flyer redemption flights across their network with seats only available to those redeeming Qantas points.
They’re calling this concept “Points Plane,” and the first such flight will be from Melbourne to Tokyo Narita on October 21, 2019.
The TWA Hotel Will Have an Infinity Pool Overlooking JFK’s Runways. That Is All.
Japan Tests the World’s Fastest High-Speed Train
Japan is pushing the limits of rail travel as it begins testing the fastest-ever shinkansen bullet train, capable of speeds of as much as 400 kilometers (249 miles) per hour.
Called the Alfa-X, the train is scheduled to go into service in 2030. Rail company JR East plans to operate it at 360 kilometers per hour (kph). That would make it 10 kph faster than China’s Fuxing Hao, which links Beijing and Shanghai and has the same top speed.
To cope with massive wind resistance when entering tunnels, the Alfa-X’s first car will mostly be a sleek nose, measuring 22 meters (72 feet).