Interesting bits and pieces from around the world of travel and beyond…
Heathrow scanners mean liquids can stay in bags
Passengers at Heathrow airport will be able to keep their liquids and laptops inside their carry-on bags, once new security equipment is installed.
The airport is investing £50m in the computer tomography (CT) security scanners, to be rolled out over the next few years.
How much did US airline CEOs make in 2018?
2018 was a great year for airline executives in the United States. Thanks to robust profit and strong revenue, U.S. airline CEOs racked in the dough.
Here’s a look at what the CEOs of nine major U.S. airlines were paid in 2018:
Airline Safety Videos That Are Actually Fun to Watch
From short films that beautifully showcase travel destinations to over-the-top productions that are downright hilarious and entertaining, these airline safety videos enhance the flying experience.
It wasn’t long ago that every airline safety video felt the same. When entertainment screens first arrived on commercial planes in the 1980s, the safety briefings that airlines pushed onto them were like DMV videos, dull and stiff. Virgin Atlantic made a few animated videos around 2000, but beyond those, having a favourite airline safety video was unheard of.
Emirates to launch world’s shortest A380 Superjumbo flight
Emirates will run the world’s shortest flight on the biggest commercial plane available from July 1, 2019.
Flying from Dubai to Muscat twice per day, the A380 flight to the Omani capital will have an in-air time of around one hour. The distance between the two cities is 340 kilometres. (217 Miles)