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December 1, 2013
14:55 // 10 months ago
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This view of the Metro North derailment gives you a better idea of the scene: seven cars, with four of them off the tracks and the front car literally inches from the Hudson River.  The train locomotive is in the rear.  Multiple passengers and witnesses say the train took the curve too fast.  (Photo: Edwin Valero / AP via The New York Times)

This is huge. If you didn’t know, it’s on one of the largest and busiest train lines in the United States - that isn’t Amtrak - and includes numerous stops along lines in populous New York City suburbs in New York and Connecticut. And today is a big travel day after the Thanksgiving holiday. This only gets messy from here. 

inothernews:

This view of the Metro North derailment gives you a better idea of the scene: seven cars, with four of them off the tracks and the front car literally inches from the Hudson River.  The train locomotive is in the rear.  Multiple passengers and witnesses say the train took the curve too fast.  (Photo: Edwin Valero / AP via The New York Times)

This is huge. If you didn’t know, it’s on one of the largest and busiest train lines in the United States - that isn’t Amtrak - and includes numerous stops along lines in populous New York City suburbs in New York and Connecticut. And today is a big travel day after the Thanksgiving holiday. This only gets messy from here. 

10:34 // 10 months ago
November 4, 2013
11:00 // 11 months ago
January 16, 2013
15:03 // 1 year ago
October 16, 2012
Guess what? In three months, Cubans will be allowed to travel abroad without a permit. Currently, residents of the island nation have to obtain a costly permission slip from the state in order to travel overseas, and are allowed to spend less than a year total off Cuban soil. However, the foreign ministry announced today that the permit requirement will be eliminated within 90 days, and Cubans will now be permitted to spend two years abroad. (Photo: AP). source

Guess what? In three months, Cubans will be allowed to travel abroad without a permit. Currently, residents of the island nation have to obtain a costly permission slip from the state in order to travel overseas, and are allowed to spend less than a year total off Cuban soil. However, the foreign ministry announced today that the permit requirement will be eliminated within 90 days, and Cubans will now be permitted to spend two years abroad. (Photo: AP). source

5:18 // 1 year ago
June 26, 2012

Hey Orbitz shoppers: Shop on something other than a Mac; trust us

  • cause Travel comparison site Orbitz noticed something interesting in their stats recently — people who use Macs tend to spend 30 percent more.
  • effect So, using this data, the company now shows Mac users costlier options than it does Windows users as a way to boost margins.
  • result Presumably, people on Macs read this article and use their Windows computer at work to get cheaper options. Good job, dorks! source
8:35 // 2 years ago
June 4, 2012
Scoot introduces in-flight iPad rentals to cut fuel costs … by cutting weight
Even with 40 percent more seating, the two tons shed by removing in-flight entertainment systems helped the airline cut the total weight of each plane by about seven percent. Fuel costs account for nearly 40 percent of all expenses, and with prices up 36 percent in the last two years, Scoot hopes the savings will allow the airline to continue to offer ultra-low rates. Parent company Singapore Airlines Ltd hopes that the cuts will allow Scoot to take back a portion of the 26% market share lost to fellow budget airlines Jetstar and AirAsia Bhd.
400 seats available on Scoot’s modified Boeing 777’s
free iPad rentals offered to passengers in each flight’s 32 business seats
$17.00 rental fee will be charged to other passengers that would like to rent an iPad
$122 cost of a one-way flight from Singapore to Sydney on Scoot source
(Photo via John Karakatsanis, hat tip to The Verge)
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Even with 40 percent more seating, the two tons shed by removing in-flight entertainment systems helped the airline cut the total weight of each plane by about seven percent. Fuel costs account for nearly 40 percent of all expenses, and with prices up 36 percent in the last two years, Scoot hopes the savings will allow the airline to continue to offer ultra-low rates. Parent company Singapore Airlines Ltd hopes that the cuts will allow Scoot to take back a portion of the 26% market share lost to fellow budget airlines Jetstar and AirAsia Bhd.

  • 400 seats available on Scoot’s modified Boeing 777’s
  • free iPad rentals offered to passengers in each flight’s 32 business seats
  • $17.00 rental fee will be charged to other passengers that would like to rent an iPad
  • $122 cost of a one-way flight from Singapore to Sydney on Scoot source

(Photo via John Karakatsanis, hat tip to The Verge)

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17:03 // 2 years ago
May 29, 2012
Coming soon to CNN: Anthony Bourdain. He’ll be hosting a weekend program on food and travel. Hungry yet? (photo by lwpkommunikacio)

Coming soon to CNN: Anthony Bourdain. He’ll be hosting a weekend program on food and travel. Hungry yet? (photo by lwpkommunikacio)

10:30 // 2 years ago
March 17, 2012

Were you born after 1977? If so, here’s your opportunity to sort-of experience a Disneyland attraction that’s been closed down for 35 years. A model railroad enthusiast known only as STNautilus created a to-scale replica of the Mine Train Thru Nature’s Wonderland attraction, including models of the old ride’s famous landscapes and figures. For comparison, check out this restored home-video of the ride when it was still operational from Vimeo user Jeff Altmansource

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13:30 // 2 years ago
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1:20 // 3 years ago