Monday, September 21, 2020

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  • Tickets for Qantas flight to nowhere sell out in minutes September 18, 2020
    Australian airline Qantas has announced plans for a seven-hour scenic flight that will perform a giant loop taking in Queensland and the Gold Coast, New South Wales and the country's remote outback heartlands. CNN's Richard Quest reports.
  • The countries that ceased to exist September 16, 2020
    Despite its exotic name, there's a very good reason you've never booked a vacation to the Quilombo of Palmeres. Same goes for the Islands of Refreshment, the Fiume Endeavour and Neutral Moresnet.
  • Island hopping in Maldives September 16, 2020
    In the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, Maldives is made up of more than 1,000 islands, which tourists travel between on seaplanes.
  • Why passenger jets could soon be flying in formation September 15, 2020
    Birds are the undisputed masters of aerodynamics.
  • Mexico hopes to revive tourism with Teotihuacan reopening September 11, 2020
    After months of closure, the UNESCO World Heritage site Teotihuacan in Mexico is reopening to the public despite the country's ongoing struggles to curb the spread of coronavirus. CNN's Matt Rivers reports.
  • 10 amazing things we've learned about Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 September 10, 2020
    We'd heard about the new Microsoft Flight Simulator's mega-realistic scenery, digitally distilled from satellite imagery. We knew the sim could recreate real-time weather conditions on the go, relayed from live climatic data feeds. Even real-world pilots say that the look and feel of the airplanes are, in so many ways, indistinguishable from the real thing.
  • Meet the first all-women ranger unit fighting poachers September 9, 2020
    Team Lioness is an all-female ranger unit protecting Africa's wildlife from poachers during the Covid-19 pandemic. Watch them reunite with their families after being away on the job.
  • Travel shaming -- another plague of 2020 September 7, 2020
    For many people, travel these days is fraught with second-guessing, extra research and plenty of confusion by way of logistics, travel restrictions and safety -- and that's before you add in what everyone else has to say about your decisions.
  • China takes on Airbus and Boeing September 4, 2020
    In a year of startling upheaval for the aviation industry, one seismic change, at least, had already been predicted.
  • Huge empty 'ghost' cruise ships lure tourists August 31, 2020
    Gaze out to the English Channel from the southwest coast of the UK right now and you might see something unexpected -- a series of gigantic cruise ships haunting the horizon.
  • This couple has the best office view in the world August 29, 2020
    Margrit and Joe Fahan were Delta Airline pilots for 30 years. They documented their farewell water salute at JFK, rescue pet flights and other up-in-the-air moments for their 15,000 (and counting) Instagram followers