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Flights too short to finish your drink

During Los Angeles’ “carmageddon,” Interstate 405 was completely shut down. So JetBlue Airways decided to run flights that made the highway redundant: Long Beach nonstop to Burbank, a drive that would normally be under 40 miles. When the highway reopened, JetBlue stopped flying that route. But there are a bunch of other ultra-short routes that airlines run year-round.…
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The future of commercial aircraft – an Airbus vision

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_czyTOB35xY] via youtube.com Just in time for the Paris Airshow. Tnooz reports on this latest installment from Airbus’ Future of Aircraft series. Apparently even the seats on the planes of 2050 are self-cleaning. This is the future. Sadly, no word on whether or not we all have jetpacks. For some perspective, here’s what French…
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