While everyone is at home: how billionaires and princes relax on private jets in the midst of a pandemic

Most citizens, due to the coronavirus, have forgotten about traveling abroad. And it’s not so much a financial crisis as the inability to travel with closed borders. Many have lost their long-awaited all-inclusive vacation, someone has abandoned a long-planned trip ...

Two passenger aircraft nearly collided in the sky over Russia

On July 2, it became known that on June 10, in the sky over the Rostov region, two passenger planes almost collided, one of which belongs to the airline S7. During the flight from Rostov-on-Don to Moscow, the course of the Airbus A320 of the Russian carrier crossed with the course of the Boeing 777 of the company ...

The United States withdraws from the Open Skies Treaty because of Russia: what does it mean and how it threatens

The United States decided to withdraw from the Open Skies Treaty, accusing Russia of repeated violations of its terms, said the head of the State Department, Mike Pompeo, writes the BBC. The treaty, which unites 35 states, allows for survey flights of aircraft not carrying weapons over the territories of the participating countries. IN…

'We are at maximum risk': cabin crew on work during a pandemic

Flight attendants of various airlines told Lenta.ru about working in the hottest conditions in their entire careers, about the behavior of passengers, export flights, safety measures on board and their own fears. Since March 27, Russia has suspended international flights due to the coronavirus pandemic, leaving only flights organized by ...

Aircraft, trains, and steamboats: what presidents ride on

It is impossible to meet the President of the United States in economy class, as, for example, the President of Latvia or Ukraine. The American president has a fairly large fleet of everything on which he can move, both within the country and outside the United States. The Voice of America tells about it. The President is traveling ...

No squirrels and peacocks: US airlines will limit the list of animals for emotional support

Passengers on a number of airlines may have to refuse to carry with them the so-called emotional support animals, or medical pets: the US Department of Transportation wants to significantly limit the list of types of animals that can be taken on board for free, according to the BBC. According to the department's proposal, such ...

Retired liner: what happens to the plane after the last flight

After you get home from your trip, what happens when the plane makes its last commercial flight? The edition of Reader`s Digest understood this. What is the typical life span of an aircraft? First of all, it is important to figure out the lifespan of an average aircraft. It is curious that the lifespan ...

What presidents fly on: 10 planes of the world's largest leaders

It's no secret that world leaders travel with taste. Despite the fact that the flying fortress of the Russian president for 500 million dollars or the 1,5 billion air fleet of the royal family of Qatar looks luxurious, first of all they are created and equipped to protect ...

US Airlines with the cleanest and dirtiest drinking water on board

The indicator of the quality of drinking water on board an aircraft is assessed in the United States on a five-point system and so far none of the airlines has reached the highest mark. Even airplanes with better quality water barely reach 3,3 points in all respects. However, this ...

The popular airline introduced the plane with seats inside the wings: what is more convenient. VIDEO

The Dutch airline KLM has allocated significant funds for the design of a new model of a passenger airliner according to the "aircraft-wing" scheme, where passengers will be accommodated in the wings, the BBC Russian Service writes. According to company representatives, such a scheme will greatly improve the aerodynamics of the aircraft, which will lead to a decrease in consumption ...

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