A United Airlines pilot was spotted taking a nap out of uniform in first class on a flight from the US to Scotland. Passengers witnessed the unnamed pilot sleeping during the seven-hour flight from Newark, New Jersey, to Glasgow on 22 August, and one even took a picture of the incident. The passenger responsible for the
(CNN) — China’s latest import is snow. From Dubai. Well, not quite. Dubai-based retail giant Majid Al Futtaim — the company behind Ski Dubai, the Middle East’s first indoor ski slope — has announced it is helping develop what it claims will be the world’s largest indoor snow and ski resort. The company says the
Sizzling temperatures are slipping down to the high 20Cs/low 80Fs; ancient underground watercourses ensure the city is shady and verdant, and visitor numbers are dwindling. Autumn is the perfect time to visit Cordoba, and from Oct 19-28 you can catch Festival Flora: sculptural displays of flowers in historic settings. Stay here In a quiet quarter
Can I confidently book a flight to Europe after 29 March 2019? At present flights between the UK and the rest of the EU are governed by the liberal “open skies” agreement, which has enabled Britain’s easyJet to become one of the giants of European aviation – and allowed Ireland’s Ryanair to flourish flying British
(CNN) — Leave your boarding pass in your bag and smile. Some day, boarding passes will be replaced for airplane passengers by something that can’t be lost, forgotten or crumpled in the bottom of a travel carry-on: the passenger’s own face. Airport and federal officials this week showed off biometric facial recognition technology designed to
The Four Seasons Downtown overlooks the 9/11 Memorial — Photo courtesy of Christian Horan/Four Seasons Downtown Six months after the World Trade Center tragedy, Los Angeles resident Carmine Montalto decided to move east and settled – surprisingly – in Lower Manhattan not far from Ground Zero. The area had barely begun its recovery and deals
2018 was the inaugural year for the Clean Meat Conference: an indication of how much interest there is in this type of innovation.The Good Food Institute At last week’s Clean Meat Conference, on September 6th and 7th, hosted by the nonprofit Good Food Institute, there was a lot of talk about cows, pigs, and chickens.
We’ve all heard the Airbnb horror stories: owners finding a flat trashed from a party that went viral; guests being kicked out of a private hot tub in New Zealand for being naked; or coming home to find an artist has painted a mural on the wall. Then there’s finding a secret camera installed in your holiday apartment. That’s
(CNN) — The prospect of a flying taxi that lifts you over the traffic and speeds you to your destination is an enticing one — but are we any nearer to it becoming a reality? A recent breakthrough by a UK-based company, which has built and flown a fully electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft,
This month’s round up includes a story of a memorable homestay experience in Sapa, Vietnam © chain45154 / Getty Images What a month it’s been for our intrepid Pathfinders community. During August we’ve been regaled with colourful stories of pilgrimages in Peru, lesser-known alcoholic tipples in Mexico and a peculiar pastime popular in the Netherlands.
A part-time Ryanair pilot is looking to launch a new budget airline in Switzerland, offering cheap transatlantic flights by next summer. The mooted carrier does not yet have a name but its architects are attempting to raise at least $100 million under the working title Swiss Skies. Alvaro Oliveira, an entrepreneur who does shifts for
Airlines are allowing passengers to change their travel plans as Hurricane Florence spins closer to the U.S. East Coast.
Planet Fitness Studio in Texas with Revolving Slogan: Judgment Free Zonejsparks After three-plus years of legal wrangling, resulting in four court decisions, an ejected Planet Fitness club member in Michigan scored a victory over the franchise chain’s unwritten membership policy that allows men who self-identify as women to use the women’s locker rooms, showers and
One of France’s busiest airports has been closed after a car was driven at high speed along the taxiways. Pictures on social media from Lyon Saint-Exupéry airport show a white car being driven at high speed, pursued by police vehicles. An individual, believed to be the driver, then runs across the airfield with police in pursuit on
Edinburgh skyline at dusk © @maketimetoseetheworld City skylines, natural wonders and dramatic viewpoints made this month’s round-up of the Pathfinder Instagrams that left us with severe wanderlust. From Edinburgh to Yucatán, these are the shots that are worth a second look. London, UK ‘While exploring Hackney I stumbled upon an historic tower with views over
For me, the moment I look forward to most during a hotel stay is sliding into the crisp, clean and neatly-tucked-in sheets of the bed. It’s a feeling that, try as I might, I’ve never been able to quite replicate at home. Sure, it’s easy to be lured into the more extravagant details that can