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Christmas Miracle Arranged by Canadian Airlines

Canada’s  airlines company WestJet recently arranged a real Christmas miracle for their 250 customers traveling from Hamilton and Toronto International Airports for two Calgary-bound flights. Passengers had to scan their boarding passes in Santa’s kiosks in the airport and say what they want for Christmas. The wishes happened to vary from fresh socks to a big-screen TV. After everyone boarded more than 150 WestJet employees ran to luggage carousel as the passengers arrive. WestJet will start donating flights to families in need if video will get at least 200,000 views on YouTube. Published on December 8th, it already got more than 12,000,000 hits! Enjoy the… Read more »

Global Flight Paths Define the World’s Map

An eye-opening graphical presentation by Michael Markieta, a transportation planner at global engineering and design firm Arup, visualizing the sheer volume of flight paths crossing the globe, and showing the human travel pattern.  Markieta used lighter shades of blue to denote shorter and overlapping flights and darker shades for longer flights with little or no overlap.  With more than 58,000 flight paths criss-crossing the globe, not surprisingly, bright hotspots appear in areas where many flight paths coincide with the world’s major cities. Even without a visual map of the world, you can clearly make out all the major continents and countries, and observe one… Read more »

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