5 Stories to Read This Weekend: July 19, 2014
As another weekend arrives, we bring to your attention once again the most important news and features of the past week. Here are five must-read stories that will capture your interest.
1.) Jonathan Spira stayed at Claridge’s in London, where he enjoyed an elegant Art Deco room, around-the-clock butler service, and a delicious dinner of truffled Cornish lobster risotto. He was very impressed by the hotel’s beautiful décor and attentive service.
2.) Karin Sun (hi!) reports on the best sights to see, food to taste, and ways to get around in the rustic northern state of Alaska. Join her as she explores a glacier, strolls through a quaint totem pole village, and enjoys a rousing dinner theater comedy about Mount McKinley in our guide to what’s doing in Alaska.
3.) In a tragic development, a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane carrying 298 people crashed in eastern Ukraine after being hit by a surface-to-air missile. The grim event follows closely after the mysterious disappearance of another Malaysia Airlines jet earlier this year.
4.) The Farnborough International Airshow, which began last Monday in rural England, attracted tens of thousands of people this year. Major aircraft manufacturers Boeing, Airbus, and Bombardier received hundreds of orders for new aircraft and Airbus introduced an upgraded wide-body aircraft, the A330neo.
5.) Having difficulty staying connected as you journey around the globe? Jonathan Spira reviews a mobile hotspot device from XCom Global, which will help you access the Internet in places where you would not otherwise have service.
Since it was a particularly exciting week for news, here are a few more stories you won’t want to miss:
Air Canada began using Boeing 787 Dreamliners to operate its recently launched route from Toronto to Tokyo Haneda. The airline, which currently has two Dreamliners in service, plans to deploy the aircraft on flights to Tel Aviv, Shanghai, and Tokyo Narita later this year.
And finally, two intoxicated men were arrested in separate incidents this week. First, a drunken 20-year-old passenger on a British Airways flight from London to Los Angeles was arrested by the FBI earlier this week for threatening to kill flight attendants and to blow up the plane. Another tipsy individual was arrested on Friday for posing as an airport screener and illegally searching two women at San Francisco International Airport.
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