5 Stories to Read This Weekend: July 5, 2014
As you enjoy your Independence Day holiday weekend, be sure to catch up on some the most notable news and features from the past week. Here are five stories that you will not want to miss.
1.) Christian Stampfer reviews Air Berlin Flight 7430 from Düsseldorf to Los Angeles, during which he traveled in business class. He enjoyed the airline’s comfortable new lie-flat seats and a tasty dinner, but reported that the in-flight service did not live up to his expectations.
2.) Jesse Sokolow takes a look at some memorable moments in travel history for the month of July. Highlights include the opening of several grand hotels, the birth of Amelia Earhart, the first commercial flight from the U.S. to Japan, and El Al’s first international flight.
3.) On the 100th anniversary of World War I, Jonathan Spira muses about the increasing openness of European borders over the last century. The formation of the European Union and Schengen free travel area has eliminated many border controls in Europe, changing the continent significantly since the days of the Great War.
4.) Boeing delivered its very first 787-9 Dreamliner to Air New Zealand last Monday. The new plane, which can accommodate 16% more passengers than the older 787-8 version, will be used to operate flights between Auckland, New Zealand, and Perth, Australia.
5.) Frankfurt Airport has begun offering passengers free, unlimited 24-hour Internet access in its terminals. The initiative is part of the longer-term efforts to improve the passenger experience in the airport.
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