Here are some articles and links from around the travel world that came across our desk this week. If you’ve got any suggestions, leave them in the comments, post them on our Facebook wall, or send them my way on Twitter.
Calling them a “Cocoon In The Sky”, Air France recently unveiled their new Business Class seats being installed on their 777s in the near future. The new design ensures privacy, and includes lie-flat seats, a 16″ HD touchscreen, and direct aisle access for every passenger.
Finding a wi-fi hotspot when you’re visiting a foreign country is heaven, especially if it’s free. Osaka, Japan just flipped the switch on city-wide free wi-fi, allowing visitors to look up train schedules, maps, and more when visiting. It’s great news for travelers and we hope to see this happen in more major cities.
The TSA is granting passengers the freedom to carry-on bottles of wine or liquor again…sort of. The new rules state that any bottles over 100ml can be taken through security if (A) the bottle was purchased at a duty-free store, (B) you’re traveling in to the U.S. and have another connecting flight, and (C) the bottle is in a secure tamper-evident bag. Yes, there are a few stipulations, but now that bottle of merlot you picked up in CDG won’t break all over your checked baggage and ruin your clothes.
Executive Travel Magazine runs down their favorite airlines for flying in business class. From the layout of the seats to the amenities offered, their list is very thorough. One U.S. based airline sneaks in at the last spot on their list of 12.
By now you’ve heard the story and seen the original footage of Felix Baumgarter’s record-breaking 24 Mile jump from space, but GoPro has just released some new footage that will show you a new perspective of that day. Travel to the edge of space and back.
Try getting this item approved on your expense report. In the run-up to the Winter Olympics, a new bar in Moscow served a $50,000 rare Hennessy Cognac blend in a glass with 4 carats of diamonds.