Unless you can fork over the money or the miles for a first-class seat on an airplane, air travel is not the most comfortable or seamless way to get from point A to point B. Airlines are trying to improve the state of boarding policies to decrease the amount of time between entering the airport and finally boarding the plane, potentially hours after entering. With lines at the check-in counter, security checkpoints and boarding gates, traveling becomes an exhausting waiting game in a matter of minutes.
Airbus recently acquired a patent that will allow them to explore a solution to the extensive waiting process involved in flying. The solution involves detaching the passenger cabins from the rest of the airplane so that fueling, loading baggage and boarding passengers can be completed in separate steps, and even separate places. Instead of waiting for the plane to fill up with travelers and luggage, the detachable cabin can wait at the boarding gate and allow passengers to board, while the main part of the plane is fueling or preparing for the flight in other ways.
Allowing passengers to board the separate module at the gate would cut down on the time spent waiting at the gate. It would also streamline lengthy lines at the security checkpoint as each module could operate its own security screening. Implementing this feature would involve a complete redesign of airports, airplanes and current airline processes, but improving the ease of air travel would be a welcome development for all involved.
Not being able to bring a pet along for a trip can be a dealbreaker from some dog lovers when making plans. Luckily, the folks at Pup Flask created an easy-to-use portable dog bowl that will travel anywhere you and your pup go so hydration is never a problem.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.
Lantern festivals are sweeping the nation. Lanterns originated in China, but made their way across the world. Lantern lights are mesmerizing when they light up the night sky. I always think of the scene in the Disney movie Tangled, where the whole town sends lanterns up to the sky in honor of the missing princess and the entire sky is covered with lanterns. Travel around the world to see the best lantern festivals.
Oaxaca is, without a doubt, a city so impressive one must experience it firsthand to understand its splendor. It is an incomparable place that will leave you in awe of its cultural wealth, a place that invites you to experience the extraordinary. In this light, Posadas celebrates the opening of Grand Fiesta Americana Oaxaca, an irresistible option for enjoying this magnificent state in an exclusive and fascinating way.