United Airlines has unveiled its brand new livery… but it gets a very mixed reaction

Out with the gold! United Airlines unveils its new livery, which features three different shades of blue… but it’s had a VERY mixed reaction on social media United’s new livery has three shades – Rhapsody Blue, United Blue and Sky Blue Its name will appear larger on aircraft and the belly will be Runway Grey … Read more

Hotel The Gwen in Chicago installs a tent on its 16th floor with stays costing from $5.5k a night

The wacky glamping experience for city slickers who don’t want to get their shoes dirty: Hotel installs a luxury tent on its 16th floor, with stays costing from $5.5k a night The Gwen in downtown Chicago has installed a tent on its roof for a special glamping experience Guests can get food ordered to the tent … Read more

Airbus releases fascinating time-lapse video showing how it assembles its brand new A330neo

Airbus releases fascinating time-lapse video showing how it assembles its brand new A330neo The mesmerising video was filmed at the plane manufacturer’s enormous Toulouse, France, plant It shows the assembly and painstaking spray painting of an A330-900 for Air Mauritius  Air Mauritius is now the first Southern Hemisphere-based carrier to have an A330neo in its … Read more

NASA prepares for Armageddon with a tabletop planetary defence exercise

NASA is conducting planetary defence drills to see what would happen if an apocalyptic space rock was heading straight for Earth. Participants will discuss potential preparations for studying an asteroid or comet, as well as how to deflect it and lessen the damage caused by any impact.  The space agency has been scanning the skies … Read more

Surgical GPS that guides surgeons through the body recalled because it could throw them off course

Surgical GPS that guides surgeons through the body recalled because it could throw them off course – risking life-threatening injury The FDA announced on Monday that Brainlab had issued a Class I recall for its Spine and Trauma 3D Navigation Software  Class I is the most serious recall, for devices that could lead to deaths … Read more

Magic! Harry Potter fans can now rent a holiday cottage that looks exactly like Hagrid’s hut

Harry Potter fans can now rent a holiday cottage inspired by the fictional home of Hogwarts gamekeeper Hagrid. The Groundkeeper’s Cottage has just opened at fantasy-themed holiday park North Shire, near Saltburn on the edge of the North York Moors National Park, ahead of International Harry Potter Day on May 2. The cottage, which cost … Read more

US senators Jeff Merkley and John Kennedy demand answers from airlines over cameras in TV screens

US senators demand answers from airlines over why cameras have been embedded in some seat-back TV screens Jeff Merkley and John Kennedy have sent a joint letter to eight major US airlines  They want to know whether the cameras could be used to monitor passengers  The pair have put forward a bill to ban the … Read more

In the future plane passengers could clear security and check in – by going up an ESCALATOR

In the future plane passengers could clear security and immigration, check in, and get weighed – by going up an ESCALATOR (and the whole process would take less than a minute) Designers say ‘Aerochk’ concept would slash long delays at airport security and cut number of missed flights Machines on the left would check passengers’ … Read more

Four Seasons unveils its brand new private jet

Luxury hotel chain Four Seasons is upgrading its private jet service with a brand new aircraft that will have hand-crafted leather seats, in-flight workshops and an on-board executive chef. The hospitality firm has announced that it is fully customising a new long-range Airbus A321LR aircraft so it can take wealthy travellers on round-the-world tours – … Read more