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One of the more fun activities we have managing this site is being able to present travel (and other) news and offers to you, our readers.  We spend a lot of time looking for content that we hope you will enjoy. As you might expect, there are costs in operating a site such as this.  One way that we are able…

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You couldn’t afford it

Concorde was the world’s most iconic airliner and one of the most technically ambitious projects in aviation history. Billions were spent on its development over a span of more than a decade. When the Concorde program was launched, it was to be the next giant leap forward in air travel. Many believed that mass supersonic commercial air travel would be…

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Science!

During the Airlines Confidential podcast, former Spirit Airlines CEO Ben Baldanza told an interesting story about trying to figure out whether a new route would be profitable. In normal times airlines have great data – required and reported by the federal government.  But, some looked at telephone data and remittance data to get a sense for ties between the U.S.…

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Jet lag can make you stupid

We periodically feature content from AViewFromtheWing.com.  Gary Leff, who runs the site is a travel authority in a number of areas, especially when it comes to points, saving money and how to travel in the best ways. Here, we feature his best solution on how to beat jet lag and make the most of your trip.  He’s traveled enough, and…

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Jane, stop this crazy thing!

Plastics.  Carbon fibre. Airloys. Atomic layer deposition. Nano putty. Aerogel. Memory foam.  Metalized polyethylene terephthalate. Your travel future relies on the space-age materials listed above.  They play their part in making planes, trains and automobiles better, lighter, stronger and faster. Why  does this matter to you?  Both American Airlines and Virgin Atlantic recently signed deals with Vertical Aerospace to acquire…

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Geek alert! All about the Airbus A220

We will keep this post short and sweet. It’s a video from Airbus describing their new look, specifically for the Airbus A220.  As you may or may not know, the A220 is a plane actually manufactured by Bombardier in Quebec, Canada. However, Bombardier fell into financial distress and now Airbus and the government of Québec have become the sole owners…

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The little train that couldn’t

We here at Matouring have often written about the wonders and the practicalities of rail travel.  Much of the world uses it as the default mode of travel.  But the United States has still not caught on to this global way-of-life.  Like it or not, the United States has a big transportation problem. According to many, a high-speed rail network…

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Codeshare beware

Have you ever had to untangle your way out of a codeshare?  Do you even know what a codeshare is? One of the most troublesome kinds of airline reservations is the codeshare where one airline places its ‘code’ on another airline’s flight and sells it as though it’s on their own planes and operated by their own crew. This often…

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Aussie hotel floats to North Korea

Hope springs eternal, and this idea almost made it.  But the winds of change, and the tides – literally – sealed its fate.  It’s a long and winding tale. The Hotel Haegumgang is a floating hotel that began operations in Queensland, Australia, was moved to Vietnam, and is currently docked at Mount Kumgang on the east coast of North Korea. According to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, it “has developed something of…

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It’s 11:00 PM. Do you know where your pandemic flight credits are?

When the pandemic hit, Vanessa Mumford-Minshull of Campbell, CA scrambled to cancel a multi-leg, multi-airline European trip for four people. She asked for refunds. Airlines automatically issued vouchers. “I sent email saying, ‘I don’t want this,’ but got no answer,” says Mumford-Minshull, who spent days calling, writing, and documenting her efforts before finally getting refund help thanks to her credit…

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Bend over backwards for China

This is a Covid-19 topical article . . . . Several weeks ago China deployed an ‘anal swab‘ test to detect Covid-19, believing it to be more accurate than other testing methods. Passengers in several Chinese airports are now being subjected to these tests, where authorities “insert[..] a cotton-tipped stick three to five centimeters (one to two inches) into the…

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Lots of cheap flights, but why, oh why, now?

The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in a lot of changes to the air travel industry. Some of the better changes—like the removal of most change fees—are ones we hope will stick around after the pandemic. One change we expect to be more temporary, however, is the increased availability of cheap last-minute flights. Before the pandemic, airlines reliably jacked up the…

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Samsara on sale? Yes!

If you appreciate quality and innovative design, then you will recognise the Samara name.  Their products push the boundaries for travellers. Samsara holds a deep belief in creating a world where the inconvenient part of traveling becomes an effortless experience. Samsara Luggage is dedicated to combine and utilize cutting edge technology and design within its products. Samsara means continuous movement, providing…

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Five passports for you

When you’re traveling, if you like what you see and want to remain abroad for a little longer than a couple of weeks, you typically only have a few months. Failure to leave when you’re supposed to could result in deportation or an indefinite ban from the country. However, there are a few ways around the limit — you could…

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Can I have it? Yes, you can’t.

The U.S. government is clear that airlines must refund passengers whose flights are cancelled. The European Union is clear on this too but airlines have ignored their rules. In fact, European airlines have offered refunds to Americans (or where itineraries touch the U.S.) but not for Europeans (travel that doesn’t touch the U.S.). Canada had been clear that airlines do…

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Another plus from Airbus

We’ll make no bones about it – here at Matouring, we rather like Airbus planes.  Always innovative and practical, they’re a massive presence in aviation – number 2 in the world. So we were excited to see this:  a new variation of the Airbus A330neo. With a maximum 251 tonne take-off weight, recently had its first flight from the Airbus…

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No fixed address

Morton Jablin lives a simple life. He wakes early, showers, dresses, has breakfast and begins his day. He enjoys tea in the afternoon and fish for his evening meal. He’s not much different than you and me, with one exception: Morton Jablin lives on a cruise ship. Read more courtesy of GoNomad.com

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Home is where you lay your laptop

Keep your job and work remotely while living in different cities around the world. Remote Year creates work and travel programs for inspired groups of professionals who want to travel, live, and work remotely in different cities around the world. Find out if a work and travel program is right for you. And may we suggest you try our partners…

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