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Cathay Pacific plane makes an emergency landing in the middle of nowhere

No one likes emergency landings to happen to them neither the crew nor the passengers as it breaks your otherwise smooth journey into a not so expected detour which can sometime get unbearably painful. Still there are situations where you may end up landing at otherwise full-fledged airports or at times at airports with bare basics but rarely would it be a situation where you would end up landing an island that just houses an air force base. According to Bloomberg, a Cathay Pacific flight from Hong Kong to Los Angeles made an emergency landing at the Eareckson Air Station, Shemya Island which is about 1,500 miles off the coast of Alaska and is nearer to Russia than it is to the USA but being…

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Oxygen mask selfies and Boeing moving away from titanium in 787

If you are sane and in an emergency situation I am sure I for one wouldn’t be the one clicking selfies but it seems like some people aboard the United flight UA447 from Denver to Los Angeles seem to find clicking selfies as natural response to any emergency situation. Due to a medical emergency the pilot on the plane decided to divert the flight to the nearest airport and deployed oxygen masks as a safety measure, once the masks were deployed. The smartphones came out and lo and behold it was selfie time for some of them. You can read more about it here. Boeing 787 has proven to be quite a revolutionary plane due to use of various unique elements in its construction whether…

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Priority Pass brings in a host of new benefits for its members

I recently got an update from Priority Pass, which offers access to over 600 lounges worldwide with its membership, that they have added a host of new benefits for their members: Priority Pass members can now enjoy complimentary Fast Track security clearance at the following locations: Priority Pass cardholders and their guests who use No. 1 Stansted Lounges located at Gate 16 (for flights from Gates 1-19) and Gate 49 (for flights departing from Gate 40 and above – Ryanair International Flights) will be able to use the Fast Track channel through Security by presenting their Priority Pass card. Priority Pass members will just need to follow the Premium Departures after check-in, found on the left-hand side of the security lanes. Priority Pass cardholders using…

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