Welcome to AURA: the first extravagant flight experience in the US

Future business class travel

Futuristic travel technology some of us only dreamed of seems very likely to happen. One of the newest additions to the list includes AURA—the first extravagant flight experience coming to the US.

Developed by ZED Aerospace, AURA is a new interior design for the commercial airline, combining the luxurious amenities you get from a private jet with the price of a standard plane ticket. This new concept has been curated by fusing Swiss and American Art Deco designs, creating a type of elegance you don’t see much here in the US. 

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Flying at its finest: Airbus’ new Harmony cabin design

Airbus private jet

Airbus has designed some insanely expensive and gorgeous private jets, including “Melody” and “Infinito”, which are made for the outrageously wealthy. Now, the airplane manufacturer has designed another private jet dubbed “Harmony”, and for those who have the luxury of stepping inside will feel as though they are in a spaceship.

Sylvain Mariat, the creative designer, expresses how this concept “break[s] the conventions that are traditionally imposed” on cabin designs in order to be unique based on what customers want. So for those who can only dream of flying aboard one, here’s a glimpse of what that spaceship-like cabin is like:

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Discover Casablanca outside of the tourist books

City guide: Casablanca hidden gems

Casablanca, Morocco’s largest city, is an important place for both the country and Africa due to its location being on the western side of the continent. Casablanca’s history dates back to the 7th century BC, when the city was used as a port for the Phoenicians, and later followed by Romans. However, much of the influence you see today is a mix of Portuguese, Spanish and French.

Now, Casablanca has become a tourist destination for everyone throughout the world who have put Morocco on thier list of countries to visit. Known for it’s eclectic mix of architecture, rich culture, and restaurants that will make your mouth-water, Casablanca is full of gems that are a must-see—here are our top five we know you’ll love: 

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Singapore Airlines takes the title for world’s longest flight

Singapore Airlines world's longest flight

This year, Singapore Airlines (SIA) completely reinvented their premium cabins, including their luxurious first class suites, and their business class seats that can convert into a double bed.

Now, it’s taking the title of flying the world’s longest flight beginning this October, traveling from Singapore to Newark. Those who will book this trip will have to stay on the same airplane for 19 hours. Now that’s a challenge!

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SFO is getting a refresh in Terminal 1

SFO terminal 1

Some of you may have heard of United’s new Polaris Business Class lounge that just opened in San Francisco International Airport (SF))—which is a huge bonus for those traveling on any Star Alliance airline via SFO. But that’s not the only improvement the airport is receiving.

Beginning next year through 2022, SFO Terminal 1 will be getting an entirely new face, and it’s about time.

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Airplanes are flying slower today than 60 years ago

Flying is slower today than before

Some of us have either read, heard or even experienced how much travel has changed throughout the decades. But what we no longer see or do inside an airplane is not the only aspect of travel that’s dramatically changed over the years. 

Flying is the other part that’s been altered—we are now spending more time in the air than we did 60 years ago. Yes, you guess that right. We have actually slowed down rather than speed up. Why? Because flying slower saves more money for the airline.

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World’s best islands for a summer getaway

Worlds best beaches 2018

As summer itches its way towards us, vacation planning becomes a must! But with so many places in the world to visit, how do we choose the right one?

This summer, our eyes are set on vacations on some of the world’s best islands. From east to west, we’ve selected our top favorite destinations we highly recommend you add to this year’s summer getaway plan. To make it even more pleasant, these world’s best islands are not only unique, but are hidden gems we know you’ll love (and enjoy much more than the highly dense touristy spots).

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Near-future business class seats will be self-cleaning

Self-cleaning business class seat

Business class seats have come a long way since the 1970s, and are more extravagant than ever. But they are about to get even better.

A company by the name of Recaro Aircraft Seating GmbH is creating a seat for premier cabins that will have the ability to self-clean with a germ-killing antiseptic. The process would take only a few seconds, resulting in a fresh, clean seat ready for the next passenger.

The reason behind this scientific development is the increase in bacteria left on the seats of planes after each flight. A spectacular feat to help combat germs that other’s may be carrying such as the flu or simple cold.  

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Surprising passport facts that you may (or may not) know

Passport facts

The history of the passport dates back thousands of years, evolving from a single piece of paper into a complex book with multiple pages, allowing us travelers to explore the world how we see fit.

More recently, passports have been redesigned to be more secure and combat identity theft. But do you know how many features are found on the passport, making it difficult to forge? Let’s take a look at the six aspects, some of which you may (or may not) already know of.

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