Archive | December, 2011


Snakes on a Plane

Iberia must be grateful not to need the services of Samuel L Jackson after airport workers at Buenos Aires airport in Argentina discovered hundreds of poisonous snakes and endangered reptiles inside the baggage of a passenger trying to board a flight to Madrid. They discovered 247 lizards, snakes, spiders and snails from Central and South America […]

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Word up: Tyler’s change in tone at IATA

for something less scientific, but a bit more colouful, judge the change in tone for yourself with these two word-clouds – one representing Tyler’s speech to the journalists yesterday and the other from Giovanni Bisignani to the same audience a year ago.

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Vanguard 50th: Brooklands’ superb “Mudguard”

The Brooklands Museum in Weybridge marked the 50th anniversary of its Vickers Vanguard on 3 December, with a reunion of the first and last Captains to fly the big turboprop. Capt Jack Randell (pictured, above left) was in the BEA crew that delivered G-APEP “Superb“ on the short hop from Vickers’ Wisley airfield to the airline’s […]

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