The plane behind Lion Air's crash off Indonesia was one of Boeing's newest and most advanced jets. It was just two months old and with 800 hours under its belt, so experts are baffled as to what exactly caused the 737 MAX 8 to crash.While no information has been released yet as to why the brand-new plane crashed into the sea 13 minutes after takeoff, FlightRadar24 has … [Read more...] about Lion Air: Why did a brand-new Boeing jet crash 13 minutes after takeoff?
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Woman killed by bull at arena in southern France A woman was killed in the Gard department of southern France after a violent collision with a bull at an arena on Sunday afternoon. The tragic accident occurred during the release of the bulls into the bullring in the town of Aigues-Mortes. The female spectator, originally from Cannes, was … [Read more...] about Glance around France: Bull kills spectator in the Gard, pasta warning and mosquitoes in France for Christmas
The French train system, almost exclusively operated by state-owned company SNCF, is admired in many countries for its efficiency and relative value. While people who actually use them on a everyday basis might dispute the system's hallowed reputation, it's hard to argue with the pleasure of getting on a TGV in Paris and ending up in Marseille just over three … [Read more...] about Everything you need to know about taking the train in France
"The classic TGV is dead", was how one French newspaper signaled the news this week. The headline was in relation to the official launch of InOui on Thursday by French rail chiefs SNCF. InOui trains will be steadily rolled out across the French rail network to replace the old TGV trains. Although the change is more to do with marketing than any revolution of the French … [Read more...] about France launches the beginning of the end of the traditional TGV trains
The service is optional for now. To use it, customers will enter their passport information during online check-in. Then, at each transition point at the airport, passengers will approach the kiosks with cameras to scan their faces and wait for a green check mark before proceeding to the next spot. Passengers flying with Delta partners Aeromexico, Air France KLM, and Virgin … [Read more...] about Delta on facial recognition for boarding: ‘If it works in Atlanta, it’ll work anywhere’