What It Takes To Be A First Class Flight Attendant For Emirates

Emirates Airline has over 20,000 flight attendants in their cabin crew. We spoke with Siti Nurazlin to see what it’s like to be a first-class flight attendant for the luxury airline.

Kansai International Airport: the world’s first airport built on the sea | Flights of Fancy 1

Like all cities in Japan, Osaka faces a serious problem of space, so the city created the world’s largest artificial island by then and build there one of the most amazing engineering works.

Designed by the Italian architectural star Renzo Piano, the Kansai Airport has a monumental terminal, silver support beams deliquesce upwards to form a framework which – when looked upon from the outside – looks like the wings of a gigantic bird.

It seems that almost a hundred years after the era of the great railway stations, the vast and lofty architecture of the age of steam was reincarnated in the form of streamlined cathedrals of flight at the end of last century. The series FLIGHTS OF FANCY shows – by means of four international major airports – a contemporary architecture of the superlative.

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How the Dutch Beat the Ocean | Why Amsterdam Has Canals

Johnny Harris is a filmmaker and journalist. He currently is based in Washington, DC where he makes web videos for Vox.com, reporting on interesting trends and stories domestically and around the globe. Johnny’s visual style blends motion graphics with cinematic videography to create content that explains complex issues in relatable ways. He holds a BA in international relations from Brigham Young University and an MA in international peace and conflict resolution from American University.

How Air Traffic Control Works

Air traffic controller
Profession
DescriptionAir traffic controllers often abbreviated ATC are personnel responsible for the safe, orderly, and expeditious flow of air traffic in the global air traffic control system. Wikipedia
Median pay (annual): 122,950 USD (2015)
Median pay (hourly): 59.11 USD (2015)
Entry level education: Associate’s degree
Projected 10-year growth: -9% (2014)
Number of jobs: 24,500 (2014)
Similar professions: Dispatcher, Airline Pilot, MORE
Average salary: The average annual salary for an air traffic controller was $118,430 as of May 2012. chron.com

Why Do You Feel Butterflies in Your Stomach?

It may have happened when you locked eyes with your secret crush, or before an important job interview, but what exactly caused that strange, fluttering sensation in your stomach?

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The World’s Shortcut: How the Panama Canal Works

Panama Canal
CANAL, CENTRAL AMERICA
WRITTEN BY: Burton L. GordonNorman J. PadelfordAileen ChoWayne D. BrayWilliam E. Worthington
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Alternative Title: Canal de Panamá
Panama Canal, Spanish Canal de Panamá, lock-type canal, owned and administered by the Republic of Panama, that connects the Atlantic and Pacific oceans through the narrow Isthmus of Panama. The length of the Panama Canal from shoreline to shoreline is about 40 miles (65 km) and from deep water in the Atlantic (more specifically, the Caribbean Sea) to deep water in the Pacific about 50 miles (82 km). The canal, which was completed in August 1914, is one of the two most strategic artificial waterways in the world, the other being the Suez Canal. Ships sailing between the east and west coasts of the United States, which otherwise would be obliged to round Cape Horn in South America, shorten their voyage by about 8,000 nautical miles (15,000 km) by using the canal. Savings of up to 3,500 nautical miles (6,500 km) are also made on voyages between one coast of North America and ports on the other side of South America. Ships sailing between Europe and East Asia or Australia can save as much as 2,000 nautical miles (3,700 km) by using the canal.

From its opening in 1914 until 1979, the Panama Canal was controlled solely by the United States, which built it. In 1979, however, control of the canal passed to the Panama Canal Commission, a joint agency of the United States and the Republic of Panama, and complete control passed to Panama at noon on December 31, 1999. Administration of the canal is the responsibility of the Panama Canal Authority (Spanish: Autoridad del Canal de Panamá [ACP]), which answers solely to the government of Panama. https://www.britannica.com/topic/Panama-Canal

Why So Many Airlines are Going Bankrupt

An airline is a company that provides air transport services for traveling passengers and freight. Airlines utilize aircraft to supply these services, and may form partnerships or alliances with other airlines for codeshare agreements. Generally, airline companies are recognized with an air operating certificate or license issued by a governmental aviation body.

Airlines vary in size, from small domestic airlines to full-service international airlines with double decker airplanes. Airline services can be categorized as being intercontinental, domestic, regional, or international, and may be operated as scheduled services or charters. The largest airline currently[when?] is American Airlines Group.