For many astronomers, flying through the air in pursuit of a total solar eclipse is a dream opportunity. LATAM Airlines Group gave a group of 50 astronomers and enthusiasts from10 countries the chance to do just that.
Early in July, one of LATAM’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft took off from Easter Island and made for the solar eclipse’s shadow. The plane chased the shadow, giving onboard passengers eight minutes of total darkness. Under normal conditions, people can only experience about 2.5 minutes of total darkness during a total solar eclipse.
“At LATAM, we are committed to showcasing the best of Latin America to the world and we are proud that the leading eclipse chasers chose us as the airline to follow the path of this phenomenon on a unique flight over the Pacific that took off from the remotest place on the planet, Easter Island,” said Yanina Manassa, customer service director, LATAM Airlines Group.
Not forgetting its own sustainability measures, LATAM Airlines Group offset the flight with a reforestation project in Madre de Dios in the Peruvian Amazon.
LATAM worked with top astronomy officials for more than two years to plan every aspect of the trip, from speed to trajectory to avoiding inclement weather, to give passengers the best view possible.
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Emirates boarding passes act as My Emirates Passes through March 31. A My Emirates Pass gives passengers benefits and discounts at leisure destinations across the United Arab Emirates and more than 500 retailers. The pass provides passengers with as much as up to 50 percent savings in some instances, including at hotel spas and fine-dining restaurants.
New tech amenities from IHG make guests’ stays even more convenient. The newly unveiled IHG Studio is a digital, in-room guest entertainment solution. Found on guests’ televisions, IHG Studio allows guests to connect and stream content from personal devices to in-room televisions, order extra pillows, arrange for late check-outs, review room charges, access a TV remote from the mobile app and order room service or on-property amenities.
Looking for a truly unique travel experience and considering a new vehicle? The Volvo Overseas Delivery Program is the perfect solution to create your own adventure of a lifetime. Volvo allows you to custom order your new automobile tailored to fit your needs and desires. They will fly you to Sweden to pick up your Volvo so you can drive and explore Scandinavia and Europe on your terms for up to two weeks.
Earlier in the month, American Airlines and British Airways kicked off construction on a $344 million project at John F. Kennedy International Airport’s Terminal 8. The project aims to improve the overall customer experience with the addition of five gates, enhanced baggage systems, new lounges, premium check-in space, upgraded concessions and retail and more. Construction is due to wrap up in 2022.
The city took its name from Athena, goddess of wisdom, strategy and war, and protector of the city. The financial, political and administrative center of the country and an all-powerful city-state in antiquity, Athens is a major center of culture. A visit to the first-ever museum dedicated to Byzantium, a stroll around the National Garden and a trip to the Olympeion archaeological site will take you back through time.
Carlson Wagonlit Travel is bringing its flagship platform, myCWT, to China. It is the first global travel provider to launch such a platform in China.