In brief: Powerful typhoon strikes the Philippines
A strong typhoon hit the Philippines early Tuesday, more North American companies are springing for first and business class travel for their employees, a slideshow of the 787 Dreamliner, and more. Here are the stories that travellers are buzzing about:
Typhoon hits Philippines
A strong typhoon hit the Philippines early Tuesday. Casualties already have been reported and officials fear the damage is severe, the BBC reports.
More business travellers fly premium classes
Business and first class air travel is climbing, USA Today reports. The number of North American companies that allow employees to travel first or business class, rose to 56% in 2011, up five percentage points from the prior year, according to numbers from the Global Business Travel Association. Companies largely cut luxury business travel after the 2008 financial crisis.
Yesterday Boeing delivered their fabled 787 Dreamliner to All Nippon Airways in Everett, Washington. The Huffington Post put together a photo slideshow of images of the development and debut of the aircraft. Tnooz published a story entitled: Why the arrival of the Dreamliner affects every part of the industry.
The mega retweet
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Under his Delivering Happiness brand, Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh plans to launch a private jet service between San Francisco and Las Vegas that he is calling the “Southwest Airlines of private jets”.