Engineers imagine the aeroplane of 2050, Air Canada staff go on strike, a Victorian-era travel guide for women attempts a comeback, and more. Here's what travellers are buzzing about:
reveals concept planes for 2050
Airbus engineers have given free reign to their imaginations in their new video of what aeroplane cabins might be like
in 2050, reports Aviation Week. Wide views of the sky would be available,
thanks to new bone-like walls. Other details, such as the
use of aromatherapy to make cabins smell better and hologram projectors to
replace seatback televisions, can be seen on the company's "Future by Airbus" website.
strike impact still up in the air
Travellers face delays after 3,200 Air Canada customer service and sales staff
went on strike last night. The airline says flights won't be disrupted, but long queues at
airport terminals may be expected, reports CBC. The union failed to reach
an agreement with the airline over pensions.
A Victorian travel guide for women
receives fresh attention
This spring, the Royal Geographic Society in London has reprinted the 1889
guide "Hints to Lady Travellers" by Campbell
Davidson. The book was aimed at solo female travellers. It lists advice in
alphabetical order, from avoiding accidents to sea bathing etiquette, with recommendations for the best foot-warmers, travel
rugs and small flasks for brandy, reports More Intelligent Life. Some of the
advice is still practical today, such as how to treat sunburns ("apply
sour milk thickly and leave overnight") and how black petticoats are
better than lighter coloured ones at hiding stains.
The mega re-tweet
We scour Twitter to highlight a standout travel tweet.
may soon be able to enter their rooms w their cellphones. No more key cards -
--@wanderlust13. Veronica Stoddart, Deputy Managing
Editor for Travel, USA Today, tweeted about how some hotels are attempting to
use technology to help customers open hotel doors wirelessly. (One method is to
send a special tone to a guests's cell phone that can be used to activate a
sensor and unlock a door.)