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Netflix hopes to be entertaining us on grueling flights by 2018

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The dream life: Netflix on plane TVsImage: Mashable composite: netflix and Nadir Keklik/ap rex/shutterstock In an attempt to expand streaming access (and make traveling more bearable), Netflix is taking flight in 2018. As Variety reports, the company announced at Monday’s 2017 APEX Expo that it’s looking to partner with airline carriers in hopes of sharing its low-bandwidth mobile streaming technology with them to improve in-flight wi-fi speeds. That means you could soon be streaming your favorite movies and television shows in the air with ease.  SEE ALSO: Netflix’s prices are insanely low—enjoy it while you can The idea is that […]

Singapore Airlines goes all Instagram-pretty in its latest inflight safety video

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If you never pay attention during inflight safety videos, perhaps Singapore Airlines’ latest will change that. The new video, which will start showing in flights at the end of the year, showcases plenty of iconic landmarks in the photogenic city, as a voiceover narrates the usual safety guidelines. It does take a bit of a suspended imagination to see how they’ve appropriated landmarks around Singapore for the safety demonstration, though. For example, they used park benches at the Henderson Waves to demonstrate how to brace for impact, and movie seats at the Capitol Theatre, to explain putting away your USB […]

Ballet dancers bring the streets of Mexico City to life in stunning photographs

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Robles spent two weeks roaming Mexico City for the shots.Image: omar robles At the start of his campaign, President-elect Donald Trump insisted that “when Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best.” Those words, along with many other comments about the people of Mexico and minorities around the world, have shocked many. They’ve also inspired one man to set out and capture the beauty of Mexico and its people on camera. SEE ALSO: Photographer captures stunning photos of dancers in the streets of Cuba New York-based photographer Omar Robles embarked on a 13-day excursion to Mexico City in October, […]

This handy map gives you all the free Wi-Fi passwords at airports

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Killing time before your flight can be a serious drag, but traveling just got a lot less painful thanks to this airport Wi-Fi map. Travel blogger andcomputer security engineer, Anil Polat, understands the struggle of sitting in an airport without free Wi-Fi, so he created a handy interactive map for airport-goers to easily find Wi-Fi passwords. SEE ALSO: Google announces Google Station to offer fast Wi-Fi services everywhere The map, which Polat updates regularly, includes the Wi-Fi passwords and locations of dozens of airports around the world. By clicking on an airport, users receive specific directions on where to sit […]

ScHoolboy Q calls out United for sending his dog to the wrong city

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Image: AP/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK 2017 has been ruff for United Airlines and things don’t seem to be improving. The latest in a string of very bad incidents at the hands of the airline occurred on Friday after Quincy Matthew Hanley a rapper whom you likely know as ScHoolboy Q and his dog were placed on separate flights after a layover in Denver. SEE ALSO: United is now literally taking things from children On Friday night after realizing he and his pet had been separated, the rapper shared his concern on Twitter, calling the airline out for putting his dog, Yeeerndamean, on the […]

If your flight was delayed because it smelled like pee, you’d be pissed too

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Image: ROBYN BECK/AFP/GETTY IMAGES Flying American Airlines? Urine trouble. Dana Milbank, a Washington Post writer and unhappy American Airlines customer, recently gave his Twitter followers live updates as his flight from Los Angeles International Airport to Washington Dulles International Airport was delayed because it, uh, smelled like … pee. Just normal aircraft things, you know how it is. #2017 SEE ALSO: United is now literally taking things from children On Sunday, Milbank shared on Twitter that his family’s flight had been delayed for hours because the plane “smells like urine.” He posted a photograph of his children resting on the […]

Sleeping on this bus is almost like being on a moving hotelbut not quite

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Cabin looks like a band tour bus and is filled with beds.Image: sasha lekach/mashable Maybe you’re reading this while slogging through soul-crushing traffic during the long holiday weekend. You might wish you could just curl up with that book stowed away in the trunk or catch up on some sleep from a tiring week at work. None of that is happening on this road trip, but when Cabin, a sleeping bus, launches later this month, getting a full night’s sleep in an actual bed while riding on the freeway won’t be just a dream. SEE ALSO: This could be the […]