Passengers on Hawaiian Airlines flight got to kiss 2017 goodbye twice

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Back to the Future is real, just not the way our ’80s selves imagined it would be.

Last night, Hawaiian Airlines Flight HA446 took off in Auckland, New Zealand in 2018, and arrived in Honolulu, Hawaii in 2017, proving that time travel is real — sort of.

The flight technically left Auckland at 12:05 am on January 1st, before arriving in Honolulu at 9:45 am December 31st, having crossed multiple time zones.

Time travel is possible!
Flight #HA446 just took off from New Zealand in 2018 and will land in Hawaii back in 2017! pic.twitter.com/3KsCEniCOL

— Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) December 31, 2017 Read more…

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Travelers, Google will now track airline pricing and find you flight and hotel deals

Whether you travel often, or just every now and then, Google has announced some new features for its suite of travel related websites and apps that can help you save money. Using machine learning and statistical analysis, Google Flights will tell you whether flights from your location to a target destination are available at lower than normal prices. The information will also tell you how much cheaper these new prices are.

When you’re looking for lodging, Google Search results will include a notification if a holiday, conference or trade show is making it harder to find an unbooked room. …

Yahoo Mail adds new features to help you clip coupons, and stay up-to-date about your flight

Right on time for the holidays, Yahoo Mail is adding two new features that are available starting today. Coupons and Flight Alerts are both perfectly suited for the holiday season. First, let’s start with the coupons. Available on mobile and the web, this feature will collect all of the coupons you receive and put them in a list. On the mobile app, users can “clip” the coupons that they are interested in and receive an alert when they are about to expire. On the desktop version, clipped coupons are found in at the top of the inbox until they expire.

Yahoo says that its Mail app will receive …

Air France flight to LA makes emergency landing in Canada after engine blows out

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An Air France flight en route from Paris to Los Angeles made an emergency landing in Goose Bay, Canada after its engine blew out over the Atlantic Ocean Saturday. 

The Airbus A380 left Charles de Gaulle Airport Saturday morning and landed around 1:40 p.m. in Canada, CBC reported

The plane landed safely, but part of its engine cowling was missing and it scattered debris across the runway. 

Fire crews arrived to help, but didn’t need to do much apart from clean up the debris. 

Passengers on the flight and others watching the landing observed that the plane definitely looked “broken.” Read more…

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AirAsia X flight shook like a 'washing machine' following mid-air problem

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An AirAsia X flight bound for Kuala Lumpur was forced to turn back on Sunday, after a mid-air technical issue left the plane’s cabin shaking like a “washing machine.”

Flight D7237 with 359 passengers onboard left Perth at 6:50 a.m. local time, then returned to Perth by 10 a.m., after what reportedly seemed to be a problem with an engine.

“I heard a loud explosion I think on the left-side engine,” passenger Tzeyau Chung told ABC News.

“After the explosion it started to shake, it started to bounce, but overall the captain did a very good job. Of course we were a bit worried but at the end of the day … we safely landed. I think that is the most important thing.” Read more…

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Find cheap flights with 5 of the best flight booking apps for Android and iOS

Organizing trips can be a messy process with all the planning involved, so it’s a blessing that travel apps exist. They let you find beautiful destinations, book the best-priced airline tickets, set up accommodation and rent-a-car services, all from one place. It’s fast, convenient, and mostly free – unless the app takes a small commission out of your bookings, which may or may not be fine with you! We have lined up 5 of the best apps for booking flights available on Android and iOS. Give them a try, and while you are at it, feel free to have a look at our best travel apps selection!
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Sprint's new sweepstakes promo gives customers a chance to take flight and get away

If you’re a Sprint customer and you’re feeling lucky, you might want to check out the carrier’s latest contest.

Through March 10, any current Sprint customer can enter the ‘Sprint Getaway Giveaway’ sweepstakes, which has a grand prize of 100,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® miles, $2,000 in pocket cash and a new Samsung Galaxy J3 Emerge. If the grand prize eludes you, you’ll still have a chance to win one of 20 Samsung Galaxy J3 Emerge handsets.

If you don’t happen to know the features of this model from Samsung, let us summarize: The J3 is the newest …

Switching on your Smartphone while on a flight may have dangerous consequences

If you have ever switched on a Smartphone while on a flight please don’t do that anymore. It’s better to keep the phone in the flight mode when on a airplane because the International Air Transport Association found 75 cases from 2003 to 2009 where the interference from the Smartphones have an affect on flight’s delicate devices like engine controls and important sensors.

The recent study revealed that all interference where originated from mobile phones and portable electronic devices. If you have any hint about the devices which may be affected by mobile phones then you should never even think about switching it on while on a flight. According to the IATA among the 26 affected flight controls include autopilot, autothrust and the landing gear and 17 affected among among navigation system and 15 for communication systems. They say that about 40% issues they face in these categories are originated by the use of mobile phones.

According to Boeing’s Dave Carson who was a member of federal advisory committee the sensors which are under the passenger area are more affected. He says that the sensor will gave error reading like the position of the plane while landing which may result in fatal accidents. His investigation gave light to some shocking findings like BlackBerry handset and an Apple iPhone being the most dangerous devices while on a flight. And his findings states that Apple iPad gives out high intensity signals than all others.

There are several incidents to prove the effects of mobile phones, like the autopilot itself turning off at 4500 feet and warning lights coming on. After the incident the crew immediately searched for the culprit and found 1 cell phone and 3 Apple iPods active. There is also another incident where a clock started spinning backwards.

But there are people who are against these theories like former Air Force and Commercial Pilot John Nance, he says that there is no solid proof in support of this when considering the number of flights USA is having each day. He said that mobile phones can’t be blamed alone for all the mishaps.

Even though there are arguments please switch your phone to flight mode while boarding a plane because lot of lives will be at stake if the findings are true.

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