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Day: February 25, 2016

35 secrets of the airline industry
ENGLISH, Life Style

35 secrets of the airline industry

    Fasten your safety belt… Surprising, sometimes shocking, secrets about commercial flying have been revealed by airline staff on networking website Reddit and in other candid interviews and online forums. There’s a cheaper time to buy flights There’s much debate about this but according to skyscanner, Tuesday afternoons, seven weeks ahead of your flight are the optimal time to get a bargain. There are ways to get upgraded Also according to airline price checker Skyscanner, there are ways to bag an upgrade. Tips include traveling at quiet times, flying alone, checking in as early as possible, dressing smartly, using air carrier loyalty cards, being a frequent flyer, and being very nice – or very wronged. Some airports have cool entertainment It’s possible to get a massage in...
Elizabeth Line: When will the new Crossrail line open, where does it run and how many passengers will it take?
ENGLISH, London

Elizabeth Line: When will the new Crossrail line open, where does it run and how many passengers will it take?

    The new roundel for the Elizabeth Line. Crossrail, the highly anticipated new rail system running from Reading to Shenfield through the heart of London has been named the Elizabeth Line in honour of the Queen. The new name was unveiled at a ceremony at Bond Street Station, attended by the Queen, Mayor of London Boris Johnson and Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin. The Queen was presented with commemorative Elizabeth roundel and met with a range of people involved in the Crossrail construction at the site. What is the new Elizabeth Line? The new Elizabeth Line is what developers and Londoners have known as Crossrail, the high-speed rail service intended to bring increased capacity to the capital’s transport system. It has been officially renamed by Mayor of London Boris...
Rightmove reveals fastest selling property hotspots
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Rightmove reveals fastest selling property hotspots

    Rightmove revealed properties in Dartford, Kent, now typically take just 16 days to sell - making it the fastest place to sell a property in Britain Dartford, Rochester, Watford, Bristol and Reading are among Britain's top hotspots for the fastest-selling properties, according to Rightmove. The property listings website said homes in Dartford, Kent now typically take just 16 days to sell - making it the fastest place to sell a property in Britain. The average time it takes to sell a property in Dartford has fallen by around a month compared with a year ago, when it typically took 49 days for a home to be snapped up. Miles Shipside, director of Rightmove, said the fact that homes in Dartford are selling in just over two weeks - and that asking prices there have increased by...
EU referendum: How the tumbling pound affects British tourists
ENGLISH, Europe

EU referendum: How the tumbling pound affects British tourists

    Admission to the Louvre today costs more than £12 – the highest price in history in sterling terms – at the rate of exchange offered by your post office. Against the euro, £1 buys 11 per cent less than it did just three months ago, effectively adding a tenth to prices in the euro area. Six months ago, the pound looked fairly robust against the dollar, with a value of almost $1.60; yesterday, sterling sank below $1.40, its lowest level for seven years. While the basic New York subway fare has remained at $2.75 since last summer, the cost for British tourists has risen by 24p to almost £2. Market uncertainty over the EU referendum has seen sterling slide. That spells financial embarrassment for UK passport holders. It gets worse: the currencies in many destinations, from Dub...
Apple said to be working on unhackable iPhone
ENGLISH, Technology

Apple said to be working on unhackable iPhone

    Apple engineers are said to be working on beefier security measures for the iPhone. Apple's battle with the FBI is nowhere near an end, but the iPhone maker appears to be girding for its next fight over encryption. Apple engineers are working on new security measures that would prevent an iPhone from being hacked using the methods at the heart of the company's fight with the US government, The New York Times reported Wednesday. It wasn't immediately apparent when such new measures would be made available to consumers. Representatives for the Cupertino, California-based tech giant didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. The development appears to be a salvo in the war of words between the FBI and Apple, which has declined to modify its iOS software so the gover...