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Ask the Captain: Listening in on in-flight communication

— submitted by reader Mbucy Answer:  It is possible that the weight of the airplane and the temperature limited the altitude. The Flight Management Guidance Computer (FMGC) provides the optimum and maximum altitude information. In times of turbulence, it is prudent not to climb to the maximum altitude to avoid performance limitations, making the optimum […]

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Eva Perón’s Buenos Aires

Yet few cities are in thrall to a single person the way Buenos Aires is to María Eva Duarte de Perón. The wife of Juan Perón, who was president of Argentina from 1946 to 1955 and again in 1973-74, Evita, as she was known to her fans, lived in the capital for less than two […]

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Officials working to improve Hidden River Cave

The Associated Press Post a Comment E-mail Print Larger Type Small Type HORSE CAVE, Ky. — Officials in Horse Cave are working to make improvements at Hidden River Cave. They want to expand the area of the cave that visitors can explore and to install an incline elevator so that visitors don’t have to climb […]

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More hybrid, electric cars available to rent

Major car rental companies are increasingly adding electric cars to their already growing hybrid car fleets. And hotels are installing electric charging stations or giving electric and hybrid car drivers breaks on pricey parking fees. Travelers have never had so many options for more fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly cars. And as pump prices rise, more […]

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Letters: Just Over the Fence

To the Editor: Re “The Country Just Over the Fence” (Feb. 26): You think Nogales built the fence? The only point you have correct is that it looks like the Berlin Wall, and for the United States, a country that prided itself on being a melting pot and helping to bring down the wall in […]

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Account Manager – Cover More Travel Insurance – North Sydney – e

<![CDATA[ ]]> Account Manager Job: 32317Location: North Sydney About the Organisation Established in 1986, Cover-More Travel Insurance is an Australian owned company with operations in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. The group employs more than 210 people in Australia. Cover-More administer more travel insurance sales, medical assessments and claims than any other provider […]

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Doghouse designed by Wright rebuilt for film

By SUDHIN THANAWALA The Associated Press Post a Comment E-mail Print Larger Type Small Type SAN FRANCISCO — The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City. The Fallingwater home in southwestern Pennsylvania. But a child’s doghouse? Frank Lloyd Wright designed hundreds of landmark buildings and homes during a prolific career that spanned more than […]

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Check In, Check Out: DoubleTree by Hilton, in Amsterdam

A glassy, minimalist retreat in the midst of the city. Doubles start at 149 euros, or $196 at $1.32 to the euro. BASICS For much of last year, this was the first and only Continental branch of Mint Hotels, a small British chain, though a recent takeover means that this property now flies under the […]

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Travel advice: how to find joint travel insurance

The following companies all offer schemes which include the sort of cancellation cover you are looking for. Goodtogoinsurance.com (0844 334 0160; goodtogoinsurance.com) provides single-trip and annual travel insurance policies for friends travelling together. Based on a traveller aged 50 with no medical conditions, prices start at £15.43 per person for “Silver” single-trip cover for two […]

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X Prize Founder, at SXSW, Seeks Ideas to Fix Education

Peter Diamandis: Rocket Man Brian Caulfield Forbes Staff Build A Star Trek ‘Tricorder,’ Win $10 Million Brian Caulfield Forbes Staff Image by Getty Images via @daylife Peter Diamandis wants help. The man whose X Prizes have spurred breakthrough ideas in areas such as space travel and oil-spill cleanup aims to  launch a similar initiative to […]

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