A new challenge on Chinese social media has netizens searching for the most random yet deceiving objects at home to use as “windows” for faux plane flights.
The trend, aptly dubbed as the “fake plane ride” challenge, started picking up around the Lunar New Year, just after billions of trips were made across the country.
Netizens are falling in love with a video of a giant Alaskan Malamute sitting obediently in the cabin of a China Southern Airlines flight.
The massive dog has gone viral for its calm posture as it sits next to its owner.
You’ll wonder why you didn’t become a pilot after learning that Chinese airlines are looking to pay people $318,000 a year to fly their planes.
China needs pilots to captain their planes and they are flashing a lot of money to lure people in. Sichuan Airline, which has routes to Canada and Australia, is offering $302,000 while Qingdao Airlines, a regional carrier, is enticing pilots with a $318,000 salary. Both companies are also offering to take care of China’s income tax bill for those who are willing to relocate.
For many travelers on a budget, finding the cheapest way to fly can be a daunting challenge.
While the internet offers an abundance of theories on how to get the best deals, it is still easy to get lost in the confusion and fail to get the best possible deal.
If you’re booking a flight and want to avoid delays, the most important thing to consider is timing.
According to the below infographic from flyer compensation service Airhelp, the later your chosen flight time, the more likely you’ll experience a delay. The best time to fly if you’re looking to avoid a delay? Anywhere from 6:00-6:59 a.m., so the early birds win. The worst time? The reverse — 6:00-6:59 p.m.
In the future, when you’re traveling on a plane, you’ll have unparalleled and unobstructive views of landmarks below, and all you’ll have to do is tap on your window to learn about its history and how it was built.
Sound intriguing? Airbus thinks it is, which is why the airline just filed a U.S. patent on its smart window on March 19. The aim is to give flyers a unique, interactive travel experience that allows them to find out where they are and learn about the sights they see by tapping on the touchscreen window, just like on an iPad.