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New Roller Coaster from Saudi Arabia Set to Break All Previous Thrill Records

There is now a roller coaster under development for an amusement park in the Middle East that, if it delivers on its promises, will annihilate all records for speed, track length and height.

It is called the Falcon’s Flight and will be the feature attraction for Six Flags Qiddiya which is slated to open in Saudi Arabia in 2023, just outside the capital Riyadh.

The Qiddya Investment Company—partners with the U.S. Six Flags—stated that the coaster will travel on 2.5 miles of track.

Thrill seekers will be able to experience a drop over a vertical cliff that rushes into a 525 feet deep valley. They are able to achieve this using magnetic motor acceleration. The ride will achieve speeds up to an impressive 155MPH.

The coaster boasts it will be the tallest free-standing roller coaster and will include a parabolic airtime hill in which passengers will experience weightlessness.

The coaster will have a 20 passenger limit and the ride will be about 3 minutes long. Riders will enjoy impressive views of Six Flags Qiddya as well as all the thrills.

 

 

 

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JetBlue to Offer Sleepers on U.S. to London Flights on Their New A321neo.

In just a few months one of the largest beds in the sky will debut in the JetBlue A321neos which will fly from Boston and New York to London.

JetBlue is calling the offering a Mint Studio. Each will be at the front of its newest planes. The two mini rooms will include a comfy seat that turns into a bed, fully flat. Each Mint Studio mini room will also include a sofa that folds down—combined with the bed space from the chair makes the largest bed in the sky. All of this sits behind a privacy door. The 22 Mint Suites behind these two luxury offerings are same minus the sofa.

Many believe this will be the next wave of business class air travel.

If JetBlue stays true to its pricing philosophy this air suites will be within reach of many travelers and not just the well to do.

And it isn’t just the comfy furniture, but each suite comes with wireless charging and multiple power points. The spaces are designed to allow fliers to continue to use their digital devices while relaxing, eating or working.

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TSA Given Permission to Enforce Public Transportation Mask Mandate

The Department of Homeland Security has stated that TSA (Transportation Security Administration) workers will now have the authority to enforce President Joe Biden’s mandate on mask-wearing and transportation—quote, “at TSA screening checkpoints and throughout the commercial and public transportation system.”

Acting Secretary David Pekoske signed a “determination of national emergency” that said the TSA is allowed to can “take actions consistent with the authorities” of its own federal jurisdiction so that it can be allowed to enforce the mask mandate order that the CDC has come up with.

The CDC issued an order that requires all people to wear a mask while using any form of public transportation. This included on board planes, trains, boats, subways, buses, taxis and ride-shares. It also included related buildings such as transportation hubs and airports.

 

 

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Disney Will Revamp “Jungle Cruise” Ride Amidst Criticism

Disney has announced that it is going to reimagine one of its classic attractions after years of criticisms

Disney’s Jungle Cruise ride—that includes joking skippers on the ferries guests ride on—was one of the last Walt Disney oversaw in person. The ride exists in both US locations.

Unfortunately for Disney the Jungle Cruise hasn’t aged as well as other attractions. While the attraction is largely based on nature documentaries, one of the scenes in the ride depicts native people as threatening, primitive and wild.

Among the updates there will be a new skipper character.

While there is a “Jungle Cruise move slated for 2021 starting Jesse Plemons, Emily Blunt and The Rock (as the skipper), Disney has not confirmed whether the new version of the ride will including any overlap with the new movie.

The Jungle Cruise is only one among several Disney attractions called out in recent years for inappropriate imagery.

 

 

 

 

 

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American Airlines: What to Do About The Wine?

As the pandemic waxes and wanes airlines are still only flying at a small fraction of what they are capable of. In many cabins alcohol is banned to help defeat the spread of Covid-19. In turn, the booze is piling up! American Airlines has found a solution in the hopes of selling and shipping some of its excess wine. Where to? Directly to people’s homes.

The company announced the new program calling it American Airlines Flagship Cellars. It’ll give wine drinkers a chance to by wine (by the battle) or in curated custom cases selected by the airline or a monthly subscription service that will cost $99 a month.

The prices for American Airlines Flagship Cellars program ranges from about $13-$40. The most expensive offering is a 3-pack of champagne at $300.

The $99 monthly subscription to American Airlines Flagship Cellars gives a customer discounted prices, a monthly shipment of 3 bottles and they will earn up to two AAdvantage Miles for each dollar they spend in the program.

The wine for the Flagship Cellars program come from the stores that would have served American Airlines’ “Flagship” ticket holders. This is a luxury option on transcontinental or international flights.