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TIL that a Korean airlines accidentally strayed into Soviet Airspace, leading to the plane being shot down. To prevent such a tragedy, US President Ronald Reagan declassified a critical military tech and that is how we got GPS for civilian use.

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TIL that a Korean airlines accidentally strayed into Soviet Airspace, leading to the plane being shot down. To prevent such a tragedy, US President Ronald Reagan declassified a critical military tech and that is how we got GPS for civilian

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Anyone flying United Airlines today?

Anyone flying United Airlines today? Since the CEO is officially ousted from the company, I'm wondering if the safety videos they use featuring him are still being used or if they pulled them already. Just curious, thanks! submitted by chicago60618

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YSK about tripdelta, a travel website that combines unconnected airlines to provide savings up to 50-60% of the regular price.

YSK about tripdelta, a travel website that combines unconnected airlines to provide savings up to 50-60% of the regular price. For example, a regular price ticket from San Francisco to London on September 23rd is $ 574 (Kayak and Skypicker

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TIL In 1987, a guy bought a lifetime unlimited first class American Airlines ticket for $250,000. He flew over 10,000 flights costing the company $21,000,000. They terminated his ticket in 2008.

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TIL In 1987, a guy bought a lifetime unlimited first class American Airlines ticket for 0,000. He flew over 10,000 flights costing the company ,000,000. They terminated his ticket in 2008. submitted by malgoya [link] [1793 comments] Source: top scoring

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TIL that after declaring bankruptcy, Japan Airlines flight attendant uniforms were sold to the local sex industry after becoming highly sought after by fetishists.

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TIL that after declaring bankruptcy, Japan Airlines flight attendant uniforms were sold to the local sex industry after becoming highly sought after by fetishists. submitted by The_CT_Kid [link] [79 comments] Source: top scoring links : todayilearned

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TIL airlines that use U.S. controlled airspace must pay $0.49 per mile to fly over land and $0.20 per mile to fly over the ocean. Fees are waived if flight takes off or lands in the U.S.

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TIL airlines that use U.S. controlled airspace must pay .49 per mile to fly over land and .20 per mile to fly over the ocean. Fees are waived if flight takes off or lands in the U.S. submitted by NDLPT

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TIL that in 1992, instead of engaging in a messy legal battle over the use of a slogan, the CEOs of Southwest Airlines and Stevens Aviation simply arm-wrestled for whose company would own it.

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TIL that in 1992, instead of engaging in a messy legal battle over the use of a slogan, the CEOs of Southwest Airlines and Stevens Aviation simply arm-wrestled for whose company would own it. submitted by ChibsShouldLead [link] [231 comments]

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TIL that the CEO of Japan Airlines makes $90,000 a year, less than the pilots, when interviewed about this he said “We in Japan learned during the bubble economy that businesses who pursue money first fail. The business world has lost sight of this basic tenet of business ethics.”

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TIL that the CEO of Japan Airlines makes ,000 a year, less than the pilots, when interviewed about this he said “We in Japan learned during the bubble economy that businesses who pursue money first fail. The business world has

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YSK Malayasia Airlines #MH370 is missing

YSK Malayasia Airlines #MH370 is missing submitted by Schilthorn [link] [2 comments] Source: You Should Know

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TIL Wal-Mart, Coca-Cola, American Airlines and two other corporations released a movie called Proud American in 2008. The movie featured a overly-patriotic storyline about the wonders of American life. It was a failure, and became IMDB’s worst movie of the 2000’s.

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TIL Wal-Mart, Coca-Cola, American Airlines and two other corporations released a movie called Proud American in 2008. The movie featured a overly-patriotic storyline about the wonders of American life. It was a failure, and became IMDB’s worst movie of the

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