What we’re reading: Liquid ban to be lifted in Europe, Mr. Bean on a plane, NZ’s first 787-9 flight, Titanic vs. modern ocean liner


Liquids ban to be lifted at European airports; is the U.S. next?

Starting in January, you will be allowed to carry certain liquids onto planes if you’re traveling from one of the European Union’s airports.

Battelle, a nonprofit research and development organization in Ohio, has built a screening device that London’s Heathrow Airport began installing last week to test liquids carried by passengers onto planes.

On a plane with Mr. Bean

I remember watching Mr. Bean (Rowan Atkinson) on the television and it was very funny. This video was one of the funny ones, where Mr. Bean tries to entertain an unaccompanied minor on a British Airways flight.

Air New Zealand to launch first route for Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Air New Zealand, the launch customer for Boeing’s 787-9 Dreamliner, has announced the route for the plane’s inaugural flight.

As the latest Dreamliner’s first customer, Air New Zealand will be flying the launch aircraft from Auckland, where the airline is based, to Perth, in Western Australia starting in October 2014.

A cabin mock-up was revealed as part of the announcement at the opening of the airline’s Customer Innovation and Collaboration Centre in Auckland.

This is what the Titanic would look like next to a modern passenger ship

The Titanic was a huge ship in its days. However, compared to today’s ocean liners, how does it compare?

That’s why this image tweeted by James Sexton is so arresting.

The image, Sexton says, juxtaposes the Titanic with a modern cruise liner. It certainly puts things in perspective.

(Photo: Grant Wickes/Flickr Creative Commons)