What we’re reading: Standing airline tickets possible, no automated messages from doomed plane, Vegas — burger capital


Spring Airlines considers selling standing tickets

China’s Spring Airlines is considering selling standing tickets if approved by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).

[Spring chairman]Wang [Zhenghua] said the standing tickets would be 30 percent to 40 percent cheaper than air tickets for flights less than two hours. He also said Airbus is willing to retrofit its A320 aircraft with standing-room cabins, but the carrier has not yet received CAAC approval owing to safety concerns.

No automated messages from missing Malaysian jet

The Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 that disappeared did not make automated contact with flight-data monitoring systems after disappearing from radar, said two people familiar with the matter.

The Boeing 777-200ER is equipped with a maintenance computer capable of talking to the ground automatically through short messages known as ACARS.

These help technicians prepare any necessary repairs and shorten turnaround times at the destination.

Las Vegas Unplugged names Sin City the “Hamburger Capital of the World”

Americans love hamburgers and author Jess E. Hooper says that, “Las Vegas offers some world-class opportunities to dine on some great hamburgers.”

Dubbing the city as the hamburger capital comes easy when you consider how many world-renowned chefs are dishing up their specialty in the city. Some of the best “must try” burgers include those being dished up at Holsteins, N9NE Steakhouse, Burger Bar at Mandalay Place, Gordon Ramsay’s special burgers at BurGR in Planet Hollywood, celebrity chef Kerry Simon’s burger at Harrah’s, and Le Burger Brasserie inside Paris Las Vegas, just to name a few.

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