What we’re reading: World’s safest airline, Delta upgrades aircraft interiors, Niagara Falls freezes


Qantas still the world’s safest airline

Qantas still ranks as the top airline for safety, with no fatalities since it entered the jet age in 1951.

Over its 93-year history Qantas has amassed an extraordinary record of firsts in safety and operations. In 2008, in its successful defense to the British Advertising Standards Association of its claim that it is the world’s most experienced airline, Qantas was able to list almost 30 notable industry leading achievements

Delta to spend $770 million to upgrade aircraft interiors

Delta will spend $770 million to refurbish the interiors of its narrowbody jets.

The upgraded interiors will feature power outlets at every seat, slimmer seats with adjustable headrests, overhauled lavatories, and other features that will enhance passenger comfort.

Fifty-six of Delta’s Boeing 757-200 aircraft will be receiving in-seat video, personal power access, upgraded galleys, new LED cabin lighting, revamped lavatories, and redesigned overhead bins with a larger capacity.

How cold was the Polar Vortex? Niagara Falls froze

Just how cold was the cold weather than gripped the east coast? A look at this photo essay by the New York Post showed that it was so cold that parts of Niagara Falls froze. The last time the Horseshoe Falls froze was in 1848 and the last time the American Falls froze was in 1947 due to ice jams upstream.