Weekly Travel News Recap: August 4 – 10, 2013

Weekly Travel News Recap: August 4 – 10, 2013

jetBlue's new interior preview.
jetBlue’s new interior preview.

Here are some of the relevant travel news headlines and stories from the previous week through today:

  • jetBlue gives sneak peek at new interior design – The New York City airline offered up a preview of its new futuristic, ultra-modern interiors. See video below for more. (Skift)
  • World’s highest airport to open soon – The title of world’s highest (altitude) airport will transfer to the new Daocheng Yading Airport, in the Ganzi Tibetan autonomous prefecture in Sichuan, China; it will be 4,410 m (14468 ft) above sea level. (Daily Telegraph)
  • U.S. airports the most efficient? – According to a study by Tae Oum, lead author of a new airport efficiency study by The Air Transport Research Society at the University of British Columbia, American airports are somewhat more efficient than their Asian and European counterparts. (UBC News)
  • EU changes passport rules for visitors to European countries – The European Union has altered their passport requirements to say that any non-national visitor to the countries must have 3 months validity on their passport following the trip’s end. (Business Traveler)
  • Turkey nears completion on deepest undersea rail tunnel – Linking Asia and Europe, the new 13.6 km (8.5 mile) tunnel (1.4 km immersed) will be the deepest of its kind in the world at 56 m; it passes under Turkey’s Bosphorus Strait, the busy shipping channel linking the Marmara Sea to the Black Sea. (Reuters)

And here’s the video of jetBlue’s new interior coming soon:

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Christian "Krzysiek" Eilers is a twenty-something who constantly likes to look up the next flight out of JFK. His life goal is to visit every country in the world; as a young adult working full-time, he often settles on visiting the near countries of Central and South America and the Caribbean, knocking these off the list as it is less of a financial strain than Europe or Asia. Caffeine is his vice, and if he doesn't have a coffee in his hands, then it's probably a green tea. A native of New York City, when he is not traveling, he can find an abundance of cultural influences right in his own city, enough to keep him satisfied until the next country's beckon cannot be ignored any longer. He holds a cigarette in one hand while monitoring his Fitbit's heart rate with the other.