Weekly Travel News Recap: August 4 – 10, 2013

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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 – link dead)
  • 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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