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Story highlights After the Dutch, Scandinavians have the highest coffee consumption per capita in the world Coffee culture in Melbourne "just incredible" says reigning World Barista Champion Singapore is Asia's coffee capital Seattle? Of course! Fifteenth-century Arabs were the first to cultivate coffee and a Frenchman was behind the 1843 debut of the world's first commercial espresso machine. There have…

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Story highlights Airbus publishes patent for folding saddle seats with low backrests Vertical seat design packs more passengers into cabins Spokesperson says patent application does not mean design will be developed For air travelers who like to gripe about being cramped in economy, here comes another warning that they've never had it so good. Airbus has filed a patent application…

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Story highlights JAL Tokyo to San Francisco flight diverted to Honolulu after engine oil pressure dropped Pilots shut down engine and requested emergency landing, as per airline protocol Comes after wing cracks discovered in 40 in-production planes A Boeing 787 Dreamliner operated by Japan Airlines (JAL) was forced to land prematurely in Hawaii, after pilots shut down one of its…

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Story highlights Unlike the current commuter hub, New York's original Penn Station was a lavish Beaux Arts masterpiece Guaira Falls was once the most powerful cataract in the world The Porcelain Tower of Nanjing was considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages (a-LineTravel)Ask a New Zealander what happened on June 10, 1886, and they'll tell you the…

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Story highlights A Boeing Dreamliner is held in Tokyo after problem with power supply Problem is fourth mechanical incident for a Dreamliner in 10 days On Monday, issue with brake indicator diverted plane Boeing: "We know it will continue to receive heightened attention." An All Nippon Airways 787 Dreamliner was held in Tokyo after a mechanical problem, the fourth such…

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(a-LineTravel)As the world's oldest and largest air show, the Paris Air Show is the undisputed queen of its kind. The tarmac of Paris-Le Bourget Airport is set, once again, to be heaving with manufacturers, military representatives, businessmen and the general public from across the globe. So what will the 51st edition of the biannual spectacle, which runs June 15-21, have…

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Story highlights WWII U.S. pilot Peter Goutiere flies in his old Douglas C-47 aircraft from Seattle area to San Francisco Flight part of reunion of the famed China National Aviation Corp. The plane is owned by the Historic Flight Foundation of Everett, Washington Moon Chin, 102, the CNAC's only other living wartime pilot, greeted Goutiere upon arrival in San Francisco…

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Story highlights Diving with manta rays is great -- diving with them when it's pitch black is awesome Puerto Rico's bioluminescent Mosquito Bay is one of the great nighttime spectacles Singapore's Night Safari gets you close to some of the world's most fascinating nocturnal animals Some things are just better after dark. Just because the sun goes down doesn't mean…

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