On July 2nd 2019, LATAM Airlines from Chile operated a flight to follow the solar eclipse. To be able to follow the eclipse, the plane had to fly at an altitude of 12,500m at a speed of 900km/h. To achieve such a flight, LATAM worked in partnership with scientist and physician, for two years, to be able to chase the solar eclipse for more than 8 minutes instead of the 2 minutes and 30 seconds on ground. The plane used for the experience was a 787-9 Dreamliner and took off from Mataveri airport on Easter Island. 

There were more than 50 passengers coming from 10 different countries on the flight which included scientist as well as enthusiasts. A Guinness World Record was also achieved during the flight. Dr. Glenn Schneider, an astronomer from the Univeristy of Arizona recorded his 35th solar eclipse.

Traveling within Schengen: lost or stolen passport or identity card

For EU citizens. In principle, there are no border controls between Schengen countries (some temporary exceptions may apply). An ID is the minimum type of identification that may be required in case of control. The first advice is to make sure you keep these documents...

Canada New compensation rules

Canada: New rules for compensation. Federal government announces new rules on airline passenger protection starting as early as july 2019, while some will come in force in December.The regulation will apply to flights to, from and within Canada, including connecting...

Travel Smart

Travel Smart, Fly European. Compensation rules are more favourable in the EU. and when flying from outside of the EU, its better to fly with a European company.European airlines get higher rankings than American Airlines, they have Newer aircraft meaning fewer...


Winglets have appeared quite recently on airplanes - do you know why aircraft companies now use them so much?Winglets reduce wingtip vortices, the twin tornados formed by the difference between the pressure on the upper surface of the wing and that on the lower...

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