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You Can Now Earn a Scholarship to Travel So You Can Catch All the Pokémon.

    In a publicity stunt that proves Sweden totally owns its Silicon Valley of the Nordics status, IT company, Consid, is offering people a stipend to travel the world hunting Pokémon and catch ‘em all.

    The firm explains its decision to create the world’s first (perhaps only) Pokemon GO Scholarship to the huge popularity of Niantic’s and Ninetendo’s gift to summer. 

    Self-Service Technology is the Future of Air Travel in Brazil

      Passengers in Brazil are embracing self-service check-in technology using their smart-phones, personal computers and airport kiosks, SITA reports.

      • 80%  of passengers in Brazil said they liked using web check-in services
      • 76% of passengers in Brazil said they like using self-service kiosks
      • Only 65% said they liked checking-in at the desk

      More than half of passengers surveyed still use check-in desks, higher than the global average of 43%, but SITA believes the trend is moving away from desks to digital.

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      The Big Bag Theory

      I spent a bit of time this month writing about IATA’s proposed ‘Cabin OK’ program: introducing it, clearing up misconceptions, and, finally, reporting on its demise, er, “pause.” This is one of two posts today, which review the Cabin OK aftermath. I promise to let the matter drop after that.

      In truth, IATA proposing that we carry a bit less with us when we travel, especially in the main cabin, was not a terrible idea. Obviously, any further baggage restrictions were bound to get people upset–but it wasn’t mandatory. In practical terms, we shouldn’t travel with too much baggage and we probably do.

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