The Guardian’s 100 Years of Aviation

The Guardian’s 100 Years of Aviation

Neil Sweeney ,

Last week, The Guardian released an interactive map to commemorate 100 years of passenger air travel; from 1914 to 2014.

In flight: see the planes in the sky right now

It’s an amazing piece of work from a technical, historical and just interesting point of view. Showing you all the planes travelling at one point and how we got to this point, it provides us with great audio and visual delights that will really show you how far we have come in the 100 years people have been flying planes commercially.

From the first passenger flight from St. Petersburg, Florida to Tampa, Florida, to looking at the possibility of space flight in two years time, there is a wealth of knowledge to be found that will leave you clicking around for hours finding out new information!

Flying into 2014

Andrew

Quick Recap:

Last year was a massive year for World Airport Codes (WAC) and the team.

World Airport Codes, Team Photo

Fubra Team are all smiling after successfully relaunching our World Airport Codes website! :-)

2013 saw an increase in the number of airports on our database, with more airports still to be added. WAC Mobile Apps were developed and released for all Android and iOS devices. Top Airports lists and other details were updated and/or built on. Features were enhanced. Facebook and Twitter accounts were created and maintained. And returning visitors to the site would of course already have noticed the complete overhaul to the website’s design:

We’ve kept that motivation to improve WAC over the Christmas holidays and all came back into work, full of energy and ideas, ready to continue with our plans.

 What to expect in 2014?

We’re still working towards creating great and informative guides on useful local services, such as; Taxis, Hotels, Car Hire and Airport Parking from all major airports around the world.

Both our Los Angeles Taxis & Heathrow Taxi pages are currently in progress and will soon be finalised. Once completed and live, we begin on another location or two and so on.

London Heathrow Taxi Page, World Airport Codes

Top Secret glimpse of our new page for London Heathrow Airport Taxis & Transfers. 

We are also still trying to improve the functionality of the site further. By increasing the page load speed, tweaking the layout and improving the information we’re sure that we can make your (and our) experiences with World Airport Codes even better!

This blog will always be kept up to date as well, with all of our (and aviation or airports in general) latest and most exciting news… So, don’t leave luggage unattended and be sure to check-in with us again soon.

Please feel free to share any thoughts, ideas or suggestions you may have in the comments section below this blog post. Thanks for reading!

Finding Your Way Around Airports with Google

Jurga , ,

You can now visit some of the world’s biggest airports without stepping out of your house, and know exactly where the currency exchange point or a cling film luggage wrapping kiosk is situated, and where the shuttle bus would drop you off should you decide to fly from that airport.

As of November 2013 Google maps offer virtual walks past the shops, check-in counters and meeting points at 16 airports worldwide, such as Madrid’s Barajas, London Gatwick and Tokyo International Airport. You can even explore the inside of an Emirates Airbus A380 at Dubai Airport.

This interactive map shows all the new Street View transit locations worldwide, that are not limited to just airports; the tool will let you virtually explore over 50 train and subway stations, as well as a cable car station in Hong Kong.

So if you would like to know how far you’d need to walk from the main entrance to the escalators, or from the lifts to the nearest WC, you can have a quick look around the airport buildings, find where to drop off your oversized luggage, explore the architecture, look at what the locals are wearing or see the range of cafes, restaurants and shops if you still have to grab that last box of chocolates or a souvenir fridge magnet for someone special.

Airports across Spain and Japan are the most featured on Street View. Here’s a few examples of what you can find.

London Gatwick Airport, North Terminal, UK: Google Maps

Mexico International Airport, Mexico: Google Maps (more…)