The Bells


Hear the sledges with the bells- Silver bells! What a world of merriment their melody foretells! How they tinkle, tinkle, tinkle,
In the icy air of night! While the stars that oversprinkle
All the heavens, seem to twinkle
With a crystalline delight;

Lines of the Poem ,The Bells´ by Edgar Ellen Poe

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European Lowcost Airline ,Norwegian Air Shuttle´ starts flights in Argentina

The airline is known for its distinctive livery of white with a red nose, with individual portraits of noteworthy Scandinavians on the aircraft’s tain fin./Image: Nowegian Air Shuttle

Low-cost airline Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA will begin operating flights in Argentina beginning in late 2017, a spokesman said Dec. 16th , as more air travel operators seek a foothold in Latin America’s No. 3 economy.

The company plans to open two or three operating bases and begin passenger flights by November. It already has begun the relevant regulatory processes. Spokesman Alfons Claver did not say which routes the airline plans to run but expects to have bases in Buenos Aires, Cordoba and possibly Mendoza. “South America is a very interesting market characterized by little competition and high prices,” Claver said in a statement. He said

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Afraid of flying? – This article might help


Quite a long time writing about aviation items and also sometimes suffering from the fear of flying I found the following  article very helpful: “Afraid of flying? Apps might help soothe your fears” (The New York Times, International Edition, Dec,7th,2016 )

“As a longtime travel writer, you would think that, for me, getting on a plane would be as routine as brushing my teeth. Whether it’s a long haul to Asia, a trans-Atlantic visit or a short hop from my home in Italy to another city in Europe, barely a week goes by that I am not catching a flight, or multiple ones. Sadly, however, the frequency of heading to the airport has not cured me of my visceral fear of flying. It ebbs and flows. When crashes are not in the headlines Continue reading “Afraid of flying? – This article might help” »