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How we hacked our trip to Madrid

Since I have started running, every plan to visit one destination goes with question – is there any race? That`s how we planed our trip to Madrid, we rented a cheap and suitable appartement via AirBNB.com , bought the plane tickets and went on adventure!

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Qatar Airways To Start Flying To Serbia And Poland By End Of 2012

Qatar Airways announced further expansion to its European network with the launch of scheduled flights to Serbia and Poland by the end of the year taking the airline’s coverage across the Continent to 32 destinations.

 

Services to the previously announced destination of Belgrade, capital of Serbia, have been confirmed for a November 20 start with a thrice-weekly schedule via Ankara. Two weeks later, beginning December 5, the airline will add the Polish capital Warsaw to its rapidly growing European network operating flights four-times-a-week.

News of the expansion follows this week’s announcement by Qatar Airways that it will begin daily flights to Chicago – the carrier’s fourth USA gateway – from April 10 next year. Both the Belgrade and Warsaw routes will be operated from Qatar Airways’ Doha hub with an Airbus A320 configured in two classes – 12 seats in Business and 132 in Economy. Each seat features an interactive audio and video entertainment system offering hundreds of movies, TV programmes and music channels.

Since the beginning of 2012, Qatar Airways has launched flights to Baku (Azerbaijan); Tbilisi (Georgia); Kigali (Rwanda); Zagreb (Croatia), Erbil (Iraq), Baghdad, Perth (Australia) and Kilimanjaro (Tanzania).

Over the next few months, Qatar Airways will launch services to a diverse portfolio of new routes, including Yangon, Myanmar (October 3); Maputo, Mozambique (October 31); and Chicago, USA (10 April 2013).

PARADISE STILL EXISTS, Maldives

I had a hard time waking up this morning, but when I saw this short movie it somehow gave me strength. I have realized that there is still paradise on Earth, a it`s not that far and it doesn`t look unattainable any more. I`m sure that one day I will be there enjoying myself and relaxing.

Dreaming of Maldives 720 HD from Sakis Papadopoulos on Vimeo.

World Airline Award

Staged as part of Farnborough International Airshow (England), Skytrax`s World Airline Awards event was held on 12 of July 2012. The most popular award for the World’s Best Airline went again to the Qatar Airways.

The World Airline Awards measures the level of passengers` satisfaction of airlines throughout the world. Air travelers were surveyed by telephone, questionnaires and online about their experiences with airlines on the ground and in the air during a 10-month period. The survey measured passenger satisfaction across more than 38 key performance indicators of airline front-line product and service. The Survey covered over 200 airlines, from the largest international airlines to smaller domestic carriers. Finally Skytrax collected opinions from 18 million international fliers between July 2011 and June 2012 on different aspects of airline passenger experience — from check-in to in-flight entertainment.

Comparing results from the last year, it seems that some companies did improve their services and were ranked higher, while others stumbled, some even for 10 places. Top 10 places were dominated by the Asian and the Middle Eastern airlines.
First five places went to:
1. Qatar Airways
2. Asiana Airlines
3. Singapore Airlines
4. Cathay Pacific Airways
5. ANA All Nippon Airways

Top 10 status lost two companies (Air New Zealand and Qantas Airways). While Virgin Australia made improvement and went from 32nd place to 12th, China Eastern Airlines was named the World’s Most Improved Airline.
In the category of the World’s Best Low-Cost Airline first five places looked like this:
1. AirAsia
2. Virgin America
3. Jetstar Airways
4. AirAsiaX
5. easyJet
The top 5 European Low-Cost Airlines were: easyJet, Norwegian, NIKI, Germanwings, Wizzair

For results in other categories please check: World Airline Award