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Mind the sleigh! Airlines given permission to fly over North Pole for the first time slashing the hours to exotic destinations

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Until now, Boeing’s 777 and the new 787 ‘Dreamliner’ jets had for safety reasons to stay within a three hour range (180 minutes) of the nearest diversion airport. Under the new rules, that has been nearly doubled to five and a half hours, (330 minutes) taking account of improvements in aircraft and engine technology. It means, for example, that planes from the UK will be able to take a non-stop flight - dubbed 'Santa's short cut' - over the North Pole to destinations such as… (www.dailymail.co.uk) More...

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hraje
Harshad Raje 0
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2078301/Mind-sleigh-Airlines-given-permission-fly-North-Pole-time-slashing-hours-exotic-destinations.html
rocketrbbie
Rob Walker 0
Be interesting to see if the cost savings are passed on to the consumer!
johneteeluck
johne teeluck 0
Looking forward for cheaper flights to those destinations ?? Probably NOT..
hraje
Harshad Raje 0
Cheap flights over the North Pole? I really doubt it... They'll probably charge extra for shorter time travel!
fourmating
Tim Patton 0
Glad its not me 3 hrs from an airport is bad enough on two engines.

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