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Dad Ends Career by Recreating Adorable Photo With Son Who is Now a Pilot at Same Airline–LOOK

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From a Chicago airport comes the beautiful story of a father and son who were able to recreate a special moment to celebrate an even more special one.

Newly-fledged pilot for Southwest Airlines Ruben Flowers III got to ride shotgun on his father’s final flight before retiring, which they memorialized by taking a photo in the same position as one nearly 30 years earlier.

Ruben Flowers Jr. was getting ready for take-off back in 1994 when his son, Flowers III, got to visit the captain. Sitting in the co-pilot’s seat, they snapped a nice photo.

Flowers Jr. flew for Southwest for 30 years, all the while inspiring his three children to take to the skies as well, with Flowers III telling People Magazine it’s the “best office view in the world.

Flowers III was coming to the end of his flight school just as his father was nearing the end of his career, and it was that time when he stumbled across that old family photo and got him thinking of doing something special for his dad.

“It was a dream of mine to make this happen,” Flowers III says. “It was my number one goal to fly with my dad.”

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Young Innovater Fights to Make Economy Class More Spacious With Wild Double-Decker Aircraft Seats

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At an innovation fair in Germany, a young man might have just found a way to seat more people in an aircraft while simultaneously giving them more legroom and accessibility.

How could such a thing be possible? Check out these double-decker airplane seats.

23-year-old designer Alejandro Núñez Vicente presented a revised concept of his original vision that flopped at last year’s Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) in Hamburg, Germany. When the expo came back around, Vicente proved himself flexible and open to constructive criticism.

His new-and-improved design solves many issues that people identified, particularly those to do with claustrophobia.

First things first—this isn’t likely to be seen aboard a flight any time soon. However, he is in the process of getting approval from all the major air travel regulatory bodies.

The Chaise ‘Longue,’ as Vicente’s design is called, would be situated in the middle row of large aircraft, with the aisle/window seats remaining how we’ve always known them.

Those opting for these seats would sacrifice the inflight entertainment system for more comfort, with legroom that would easily accommodate people above 6 feet 2 inches in height on the bottom level, and seats that recline far further back on the upper level.

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A Dozen Airlines Team Up for Half-Million Ton Carbon Capture Technology

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Airbus and a partnership of more than a dozen airlines are working together to fund a new carbon capture project.

Their hope is that Carbon Engineering’s direct carbon capture technology can provide secure, verifiable carbon removal credits as part of aviation’s need to offset part of its future emissions.

The partnership includes Air Canada, Air France-KLM, easyJet, International Airlines Group (the parent of British Airways, Iberia, Aer Lingus and Vueling), LATAM Airlines Group, Lufthansa Group (including Swiss, Austrian, Brussels and the Eurowings brands) and Virgin Atlantic.

The agreement is at this point an early stage partnership, based on letters of intent, and the airlines have “committed to engage in negotiations on the possible pre-purchase of verified and durable carbon removal credits starting in 2025 through to 2028”.

Airbus and a partnership of more than a dozen airlines are working together to fund a new carbon capture project.

Their hope is that Carbon Engineering’s direct carbon capture technology can provide secure, verifiable carbon removal credits as part of aviation’s need to offset part of its future emissions.

The partnership includes Air Canada, Air France-KLM, easyJet, International Airlines Group (the parent of British Airways, Iberia, Aer Lingus and Vueling), LATAM Airlines Group, Lufthansa Group (including Swiss, Austrian, Brussels and the Eurowings brands) and Virgin Atlantic.

The agreement is at this point an early stage partnership, based on letters of intent, and the airlines have “committed to engage in negotiations on the possible pre-purchase of verified and durable carbon removal credits starting in 2025 through to 2028”.

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