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Germanwings coffee

Isn’t really all that good. But how important are onboard purchase to these low budget carriers’ bottom lines? According to a story in its in-flight magazine glorifying its bistro selection, GW sells, on average, 400,000 to 450,000 cups per year at €2.60 a pop, totaling €1,040,000 to 1,170,000 ($1,458,420 to 1,640,723). Ometepe, originally…
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SAS strike in Paris

Stumbled onto this on my way out on Sunday evening (19-Jul) at about 7 pm, striking SAS workers at De Gaulle's…

Dollars and euros.

Unless they're living under a rock, Americans know that the US$ really sucks these days in Europe. About two years ago, the exchange was at about $1.20 to the euro; these days it's consistently hovering near $1.50. While there is nothing terribly cheap about much of Europe these days (it's not for most Europeans either, which is why hordes are…
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