The LG Travel News Roundup: Angry Birds Playground Planned in Finland

Weekly Travel News — By on December 16, 2011 at 9:26 am

By Susmita Baral
LG News Intern

Missed the big travel stories of the week? And the weird, wacky and insignificant ones? We’ve got your roundup right here…

Angry Birds Playground BallsAngry Birds Themed Playground Planned
Angry birds themed playgrounds have been planned for Finland, Denmark by gaming company Rovio. The playground will be geared towards children but adults will be allowed to participate in the action as well. A similar Angry Birds theme park opened earlier this year in China. Source: Huffington Post

Finding Seatmates in Facebook Friends
Facebook has now become a portal for travelers to find a seatmate, specifically flight seatmates on KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. The Airlines is now allowing passengers to find travel mates via Facebook and LinkedIn as of early 2012. Source: CNN

Flight Price Increase Hurts Economy
A new report by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) warns that flight prices in UK airports will face a hike due to capacity constraints if airports get too congested. The report speculates that the result of the increased air fair will hurt the UK’s economic standing since they will lose travelers and visitors to the emerging markets around the world, including China, India and South America. Source: Daily Mail

Pilot Personality
United Airlines pilot Captain Denny Flanagan has a reputation that defies all stereotypes of airline pilots. Captain Denny is known to personally call parents who have minors flying on his flight and passes out coffee to passengers waiting to board. His one flaw? He often forgets, or opts against, turning off the fasten seatbelt light. Source: Fox


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