United orders 270 Boeing and Airbus aircraft, the largest order in United’s history

United Airlines announced the purchase of 270 new Boeing and Airbus aircraft, the largest combined order in the airline’s history and the biggest by an individual carrier in the last decade. The order includes 200 737 MAXs – 150 MAX 10 and 50 MAX 8 – plus 70 A321neos.

The airline expects to fly the first 737 MAX 8 with the signature interior this summer and to begin flying the 737 MAX 10 and the Airbus A321neo in early 2023. United’s new aircraft order will come with a new signature interior that includes seat-back entertainment in every seat, larger overhead bins for every passenger’s carry-on bag and the industry’s fastest available in-flight WiFi, as well as a bright look-and-feel with LED lighting. When combined with the current order book, United expects to introduce more than 500 new, narrow-body aircraft: 40 in 2022, 138 in 2023 and as many as 350 in 2024 and beyond. That means in 2023 alone, United’s fleet will, on average, add about one new narrow-body aircraft every three days.

What’s more, United intends to upgrade 100% of its mainline, narrowbody fleet to these standards by 2025, an extraordinary retrofit project that, when combined with the number of new aircraft joining the fleet, means United will deliver its state-of-the-art inflight experience to tens of millions of customers at an unprecedented pace.

United’s 737 MAX 8 has 16 United First seats and 54 Economy Plus seats – more than double the number of extra leg room seats offered by competing airlines on similar-sized aircraft. The 737 MAX 10 makes up the majority of United’s new order and will include 20 United First seats and 64 Economy Plus seats and the new A321neo aircraft are expected to have a United First and Economy Plus seat count similar to that of the 737 MAX 10.

Each new 737 MAX and A321neo will have the industry’s fastest available in-flight WiFi that lets customers stream video from online services. The aircraft also will have Bluetooth technology throughout for easy connections between wireless headphones and the seatback entertainment screens.

SFAT: Croatia

Croatia este o destinatie de vacanta foarte cautata, datorita plajelor superbe, muntilor stancosi care se revarsa in apele de culori ireale, lagunelor si nisipurilor fine.

Cei obosit dupa un an de greu de munca se or relaxa pe sezlongurile risipite pe plaje, contempland in tihna azurul Adriaticii.

Amatorii de cultura vor avea de la opera ale antichitatii si monumentele medievale, ale Renasterii si barocului, pana la arta moderna.

Iubitori naturii se vor bucura de numerosele parcuri naturale, cu o nesfasita varietate a faunei, florei si reliefului.

Sportivii vor avea ocazia sa practice pescuitul, inotul si scufundarile, iahtingul si parasailingul.

Pretentiosi cu gusturi vor aprecia gastronomia locala imbogatita de cosmopolite traditii milenare si vinuri generoase.

Avand o linie de coasta ce se intinde pe mii de kilometri si peste 1000 de insule cu o clima temperat mediteraneana, Croatia este irezistiblia.

In Croatia va puteti bucura atat de briza Marii Adriatice, cat si de umbra padurilor de pini. Croatia este o alerge inspirata pentru vacanta.

SFAT: Muntenegru

Perla ascunsa a Mediteranei sau a Adriaticii, Tara muntilor intunecati si a marilor alabstre sau Paradisul in verde si turcoaz, aceasta sunt descrierile perfecte pentru Muntenegru, un mic stat situat in Europa de Sud-Est, care are iesire la Marea Adriatica, dar care se bucura, in acelasi timp si de un peisaj montan deosebit.

Clima acestei tari este variata, de la una continentala in nord, la una continentala cu infuente mediteraneene in centru si sud. Cei care prefera s se relaxeze la malul marii au de unde alege plaj pe gustul lor, fie ca opteaza pentru nisip fin, pietricele sau ceva mai stancos. De asemenea, Marea Adriatica are o culoare ireal de frumoasa, iar munti care isi coboara peretii stancosi pana in mare ofera un peisaj de zile mari si ii atrag ca un magnet pe turisti.

Foto: Sergej Zabijako

Foto: Sergej Zabijako
Foto: Sergej Zabijako
Foto: Sergej Zabijako
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Paragon 700 Boutique Hotel & SPA PUGLIA

Paragon 700 Boutique Hotel & Spa este un hotel exclusivist de tip boutique și de design, situat în inima orașului Ostuni din Puglia.

Palatul roșu elegant, a cărui istorie datează din secolul al XVIII-lea, a fost restaurat cu grijă și oferă 11 camere și apartamente cu design individual, cu elemente de design unice din întreaga lume. Fațada din cărămidă roșie a hotelului, care a fost deschis în iunie 2020, contrastează puternic cu clădirile albe din Ostuni.

Acest hotel de lux este înconjurat de cea mai mare grădină privată din oraș, care găzduiește singura piscină din Ostuni. În mijlocul atmosferei cosmopolite a nobilei proprietăți, oaspeții vor găsi o oază de liniște și exclusivitate într-o locație centrală.

Aceștia vor trăi o aventură culinară apuliană, cu o notă rafinată și servicii fără pretenții. Oaspeții se pot relaxa în Spa 700, situat la 7 metri sub pământ, pe locul fostei cisterne de apă.

Religion, Secrets and Conspiracy: the Unusual History of the Palazzo Rosso.

The Palazzo Rosso has a fascinating history. Once the home of Ostuni’s first mayor, Don Paolo Tanzarella, its walls tell the somewhat turbulent story of the White City. Just steps away from the present-day Remembrance park, the venerable stone building has always been at the center of the city’s social and cultural life. It was there that the trainieri, (cart drivers in Pugliese dialect), were waiting for their daily assignments.

It is also here that conspiracies were hatched that would rock the region and the whole country. In the first part of the 19th century, the country we today call Italy did not yet exist; it was still a geographical area comprised of eight separate states. However, a revolution was brewing: Since his youth, Don Tanzarella had been a member of the insurrectionary movement “Giovine Italia.” In great secrecy, he invited the region?s most prominent patriotic figures to meet in the plush lounges and the 14 bedrooms of the 2-storey Palazzo Rosso.

Their cause: ?to transform Italy into a democratic republic under the principles of Freedom, Independence and Unity. The conspiratorial gatherings at Don Paulo?s ended up being successful. On June 26, 1860, 10 years after this first meeting and after centuries of foreign occupation, Ostuni was the first city in Puglia to proclaim Italy?s unification and to proudly fly the red, white and green flag. 40 days later, Paolo Tanzarella became the city’s first mayor. Throughout his tenure, he focused on turning Ostuni into both a more urban and a more libertarian place. Upon his death in 1897, the benefactor of the White City bequeathed his entire estate, the family Palazzo, the furniture, the carriages and the horses to his eldest son.

At the turn of the century things change and so does the Palazzo. Still owned by the Tanzarella family, the building houses the Biennial exhibition of the Industrial Technical Institute and then in 1971, four classes of the city’s new Scientific High School. Later, it contained the barracks of the powerful Italian Customs and Financial Police. Since the seventies, the beautiful Palazzo had fallen asleep for over forty years. Only its magnificent vaults, its centuries-old stones and its historical frescoes remained. Until…