Michael Markieta, a Toronto geographic information systems consultant, has mapped out global flight patterns. The United States, Europe and East Asia are by far the brightest areas because of the large number of “short-haul flights,” aviation consultant John Strickland told the BBC.
“Europe looks so bright because it has so many short-haul flights. It’s also one of the busiest global markets and there are several hubs in relatively close proximity in Europe: Paris, Frankfurt, Amsterdam and London,” Strickland said. “You can very clearly make out American hubs like Atlanta, Dallas, Houston and Denver - there’s a saying in the US that whether you go to heaven or hell, you have to go via Atlanta.”
- French authorities have begun moving thousands of migrants and refugees from the makeshift "Jungle" camp in Calais.
- Trump supporters haranguing the press at rallies has become routine. Now, the alt-right has adopted an old Nazi term to describe reporters.
- Jay Z is holding a concert for Clinton in Ohio aimed at mobilizing a group she's struggled to excite: black voters. 🎤
- Girl Scout cookies for breakfast: General Mills says a cereal will be released in January 😋