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(CNN) – A new $25 billion underground line opened in London this week, Bombardier announced the supersonic breakthrough of its super-fast jet, and America’s best beaches were revealed.
This weekend, the United States celebrates Memorial Day, the unofficial start of summer, and more than 39 million people are expected to take the trip.
America’s leading beach expert, also known as “Doctor Beach”, has published his annual roundup of the best sandy beaches in the US. This year, the first place goes to the wild expanses of North Carolina.
For those planning to travel further, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has added five new destinations to its “high” risk category for travelers, including the Bahamas.
But even though the number of trips has increased, passengers are still suffering from delays and flight cancellations caused by staffing problems and other factors. Delta has just become the latest airline to “strategically cut” its flights months in advance, following JetBlue and Alaska Airlines.
It will be a season of high prices and extra hassle. Here are some tips to save on gas if you’re hitting the road this summer.
riding on rails
Named after Queen Elizabeth II, the Crossrail line opened in London on 24 May as The Elizabeth line. It connects East and West London like never before.
The Elizabeth Line, London’s huge new underground railway, finally opened on May 24 – four years late. Huge crowds of railroad enthusiasts and excited locals boarded the first trains in the largest new urban rail project in half a century.
In other rail news, Interrail’s European subscription turns 50 this year. The budget multi-country rail ticket, originally available to travelers under 21, opened up the continent to generations of young people and is still popular today.
News from the sky
The Global 8000, which is under development, will carry up to 19 passengers.
Canadian manufacturer Bombardier has announced that its upcoming Global 8000 aircraft, which it says will be “the world’s fastest and longest-range business jet,” has passed supersonic testing. The aircraft is expected to enter service in 2025.
Meanwhile, US-Spanish startup Skydweller Aero is developing a solar-powered aircraft capable of staying airborne for months.
If you’re returning to flying after Covid but are worried about how to reduce your carbon footprint, we’ve put together this guide to greener flying, from alternative fuels to ration travel.
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