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Why Malaysia Airlines will retire its fleet of A380’s

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Malaysia Airlines has confirmed they are set to retire their entire fleet of A380 aircraft

All six of Malaysia’s A380 superjumbo’s will end their service over the next few months.

The change comes as the airline transitions to twin-engine jets only.

Given the poor second-hand market for the jet, the airline is still figuring out its game plan to retire the aircraft.

Why the superjumbo hasn’t been quite so super

Airlines that operate the A380 often say the jet is hard to fill, expensive to run, and inefficient. The jet is the largest commercial airplane ever built.

The rapid decline of the Airbus comes at a time where the aviation industry is evolving.

The decision to stop production on the A380 came after Emirates, which operates more than half of all flights using the plane, halved its latest order.

After being in production for a little over 12 years, the A380 will go down as one of the shortest-lived models in aviation history.

Moving towards twin engine aircraft

Airlines are now shifting towards twin engine aircraft such as the popular Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

As a result, the giant of the skies could well be the last of its kind.

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Fancy a ‘flight to nowhere’ to view the super-moon from up in the sky?

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In a bid to rebound from international and domestic border closures, Australian airline… Qantas has offered ‘flights to nowhere’.

Travel-starved Australian residents will have the chance to view the late-May supermoon and full lunar eclipse from over 40,000 feet in the sky.

The moon rises over the Sydney Harbour Bridge in Australia, Tuesday, April 27, 2021. This moon is a supermoon, meaning it appears larger than an average full moon because it is nearer the closest point of its orbit to Earth (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

But if you were hoping to get onboard, you’re already out of luck – the airline says all tickets were snapped up in record time… at just two and a half minutes.

The super-moon joy flight is the latest in a series of Qantas-operated trips to encourage travellers to take up travel in a post-pandemic world.

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World’s largest fast-food restaurant chain now caught up in wage battle

Brittany Coles

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Would a pay rise be enough for you to be on the front-line… working at a drive-thru window rather than at home?

Customers are coming back faster than restaurants can staff up.

McDonald’s is the latest U.S giant to raise pay in a move to attract more applicants and keep up with customer demand.

McDonald’s and Chipotle are just some of the latest companies to follow Amazon, Walmart and Costco in boosting wages.

Hospitality workers are some of the lowest paid employees… even though they run the risk of contracting COVID-19 on the job, compared to white-collar employees who can work from home.

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SpaceX will also be orbiting in Google’s cloud?

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SpaceX and Google have announced a deal.

The new deal will see Starlink ground stations placed in Google data centre properties…with the first to switch on in the second half of the year.

The goal is for businesses to reach cloud services from rural and regional parts of the planet.

Google said that Connectivity from Starlink’s constellation of satellites provides a path for data to be distributed across countries, quickly and securely

“Connectivity from Starlink’s constellation of low-Earth-orbit satellites provides a path for these organisations to deliver data and applications to teams distributed across countries and continents, quickly and securely,” Google said.

Also, Australian fibre provider, Vocus, has put a bid in to host LEO ground stations.

“This means having ground stations in regional areas close to where the end-users are located, to minimise round-trip time,” Vocus general manager for government and strategic projects Michael Ackland said.

In other Elon-related news, the SpaceX and Tesla CEO tweeted earlier this week that the carmaker would stop accepting bitcoin payments.

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