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Upvote/Downvote: Alaska Airlines, Scary Dolls and More Travel Oddities

Entertainment | Gabe Zaldivar | January 29, 2016

Upvote/Downvote: Alaska Airlines, Scary Dolls and More Travel Oddities

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This week has been especially terrifying week thanks to an airline allowing its passengers the opportunity to secure passage for horrifying dolls.

That’s right, the world has lost its mind and we are just here trying to get from Point A to Point B.

Not to be outdone, Alaska Airlines unveiled its super cool new look with only minimal marketing pratfall.

And that is just the beginning to what has been a wonderful and weird week in travel.

Alaska Airlines’ Facelift:

Alaska Airlines unveiled its new look, which is basically a redecorated and softer version of its old look. As you can see, there isn’t a whole lot not to like about the color scheme. In fact, I don’t see how anyone could be appalled by anything about this roll out.


Wait, why would we down vote something like this? Well, the livery change wasn’t exactly smooth as Alaska Airlines also unveiled an insensitive marketing motto along with it: “Meet Our Eskimo.” Yes, their Eskimo.

Obvious anger ensued.

This Is Getting Out Of Hand:

As CNN reports, travelers to Zhangjiajie National Forest Park will be able to traverse the “world's longest and highest glass-bottom bridge, which spans two cliffs in China's Hunan province.” Essentially allowing people to play the part of Indiana Jones:


I have my own issue with heights, but if you want to take an amateur’s view of a tightrope walker in some insane vantage, then modern technology has allowed it. What a world.


As TravelPulse’s Donald Wood explained in a post earlier this week, Thai Smile Airways is now allowing passengers to purchase seats for dolls people are treating as people. This means some will be mandated to sit next to a doll. This obviously means that for the duration of your flight you will be waiting with the expectation that the doll will slowly turn its head and drain every last ounce of your soul.


If you are wondering what the downside might be to such an initiative, please read the above once again.

11-Minute Flight:

TravelPulse’s Josh Lew introduced us to the Antipode, which is a bit of technology we might see, if we are lucky, decades from now. If it ever gets built it could make a flight from New York to London a relative breeze, getting you there in 11 minutes.


How are we supposed to watch horrible in-flight movies in 11 minutes? In any case, the only drawback to this technology is it may remain in the land of fantasy.


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