Kelsey D. Atherton
at 10:24 AM Jul 29 2016

For almost half a century, "jumbo jet" has meant one plane: Boeing's 747. The gigantic airliner, which first flew in 1969 and started carrying passengers in 1970, is an icon of the sky, ferrying hundreds of passengers between continents regularly since its introduction. But the venerable sky giant's reign may soon be at an end. In September, Boeing expects to cut production from one 747 a month to one made every two months. If demand continues to fall, the company says in a regulatory filing, “it is reasonably possible that we could decide to end production of the 747.”

at 04:13 AM Nov 6 2013
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The R2 is the best way to travel from Banboil to Tarvail, but passengers who opt for the direct route never stumble upon what Berlou has to offer. These people don't exist, and neither do their destinations, but that hasn't stopped a dedicated group of geography nerds from painstakingly mapping their commutes. Banboil and Tarvail are both in Scansey, a fictional country on the fictional continent of Norscand. This civilization, complete with metro systems more comprehensive than any in the United States, is all part of the curious genre of geofiction, where people make mundane maps of imaginary places.

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