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Photographer Reconstructs 1,400-Mile Route Along the Underground Railroad

Even in the darkness of the Louisiana night, Jeanine Michna-Bales could still make out the eight former slave quarters on the Magnolia Plantation. They stood in rows, first erected by the family of Jean Baptiste LeComte I, who acquired the property in 1753.  A National Parks ranger had escorted the photographer onto the property earlier that night, but he’d since left her alone with her camera. At its peak in the 1860s, at least 75 people lived at the Magnolia Plantation. Following the Civil War, its slave cabins did not go away. Instead, like so…

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Barcelona 5-0 Espanyol: Lionel Messi nets hat-trick as Gerard Pique and Luis Suarez also score in derby route

Lionel Messi grabbed a hat-trick in the Barcelona derby Saturday, September 9, 2017 Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick as Barcelona made it three LaLiga wins from as many games with a 5-0 thrashing of city rivals Espanyol at the Nou Camp. Defender Gerard Pique and Luis Suarez added late goals, the latter set up by debutant Ousmane Dembele, as Barcelona maintained the only 100 per cent record in the division. Messi broke the deadlock after 25 minutes as he collected a through-ball from Ivan Rakitic to fire home. Messi added…

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News: Aer Lingus flies into Miami for new year-round route

Aer Lingus’ inaugural service direct to Miami, Florida, has taken off from Dublin Airport. Flight EI141 operated by an Airbus A330-200 series is the first ever scheduled service between Ireland and Miami, Florida. Renowned for its beautiful beaches, art deco architecture and Cuban-inspired cuisine, Miami marks Aer Lingus’ thirteenth direct route to North America and will operate as a three times weekly service from Dublin year-round. Together with Orlando, Aer Lingus now flies daily to Florida direct from Dublin. Growing its long haul network continues to be the key strategic…

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News: Air Malta to reintroduce Manchester route for summer 2018

Starting from May 1st next year, Air Malta will be reintroducing flights from Manchester to Malta on a weekly basis. The flights will run throughout the summer, until October 16th. The Tuesday flight will depart Malta at 07:30 and arrive into Manchester at 10:05. It will then depart Manchester at 10:55, landing in Malta at 15:15. Following the discontinuation of this route at the start of summer 2017, the decision has now been reversed, in line with Air Malta’s growth strategy. ADVERTISEMENT Peter Vella, UK & Ireland director, Malta Tourism…

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News: Etihad brings Boeing Dreamliner 787-9 to Seoul, South Korea, route

Etihad Airways has introduced the Boeing 787-9 on its scheduled daily service from Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, to Seoul. The aircraft touched down this morning at the South Korean capital’s space-age Incheon International Airport. The new two-class 787 Dreamliner service replaces the Airbus A340-600 aircraft previously operated on the route, and features Etihad Airways’ next-generation Business and Economy Class cabins, configured with 299 seats – 28 Business Studios and 271 Economy Smart Seats. Mohammad Al Bulooki, Etihad Airways executive vice president commercial, said: “Seoul has…

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News: Etihad brings Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to Lebanon route

Etihad Airways today introduced the Boeing 787-9 on its scheduled daily service from Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, to Beirut, Lebanon. The new 787 Dreamliner service replaces the Airbus A321 aircraft previously operating the airline’s EY535/EY538 flights to and from the Lebanese capital. The Boeing 787-9 features Etihad Airways’ next-generation Business and Economy Class cabins and is configured with 299 seats – 28 Business Studios and 271 Economy Smart Seats. Mohammad Al Bulooki, Etihad Airways executive vice president, commercial, said: “Beirut was the first international destination…

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