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Malaysia, the World’s Unluckiest Airline, Will Now Struggle to Survive July 22, 2014

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TIME

Only four months after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished somewhere in the Indian Ocean with 239 passengers on board, Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine, causing the loss of another 298 souls — an unprecedented blow to a major international airline. Even a robust operator would have trouble overcoming twin disasters like that. But the fact is that Malaysia’s flag carrier is in no financial shape to absorb these catastrophes. In fact, analysts wonder if it will ever be able to recover.

“The outlook is very dire,” says Mohshin Aziz, an aviation analyst at Kuala Lumpur–based Maybank. The airline, he fears, “won’t be able to survive beyond the year in its current form.”

The next months could prove humbling for an airline that had grand ambitions. The Malaysian government had high hopes that its national carrier would compete with the region’s best, and invested much money and emotion into…

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How can a person float mid air? Here’s how… October 20, 2010

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In my last post, we saw this guy who floats mid-air to promote KLM’s comfortable seats. Who is this guy and how does he do it?

The stunt man is a Norwegian magician named Ramana. He constructed a metal “chair” that was bolted to the stage, sat on it and then had his clothes put on over the “chair”. Clever, huh?

Here’s Ramana performing another stunt, we love the way he makes people stop and think…and then smile.

KLM Seats So Comfortable It’s Like Sitting On Air (part 1) October 18, 2010

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This cool stunt by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines at Manchester Airport in the UK had a lot of people gawking in awe. The proposed passenger sits and reads his newspaper while seemingly sitting on an invisible chair. Folks passed their hands underneath and around him and couldn’t believe their eyes! How do you think they did it? I’ll tell you in my next post.