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Korea’s low-cost carriers getting more popular at expense of full-service flights



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Contrasting fortunes for Korea’s ever-growing ranks of airlines.
The new players are flying high while the traditional big names — Korean Air and Asiana Airlines — are experiencing some turbulence.
Lee Jeong-yeon reports.
Korea’s low-cost carriers are taking a bigger share of the market these days, with the number of passengers opting to fly at cheaper prices steadily increasing.
However, the number of people flying with full-service carriers, or FSC’s, — such as the country’s main carriers Korean Air and Asiana Airlines — is on a steady downswing.
The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport said on Monday that, in May, LCC’s took a 57 percent share of all total domestic flights and a record-high of 26 percent of international flights.
Korean Air and Asiana Airlines, on the other hand, both saw drops year-on-year, whilst all the low-cost carriers saw significant increases on-year, with Jeju and T’way Airlines seeing a more than a 50-percent increase.
The most popular budget airlines for flights abroad were Jeju Air, Jin Air, and T’way Airlines.

“An ingreasing number of young travelers on package deals are using low-cost carriers for short-distance flights.”

The main difference between the two types of airlines is simple.
Full-service carriers offer added services, such as in-flight meals, free beverages, and access to airport lounges for frequent fliers.
Conversely, low-cost carriers only sell core products such as seating and minimal luggage allowance.
Despite such limitations, people still see the perks of traveling with low-cost airlines.

“You kind of wanna keep it cheap because at the end of the day it’s just a flight. You don’t need all the expensive stuff. You get from one place to the other. That’s it.”

“People used to think low-cost airlines were synonymous with low-quality, but that has changed recently due to the diverse options these carriers are offering. So I prefer to travel with them.”

“Pundits say this growing popularity of low-cost airlines can be attributed to young Koreans wanting to travel on a budget in a struggling economy. And we can expect this trend to continue growing for the time being.
Lee Jeong-yeon, Arirang News”

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Ultra Low-Cost Carriers Are Finally Coming To Canada

In a year that has been filled with nothing but good news for Canadians on the air travel side, another announcement Wednesday can make us hope that one day we’ll no longer be amongst the most expensive countries in the world for flights.

All across the globe, new airlines have been launched under the ultra low-cost carrier (ULCC) model, which is an entirely different business model than what most people are used to. If you are not familiar with it, basically it’s a no-frills, completely unbundled airline: you pay only for what you use, which is simply perfect for those who want to get somewhere for the lowest price.

I personally think it’s the best thing to ever happen to the airline industry. You can now fly so much more often for less, if all you want is a cheap flight.



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Frontier Airlines customer service agents help customers at the ticket counter at Denver International Airport on Jan. 16, 2015.

So, what is the good news, exactly? American ultra low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines has announced that it will begin to fly to Calgary in spring 2018. Just to put this into context, currently none of the three major ULCCs in the U.S. fly to Canada.

Ironically, a lot of Canadians are familiar with Frontier’s two ULCC competitors, Allegiant Airlines and Spirit Airlines. They target Canadian travellers specifically by flying to border airports like Niagara Falls (near Toronto), Plattsburgh (near Montreal), Ogdensburg (near Ottawa) and Bellingham (near Vancouver).

Frontier’s strength is in the west, and they will be flying from Calgary to their main hub in Denver, Colo., opening the door to many other destinations from there. This is good news because Frontier often has $39 USD (approximately $49 CAD) one-way fares, and even limited-time sales with $20 USD tickets (approximately 25$ CAD).



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Frontier Airlines Inc. planes sit at gates at Denver International Airport in Denver, Colo., on April 4, 2017.

Will those specific price points be available in Canada? Not quite, since many factors like higher airport fees make prices that low unlikely in Calgary, but they’ll most definitely be cheaper than the competition, especially for people who really want to save money and can pack light: that’s the best way to take advantage of ULCCs.

I have flown over 40 flights on seven different ultra low-cost carriers in past years and I couldn’t be any more excited about this news. If more people can take advantage of this new business model, air travel becomes more accessible for all.

What is it like to fly Frontier, or other ULCCs for that matter? Well, for starters, it is surprisingly similar to flying economy on other traditional airlines. And at those prices, it’s not a big risk to try it yourself. You’ll be pleasantly surprised, if you understand how the model works, that is. So that means you should learn to travel light and not expect any freebies. By the way those free meals aren’t actually free. Your ticket costs hundreds more… that’s quite an expensive meal.



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This winter, WestJet, Canada’s second-largest airline, announced its intention to launch its own ULCC before the end of 2017.

Getting used to this way of flying will be useful, with all the ultra low-cost carriers coming to Canada. Indeed, for many years Canada was the only major developed country without a ULCC. But recently, a ULCC startup out west called NewLeaf started offering cheap flights to a few cities. Another company called Canada Jetlines plans to launch under the ULCC model next summer. An international ULCC called WOW airnow flies from Europe to Toronto and Montreal.

But most importantly, this winter, WestJet, Canada’s second-largest airline, announced its intention to launch its own ULCC before the end of 2017. That is as major an announcement as any other in the past decade in Canadian commercial aviation. So things are finally looking up for Canadians who love cheap flights, thanks in large part to all these ULCCs taking off.

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Low-cost swim lessons available at The Roeper School in Bloomfield Hills



The Roeper School and the USA Swimming Foundation will offer low-cost swim lessons to Wayne, Oakland and Macomb County children this summer.

Here are the details:

The nationally-recognized Make a Splash program will be offered to children ages 3 to 14 years at Roepers Bloomfield Hills campus, 41190 Woodward Ave.

The class runs Aug. 14-18. The charge for a one-hour lesson each day is $10.

Parents or guardians must attend the open house/registration from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Aug. 5.

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To reserve a space, email Carolyn Lett at [email protected] by July 31.

Volunteers are needed. The program relies on a large team of volunteer swim instructors who must be at least 14 years old, have swimming skills and attend a training session. They can sign up for as many sessions as they want on any of the program days. Community service hours are given. Send an email to [email protected]

Studies show that African-American and Hispanic/Latino children are two to three times more likely to drown than Caucasian children. The Roeper School is dedicated to teaching these diverse children swimming and water safety skills in an effort to eliminate this risk.

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Primeras impresiones – Probando Paletas Low Cost + Look – City Color



En el vídeo de hoy tenemos unas primeras impresiones probando paletas low cost en este caso de City Color. Vamos a hacer un look natural pero arregladito y charlamos mientras me maquillo sobre las características de estas paletas:

Las paletas en cuestión:
Barely exposed 2 –
Paleta de contorno –
Figtastic –
Harvest Moon –

Lo que he usado en el rostro:
Hidratación – Pore refining solutions de Clinique
Prebase – Hypoallergenic Bell
Maquillaje – 24h made to stay make up de Catrice
Corrector – Camouflage Essence
Polvos bronceadores – Luminous matt de Essence
Colorete – Light and shadow de Catrice
Cejas – ka-brow de Benefit + Make me brow de Essence
Iluminador – Paleta Solstice de Sleek tono Equinox
Labios – bálsamo labial Carmex

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A Wave of Low-Cost Autopilots Emerge at AirVenture

Last week after Garmin announced its first retrofit autopilots, the GFC 500 and GFC 600, the aviation community cheered — and then wondered if more products from other manufacturers would quickly follow. Boy did they ever. This week at AirVenture, the autopilot party continues as sub-$20,000 systems from Genesys Aerosystems (formerly S-TEC), BendixKing, TruTrak and Trio Avionics hit the market, bringing autoflight capability to the general aviation masses.

The wave of autopilot introductions actually kicked off at last year’s AirVenture when Dynon and EAA gained STC approval for the formerly Experimental-only D10A EFIS. Following that victory, autopilot makers immediately started work on bringing the safety-enhancing gear to Part 23 certified aircraft, culminating with the autopilot announcements and STC approvals we see this week.

Here’s a rundown of the products announced at Oshkosh:

Genesys Aerosystems at Oshkosh announced its new S-TEC 3100 Digital Flight Control System (DFCS), developed for FAA Part 23 single- and twin-engine aircraft, as well as submission for Technical Standard Order (TSO) documentation to the FAA for for a higher-end S-TEC 5000 Digital Flight Control System (DFCS).

A goal of the Genesys Aerosystems engineering team was to ensure the S-TEC 3100 was designed to easily integrate with both legacy analog avionics such as HSIs and DGs and today’s advanced digital systems such as complete EFIS displays. S-TEC 3100 has features like Envelope Protection and Straight and Level Recovery, the option for a 2-axis or 3-axis autopilot system with flight director and optional yaw damper built into the autopilot. Other features include precision and nonprecision approach mode, heading hold, altitude preselect and hold with autotrim, vertical speed control, indicated airspeed control and course intercept.

Initial research identified the Cessna 182, Cessna 210, Beechcraft Bonanza and Piper Saratoga as the four lead candidates to earn FAA STCs for the S-TEC 3100. Price is targeted at under $20,000.

TruTrak Flight Systems has completed the STC for its Vizion autopilot system. The FAA awarded the approval on July 19, making it the first autopilot manufactured by TruTrak to be approved for certified aircraft. TruTrak said it will begin delivering complete autopilot systems at AirVenture. The autopilot system cost with installation kit is $5,000 and the STC from EAA is $100. During AirVenture, TruTrak will be displaying it Cessna 172 fitted with the system at outdoor Booth 174.

Trio Avionics received STC approval for its Pro Pilot autopilot in the Cessna 172, 175 and 182 through an approval program led by The STC Group. The installation kits are available for $2,000, and the Trio Pro Pilot autopilot kit is $5,000. The STC, awarded on July 19, includes the autopilot, servos, harness, circuit breaker, power switch, and override switch. The company expects parts manufacturer approval soon.

**BendixKing **introduced the KFC 230 AeroCruze, a flight computer that lets owners of analog BendixKing autopilots upgrade to digital capabilities with straight and level button and a touchscreen interface. The unit is designed to fit within the existing form factor of the legacy KFC 150 flight computer. The AeroCruze has also been designed to be remote mounted to accommodate KFC 200 and 250 installations.

Collagen Muscle – A Look at Collagen and Lean Muscle

When you hear someone talk about collagen the first thought that may come to mind is injections to the face, smoothing out the wrinkles or plumping up the lips. In fact, collagen is much more than that, it does help with a youthful skin, but there are many other benefits to it and it is an important protein especially when it comes to your health. Collagen and muscles come hand in hand if you want to maintain your lean muscle and have a healthy body.

Collagen in the body is a main protein that is an important part of our bones, tissues, and skin. This is needed for painless joints and lean muscles. Studies have shown that as you age, you lose collagen. Women always have a lower amount than men no matter the age, which may explain why the wrinkles seem to show up first. But it is also an important part of healthy hair and nails.

This protein is an important part of our body’s structure. Ligaments, bones, tendons, and muscles are all held together by collagen. Collagen fibers are sturdy bundles and ropes that work alongside keratin to keep skin youthful and wrinkle-free. It is the main component in connective tissues and what cushions the joints and keeps the muscles strong.

Because as you get older, the body loses its ability to create natural collagen, many are taking collage supplements to help retain and restore lean muscles. These supplements are believed to give the body the amino acids necessary to create and support collagen.

Bodies lose muscle content and gain fat as you age, so you end up with a lower muscle to fat ratio. So any added collagen your body takes in is effective in helping it to regain its shape and tone as well as ridding it of fats. This also helps that you don’t gain excess weight and keeps your body sculpted and healthy.

The specific amino acids in collagen help preserve and build lean muscles, which in turn help to regulate and increase the metabolism. That is why fat can be burned as energy to help the body repair itself. But you need to use it as a total body program, healthy eating and exercise is needed to make it a powerful tool in fat loss and body toning.

Athletes are not the only ones that can benefit with collagen supplements. The many benefits for your body and your health as a whole are numerous. There are growing studies on the effectiveness of collagen and it has been proven to help with lean muscle and control weight better. More and more people are using these to improve their overall look and how they feel.



Source by Hal Conrady

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Low-cost flying in for the long haul – BUSINESS

Barely hours after the Union Cabinet gave an in-principle approval to national carrier Air India’s strategic disinvestment late last month, India’s biggest low-cost airline IndiGo jumped into the fray showing interest in taking over the debt-laden, loss-making airline.

However, at the heart of IndiGo’s interest lies its strategy to start long-haul international operations replicating a successful low-cost model which the airline follows on domestic routes. The airline’s promoters made it clear — the plan is to start long-haul international operations, with or without Air India.

In May, another interesting development in the aviation space unfolded when low-cost airline SpiceJet’s chairman and managing director Ajay Singh said he planned to introduce a direct Delhi-London flight at Rs. 30,000 for a round trip. The price quoted by Mr. Singh compares with starting fares of Rs. 40,000-Rs. 45,000 being offered by other airlines on this popular route. He said the airline woud look at unbundling services such as food, beverage and Wi-Fi from the fare component, essentially sticking to a low-cost model on a longer duration international flight.

A seat

The difference between a low-cost and a full-service carrier is simple. Low-cost airlines sell only the core product i.e. a seat to travel from one point to another to the passenger as a part of the airfare and passengers need to pay separately for the frills. Full-service airlines offer passengers a host of value added services, including in-flight meals, free beverages, and lounge for frequent fliers, among others but generally at a higher fare as these elements are packaged together.

In India, the market share of low-cost airlines such as IndiGo, SpiceJet and GoAir has expanded from about 24% in 2006-07 to 65% in 2015-16 compared with full-service airlines such as Jet Airways and Air India.

The compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.7% for low-cost airlines in the nine-year period compared with an 8% dip for full-service airlines shows that the former now occupy the imagination of the Indian flyer.

But can the magic of a low-cost model in flights of between one and three hours duration be replicated on a 10-12 hour journey on international sectors?

At least this is what the promoters of IndiGo, with a 40% market share in the domestic market, envisage. “Just like the low-cost model disrupted the short-haul, full-service legacy carriers starting a few decades ago, we believe that international long-haul markets are ready for the right type of low-cost operations,” IndiGo founder Rakesh Gangwal told analysts on a conference call.

Analysts feel that the low-cost business model has the potential to enter the long-haul international market. “Given the sheer variety of passenger segments, needs and purchasing power, there is enough room in the long-haul market to support both full-service carriers and low-cost long-haul model,” said Amber Dubey, partner and India head of aerospace and defence at global consultancy KPMG, “This model has attracted a lot of interest and we can expect that globally, it may follow a similar trajectory that low cost carriers did in the domestic market, albeit at a lower growth rate.”

Global airline executives do not foresee a threat from the low-cost model on long-haul routes. “Some passengers want extra baggage, seat choice, food and beverage on long-haul flights packaged together for a little comfort,” Oman Air chief Paul Gregorowitsch told The Hindu .

“However, I think it is creating an incremental demand like the low-cost model did on shorter routes. So, people not taking long-haul flights before can now afford to buy cheap tickets and take some discomfort,” he said.

“But passengers who have travelled previously on full-service airlines will not prefer to sit completely cramped in a tight seat without any further services. I would say, it is more of an incremental demand than cannibalising of the full-service market,” Mr. Gregorowitsch added.

Growing market

Globally, the business model of airlines is changing “scary fast” with IAG [International Airlines Group] unveiling last month LEVEL, the 15th long-haul low-cost operations to be introduced in the last five years, according to global aviation consultant CAPA.

Airlines including Air Canada, Hainan Airlines, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Qantas, Singapore Airlines and IAG have subsidiaries with long-haul low-cost operations. European airline group Turkish Airlines is evaluating a similar business model.

“The long-haul low-cost sector seems to have turned the corner and quieted the initial sceptics,” CAPA said in its report titled ‘Global Strategy Report May-June 2017’ released earlier this month. “It is no longer experimental and is becoming more mainstream. The fact that all three main European airline groups — Air France, IAG and Lufthansa — have now joined the party is the biggest testament yet to the future of a model that until fairly recently seemed questionable.”

The size of the long-haul low-cost model has started to become significant with the sector surpassing 500,000 weekly seats for the first time, the report mentioned. This represents 0.5% of the global market but the share will grow to more than 1% within a year or two, CAPA said. In Asian markets, the market share is significantly high — Malaysia at 7% and Singapore at 4%.

Indian context

The low-cost long-haul model may also give Indian carriers like SpiceJet and IndiGo an opportunity to regain their market share of Indian passengers from their foreign counterparts.

Roughly 38% people fly in and out of India through Indian carriers and the remaining 62% on foreign carriers, as per official estimates in January-March this year.

A significant share of traffic from India to West Asian countries is the long-haul traffic to U.S. or Europe.

“Direct non-stop low-cost long-haul flights from India in terms of frequency, fares and good quality services is one of the most effective ways to combat the domination of the Gulf carriers,” Mr. Dubey said. He contended that this business model would also provide opportunities for additional revenue generation for the airlines. “The demand for ancillary services like meals, pillows, blankets, wi-fi, in-flight entertainment, lounges, etc. in low-cost long haul will be far higher than short haul domestic flights,” Mr. Dubey opined.

Way forward

For passenger convenience, analysts say, low-cost long-haul flights should not be typically more than 9-10 hours in duration. Across the globe, majority of such flights are mainly in the range of 5-10 hours. However, CAPA said long-haul low-cost airlines are starting to operate more routes of 10 hours or longer. Norwegian’s London-Singapore route will be the longest low-cost flight historically, covering a distance of 10,841 km in about 13 hours.

“Routes of five to 10 hours have so far been the sweet spot for the long-haul low-cost model. The economics of medium-haul routes are generally more attractive than long-haul routes,” CAPA said.

According to a report by Netherlands Institute for Transport Policy Analysis, route choice and a focus on uncontested markets are key factors for success of long-haul low-cost airlines. “In order to compete on long-haul with the incumbent FSCs (full service carriers), LCCs (low cost carriers) will have to adapt their business model. Consequently, the cost advantage over FSCs will be lower compared to short-haul flights. The total cost difference with full-service carriers is therefore much smaller on long-haul than on short-haul,” it said in its report titled ‘the potential of the long-haul low-cost business model and its impact on the Netherlands.

Air Passengers Association of India (APAI) sees the model scoring with Indian passengers. “It will definitely find acceptance. On a long-haul flight, passengers will also get option to choose for hot meals in advance. Passengers essentially want flight ticket at a cheaper price and it will be a boon to Indians travelling overseas,” APAI national president D. Sudhakara Reddy said.

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Low-cost wooden home has all its plans available for free

If you ever saw a bare-bones wooden house and thought, Hey, I could roll with that, you’re in luck: The architects of this fab pared-back dwelling in France have made all building plans and other relevant documents available to download for free here. Appropriately named Open Source House, the roughly 1,260-square-foot dwelling was built for a retired couple and prioritizes an easily accessible open interior.

Virtually all surfaces—from walls and ceilings to partitions and concrete supports—are covered in wooden panels cut and varnished offsite, creating a streamlined modern look. A wall of glass in the ground floor living and dining room opens out to a deck while a nearly 400-square-foot mezzanine allows for more intimate spaces. Sustainable insulation comes from cellulose wadding and wood fiber.

According to the firm, Studiolada Architects, the house was built at a competitive cost of €1,250 pre-tax per square meter. That would make this house roughly €146,250 or $170,270—which is on par with affordable prefab homes of its size.






Via: Inhabitat

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Tecnam Provides Low-Cost Trainer to Argentina

Tecnam’s P2002JF very light aircraft (VLA) for pilot training recently entered service with the Argentine Air Force. The 34 cadets in the first class to learn to fly on the Italian-designed aircraft have just soloed. Tecnam’s local agent Aerotec Argentina agreed last September to a lease-purchase deal for eight aircraft, with full support.

Tecnam is a renowned manufacturer of civil aircraft. We are delighted that the quality and reliability of our products has captured the attention of many of the world’s armed forces too,” said Walter Da Costa, the company’s global sales and marketing director. “The Argentine Air Force chose the P2002JF as a flexible and efficient aircraft for the inexpensive instruction of its future military pilots,” added Diego Cardama, CEO of Aerotec.  

The P2002JF is a tricycle-gear monoplane powered by a 100-hp Rotax 912S2 engine. For the Argentinian contract, the aircraft’s standard Garmin avionics package was replaced by a “Glass Cockpit + Night VFR” fit that includes the Garmin G500 PFD digital instrument panel, and an integrated GTN 650 navigation and communications system. Aerotec assembled the aircraft in its facility at Mendoza “in record time,” according to Tecnam. The agent also trained the Argentine Air Force’s flight instructors and is providing continuous maintenance via another company, Air Andes.