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Windowless plane would let passengers see world around them

Posted on November 04, 2014 by Mary from Canada Luggage Depot

Article from mashable.com written by Rex Santus

Image: CPI

If a window seat is enough to make you nervous on a flight, you might want to avoid a new kind of plane that could fly in as soon as a decade.

UK-based tech innovation company Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) hopes to be among the first to design a windowless aircraft. Instead of windows, the plane would have high-definition, flexible screens to show what's happening outside, as it soars through the air.

Image: CPI

In other words, there are no actual windows in the plane's passenger section; the displays create the illusion that the cabin walls are transparent.

The concept for windowless aircrafts with displays isn't entirely new. A Paris-based company has a similar project in development, and there's also a design in the works for a windowless jet. But CPI believes the vision could become a reality within 10 years.

The imaging you'd see from the panels would come from mounted cameras outside of the aircraft that the developers say could offer an unobstructed panoramic view, meaning no visible wings or engines. Users could adjust the settings and use the displays for in-flight services, the company said.

The plane would use OLED screens (a high-end, thin-film display technology) with protective coatings made to preserve the displays for its lifetime.

Passengers would also be able to see and set their screen to show a live stream of outside surroundings from a completely different portion of the plane.

But this isn't just about a sleek new flight experience. CPI has made some pretty substantial claims about what this sort of technology could do for the flight industry. For starters, the plane walls would be thinner, more lightweight and stronger than what we have now.

Image: CPI

It's also cheaper, CPI said, which could lead to less costly flights for consumers. According to its calculations, each time plane weight reduces 1%, there's a 0.75% savings in fuel cost, so the passenger, manufacturer and the airline will save money.

Of course, what the company said will happen and what actually happens could be very different things, but if you aren't flat-out terrified of this plane model, it could be a fascinating development for commercial aircrafts.

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10 Weirdest Restaurants in the World

Posted on September 30, 2014 by Mary from Canada Luggage Depot

September 15, 2014 by , SmarterTravel Staff

Eating on toilets, getting your food served by ninjas...Click here to read full article and see the world's 10 weirdest restaurants at www.smartertravel.com.

(Photo: RiNux via flickr/CC Attribution/Share Alike)

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Some great packing tips and a HUGE giveaway...what more could we ask for?

Posted on May 05, 2014 by Mary from Canada Luggage Depot

Canada Luggage Depot featured on the Marilyn Denis Show on CTV

Watch the "How to Pack" segment on The Marilyn Denis Show on CTV and see today's lucky studio audience members go home with this featured 28" Trans Canada Airlines Lockheed Luggage valued at 425$! On sale for a limited time for 134.99$!

Watch the segment here: http://bit.ly/1mw1J9Q

Charles the Butler, shares his tips and tricks for effectively packing your trip suitcase.

Tip 1: Know the purpose of your trip – is it business-related, a beach vacation or a combination of both? Start to think about what events, weather and activities you might experience, pack from there.

Tip 2: Try to pick an area where you can lay everything out first, think of your days and what you will wear to pre-plan outfits. Try to mix and match as much as possible at this stage to decrease the number of items you’ll be bringing.

Tip 3: Start to fold everything individually. Casual pants and shirts can be rolled, socks tucked into shoes stored in shoe bags, sweaters folded, and undergarments or bathing suits in plastic zip lock bags by theme. Place your bundles in suitcase the suitcase with heavier items focused at the bottom. Separate delicate items so that you don’t get any catches or snags in the fabric.

Tip 4: Business or formal items need lots of tissue to prevent wrinkling. Tissue paper creates volume and prevents wrinkling. Ball up tissue and fill cups of shirts, dresses and bras, then lay a few pieces between where you fold.

Tip 5: If you are going to multiple destinations, try and pack accordingly. Pack for each destination in separate bags or suitcases.

Tip 6: Take a picture with your smart phone of your suitcase (in case it’s lost) and make sure your name and address is marked clearly both inside and outside. This makes it much easier for the airline to locate and contact you in case it’s lost.

Source: www.marilyn.ca

Posted in Travel Tips and Tricks

How to Plan a Spontaneous Getaway

Posted on April 18, 2014 by Mary from Canada Luggage Depot

Have you been daydreaming about your next vacation? Why not take it this weekend?

This article from Mashable.com written by Jessica Plautz offers readers 4 steps to the perfect spontaneous getaway.

Click here to read the article

Posted in Travel Tips and Tricks

Should I Pack it?

Posted on March 20, 2014 by Mary from Canada Luggage Depot

When faced with limited bag space and umpteen items that might prove useful on the road, there's one big question with which every traveler wrestles: Should I pack it? To help you answer that question, we've created this handy flowchart. Consult the diagram to find out whether you should really pack that third pair of shoes, travel alarm clock, or expensive watch.

For a larger image, click on the infographic and zoom in. (Source: www.smartertravel.com)

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14 Travelling Tips and Tricks

Posted on March 17, 2014 by Mary from Canada Luggage Depot

Are you planning an upcoming trip? We've got you covered with these amazing travel tips and tricks to keep your sanity.

Thread your necklaces through plastic drinking straws to avoid tangles. Cut the straws to a desired length for bracelets and anklets.

When packing toiletries, unscrew the lids and cover each opening with a small piece of plastic wrap and then screw the lids back on.

Make your own flat iron/ curling iron holder. Fold a pot holder in half and sew along the edge. Now you can pack it even while it is hot.

Save on space by transferring products like foundation and liquid blush into a contact lens case.

Pack your shoes inside shower caps to keep dirt from getting on your clothes.

Protect your camera by storing it in a hard plastic saop case.

Use an empty tic tac container to store items such as bobby pins, toothpicks, or place a needle, some thread and a few buttons inside for a mini sewing kit.

Make your own single use antibiotic packs by squeezing the product into plastic straws and melt the ends closed with a lighter.

Use buttons to keep matching earrings together and keep them from getting lost in the corner creases of your bag.

If your heading to the beach don't forget to pack some baby powder. Pour a small amount onto your hands then rub it on your skin to remove sand.

Use a plastic cereal dispenser as a trash can for your car.

Turn a pill container into a portable spice kit.

Place cotton balls and cotton pads inside your makeup containers to keep them secure so that they don't break.

 

Don't forget about your house plants while you are away. Make your own automatic watering system by filling a vase with water. Using a 1/4" nylon cord place one end in the vase touching the bottom. Place the other end into the soil of your potted plant about 3 inches deep. The nylon will wick the water from the vase and water your plant as needed.

Source: http://diyhshp.blogspot.ca/2013/04/14-traveling-tips-tricks.html Check out the DIY Home Sweet Home blog for interesting articles and DIY tips and tricks!

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Thank you!

Posted on January 23, 2014 by Mary from Canada Luggage Depot

We love hearing from our customers! This email we received from Stephen N. from Bradford, Ontario made our day here at Canada Luggage Depot! Thank you so very much for your kind words, they mean so much to us! We are so happy to be able to serve clients like you with the best prices and products we can get our hands on. We are proud to be a 100% Canadian owned company and it means so much to us when our fellow Canadians support us and our efforts. 

Hi,
Below are the items I ordered for the first time through your company.  I just wanted to say thanks.  They were just delievered and the luggage is perfect and just what I was looking for.  But the two best parts are that I got to deal with a Canadian company and received an excellent price, the LOWEST of any of the sites I checked out.  One or two even had them listed at the original $600 price tag. Your price for the set was $284!!! Awesome for me.
 
I was standing at Pearson airport in Toronto last week watching black bag after black bag come down onto the carosuel and right there I made the decision to 1) find something a different clolour that I would pick out right away and 2) something that can handle being bounced around.  The below luggage fits that description to a "T".
 
So I say thanks for the amount of selection you offer, the exceptional price and for being a Canadian company.  The only bad part might be that I never need luggage again!!!! However, rest assured I will be letting as many of my travel friends know about your site and my satisfaction with your company.
 
Thanks Again,
Stephen N.

Stephen purchased the Mancini ARMADILLO Collection Ultra-Lightweight Scratch Resistant Polycarbonate Spinner Upright Luggage - 3 piece set
 

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