easyJet’s new rules means that if you can pack up to 15kg in your hold bag you will be charged less. At the same time, the standard bag allowance is being raised from 20kgs to 23kgs. This is a savvy move as the majority of passengers have turned to stuffing their carry-on bags with as much as they can to avoid checked-in luggage prices. The result is a lack of overhead cabin space forcing staff to relieve some passengers of their bags just before they board to place them into the hold.
Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas will use facial recognition to help board passengers faster. Their new app will, they say, “remove the frustration out of cruising” because the boarding procedure will become streamlined and quick. To board the ship, which is due to start sailing in Spring 2018, you will simply go through security as usual and then go right to your stateroom without the rigmarole of queuing to see an agent who will take your photo and create your onboard account.
A long layover is an opportunity to add a little adventure to your trip. Stopping over in Reykjavik offers many:This is a great opportunity to take a dip in the Blue Lagoon – one of Iceland’s best-known geothermal baths. It’s located about 20km south of Keflavik and several bus companies can shuttle you there from the airport. Alternatively you can pick up an excursion at the airport kiosk.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".