(Jacob Rumans) #1
businesstraveller.com

UPFRONT


MARCH 2019

18


HERE’S AN APP


OR EVERYTHING


p name: Flightradar

hat it does: It tracks
re than 180,000 flights
m 1,200 airlines.
ing flight numbers, you
n track almost any
craft in real time,
nning pick-ups with
fect accuracy. Great
plane-spotters, too.

w it works: A global
network of Flightradar
receivers picks up the
position of aircraft, using
their ADS-B (automatic

dependent surveillance-
broadcast) transponders.

Who’s behind it? It was
started in 2006 by Swedes
Mikael Robertsson and
Olov Lindberg, who wanted
to attract visitors to their
airline price comparison
website. They initially
installed ADS-B receivers
on the roofs of their homes
to track planes in the skies
above Stockholm.
flightradar24.com

AIRLINE COLLE


FROM BREITLIN
Breitling is celebrating the golden
of commercial aviation with its ne
capsule collection of Navitimer 1 A
Editions – an ode to the pioneerin
airlines of the 1960s and 1970s. Th
watchmaker has heritage in the a
industry, supplying chronographs
both in the form of pi
atches and
s. The collec
ches with a
01 Chronogr
issair Editio
h the airline
a transparent sapphire caseback.
re’s more to come, with carriers
Am and TWA to appear on future
eces. The watches are priced at
£6,530.breitling.com

UPFRONT


Ap

Wh
mo
from
Usi
can
airc
pla
per
for

Ho
net

nera
ew
Airline
ng
he
aviation
s
lot
for flight
ction
aNavitimer
raph 43
ninApril,
e’slogoprinted
nt sapphire caseback

NEVER BEEN TO...


PARAGUAY


PARAGUAYANS ARE A HAPPY
LOT. According to Gallup’s
Positive Experience Index, people
from this landlocked South
American nation are privy to a
host of feel-good emotions.
So what do they have that the
rest of us don’t? After all, society
here is gravely unequal and
corruption is rife.
Many cite the Paraguayans’
incredibly laid-back attitude as the
key to their happiness. Others
believe it’s all down to an ability to
live for the moment rather than
worrying about the future.
Head out of the main city,
Asuncion (one of the cheapest
capitals on the planet), and there’s
much to raise a smile. In surface
area, Paraguay is just larger than
Japan. Bisected by the Rio
Paraguay, it’s split into the forested
eastern region, Paranena, and the
emptier marshy plains of the
Chaco in the west. A typical tour
of the country might take in the
waterfalls of Iguazu or Saltos del
Monday, the wetlands of Pantanal
and the Jesuit ruins of La Santisima
Trinidad de Parana. Whatever,
you’ll leave happier than you came.

both in the
wristwa
decks
laun
1B 0
Sw
with
on
The
PanA
timepi
£6 530b