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La insólita historia de la aerolínea que lleva 30 años en funcionamiento pero nunca ha llevado a un solo pasajero

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Esta es la historia de la, posiblemente, peor aerolínea, al menos de las que supuestamente están en activo. También es el relato de un cúmulo de malas decisiones y algo de mala de suerte. Todo ello en conjunto da como resultado Baltia Airlines, la aerolínea que jamás ha volado.

Para ser honestos, Baltia hoy no es Baltia, lo fue durante 27 años hasta hace tres años cuando cambió de nombre, aunque como veremos, con idéntico resultado: no ha logrado volar con un solo pasajero. Ni uno. Y, por tanto, no ha logrado generar un solo euro de ingresos. Por contra, ha acumulado una deuda de casi 120 millones de dólares hasta la fecha. Para entender lo ocurrido hay que remontarse al año 1989, momento en que Igor Dmitrowsky, un inmigrante letón, tiene una idea que debía hacerle inmensamente rico. El hombre funda Baltia con una propuesta insólita: ofrecer vuelos sin escalas desde Nueva York al Aeropuerto de Puklovo en San Petersburgo.

Para ello, Dmitrowsky vende su compañía de distribución de productos lácteos y consigue juntar a un gran grupo de inversores. En mente también tenía planes para añadir más rutas a Bielorrusia, Estonia, Ucrania y Georgia desde el Aeropuerto Internacional John F. Kennedy. Hasta aquí todo más o menos normal. Incluso el Departamento de Transporte de Estados Unidos le otorgó permiso para volar a San Petersburgo y Riga en 1991.

Sin embargo, el primer problema lo encontró a través de la FAA, el regulador aéreo de Estados Unidos no le concedió la certificación para operar, así que durante casi tres décadas, la aerolínea ha reprobado la evaluación de la FAA en hasta siete ocasiones, y según cuentan, las preocupaciones giraron siempre en torno a la capacidad de proporcionar evacuaciones de emergencia seguras.

¿Qué hizo Igor? Trasladar sus operaciones a Michigan, aunque tampoco funcionó. El Departamento de Transporte le dio a la aerolínea autorización para volar tanto a Leningrado como a Riga… para finalmente revocar las rutas en 1998. Mientras tanto, su flota tampoco era una fuente de confianza.

Desde 1998 consistió en un ex Cathay Pacific Boeing 747-200, en 2009 compró un antiguo Boeing 747 de Pakistan International Airlines sin motores (que luego fue desechado), y en 2011, un antiguo Boeing 747 de Northwest Airlines que pintaron con los colores de Baltia.

El siguiente paso de la aerolínea fue intentar alquilar una aeronave más moderna y eficiente en el consumo de combustible con el fin de obtener finalmente un certificado con el que operar. Baltia dijo entonces que esperaba que el avión nuevo “condujera a la emisión de un certificado operativo en el menor tiempo posible”.

¿Qué ocurrió? Que firmó para alquilar un avión 767-300, pero finalmente luego decidió limpiar todo rastro de lo que fue y comenzar de cero. Así, en 2016 y después de innumerables contratiempos, la aerolínea llevó a cabo su último intento por lograr el sueño de Igor: que un pasajero pague y el avión despegue de tierra. De esta forma pasaron a llamarse USGlobal Airways.

Con el nuevo nombre presentaron una nueva solicitud para un certificado de la FAA esperando la aprobación para poder vender vuelos que se realizarían entre Estados Unidos y ciudades como París, Niza o Barcelona. También cambiaron su sede central al Aeropuerto Internacional Stewart en el Condado de Orange, Nueva York. Según dijo entonces Anthony Koulouris, director general y consejero delegado de USGlobal Airways:

Esperamos recibir la aprobación y certificación regulatoria del gobierno de Estados Unidos en un futuro no muy lejano para servir rutas internacionales desde y hacia el Aeropuerto Internacional Stewart que actualmente están mal atendidas o no cuentan con los servicios suficientes.

Hoy, 2019, la aerolínea sigue teniendo grandes esperanzas de convertirse en la “primera aerolínea internacional y centrada en el cliente” de Estados Unidos, como indica su sitio web. Sin embargo, la certificación como aerolínea de la FAA sigue sin llegar. [Half as Interesting, TravelAndLeisure]

CIENTÍFICAMENTE ESTA ES LA MEJOR CANCIÓN PARA COMBATIR LA ANSIEDAD

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Quien haya sufrido un episodio de ansiedad, sabe que es una de los trastornos psicológicos más desesperantes, una angustia que no se calma, el corazón que palpita a mil, y una impaciencia que  no se calma. Aprender controlarla con la respiración, es un buen remedio, aunque  científicamente está es la mejor canción para combatir la ansiedad

Un estudio realizado por neurocientíficos de Mindlab de Reino Unido, descubrió que no hay mejor método para lidiar cuando las cosas se ponen difíciles en el trabajo, en la escuela o en tu vida personal, que la música, pero específicamente hay una canción que te relajará como bebé.

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El estudio se realizó con voluntarios que intentaron resolver acertijos difíciles lo más rápido posible mientras estaban conectados a sensores. Los rompecabezas indujeron un cierto nivel de estrés y los participantes escucharon diferentes canciones mientras que los investigadores midieron la actividad cerebral y los estados fisiológicos que incluían la frecuencia cardíaca, la presión arterial y la frecuencia respiratoria.

Según el Dr. David Lewis-Hodgson de Mindlab International, quien realizó la investigación, la canción principal produjo un mayor estado de relajación que cualquier otra música probada hasta la fecha, ni siquiera las melodías de Mozart, lograron relajar tanto a los participantes.

La canción para combatir la ansiedad, se  trata de Weightles una pieza de ocho minutos con ocho segundos creada en 2011, por tres músicos en colaboración con la Academia Británs, ica de la Terapia del Sonido. Cada detalle, armonía, ritmo y bajo está pensado para calmar el ritmo cardiaco del oyente, bajar la presión de la sangre y llevarlo a un estado de serenidad ante la ansiedad

Científicamente esta es la mejor canción para combatir la ansiedad
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De hecho, escuchar la canción que combate la ansiedad,  “sin peso encima”, dio como resultado una sorprendente reducción del 65 por ciento en la ansiedad general de los participantes y una reducción del 35 por ciento en sus tasas de reposo fisiológicas habituales.

El hallazgo fue tan importante que el año de creación de la pieza, 2011, la revista TIME mencionó Marconi Union en su lista de inventores del año.

Según el especialista, la mejor canción para combatir la ansiedad, Weightless logra disminuir en más de la mitad los cambios químicos que hay en el cerebro cuando la ansiedad, el miedo e, incluso, la depresión, aparecen.

This Article was writing by: Sopitas.com 

22 Facts About Celebrities That Are Genuinely Wild

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1. Ariana Grande always wears her hair in a ponytail because it’s permanently damaged from the years of dyeing required for her roles on Nickelodeon.

Ariana had to bleach her hair and dye it red every other week for the first four years of her role in Victorious and Sam and Cat. As a result, she says it’s «so broken and ratchet» that it looks «absurd» when she lets it down, even with her permanent extensions.

 

2. Elvis Presley was a natural blonde.

Elvis' former hair stylist revealed that his hair had to be dyed every two to three weeks in order to maintain his iconic jet-black shiny look.– sharonshanae16

Elvis’ former hair stylist revealed that his hair had to be dyed every two to three weeks in order to maintain his iconic jet-black shiny look.

3. Katy Perry wasn’t allowed to eat Lucky Charms as a child because her religious parents said the word «lucky» was associated with Lucifer.

In fact, Katy wasn’t allowed to use the word «lucky» at all – instead she had to say «blessed.» And in their household, deviled eggs were renamed «angeled eggs.»

4. Kesha once broke into Prince’s house to plant her demo tape in the hopes of cracking the music industry.

She ended up bumping into Prince himself on the way out, who asked: «Who the hell are you?!» Kesha says she «pooped her pants,» ran away and never heard from him again.

 

5. Kesha is also insanely smart. She got 1500 on her SAT – a near perfect score.

– EGOfficial

 

6. Folk singer Janis Ian inspired Tina Fey’s Mean Girlscharacter of the same name.

Tina says she chose to base the character on Janis because she related so much to her songs. In fact, in the scene where Aaron breaks up with Regina, one of Janis' songs, "At Seventeen" plays in the background. Tina would later sing a karaoke version of the same song in a 30 Rock episode. – Hattie199

Tina says she chose to base the character on Janis because she related so much to her songs. In fact, in the scene where Aaron breaks up with Regina, one of Janis’ songs, «At Seventeen» plays in the background. Tina would later sing a karaoke version of the same song in a 30 Rockepisode.

7. David Bowie had two different coloured eyes after being punched in the eye during a fight over a girl when he was young.

Bowie's opponent's fingernail scratched the surface of his eyeball, paralysing the muscles that contract the iris and resulting in anisocoria – a condition in which the eyes have different-sized pupils. In Bowie's case, his left pupil remained permanently expanded, leading to the illusion of one eye being black and the other blue. – kimberlyy403bcd84b

Bowie’s opponent’s fingernail scratched the surface of his eyeball, paralysing the muscles that contract the iris and resulting in anisocoria – a condition in which the eyes have different-sized pupils. In Bowie’s case, his left pupil remained permanently expanded, leading to the illusion of one eye being black and the other blue.

 

8. Taylor Swift modelled for Abercrombie and Fitch before she was famous. Years later, they released a T-shirt mocking her relationships.

In 2013, the brand released a T-shirt with the slogan: «More boyfriends than T.S.» It was eventually pulled after backlash from fans.

 

9. Taylor Swift wrote the whole of her third album, Speak Now, by herself after critics questioned her song-writing ability.

She worked on the album between the ages of 18 and 20. Since then, she's collaborated with numerous writers and producers, but with her latest album Reputation, Taylor stripped things right back again and only co-wrote with three producers. – Rachel Piper, Facebook

She worked on the album between the ages of 18 and 20. Since then, she’s collaborated with numerous writers and producers, but with her latest album Reputation, Taylor stripped things right back again and only co-wrote with three producers.

 

10. Harry Styles has four nipples.

11. Beyoncé is allergic to perfume, despite having her own fragrance line.

– acmcneil2

 

12. Meanwhile, Perrie Edwards from Little Mix has no sense of smell. 

Perrie has a condition called congenital anosmia, which means she was born without a sense of smell. Perrie says she wears the same perfume every day despite not knowing how it smells because she's been complimented on it in the past. – aleynal2

Perrie has a condition called congenital anosmia, which means she was born without a sense of smell. Perrie says she wears the same perfume every day despite not knowing how it smells because she’s been complimented on it in the past.

13. Justin Timberlake’s mom became Ryan Gosling’s legal guardian while they filmed The Mickey Mouse Club because Ryan’s mom had to stay in Canada for work.

As a result, Justin and Ryan lived together for six months when they were around 12 years old and developed a close bond.– parisannstork

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As a result, Justin and Ryan lived together for six months when they were around 12 years old and developed a close bond.

 

14. Adele’s management banned her from her own Twitter account after she drunk-tweeted one too many times.

After all those drunk tweets, her management imposed a new rule whereby two people had to read any given tweet that Adele wanted to post. This then had to be "signed off" by a third person before the tweet could go live.– Gemma Davies, Facebook

After all those drunk tweets, her management imposed a new rule whereby two people had to read any given tweet that Adele wanted to post. This then had to be «signed off» by a third person before the tweet could go live.

 

15. Barack Obama, Martin Luther King and Hillary Clinton have all won more Grammys than Katy Perry.

All three of them won Grammys in the Spoken Word category. Despite being nominated for a Grammy 13 times, Katy Perry has never actually won. – amygracexoxo

All three of them won Grammys in the Spoken Word category. Despite being nominated for a Grammy 13 times, Katy Perry has never actually won.

 

16. James Cameron originally wanted Enya to compose the score for Titanic, and even went so far as to assemble a rough edit using her music. However, she declined, and Cameron hired James Horner instead.

Enya turned the opportunity down because she didn't want to collaborate with any other singers or producers during the process, and Cameron couldn't ensure that this would be the case. – dougfancy101290

Enya turned the opportunity down because she didn’t want to collaborate with any other singers or producers during the process, and Cameron couldn’t ensure that this would be the case.

17. Jon Bon Jovi has a restaurant where, instead of menu prices, diners either make a donation to charity or volunteer in the kitchen.

The idea is to provide low-income families an alternative to fast food.– emilythomson

The idea is to provide low-income families an alternative to fast food.

 

18. Mariah Carey was named after a song called «They Call the Wind Maria,» after her opera-singer mother heard it and fell in love.

#tbt

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19. And Mariah has also insured her legs and vocal cords for $70,000,000.

#fbf

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20. Liam Payne and his singer girlfriend Cheryl named their baby boy «Bear» because of sounds he made when he was first born.

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Liam explained that when Bear was first born he didn’t cry but kept making the noise: «Errr, grrr.» The medical staff were concerned because of the risk of fluid on the lungs, and so he was checked over by multiple specialists. In the end, a doctor told Liam: «I’m not being funny but there’s nothing wrong with him. He just likes to make a lot of noise.» At that point, the unusual moniker stuck.

 

21. The original lyrics to The Beatles classic «Yesterday» were all about scrambled eggs.

After dreaming up the melody to the song, Paul McCartney gave it the working title, "Scrambled Eggs." The opening lyrics were: "Scrambled eggs / Oh my baby how I love your legs / Not as much as I love scrambled eggs". – Ann-Sophie Bosshard, Facebook

After dreaming up the melody to the song, Paul McCartney gave it the working title, «Scrambled Eggs.» The opening lyrics were: «Scrambled eggs / Oh my baby how I love your legs / Not as much as I love scrambled eggs».

 

22. And, finally, at the age of seven, Julie Andrews was able to sing notes that only dogs could hear.

That's right – her vocal range spanned four octaves. Most people are only capable of three.– mckennan3

That’s right – her vocal range spanned four octaves. Most people are only capable of three.

This article was originally published by: BuzzFeed
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