Ian Timberlake

Ian Timberlake

Ian Timberlake

 

On world's biggest airliner, the little things count

Ian Timberlake

The days of cursing the passenger in front of you could be over. On the world's biggest airliner, the Airbus A380, it is the little things that will make travel more comfortable for ordinary flyers, said Tom Ballantyne, senior correspondent for the industry publication Orient Aviation.

World oil price tops $81

Ian Timberlake

Oil prices topped 81 dollars a barrel for the first time on Tuesday, setting another record high amid fears of critically tight supplies for the winter season in the United States. Opec's announcement last week that it would pump an extra 500000 barrels per day from November has failed to stop the surge in price.

Internet chaos shows system's weakness

Ian Timberlake

The chaos in Asia's internet service sparked by an undersea earthquake shows the region's cable network is too fragile and overly reliant on connections to the United States, industry observers said on Thursday. Millions of people across Asia were enduring a second day without full internet services after a 7,1-magnitude earthquake hit Taiwan late on Tuesday.