Category Archives: International

Lufthansa Unveils ‘New Normal’ Aircraft

BERLIN, Germany (The Adobo Chronicles, Berlin Bureau) – Airlines are among the most negatively affected by the Covid-9 pandemic, having lost significant amount of business resulting from travel restrictions if not outright country lockdowns.

Even as countries start to  lift the lockdowns and resume in and out travel, most airlines will continue to  feel the devastating effects of the coronavirus. Under the “new normal,” commercial aircraft would have to  limit passenger capacity in observance of physical distancing, in addition to a host of health and safety measures that they need to implement.

But Lufthansa has pioneered an innovative way to be back in business without having to cut the numer of paying passengers for their flights.

Germany’s largest airline has just unveiled a prototype of its new fleet that is three times the length of the Boeing 777 and can accommodate three times the number of passengers without violating established physical distancing protocols.

Indeed for Lufthansa, it’s business as usual under the new normal!

 

Air Force One To Be Renamed Pegasus

WASHINGTON, D.C, (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – The White House has announced that Air Force One, the plane used by the president of the United States, will be renamed Pegasus, after the mythical winged divine horse which is one of the most recognized creatures in Greek mythology.

Why the change of heart?

Well, The Adobo Chronicles learned that Donald Trump was informed of a breaking news in the Philippines that Air Force One, Pegasus, and Heartbeat — three of the more popular nightclubs and karaoke lounges (KTV bars) in Metro Manila, have been closed for business, all victims of the continued lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Trump reportedly became suddenly attracted to the name Pegasus and so he directed his Armed Forces Chief of Staff to immediately implement the change.

Vice President Mike Spence, who is of course just a heartbeat away from the presidency, is now also considering changing the name of the vice presidential plane from Air Force Two to Heartbeat.

 

This Year’s Miss Universe Pageant Will Be Via Zoom

NEW YORK, New York (The Adobo Chronicles, New York Bureau) – Zozibini Tunzi of South Africa will crown her successor later this year when the 69th edition of the Miss Universe Beauty Pageant is held.

But where?

With the continuing uncertainties of the Covid-19 global pandemic in which face masks and physical distancing have become the norm, the Miss Universe Organization has announced that this year’s pageant will be virtual, by zoom.

The contestants will parade in their national costume, swimsuit and evening gown from the comfort of their respective countries, in an isolated location chosen by their respective franchised pageant organizations. So will the judges who will see the beauties in extreme close-up and asking them the final questions over the Internet.

The Miss Universe crown will be shipped to the winner by overnight FedEx.

There’s no stopping beauty pageant enthusiasts from witnessing the spectacle of Miss Universe.  All they need is a computer or mobile device to view the festivities via zoom.  No expensive show tickets needed!