This video of Boeing preparing its 787-9 Dreamliner for the 2015 Paris Air Show has been making the rounds, primarily due to the shared awe at the near-verticality of this take off.

Maybe I’m reading into things too much, but doesn’t it look like this plane is being flown with absolute joy? It must be an incredibly liberating moment for a commercial airline pilot to be able to fly a bird this big as it wants to be flown– and without having to worry about bouncing hundreds of people around in the back.

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What can I say – I’m a sucker for Dada-esque social media campaigns like Virgin America’s new BLAH Airlines identity. Kudos to them and creative agency Eleven Inc. for having some fun… and for capturing my general experience when flying U.S.-based carriers so perfectly!

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A short clip that I shot on my iPhone of a Lao Dancing demonstration at the lovely Amantaka Resort in Luang Prabang, Laos.