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Woman dies after jet blast at Airport: St Maarten beach

A tourist died on Wednesday afternoon after hitting her head on a concrete block behind the well known Princess Juliana International Airport SXM fence on the Maho Beach side, St. Maarten newspaper The Daily Herald reports.

Tourists gather on a daily basis to experience jet blasts from aircrafts taking off from the runway. Reports suggest that the woman was holding onto the fence with a number of tourists when the strength of the jet blast blew her onto the street where she hit her head knocking her out. Ambulance officials arrived shortly after and personnel performed CPR on her in efforts to resuscitate her.


SMN News reports that the tourist was standing close to the fence at the end of the Airport runway when American Airlines was taking off. It is understood that the victim blew away and fell hitting her head on the concrete causing her to lose her life.

She was transported to the St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) for further treatment. However, doctors were not able to stabilize the woman.

The incident took place just after 5:00pm. Police spokesman Chief Inspector Ricardo Henson confirmed that the accident took place and said more information will follow.

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Courtesy – The Daily herald 

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Korean Air Rolls Out Next-Generation Business Class: ‘Prestige Suites 2.0’

Korean Air Rolls Out Next-Generation Business Class: ‘Prestige Suites 2.0’

Korean Air has introduced its latest business class offering, the Prestige Suites 2.0, set to make its debut aboard the airline’s new Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner fleet.

This new product marks a significant upgrade from the previous Collins Apex forward-facing staggered seats, known as Prestige Suites. The Prestige Suites 2.0 is designed in a staggered 1-2-1 configuration, ensuring each passenger direct aisle access and ample privacy.

The seats offer 46 inches of pitch, 21 inches of width, and can be transformed into a flat bed measuring between 78.2 and 79.2 inches. A standout feature of these seats is the inclusion of privacy doors that stand 52 inches high, offering a more secluded experience even when positioned closer to the aisle.

Tech-savvy travelers will appreciate the suite’s cutting-edge features, which include a 23.8-inch ultra-high-definition entertainment monitor, 60W USB-C charging, AC power outlets, and wireless charging capabilities.

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Moreover, Korean Air’s Boeing 787-10s will be the first in the fleet to offer Wi-Fi, enhancing connectivity for passengers. The new business class seats come with a range of amenities aimed at maximizing comfort and convenience. These include a storage cubby, a handheld remote, USB-C charging ports, and universal outlets.

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The wireless charging pad is a notable highlight, reflecting the suite’s advanced technological integration. The layout of the Prestige Suites 2.0 comprises 10 rows of seats in a 1-2-1 arrangement, specifically rows 7-16 in the business class cabin. The cabin is flanked by lavatories and galleys at both the front and the rear, ensuring easy access for all passengers.

A striking departure from Korean Air’s traditional design, the new seats feature a bold brown color palette. This is a significant change from the airline’s iconic Morning Calm blue and bright white interiors.

The new design incorporates semi-matte deep brown side consoles with metallic tops, brushed coppery-almond cabinet doors, and textured tan interior shrouds, giving the cabin a modern and sophisticated look.

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