Saturday 16 December 2017

TRAVEL TV: The world's most spectacular landing... and Ryanair's Superbowl surprise

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Pól Ó Conghaile

Pól Ó Conghaile

On this week's TRAVEL TV, we get an insider's view of a dramatic 747 landing, Barcelona's superstars take flight, and Ryanair unveils a surprise Superbowl ad...

St. Maarten's Princess Juliana Airport is known as one of the world's most dramatic - and dangerous - routine airplane landings. Why? Because the runway is short, and it's bookended by lush Caribbean water and mountains.

Crowds of spectators line Maho Beach every day to take photos of approaching aircraft, and the most spectacular of them all is KLM's 747 from Amsterdam.

We've got a pilot's-eye view of the approach and landing.

In other travel news, the stars of FC Barcelona have taken to the skies for Qatar Airways, and Ryanair has put its considerable financial muscle behind a groundbreaking Superbowl commercial...

Or not, as the case may be.

Watch all of this, and more, on this week's TRAVEL TV.

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