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Flights to Nowhere Take off with Stir-Crazy Travelers

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发表于 10-3-2020 12:26:52 | 显示全部楼层 |阅读模式
Dasl Yoon and Joyu Wang, Flights to Nowhere Take off with Stir-Crazy Travelers; Never mind cramped seats -- airlines find eager customers for 'no-landing travel.' Wall Street Journal, Sept 28, 2020 (front page).
https://www.wsj.com/articles/som ... od=latest_headlines
https://apkmetro.com/some-travel ... -planes-to-nowhere/

excerpt in a window of print: A Qantas flight sold out in 10 minutes, including the $2,700 seats.

Note:
(a) stir-crazy
(i) The noun stir to mean prison is of British origin, starting 1851; and the phrase "to be in stir" (without an article such as the) means "to be in prison." The phrase stir-crazy was coined in the US, not in England.
(ii) stir crazy
https://www.etymonline.com/word/stir-crazy

It is said Start is the nickname prisoners at Newgate prison bestowed on the prison. However, I can not find a veritable source online; Merriam-Webster.com says plainly for this use (of stir to mean prison): origin unknown.   
(iii) Newgate Prison
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newgate_Prison

(b) There is an image in print: a hand holding current Taiwan passport, which is set to change cover so that "中華民國 Republic of China" no longer appears in the cover except around the icon of star. Use mages.google.com to search ("Flights to Nowhere" wsj) and you will see the WSJ image.
(c) "Sarah Lin often sleeps on flights, powering up for the sightseeing as soon as she lands."
(i) Merriam-Webster.com has power up as transitive verb only -- no intransitive. Gives examples as a noun ("power-up") only (not phrasal verb) verb, Lexico.com defines the noun as "the action of switching on an electrical device, especially a computer."
(ii) But here is both a definition and an example of the phrasal verb as intransitive: "to begin functioning or operating after connecting to a power source  <He began reading the memos for the day while waiting for the computer to power up.> (citing Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc")  
https://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/power+up

(d) "So Ms Lin jumped at a current likelihood [orint: recent chance] to take a Taiwanese flight to South Korea's Jeju Island—regardless that she knew it could by no means really contact down there. 'No-landing journey [print: travel],' the Korea Tourism Group [print: Korean Tourism Organization] referred to as ['as' should not be here; print: called] it. * * * South Korea's tourism group [print: organization] helped create the 'no-landing' journey [print: trip] to Jeju Island with a Taiwanese journey company [print: travel agency -- 易飛網 , which identifies itself as '台灣第一家網路旅行社'] and airline 虎航. The bundle [print: package] features [print: includes] a voucher for a second flight from Taiwan to Jeju Island as soon as [print: once] restrictions are lifted."

Korean Tourism Organization
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korea_Tourism_Organization
(Hanja  韓國觀光公社)

(e) "Ms Lin's flight to Jeju Island absolutely [print: fully] booked its 112 seats in 4 minutes. One other [print: Another] passenger, Liu Chun-hui, 35, had been curious to go to the island however had no different choice [print: no other option] with Taiwan nonetheless [print: still] barring nonessential journey overseas [print: abroad].  She [Liu] listened intently as flight employees, wearing conventional Korean hanbok outfits, taught a couple of phrases within the native island dialect. She snapped images [print: photos] of the airline-provided Korean snack bundle [print: [package], which included roasted seaweed and chocolate marshmallow pies flavored with tangerines grown on Jeju Island."
(i) Perhaps the online version is the original written by the pair of Asia-based reporters, as some (English) word choice is very odd, and meanings incorrect.
(ii) hanbok
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanbok%20%20
(Hanja  韓服)

(f) The last three part of the article (copied from the online version and corrected with print):
"Vacationing on the aircraft [print: plane] didn’t trouble 26-year-old journey [print: travel] blogger Angel Ko of Taipei. Having canceled three deliberate journeys [print: planned trips] to Japan and the Philippines this year due to [because of] the pandemic, Ms Ko made a beeline for the duty-free retailer [print: store] earlier than [print: 'earlier than' is replaced by 'before'] the Jeju Island flight, swooping up round $150 value of cosmetics and cigarettes. “I wanted [print: needed] to restock,” she says.  From her coveted window seat, Ms Ko posted some images [photos] earlier than the aircraft [print: before the plane] took off, which drew fast [print: quick] responses from associates who questioned the place she was going [print: from friends who wondered where she was going].  'Since no one can really journey proper now [print: Since nobody can actually travel right now], this type of put up [print: this kind of photos] is kind of [print: quote] catching,' she says."



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