Momentum Ventures In The News – January 29

FlightHub was featured in a wide variety of news publications this week, adding their voice to technology, travel, and quirky websites. In this week’s top three we will focus on articles featured in Vulcan Post, Ms Travelling Pants, and iWandered.

Vulcan Post

In Vulcan Post, FlightHub was asked about in-flight entertainment, and where it is headed in the future.

With the rise of personal electronic devices such as iPads, multimedia smartphones and tablets, the use of these IFE’s have become more of a burden than a blessing. More and more, FlightHub and our customers grow more frustrated with the airlines and their hesitance to embrace what we really need on an airplane: reliable Wi-Fi.

Ms Travelling Pants

In something of a hyper-localized piece, Ms Travelling Pants spoke with FlightHub about Montreal slang.

Dep/Depanneur

Roughly translated from the French verb “to troubleshoot”, the English version of a Dep is your “convenience store”. But unlike regular convenience stores, these non-state stores were one of the firsts to provide their patrons with the bare necessities: bread, milk and beer. These gems are found on almost every corner on Montreal’s older neighborhoods and make up Montreal’s charm and character. Cheap dep wine is synonymous with your night out at a wonderful BYOW resto.

iWandered

And lastly, iWandered asked FlightHub to provide them with three very unique travel destinations in Canada.

Known as Canadian Forces Station Carp, the Diefenbunker is a time capsule of Cold War-era Canada. Built in 1962, it was built to house the critical members of cabinet and prevent a government shutdown during a nuclear crisis. They were called Diefenbunkers by opposition parties within the Canadian Government according to FlightHub, who opposed their high cost. The bunkers were built to withstand five megaton explosions and could house over 500 people for a month. The odd thing about the Diefenbunker was that then-Prime Minister John Diefenbaker refused to actually use the facilities due to the fact his wife would not be able to share a room with him. The Diefenbunker was decommissioned in 1994 and opened as a small museum in 1998. The small town of Carp, Ontario doesn’t get many visitors, so you should have an easy time enjoying this small museum dedicated to a nervous era in Canadian history.

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