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Brace yourself: Transatlantic Flights Set to be Bumpier, Costlier

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Qin Xie and Chuck Thompson (CNN) reported this on 10 April, 2013: Among all the woes of modern air travel – cramped seating, extra charges for baggage, outrageous prices for airport food – perhaps nothing frays the nerves faster than air turbulence. British scientists are predicting that the white-knuckle rocking and rolling at 35,000 feet is going to get worse. According to a paper published in the scientific journal, Nature, climate change will significantly increase journey times and travel costs due to increased turbulence over the North Atlantic. Currently, turbulence causes about $150 million a year in damages to planes and other expenses, said Paul Williams (Department of meteorology, University of Reading) one of the report’s authors.

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