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Study: Airlines made $27.1 billion in ancillary revenue

Airlines throughout the world generated more than $27.1 billion from fees for services such as checking bags, according to a study out this month. The so-called-ancillary revenue can represent more than 38% of a carrier’s revenue, IdeaWorksCompany, a consultant specializing in so-called “ancillary” revenue, found. A total of 53 airlines …

The 10 Worst Countries for Prison Overcrowding | TIME.com

Haiti’s jails are 335.7% full, according to the International Center for Prison Studies, making it the most overcrowded system on the globe Prisons are no picnic, but some countries design their jails to be much nicer than others. In Norway, guards are unarmed and prisoners are given “humane” conditions that …

Speedos Are Now Globally Approved? | Gadling.com

That’s right. The majority of the world — including Americans — believes it’s completely acceptable to wear Speedos to the beach. The skimpy swimsuit stat comes from Expedia.com, who surveyed more than 8,000 people across the globe. Here’s what the online travel agency has to say: Much to our surprise …

Inside Opulent, Oligarch-Worthy Projects by Candy & Candy – Globe Trotting – Curbed National

British luxury property moguls Christian and Nick Candy—the duo behind London’s wildly expensive One Hyde Park—are taking their billionaire-pleasing show across the pond, attempting to work their brand of money-making magic on this penthouse atop Manhattan’s Plaza Hotel. The brothers snapped up the 6,300-square-foot space for $25.9M, after a pre-sale …