Month: December 2009

THE RECESSION AND THE AMERICAN AIRLINE INDUSTRY

Recent trips to the airport have left me in amazement at the seeming decline in airline provisions and the imposition of new fees on almost every service of value to travelers. Disheartening to say the least, what was once taken for granted can now ding you for a hefty chunk of your hard-earned money. With many airlines struggling to stay afloat, these fees are necessary in order to maintain their current level of service and implement new technologies that help them to remain competitive. Here is a handy guide to each airline’s pricing for additional services to help you know for what you are going to have to pay, before you buy your ticket.

airlines industry

Source : http://www.billshrink.com

The High Calorie Quick Server Foods [Infographic]

Processed food has long been identified as the villain in our diets. The quick and easy alternative to slogging over a hot stove messing about with ‘fresh’ ingredients. When you’re home late from the office, or the kids are screaming and need their face-holes filled ASAP, it is all to easy to reach for the tin of hot dogs at the back of the cupboard, or even cram the whole family in the car and drive to the nearest Wendy’s or Maccy’s.

NGFoodUS FoodAssassi

Source : http://www.nextgenfoodus.com

Who Makes Up The U.S. Energy Drinks Market [Infographic]

Energy drinks are everywhere, even Lil Jon has his own (which just might explain this). Although energy drinks have only become popular in recent years, the first energy drink, “Iron Brew,” was produced in 1901 by Scottish beverage company, A.G. Barr. Here’s another infograph that was sent in by a TopCultured reader that wishes to remain anonymous. It’s got some great information on the energy drink market and the habits of the users. If you’d like to contribute to the site, anonymous or not, feel free to send us a message.

energydrinks

Source : http://topcultured.com

Internet Speeds and Costs Around the World [Infographic]

When it comes to Internet access, not all plans are created equal. The data transfer speeds vary greatly around the world, as does the cost for basic access. As you can see, in Japan Internet speeds are blazing fast and cheap compared to those less fortunate users in other countries. In the United States, Internet users pay more for way less, but are still better off than users in Greece who connect at the slowest speeds in the world.

internet speed world

Source : http://www.billshrink.com