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Crisis Averted: Two Planes Almost Crash In Barcelona - VIDEO

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Got a fear of flying? You might want to skip this video. Footage has emerged of two large planes in a near-miss in Barcelona on Saturday. A Barcelona planespotter had a good view of this close-call and didn't hesitate to start filming; the resulting hi-res video is captivating.

Watch AFTER THE JUMP as an Aerolineas Argentineas Airbus A340-300 starts taking off, while a Utair Boeing 767-300 from Moscow attempts to land. Oy vey!

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Hyatt Gives a Homepage Salute to Its LGBT Guests and Employees

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Hyatt hotel group is the latest company to offer up its wishes for LGBT Pride with a nod on its homepage, touting its friendliness to all kinds of travelers:

Throughout the year, Hyatt is committed to the LGBT community and its allies. In fact, we were honored for the tenth consecutive year as one of the few  “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality” – a result of our 100 percent rating on the Corporate Equality Index by the Human Rights Campaign.

We were also the first major hotel company to offer domestic partner benefits and has included sexual orientation in our Equal Employment Opportunity policy since 2000, and gender identity since 2002.

Here at Hyatt we truly believe everyone should be comfortable and proud of who they are, and we welcome you to share with us your pride with #InAHyattWorld.


Google's Waze Navigation App Shows Its Pride

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In a move to set its own mapping platform apart from the competition, Google acquired Israeli crowd-sourced mapping company Waze in 2013. Waze has just updated its selection of user icons to help users show off their Pride while en route. Unlike other mapping services, Waze makes a point of turning its navigation into a social experience, encouraging users to crowdsource traffic data in real time. Waze also allows users to share personal status updates via a set of predefined icons expressing various emotions. In addition to sarcastic, ninja, and peaceful, Wazers can now set their icons to "proud."

Response to the app's update have been generally positive, but Waze isn't without users who felt as if the company missed the point of Pride.

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Waze's latest updates are available for free now in both the Google Play and Apple App stores.

 


Flight Attendant Replaces Safety Announcement With Hilarious Sassy Speech: VIDEO

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On a San Francisco to Chicago flight June 17th, a male flight attendant replaced the usual safety announcement with a sassy speech.

The unidentified attendant said that seat belts should be “low and tight across your hips just like the hot pink Speedo I’m going to be wearing when I get the [other flight attendants] to a hotel hot tub tonight.”

According to YouTube uploader David London, the attendant also threw a cocktail party half way through the flight.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP

You may recall another sassy Southwest attendant from this clip that went viral back in April. Seems as though they're trying to take some of the drudgery out of air travel.

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Gay Couple Considers Travel Options in New 'Hotwire' Spot: VIDEO

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Travel deal site Hotwire is rolling out a new campaign which welcomes its gay clientele, including those for whom sleep is more important than sex.

Watch "Lucky Me", AFTER THE JUMP...

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Marriott Kicks Off #LoveTravels Campaign, Showcases LGBT Community: VIDEO

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What is #LoveTravels? Everyone seems to have a different answer in Marriott's new photo and video campaign for LGBT-friendly travel initiatives, and perhaps that is the point. Each couple, individual, and family brings something unique to the table--prior experiences, differing identities, their own baggage (literally)--and deserves an experience that suits them. 

CollinsSays the hotel chain's lesbian and gay travel website:

At Marriott®, there is no room for inequality. We believe that every guest, whoever they are, wherever they go, should feel comfortable and welcome the moment they walk through our doors.

#LoveTravels when you can be yourself — whoever you are and wherever you go. We partnered with renowned photographer Braden Summers to capture beautiful portraits that show the world how love travels the moment you walk through our doors.

Individuals photographed for the campaign include openly gay NBA player Jason Collins and transgender model Geena Rocero.

Check out a video exploring the meaning of #LoveTravels, AFTER THE JUMP...

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