The race around the world

A file image of a Norwegian Boeing 787-9 at London Gatwick Airport. (Norwegian/Steve Bates)

In Jules Verne's classic novel 19th century novel, protagonist Phileas Fogg bets 20,000 pounds on being able to go, as the title of the book states, "Around the World in 80 Days". Since its publication in 1873 (and subsequent translation into English) the work of fiction has spawned multiple real-life … [Read more...]