What we’re reading: Legoland hotel to open ahead of schedule, Boeing on Dreamliner problems, air travel safety

by Stephanus Surjaputra on December 19, 2012

LEGOLAND® Hotel ahead of schedule and opening April 5, 2013!

The first LEGOLAND hotel will open in Carlsbad, Calif., ahead of schedule.

The three-story, 250-room hotel immerses guests in the creative world of LEGO® as it is designed to bring children’s imaginations to life. There are approximately 3,422 LEGO models in the entire hotel created out of more than three million LEGO bricks.

Boeing: Problems with 787 Dreamliner “Normal”

Boeing is investigating the electrical problems that have plagued four planes in service.

Boeing CEO James McNermey was interviewed on CNBC’s Squawkbox program on Friday and said that the airline regrets the impact on its customers. “We’re having what we would consider the normal number of squawks on a new airplane, consistent with other new airplanes we’ve introduced.”

Afraid to fly? Air is the safest form of travel

If you’re one of those people who are afraid to fly, read this interview with The Aerospace Industries Association president and CEO Marion Blakey.

“One of the things many people who fly don’t realize is, not only is it the safest mode of transportation, by far statistically safer than getting in your car, but even when there are accidents — and I’m talking about when a plane comes out of the sky, not just clipping a wing at the terminal — the vast majority are survivable,” she says.

(Photo: LEGOLAND)

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