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Flying 101

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Flying can be very confusing. I, for one, don’t really understand how airplanes stay in the sky. (And I prefer not to think about it.) However, some clever designers at South African budget airline Kulula have taken it upon themselves to demystify the experience a little.

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Welcome to Flying 101. In short, Kulula has overhauled its fleet and given eight state-of-the-art Boeing 737-800s a quirky new look. Flying 101 is one of the new designs, that also include camouflage and cows (click here to see what I mean). It started operating out of Johannesburg in February.

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As you can see from these pictures, the plane is a tongue-in-cheek guide to what goes where. Explanations and arrows point to ‘the big cheese’ (the captain’s quarters), ‘the mile-high initiation chamber’, and ‘the black box – that’s actually orange’.

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The plane is populated with ‘Kulula fans’, who are apparently ‘the coolest peeps in the world’. Or the passengers with the best sense of humor. RM

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