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5 World’s Deepest Caves

“We are not afraid of the dark, we are afraid of what’s in it.” If you’ll ask me Nyctophobia is not actually legit. Why? Because we are not actually afraid of the darkness, but we fear the unknown that lurks in the dark or what it hides. Our imaginations make up for our lack of ability to see through the shadows. Well, some say being rationally afraid of the dark is a severe disorder rooted from childhood experience and it’s cured by therapy.
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Another fear we’ll be experiencing in this article is Bathophobia that came from the Greek word “Bathos” which means deep or depth. To sum it up, it is the fear of depth. Now, after my initial warning to readers who suffer from Nyctophobia or Bathophobia, let me introduce the 5 World’s Deepest Caves.

1. Sistema Huautla
Sistema Huautla

First in our list goes to Mexico with the record of 1,545 m (5,068 feet) deep. The name of the cave was originated from the town and municipality where it is located, Huautla de Jiménez.The cave expedition at Sistema Huautla started in 2014 and has been annually being explored to reach the goal of 1,610 m depth vertical mile by 2023. The expedition was by two non-profit organizations namely: The National Speleological Society and The US Deep Caving Team. The aim is to explore, survey, and conduct a comprehensive speleological study about the cave.

2. Torca del Cerro del Cuevón
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This cave is located at the northwest part of Spain in Asturias. The entrance has an elevation of 2,019 meters above sea level. The entire tour to the bottom takes three days to lower to its record of 1,589 meters (5,213 feet) deep. Inside is an underground stream called Marbregalo river. Torca del Cerro del Cuevón was considered by many to be one of the most technically challenging descents on the entire planet.  For any adventurer looking for a tough and harrowing journey downward into the earth then you are at the right cave.

3. Lamprechtsofen-Vogelschacht
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The limestone karst river is located in Austria particularly in Salzburg with the record of 1,632 m (5,354 feet) deep. It was once known for being the deepest cave in the world, prior to the discovered Krubera Cave. It is only open for visit to the public at a depth of 2300 feet. The name of the cave was originated from a well-known knight “Lamprecht. The cave was discovered way back the 17th century and since then, the cave has been intruded by treasure hunters. Skeletons are found during explorations and are believed to belong to illegal visitors seeking the treasure of the knight.

4. Gouffre Mirolda
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The deepest cave in Europe located in the municipality of Samoëns in Haute-Savoie (France). In 2003, an expedition had proved that Gouffre Mirolda was connected to the Lucien Coudlier measuring to a record of 1,733 m (5,685 feet) deep. By then the cave was known as the world’s deepest cave and also the first which was explored more than a kilometer down. However, the cave doesn’t hold either record anymore but is still considered as one of the deepest caves in the world.

5. Krubera-Voronja Cave
5 World’s Deepest Caves-Krubera-Voronja Cave

Our record holder for the deepest known cave is in the Arabika Massif of the Gagra Range of the Western Caucasus in Abkhazia (a breakaway region of Georgia). Voronya/Voronja in Russia means “crow’s cave” in English. The cave extends for 8,346miles (13,432km) and in 1956, French explorers first descended below 1 km (3,281 feet), since then cavers have dreamed of exploring deeper and had reached up to 2,191 km (7,188 feet) down on September 7, 2014. The Plutomurus ortobalaganensis, deepest terrestrial animal, was found living 6,500 feet below this cave.

As for reference, the Statue of Liberty is at 46 m (151 feet), while the Eiffel Tower stands at at 300 m (984 feet) tall. Being on the top to one of these world renowned landmarks will make you feel nausea. Just imagine how 1,545 m, 1,589 m, 1,632 m, 1,733 m and 2,191 m will be?

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Since it has been a year, we will be starting to write new reviews about the travel sites we once wrote about last year, just to give you a heads up of the current status or changes of a particular online travel agency. Things can change in a span of a year, that’s why we decided on re-writing some of the written travel search engines and give you the freshest feedback for 2016.

In this review, we will be re-talking about Jetcost.

Jetcost Reviews 2016


Jetcost is one of the pioneer travel sites in Paris, France. Yes, it’s located in the world’s most visited destination in the world by lovers. Had the love of people reached Jetcost this year? Since it’s now operating for 10 years, let us see the development or progress of Jetcost in this travel industry.

How does Jetcost work?

Since they are a French-based travel site, the language is in French by default. The option to change the site to customers’ preferred language is located at the top right of the page. It’s noticeable that Jetcost had recently updated their web page. Check out our last review to see its old version. Let’s try to make a simple search to see how the new site functions:
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While loading for results, Jetcost momentarily shows the listing of other travel sites offered by cheapest and as it loads, the result changes too. However, as we wait forever to see the finished search page, our whole internet browser crashed. Jetcost Reviews 2016-mobile appWhen we tried to do a similar search, it happened again. Maybe the site is just new that it’s still not functioning properly. Well, that’s bad, because that means it’s good as nothing for now.

Jetcost has a mobile application that customers find more reliable than the page itself. One consumer even said “Best travel and flight reservation app I used.” The travel app can be changed to 16 languages and shared to emails and social media accounts. It also offers the same services like the PC version. However, the app is only available for Android users.

Jetcost Reviews 2016 from Consumers

Jetcost Reviews 2016-not interestedIt seems like Jetcost is in a bad shape because they didn’t maintain their standing last year from customer feedback. Checking online, it’s easy to find Jetcost reviews, but the bad news is they’re not as positive as last year’s.  Customers stopped using Jetcost after first-and-last-time use. Some other potential customers booked with other travel sites instead after hearing the holocaust complaints massively being shared side-by-side in social media accounts. This had led Jetcost into a poor standing. I wonder how Jetcost is coping up lately?
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How To Reach Them?

  • Website URL:                   http://us.jetcost.com/en/
  • Contact Email:                 contact@jetcost.com
  • Head Office Address:       Blue SAS, 64 Rue du Temple, 75003 Paris, France

Overview

We are glad that Jetcost heard our last review about their website not being modernized. It’s a good sign that they’re active over complaints and suggestions of others. This acknowledgement is their ray of hope to help them build the reputation they lost. Actually, Jetcost is not bad at all. It just needs to be more careful in dealing with customers. I still wonder why Jetcost doesn’t have a contact or fax number?

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OpenSkies Reviews

The name of the airline sounds familiar? Yes it does. Here let me share with you a quick fact what does “Open Skies” mean. Open Skies is an agreement from the European Union which enables any European-based airline  to fly from any city within the EU to any city within the United States, and vice versa. In short, it’s an agreement in which aircraft can fly between two countries without any restrictions. I wonder if this agreement is related to the origin of the airline’s name. Maybe yes, maybe no.

OpenSkies is actually a subsidiary airline of British Airways founded in 2008 with the aim of reducing over-dependence of routes flying to US and European cities with the hub of BA (British Airways) at London Heathrow Airport. This happens after the mentioned Open Skies agreement in 2008. This answers our initial guess and fact about the origin of the airline’s name.

Flying OpenSkies
OpenSkies has only three aircraft (Boeing 757-200) in its fleet and to be specific with the destination, it provides non-stop flights between Paris, Newark and New York while carrying the slogan “The transatlantic airline, par excellence”. OpenSkies joined Oneworld alliance as an affiliate member in 2012, since British Airways is a founding member.
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The rumored Business Class only flights to US and European cities had changed plans to expand their cabin to more classes as Eco for economy, Prem Plus for premium economy and Biz Bed for business class. All information regarding each cabin classes is located on their official website. To enjoy exclusive inflight entertainment all cabin classes have iPads available for usage.

PC and Mobile Services
The official website was organized to fit in one page loaded with all relevant information needed which is actually accessible from the page of British Airways’ partner and alliances section. With OpenSkies travellers can search and book for flights, hotel reservation and car rentals services (from mentioned destinations above).
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Openskies has an iOS app that is compatible with iPhone, iPod, and iPad. Check in, get flight alerts, and view mobile boarding passes all in one convenient place. Also, if you’re a member of Openskies Executive Club, you can manage your profile, view your points balance, and more.

OpenSkies Reviews of Passengers
According to 55 OpenSkies reviews, the airline had scored a total of 6/10 rating on Skytrax. This resulted from mixed reviews posted online. Some are complaining about the cabin’s seat, others are saying the quality of service with OpenSkies devalues in the long run. But majority of these reviews are being positive with the agenda of OpenSkies that they always make sure to leave a review with a 10/10 score.
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How To Reach Them?

  • Website URL:                            www.flyopenskies.com
  • Contact Number:                      +33 1 7422 42 00
  • Contact Email:                          info@flyopenskies.aero
  • Fax Number:                             +33 1 7422 42 20
  • Head Office Address:                Bat 519, 5, allee du commandant Mouchotte, Paray Vielle Poste,
                                                     91781 Wissous Cedex, France

Overview
Why OpenSkies? As they say, they provide personalized customer service, from conveniently located airports and their intimate cabins won’t make you think twice about flying with them. And of course with the reputation and good record of British Airways, it will provide you more reasons to fly with this airline.

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