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  • HANDCRAFT ESPRESSO AT HOME - The Flair NEO Flex is a 100% human-powered, manual espresso press. With the Flair NEO Flex espresso machine, you have a complete manual espresso maker that can produce professional quality, 9BAR espresso from your home, or wherever you are. Add 60ml of boiled water and a dose of up to 18 grams to yield a 40 ml shot with beautiful crema.
  • BREW REAL ESPRESSO - The NEO Flex is an all-manual, lever-based espresso maker. The NEO Flex is constructed from a lightweight poly frame, which is strong and durable, but also light enough to take or store anywhere. And, because the NEO Flex draws on Flair’s existing lever-based espresso technology, you know that you’ll get delicious espresso in your cup every time.
  • CHOOSE YOUR PORTAFILTER - The Flair NEO Flex comes with two different portafilters to provide users the ability to select between convenience and control. Start with the red Flow Control portafilter, which doesn’t require a high-quality burr grinder, and which automatically generates the pressure needed for a great espresso extraction. When ready, switch to the Bottomless 2-in-1 Portafilter to dial in your espresso for full control. This portafilter requires a high quality burr grinder.
  • KEY PRODUCT UPDATES - The updated NEO Flex now features two key updates, an integrated pressure gauge for direct feedback while brewing your espresso, and a new thin brewing cylinder that requires no preheat. Just add your grounds, your just boiled brew water, and you'll get delicious espresso at home. The lever system of the NEO Flex is capable of generating between 6-9 BAR of pressure, exactly that needed to extract café-quality espresso.
  • CUSTOM TRAVEL CASE - This NEO Flex is ready to travel with a custom, padded travel case that zips open and closed. A top compartment will snugly fit the NEO Flex base while the bottom compartment holds the frame and brewing head. A padded insert protects the two sides to ensure your NEO Flex stays in great condition while traveling or in storage.
  • EASY TO CLEAN - The Flair NEO Flex is easy to clean and comes with a patented, removable brewing head. When done brewing your espresso, just removed the entire brewing head, separate the parts, and rinse with cool water. No complicated washing or cleaning required!

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The NEO Flex takes note from our established line of lever espresso models – providing the experience of handcrafting cafe quality shots in a fully manual format – all while keeping the price at less than $100. Enrich your mornings without the splurge, with the NEO Flex.

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Easy to spot, easy to use. Our bright red portafilter is the key to simplified espresso brewing. Its restricted exit port works to slow the flow of water through the brew head - and generate the needed pressure for espresso brewing - even if a coarse grind size is used.

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Level up your morning brew with our black portafilter. Paired with a high-quality espresso-capable burr grinder and freshly roasted beans, you’ll be able to take total control of your extraction. This portafilter relies solely on a dialed-in coffee bed to create the needed resistance within the brew head. Genuine espresso, genuinely satisfying.

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The NEO Flex provides a simplified way to brew espresso at home, with the ability to travel with this incredible carrying case. Its lightweight-yet-durable polycarbonate frame is perfect for espresso on the road, and the case provides custom protection for wherever life takes you. Brew how you want with the NEO Flex.

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Customers like the quality, ease of use, value, and ease of cleaning of the coffee maker. They mention that it produces great espresso, it's simple to set up, and it'll make an amazing strong espresso. They appreciate the performance, saying that it works exactly as intended and produces consistent results. Customers are also happy with fun, and appearance. However, some customers are disappointed with the material.

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Customers like the quality of the coffee maker. For example, they mention it produces darn good espresso, makes an amazing strong espresso with good crema, and is a great entry to learning about espresso.

"...opening the box, the first thing I could tell is that this is a high quality unit . The grey finished metal frame is quality all the way...." Read more

"...The build quality is exceptional . Simple, efficient and easy to clean and carry around...." Read more

"...flavor on one hand, but on another hand it makes both expensive and cheap beans taste good ...." Read more

"The Flex made rock-solid espresso the very first time I used it, and it's getting better and better with practice...." Read more

Customers find the coffee maker easy to use. They mention it's simple to set up out of the box, and the routine to pull shots is easy. Some say the machine is perfect for beginners.

"...I tried to get it extracted in 30s, and did it very easily . I guess the flow control of the NEO helps to get the extraction around 30s...." Read more

"...misleading marketing materials suggesting that this a quick and easy to use product . It's not...." Read more

"...Definitely takes time to learn how to use it , but once you get it down you won't even have to think about it. We have had no issues with it so far." Read more

"...Other than that, relative to the other solutions I've tried, it's easy to set up , easy to clean, and easy to take apart, which is great if you don't..." Read more

Customers like the value of the coffee maker. For example, they say it's an excellent value, a good espresso machine for a low budget, and a nice budget-friendly setup. Some say it was well worth the upgrade.

"...Overall, the Neo -- with the optional bottomless portafilter -- is a good value and seems to offer the same quality as in the higher end models, and..." Read more

"...It's not. It absolutely does produce real espresso for a crazy low price but in order to do that the user actually has to understand some principles..." Read more

"...which puts this product in the "seriously fiddly and barely worth the trouble" category . I'll be buying another ROK to replace my 20-year old model." Read more

"Great idea, good price , but it is made of plastic and the base kept popping apart when I applied any pressure to it...." Read more

Customers find the coffee maker easy to clean. They mention that it's sturdy, and everything comes apart and can be washed in the sink.

"...The build quality is exceptional. Simple, efficient and easy to clean and carry around...." Read more

"...relative to the other solutions I've tried, it's easy to set up, easy to clean , and easy to take apart, which is great if you don't have a ton of..." Read more

"...What I don't like: Cleanup is a bit of a hassle .Drip tray is just a platform, don't bother using it...." Read more

"...it only brews enough for 1 shot at a time, but it’s easy enough to clean that I can make a 2nd shot after and in less time..." Read more

Customers like the performance of the coffee maker. For example, they say it works exactly as intended, produces excellent results, and has consistent performance. Some mention that the flow control portafilter works well and they use it multiple times a day without any issues.

"...The other tries were all consistent, with little to no variation in results at all, which is surprising for a manual machine...." Read more

"...I use multiple times a day. Never any issues . I use the unpressurized basket. I don't think the pressurized makes as good legit espresso...." Read more

"...And the results are also much better than in any coffee shop around...." Read more

"...found that with this kind of machine you need a fine grind, unless it won’t work , it does come with two of the spouts red for courser grinds and..." Read more

Customers find the coffee maker fun to use. They say it produces a satisfying and awesome shot every time. Customers also say it's a fantastic product that produces s magic.

"...The very first shot was great . I tried to get it extracted in 30s, and did it very easily...." Read more

"A fantastic product that produces a very nice shot !..." Read more

"...Encore at a 9 setting with 14 grams of espresso and get a very satisfying shot ...." Read more

"...If you like tinkering this thing is a lot of fun and you will be rewarded in time for your efforts. If you want something automatic this isn't it." Read more

Customers like the appearance of the coffee maker. They say it looks very good, is well designed, and is durable. Some customers also mention that the red and stainless color is great to look at.

"...The grey finished metal frame is quality all the way. It's also great to look at , especially with the red and stainless color of the group head /..." Read more

"...do, you can just leave it on a counter, since in my opinion it looks quite nice )." Read more

"Sturdy, very well disigned , practical . An intelligent invention that I can take anywhere , even camping , and get an experience of a real express...." Read more

"...Also, it looks very good side by side with my other coffee methods." Read more

Customers are not satisfied with the material used in the coffee maker. They mention that it feels like a toy, and the base keeps popping.

"...plasticy feel, the terrible grip, tiny shot volume, this still feels like a toy . But wait! all of my suggestions are already in the pro 2...." Read more

"Great idea, good price, but it is made of plastic and the base kept popping apart when I applied any pressure to it...." Read more

"...And 4 star because of plastic frame , I recommend everyone to chose metal instead of plastic." Read more

"...My only nit to pick is the base is not the most stable, and the plastic groans a bit , but functionally it works totally fine...." Read more

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Time to level up your local game with narcity pro., i booked a trip with flair airlines & here’s what it was like.

Everything you need to know about travelling with a low-cost carrier.

I Booked A Trip With Flair Airlines & Here’s What It Was Like

Flying is a big part of who I am. I literally exist thanks to the Pearson International Airport, where my parents met; my dad was a baggage handler and my mom a supervisor at a now-defunct airline. Since then, we’ve lived all over the world — and today I reside in beautiful B.C. — but our home base has always been Toronto.

Late into the West Coast’s scorching summer, I felt a yearning for home and wanted to book an impromptu trip, but anyone who frequents this flight path knows that the Vancouver-Toronto route can get pretty pricey.

Flair’s got unbeatable prices, but I had my reservations — I didn’t know what to expect, nor how a low-cost airline differed from a regular one. Well, now I’ve seen it all, and I’m ready to share my bounty of wisdom.

Here’s everything you need to know if you’re considering flying with Flair.

The Flair website , like the airline itself, is very much “no muss, no fuss.” It’s clean, clear and easy to use. I browsed through their destinations for fun — they fly to 37 different cities — and found that the website’s price comparison feature was super intuitive.

From special accommodations and insurance plans to hotel and car bookings , Flair provides you with options to customize your experience every step of the way. The airline also offers different bundles that come with add-ons like carry-on bags, checked bags, priority boarding and travelflex , Flair’s $10 protection plan for folks who anticipate potential itinerary changes, which I opted into.

I also paid a little extra for a carry-on bag and seat selection. Having heard rumblings that ultra-low-cost carriers tend to have less leg room, I decided to err on the side of caution by booking seats in a spacious row for my partner and myself.

Checking In

I downloaded two Flair apps in advance: one for checking in and managing my booking, the other for inflight entertainment . 24 hours before my flight, I received a notification that it was time to check in (the airline charges a $25 fee to do so at the airport) and, like the booking process, checking in was quick and easy.

The next day, I prepared my travel documents for my homecoming trip and got a ride to the airport. It wasn’t too busy, and because I was already checked in, I zoomed right to security using my electronic boarding pass.

Flair advises passengers to arrive at YVR two hours before departure, but I’m a cautious planner and tacked an additional hour onto that. Since I zoomed through security, I had some time on my hands. My partner and I stopped for a snack and a drink at Stanley Park Brewing as a mini pre-flight date.

About 30 minutes prior to boarding, we grabbed the cheque, filled up a water bottle (inflight drinks aren’t complimentary) and found our gate. The passengers on the previous flight deplaned shortly before an overhead speaker alerted us that it was time for families and folks who opted into priority boarding to queue up. My partner and I belonged to the latter group, and we’d be two of the first passengers on board.

Walking into the aircraft, I was greeted warmly by flight attendants sporting purple-and-green ascots (which I would definitely wear in real life).

The cabin was spacious and bright, with a funky, colour-changing ceiling light that stretched along the centre aisle. My carry-on bag fit easily in the bulkhead, and I slipped my personal item under the seat in front of me before wiping down my own armrests and table with Lysol.

The seats looked pretty standard throughout the aircraft, but my row with extra leg room was something else — there was so much space! I spread out my legs and didn’t feel cramped whatsoever.

I was in 4F, a window seat at the very front of the aircraft that cost $36 bucks and was worth every cent. In the future, if I have a longer flight, I’d opt for this comfort again.

Even so, the standard seat really would be absolutely fine for me. Though the chair backs didn’t recline, the interior was very similar to other carriers I’ve travelled with before.

Taking Off & Refreshments

Just a few minutes after the scheduled departure time, a flight attendant performed the safety demonstration and we were jetting off into a baby-blue sky.

Once we reached cruising altitude, the cabin crew came by with a cart stocked with snacks and refreshments. My insatiable sweet tooth led me to the purchase of a Kit-Kat bar ($3.50, roughly the same price I’d pay at a convenience store).

It was a clear day and the view outside was like a topographic map of Canada. At sunset, the cabin lights dimmed to orange before turning off for any nappers on board.

Inflight Entertainment

As soon as the airplane WiFi is turned on, you can tool around on Flair’s entertainment app — sink a few hours into the available games, fill out a digital colouring book, watch TV shows and movies or browse the menu . If you’re more into reading material, I’d suggest bringing your own as there are no provided magazines. I checked out a library book beforehand, taking the journey as an opportunity to catch up on my TBR list. With all that to amuse me, the flight flew by. (Ha-ha.)

Landing & Deplaning

As the cabin crew prepped for landing, I got some gorgeous views of the celestial bodies overhead and city lights below from my window seat. After a smooth touch down, we deplaned swiftly in a river of fellow passengers and I experienced another moment of childlike wonder when the cabin crew invited me to take a peek into the cockpit.

The captain asked if I’d like to sit in the co-pilot seat and I pretty much squealed with glee. It was as cool as you’d imagine, with glowing lights and Very Important Buttons scattered across an impressive control panel.

While filling out some paperwork, he told me a little bit about the brand-new aircraft. I was astounded to learn it’s worth hundreds of millions of dollars, with high-quality parts that make a front-of-the-line whole. After that, I was down the catwalk and on my merry way through Pearson to grab a cab home.

Overall Experience

From front to back, my trip went really smoothly and the cabin crew’s friendliness alone was enough for me to want to fly with Flair again.

Though there were a few key service differences between this low-cost carrier and other commercial carriers, the price difference means more to me at the end of the day.

Having a lower baseline cost with the option to pay for the things I actually want just makes sense for me, especially since I never travel with a checked bag and generally prefer having a meal before or after a flight anyway.

I also appreciate that Flair’s working towards the goal of becoming Canada’s most sustainable airline. Like many, I worry a lot about how to best care for the planet I live on, and it feels good opting for a carrier that takes its corporate responsibility seriously.

Flair actions this goal primarily through their aircraft — the Boeing 737 Max 8 — which delivers “savings in fuel and CO2 emissions by 14% compared to other 737s." If you, like me, are looking to cut down costs (and emissions) when travelling across Canada, the States or abroad, consider flying Flair Airlines . Everyone should be able to experience the joy of exploring a new city — or visiting their hometown — and Flair is making that a little more financially accessible for Canadians.

And hey, with the money you saved on the ticket, why not treat yourself to a special night out in the city?

To learn more about Flair Airlines, check out their website , or follow them on Instagram and Twitter .

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Americans are embracing flexible work—and they want more of it

When the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered workplaces nationwide, society was plunged into an unplanned experiment in work from home. Nearly two-and-a-half years on, organizations worldwide have created new working norms  that acknowledge that flexible work is no longer a temporary pandemic response but an enduring feature of the modern working world.

About the survey

This article is based on a 25-minute, online-only Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of McKinsey between March 15 and April 18, 2022. A sample of 25,062 adults aged 18 and older from the continental United States, Alaska, and Hawaii was interviewed online in English and Spanish. To better reflect the population of the United States as a whole, post hoc weights were made to the population characteristics on gender, age, race/ethnicity, education, region, and metropolitan status. Given the limitations of online surveys, 1 “Internet surveys,” Pew Research Center. it is possible that biases were introduced because of undercoverage or nonresponse. People with lower incomes, less education, people living in rural areas, or people aged 65 and older are underrepresented among internet users and those with high-speed internet access.

The third edition of McKinsey’s American Opportunity Survey  provides us with data on how flexible work fits into the lives of a representative cross section of workers in the United States. McKinsey worked alongside the market-research firm Ipsos to query 25,000 Americans in spring 2022 (see sidebar, “About the survey”).

The most striking figure to emerge from this research is 58 percent. That’s the number of Americans who reported having the opportunity to work from home at least one day a week. 1 Many of the survey questions asked respondents about their ability or desire to “work from home.” “Work from home” is sometimes called “remote work,” while arrangements that allow for both remote and in-office work are often interchangeably labeled “hybrid” or “flexible” arrangements. We prefer the term flexible, which acknowledges that home is only one of the places where work can be accomplished and because it encompasses a variety of arrangements, whereas hybrid implies an even split between office and remote work. Thirty-five percent of respondents report having the option to work from home five days a week. What makes these numbers particularly notable is that respondents work in all kinds of jobs, in every part of the country and sector of the economy, including traditionally labeled “blue collar” jobs that might be expected to demand on-site labor as well as “white collar” professions.

About the authors

This article is a collaborative effort by André Dua , Kweilin Ellingrud , Phil Kirschner , Adrian Kwok, Ryan Luby, Rob Palter , and Sarah Pemberton as part of ongoing McKinsey research to understand the perceptions of and barriers to economic opportunity in America. The following represents the perspectives of McKinsey’s Real Estate and People & Organizational Performance Practices.

Another of the survey’s revelations: when people have the chance to work flexibly, 87 percent of them take it. This dynamic is widespread across demographics, occupations, and geographies. The flexible working world was born of a frenzied reaction to a sudden crisis but has remained as a desirable job feature for millions. This represents a tectonic shift in where, when, and how Americans want to work and are working.

The following six charts examine the following:

  • the number of people offered flexible working arrangements either part- or full-time
  • how many days a week employed people are offered and do work from home
  • the gender, age, ethnicity, education level, and income of people working or desiring to work flexibly
  • which occupations have the greatest number of remote workers and how many days a week they work remotely
  • how highly employees rank flexible working arrangements as a reason to seek a new job
  • impediments to working effectively for people who work remotely all the time, part of the time, or not at all

Flexible work’s implications for employees and employers—as well as for real estate, transit, and technology, to name a few sectors—are vast and nuanced and demand contemplation.

1. Thirty-five percent of job holders can work from home full-time, and 23 percent can do so part-time

A remarkable 58 percent of employed respondents—which, extrapolated from the representative sample, is equivalent to 92 million people from a cross section of jobs and employment types—report having the option to work from home for all or part of the week. After more than two years of observing remote work and predicting that flexible working would endure  after the acute phases of the COVID-19 pandemic, we view these data as a confirmation that there has been a major shift in the working world and in society itself.

We did not ask about flexible work in our American Opportunity Survey in past years, but an array of other studies indicate that flexible working has grown by anywhere from a third to tenfold since 2019. 1 Rachel Minkin et al., “How the coronavirus outbreak has—and hasn’t—changed the way Americans work,” Pew Research Center, December 9, 2020; “Telework during the COVID-19 pandemic: Estimates using the 2021 Business Response Survey,” US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Monthly Labor Review, March 2022.

Thirty-five percent of respondents say they can work from home full-time. Another 23 percent can work from home from one to four days a week. A mere 13 percent of employed respondents say they could work remotely at least some of the time but opt not to.

Forty-one percent of employed respondents don’t have the choice. This may be because not all work can be done remotely  or because employers simply demand on-site work. Given workers’ desire for flexibility, employers may have to explore ways to offer the flexibility employees want  to compete for talent effectively.

2. When offered, almost everyone takes the opportunity to work flexibly

The results of the survey showed that not only is flexible work popular, with 80 million Americans engaging in it (when the survey results are extrapolated to the wider population), but many want to work remotely for much of the week when given the choice.

Eighty-seven percent of workers offered at least some remote work embrace the opportunity and spend an average of three days a week working from home. People offered full-time flexible work spent a bit more time working remotely, on average, at 3.3 days a week. Interestingly, 12 percent of respondents whose employers only offer part-time or occasional remote work say that even they worked from home for five days a week. This contradiction appears indicative of a tension between how much flexibility employers offer and what employees demand .

3. Most employees want flexibility, but the averages hide the critical differences

There’s remarkable consistency among people of different genders, ethnicities, ages, and educational and income levels: the vast majority of those who can work from home do so. In fact, they just want more flexibility: although 58 percent of employed respondents say they can work from home at least part of the time, 65 percent of employed respondents say they would be willing to do so all the time.

However, the opportunity is not uniform: there was a large difference in the number of employed men who say they were offered remote-working opportunities (61 percent) and women (52 percent). At every income level, younger workers were more likely than older workers to report having work-from-home opportunities.

People who could but don’t work flexibly tend to be older (19 percent of 55- to 64-year-olds offered remote work didn’t take it, compared with 12 to 13 percent of younger workers) or have lower incomes (17 percent of those earning $25,000 to $74,999 per year who were offered remote work didn’t take it, compared with 10 percent of those earning over $75,000 a year). While some workers may choose to work on-site because they prefer the environment, others may feel compelled to because their home environments are not suitable, because they lack the skills and tools to work remotely productively, or because they believe there is an advantage to being on-site. Employers should be aware that different groups perceive and experience remote work differently and consider how flexible working fits with their diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies .

4. Most industries support some flexibility, but digital innovators demand it

The opportunity to work flexibly differs by industry and role within industries and has implications for companies competing for talent. For example, the vast majority of employed people in computer and mathematical occupations report having remote-work options, and 77 percent report being willing to work fully remotely. Because of rapid digital transformations across industries , even those with lower overall work-from-home patterns may find that the technologists they employ demand it.

A surprisingly broad array of professions offer remote-work arrangements. Half of respondents working in educational instruction and library occupations and 45 percent of healthcare practitioners and workers in technical occupations say they do some remote work, perhaps reflecting the rise of online education and telemedicine. Even food preparation and transportation professionals said they do some work from home.

5. Job seekers highly value having autonomy over where and when they work

The survey asked people if they had hunted for a job recently or were planning to hunt for one. Unsurprisingly, the most common rationale for a job hunt was a desire for greater pay or more hours, followed by a search for better career opportunities. The third-most-popular reason was looking for a flexible working arrangement.

Prior McKinsey research has shown that for those that left the workforce during the early phases of the COVID-19 pandemic, workplace flexibility was a top reason that they accepted new jobs . Employers should be aware that when a candidate is deciding between job offers with similar compensation, the opportunity to work flexibly can become the deciding factor.

6. Employees working flexibly report obstacles to peak performance

The survey asked respondents to identify what made it hard to perform their jobs effectively. Those working in a flexible model were most likely to report multiple obstacles, followed by those working fully remotely, and then by those working in the office. Our research doesn’t illuminate the cause and effect here: it could be that people who face barriers are more likely to spend some time working from home. It could also be that workers who experience both on-site and at-home work are exposed to the challenges of each and the costs of regularly switching contexts.

Some obstacles were reported at much higher rates by specific groups: for example, about 55 percent of 18- to 34-year-olds offered the option to work fully remotely say mental-health issues  impacted their ability to perform effectively, though only 17 percent of people aged 55 to 64 said the same. Workers with children at home  who were offered full-time remote-work options were far more likely than their peers without children to report that problems with physical health or a hostile work environment had a moderate or major impact on their job.

The results of the American Opportunity Survey reflect sweeping changes in the US workforce, including the equivalent of 92 million workers offered flexible work, 80 million workers engaged in flexible work, and a large number of respondents citing a search for flexible work as a major motivator to find a new job.

Competition for top performers and digital innovators demands that employers understand how much flexibility their talent pool is accustomed to and expects. Employers are wise to invest in technology, adapt policies, and train employees to create workplaces that integrate people working remotely and on-site (without overcompensating by requiring that workers spend too much time in video meetings ). The survey results identify obstacles to optimal performance that underscore a need for employers to support workers with issues that interfere with effective work. Companies will want to be thoughtful about which roles can be done partly or fully remotely—and be open to the idea that there could be more of these than is immediately apparent. Employers can define the right metrics and track them to make sure the new flexible model is working.

At a more macro level, a world in which millions of people no longer routinely commute has meaningful implications for the commercial core in big urban centers and for commercial real estate overall. Likewise, such a world implies a different calculus for where Americans will live and what types of homes they will occupy. As technology emerges that eliminates the residual barriers to more distributed and asynchronous work, it could become possible to move more types of jobs overseas, with potentially significant consequences.

In time, the full impact of flexible working will be revealed. Meanwhile, these data give us early insight into how the working world is evolving.

For more on the imperative for flexible work and how organizations can respond, please see McKinsey.com/featured-insights/ Future-of-the-workplace .

André Dua is a senior partner in McKinsey’s Miami office;  Kweilin Ellingrud is a senior partner in the Minneapolis office;  Phil Kirschner is a senior expert in the New York office, where Adrian Kwok is an associate partner and Ryan Luby is a senior expert; Rob Palter is a senior partner in the Toronto office; and Sarah Pemberton is a manager in the Hong Kong office.

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Elektrostal is a vibrant city located in the Moscow Oblast region of Russia. With a rich history, stunning architecture, and a thriving community, Elektrostal is a city that has much to offer. Whether you are a history buff, nature enthusiast, or simply curious about different cultures, Elektrostal is sure to captivate you.

This article will provide you with 40 fascinating facts about Elektrostal, giving you a better understanding of why this city is worth exploring. From its origins as an industrial hub to its modern-day charm, we will delve into the various aspects that make Elektrostal a unique and must-visit destination.

So, join us as we uncover the hidden treasures of Elektrostal and discover what makes this city a true gem in the heart of Russia.

Key Takeaways:

  • Elektrostal, known as the “Motor City of Russia,” is a vibrant and growing city with a rich industrial history, offering diverse cultural experiences and a strong commitment to environmental sustainability.
  • With its convenient location near Moscow, Elektrostal provides a picturesque landscape, vibrant nightlife, and a range of recreational activities, making it an ideal destination for residents and visitors alike.

Known as the “Motor City of Russia.”

Elektrostal, a city located in the Moscow Oblast region of Russia, earned the nickname “Motor City” due to its significant involvement in the automotive industry.

Home to the Elektrostal Metallurgical Plant.

Elektrostal is renowned for its metallurgical plant, which has been producing high-quality steel and alloys since its establishment in 1916.

Boasts a rich industrial heritage.

Elektrostal has a long history of industrial development, contributing to the growth and progress of the region.

Founded in 1916.

The city of Elektrostal was founded in 1916 as a result of the construction of the Elektrostal Metallurgical Plant.

Located approximately 50 kilometers east of Moscow.

Elektrostal is situated in close proximity to the Russian capital, making it easily accessible for both residents and visitors.

Known for its vibrant cultural scene.

Elektrostal is home to several cultural institutions, including museums, theaters, and art galleries that showcase the city’s rich artistic heritage.

A popular destination for nature lovers.

Surrounded by picturesque landscapes and forests, Elektrostal offers ample opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, and birdwatching.

Hosts the annual Elektrostal City Day celebrations.

Every year, Elektrostal organizes festive events and activities to celebrate its founding, bringing together residents and visitors in a spirit of unity and joy.

Has a population of approximately 160,000 people.

Elektrostal is home to a diverse and vibrant community of around 160,000 residents, contributing to its dynamic atmosphere.

Boasts excellent education facilities.

The city is known for its well-established educational institutions, providing quality education to students of all ages.

A center for scientific research and innovation.

Elektrostal serves as an important hub for scientific research, particularly in the fields of metallurgy , materials science, and engineering.

Surrounded by picturesque lakes.

The city is blessed with numerous beautiful lakes , offering scenic views and recreational opportunities for locals and visitors alike.

Well-connected transportation system.

Elektrostal benefits from an efficient transportation network, including highways, railways, and public transportation options, ensuring convenient travel within and beyond the city.

Famous for its traditional Russian cuisine.

Food enthusiasts can indulge in authentic Russian dishes at numerous restaurants and cafes scattered throughout Elektrostal.

Home to notable architectural landmarks.

Elektrostal boasts impressive architecture, including the Church of the Transfiguration of the Lord and the Elektrostal Palace of Culture.

Offers a wide range of recreational facilities.

Residents and visitors can enjoy various recreational activities, such as sports complexes, swimming pools, and fitness centers, enhancing the overall quality of life.

Provides a high standard of healthcare.

Elektrostal is equipped with modern medical facilities, ensuring residents have access to quality healthcare services.

Home to the Elektrostal History Museum.

The Elektrostal History Museum showcases the city’s fascinating past through exhibitions and displays.

A hub for sports enthusiasts.

Elektrostal is passionate about sports, with numerous stadiums, arenas, and sports clubs offering opportunities for athletes and spectators.

Celebrates diverse cultural festivals.

Throughout the year, Elektrostal hosts a variety of cultural festivals, celebrating different ethnicities, traditions, and art forms.

Electric power played a significant role in its early development.

Elektrostal owes its name and initial growth to the establishment of electric power stations and the utilization of electricity in the industrial sector.

Boasts a thriving economy.

The city’s strong industrial base, coupled with its strategic location near Moscow, has contributed to Elektrostal’s prosperous economic status.

Houses the Elektrostal Drama Theater.

The Elektrostal Drama Theater is a cultural centerpiece, attracting theater enthusiasts from far and wide.

Popular destination for winter sports.

Elektrostal’s proximity to ski resorts and winter sport facilities makes it a favorite destination for skiing, snowboarding, and other winter activities.

Promotes environmental sustainability.

Elektrostal prioritizes environmental protection and sustainability, implementing initiatives to reduce pollution and preserve natural resources.

Home to renowned educational institutions.

Elektrostal is known for its prestigious schools and universities, offering a wide range of academic programs to students.

Committed to cultural preservation.

The city values its cultural heritage and takes active steps to preserve and promote traditional customs, crafts, and arts.

Hosts an annual International Film Festival.

The Elektrostal International Film Festival attracts filmmakers and cinema enthusiasts from around the world, showcasing a diverse range of films.

Encourages entrepreneurship and innovation.

Elektrostal supports aspiring entrepreneurs and fosters a culture of innovation, providing opportunities for startups and business development .

Offers a range of housing options.

Elektrostal provides diverse housing options, including apartments, houses, and residential complexes, catering to different lifestyles and budgets.

Home to notable sports teams.

Elektrostal is proud of its sports legacy , with several successful sports teams competing at regional and national levels.

Boasts a vibrant nightlife scene.

Residents and visitors can enjoy a lively nightlife in Elektrostal, with numerous bars, clubs, and entertainment venues.

Promotes cultural exchange and international relations.

Elektrostal actively engages in international partnerships, cultural exchanges, and diplomatic collaborations to foster global connections.

Surrounded by beautiful nature reserves.

Nearby nature reserves, such as the Barybino Forest and Luchinskoye Lake, offer opportunities for nature enthusiasts to explore and appreciate the region’s biodiversity.

Commemorates historical events.

The city pays tribute to significant historical events through memorials, monuments, and exhibitions, ensuring the preservation of collective memory.

Promotes sports and youth development.

Elektrostal invests in sports infrastructure and programs to encourage youth participation, health, and physical fitness.

Hosts annual cultural and artistic festivals.

Throughout the year, Elektrostal celebrates its cultural diversity through festivals dedicated to music, dance, art, and theater.

Provides a picturesque landscape for photography enthusiasts.

The city’s scenic beauty, architectural landmarks, and natural surroundings make it a paradise for photographers.

Connects to Moscow via a direct train line.

The convenient train connection between Elektrostal and Moscow makes commuting between the two cities effortless.

A city with a bright future.

Elektrostal continues to grow and develop, aiming to become a model city in terms of infrastructure, sustainability, and quality of life for its residents.

In conclusion, Elektrostal is a fascinating city with a rich history and a vibrant present. From its origins as a center of steel production to its modern-day status as a hub for education and industry, Elektrostal has plenty to offer both residents and visitors. With its beautiful parks, cultural attractions, and proximity to Moscow, there is no shortage of things to see and do in this dynamic city. Whether you’re interested in exploring its historical landmarks, enjoying outdoor activities, or immersing yourself in the local culture, Elektrostal has something for everyone. So, next time you find yourself in the Moscow region, don’t miss the opportunity to discover the hidden gems of Elektrostal.

Q: What is the population of Elektrostal?

A: As of the latest data, the population of Elektrostal is approximately XXXX.

Q: How far is Elektrostal from Moscow?

A: Elektrostal is located approximately XX kilometers away from Moscow.

Q: Are there any famous landmarks in Elektrostal?

A: Yes, Elektrostal is home to several notable landmarks, including XXXX and XXXX.

Q: What industries are prominent in Elektrostal?

A: Elektrostal is known for its steel production industry and is also a center for engineering and manufacturing.

Q: Are there any universities or educational institutions in Elektrostal?

A: Yes, Elektrostal is home to XXXX University and several other educational institutions.

Q: What are some popular outdoor activities in Elektrostal?

A: Elektrostal offers several outdoor activities, such as hiking, cycling, and picnicking in its beautiful parks.

Q: Is Elektrostal well-connected in terms of transportation?

A: Yes, Elektrostal has good transportation links, including trains and buses, making it easily accessible from nearby cities.

Q: Are there any annual events or festivals in Elektrostal?

A: Yes, Elektrostal hosts various events and festivals throughout the year, including XXXX and XXXX.

Elektrostal's fascinating history, vibrant culture, and promising future make it a city worth exploring. For more captivating facts about cities around the world, discover the unique characteristics that define each city . Uncover the hidden gems of Moscow Oblast through our in-depth look at Kolomna. Lastly, dive into the rich industrial heritage of Teesside, a thriving industrial center with its own story to tell.

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Away flex luggage review: our favorite bag from away is an expandable suitcase that's perfect for overpackers.

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A quick glance at our Away luggage review and our guides to the best luggage and best carry-on bags will show you that we're big fans of Away luggage. Every suitcase we've tested from the brand has proved durable, attractive, and well-designed. That said, if we had to choose our very favorite product from Away, it would hands-down be the Polycarbonate Flex ; Away's line of expandable hard-sided luggage.

My go-to suitcase is currently the Bigger Carry-On Flex, and our former travel editor Emily Hochberg previously tested and loved the Medium Flex . Both of us are habitual over-packers, and love that these suitcases feel roomy and flexible while still meeting luggage dimension requirements for most airlines.

Here's what you should know about the Flex line and how ours have held up during multiple cross-country trips, countless hotel stays, and even moving homes.

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The Bigger Carry-On Flex is Away's largest and most versatile carry-on bag. Its zipper-activated expansion panel reveals an additional 2.25" of space — great for packing more or bringing back souvenirs from your travels.

  • Check mark icon A check mark. It indicates a confirmation of your intended interaction. Zipper expansion adds significant packing space
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The Flex offers the durability of Away's original hard shell combined with a built-in exterior zipper that provides an additional 2.25" for carry-on sizes and 1.75" for checked baggage.

That's pretty cool, but it's important to note that when fully expanded, the carry-on will be too large to fit overhead bins according to almost all airline baggage guidelines. You may be able to get away with carrying it on (as I have on several flights), but there's a strong possibility you'll have to check it. 

These Flex suitcases have all of the same smart features you've come to expect from Away, like a TSA-approved combination lock, 360° spinner wheels, an interior compression system, an underside grab handle, a hidden laundry bag, an eraser for tackling any scuffs, and a removable, washable lining. 

No matter the size you choose, these features come standard with a sleek and durable exterior that looks exactly like the original polycarbonate hard shell bag from Away , just with the addition of the expandable zipper.

In fact, all the basic measurements for every Flex bag are the same as its original counterpart, aside from the expandable feature, which adds a bit of weight.

So, whether you choose the Carry-On Flex , the Bigger Carry-On Flex , the Medium Flex , or the Large Flex , you'll have the same dimensions as the original, just with the option to add more room.

What it's like to use

Despite my best efforts, I'm an anxiety packer. It can be really hard to travel carry-on only when you're someone who worries about being prepared for every possible scenario. It defies some logic, but having more space in my carry-on with the Flex has actually allowed me to pack lighter and smarter. There's some relief in knowing you have room in your suitcase for any last minute items, or for anything you might buy on your trip. The expansion panel also acts as its own form of compression. I like to pack the suitcase while fully expanded, even if I have leftover room. Once packed, I zip up the suitcase and then zip up the expansion. It eliminates any struggle of having to sit on your suitcase to get it closed and it's a much easier way of compressing your items without wrestling with the expansion panels.

As for the bigger Flex sizes, former travel editor Emily Hochberg used the Medium Flex as one of her checked suitcases when she moved cross country with her family. She used the Flex to pack most of her daughter's belongings, which included clothes, baby towels and burp cloths, toys, books, diapers, and more. It made its way through two airports and multiple hotels where it was packed and unpacked with different items. As such, it went through a lot of use and was packed to the brim on more than one occasion. 

She found the interior to be roomy and able to fit a lot, even without packing cubes. The compression panel helped secure items, but when over-packed, the side with a zipper panel struggled to close.

In her words: "Had I purchased the original Medium with no expandable option, I'm confident I would not have been able to fit everything I needed or more likely, close the bag at all. The expandable, heavy-duty zipper was what made it possible."

Both Hochberg and I found the suitcases easy to push, pull, and spin as we navigated airports and transfers, even with multiple bags and a baby stroller in tow.

The TSA-approved locks are easy to set and secure, and it's nice to not have to keep track of separate lock and key components.

I've never had an issue with my Bigger Carry-On being gate-checked by an airline for being too large, but I know it's a possibility, especially with airlines trying to crack down on "carry-on creep" — the phenomenon of carry-on bags getting bigger and bigger. I feel a little guilty knowing I'm part of the problem when I travel with the bag expanded, so I try to only carry it on when the expansion panel is closed and check it when I need to expand it for extra room. 

Hochberg's Medium Flex weighed around 40ish pounds at check-in when fully packed to the brim. She felt strongly that if she had used the Large Flex, the expansion function would have led to an overweight bag. 

Both of us have experienced significant scuffing on our bags. I intentionally tossed mine around as part of our durability testing of carry-on bags, and there are some pretty gnarly scratches from where it's hit the ground. Hochberg's navy blue shell came out with a few scuffs just from regular use. We've both used the provided Magic Eraser-style sponge to try and buff them out. While it does lighten them, it does not remove them altogether. But in all, the bags have held up extremely well.

What makes the Away Flex stand out

All of the Away Flex bags are functional, thoughtfully designed, and in this case, provide more space than a standard-size suitcase thanks to the expandable zipper. It's the only line of Away hard luggage with this feature.

Signature Away features are also included, such as a TSA-approved combination lock, 360° spinner wheels, an interior compression system, a hidden laundry bag, and a removable, washable lining.

Starting at $325 and $345 for carry-on sizes and $395 and $425 for the Medium and Large Flex sizes respectively, it's similarly priced to other mid-tier premium competitors and designed to last for life. 

All Away bags come with a 100-day trial and free shipping and returns, so long as it's not personalized, in which case it may not be returned unless there is a defect covered under the lifetime warranty. I've personally exchanged a bag under Away's lifetime warranty and found the process easy and painless. 

The expandable feature comes in handy when you have a lot to pack. However, it may also be a risk if you're flying on a major commercial airline and exceed the weight limit for checked bags. So, keep that in mind when you're throwing everything possible into your Flex. This is, of course, less of a problem with smaller bags that weigh less, but something to consider before you purchase the Large Flex.

Additionally, when fully expanded, carry-on sizes won't meet most airline overhead guidelines and may need to be checked. 

Away's polycarbonate Flex bag is the suitcase we've been waiting for since day one. Now you can enjoy all the features of their signature hardshell suitcase with the option to expand for more space. 

Just be careful with overpacking the Large, lest you pay overweight airline baggage fees, and know that both carry-ons might need to be checked when fully expanded.

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