Archive for April, 2017


No dump here: Posh public toilet pops up in New York City

April 30th, 2017 by

In a park amid Manhattan skyscrapers, a gem has emerged: a posh public bathroom that cost over $400,000, complete with freshly delivered flowers, imported tiles, classical music and artwork.The free-of-charge, air-conditioned splendor-…

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Plane makes emergency landing in Florida after wheel fell off midair

April 30th, 2017 by

THIS is the nailbiting moment a plane in the US was forced to make an emergency landing – after the wheel flew off midair.Sparks flew from the back of the plane as it touched down on the runway at Sarasota-Bradenton International…

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Cathay Pacific’s Betsy Beer is coming to New Zealand flights

April 29th, 2017 by

Cathay Pacific’s unique craft beer – brewed to taste better at 35,000 feet – is coming to a flight near you.The Hong Kong airline announced today that it plans to introduce its craft brew to flights between Hong Kong and New Zealand,…

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Bangkok yoga class combines stretching with beer

April 29th, 2017 by

A new Saturday yoga class in Bangkok allows enthusiasts the chance to meditate while sipping beer.Around 90 students tried to balance their posture while holding a bottle of beer in one or both of their hands. They tried not let…

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This is the Koryo Burger, the only food item served on North Korea’s state airline

April 29th, 2017 by

NORTH Korea’s state-run airline serves its passengers only one item of food.The Koryo Burger is always served stone cold – straight from the fridge – on a paper doily with an unidenfitied slice of processed meat in the middle.The…

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What all the recent United Airlines headlines may mean for travellers

April 28th, 2017 by

Now that the dust has almost settled from United Airlines’ infamous passenger-expulsion incident, travellers are left with several important and largely unanswered questions about how this kerfuffle will change air travel – if it…

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Shocking moment cancer sufferer Kwame Bantu, 65, is thrown off a British Airways flight to Jamaica over ‘upgrade’

April 28th, 2017 by

This is the dramatic moment a British cancer and diabetes sufferer was thrown off a BA flight by police after trying to stretch his legs in business class. Kwame Bantu, 65, was an hour into the 14-hour flight to visit family in…

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Linda Thompson: Leaving on a jet plane

April 28th, 2017 by

You know what I hate about travel? Airports.They’ve been designed by people who know the ropes by heart, and not with the freshly departing or newly arrived and jetlagged in mind.Jet noise, rushing people and endless security…

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Jetstar rated worst airline in the world in latest global survey

April 28th, 2017 by

Jetstar is the worst airline in the world for frequently having long delays and adding “sneaky” fares to online bookings, according to the results of a new global survey.More than one in three Jetstar passengers (37.2 per cent)…

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Cook Islands: Oh Brother, where art thou?

April 27th, 2017 by

I shielded my eyes from the sun to get a better look at the ocean; rolling and blue, it was breaking across a halo of coral reef, gliding up on to white, sandy beaches. Inland was dense forest from which rose a small mountain: Te…

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