Archive for November, 2018


New Embraer E190-E2 cuts out the middle seats with quirky new look

November 30th, 2018 by

This aircraft has the whole world talking — and that’s not just because of its unusual look.The Embraer E190-E2, which is emerging as a rival to Airbus’ A220 plane, comes equipped with a load of smart features that puts it ahead…

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Sprucing up NYC: Rockefeller Center lights Christmas tree

November 30th, 2018 by

A massive Norway spruce has been lit up in a tradition that ushers in Christmastime in New York City.Mayor Bill de Blasio flipped the switch Wednesday night to light the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree following a televised extravaganza…

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Research finds hotel reviews, satisfaction guarantees mean nothing to customers

November 30th, 2018 by

Browsing through endless online hotel reviews has become a bog-standard part of travel planning for most of us – but a new study has found they actually mean nothing to future customers.Holidaymakers tend to place most weight on…

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Cut-price Roccascalegna Castle in Italy could be yours for $150

November 30th, 2018 by

It could be the setting for a fairytale wedding or an epic party, this fantasy castle in Italy comes at an equally fantastic price. The Castle Roccascalegna in a tiny Italian town in Abruzzo is for lease to party planners with delusions…

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World’s oldest whiskey distillery discovered in Fife Scotland

November 29th, 2018 by

The world’s oldest whiskey still has been unearthed during an archaeological dig in Scotland.The Lindores Abbey in Fife, where this discovery was made, is already full of history as the site where William Wallace took shelter after…

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Amelia Romanos: Divide and conquer

November 29th, 2018 by

Amelia Romanos has her doubts about “preferred seat” booking. As a parent who was recently assigned a seat 30 rows away from their toddler, claims that airlines are trying to drive up profits ring true.Britain’s Civil Aviation…

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Days of fumbling for your liquids, gels and laptop at the airport could be numbered

November 29th, 2018 by

Great news if you’re a passenger who still struggles getting liquids and gels ready for separate screening at the airport — we may not have to worry about it in the future.New security technology being trialled at Melbourne Airport…

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Weekender: Brewskies at the Basin

November 29th, 2018 by

Our top picks for your next weekend getaway. One of the jewels in Wellington’s crown, its magnificent Basin Reserve, plays host to the second Beers at the Basin event this weekend — it’d be nice to enjoyafew interesting beers at…

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Flying from Auckland to Los Angeles aboard Air New Zealand

November 28th, 2018 by

Shandelle Battersby flies aboard NZ2 from Auckland to Los Angeles. The plane: A 777-300, with a seat configuration of 3-4-3. Class: Economy. Price: From $939 one way. Flight time: 12 hours and 10 minutes. My seat: …

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Four cool museum exhibitions around the world

November 28th, 2018 by

1 STAR WARS IDENTITIES Powerhouse Museum, Sydney. Until June 10Journey to a galaxy far, far away and discover the world of Star Wars at Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum . The Australian premier of Star Wars Identities , which has…

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