Archive for April, 2019


Flying from Singapore to Chennai with Singapore Airlines

April 30th, 2019 by

Winston Aldworth flies aboard Singapore Airlines flight SQ528 from Singapore to Chennai. The plane: An A330-300. Singapore Airlines operates 19 of these big birds. My seat: I was in 11H. I folded the seat out to get a glorious…

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Melbourne Airport chaos as Qantas terminal evacuated in false alarm

April 30th, 2019 by

Just 24 hours after extensive delays caused chaos at airports across the country, Melbourne Airport has been evacuated.According to reports, the Qantas Terminal at Melbourne Airport was evacuated after a suspected false fire alarm…

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Visit Hagrid’s Cottage: Magical Harry Potter themed stay with hobbit next door

April 30th, 2019 by

In the surrounds of the North Yorkshire moors a magical new holiday stay is welcoming its first visitors.A Harry Potter themed bed and breakfast has opened up, which fans might recognise as the house of Hogwarts’ groundskeeper Hagrid.This…

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Kiwi hits: Where to see the stars

April 30th, 2019 by

A new TV show brings together New Zealand musicians to tell the stories behind their classic Kiwi hits. We asked for their picks for the world’s best destinations for music lovers. TIKI TAANE I played at a local venue called…

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Three for the kids: Ethical animal encounters

April 29th, 2019 by

A family of animal lovers? Here’s how to go wild without endorsing animal cruelty, writes Eleanor Barker. 1 Rabbit Island, Okunoshima, Japan Some animal cafes in Japan do care about their creatures, and treat them well — but…

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Woman arrested after discovering vomit on plane seat

April 29th, 2019 by

An American woman says she was removed from a Frontier Airlines flight in handcuffs after complaining about vomit on a plane seat.Rosetta Swinney from North Carolina was horrified to discover her fourteen-year-old daughter had been…

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Thousands stranded at Australian airports after passport system fails

April 29th, 2019 by

An Australian Border Force security outage has caused lengthy delays in airports across the country.Passport control machines are reportedly down in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane international airports, with thousands of passengers…

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Idaho’s Giant Potato Airbnb to suit all tastes

April 29th, 2019 by

We can dig this incredible Idaho Airbnb that is shaped to look like a potato.The holiday let that is shaped like a giant root vegetable has been planted by the Idaho Potato commission in 2012 to celebrate the state’s most famous…

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Clarke Gayford: Peering into White Island, New Zealand’s most active volcano

April 28th, 2019 by

Want to get rid of a body? Then the Crater Lake on White Island would be ideal. Or so my Kahu helicopter pilot and guide Tom tells me with one of those Kiwi, ‘I’m not actually being serious’ grins wiped across his face. But that’s…

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Child-free escapes: Better times two

April 28th, 2019 by

The kids are back at school tomorrow so it’s high time we focused on grown-up getaways. Choose one of these destinations for a child-free escape, writes Eli Orzessek. Virgin Voyages Richard Branson’s new luxury cruise line has…

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