Archive for July, 2019


MAX confusion: How airlines are trying to erase the troubled Boeing plane

July 19th, 2019 by

Three letters are still able to freak out passengers the world over.Four months after the troubled Boeing 737MAX8 planes were grounded over safety concerns, airlines are going to extreme lengths to erase the name from their fleets.Airlines…

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Hell toupee for cocaine smuggler caught at Barcelona airport with 500g in dodgy wig

July 19th, 2019 by

A Colombian man was arrested at Barcelona airport after his dodgy-looking hairdo raised suspicion.Spanish Police released details of the arrest on Tuesday, along with pictures of the offinding hair piece. This brush with the law…

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Relive Apollo 11 lunar landing in this unique Canterbury Airbnb

July 19th, 2019 by

One giant leap for mankind, one small holiday bach for the weekend.Fifty years ago, the crew of Apollo 11 were hurtling through space towards their final goal: the Moon.To mark the 50th anniversary of this momentous occasion,…

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Cheeky airport eGates rejecting hipsters and hungover air travellers

July 19th, 2019 by

Off abroad any time soon? Not looking like that, you’re not!The eGates at arrivals have revolutionised air travel around the world. Instead of queuing for hours, Kiwi’s travelling on biometric ePassports now pass through airports…

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Revealed: Where the uber-rich stay in Queenstown

July 18th, 2019 by

Queenstown’s super-home owners are increasingly throwing open their large doors to ultra-high-net-worth holidaymakers.Jacqui Spice, whose personal concierge company Touch of Spice pioneered luxury holiday home rentals 14 years ago,…

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Auckland family devastated after flight cancelled and they were not alerted

July 18th, 2019 by

An Auckland man says he and his family are devastated after a connecting flight for a trip home was cancelled without his knowledge.Muhammad Khayam says he would have been able to rebook their flights if they had been alerted to…

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Garuda Indonesia Airline bans photos, recordings after Youtube video exposes business class ‘embarrasment’

July 18th, 2019 by

Airline Garuda Indonesia has responded to a critical video review with a ban on inflight photography, as a pair of YouTubers now face an $80000 fine.This bizarre saga all begins on a flight taken by video bloggers, Rius Vernandes…

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Tourist paralysed on ‘family’ attraction, waterpark defends safety record

July 18th, 2019 by

A UK holidaymaker may be paralysed for life after a freak accident at a waterpark in Spain.23-year-old David Briffaut was pulled unconscious from the water after riding the Splash slide at the Benidorm waterpark, Aqualandia. It…

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Chernobyl: Tourists kick up radioactive dust at Ukraine’s difficult attraction

July 17th, 2019 by

As pop culture fuels another uptick in nuclear tourism, Ukrainians are far less concerning about disturbing the area’s troubled Soviet past than they are about disturbing its deadly radioactive dust The tourists first started flocking…

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San Francisco airport’s Harvey Milk Terminal, almost, an LGBTQ first

July 17th, 2019 by

Next week San Francisco will be welcoming passengers to the newly renovated, renamed Harvey Milk Terminal.From July 23, the new terminal will be welcoming travellers from around the world to the City by the Bay.Named after the…

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