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Sydney: "Exhibition satisfaction you can get" with Star Wars and the Stones

December 12th, 2018 by

Tim Roxborogh gathers no moss, seeing four inspiring exhibitions in two days. “What does Ronnie Wood even do?” I was so aghast when a mate of mine — an alleged fellow Rolling Stones fan — asked me this that I wanted to throw a bucket…

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Malala Yousafzai becomes cruise godmother and other surprising celebrity cruise picks

December 12th, 2018 by

Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel Peace Laureate, activist and Taliban survivor is an inspirational figure – but last Tuesday, the 21-year old University of Oxford student took on another role.Breaking a custom made, eighteen-litre…

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Delta says no more support kittens, puppies on long flights

December 12th, 2018 by

Delta Air Lines is barring emotional-support and service animals that are less than four months old, while banning all support animals from flights longer than eight hours.The changes will take effect for tickets issued on or after…

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Bite the bullet: Surprise ingredient in British Airways flight leaves passenger something to chew over

December 12th, 2018 by

A business class fare with BA means superior service and superior ingredients.However, this exotic inclusion nearly caused one passenger to choke on his inflight meal.When Dr Brown was handed the supper menu on his British Airways…

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Airlines break law with rip off ‘no-show’ clauses, says watch dog

December 11th, 2018 by

Imagine having overcome the hurdle of a missed flight only to find at the end of your holiday the airline has cancelled your flight home. This disaster scenario is not uncommon.Airlines are routinely cancelling passengers’ return…

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Weekender: Street Art Insights

December 11th, 2018 by

Our top picks for your next weekend getaway. Bay of Plenty street art fans should not miss the free talk by one of New Zealand’s most talented experts of the genre at the Tauranga Art Gallery this weekend. Askew One (Elliot…

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Flying Perth to Melbourne with Qantas

December 11th, 2018 by

The plane: B787-9: The legendary Dreamliner. Class: Economy. Price: The trip was just one leg of my four-flight Auckland-to-Perth trip. You can get on to Economy Class return tickets for Auckland to Perth starting from $1253….

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Flying Auckland to Los Angeles on Air New Zealand NZ6

December 11th, 2018 by

The plane: Boeing 777-300. Check in: There are now additional security checks in place at Auckland International Airport at the request of the US Government, so allow extra time to get to the gate. We were asked lots of questions…

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Friedberg, thank you very much: German town honours Elvis in traffic lights

December 10th, 2018 by

Keep your blue suede shoes behind the curb: the central German town where Elvis Presley was stationed as a U.S. soldier in the 1950s has installed three pedestrian lights with images of the American rock icon.The red shows an image…

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Rogue bat and sunglasses-eating monkey: Some of 2018’s unusual travel insurance claims

December 10th, 2018 by

An encounter with a bat and a monkey eating sunglasses are among some of the stranger travel insurance claims received in the past year.Southern Cross Travel Insurance has released a list of unusual claims, with cases involving…

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