Archive for February, 2020


Air NZ Skynest: The answer to sleeping on planes?

February 29th, 2020 by

COMMENT: If you’re anything like me, sleeping on a long-haul flight is a rare, near-mythical experience that is right up there with the concept of prancing with unicorns through a meadow of candyfloss. After the first head lull…

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Virgin Galactic space tickets: interest soars to new heights

February 29th, 2020 by

Virgin Galactic has received nearly 8,000 online reservations of interest since its first successful test flight into space 14 months ago, the company said Tuesday as it nears commercial operation and prepares to reopen ticket sales.Virgin…

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Qantas new 100 Years safety video is an epic, with every decade its due

February 29th, 2020 by

As Qantas celebrates 100 years and many aviation firsts, the Australian carrier has pulled out the stops for their latest safety video. “100 Years of Style and Safety” is a huge production that strolls through10 decades of air travel….

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US river cruising thriving among boomers

February 29th, 2020 by

Diana and David Carlson have travelled around the world over the years: Egypt, South Africa, China, Prague, Berlin and more.”My husband’s getting to the point where he says, ‘I just don’t like those long plane trips,'” says Diana…

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Coronavirus: NZ universities could face combined $300m loss

February 28th, 2020 by

Universities across the country could lose up to $300 million a year if the Government doesn’t move to lift a travel ban in place over coronavirus.The worst case scenario prediction comes from Victoria University’s vice chancellor…

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Heathrow airport expansion blocked over climate concerns

February 28th, 2020 by

Heathrow Airport’s plans to increase capacity of Europe’s biggest travel hub by over 50% were stalled Thursday when a British court said the government failed to consider its commitment to combat climate change when it approved the…

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Dog left on Sydney tarmac raises animal welfare concerns

February 28th, 2020 by

A passenger on board a Virgin Australia flight from Sydney to Adelaide has slammed the airline after she witnessed baggage handlers leave a dog on the tarmac at Sydney airport.Elise Willemsen, who posted the photo to the airline’s…

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Battery charger explodes on US flight, forcing emergency landing

February 28th, 2020 by

A United Airbus 320 flight headed to the Bahamas from Newark Liberty International Airport was forced to make an emergency landing at Daytona Beach International Airport, in Florida, after a passenger’s backup power source for a device…

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Oaxaca is Mexico’s safest bet for authentic food

February 27th, 2020 by

Why here and why now? Oaxaca is one of the traditional cradles of Mexican cuisine. This safe and easy-to-navigate city is the perfect place to explore the origin of authentic flavours.Underpinning Oaxacan cuisine are the region’s…

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Passenger shaming: traveller filmed clipping nails before take-off

February 27th, 2020 by

A passenger has been left disgusted after witnessing a man clipping his fingernails next to him while on a flight. The Sun has shared a video originally posted by Instagram user David Kim in his Stories. In the post, he took…

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