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‘World’s most useless airport’ opens

ONE of the world’s most isolated, yet fascinating, places is about to become a traveller’s paradise after its first commercial flight landed on Saturday. St. Helena, a South Atlantic island off the coast of Africa, was previously only accessible by boat — a trip which took nearly a week on the Royal Mail Ship to arrive from Cape Town. Since ...

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The places airlines won’t fly to

Due to conflict, international sanctions or strict “do not travel” warnings, most commercial airlines will not fly in and out of these places. One of the most recent destinations to be added to the list is Venezuela, where a number of airlines have suspended their services, threatening to cut off the troubled South American nation from the rest of the ...

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This is not where you’d expect to find bed bugs

A MUM has hit out at British Airways claiming she and her daughter, 7, were left bleeding after being ravaged by bed bugs during a flight to London’s Heathrow Airport. Heather Szilagyi, 38, described how she saw the critters crawling out from behind her in-flight TV frames and food tray during the journey. Although she discreetly flagged the issue to ...

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Jetstar made paying for flights easier

LAST month Jetstar gave travellers the option of booking now and paying later for domestic flights, in an Australian-first partnership with payments platform Afterpay. Now, that option has just got a whole lot better. Previously, the Afterpay option was available to Australians booking domestic flights and products online eight weeks in advance. Passengers could then pay off their airfares in ...

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Beware of illegal spas in Bali

ONE of the best things about holidaying in Bali is pampering yourself with a massage or beauty treatment at a spa. However, many spa facilities in the country’s tourist hubs are operating illegally. A huge police crackdown on rogue spas in the popular tourist spot of Kuta has seen 28 out of 30 spas operating in the city shut down, ...

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Language all pilots must speak

These are just a few examples of the special language pilots must speak, whatever their nationality. The language of flight, or Aviation English – which consists of around 300 words – is a combination of professional jargon and plain English, The Sun reports. It was created to avoid pilots and air controllers mishearing each other and avoid potentially fatal accidents ...

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Search for MH370 ‘to resume’

MALAYSIA will reportedly announce as early as this week it will resume the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370. The West Australian reports an offer by US company Ocean Infinity is believed to be favoured by the Malaysian government after a two-year search failed to find any wreckage. The plane disappeared on March 8, 2014, on the way from ...

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Woman puts hotel to the ultimate test

HOTELS will try and go above and beyond to make your stay comfortable. But Lindsey Partridge really put a hotel’s hospitality to the test. Arriving at the Super 8 motel in Georgetown, Kentucky, Ms Partridge, who was in the US for a horseshow, jokingly asked if she could check-in her horse when the check-in staff were discussing the motel’s pet ...

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Lisa Wilkinson speaks to media after quitting The TODAY Show

[unable to retrieve full-text content]TV superstar Lisa Wilkinson has emerged from her Sydney home after she sensationally quit Channel 9 after the network refused to pay her as much as Karl Stefanovic. Click here to Read from the source

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The Block’s big dummy spit: ‘This is dog s**t’

SUNDAY’S episode of The Block saw couple Ronnie and Georgia earn a perfect score of 30 from the judges for their above-garage studio. One episode later, and the sheen has worn off as the couple’s closest rivals, Josh and Elyse, went to inspect the room that beat them by just half a point. They were not impressed with what they ...

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