LifeStyle: Travel

Getting on a plane? Here's how they're inspected to keep you safe

Sunday  02:31,   27 may 2018
popsci

This is what the FAA demands when it comes to ensuring the safety of commercial aircrafts. Southwest planes The April 14 incident aboard Southwest flight 1380 was the first death aboard a U.S.-based airliner in nearly a decade. The April 14 [...]

Major changes coming to Australian passports - and it's bad news if you wear glasses

Sunday  02:11,   27 may 2018
dailymail.co.uk

New guidelines from the Australian government hopes to strengthen the passport. From July 1, travellers will have to follow strict guidelines for their image to be accepted.New guidelines from the Australian government intend to 'further strengthen[...]

5 ways to make sure your kids are ready to travel independently

Sunday  02:10,   27 may 2018
wanderlust.co.uk

You’ve nurtured their love of travel, but are your kids ready to explore the world on their own? Peter Moore reveals how to give them the skills to write their own adventuresAs a traveller – and as a parent – it seems natural to take care of all the [...]

The Aussie island that celebrates Thanksgiving

Sunday  02:10,   27 may 2018
mydiscoveries.com.au

Think that the US is the only place that celebrate Thanksgiving? You're wrong. One Aussie island goes all out in November.In 2013, Norfolk Island resident Tom Lloyd told New York Public Radio: “You haven’t got Thanksgiving day to yourselves in[...]

New Boeing 777 will have folding wings

Saturday  02:08,   26 may 2018
cnbc

Boeing's new 777X aircraft will have an expanded 235-foot wingspan and the ability to fold it up.Folding wings have been employed for some military planes on aircraft carriers, but this will be the first instance on a commercial[...]

Why People Like To Stay In Places Where Celebrities Have Died

Friday  06:31,   25 may 2018
huffingtonpost

What is the allure of staying in the homes of famous people who've died?Versace’s murder ― and the mystery surrounding the killer’s motive ― is the subject of the next instalment in FX’s anthology series, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace:[...]

Report: United Airlines reaches settlement for dog that died in overhead bin

Friday  05:59,   25 may 2018
usatoday

United has settled with a family whose dog died after being placed in overhead bin on one of the carrier’s flight, the airline confirmed Thursday.The death of the 10-month old dog occurred after a passenger brought the pet on board a March flight in [...]

Report: United Airlines reaches settlement for dog that died in overhead bin

Friday  05:59,   25 may 2018
usatoday

United has settled with a family whose dog died after being placed in overhead bin on one of the carrier’s flight, the airline confirmed Thursday.The death of the 10-month old dog occurred after a passenger brought the pet on board a March flight in [...]

Qantas says has been given more time to clarify description of Chinese territories

Friday  05:57,   25 may 2018
reuters

Australian airline Qantas Airways (QAN.AX) said on Thursday that it has been given more time to clarify how it refers to Chinese territories on its website, as a deadline set by Chinese authorities approaches. China's aviation regulator last month[...]

What to see and do at Vivid Sydney

Friday  02:56,   25 may 2018
smh.com.au

With 23 nights of lights, music, and action, here's a guide for surviving the crowds to enjoy all the Vivid highlights.Sydney will light up the Sydney Opera House sails on Friday night for the start of the 10th annual Vivid[...]

All Black Female Flight Crew Makes History on Alaska Airlines

Friday  01:31,   25 may 2018
travelandleisure

<p>Two pilots made history on Alaska Airlines Last week. Captain Tara Wright and First Officer Mallory Cave piloted a flight together from San Francisco to Portland on Alaska Airlines on May 13.&nbsp;</p>“You're sharing a pretty[...]

Mum and autistic daughter left in tears after Jetstar staff mistakenly claimed they had to pay for assistance dog to fly

Friday  01:31,   25 may 2018
9news.com.au

A woman travelling with her autistic daughter and her assistance dog have been left distressed and angry after a Jetstar employee at the gate refused to allow them on plane, going against the airline’s disability policy. Doris Dehm was travelling[...]

Chinese travelers seeking more solo trips and adventure travel: report

Thursday  08:30,   24 may 2018
afprelaxnews

Chinese tourists and travelers are now opting to travel independently.While the "flag-waving Chinese tour leader" isn't going anywhere, authors of a recent report from J. Walter Thompson Intelligence found that the profile of Chinese holidaymakers[...]

Holiday budget blowout: The hidden expense costing Australian travellers hundreds of dollars

Thursday  08:30,   24 may 2018
dailymail.co.uk

Visas can cost up to $300 and are required by dozens of countries, including some of the most popular holiday spots for Australians.Visas can cost up to $300 and are required by dozens of countries, including some of the most popular holiday spots[...]

Marauding monkeys injure tourists at India's Taj Mahal

Thursday  08:01,   24 may 2018
afprelaxnews

Tourists were urged by Indian officials to avoid marauding monkeys at the Taj Mahal.The tourists were left with bloody scratches and bite marks after being chased and set upon by the monkeys as they took photos at India's most famous[...]