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Why flight attendants hate Diet Coke

The top things that annoy your flight attendants. Flight attendants hate it when you order Diet Coke on a flight. CABIN crew have to deal with many annoying passengers, including those who try to open the emergency door, the ones who demand an upgrade and those who overindulge on the …

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Could airlines pay us to fly?

The biggest travel bargains this summer are abroad, but if you’re planning on taking advantage of the strong dollar and discounted air fares, there are some things you need to know. WSJ’s Tanya Rivero and Scott McCartney break down the most important travel changes of which you should be aware. …

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Can the exit door open mid-flight?

An incredible 1 in 4 people suffer from a fear of flying and with Australia being so far from everywhere else it’s time to get it fixed. We’ll take you through the latest techniques and tips to get you seeing the world in no time. What would happen if someone …

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Sneaky ways airlines take our money

An incredible 1 in 4 people suffer from a fear of flying and with Australia being so far from everywhere else it’s time to get it fixed. We’ll take you through the latest techniques and tips to get you seeing the world in no time. Generic photo showing a plane …

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Elderly woman’s accidental crime

TSA spokesman Mark Howell with the sword and other confiscated items. Picture: Facebook MOST grandmothers are harmless souls. Many like knitting, a few bake teacakes, and others potter around the garden or babysit their grandkids. They’d be the last people you’d expect to attempt to smuggle a potentially deadly weapon …

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What happened to ‘world’s best job’ guy?

Ben Southall, pictured in Pakistan, has found an even better job than his stint as caretaker of Hamilton Island. Picture: Caters News Agency THE man who won “the world’s best job” as a caretaker on a tropical island nearly a decade ago has revealed that he’s swapped his dream job …

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Overseas trips that can fit into 5 days

Hawaii is a popular place for a short break. Picture: iStock DO YOU have five days annual leave up your sleeve? Chances are you do. A recent study conducted by Expedia showed that Aussies on average took only 15 days annual leave in 2016, despite receiving 20 from their employers. …

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I was wrong about frequent flyer points

Light-hearted look at the new partnership between Qantas and Airbnb that will allow frequent flyers to earn points on every dollar spent on an Airbnb short-term rental. I was a sceptic of credit cards and frequent flyer programs, but not anymore. Picture: Martin Meissner/AP I’VE just booked a flight to …

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Cheap ways to stay in a five-star hotel

Enjoy the perks of a five-star hotel without blowing your budget. Picture: iStock IS YOUR love of the finer things in life larger than your holiday budget? Here are eight ways to enjoy the sweetest suites, champagne breakfasts, fluffy bathrobes and luxurious extra perks for a bargain price. • THE …

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The horror lurking in hotel beds

A holiday-maker said she was left in excruciating pain after becoming ravaged by bedbugs in her Lisbon hotel room bed. Picture: Mirrorpix/australscope A WOMAN’S romantic getaway with her partner has turned into a nightmare after flesh-eating critters left her in excruciating pain. Scottish holiday-maker Nicola Stone, 20, and her partner …

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