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Crew too busy ‘partying’ to land plane

An easyJet passenger claims her flight from Tenerife to London’s Gatwick Airport aborted landing because the cabin crew were too busy mucking around. Picture: AFP/Fabrice Coffrini A SHOCKED passenger with British airline easyJet claims her flight home was forced to abort landing because the cabin crew were too busy “having …

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10 ‘poor’ countries you should visit

You’d better Belize it! The Central American nation is one of the world’s top destinations for 2017. INTRIGUED by Belize? Curious about Costa Rica? Dreaming about Vanuatu? Now here’s a really good reason to visit in 2017 – they’re all on a new hot list of destinations where you can …

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$159 flights: This’ll be bigger than Bali

Take an adventure through some of Vietnam’s hottest travel locations, from Ho Chi Minh City, to Ha Long Bay and Hoi An. A beautiful coastline and islands are among Vietnam’s key attractions. JETSTAR has declared Vietnam the new Bali or Thailand for budget Aussie travellers as it launches direct flights …

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Infamous nude cruise to sail again

Original Group’s ‘clothing optional’ couples-only cruise has been announced for 2018. Picture: Original Group ONE of the world’s most infamous nude cruises has revealed plans to set sail on its second racy voyage. Original Group, whose made headlines around the world when it announced its first adults-only, couples-only, “clothing optional” …

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Brit jailed for mid-flight meltdown

We take you inside the Australian Federal Police airport bunker, where badly behaved passengers often end their flights. A young British man has been sentenced to seven months jail following a booze-fuelled incident on a Jet2 flight. Picture: Flickr. A BOOZED-up British tourist who tried to get a drink on …

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Proof pilots have the best view

A man has captured this amazing phenomenon while on a plane. Anders Hanssen, 38, from Senja, Norway, was on a flight from Osla to Tromso when he spotted the Aurora, which lasted the whole one hour flight. Credit: Caters News Amateur photographer Anders Hannsen got this view for an economy …

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Funny, or the world’s stupidest passenger?

Would you wear this to an airport? Picture: Matthew Acton Source: The Sun A TOURIST who is probably the world’s dimmest traveller risked instant arrest at an airport’s passport check — carrying a bag proclaiming it is full weapons and drugs. Even though the slogan on the A$16 backpack — …

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Are we running out of places to go?

Kazakhstan is off the beaten track, but it’s a rapidly emerging destination. Picture: Patrick Baz/AFP THERE are seven “Stans” in the world: Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Pakistan and Afghanistan. In some ways, Central Asia is the end of the Earth, awkwardly wedged between China, Russia and the Middle East. …

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This is what $10k per night looks like

The Penthouse by Eichardt’s in Queenstown New Zealand. Picture: Supplied THIS new ultra-luxury pad for the well-heeled holiday-maker will separate the high net worth individual from the ridiculously high net worth individual. Your very own private chef, a dedicated Land Rover with a personal driver and around-the-clock butler and concierge …

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Low-down on your data roaming options

There are now plenty of options available when it comes to using your mobile phone overseas. Picture: iStock THERE was a time when using your mobile phone overseas was a sure-fire way to rack up a bill as big as your airfare. Recent advances and improvements in network sharing has …

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