Category: Travel

Scary code on your boarding pass

Scary code on your boarding pass

The dreaded markings. WHILE planning a recent trip, a business class sale fare on Aero Mexico to Buenos Aires, Argentina, caught my eye. It was ever so tempting. So I snapped it up, and even …
What will the black boxes reveal?

What will the black boxes reveal?

Head of the Centre of Emergency Psychological Aid of the Ministry of Emergency Situations (EMERCOM) Yuliia Shoigu spoke to the press inside St. Petersburg’s Crowne Plaza Hotel, Sunday. She outlined the details of the support …
Something crazy is happening here

Something crazy is happening here

A mallow field in the Atacama region. A CHILEAN desert is ablaze in purple, bright pink and white, courtesy of wildflowers that bloomed following deadly floods in the South American country. The floods in March …
Sydney to London in four hours… on this

Sydney to London in four hours… on this

The SKYLON, the first vehicle designed to be powered by SABRE (Synergistic Air-Breathing Rocket Engine) technology. Picture: Reaction Engines THE 24-HOUR slog from Sydney to London might soon(ish) be a thing of the past, thanks …
Flights cancelled to and from Bali

Flights cancelled to and from Bali

Grounded … Jetstar and Virgin have cancelled flights to and from Bali. Picture: Supplied. VOLCANIC ash is again wreaking havoc on Bali holidaymakers, with flights in and out of Denpasar cancelled. Virgin and Jetstar have …
What pilots see when landing in fog

What pilots see when landing in fog

Runway approach … The lights of the runway are a vague glow as the Easyjet flight comes in to land. Picture: Andrew Stone/Twitter A PILOT in the UK has recorded footage of landing in thick …
Travel to New Zealand takes a backseat

Travel to New Zealand takes a backseat

Tourism Australia’s new campaign will put the spotlight on one of Australia?s key competitive advantages ? our aquatic and coastal offerings Queenstown faces being beaten by Bali in the race for Aussie tourists. BALI will …
Before and after: What $45 million did

Before and after: What $45 million did

Meet the new Lizard Island resort. IT WAS totally devastated by a cyclone last year, but that’s not where the bad luck ended for this incredible Aussie island. Lizard Island resort in far north Queensland …