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    Could airlines spy on us through in-flight entertainment systems?

    Could airlines spy on us through in-flight entertainment systems?


    Could your airline be spying on you as you fly? One passenger brought up the possibility after discovering a small camera under his TV screen.Singapore Airlines passenger Vitaly Kamluk discovered the camera while travelling on...

    Could your airline be spying on you as you fly? One passenger brought up the possibility after discovering a small camera under his TV screen.Singapore Airlines passenger Vitaly Kamluk discovered the camera while travelling on one...
    'Extinct' Giant Galapagos Tortoise discovered 100 years after last sighting on Fernandina

    'Extinct' Giant Galapagos Tortoise discovered 100 years after last sighting on Fernandina


    A species of giant tortoise believed to be extinct has been discovered alive and well, more than 100 years after being eradicated from the Galapagos Islands.The environment minister to Ecuador, Marcelo Mata announced the...

    A species of giant tortoise believed to be extinct has been discovered alive and well, more than 100 years after being eradicated from the Galapagos Islands.The environment minister to Ecuador, Marcelo Mata announced the discovery...
    Experiencing the heart of Japan in Unesco protected Iwami Ginzan

    Experiencing the heart of Japan in Unesco protected Iwami Ginzan


    Alex Robertson finds his feet in the perfectly preserved historic silver-mining town of Iwami Ginzan. Mr Arime stands outside his shop in Iwami Ginzan, the Unesco World Heritage silver-mining town at the heart of Shimane...

    Alex Robertson finds his feet in the perfectly preserved historic silver-mining town of Iwami Ginzan. Mr Arime stands outside his shop in Iwami Ginzan, the Unesco World Heritage silver-mining town at the heart of Shimane Prefecture....
    UK expands no-fly zone for drones around airports

    UK expands no-fly zone for drones around airports


    The no-fly zone for drones around British airports is being extended to 5 kilometres in an attempt to avert disruptions like the December groundings of flights at Gatwick Airport, officials said Wednesday.The Department for...

    The no-fly zone for drones around British airports is being extended to 5 kilometres in an attempt to avert disruptions like the December groundings of flights at Gatwick Airport, officials said Wednesday.The Department for Transport...
    Bali: Life of the party in Seminyak

    Bali: Life of the party in Seminyak


    Before Sophie Ryan hits the clubs of Bali's Seminyak, she hits the road and lets rip. I'm in a kombi van belting out Cher's smash hit Believe while pedestrians on the streets of Seminyak stare at me and the giant bow...

    Before Sophie Ryan hits the clubs of Bali's Seminyak, she hits the road and lets rip. I'm in a kombi van belting out Cher's smash hit Believe while pedestrians on the streets of Seminyak stare at me and the giant bow covered...
    Garfield a French plastic pollution icon as 200 phones wash up on beaches in 2018

    Garfield a French plastic pollution icon as 200 phones wash up on beaches in 2018


    A stretch of coastline in France has reported an unusual item repeatedly washing up on its shores over the last 30 years - in the form of a famously lasagne-loving orange cat.According to a report from the French-language...

    A stretch of coastline in France has reported an unusual item repeatedly washing up on its shores over the last 30 years - in the form of a famously lasagne-loving orange cat.According to a report from the French-language broadcaster...
    Barbie goes bush with National Geographic career dolls for the Natural Sciences

    Barbie goes bush with National Geographic career dolls for the Natural Sciences


    Barbie the iconic, plastic-fantastic play figure has announced a surprising new partnership with National Geographic . Gone are the pastel pink accessories and plastic playhouse and in their place is a pair of walking boots,...

    Barbie the iconic, plastic-fantastic play figure has announced a surprising new partnership with National Geographic . Gone are the pastel pink accessories and plastic playhouse and in their place is a pair of walking boots, a...
    The American Bar at the London Savoy: A cocktail napkin guide to the capital's best drinks

    The American Bar at the London Savoy: A cocktail napkin guide to the capital's best drinks


    Xenia Taliotis sees all of London from one barstool. If ever there was a drink that oozes glamour, it's the cocktail. If ever there was a bar that oozes glamour, it's the Savoy's American Bar. And if ever there was a person...

    Xenia Taliotis sees all of London from one barstool. If ever there was a drink that oozes glamour, it's the cocktail. If ever there was a bar that oozes glamour, it's the Savoy's American Bar. And if ever there was a person who...
    Air France passenger strips down to underwear on plane mid-flight

    Air France passenger strips down to underwear on plane mid-flight


    A horrified young woman has described her flight from hell, after the man seated next to her began making himself a little too comfortable. Let's face it — it's hard to make flying a pleasant experience.You're cramped into a...

    A horrified young woman has described her flight from hell, after the man seated next to her began making himself a little too comfortable. Let's face it — it's hard to make flying a pleasant experience.You're cramped into a tiny...
    Flying from Auckland to Hong Kong aboard Cathay Pacific

    Flying from Auckland to Hong Kong aboard Cathay Pacific


    Glenn Hart flies aboard Cathay Pacific CX0198 from Auckland to Hong Kong. The plane: Airbus A350-900 Class: Business Price: As a guest of Huawei NZ, I have absolutely no idea — pretty confident that's the only way I'll...

    Glenn Hart flies aboard Cathay Pacific CX0198 from Auckland to Hong Kong. The plane: Airbus A350-900 Class: Business Price: As a guest of Huawei NZ, I have absolutely no idea — pretty confident that's the only way I'll ever...
    1289km/h! Virgin Atlantic passenger jet unintentionally hits speed of sound between Los Angeles and London

    1289km/h! Virgin Atlantic passenger jet unintentionally hits speed of sound between Los Angeles and London


    A Boeing 787 Dreamliner from Los Angeles to London Heathrow has unintentionally returned us to the era of 'faster than sound' flight.The Virgin Atlantic flight broke previous speed records for Dreamliners, reaching an...

    A Boeing 787 Dreamliner from Los Angeles to London Heathrow has unintentionally returned us to the era of 'faster than sound' flight.The Virgin Atlantic flight broke previous speed records for Dreamliners, reaching an impressive...
    John Bishop: I assumed ... I was wrong, confessions of the ignorant traveller

    John Bishop: I assumed ... I was wrong, confessions of the ignorant traveller


    Little things that don't fit the masterplan can be a giant pain, writes John Bishop. Experience, it is said, is a great teacher. Given these four experiences I could have coped with ignorance.My wife and I set out from...

    Little things that don't fit the masterplan can be a giant pain, writes John Bishop. Experience, it is said, is a great teacher. Given these four experiences I could have coped with ignorance.My wife and I set out from Wellington...
    Staying at the Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne

    Staying at the Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne


    Joanna Hunkin checks in to the Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne. Getting there: Hop on the Sky Bus from the airport and you'll be in the city in less than 30 minutes (for under $20). The Adina is a 10-minute walk from...

    Joanna Hunkin checks in to the Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne. Getting there: Hop on the Sky Bus from the airport and you'll be in the city in less than 30 minutes (for under $20). The Adina is a 10-minute walk from Southern...
    Pilot on test flight spells out 'I'm Bored' across Aussie in letters dozens of kilometres long

    Pilot on test flight spells out 'I'm Bored' across Aussie in letters dozens of kilometres long


    It can get boring on test flights. Hours spent quietly winging it from point A to point B with no other purpose than testing out a new engine.But then inspiration strikes. For one pilot, that inspiration was to use the Mid...

    It can get boring on test flights. Hours spent quietly winging it from point A to point B with no other purpose than testing out a new engine.But then inspiration strikes. For one pilot, that inspiration was to use the Mid North...
    Los Angeles: Reserve a seat at Quentin Tarantino's New Beverly cinema

    Los Angeles: Reserve a seat at Quentin Tarantino's New Beverly cinema


    Quentin Tarantino's New Beverly will take you back to the golden age of cinema, writes David Skipwith. Los Angeles is paradise for movie-loving holidaymakers and while the major Hollywood studios offer in-depth tours fit for...

    Quentin Tarantino's New Beverly will take you back to the golden age of cinema, writes David Skipwith. Los Angeles is paradise for movie-loving holidaymakers and while the major Hollywood studios offer in-depth tours fit for the...
    Banned at Disney Land: Trump 2020 banners and other things the park won't let you take

    Banned at Disney Land: Trump 2020 banners and other things the park won't let you take


    You can't rule over a fairytale kingdom without an iron-clad grip on the laws of the land, even if your castle keep is known as the "happiest place on earth", and you count Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck amongst your...

    You can't rule over a fairytale kingdom without an iron-clad grip on the laws of the land, even if your castle keep is known as the "happiest place on earth", and you count Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck amongst your subjects.Last...
    Tips on tackling New Zealand's West Coast from a Kiwi Coaster: Greymouth and beyond

    Tips on tackling New Zealand's West Coast from a Kiwi Coaster: Greymouth and beyond


    A few choice spots and insider tips from genuine Coaster Kim Knight. ● It's not the West Coast. Locals come from "the Coast" and local locals come from Buller, Grey, Westland, etc.● The whitebait pizza at Hokitika's Fat...

    A few choice spots and insider tips from genuine Coaster Kim Knight. ● It's not the West Coast. Locals come from "the Coast" and local locals come from Buller, Grey, Westland, etc.● The whitebait pizza at Hokitika's Fat Pipi's...
    Tim Roxborogh's travel bugs: Why I have a soft spot for Rainbow's End's treeless landscape

    Tim Roxborogh's travel bugs: Why I have a soft spot for Rainbow's End's treeless landscape


    A weekly ode to the joys of moaning about your holiday. I've always had a soft spot for Rainbow's End. It can't be easy being a theme park in a small country like New Zealand and yet for nearly 40 years, Rainbow's End has...

    A weekly ode to the joys of moaning about your holiday. I've always had a soft spot for Rainbow's End. It can't be easy being a theme park in a small country like New Zealand and yet for nearly 40 years, Rainbow's End has soldiered...
    American Airlines slammed for flight attendants' 'burlesque' dance

    American Airlines slammed for flight attendants' 'burlesque' dance


    After footage appeared online showing four women performing a "burlesque" skit in flight attendant uniforms, two unions have urged American Airlines to investigate. Shared on social media, the video shows the women dressed in...

    After footage appeared online showing four women performing a "burlesque" skit in flight attendant uniforms, two unions have urged American Airlines to investigate. Shared on social media, the video shows the women dressed in flight...
    Airline wine awards: Qantas toast of the town with best flying wine cellar in Sky Awards

    Airline wine awards: Qantas toast of the town with best flying wine cellar in Sky Awards


    The Australian national carrier Qantas has been crowned as the airline with the world's best flying wine cellars.Qantas scooped first place in six of the categories judged in the Sky Awards, including the top title of best...

    The Australian national carrier Qantas has been crowned as the airline with the world's best flying wine cellars.Qantas scooped first place in six of the categories judged in the Sky Awards, including the top title of best overall...