“You only had one job” – that was the collective cry from the internet upon discovering that Cathay Pacific had spelled its own name wrong on the side of one of its aircraft. The Hong Kong based airline was left red-faced after realising that the plane in question was missing a crucial “F”, meaning the
A man who spent two decades competing against trains is now to devote a year to assessing how to improved Britain’s beleaguered railways. Keith Williams, who retired as chief executive of British Airways in 2016, is to lead what the government claims will be the most significant review of rail since privatisation. Working with a “challenge
A Ryanair plane was forced to abort a landing attempt on its final approach to Dublin Airport due to severe weather conditions caused by Storm Ali. One of the passengers of the 9.50am plane from Brussels to Dublin, Kirsten Jongberg, described it as the worst flight of her life: “There was much screaming and crying
A Delta Air Lines flight from San Francisco to Detroit had to disembark passengers after plumes of smoke were seen pouring from one of its engines prior to take-off. The flight, which was due to depart San Francisco on Sunday evening, was aborted following the discovery and frightened passengers were evacuated from the plane. The
Houses made of sugar might seem like the stuff of fairy tales, but come October cocoa enthusiasts can live out their fantasy with a stay in a cottage made entirely of chocolate. Designed and manufactured by Jean-Luc Decluzeau, the renowned artisan chocolatier who specialises in chocolate sculptures, this unique, 18-square-metre chocolate cottage will be crafted out
Fuller flights are a boon to airlines but overcrowding at gates has become an unwelcome side effect.
Ten years ago, Leeds would have made a very dour weekend away, but this old Yorkshire industrial city is becoming quite the 21st-century dynamo. Heritage red-brick mills and warehouses have been reimagined as craft-beer bars and modern British restaurants, street art is filling cracks in the urban fabric and a web of Victorian covered laneway
We’re getting to the time of year when people are travelling to Australia, or dreaming of doing so. If the latter, forget about it unless you’ve got pockets deeper than the Mariana trench. A return BA World Traveller Plus ticket to Melbourne over Christmas will set you back nearly £4,000. So why not head to
Want to visit all seven new wonders of the world? Do you have a spare three months and £15,000? This new round-the-world tour might be for you. Tour operator Contiki has created an epic 82-day round-the-world trip that takes in all the new seven wonders of the world – including the Taj Mahal, the Great Wall
Hurricane Florence hit North Carolina on Friday morning with top winds of 90 miles per hour, prompting flight cancellations in the southeastern U.S. through the weekend.
When a man is tired of London, he’s tired of life, said Samuel Johnson. But what about when he’s just tired? Thankfully the buzzing British capital is full of sexy, stylish places to stay, from boutiques in converted Victorian terraces and party pads in the middle of Soho to grande dames that occupy entire postcodes. And
Flybe has apologised after abandoning dozens of passengers in Italy when it abruptly cancelled a flight. Some of the 67 travellers are still stranded abroad. Saturday’s 1.55pm departure from Verona to Southampton was first delayed by over two hours, then cancelled altogether. How to claim compensation for flight delays Under European air passengers’ rights rules,
There’s an award for everything – even the title of America’s Best Restroom. This year, ten public loos around the U.S. will compete for the title, featuring special features like disco balls, fresh flowers, classical music and elaborately decorated walls. The annual competition draws attention to public restrooms that are super clean, visually appealing, innovative
A review of the rail industry is to be launched by the government, following a summer of discontent, delays and disruption. Critics have called the system broken following a succession of crises which have seen passengers across the country face ongoing cancellations, strikes and reduced timetables. A series of 24-hour walkouts are taking place this
The action of smash-hit Crazy Rich Asians, which opens in the UK this weekend, takes place in Singapore’s most swaggering hangouts. But Asia’s most glam city also has plenty of low-key attractions too. Here’s a crazy rich and not-so-rich guide to Singapore. Rooftop pizzazz Crazy rich? Marina Bay Sands – as seen on screen – is
Airport security lines are long and slow, in part because of all the things we have to take out of our bags before putting them through the X-ray system. But there’s a new machine that could eventually speed things up by letting you keep everything in your carry-on bag.