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From today, school children can ride Berlin’s public transport network for free. A new ticket gives all eligible school kids in Berlin and wider Brandenburg state aged six and over free rides on the capital’s U-bahn and S-bahn network, as well as on the tram and bus system. Eligible children must register online for a Schülerticket to
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Airbus has developed a small-scale aircraft with flapping wing-tips that mimic the movement of an albatross. AlbatrossOne, a carbon-fibre concept plane developed by the planemaker’s engineers, has revolutionary “semi-elastic” hinged wing-tips that move, which can help to reduce drag and weight. The free flapping wing-tips can also help to combat the effects of turbulence and
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Drivers’ satisfaction with motorway services is dwindling, according to the latest annual survey of the roadside rest areas. Fewer than three out of five users regard food and drink as good value for money: the proportion fell from 64 to 59 per cent. Overall satisfaction among professional drivers – those who drive for a living
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[embedded content] Federal Aviation Administration officials are set to testify in front of a Senate panel about how the agency approved the Boeing 737 Max, the plane that has been grounded worldwide since mid-March after two fatal crashes. The agency has been under increased scrutiny from lawmakers after the two deadly crashes — one in
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A Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent’s patch is seen as she helps travelers place their bags through the 3-D scanner at the Miami International Airport. Joe Raedle | Getty Images The Transportation Security Administration on Tuesday said it suspended two officers with pay after an “offensive display” that local media described as a noose was
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Alcohol packages sold onboard cruise liners have been criticised following last weekend’s mass brawl onboard a P&O ship. Many of the world’s biggest cruise lines offer generous drinks packages that allow customers to drink alcoholic beverages during a set period. Carnival Cruise Line, which owns brands including P&O, Cunard and Holland America Line, allows customers to drink 15
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Michael O’Leary, CEO of RyanAir. Anjali Sundaram | CNBC Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary warned on Monday that the prolonged grounding of the Boeing 737 Max could lead to job cuts and other challenges for the low-cost airline. Boeing has paused deliveries of the jets, meaning airlines like European budget carrier Ryanair, cannot grow their operations
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I’ve crunched across plenty of bars in my day, but none quite as crunchy – or classy, for that matter – as the Raffles’ recently reopened Long Bar, where peanut carcasses cover the tiled floor. You’d be forgiven for thinking the cleaners are on strike, until you notice the visitors, throwing shells onto the floor
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Ryanair profits fell by over one-fifth in the first quarter of the airline’s financial year, from April to June 2019. The carrier says it has “almost zero” visibility on how the main summer season from July to September will turn out.  Europe’s biggest budget airline said: “Brexit concerns weigh negatively on consumer confidence and spending.” Profits were down
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Changi Scent Source; Singapore Changi Airport Singapore’s Changi Airport dazzles passengers with spiral tube slides, a butterfly garden, free movie theaters and the new $1.25 billion Jewel shopping and entertainment attraction built around the world’s tallest indoor waterfall. The award-winning airport also has a special amenity that can’t be seen: a bespoke fragrance that’s diffused
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Thousands of rail commuters on Thameslink face another day of disruption after Network Rail failed to complete repairs on overhead power lines outside London St Pancras. Problems started Thursday, when record high temperatures caused the wires to sag – making them susceptible to damage from train pantographs. Wires were brought down in several locations on
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“These are wines you just can’t find in France,” says Montenegrin grandfather Marko Djurisic. The 85-year-old is introducing his vineyard’s oaked red wine, Barrique, served with a hefty side of local cold cuts and cheeses (which are totally necessary when sampling 14 per cent volume wines at 10am).  Montenegro might not be the first place that comes
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