Google’s investigation into a Saudi app that lets men track women and prevent them from travelling found that it complies with the company’s terms and conditions, a U.S. Representative’s office told CNBC Wednesday.
You have to be an optimist if you’re in the ski industry, especially these days. But it’s hard to beat putting a planned ski area on your piste map nearly 60 years before it’s actually built. While things can move at breakneck speeds on the slopes, behind the scenes it’s a bit slower, as La
A hotel in Australia is investigating after reports emerged that Aboriginal guests were segregated to certain inferior rooms. The international chain is looking into allegations that visitors to the Ibis Styles hotel in Alice Springs were designated specific rooms on the basis of their race. Aboriginal guests were charged the same price for inferior rooms following a directive
For most of their working lives, the bosses of Europe’s biggest airlines devote themselves to the cut-throat rivalry that prevails in the most competitive aviation market in the world. Yet for one day a year, they gather together in Brussels to complain. Not to each other, but to governments and European regulators about issues that
American Airlines has taken more than a dozen of its Boeing 737 jets out of service due to problems with newly installed overhead bins, leading the airline to cancel about 40 flights, the carrier said Thursday.
Rail passengers in some parts of Britain will see improved services when the new train times take effect in May. But after the botched introduction of radical new schedules in 2018, some promised enhancements have been shelved. The biggest improvements are in the Greater Anglia region, where two trains each day, each way between London
The travel industry is aghast at the lack of certainty about the rules that will apply after 29 March 2019. The default is a no-deal Brexit, which means that passport regulations will change drastically for trips from 30 March onwards. Unfortunately, the government’s information tells only half the story – and misleading media reports have
Berlin offers one of the best-value city breaks in Europe. Many of its historic sights are free, including the Berlin Wall Memorial and Reichstag, and the city is brimming with cool spots to eat and drink on a budget. Public transport is cheap and efficient, and it’s a great place to wander or explore on
Millions of UK travellers could be barred from entering several European countries in the event of a no-deal Brexit unless they renew their passports by Friday, a consumer group has claimed. Holidaymakers and business travellers risk falling foul of rules for entering countries in the Schengen zone such as France, Spain and Italy, according to
Days before the UK is set to leave the European Union (EU), the boss of Ryanair has lambasted Theresa May’s government – and the Labour opposition. Michael O’Leary, who has led Ryanair from a small and struggling Irish regional airline to the biggest budget carrier in Europe, predicted that parliament would “fudge their way into approving
The University of Sydney has seen a surge in Chinese tourists visiting campus, who mistakenly believe it to be the site where the Harry Potter film franchise was shot. While the neo-Gothic architecture of the university buildings bears some resemblance to the fictitious Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, none of the films were filmed
In a nutshell: A stylish boutique hotel with kitschy quirks, in the heart of one of the most famous sex districts in Europe The neighbourhood There’s a reason Le Pigalle takes its name from the local area, Quartier Pigalle. We’ll tell you what’s true. You can form your own view. From 15p €0.18 $0.18 USD 0.27 a day, more
Every so often, Jack Sheldon from Jack’s Flight Club selects a flight deal from the UK for Independent readers that you can’t afford to miss. This week: return flights to Australia for £560 return. Air travel can be exhausting at the best of times, so if you’re taking the mammoth trip to Australia it’s good
Canceled flights and out-of-service jets amid a feud with its mechanics’ union is costing Southwest Airlines millions of dollars a week, the airline’s CEO Gary Kelly said Tuesday.
Southwest Airlines is launching flights to Hawaii, beginning service on 17 March, from $49 one-way. The no-frills Dallas-based airline will fly initially between Oakland and San Jose, California, and the Hawaiian islands of Honolulu and Maui. The inaugural flight from Oakland International Airport to Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu, Oahu, will depart on 17 March; the service
Malaysia’s transport minister has said that he is open to being persuaded that new technology could help find MH370, the flight which disappeared five years ago this week. Anthony Loke said: “We are more than willing to restart the search.” Two previous wide-scale sweeps of the Indian Ocean seabed have failed to find any trace of the Boeing
The U.S. government said on Wednesday it is issuing new rules barring airlines from carrying potentially hazardous lithium-ion cells and batteries as cargo on passenger aircraft, and setting new requirements for transporting them on cargo planes. The U.S. Transportation Department’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) unveiled the new rules after Congress last year