The results of the 2017 World Airline Awards, by Skytrax, were announced on June 20. Despite controversy, Qatar Airways surpassed strong competitors like Singapore Airlines, Emirates, and Etihad to earn the No.1 spot.
Ritz-Carlton is building three custom yachts, with the first ready to sail in 2019. The hotel giant wants to bring the luxury hotel experience to cruising.
Tokyo's biggest fish and seafood wholesale market will be relocated according to plan, but the governor has a new plan for the original site: a food theme park
Take a break before taking your vows.
A newborn baby has been awarded free flights for life after it was born prematurely mid-flight. The baby boy was born yesterday on a Jet Airways flight travelling from Dammam in Saudi Arabia to Kochi. The flight was diverted to Mumbai after his mother went into premature labour. Thanks to the quick actions of cabin crew and a trained paramedic onboard, the baby was born healthy before the Boeing 737 landed.
The iconic spotlight will honor the late actor's role as the "Bright Knight."
The conditions in the former burial ground are pitch black and damp.
Thousands of passengers flying from Britain’s busiest airport have taken off without their checked baggage because of a baggage systems failure. The problem affected the first wave of departures from Terminals 3 and 5. Many flights took off with no bags on board, with passengers told to pack essential items in their hand luggage.
This solar-powered egg offers a sauna experience unlike any you've ever seen.
Eating and drinking at the Eternal City's historic fountains is now forbidden.
It's the sweetest (and smallest) full moon of the year.
The Spanish city has banned manspreading on its trains and buses.
The US president is going into business with Chawla Hotels to offer three-star American-themed hostelries. But is his name too toxic to put on them?
The changes, if approved, would take years to implement.
The new museum celebrates the beloved children's author.
US visa applicants will have to complete a new questionnaire that requires giving social media handles from the last five years and biographical information from the last 15 years. The Trump administration approved the harsher vetting process on 23 May, which allows consular officials to ask for applicants’ social media handles, email addresses and phone numbers from the past five years, addresses, employment and travel history going back 15 years, and all previous passport numbers.
This is not a drill.
Tourists in Florence were hit with a wet warning by the city’s mayor yesterday as part of a crackdown to restore ‘decorum’ at historic sites. Visitors to Florence’s Santa Croce basilica were ordered to stop snacking on the steps before a squad of street cleaners hosed them down. The move has been introduced to prevent people picnicking at the Renaissance jewel, as growing numbers of tourists have led to trails of rubbish lining the streets.
The new tech could streamline boarding.
British Airways has cancelled all flights from Gatwick and Heathrow as computer problems cause disruption worldwide. Passengers have been told not to travel to the London airports because of "extreme congestion" at the terminals, with all BA planes grounded before 6pm on Saturday. A spokeswoman for the airline said: "We have experienced a major IT system failure that is causing very severe disruption to our flight operations worldwide. More follows…
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