Travel

Wed 13 Jun 2018

Man with blow-up doll grounds flight

Man with blow-up doll grounds flight

A PASSENGER has been banned from flying with an airline for life thanks to his drunken antics with a blow-up doll on a flight to a party island.

Tue 12 Jun 2018

Virgin Australia boss to step down

Virgin Australia boss to step down

JOHN Borghetti, who has spent a decade as Virgin Australia, has announced he would not renew his contract as CEO.

The crazy amount of time we spend commuting

The crazy amount of time we spend commuting

THOUSANDS of Australians spend up to five hours a day commuting. And it’s costing them more than a train fare.

Mon 11 Jun 2018

Radio star’s horror in-flight encounter with listener

Radio star’s horror in-flight encounter with listener

AFTER MICHAEL ‘Wippa’ Wipfli’s fear of flying ended in an embarrassing incident, he knew he had to take action.

Security search of elderly woman sparks outrage

Security search of elderly woman sparks outrage

A 96-YEAR-OLD woman claims she never wants to fly again after she was subjected to a ‘prolonged’ security pat-down at a US airport, in a confronting video that has...

Sun 10 Jun 2018

Tropical treat at fraction of the cost

Tropical treat at fraction of the cost

Choose this lesser-known Whitsundays destination and score a spot on a private, palm-fringed beach.

Lava of islands - Hawaii a destination to dream about

Lava of islands - Hawaii a destination to dream about

Hawaii has its peaceful side, even as a volcano shoots out rocks.

We quit work to live on the road

We quit work to live on the road

FOR MOST of us, the thought of travelling abroad and ditching the nine-to-five grind usually stays as a dream — unless you try living like this couple.

Australia’s most unreliable airports

Australia’s most unreliable airports

SOMETIMES flight delays are unavoidable, but there are some Aussie airports in particular that you should avoid if you want to depart on time.

Sat 9 Jun 2018

Plane ‘three seconds from crash’

Plane ‘three seconds from crash’

THIS is the jaw-dropping moment a packed passenger plane came just metres from the water during a landing attempt that shocked onlookers.

Sneaky luggage trick you need to know

Sneaky luggage trick you need to know

IT’S one of passengers’ top peeves when it comes to flying, but it turns out there’s a sneaky way to get around it that few people try.

Fri 8 Jun 2018

Boy badly hurt passing through baggage claim

Boy badly hurt passing through baggage claim

A TWO-year-old boy is in a serious condition after he climbed onto a conveyer belt and ended up inside an airport’s baggage handling system.

Thu 7 Jun 2018

'I HAVE A BOMB': 15 minutes of pure terror on MH128

'I HAVE A BOMB': 15 minutes of pure terror on MH128

FOR 15 long minutes, 221 passengers and crew aboard Malaysia Airlines flight 128 thought they were going to die.

Passenger’s absurd airline complaint mocked

Passenger’s absurd airline complaint mocked

WHEN Stefan Lim took to an airline’s Facebook page to complain about his “utterly disappointing” premium economy experience, he didn’t expect this response.

Windowless planes are coming

Windowless planes are coming

PEERING out a plane window will become a thing of the past amid revolutionary plans to change air travel forever, resulting in cheaper, faster, more comfortable and...

Wed 6 Jun 2018

Airfares are about to get more expensive

Airfares are about to get more expensive

AIRLINE bosses are worried about escalating fuel costs and yep, they say it might have to come to this.

Plane left ruined after horror flight

Plane left ruined after horror flight

PASSENGERS on an American Airlines flight feared for their lives as a terrifying hailstorm battered the nose of the plane and shattered the windscreen.

Tue 5 Jun 2018

Worst attempts to join the Mile High Club revealed

Worst attempts to join the Mile High Club revealed

MANY have fantasised about it, but getting frisky on a plane is not as sexy as it seems. Passengers and cabin crew have revealed their most awkward Mile High Club...

Man flies for 17 hours without using toilet

Man flies for 17 hours without using toilet

QANTAS has been left baffled by the odd behaviour of a business class passenger on its marathon Perth-London route.

Mon 4 Jun 2018

WORK/LIFE BALANCE: How to travel without quitting your job

WORK/LIFE BALANCE: How to travel without quitting your job

WORK/LIFE balance is at the top of many wish lists. But this guy increased his annual holidays from four weeks to 52 weeks - without quitting his job.

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