“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 huge letters actually read: “Cathay Paciic”. The mistake was brought to the airline’s attention by travellers passing through Hong Kong International Airport, who were quick to spot the spelling fail.
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. A 50-year-old woman died after the caravan she was in was blown off a cliff in County Galway, in the west of Ireland.
The transport secretary and his department have been criticised by the Transport Select Committee for its “apparent unwillingness” to engage on rail investment. The cross-party MPs accused Chris Grayling and the Department for Transport of failing to appreciate the role of the committee and to engage with it. The committee has published the government’s response to its latest report on infrastructure investment.
What set off social media users, however, is the unusual lighting – the blanket covering her legs is strewn with fairy lights, presumably brought on the flight specifically for the purpose of setting up the photo. The original post was published by Hong Kong-based influencer Harimao Lee, who currently has 126,000 Instagram followers. It was likely paid-for content for airline Cathay Pacific and appears on the Instagram channel #cathaycreators.
The Czech Republic’s second largest city offers a welcome respite from the constant crowds of Prague. Brno’s history of nurturing young talent dates back to 1769, when an 11-year-old Mozart conducted at the Reduta, Central Europe’s oldest theatre. Often referred to as the Moravian Manchester – referencing its industrial heritage and plethora of textile mills in the late 19th Century – Brno’s moniker is doubly appropriate as, akin to its northern UK counterpart, Brno has its own definitive personality, holding its own alongside the Czech capital.
Las Vegas and Southern California will be connected in just two hours by high-speed trains: that is the plan of Brightline, the company which has built a new rail link in Florida. The Miami-based firm has bought another enterprise, XpressWest, which has existing rights to build a high-speed rail corridor between Southern California and Las Vegas. Brightline believes services will begin on its second privately funded line in 2022.