Flight 1 from Heathrow to Kuala Lumpur is Malaysia Airlines’ flagship service. In place of the mighty double-decked, four-engined Airbus A380, the aircraft that taxied to the terminal at the end of a 6,600-mile journey was a single-deck twin-jet that had been delivered fresh from the factory in Toulouse only three weeks ago. The Airbus A350 may be smaller, but according to Malaysia Airlines’ publicity, it offers passengers “a more spacious interior” on the long haul from London.
Sounds simple enough, but just as a good city break entails a bit of planning ahead, when hitting the road there are a few things you should take into account before you go. While it may seem a bit overboard to prepare all your food prior to your trip, it's a good idea to think about how often you want to eat in restaurants and what you can bring with you for the day ahead.
Italy's Amalfi Coast is hugely popular, and with good reason. Picturesque towns cascading down mountainsides, remote villages, glorious food and wine and a stunning coast make this the coast one of Italy's most romantic and popular driving routes. The Amalfi coast is south of the city, and visitors can detour to Pompeii on the way to or from Naples, though couple's might want to skip a visit to the doomed (and now dusty) Roman city if romance is the focus of the trip.
Airbus, the maker of the largest passenger plane in the world, says the production line for the A380 will be shut down — unless a new order comes in soon. John Leahy, the Airbus chief operating officer — customers, was speaking during an in-house webinar reviewing aircraft orders and deliveries in 2017. The A380 “SuperJumbo” entered service in 2007, but has always struggled to attract orders.
A man who claims he was denied boarding onto a British Airways flight for wearing too many extra layers of clothes is the latest in a long line of passengers who have tried to get around paying excess baggage fees at airports. Ryan Carney Williams, an artist and designer who goes by the name Ryan Hawaii, wore eight pairs of trousers and 10 shirts for his flight home from Keflavik – all the clothes that wouldn’t fit in his checked luggage. @British_Airways hi being held at Iceland Keflavik airport because I had no baggage put all the clothes on and they still won't let me on.
There has already been substantial backlash over Ryanair’s change of hand baggage policy, which came into effect on Monday 15 January 2018. Some passengers have claimed they feel “held to ransom” by the airline over the changes. Here’s how Ryanair’s new cabin bag policy will affect travellers.
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The North Island saddleback is only a small bird with a distinctive brown patch on its back, and it shouldn’t get you as excited as, say, a panda or tiger sighting. Tiritiri Matangi – a 75-minute ferry ride from downtown Auckland – is one of several offshore islands that New Zealand has turned into sanctuaries for its native birds. Some of these are essentially closed to all but the Department of Conservation and scientists, but Tiritiri Matangi is kept open to visitors in an ambassadorial role.