Gatwick Airport: Man fakes BOMB call to police to delay his Norwegian flight | Travel News | Travel

A man who was late for his flight from Gatwick Airport attempted to delay the plane by faking a bomb scare. Jacob Meir Abdellak, 47, rang up the police to report the threat of a bomb just eight minutes before his Norwegian flight to Los Angles, US was due to depart on 11 May. As a result of his actions, a full re-screening was required, delaying take off by 90 minutes. However, while Abdellak was successful in his ploy to delay the plane, he still wasn’t allowed to board the…

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Google Maps: Murderer Jimmy Boyle created this chilling sight in Scotland | Travel News | Travel

Google Maps’ satellite function Google Earth photographed a sinister sight from up high in Edinburgh, Scotland. It’s a man made of stone lying spread-eagled on the grass, one arm above his head. Its limbs appear to be dissected too with several chunks sitting apart from each other. If the mysterious figure wasn’t odd enough, it’s made even more chilling by the fact that it was created by murderer Jimmy Boyle while he was in prison.  A former gangster, Boyle was incarcerated in 1967 for the murder of rival gangster Babs Rooney –…

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Cruise secrets: Secret line crew use to play this prank on passengers | Travel News | Travel

Cruise staff often get bored when cruises go on for weeks at a time and boat life can get monotonous, workers have revealed. “It got mundane really fast,” one former staff member said on Reddit. “It was basically the same comedy of errors each day of the week, with a different ‘cast’ of passengers each week.”  One former crew member has revealed that sometimes they would entertain themselves by making fun of passengers. The trick was to confuse passengers into thinking activities were available to them that in fact didn’t even…

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London Luton airport revealed to be the best airport in London | Travel News | Travel

London Luton airport has been named the best airport in London, according to a new study. Six main London airports were examined in the research and given a percentage rating based on flight delays, queueing times, travel fares and connection times. London bus tour operator The Original Tour analysed data from the airports as well as from the UK Civil Aviation Authority. Luton’s pole position came thanks to it having the shortest delay time of 7.1 minutes. It also has the shorter average queuing times of 6.06 minutes. The airport also…

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Travel: The Italian celebrity playground | Short & City breaks | Travel

Take a trip to the stunning Lake Como in Italy (Image: GETTY) It has to be said, almost every building looked like a retreat for a millionaire. George Clooney, for instance, has a summer retreat at Laglio on the lake’s western shore. Hotel Britannia Excelsior in Tremezzino lives up to the image. However this three-star hotel is much more affordable than you may imagine. Built in a classic Italian style with acres of red and gold marble and a smattering of water fountains, it’s no wonder it’s largely populated by…

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Flight rules: You cannot fly in a plane if you’ve recently undergone this treatment | Travel News | Travel

Flights need to be as safe as possible for everyone on board so certain airlines are very strict with certain health conditions. This means that you might not always be allowed to fly and make be required to present medical paperwork On Virgin Atlantic you won’t be able to fly if you’ve had a general anaesthetic or dental treatment within 48 hours prior to your flight. “Certain medical conditions can be affected by flying, and may require medical clearance, which is written confirmation from your doctor that you are well…

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Kate Middleton and Prince William: Do the royal family need Visas to travel abroad? | Travel News | Travel

Kate Middleton, 36, and Prince William, also 36, have enjoyed many state visits together since being married. They’ve visited Canada, Malaysia and Bhutan, to name just a few. But when the pair travel abroad do they need to apply for a visa, just as any other Briton would? Despite their privileged status in the UK, all members of the royal family still have to travel with a passport and be subjected to the usual security checks, which includes visas, if they travel to countries that require them. Along with Meghan Markle,…

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Ryanair cancelled flights: Irish German Dutch Belgian Swedish pilot strike full list | Travel News | Travel

Ryanair has been forced to cancel hundreds of flights today (10 August) due to pilot strike action, with 396 routes affected in five countries. Pilot unions in Ireland announced their plan to strike for the fifth time in as many weeks. This was shortly followed by Belgium and Sweden, with Germany and the Netherlands joining on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively. Express.co.uk reveal the full list of strikes to plague travellers across Europe today flying with Ryanair. Ireland – 20 flights cancelled Irish pilots have been on strike for five weeks…

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Google Maps Street View: Angry fight between two boys in pictures in Australia | Travel News | Travel

Google Maps Street View revealed a vicious fight between two people while driving through Australia. Spotted on a grass patch, one of them was standing on the other, with his foot on the back of his neck. The person on top was topless with his hand on his hip, looking triumphant. The other was on the floor fully clothed, looking defeated. Thankfully not all is as it seems when it came to the angry battle. The fight was between two young boys who appear to have been play-fighting. What caused…

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Flights: Head lice warning for passengers travelling on planes | Travel News | Travel

Flights could be spreading head lice through the seat cushions, according to experts. Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has found an increase in head lice cases in the last five years, with 45 per cent of parents admitting they had caught them. Passengers travelling by plane could find their heads full of unwanted visitors by the time they land. Dr Sharon Wong, Consultant Dermatologist with the British Skin Foundation explained that while they don’t “fly or jump”, they can live for up to 48 hours on a human. This…

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