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National

National

Thirsty Passenger Loses Legal Case Against Airline

1 min read

A thirsty traveller has lost a legal case against Emirates airline, after claiming she collapsed on a long-haul flight as a result of being denied enough water.

National

National

Police Gain Greater Airport Powers Under New Law

1 min read

Police are set to get more powers to demand identity checks at airports despite the federal government left to iron out a botched upper house vote.

National

National

Airbnb To Share Personal Details Of Members In Tax Crackdown

2 min read

Short-stay accommodation business Airbnb has become embroiled in the government's plan to crackdown on the black economy.

Erin Cook

Erin Cook

Bali Isn't Just A Place For Your Boozed Up Beach Holiday

5 min read

This time of year is typically a low season in Bali, but with school holidays and cheap flight deals, Australians looking for a beautiful beachside holiday flock anyway.

News

News

TripAdvisor Has Banned Dolphin Parks From Selling Tickets On Its Website

4 min read

Tickets for tourist attractions keeping captive whales and dolphins will be banned from travel site TripAdvisor, the latest animal rights reform from the booking giant.

News

News

Why Drinks Taste Different Up In The Air

1 min read

Turns out there’s a reason why things taste different at 30,000 feet

World

World

Elderly Couple Shell Out $18K For Luxury Airbnb That Didn't Exist

1 min read

A dream holiday has been ruined for an elderly couple who shelled out AU$18,000 for a luxury penthouse in Ibiza that didn't exist.

National

National

Employers Don't Want Aussies Who Have Worked Abroad

3 min read

More than one million Australians live overseas but employers have warned if they want to come home they could struggle to find a job.

National

National

Are You Protected If A Major Travel Company Goes Under In Australia?

4 min read

The short answer: well, not really.

National

National

Over A Million Fake Reviews Submitted To TripAdvisor In One Year

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TripAdvisor stopped over one million fake reviews from hitting its site last year, as it fights back against claims it’s failing to stop fraudsters.

National

National

Third Australian Detained In Iran Identified As University Of Melbourne Lecturer

3 min read

The family of an Australian woman being held in an Iranian jail has released a statement describing the ordeal as "distressing".

National

National

Aussie Travel Blogger Couple Detained In Notorious Iran Prison

3 min read

Two Australian travel influencers have been imprisoned in Iran, part-way through a long overland trip between Australia and Europe.

Life

Life

'It Didn’t Work Out': 'The Bachelor' Star Kristen On Her Travel Plans Falling Apart

2 min read

Kristen's love of China was clear during her time in the mansion but living abroad isn't always easy, as the 24-year-old found out.

Wade Shipard

Wade Shipard

Got Kids? Go Glamping. Best Holiday Ever.

4 min read

Glamping -- a portmanteau of “glamorous” and “I’m too precious to actually go camping” -- is ideal for working families.

National

National

The One Billionth Passenger Arrived At Sydney Airport This Morning

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Sydney Airport just welcomed its one billionth passenger with streamers, balloons, fanfare and an entire media press pack.

Alison Dance

Alison Dance

It Shouldn't Be Easier To Travel Overseas Than To Regional Australia

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Holiday-goers are being urged to travel to regional Australia and support rural economies during drought, but it's a big ask when it's cheaper at times to travel overseas instead.

World

World

The Aussie Who Befriended Brazilian Gangsters And Became A Minor Celebrity

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Going into one of Brazil's most dangerous favelas was just "an adventure" for a daring Aussie, who is now trying to raise money to benefit the poor slum area.

Updated

Updated

Virgin Australia To Cut 750 Jobs

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Virgin Australia says it will cut 750 corporate and head office positions as part of a restructure after posting a "disappointing" full-year loss of $349.1 million.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

How To See Sydney’s Four Best Beaches In One Day

4 min read

Whether you’re a Sydney local or just visiting the coast, you’re going to want to jump in the car and check out these spots for some of the east’s best sunshine and sand.

World

World

Man Catches Commercial Flight With More Pilots Than Passengers

1 min read

A traveller has scored a private jet experience for the price of an economy ticket when he became the sole passenger on a flight from Colorado to Utah in the United States.

Anju Regis

Anju Regis

How I Survived My First Family Holiday As A Single Parent

5 min read

Holidays were a dream, but they were far from my own reality.

The Project

The Project

Is This Australia's Best Town?

1 min read

It’s official! Australia has a Best Town – Yallingup, WA!

Views

Views

How Long Can You Get Away With Wearing Holiday Souvenirs Back At Work?

2 min read

I have been wearing a bright orange piece of fabric around my wrist for about three weeks now.

Tech

Tech

New LGBTQ Safety Feature On Tinder Could Save Naive Travellers

3 min read

Dating app Tinder has introduced a 'Traveller Alert' system to protect its LGBTQ users.

World

World

German Tourists Kicked Out Of Venice For Making Coffee

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Officials in Venice, Italy have booted two German tourists from the city after they were spotted making coffee at the foot of the famed Rialto Bridge on the Grand Canal.

World

World

Airline Backflips On Photo Ban After Online Uproar

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Indonesian flag carrier Garuda withdrew a proposal to stop passengers taking photos in cabins on Wednesday after being mocked over a plan that was introduced after a travel blogger posted unflattering photos on a flight.

World

World

For Feet's Sake! Passenger's Disgusting Act On Plane Causes Outrage

1 min read

An unidentified and unnamed man was spotted using his bare feet to scroll through movie options while in the air.

World

World

First-Time Flyer Steps Onto Luggage Belt Thinking It Leads To Plane

1 min read

The moment a woman walked onto a luggage conveyor belt has been captured on CCTV.

Life

Life

'I’m Going To Miss The Birth': Matty J On His 'Terrible' Airport Stuff Up

2 min read

Former Bachie Matty Johnson nearly missed the most important flight of his life.

Life

Life

Doctor Shares 'Offensive' Outfit She Was Told To 'Cover Up' On Flight

2 min read

A woman has shared her "embarrassing" experience on social media explaining a flight attendant felt uncomfortable about her outfit.

Health

Health

'Black Henna' Tattoos Are Leaving Kids With Chemical Burns

2 min read

Parents are being warned to stop their kids getting some temporary henna tattoos, or risk painful skin reactions and permanent scarring.

Views

Views

'I Left My Job To Drive 25,000 Kilometres Around Australia'

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“It’s always been one of those dream things. But always too hard, too big, too much to actually do. Until you sort of realise, well no one is going to do it for you."

News

News

Qantas Announces Massive Changes To Its Frequent Flyer Program

2 min read

Qantas has vowed to unlock more than one million extra seats to frequent flyers as part of the "biggest overhaul" to the airline's loyalty program in its 32-year history.

Good News

Good News

IKEA Will Pay You In Money And Meatballs To Find The Secret To Happiness

1 min read

This is not a drill. IKEA is genuinely offering to pay someone to research why Danes are so goddamn happy all the time.

Life

Life

The Most Disgusting Things Passengers Do On Planes

2 min read

If you've ever been on a train during peak hour, it's safe to say you've been exposed to the worst of humanity. But as it turns out, people are really no better behaved when it comes to travelling in the sky.

World

World

Scathing Reactions After Insta Couple Ask For $16k To Fund Trip

2 min read

Catalin Onc and Elena Engelhardt from Germany have asked their 339,000 Instagram followers to help them reach their $16,229 (10,000 Euros) GoFundMe goal so they can ride tandem to Africa.

World

World

Please Stop Taking Nuclear Instagram Thirst Shots, Creator Of 'Chernobyl' Asks

1 min read

The creator of HBO's hit show Chernobyl has asked people to "comport yourselves with respect" when visiting the nuclear disaster site.

World

World

Go Home, We're Full: Europe's Crisis Message To Tourists

4 min read

With The Continent suffering from "overtourism", holidaymakers are being advised to seek out new summer destinations.

World

World

Family Leaves Son At Greek Airport, Doesn't Realise Until Landing In Wales

2 min read

A mother has described the shock of realising her sick son, who has autism, had been left behind at a Greek airport while she and her family travelled back home to the UK, completely unaware.

James Norman

James Norman

We Should All Be Worried About The U.S. Checking Social Media Before Letting You In

4 min read

Here's a question: if you knew that airport officials were going to be assessing you based on what you post on social media, would you think twice about what you posted?

National

National

High-Flying Hacks: How To Accrue Frequent Flyer Points Fast

4 min read

For those who fly a lot, it's easy to rack up frequent flyer points. But what about the more casual flyer? 

Updated

Updated

Kilometres Of Delays After Woolworths Truck Roadside Inferno

1 min read

Commuters in Sydney are being urged to allow extra travel time on Tuesday after a huge truck burst into flames on the Hume Highway.

News

News

'It Was Mayhem': Aussie Speaks Out About Venice Cruise Crash

1 min read

A Queenslander who filmed the moment a 65,000 tonne cruise ship slammed into a Venice wharf said he thought people had been killed.

News

News

The Man Who Turned Wycliffe Well Into Australia's UFO Capital

5 min read

Lew Farkas is the man behind the legend of Wycliffe Well, Australia's UFO capital that was once listed as one of the top five global hot spots for UFO sightings.

Good News

Good News

This Man Took His Dog On A Huge American Roadtrip

4 min read

Mark and his white shephard Mya travelled over 80,000 kilometres through North America. Now, they're planning an Aussie road trip in memory of Mark's dad.

News

News

Passport Changes Mean Aussies Can Now Avoid Lengthy Queues In UK

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Electronic passport gates at British airports have now been opened to Australians so expect to skip those seriously long immigration lines.

News

News

McDonald's Stores Across Austria Will Now Help 'American Citizens In Distress'

1 min read

Americans who find themselves in need of U.S. government assistance while in Austria can now seek help at one of almost 200 McDonald's restaurants around the country.

Emma Betty

Emma Betty

Why Public Transport Etiquette Should Be An Election Issue

3 min read

The election is fast upon us, and I am yet to hear any politicians talking about the one issue that really matters – public transport etiquette.

National

National

The World's First Zero-Waste Flight To Take Off In Australia

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The world's first zero-waste flight will set off from Sydney and land in Adelaide on Wednesday.

Crime

Crime

Convicted Child Murderer New Suspect In Madeleine McCann Case

1 min read

A serial killer and paedophile is being investigated over the disappearance of Madeleine McCann 12 years ago. 

World

World

Plane Goes Up In Flames, Leaving 41 Dead

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Video of the chaos inside a Russian plane that crash-landed at a Moscow airport has been shared online.

World

World

Airline Accused Of Charging Boy With Autism To Take Comfort Doll Onboard As Hand Luggage

2 min read

A mother claims her autistic son was left "petrified and distressed" after airline staff stopped him from boarding a flight home in an argument over his comfort doll.

World

World

Japan's First Pig Cafe Has Opened In Tokyo

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Japan is no stranger to animal-themed cafes, and now it has a new one to add to its collection.

World

World

World's Sexiest Accent Revealed And It's 'Outrageously Charming'

1 min read

Forget the romance of French, the sass of the Spanish and eternally seductive Italian -- they're no longer considered the world's sexiest accents.

Life

Life

Instagrammers To Pay To Snap Selfies At This Grand Canyon Landmark

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Instagrammers keen to snap a selfie at a Grand Canyon landmark will now have to pay a fee for the privilege.

National

National

What It's Like To Live In Australia's Only Underground Town

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Nine hours from Adelaide sits Coober Pedy, a remote country town where people live underneath the red-hot sand to escape scorching 40-degree days.

The Project

The Project

Does Reclining Your Plane Seat In Economy Make You The Worst?

1 min read

An article posted on Twitter about where you should recline your plane seat in economy has fired up a fierce debate.

World

World

'Fyre Festival Of Airlines': WOW Air Goes Bust, Leaving Passengers Stranded

2 min read

Iceland’s WOW Air has become the latest budget airline casualty, halting operations and cancelling all future flights after efforts to raise more funds failed.

World

World

Twitter Thread About 'Airplane Creeps' Sparks Conversation About Bystander Effect

2 min read

A male airline passenger behaving inappropriately towards a teenage girl has sparked a conversation about how men and women act as bystanders.

Celebrity

Celebrity

Justin Bieber Blamed For Canyon Closure In Iceland

2 min read

Instagrammers have ruined another natural wonder -- and it's all because of Justin Bieber.

Lana Hirschowitz

Lana Hirschowitz

Separate Honeymoons Are Now A Thing. Am I The Only One Who Thinks That's Bonkers?

4 min read

There are three things that stand out when I think back to my honeymoon.

World

World

US And Canada Have Just Grounded All Boeing 737 Max-8 Planes

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President Donald Trump said the United States would ground Boeing Co’s 737 MAX jets, following Europe and other nations that have already stopped the planes flying due to safety concerns.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Are Instagram Influencers Ruining Travel?

1 min read

With social media stars bringing the world's most beautiful destinations right to your phone screen, people are starting to think about the effects of turning a quiet pristine place into a world famous Instagram hotspot.

Life

Life

The First Thing To Check In Your Hotel Room To Make Sure It's Been Cleaned

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A frequent hotel stayer has revealed the one thing you should check in your room to be sure it's clean.

News

News

Plane Turns Around After Baby Left At Airport

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A mother accidentally left her baby behind at an airport, forcing a plane to turn around mid-air to return and collect the child.

National

National

Up, Up And Hooray! Qantas Increases The Weight Limit For Carry-On Bags

1 min read

Good news jet-setters: the weight limit for carry-on baggage will double on all Qantas domestic flights.

Style

Style

Air New Zealand Might Scrap Makeup Rules For Flight Attendants

1 min read

The strict grooming policies of Air New Zealand might be on the way out, as the airline reconsiders how its female employees need to appear while on the job.

Life

Life

Airline Offers A Year Of Free Flights If You Give Up Instagram

1 min read

While the prospect of flying for free for an entire year might sound enticing, this is a pretty strong catch.

Erin Lyons

Erin Lyons

Why Europe Is Totally Wasted On The Brits

5 min read

Dear Britain, I love you, but you have no idea what you’re talking about.

Life

Life

Instagrammers Slammed For Hanging Out Of Train To Get The Perfect Photo

3 min read

A couple who hung out of a moving train in order to take a photo for Instagram has been slammed for their "stupid" behaviour, as selfie deaths around the world continue to make headlines.

National

National

Could This Be Australia's Longest Commute?

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A man from the NSW central coast has been crowned 'Australia's Longest Daily Commuter', spending more than three times the national average getting to work.

Richard Marles

Richard Marles

Why Your Next Family Holiday Should Be To Morocco

9 min read

The density of humanity is rich.

Life

Life

Now Is A Really Good Time To Go See The Northern Lights

3 min read

Tick the Aurora off your bucket list at one of these places, stat.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

'Wurst' Hotel Is Straight From A Vegetarian's Nightmare

1 min read

What happens when a butcher opens a hotel? A vegetarian's ‘wurst’ nightmare.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Shocking Moment A Car Hits A Baby In A Pram

2 min read

All the news you need to know this Friday.

National

National

Tigerair Flights Delayed And Cancelled During Pre-Australia Day Pilot Strike

1 min read

Thousands of passengers expected delays as they tried to set off on their Australia Day long weekend holidays a little early.

World

World

Aussies Heading To Bali To Be Slapped With Tourist Tax

2 min read

Travelers heading to their favourite holiday spot will soon have to save a little extra, as Bali makes the moves to impose a tourist tax.

World

World

Passengers Stuck On Plane For 14 Hours In Minus 20 Degree Temperatures

1 min read

Passengers on a United Airlines flight were stuck on board for more than 14 hours in freezing weather.

Life

Life

This Man Knits Jumpers Of Places He Visits And Yes, We Know He's Awesome

2 min read

Meet Sam Barsky, the artistic knitter (his words, not ours).

Life

Life

Sick Of The Heat? Here's Where To Go Right Now For A Cool Change

3 min read

Aussie summers, can't beat 'em right? Until you get sick of 'em ... round about now.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Sweden Wants You To Come For A Forage In Its 'Edible Country'

2 min read

Why pay top dollar at a Michelin-starred restaurant when you can forage for your own meal in the forests and rivers of Sweden?

World

World

The Place Where You Can Buy A House For Less Than Two Dollars

1 min read

Are you looking to escape Australia's expensive housing market?

Politics

Politics

Brexit Could Make Your London Holiday More Expensive

5 min read

The Brexit process might bring down the British PM, but what does Britain leaving the EU mean for Australia?

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Parents Let Landlord Rape Daughter Instead Of Paying Rent

2 min read

All the news you need to know this Tuesday.

World

World

Cathay Pacific Accidentally Sells First Class Tickets For Cheap... Again

1 min read

They've done it again.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Woman Charges Boyfriend $70 If He Gets Home Late

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Monday.

Life

Life

How To Pack For A Trip The Marie Kondo Way

3 min read

If it doesn't spark joy, don't take it with you.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap: Bizarre Video Exposes Prowler Licking Doorbell For Three Hours

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Wednesday.

World

World

Flight Chaos At Heathrow Airport After Drone Sighting

1 min read

Drone sightings at Heathrow airport in London temporarily halted planes on Tuesday afternoon local time.

World

World

'A Helping Hand': Calls To Bring Saudi Woman Seeking Asylum To Australia

4 min read

United Nations officials said it could take several days to process Rahaf Mohammed Mutlaq Alqunun's case.

World

World

'We Can Help': Calls For Australia To Help Saudi Woman Detained In Bangkok

3 min read

Australia should issue emergency travel documents to 18-year-old Saudi woman seeking asylum.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap: Agreement Reached Following Little Girl's Death After 'Jump' From Balcony

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Thursday.

World

World

Cathay Pacific Mistake Sees $22,000 Tickets Sold For Just $965

1 min read

It was a deal too good to be true, but in this rare case, it was 100 percent legitimate. 

News

News

Young Dad Dies In Bali, Family Desperately Need Money To Bring His Body Home

1 min read

A young father from Perth has died during a family trip on the Indonesian island of Bali, and now the family is desperately trying to bring him home.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

How To Use Your Dating Apps On Holiday

3 min read

How you say, swipe right?

World

World

British Police Say It's A 'Possibility' Gatwick Drones Never Existed

1 min read

British police said the drones which caused three days of chaos at Gatwick Airport may not even exist.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Man Allegedly Tried To Smuggle 50 Kilos Of Cannabis To Brisbane

2 min read

All the news you need to know this Friday.

World

World

Drones Shutdown London Airport Causing Christmas Travel Chaos

2 min read

Britain sent troops to its second-biggest airport after an unprecedented attempt to cripple Christmas travel with large drones forced all flights to be cancelled on Thursday.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap: Banksy Strikes Again With New Artwork

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Thursday.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Flight Turned Around Mid-Air After On-Board 'Threat'

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Tuesday.