Non-stop flight between UK and Australia lands in London with Qantas Airways | Travel News | Travel

Australia and London are to be connected in a historical way as the first non-stop flight between the two countries takes place today. Taking off from Heathrow, the flight departed at 1:15pm, and will arrive in Perth the following day at 1pm. The Qantas Airways flight is the first commercial flight between the UK and Australia. But how long does the flight take? The flight will take 17 hours, much quicker than the current 22 hours that travellers are subject to, with the journey being just under 15,000km. Australia to…

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Vietnamese ‘bikini airline’ with sexy flight attendants launches new route | Travel News | Travel

An airline based in Vietnam has hit the headlines in recent years and has become known as ‘bikini airline’. Otherwise called Vietjet Air, the airline is known for its saucy stunts featuring scantily clad women. Since launching in 2011, the airline has published an annual calendar that features women in bikinis posing as cabin crew members such as flight attendants, pilots and ground staff. The airline is to launch new flight route from Vietnam to India. In 2012, the airline launched a stunt that caused controversy across the globe. As…

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Flight secrets: Cabin crew behind the scenes reveal dirtiest plane part | Travel News | Travel

A plane brings passengers closer together than any other mode of transport. Up in the air for hours on end, everything from airspace to arm space is shared with strangers. Particularly after a long-haul flight, the chances of catching a bug up in the air are increased. According to the World Health Organisation, you’re more susceptible to getting ill as the cabin air humidity is reduced to 20 per cent down from 30 per cent. Doing more than just drying out your skin, the cabin air quality makes it easier…

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Flight attendant explains secrets behind flashing seatbelt signs on a plane | Travel News | Travel

Flight attendants are privy to a number of secrets onboard a plane that many passengers may not be aware of. Where the best seat is, how to get the best service; they can make a flight much easier and enjoyable by learning the tricks of the trade. A former Virgin Atlantic flight attendant revealed how the seatbelt sign can reveal a number of things to passengers from the pilot during the plane journey. There are three different signals which mean different things. Laura Hutcheson, who used to work on Virgin…

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Plane seats can cost double the price of a flight ticket | Travel News | Travel

Booking a plane seat can make a flight much easier when travelling with family. Whilst airlines often let passengers book tickets without choosing a seat, what can then happen is that that groups could be split up and even be at the back or in the middle seat. However, as flight prices decrease, airlines are forced to try and make a profit from additional costs. But could buying a seat cost more than the ticket of a flight itself? Research by travel search engine Kayak.co.uk found that the seat sometimes…

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Air Transat Flight 236 landed without fuel or fatalities after plane crash miracle | Travel News | Travel

A flight miracle in 2001 shocked the world when a plane managed to land without fuel or engine power. Air Transat Flight 236 took off from Toronto, bound for Lisbon on August 24, 2001. Whilst over the Atlantic Ocean, a fuel leak occurred in the right side of the engine which drained it almost entirely. Yet the flight still managed to land safely with no fatalities. So how did the pilots manage the amazing feat? After noticing the unusual readings in the cockpit, Captain Robert Piche and First Officer Dirk…

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