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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Plane crash advice – How to survive an emergency landing | Travel News | Travel

Plane crashes are extremely rare, with the likelihood of one occurring in every 11 million flights. In 2017, there were no fatal crashes in aviation, making it one of the safest years in history. Earlier this year, a plane crashed in Mexico yet miraculously no-one was killed. Passengers who find themselves in a plane crash can do a number of things to ensure their survival. Sensible clothing When travelling, some people may choose to dress in smarter clothes to get an upgrade, or some of their holiday clothes to get…

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