Statue of Liberty lit up again; iconic monument relit after Hurricane Sandy

November 12, 2012

The Statue of Liberty in New York has been illuminated again for the first time after being closed as a result of damage that was caused by Hurricane Sandy.
To light up the torch and crown of the statue, temporary LED lights were installed. Other lights powered through the use of a generator will be used [...]

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Airline gets behind moustache campaign; Movember well under way

November 7, 2012

The UK’s flagship carrier, British Airways, has offered its support to the yearly “Movember” charity campaign through adorning an Airbus A319 aircraft in its fleet with a giant moustache.
BA has also been encouraging staff to participate in the campaign that aims to increase awareness of prostate cancer via growing facial hair. Mr Kyle Patchett, currently [...]

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Libya attempts to attract travellers; authorities in tourist drive in wake of civil war

November 5, 2012

Authorities in Libya have been looking to reignite their country’s tourism industry after close to two years of unrest.
The North African nation, which still remains off-limits to UK travellers by the Foreign Office, is one of the more unusual destinations that have been showcased at this year’s World Travel Market, the holiday trade show that [...]

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Camera captures Ryanair flier ejection; Spanish passenger given boot over hand luggage dispute

November 2, 2012

A Spanish passenger was removed from her flight by police, a matter of seconds before take-off, over carrying a book and  scroll that couldn’t fit into the hand luggage she had with her - it has been reported.
A video that was posted on facebook clearly shows a woman being subjected to a police escort off [...]

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Mayor of Amsterdam in revealing interview; coffee shops to remain open

November 1, 2012

Amsterdam’s famous cafes are to remain open for business in spite of the new government’s plans to limit sales of cannabis to locals only, as stated by the mayor of the city today.
Interviewed by the leftist publication Volkskrant, Mayor Eberhard van der Laan said that the city’s 200+ coffee shops are to continue selling pot [...]

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Hurricane Sandy: close to three thousand flights cancelled today

October 31, 2012

Fliers to and from the US are facing major disruptions, as they were yesterday, in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
Key airports located on the east coast of the country will start reopening again this afternoon, however nearly 3,000 flights had to be cancelled this morning. This includes flights from London Heathrow to Newark, Washington and [...]

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Thousands of flights cancelled; second day of Hurricane Sandy disruption causes headaches for travellers

October 30, 2012

Passengers scheduled to fly to destinations on the US’ east coast have been facing disruptions after Hurricane Sandy made landfall on its second day, causing widespread flooding in addition to power cuts.
Close to 6,000 flights in and out of the US were cancelled today, which includes 19 from British Airways and 14 from Virgin Atlantic [...]

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Hurricane Sandy cause of anguish for thousands of holidaymakers and ex-pats; American storm leaves many stranded

October 29, 2012

Hurricane Sandy has been causing anguish for thousands of British travellers that were scheduled to travel back to the UK.
For Clare duPont, an ex-pat now living in the US, her trip back to England was already difficult enough without having to be left stranded by the might of Hurricane Sandy. Born in London, Mrs duPont [...]

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Admiralty Arch scheduled to open gates to public; luxury hotel about to begin business

October 26, 2012

Admiralty Arch is to be transformed into a new luxury hotel and restaurant that offers views over both Buckingham Palace and Trafalgar Square, after Spanish developers purchased the iconic gateway for £60 million.
Built 100 years ago in 1912, the majestic arch was a memorial for Queen Victoria and is to be opened to the general [...]

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Disabled fliers subject to ‘hurt and humiliation’; new study makes startling revelations

October 25, 2012

Disabled passengers are regularly subjected to humiliation and, in some cases, even physical hurt whenever they fly - as alleged by a shocking report that was published today.
The study, carried out by the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign charity, attempts to suggest that a majority of 60 per cent’s worth of passengers that were surveyed felt unsafe [...]

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