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'Rare' oxygen bottle blast holed Qantas jet: probe

Australian air safety officials on Monday ruled that a "very rare" oxygen bottle explosion was behind a dramatic mid-air blast which forced the emergency landing of a Qantas flight from Hong Kong in 2008.

TSA pat-down leaves traveler covered in urine

A retired special education teacher on his way to a wedding in Orlando, Fla., said he was left humiliated, crying and covered with his own urine after an enhanced pat-down by TSA officers recently at Detroit Metropolitan Airport.

Jeju Air to Increase Flights to Hong Kong 22.11.2010

Budget Korean airline, Jeju Air, is to operate extra flights between Hong Kong and Incheon in the festive month of December 2010.

Forget Hong Kong, let Macau pander to your every whim

Wendy Gomersall Daily Mail 22.11.2010
Forget Hong Kong, let Macau pander to your every whim

Macau has been invaded by pandas; they're everywhere - clinging to the tops of lampposts, cuddled together in clumps in public squares, smiling at you from the middle of roundabouts. The cute little black-and-white-blow-up animals couldn't look mo...

Fairmont Yangcheng Lake awarded by Travel + Leisure

Theresa Zhang Fairmont Yangcheng Lake 19.11.2010
Philip Smith, GM of Fairmont Yangcheng Lake (left 3) and hotel management team

Fairmont Yangcheng Lake has won the prestigious 2010 China Travel Award from Travel + Leisure as one of the Best New Hotels in China.

NYC Lawmakers Seek Ban On Full Body Scanners

Today on the steps of City Hall, Councilman David G. Greenfield was joined by Council Members Gale Brewer, Fernando Cabrera, Debi Rose, Robert Jackson, Jumaane Williams, and Brad Lander in support of legislation that would ban the use of full body...

Airport staff 'exposed woman's breasts, laughed'

A WOMAN is suing over an incident where airport staff allegedly pulled down her top and joked about her breasts in public view.

Furious Ryanair Passengers Refuse to Leave Plane after Belgium Diversion

More than 100 angry passengers refused to leave a Ryanair flight Wednesday after it was diverted to Belgium -- demanding instead that they be taken home.

TSA agents eject man from airport for opting out of 'groin check'

Robert J. Hawkins The San Diego Union-Tribune 14.11.2010
TSA agents eject man from airport for opting out of 'groin check'

John Tyner won't be pheasant hunting in South Dakota with his father-in-law any time soon. Tyner was simultaneously thrown out of San Diego International Airport on Saturday morning for refusing to submit to a security check and threatened with a ...

Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong Will Have 118th Floor Pool

Libby Zay AOL Travel News 12.11.2010
Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong Will Have 118th Floor Pool

Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong Will Have Infinity Pool on 118th Floor Standing 118 stories high, the new Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong will be the tallest hotel in the world -- and there will be an infinity-edge pool on the top floor.

Pilots and passengers rail at new airport patdowns

Jeremy Pelofsky Reuters 11.11.2010
Pilots and passengers rail at new airport patdowns

Stepped-up security screening at airports in the wake of foiled terrorism plots has provoked an outcry from airline pilots and travelers, including parents of children who say they are too intrusive.

Travelers disembark 'nightmare' cruise amid cheers

ELLIOT SPAGAT Yahoo! News 11.11.2010
Travelers disembark 'nightmare' cruise amid cheers

A disabled cruise liner inched into San Diego Bay on Thursday after three nightmarish days adrift on the Pacific, bringing cheers from passengers who described trying to pass the time with limited food, backed-up toilets and dark cabins.

Passengers cheer as hobbled ship heads to California

The food on the disabled cruise ship Carnival Splendor is cold and the lines to get it stretch for hours. And with the pool, bars and casinos closed and rooms pitch black and stuffy, the nearly 4,500 people and crew on board passed the time with l...

'Drunk woman with secret stash of alcohol' forces plane to divert after attacking cabin crew

A woman caused panic in a plane full of holidaymakers after she attacked cabin crew at 35,000ft over the Atlantic. The 45-year-old British passenger had allegedly been drinking from a secret stash of alcohol on the Thomson Airways flight from Manc...

Tourists hurt in Turkish bus crash

The Standard 09.11.2010
Tourists hurt in Turkish bus crash

A group of Hong Kong tourists escaped with minor injuries after their tour bus overturned in Turkey.

Cebu Pacific Air cuts HK fares

BusinessWorld Online 08.11.2010
Cebu Pacific Air cuts HK fares

BUDGET CARRIER Cebu Pacific announced today it will slash fares for its Hong Kong-bound trips from Nov. 9 to 10 for travel from Jan. 1 to March 31, 2011.

Qantas extends A380s' grounding over engine 'anomalies'

Qantas extended the grounding of its fleet of Airbus A380 superjumbos Monday after uncovering "slight anomalies" in some engines after a mid-air blow-out caused a major scare last week.

The Peninsula Hong Kong to go through another renovation

The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited 07.11.2010
The Peninsula Hong Kong to go through another renovation

The Board of Directors of The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels is pleased to announce that it has approved the plan for a complete renovation of guestrooms at The Peninsula Hong Kong.

No survivors in Cuba airliner crash with 68 aboard

A state airliner filled with Cubans and travelers from Europe and Latin America crashed and burst into flames in a mountainous area after declaring an emergency and losing contact with air traffic controllers. All 40 Cubans and 28 foreigners aboar...

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