Tag Archives: Flight

Love stories from 35,000 feet

When love’s too hard to find on the ground, look up! Image: Wego

For most flying is a monotonous occasion where there is little more to do than sleep, read or half watch a movie, however some were lucky enough to witness everything from proposals to serenades to pure coincidences that only cupid could concoct for a 12 hour flight. Continue reading

Heathrow’s visitor numbers increase, but whose complaining?

How efficient are major airports today? Image: tracygallagher.com

Heathrow has been a gateway to Europe for as long as  anyone can remember, but should it or even London be the first stop for Europe  travellers today or is a shift in the London mindset in order.According to recently released Heathrow Airport  statistics, the airport welcomed just under 70million passengers in 2012,  compared to 61.6million at Paris’s Charles de Gaulle and 57.5million at  Germany’s Frankfurt Airport. Continue reading

World’s shortest flight takes less than a minute

Knap of Howar, Papa Westray – the oldest standing house in Northwest Europe Image: visitorkney.com

For those who don’t fancy long flights or ferry rides, the world’s shortest flight might be just the answer with Scottish airline Loganair winning a contract to operate the flight. Continue reading

$300k Aston Martin allegedly damaged at Qantas valet in Adelaide

Watch out James Bond, rats have taken an interest in Aston Martins! Image: AlBargan

Apparently our local rats have improved their tastes from old cheese to Aston Martins.

An Adelaide liquidator, Ian Lock, is alleging that his two week old, $300k, Aston Martin sustained $9000 worth of damage to its internal electronics system after Mr Locke left the vehicle with the Qantas valet service at Adelaide Airport on 16 August last year.

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Mile High sightings moving outside the lavatories

To join the Mile High Club, a little more effort is required.

Travellers are seeing more than just clouds at 35,000 feet, according to a new study, which found 15 percent of respondents from Asia Pacific claiming to have witnessed some form of sexual conduct on board an aircraft.

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Qantas leaves the American Staffordshire Terrier behind

Should some breeds be restricted from flying? Image: fotopedia

Qantas made headlines in 2012, there’s no doubt about it, and it looks like this year will be no different with the first mass complaint to the company: let the American staffies fly!

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Sky High New Year’s Eve Entertainment

First view of the New Year

First view of the New Year

The rivalry between Aussies and Kiwis has always been present, so it must be a sense of impending doom (the world is going to end on 21 December, remember!) that has caused travellers to pick their choice of in flight performers from the other side of the Tasman. Continue reading