Introducing the world's most high-tech sunlounger, complete with phone charger, water misting system and rotation sensor to follow the sun... but it will cost you £28,000


For those serious about sunbathing, Remmus's revolutionary sun lounger is the ultimate luxury item and also comes with speakers, a drinks cooler and waiter call button included in the design. The Finnish company behind the wallet-busting lounger hope it will be used on board luxury yachts and at exclusive villas and resorts around the world.

A Lannister always pays his debts: Staff charge Game of Thrones star to enter Spain's Alcazar Palace... even though he's filming there 


Staff at Alcázar Palace (right and bottom left) did not recognise Danish actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (top left), who plays Jaime Lanninster in the HBO hit show. But instead of kicking up a fuss, the classy star paid the £7.50 entrance fee.

Trekkers in Nepal could be made to take GPS tracking systems with them under new tourism rules following Himalayan avalanche

Nepalese officials want to introduce new rules, improve weather forecasts and better monitor the movement of tourists and local guides in the Himalayas.

Washington, Milan, Vienna... and Salisbury: The best tourist destinations in the world revealed 

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The likes of Toronto in Canada and mountainous Zermatt in Switzerland are also included in the list drawn up by the Lonely Planet travel guide.

Ebola screening begins at Gatwick Airport for passengers flying from Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia after shambolic start at Heathrow last week

Ebola screening begins today at Gatwick Airport, starting in North Terminal, then checks will begin at South Terminal from tomorrow, followed by St Pancras.

From the sacred peaks of Mount Huashan to the world's first glass-bottom gondola: The most breath-taking cable car rides in the world

A days-long trek up some of the steepest inclines in the world isn't for everyone. Instead, why not opt for a cable car ride high atop some of the most stunning scenery in the world? Pictured: The Ngong Ping Cable Car in Hong Kong (top), Sugarloaf Mountain cable car in Rio de Janeiro (bottom left), the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway in California (bottom middle), and the Gulmarg Gondola in India (bottom right).

Armed police officers called to calm down furious passengers after 10-hour flight delay at Heathrow Airport

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The New York-bound passengers demanded to know when their flight to JFK Airport would depart after they were stranded by a mechanical fault on a plane. British Airways is investigating the incident.

Now that's a sleeper car! Upscale hotel in historic US train station converts 13 authentic 1920s Pullman rail cars into luxury suites

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While paying tribute to a romantic period of rail travel, each car at the Crowne Plaza in downtown Indianapolis is named after 20th century personalities such as Winston Churchill.

Application for 200 solar panels on island that provided inspiration for Agatha Christie's novels is branded 'horrific'


The current owners of the island and its hotel say the site, on a former tennis court, will be protected from view by hedges.

Now that's a wizard idea! London hotel unveils Harry Potter themed room, complete with potions, cauldrons and spell books

The Georgian House in Victoria offers die-hard Harry Potter fans the chance to stay in their own Hogwarts-themed Wizard Chambers, all that's missing is the boy wizard himself.

Sixteenth-century tower usually reserved for weddings transforms into Halloween haven as 'vampires' sleep in silk-lined coffins and sip blood-curdling cocktails


Garlic, mirrors, sharp wooden objects and bibles will be off limits along with anything else the undead are averse to for the 'Big Vampire Weekender' at Fenton House, near Edinburgh.

Southwest Airlines workers 'shake it off' in hilarious new music video set to Taylor Swift's latest hit song

A new video created by ramp and operations employees of the Dallas-based airline shows them lip syncing and dancing to Taylor Swift's Shake It Off while working at Nashville International Airport.

Welcome to the lounge in the sky: China Airlines unveils stylish aircraft complete with tea-tasting area, cocktail bar... and plane seats that convert into a sofa

Taiwan's China Airlines Boeing 777-300ER plane has seats that convert into sofas, a tea-tasting area, a coffee saloon and cocktail bar, and even a library so passengers can sit back and read a good book. The airplane's 'poetic beauty' was inspired by Song Dynasty poet Lu You and designed by Taiwanese architect Ray Chen. 

Wounded war veterans fly 600 miles across Africa on PARA-TRIKES to raise money for Help For Heroes

The eight-man team overcame their serious injuries to take part in the expedition which started at Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and ended at Mount Kenya after an epic three-week journey.

Brits chat, Chinese sleep, Australians drink: Survey reveals how your nationality reflects your flying habits

According to the results of a passenger survey, Australians are the biggest boozers on board with 36 per cent choosing to down the hatch, compared to 35 per cent of Americans and 33 per cent of Brits.

Will it take off? Adventure company lets holidaymakers explore Corsica coast from both the water and the air... in a FLYING BOAT

This 'flying boat' flies in the bay of Saint-Florent, Corsica. This strange machine provides thrills between sky and sea.

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The unusual new tourist activity sees holidaymakers start off on the water before taking to the air for a bird's eye view of the Corsica coast - but it will set you back £74 for 30 minutes.

Lufthansa pilots' strike causes travel chaos for more than 200,000 passengers as German airline cancels hundreds of flights

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The two-day walkout will affect both short and long-haul flights and is a protest against retirement benefits. The action started just hours after a two-day strike by German train drivers.

Six-year-old boy sparks security scare after climbing on to luggage conveyor belt at Moscow airport and ending up in restricted cargo area

CCTV footage shows Leon Bogdanov ducking underneath a metal contraption to avoid hitting his head as employees scrambled to rescue him at Sheremetyevo Airport in Moscow. A police spokesman says the boy struggled with staff who plucked him off the conveyor belt, telling them he wanted to finish his ride.

From idyllic beaches to tanks and dog tags: How a local man turned WW2 battlefield into open-air museum in the Solomon Islands

Some of the relics left behind by US and Japanese forces have found their way to a shack where Barney Paulsen has put them on display after finding them in the jungle.

Thomas Cook pilot who was forced to make emergency landing in Manchester with dangerously low fuel levels was 'distracted by worries about job demotion'


The flight from Fuerteventura to Newcastle was diverted to Manchester due to a wing issue, but the extra journey meant the plane landed with less than its final reserve of fuel.

From helicopter mothers to VIPs and nervous flyers to techies.... the seven types of traveller you'll ALWAYS spot at airports

No matter which airport you're at, the stereotypes remain. From chillers to techies and nervous mothers to wannabe VIPs, these are the tribes you'll see at every airport around the world.

Twenty-two people injured after Singapore Airlines A380 flight to Mumbai hits sudden turbulence at 15,000ft 


Eight passengers and 14 crew members were injured on board the Singapore Airlines A380 flight to Mumbai when it hit sudden turbulence and were taken to hospital after landing.

The world's 10 WORST airports revealed, with tourists likening one to a 'prison' and branding another a 'human sauna'

Travel website has unveiled it's annual list of the world's most awful airports based on comfort, facilities, cleanliness and customer service. Islamabad's Benazir Bhutto International Airport tops the list, with Saudi Arabia's Jeddah King International Airport coming in second place. New York, Berlin and Paris also made an appearance on the list.

Photographer uses drone to capture amazing footage of protective mother humpback whale and her calf off remote Tongan island

After decades as an underwater wildlife cameraman Darren Rice changed his angle of approach to shoot humpback whales from the sky with a remote-controlled drone off the stunning island of Foa in Tonga's Ha'apai region. Rice, 47, captured remarkable scenes of the majestic creatures in their natural state from a distance as he controlled the drone, fitted with a GoPro camera, from a boat driven by his wife Nina. In a remarkable series of footage, Briton Rice filmed a mother with newborn calves and a group of males chasing a female in part of a dramatic mating ritual.

The $1million wedding! Hotel favoured by Madonna launches high-end bridal package complete with private yacht, five-star chefs, and Hollywood makeup artists


For a cool $1million, bride and grooms tying the knot at the luxury La Valencia Hotel in California will be able to have Hollywood entertainment producers and stylists involved in their big day.

The scientific reason why passengers are badly behaved on planes (and it has NOTHING to do with alcohol)

Research shows a sense of 'not being in control' affects the mind, which can lead to irrational behaviour and a move away from being polite at 30,000ft. 

Would YOU watch it? Virgin America unveils SIX-HOUR video of worst flight imaginable including awful passengers and cabin crew

Watch footage from Blah Airlines Flight 101 five-hour and 45-minute soulless journey from Newark to San Francisco as part of a clever advertising campaign for Virgin America.

Plans unveiled for new £144bn high-speed rail link from Moscow to Beijing that could cut Trans-Siberian journey time by 4 DAYS

The project between Russia and China would be more than 4,350 miles long - more than three times the world's current longest high-speed line.

Kim Kardashian's Florence wedding suite, a former jail in Istanbul and a 1000-year-old Tuscan castle: Europe's top 25 hotels revealed

From classic elegance in Paris to sprawling villas in Italy, golfing estates in Scotland to a Budapest palace ... these are the best of the best hotels in Europe. The list, compiled by Business Insider, rounds up the top 25.

Arak Attack in Bali, Nicolashka in Russia and Hollywood's Zombie: The world's most dangerous holiday cocktails revealed

The Zombie is a fruity cocktail made from three different types of run, lime juice, falernum, Angostura bitters, Pernod, grenadine, cinnamon syrup and grapefruit juice

Flaming Ferraris from South Kensington's Vietnamese bar Nam Long Le Shaker, Death in the Afternoon and the Zombie may leave drinkers nursing more than a sore head.

Caviar and champagne, fillet of beef with vintage wines and cheese served with Croft port: The BEST airline meals are revealed

Luxury food magazine Saveur revealed the carriers with the best in-flight options at its annual Culinary Travel Awards. Emirates, Oman Air and Singapore Airlines scooped top honours. First class meals clockwise from left: Emirates Airlines's first and business class passengers dine on lobster; a passenger in Oman Air's business class studio cabin; Japanese-style in-flight meal from Delta Airlines; grilled chicken leg, mash, sauteed baby vegetables, tomatoes, and green beans served to Singapore Airlines's business class customers; Turkish Airlines fish and roasted vegetables and Emirates' wild Iranian caviar with sour cream and blinis.

Spain and Portugal crowned best-value destinations for winter sun as prices plunge

Costs have plummeted by up to 20 per cent over the past year in 10 out of 12 worldwide destinations, according to the Post Office's latest Winter Sunshine Report.

Massages, hash brownies and 'catching air' while exploring the world famous Rockies on a adventure ski holiday to Colorado

Frank Gardner rides the stunning slopes in Aspen, expecting to spot 'cable cars full of Hunter S. Thompson characters puffing away, calling each other "dude"'.

Golden sand makes 'miraculous' return to iconic Cornwall beauty spot after disappearing during winter storms

Poldhu Cove on the Lizard Peninsula took a big hit last February when it was stripped down to pebbles and shingle by storms, but more bad weather turned out to be a good thing.

Bunkered! Plans for new multi-million pound visitor centre shelved as it would 'irritate' St Andrews golfers and 'affect their views'

A multi-million pound visitor centre at one of Scotland's most famous beaches has been rejected - after fears that the sight of it would irritate golfers at St Andrews iconic Old Course.

Legroom, delays and seat selection: Infographic reveals what men and women REALLY worry about before their flight

The biggest worry for most men is a delayed flight, while women are most concerned about getting to the airport on time, according to a study by the Airline Passenger Experience Foundation.

Portraits of the life of the tribe: Stunning photos offer rare glimpse into rarely seen world of Indonesian island

Photographer Andrey Gudkov was granted the privilege of spending time with the rarely seen indigenous tribes Dani and Asmat of New Guinea Island, Indonesia. Members from the tribes have a reputation for being ferocious fighters but were happy to accept the photographer into their fold.

Unidentifiable meat, soggy pasta and stale bread rolls: Airline food from around the world (but not ALL of it is unappetising) 

Now what airlines serve at 30,000ft isn't just confined to inside the plane. Passengers share their disaster meals on social media sites such as Flickr and Instagram to warn others what lies ahead. Clockwise from top left: Lufthansa's business inflight meal of feta, cucumber and tomato salad, Drukair springy noodles with prawns and vegetables; Air France's anemic pasta and cubed chicken; Cathay Pacific's fluffy omelettes; American Airlines' unidentifiable meat and gloopy sauce; and Delta Airlines' salmon sashimi and beef and vegetable stirfry.

DO look down! World's tallest building opens highest observation deck on Earth with stunning views 1,821ft above Dubai

Burj Khalifa

A new observation deck has been constructed on the 2,717ft Burj Khalifa skyscraper that visitors can now pay to ride up to on the 148th floor.

70% of Brits admit they would not go on holiday without their mobile phone ... but making calls on speakerphone or taking snaps of strangers are top bugbears

Research has found 69 per cent of Brits couldn't live without their phone on holiday, but interestingly, we are the nation that gets most perturbed about fellow tourists' 'mobile etiquette'.

Reclining seats, blocking the baggage carousel and screaming children: The ten most annoying plane behaviours revealed

With disgruntled travellers taking to the internet in droves to out bad behaviour on planes, has compiled the top ten most annoying plane behaviours.

Etihad cabin crew undergo training at Savoy Hotel to become the world's first FLYING BUTLERS in airline's £12,500 VIP suite

The senior cabin crew managers, who will be looking after guests on board the airline's three-room cabin, completed a tailored training course in London led by the Savoy Hotel's Head Butler.

The neon of Nashville, Taj Mahal reflections, deep-sea pearl divers: National Geographic Traveler celebrates 30 years in photos

Timeless and transporting images have been released by National Geographic as it celebrates the 30th anniversary of its Traveler Magazine. Photos showing the 'rockability' of Nashville (pictured top left, 2010), reflections of the Taj Mahal (top right, 1999), deep-sea pearl diving (bottom left, 2010) and the luxury of The Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi (bottom right, 2013) are all included in the gallery.

It's illegal in Argentina and offensive in Japan but expected in the US and Canada: Infographic reveals where you should tip around the world

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Tipping is always expected in the US, Canada, Qatar, Mexico and Egypt, but is considered offensive in Japan and is illegal in Argentina, according to Wego's infographic.

Intrepid traveller creates breathtaking video of Iceland after crowd-sourcing her holiday itinerary from 100,000 strangers

Jennifer Asmundson, a chef from Seattle, US, won the chance to travel the country to produce the Ultimate Secret Tour, with ideas suggested from 100,000 people around the world.

Last surviving WW1 battleship to be transformed into a floating museum after being awarded £12m lottery funding 

HMS Caroline, currently situated at the Alexandra Dock in Belfast, was part of the Royal Navy's Grand Fleet that fought at the Battle of Jutland in 1916.

Is this the new Tinder for solo travellers? New mobile app launches to help lonely hotel guests connect with fellow patrons

HelloTel is a new mobile social tool that can turn any hotel stay into potential networking opportunity, with a custom social feed to show guests who else is staying at the same hotel. 

Bolts of lightning, snowy coastline and ferocious floods: Amazing photos show how Isle of Wight is far from just a sleepy island

Jamie Russell's dramatic photographs show lightning, ice, floods, gales and blizzards, and while most people run for cover in bad weather, the 36-year-old chases storms to capture the moment. Most of the images were taken around his hometown of Shanklin on the Isle of Wight, and he claims the 14-mile wide island is the best place in the country for storms because it bears the brunt of gales sweeping towards Britain from the Atlantic.

The ultimate skiing faux-pas? Wearing jeans or a onesie to hit the slopes and queue barging (but it's fine to ski while drunk)

The research, by Monarch Airlines, also found that skiers passing dangerously is seen as the worst breach of ski etiquette, according to 30 per cent of those surveyed.

Crispy crickets, garlic fried bugs and meal worm ice cream: Chessington theme park launches spooky Halloween menu made with creepy crawlies and insects

Chessington World Of Adventures' Room Scare-vice Menu costs £28.85 for three courses featuring a salt and vinegar crispy crickets, dried locusts and curried meal worms.

The coolest gig ever! British band travel to Greenland to become the first musicians in the world to perform on a floating iceberg

The Defiled performed on top of a floating platform for the Jägermeister Ice Cold Gig ? which sees artists put to the test as they perform in unconventional, ice-cold conditions.

Longer than The Shard and wider than a Boeing 747 wingspan: The world's largest cruise ship sails into the UK for first time

The £800m Oasis Of The Seas sailed into Southampton at 10am on Wednesday in dense fog, welcomed by a crowd of onlookers. The Royal Caribbean cruise ship is 40 per cent larger than any other vessel to ever dock in the UK, and has the capacity to house 5,400 passengers and 2,394 crew.

Louis Armstrong for starters, Debussy with roast chicken and James Blunt for dessert: British Airways pairs music to meals to make in-flight food taste better

For dessert (right), high-pitch tones from James Blunt can bring out the sweet flavours 

British Airways' Sound Bite soundtrack, for customers dining on long-haul flights is based on Oxford University research which revealed that music can alter the taste of food.

easyJet plane and RAF jet spark panic after they are spotted circling above Liverpool 'for hours' (but airport insists BOTH were on training exercises)

The budget airline's Airbus A-319 was seen by observers who took to Twitter to highlight its unusual flight pattern - and fears were raised when a Hawk was seen flying a similar route.

Forget the Mile-High Club! 10% of Brits admit to having sex at the airport (with THREE QUARTERS opting for the toilets)

Instead of doing crosswords, reading or simply catching up on sleep whilst waiting for a flight, nine per cent of UK travellers are getting down and dirty in airports loos and storage rooms.

The most expensive on-board wifi revealed: Aer Lingus, Air France and KLM top the scales at £16 ... while Turkish Airlines allows passengers to connect for free

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An analysis of 20 airlines revealed that Emirates and Etihad are charging the lowest tariffs at around £1.70 and £3.10 per hour, respectively, while Turkish Airlines was the only one to provide free access.

Is this the world's most spacious caravan? New concept boasts a cinema, open-plan dining and turns into a 10-bedroom home

The new Concept Van, which has been unveiled at the Hoburne Holiday Park in Hampshire, has a movable wall that creates an open-plan living space during the day, and a ten-bedroom home at night. Although it is a prototype, the clever design has now been tipped to revolutionise caravan holidays.

That's one way to get to the airport! New airline-approved suitcase that transforms into a mini-scooter aims to make sure passengers never miss a flight

The OLAF is a world first as it doubles as both a kick scooter and carry-on sized airline wheeled luggage

Bostjan Zagar, from Slovenia, designed the carry-on airline-approved Olaf which weighs 9lbs, carries up to 220lbs, and can be as a mini-scooter and will be priced from £175.

That's a fine mess! Cleaner's mop blamed for flooding business class on Qantas A380 flight from LA to Melbourne

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau has released its final report on the Qantas A380 flight, which the captain chose to abandon after an hour due to the cabin being flooded.

Polite, better behaved and generous tippers: How Brits now have a better reputation abroad ... apart from still 'drinking to excess'

British holidaymakers are more polite, better behaved and more generous than they were three years ago, claims a survey of 500 hotel workers from across the world.

A cube that isn't square! Plans for stunning futuristic mountain lodge made to look like a retreating glacier unveiled in Slovakia

The spectacular designs for the sustainable structure high in the High Tatra Mountains also include two floors of guest rooms, an attic meditation room, a restaurant and a deck.

The REAL cost of a city break: Infographic reveals Amsterdam, Paris and Vienna as the most expensive places in Europe ... with a break costing twice as much as Brits budget

Brits perceived the cost of a trip to Paris to be up to £460, with the real cost found to be £928. A two-night weekend break to Prague was believed to cost £380 - £120 less than the likely cost.

'WTF?' The moment a woman woke to find a huge pair of dirty feet poking out from under her plane seat and 'tickling' her leg (and more pictures of passengers behaving badly)

Camille was on a Darwin/Adelaide flight when she was shocked to be woken by a pair of dirty feet sticking under her seat from the passenger behind.

These particular toes caused some alarm for an Adelaide woman who awoke to find them peeking out from beneath her seat on a recent flight from Adelaide to Darwin.

Extra wide cabins, touchscreen flight deck and 100% fresh air: Gulfstream unveils new luxury private jets ... with a £30m price tag

Gulfstream has announced the arrival of two new business jets to its fleet, the G500 and G600, said to cost £27m and £33m, respectively. Both jets boast 100 per cent fresh air, room for up to 19 passengers in an extra wide cabin, and a touchscreen flight deck. 

Chocolate body painting, ancient spiritual rituals and water volleyball in the nude ... a Mayan escape in Mexico is the ultimate break from reality

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El Dorado Seaside Suites and Hidden Beach Resort adjoin - but while one is nudist, the other is not.

Welcome to Britain! Middle Eastern tourists splash out most on hotels in UK with Russian visitors ranked the most generous


Middle Eastern visitors are helping to boost the fortunes of the UK hotel industry, forking out an average 61 per cent more per night for hotel rooms in the UK than the average national rate of £105.

Universal Studios unveils plans to open £2bn theme park in Beijing to rival Disney ... and Steven Spielberg is helping to design it

The complex will cover around 1,000 acres and feature a Universal CityWalk entertainment zone and a Universal-themed resort hotel in one of the most populous cities in the world.

Adventurer finally finishes 24-year road trip after driving 556,000 miles across 215 countries ... in the SAME Mercedes

Gunther Holtorf, 77, and his late wife Christine, from Germany, set off in their Mercedes 300GD in 1990, with hopes of visiting Africa - and decided to keep going.

From a restaurant cut off at high tide in Tanzania to the 2,300ft 'troll tongue' in Norway: Best spots around the world for selfies revealed

VueVoyage is a platform where tourists can find and capture the best views from destinations across the world, which are then rated by other users.

Emotional check-in staff left in tears as passengers board the final flight from Blackpool airport as it closes its doors for the last time in its 105-year history

Staff wept as the last flight departed for the Isle of Man at 5pm, with the Lancashire airport preparing to officially shut its doors for the final time at 6pm, leaving 118 people out of work.

Now that's couch surfing! Friends embark on 18,000-mile road trip across the US taking selfies every stop on a FUTON

Becca D'Agostine, 25, Andy Fuhrmann, 25, and Dave Fine, 24, began in Vermont and ended in Massachusetts, taking the sofa along with them to take a photo every step of the way. After setting out from Burlington, Vermont the group visited everywhere from the snowy mountain tops of Alaska to breathtaking sunsets of California before ending in finally ending Massachusetts.

Weight of the ocean on her shoulders! 18ft Atlas sculpture dropped off coast of the Bahamas to form incredible underwater art garden

There's now an 18-foot-tall female Atlas sculpture kneeling on the ocean floor, holding the surface of the sea on her shoulders off the coast of New Providence, Bahamas.
Part of The Sir Nicholas Nuttall Coral Reef Sculpture Garden, the Atlas sculpture was created by artist Jason deCaires Taylor, who previously put 500 life-sized sculptures in the waters surrounding Cancun, Isla Mujeres and Punta Nizuc. 
Organized and curated by the Bahamas Reef Environment Education Foundation (BREEF), the project aims to relieve pressure on natural reefs, which can be hotspots for environmentally-damaging tourism. 
"The coral reef sculpture garden can become a new environmental-friendly tourist and local attraction for The Bahamas once completed," said BREEF Executive Director Casuarina McKinney-Lambert.
"The Coral Reef Sculpture Garden is the perfect fusion of art, education and marine conservation located in the world's most beautiful waters. By installing the eco-friendly artwork, beach-goers and

Part of The Sir Nicholas Nuttall Coral Reef Sculpture Garden, the artwork was created by Jason deCaires Taylor, who put 500 life-sized sculptures in the waters surrounding Cancun.

On the road for £500,000! Inside the luxury caravan complete with a touchscreen shower, cinema and iPad-controlled lighting

The Caravisio comes with the kind of mod-cons that wouldn't look out of place in a luxury yacht. In good weather the back of the caravan opens up to form an outdoor terrace while inside, the rear wall can be turned into a giant cinema screen.

Passengers' terror as cabin walls CRACKED and plane shook violently, forcing emergency landing on American Airlines flight


Astonished travellers feared the plane would crash as interior panels pulled apart from the walls, exposing insulation, and they felt a change in cabin pressure due to a possible blown air duct.

Hate flying with children? Etihad Airways offers free Flying Nannies to help entertain youngsters to ensure parents get peace and quiet on board long-haul flights

Clad in their orange aprons, these modern-day Mary Poppin's bustle about on Etihad Airways flights, making sure passengers have as relaxing an experience as possible.

easyJet becomes first airline in Europe to allow passengers to check in just by taking a photo of their passport in new app feature

The upgrade to the budget airline's mobile app service, which is available on both iOS and Android phones, means customers can now book, check-in and board flights all via their mobile phone.

Commuters told to expect delays caused by storms in Cornwall despite £35m track repairs ... because trains are 'not equipped to deal with salt water'

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One of Britain's most famous rail routes that was devastated by last winter's storms has been hit again despite a £35 million repair.
The main railway line at Dawlish is still vulnerable to storms in spite of a massive repair job that has just been done.
A Cross Country train was halted on Monday after it was hit by a wave at Dawlish, causing delays of more than 35 minutes to morning commuters.
And Network Rail admits that it cannot do anything to prevent similar incidents.
A four-mile stretch of track at Dawlish was severely damaged by storms in February this year.
Part of the line was left hanging in the air after the sea wall was demolished.
The damage caused months of disruption to rail services west of Exeter.
On Monday the 6.34am train from Bristol towards Plymouth was swamped by a wave at Dawlish.
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The bizarre admission comes after a Cross Country service was halted last week after it was hit by a wave breaking over the coastline, bringing delays of more than 35 minutes. 

Unidentified Frying Objects! Physics graduates film the moment they send the first burger and chips into SPACE ... on a balloon the size of a two-bedroom house

Andy Shovel and Pete Sharman, the proprietors of London-based burger outlet Chosen Bun, sent the fast-food meal 112,000ft up using lots of helium, a GPS transponder and string.

From incredible supercells to dark cloud-covered rainbows: Couple chase extreme weather conditions for storm photos

Nicolaus and Daow Wegner, from Wyoming, US, chase some of Mother Nature's most extreme creations. Daow, 32, is pictured standing fearlessly with her back to the camera, while the sky looks menacing and threatening - or beautiful - in front of her.  

Don't cut lettuce with a knife and fork in France, avoid talking to strangers in Italy and don't buy gifts in Mexico: Infographic reveals what NOT to do as a tourist


According to the graphic compiled by, taking an expensive gift to someone in Mexico can be seen as a bribe, and don't buy carnations in Germany - they are funeral flowers.

Plane heading to Malaga grounded and delayed for five hours for 'safety reasons' after MOUSE is spotted on board


A member of cabin crew saw the rodent at the rear of the Swiss Airbus A320 and immediately grounded the plane for safety reasons.

Thrillseeker captures DRONE selfie on top of a cliff edge ... flying camera hundreds of feet in the air to capture stunning landscape

Matt Benedetto, from New York, stands, control in hand, facing the drone cam, while stationed dangerously to the edge of the rock-face at North Beach in Burlington, Vermont, US.

Need a refill? There's an app for that! Britain's first iPub allows drinkers to pull pints at their table after ordering on iPads

Britain's first iPub has opened - with barmaids being ditched for computers pads to pull your pint. 
Landlord Mark Lingwood has cut the queues at his bar with self-service pumps all operated by drinkers on an iPad. 
Drinkers just tap in to help themselves to lager on pumps at The Westbourne pub in Swansea, South Wales.
Pictured here is pub landlord Mark Lingwood pouring his own drink.

Landlord Mark Lingwood has cut the queues The Westbourne pub in Swansea, South Wales, which allows drinkers to help themselves to lager on pumps - as well as snacks from the bar.

Snow joke! Skiers take to Mount Etna to 'free-ride' down volcano covered in powdered ash following eruption

Italian thrillseeker Marco Tomasello films himself careering down the volcano, after an August eruption resulted in perfect skiing conditions similar to French resorts such as Chamonix.

Futuristic food hall that looks like a spaceship opens in the Netherlands ... and the food is out of this world!

After months of planning, Rotterdam's sci-fi-looking fruit and vegetable market has just opened its doors, offering tourists and residents the chance to grocery shop in style. Markthal is actually a combined food hall and apartment complex that houses 228 units, as well as 100 market stalls underneath its brightly-decorated archway. But it doesn't stop there.

From platters of sashimi to takeaway smoked salmon and shrimps: Will picnicking at 35,000ft REALLY take off?

Airline meals usually leave something to be desired. Fred Mawer discovers Heathrow's more interesting culinary options to take on flights: the 'on-board picnic.'

Tourist who smashed Buddha statue while 'hearing voices' inside Cambodia's Angkor Wat says it was fake and didn't belong there

Willemijn Vermaat, 40, from New Zealand, said that she did not intend to destroy the statue but 'something strange happened to her' when she visited Bayon temple.

Eat my dust zebras! The magical Kenyan wilderness on horseback with a giraffe around every bush and jackals trotting along beside you


Game drives are great but nothing beats getting up close and personal with the wildlife from the back of a horse. The Chyulu Hills, with their elephants, wildebeest and zebra galore, are the place to get stuck in

Hikers capture stunning photos inside underground tunnels after discovering an 'invisible' cave hidden in Slovakian forest

Photographer Robert Nemeti and his friends Istvan Gallai and Tibor Balint say they stumbled upon the ancient cave while walking in the forest near to the village of Borka in Slovakia. According to Mr Gallai, it was once attempted to be mapped, but efforts were abandoned because of its depth and size. 

No more missed connections! 22 million texts sent and 500,000MB of data used as 19 million flyers use mid-air mobile service

AeroMobile ? the first mobile service ever to operate on a commercial flight - is now used on 260 aircraft across 13 airlines, meaning the service is available on more than 500 flights every day. 

It's a constellation prize! Star-shaped private yacht contains eight decks with room for helipad and sub-marine viewing deck

Shaped like the top half of a star, the concept vessel measures 162 feet in length and over 60 metres in height, and has over 3,500 square metres of luxury interior space for guests. With enough space for a helipad, sub-marine viewing deck and viewing platform at the top of its pointed tip, the yacht was designed for 36 overnight guests but can hold over 200 people for parties or other events. The innovative superyacht was the brainchild of Lobanov Design and BMT Nigel Gee, and it began as a rough sketch on a napkin.


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Cycle around Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn in just FOUR minutes! Time-lapse video shows New York's frenetic pace from a cyclist's perspective

MIchael Green had a camera attached to his helmet as he cycled the 12-mile route over the Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Williamsburg bridges and through the two boroughs' streets.