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What’s the Worst Way You Ever Screwed Up on an Aeroplane?

Flying is, in theory, meant to make long distance travel a faster and more streamlined experience. In reality, flying is often hectic, cramped, and perhaps even terrifying, depending on your flight’s particular model of flying metal tube and other factors mostly out of your control. Read More >>

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Social Media Screening Will Now Affect Nearly All U.S. Visa Applicants

U.S. State Department requests for some visa applicants to hand over information related to their various social media accounts will now extend to nearly all applicants, including those travelling to the U.S. for education or business, the Associated Press reported Sunday. Read More >>

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Boeing Reports Up to 148 Parts For Its Aircraft Were ‘Improperly Manufactured’

Adding to an ever-growing list of Boeing public relations issues, the aircraft manufacturer has informed the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that some of its 737 jets may have “improperly manufactured” wing parts that don’t meet strength and durability standards. Read More >>

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Get One Step Closer to Star Trek’s Universal Translator With This Little Pocket-Sized Device

If you're sick, tired, and frankly terrified of the wrath of the Duolingo owl, you can tell him to shove it right up his feathery arse. Why bother learning a new language when you can shout loudly at native residents on the sun-baked island you're holidaying at, and have them actually understand you for a change? Pocketalk's AI-powered instant voice translator can make that dream a reality, translating 74 languages bidirectionally. It's available in black, white, and gold, so you can add a touch of style to the wild and unnecessary gesticulating you'll inevitably end up doing as you use it. It's an unfortunate side effect of being a British national on foreign soil. Read More >>

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TripAdvisor Is Launching New Tools To Spot Sexual Assault and Misconduct Allegations

Two years ago, an expose revealed that TripAdvisor had removed reviews detailing robbery, sexual assault, and rape because they were either flagged as “inappropriate by the TripAdvisor community,” “off-topic” by staff, or were not considered “family friendly.” The site has since admitted it was deleting posts of that nature, rolled out badges on hotel pages with reports of safety issues, grossly mishandled allegations on its platform again, and now, is launching more safety features in an attempt to illustrate that it does take these concerns seriously. Read More >>

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‘Clean Home’ With ‘Private Bathroom’ on Airbnb Just a Roadside Shipping Container, Guest Says

A man says he paid €134 (£116) for what was promised to be a clean home with a private bathroom in Amsterdam, only to find that his Airbnb was a shipping container illegally parked on the side of the road with a bed in it. Read More >>

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America’s Failed Airlines That Were Too Weird for This World

Flying can be an excruciating experience these days. The CEO of United Airlines recently admitted that by the time passengers sit down on his planes, they’re already “pissed at the world.” But plenty of airlines have tried to make things more fun over the years, even if they were incredibly weird. So weird, in fact, that they went out of business. Read More >>

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Travel Vlogger Finds Suitcase, Two Years Later Discovers It Probably Contained a Dead Body

In Sarah Funk’s YouTube video about Cyprus’ Mitsero Red Lake, her partner joked, “This is what murder episodes are made of.” He probably didn’t realise how spot-on he was. Read More >>

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This is The Strongest Sign Yet That Apple TV+ is Going to Suck

The more we learn about Apple’s forthcoming streaming service, the more underwhelming this product ultimately sounds – and a new whisper of one its offerings isn’t doing Apple any favours. Read More >>

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Report: Boeing 737 Max Software is ‘Operationally Suitable’

The US Federal Aviation Administration has released a draft report about its initial review of the Boeing 737 Max software update, following two recent plane crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia that killed 346 people and led to the grounding of more than 300 of the jets around the world. Read More >>

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Fancypants New Sleeper Trains are Like “Hotels on Wheels”

If you've always fancied travelling on a sleeper train (as we have, after watching Some Like It Hot), this announcement might be a sign from the universe to go for it. Read More >>

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9 Out of 10 Train Journeys will Soon Offer Smart Tickets

Paperless tickets really are on their way to our creaking train network, insists the Rail Delivery Group (RDG), which represents train companies. Read More >>

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Airline Uses Obscure Rule to Leave Passenger at Manchester Airport

Ever been running through the airport and got a ray of hope from the line "doors close 10 minutes before departure" on your boarding pass? Read More >>

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Wow Air Abruptly Shuts Down, and Stranded Passengers Don’t Know What to Do

Budget airline Wow Air has ceased all operations and cancelled all flights, leaving many passengers very screwed and very stranded. Read More >>

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Timing Change Likely to Classify More Trains as Late

From April 1 the way in which train punctuality is recorded is changing, and it's going to bring good news for people who enjoy complaining about such things. Trains will be timed upon arrival at each station, to the minute, which'll create mountains of additional delay data to crunch, tut over, and perhaps even write emails about. Read More >>