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Dubai, Emirates

THE simple act of enjoying a tipple on a long flight has been called into question after a British woman claimed she was arrested and detained at Dubai airport after drinking a glass of wine on her Emirates flight. Dentist and mum-of-three Ellie Holman, 44, is facing a year in …

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Air New Zealand

A WOMAN’S hopes of working for Air New Zealand have been dashed over a tattoo of Tinker Bell on her back. Lynley Baker, 46, of Tauranga, said she applied for a customer service role with Air New Zealand at Tauranga City Airport and all seemed to be going well — …

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British Airways

A MAN has slammed British Airways for the meals he and his family were served on a long haul flight, claiming it was so bad he wouldn’t “feed it to a dog”. Adam Ball posted pictures of the meals on Facebook that he was given on a flight from Mauritius …

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Scenic flights Australia

IT SEEMS like the dream job: flying over the pristine Ningaloo Reef, weaving through vast canyons in the Kimberley and giving tourists an adventure they won’t forget. But underneath that scenic backdrop, general aviation pilots are crying out for help, saying they are overworked, underpaid and constantly fatigued due to …

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Korean Air

A UNITED States-bound passenger was reportedly dragged off a Korean Air flight from South Korea to San Francisco on Friday, because she allegedly refused to sit in her designated economy seat. Footage of the incident — shared to YouTube by Korea JoongAng Daily, a Korean newspaper affiliated with The New …

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KLM

THERE are 32,000 workers at KLM Airlines, and Sil van der Kolk is the man in charge of keeping things running smoothly — and punctually. Mr Kolk has been with the Amsterdam-based airline for 40 years and has spent 25 of those in his current role as aircraft turnaround team …

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Scoot flights from Melbourne to Athens

“I CAN’T think of anything worse,” sniffed a travel writer colleague, “than travelling to Europe by a budget airline. It would be hell in the skies.” His words were ringing in my ears when low-cost carrier Scoot Airlines called to invite me to test the “Scoot Route” — from Australia …

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Skytrax world top airports 2018

The latest rankings of the world’s top airports are out, and there’s a new Aussie No.1. Sydney has overtaken Brisbane to be crowned Australia’s best for 2018 in the latest Skytrax World’s Top 100 Airports list. The airport awards are one of the most prestigious aviation honours, voted for by …

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