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Person arrested after 'joke' at airport

The Invercargill Airport has reopened after mention of a bomb in a bag which turned out to be a joke.

22/1/2021
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US airline is threatening to permanently ban rude passengers

Delta CEO says "those who refuse to display basic civility to our people or their fellow travellers are not welcome".

21/1/2021
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Thailand sold itself as a paradise Covid retreat. No one came

In an attempt to revive Thailand’s battered economy, foreign arrivals have failed to meet even rock-bottom expectations.

21/1/2021
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American who enthused Bali was queer-friendly being deported

The graphic designer is being deported from the Indonesian resort island over tweets that celebrated it as a low-cost, queer-friendly place for foreigners to live.

21/1/2021
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Are travellers meaner during a pandemic?

Experts believe the stresses of travelling during a public health crisis exacerbate the decline in manners.

21/1/2021
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Passenger met by police after mask issue

The man objected to wearing a mask on a flight to Dunedin, and was escorted off the plane once it landed.

20/1/2021
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A fight over carry-on bags leaves US airline worker in hospital

Brawl starts after the passengers were asked to verify the size of their carry-on bags before boarding the plane,

20/1/2021
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How a 'gentle soul' ended up living in a US airport security zone for three months

Aditya Singh said goodbye to his friends in California and boarded a Chicago-bound flight from Los Angeles to begin his journey home to India. He never made it.

20/1/2021
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'Very critical': The Eurostar rail service is in trouble

Passenger numbers on the cross-Channel train service - which reaches UK, France, Belgium and the Netherlands - have been down 95 per cent since March.

20/1/2021
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Covid party haven faces its biggest surge

Masks off the minute you step inside. Bars packed and pulsing like it’s 2019. Social media stars waving bottles of champagne. Welcome to Dubai.

20/1/2021
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One of the world's most famous beaches is buried in rubbish

Bali's Kuta Beach is being overwhelmed with tonnes of plastic waste.

19/1/2021
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10 countries suffering the biggest tourism revenue loss due to Covid-19

The countries who have lost the most tourism dollars over the first 10 months of 2020.

19/1/2021