One in four UK children has never swum in the British sea

For the millions of people whose childhood holidays involved huddling behind a windbreak on the rain-lashed UK coast, there was some surprising news this week: a quarter of the country’s children have never swum in the British sea. What’s more, almost one in five have...

Surgeon General Jerome Adams saves the day when airline passenger suffers medical emergency

FILE – In this Feb. 13, 2018, file photo, Surgeon General Jerome Adams speaks during a National African American History Month reception hosted by President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump in the East Room of the White House in Washington.  (AP) U.S. Surgeon...

Woman called a 'smelly fatty' on United flight says stranger stepped in to intervene

An Oklahoma woman said a fellow passenger on her flight stepped in to defend her after someone called her a “smelly fatty.”  (Facebook / iStock) An Oklahoma woman claims she was fat-shamed on a plane and credits another passenger for standing up for her. Savannah...

Kardashian family members sued over unpaid $225,353 jet bill

Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian and Scott Disick are in hot water for an unpaid private jet bill.  (Reuters, NBC Universal, USA) The Kardashians didn’t keep up with their private jet bill, according to a new lawsuit. Silver Air, LLC filed a suit against Kim...

Revealed: the cheapest airline in the world for cost per mile

Four of the world’s top five cheapest airlines are Asian, according to a new study. The Global Flight Pricing report compiled by travel planning website Rome2Rio also found that the average cost per kilometre for flights had increased from 17.75 US cents in 2016 to 18.8....

Heathrow Airport throwing royal wedding celebration with free cake, royal trumpeter

You can celebrate the royal wedding at London’s Heathrow Airport, even without an invitation.  (Heathrow) If you’re heading to England for the royal wedding but weren’t lucky enough to score an invitation to the big event, London’s Heathrow Airport...

Chinese tourists ordered to remove controversial South China Sea map T-shirts at Vietnamese airport

A group of Chinese tourists wearing T-shirts depicting the disputed South China Sea were stopped by Vietnamese police upon arrival at Cam Ranh airport on Sunday evening and asked to remove them. The tourists had travelled from Shaanxi Province to Nha Trang, a city on the southern...

Is this Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's wedding gift list?

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Alcohol on long-haul flights: How many refills is it reasonable to ask for?

Long-haul flights are one of the few situations in which it’s socially acceptable to day-drink. It’s been part of the culture since the golden days of flying and is arguably, for this writer anyway, a deeply ingrained ritual that eases the discomfort of being strapped...

Why is Japan so obsessed with punctuality?

There was an “incident” this week on a Japanese train. It was described by a rail company spokesperson as “truly inexcusable”, prompted a flurry of high-level apologies and staff are now being trained to prevent it from happening again. The misdemeanor in...

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