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    Revealed: Infant flights can cost more than FOUR TIMES an adult ticket and changing a name can cost 26 times the fare

    Taking an infant on a flight can cost more than four times as much as an adult ticket, according to research.Analysis of budget airline fares and fees by travel search engine Kayak.co.uk found that Ryanair offers flights from £5.99, but charges a flat fee of £25 if an infant is sitting on its parent's lap.EasyJet charges £22 – about the same as many of its cheapest flights – while the fee on Jet2.com is£20. Taking an infant on a flight can cost more than four times as much as an adult ticket, according to researchOut of the four low-cost carriers assessed, Flybe ...

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    Jet2 beats Premier Inn to become the first airline to win the Which? travel brand of the year award

    Low-cost airline Jet2 has seen off competition from Premier Inn to be named the first travel brand of the year at the Which? awards.The Leeds-based carrier was awarded the accolade after impressing experts who work for the consumer group, who said on the whole it had been a disastrous year for airlines.Jet2, which also offers package holidays, was praised in particular for its customer service and quality as well as offering cheap tickets and timely compensation. Low-cost airline Jet2 has become the first airline recipient of the Which? travel brand of the year award And in addition to the accolade, the ...

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    Teaser video gives Disney fans a new sneak peek of the Pixar Pier attraction coming soon to the California Adventure Park

    Disney fans have been given a new sneak peek of the Pixar Pier attraction that is set to open at Disneyland next month.A promo has been broadcast on US TV showing what the new area, being built at the Disney California Adventure Park, will look like.And it shows an Incredibles roller coaster, a Mickey Mouse-themed Ferris wheel and a hoopla game based on the alien characters from the classic film Toy Story.  Disney fans have been given a new sneak peek of the Pixar Pier attraction that is set to open at Disneyland next month courtesy of a U.S TV ...

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    Ryanair may change its luggage policy AGAIN because too many passengers are checking their bags in at the gate

    Ryanair has warned it could change its luggage policy yet again as too many passengers are checking their bags in at the gate and overrunning baggage handlers.The Irish-based airline started a new system earlier this year that lets passengers travel with two items of luggage, but if they turn up at the gate with a bag that's too large it's placed in the hold unless they've paid £5 for priority boarding.Only the smaller bag – which can be the size of a handbag or laptop bag – is be allowed in the cabin.  Ryanair has warned it could change its ...

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    Ripper, bubbler and hyphy: The top slang words in each US state revealed (and here you can test yourself on them with an interactive quiz)

    It may be just one nation but dialects across the United States can be so different they almost sound like separate languages.And research has revealed that slang words originating from each of the 50 states are even confusing for Americans, with 40 per cent claiming that their state has specific terms that outsiders would never understand.The study revealed the top two slang words from every state - including, for example, ripper, bubbler and hyphy - and researchers produced an interactive quiz about them so that budding linguists can find out how many unusual American terms they really know.Scroll down to see ...

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    Killer whales, humpbacks and sand lizards: The surprisingly exotic wild animals that live around the British Isles that most residents don't realise are on their doorstep

    From killer whales to golden eagles and wallabies, there's a wealth of wildlife roaming the UK that residents don't know is there, according to new research.In a nationwide study, 82 per cent of residents said they didn’t know they could see whales, coatis, hoopoe birds and sand lizards right on their doorstep.Two fifths of people didn’t realise they could spot sharks on the British coast, despite at least 11 different species being found locally.  There's a wealth of wildlife roaming the UK that no one knows about, according to new research, including killer whales, pictured In a nationwide study, 82 ...

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    From cockpit suites to guest rooms in a chopper: Get your holiday off to a flying start at these aviation-themed hotels

    If you're looking to get your holiday off to a flying start, then these aviation-themed hotels might propel things in the right direction. MailOnline Travel has scoured the world to find guesthouses that have seemingly fallen from the sky, with a 1965 Boeing 727 aircraft peeping out of the Costa Rican jungle and a helicopter parked up in the English countryside landing on the list.In Sweden, 450 seats were ripped out of a 1976 jumbo jet to create a quirky hostel with a suite in the cockpit. Scroll down to see examples of aviation-inspired inns that might just inspire you to ...

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    Airline introduces a TEMPERATURE search on its website so holidaymakers can pick their destination according to how hot or cold they want to be

    An airline has launched a new feature on its website that allows holidaymakers find their next vacation destination based purely on temperature.Norwegian is now allowing customers to choose from one of 40 destinations on how hot or cold they'd like their holiday to be.The airline's new digital map automatically filters out destinations based on the desired temperature at the time of travel. The route map on Norwegian's website, which allows customers to select destinations based on temperatures Users can select a temperature range in the filter menu that ranges from minus 15 degrees Celsius to over 30 degrees Celsius. The route ...

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    City life has never looked so magical: The jaw-dropping images that capture New York, London and Sydney from far above

    A new series of jaw-dropping aerial images show cities in a different light, with their complex layouts captured in intricate detail. Australian photographer Andrew Griffiths, 41, uses helicopters to take his mesmerising shots, with his most recent outing taking place in London. The cameraman told MailOnline Travel that he spent three weeks in the British capital, working around the weather and with air traffic controllers so he could access airspace high above the bustling metropolis.    Griffiths said: 'In the end we were very lucky to sneak into a number of areas normally not accessible to helicopters.'His images of London show the bright city ...

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    To make flights safer overhead bins should be LOCKED and families never forced to pay extra to sit together, experts say

    Airlines that charge families to sit together on planes could be compromising safety if there is an emergency on board, a new report has warned.The Royal Aeronautical Society has claimed that if families do not pay the extra charges and end up sitting apart, children could be left without the assistance of an adult during an evacuation of the aircraft, which could slow the process down.It also said that overhead lockers should be remotely locked during emergencies.  The Royal Aeronautical Society has claimed airlines who charge families to sit together on planes could be compromising safety if there is an emergency ...

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    Costs for term-time holidays soar: Parents who take their kids out of school for a getaway are forced to pay up to £739 more compared to 2016

    Parents who take their children out of school for a cheaper getaway are paying up to £739 more for their holiday compared to two years ago, a new investigation has found.Holiday prices have inflated by as much as 32 per cent for term-time holidays, meaning savings made by travelling off-peak are being squeezed - but are still substantially less than in the official school holidays. Of the four popular destinations analysed it is the holiday island of Tenerife that has seen the highest price hike since 2016, with the average family trip increasing by 32 per cent from £2,299 during term ...

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    Now THAT'S a novel holiday: Book a trip on the vintage steam ship that played host to Agatha Christie and inspired Death on the Nile

    It was the steam ship that played host to Agatha Christie in 1933 and inspired one of her most celebrated novels - Death on the Nile. And holidaymakers can follow in the footsteps of the author by sailing on the same ship for £1,500 per week.It was operated by British-tour operator Thomas Cook and became one of the first boats to carry British tourists down the Nile in the 1920s, starting in Luxor and finishing in Assouan.  The SS Sudan is one of the most fascinating cruise ships in the world, offering luxury and historical whimsy in equal measure The Steam ...

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    Lavish beachfront villa with a Picasso in the SWIMMING POOL set to sell for millions at auction

    A palatial beachfront villa with a Picasso in the swimming pool is to be auctioned off without a reserve price.El Martinete, near Marbella, Spain, was previously owned by Antonio el Bailarín, a Spanish flamenco dancer who was a close friend of the famous artist.Picasso would regularly visit the nine-bedroom home and during one stay in 1961, he signed the bottom of the outdoor pool as a birthday gift for Bailarín, giving the El Martinete home a unique piece of artistic heritage. A palatial beachfront villa with a Picasso in the swimming pool is to be auctioned off without a reserve ...

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    The BOOT-SHAPED B&B! Quirky £160-a-night rental is the perfect place for a couple to kick back and relax in

    We've all heard the nursery rhyme about the old woman who lived in a shoe - but not everyone knows about the guesthouse where it comes true.Tucked away in New Zealand's South Island sits a cosy, self-contained B&B with a kick - it's shaped just like a boot.The Boot B&B in Tasman Bay, Nelson, was the brainchild of Steve, 55, and Judy Richards, 56, who spent a year building the odd-shaped fairy-tale abode after they came up with the idea over a glass of wine.   Tucked away in New Zealand's South Island sits a cosy, self-contained B&B that's shaped just like a ...

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    Stay in the idyllic 17th-century manor that was the childhood home of Florence Nightingale for just £65 per night

    If you're a stressed worker looking for a holiday rental to nurse you back to a positive state of mind then look no further than the manor house that was the childhood home of Florence Nightingale.The Grade II listed Lea Hall in Matlock, Derbyshire, can accommodate up to 20 guests for just £65 per person per night.The imposing building dates back as far as the 17th century and is where the famous nurse lived with her family after they relocated to England from Florence in 1821. Lea Hall in Matlock, which was the childhood home of Florence Nightingale, is available as ...

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