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    Ryanair quietly raises the price of taking two carry-on bags on flights just months after bringing in the charge

    Ryanair has quietly raised the cost of taking two pieces of carry-on luggage on selected flights - just months after bringing in the charge.The low-cost carrier announced in January that passengers would have to pay £5 for priority boarding to ensure that they could take two bags into the cabin with them. If they don't pay and turn up to the gate with two bags, the larger one is placed in the hold for free.However, it appears that the fee to ensure passengers can keep both carry-on bags with them on board has been increased in some cases.  Ryanair has ...

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    Inside Singapore Airlines' stunning new 787-10 Dreamliner, which features the same material used in the interiors of luxury sports cars and yachts

    Stunning images reveal the luxurious interior of Singapore Airlines' new Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner.The airline was the first to accept delivery of Boeing's newest model, which uses 25 per cent less fuel per passenger compared to aircraft of a similar size.Interior shots show the business area decked out with 36 fully-reclinable seats, which have been clad in a luxury synthetic suede-like material called Alcantara more usually used to furnish yachts and super cars.  Stunning images reveal the luxurious interiors of Singapore Airlines' new Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner. Above, a view of the business class seats complete with 18-inch screens  Singapore Airlines was ...

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    Revealed: The landmarks that tourists find the trickiest to photograph, from Buckingham Palace to the Matterhorn

    The landmarks that tourists find the trickiest to photograph have been revealed - and often it's because there are too many people in the way.A study quizzed travellers on hotspots across the UK and Europe where they failed to capture a picture they were happy with.Respondents highlighted locations such as Snowdonia in Wales, Buckingham Palace, the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland and the Matterhorn in Switzerland as being particularly troublesome to snap. A lone tree stands in a lake in Snowdonia. The national park in Wales is the trickiest UK sight to photograph, according to a new study The research, commissioned ...

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    Inside the cave you can rent! House carved into a rock face and transformed on TV design show is now the perfect couples retreat - and costs £195 per night

    A stunning 800-year-old British cave house that underwent a stunning transformation on Channel 4's Grand Designs in 2015 is now the perfect couples retreat and costs £195 per night.Former businessman Angelo Mastropietro spent eight months single-handedly remodelling the ancient hobbit hole in the Wyre Forest, Worcestershire, into a 21st century man cave, complete with running water, underfloor heating and even WiFi.Photos of the quirky abode - which has been running as a holiday rental for the past two years - show a stylish, modern-day living space that doesn't skimp on modern day luxuries, despite the rocky structure. A stunning 800-year-old British cave ...

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    Virgin Trains launches partnership with Uber to allow passengers 'seamless' journey to railway stations - but unions say it compromises 'commuter safety'

    Virgin Trains has announced a partnership with taxi hailing firm Uber to allow passengers a 'seamless' journey to and from railway stations.Customers on the West Coast line will have the option to receive a text reminding them to book an Uber taxi to the station or for when they arrive at their destination.But unions have criticised the new tie up between the train firm and the taxi app saying it could 'compromise commuter safety'. Virgin Trains has announced a partnership with taxi hailing firm Uber to allow passengers a 'seamless' journey to and from railway stationsVirgin Trains says the new ...

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    Singapore Airlines to launch world's longest flight from Changi to New York - but not for economy passengers

    Singapore Airlines said it will relaunch the world's longest commercial flight in October, a journey of almost 19 hours from the city-state to New York, but it will not be available to economy travellers.The daily non-stop journey from Changi to Newark Airport will cover about 16,700 kilometres (10,300 miles) and take about 18 hours 45 minutes, the airline said in a statement.The current record holder is Qatar Airways Flight 921 from Auckland to Doha, which takes 17 hours 40 minutes. The flight will use the long-range Airbus A350-900ULR, which will be configured to carry 67 in business class and 94 ...

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    The best job ever? Search is launched to find a hot tub tester (a bubbly personality helps)

    Sitting in a hot tub is one of life's most pleasurable leisure activities - but for one lucky person, it's going to become a paid job.That's because a UK hot tub manufacturer is looking for Britain's first ever hot tub tester. A bubbly personality will help.The official job title? A hot tubologist.   Lay-Z-Spa is searching for Britain's biggest hot tub fan and they will be paid to try them out  The successful applicant will become a 'hot tubologist' and will trial Lay-Z-Spa's brand new productsThe firm that's begun the job hunt, Lay-Z-Spa, says the successful applicant will trial its brand ...

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    Welcome to the town of Cool in California (but does it live up to its name?)

    It was probably inevitable - there's a town called Cool in California, the state known for its sun-kissed laid-back attitude and trendy inhabitants.But just how cool the town of Cool is, is another matter. Some might argue that it doesn't really live up to its name.Located in the north of California, Cool is 40 miles from state capital, Sacramento, and has a population of just 4,100 people. The welcome sign to Cool in California, which is 40 miles from the state capital, Sacramento  The town sprung up just a few miles away from the famous Sutter's Mill, where gold was ...

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    Laird for a night! Inside the stunning Scottish castle that you can rent for a bargain £18

    A Scottish castle tower dating back to the 16th century has hit the holiday rental market for a bargain £18 a night.Craigcaffie Tower, located outside the small town of Innermessan in southwest Scotland, is decked out with a range of original features, from grand stone fireplaces to beamed ceilings.In low season, the property - which sleeps six - is listed at £766 for a seven day stay, rounding out at £18.23 per person per night.  This Scottish castle tower dating back to the 16th century sits on the land that once belonged to legendary King of Scots, Robert the Bruce, ...

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    Campaigners demand international public inquiry into effects of 'toxic air' on aircraft on passengers and crew

    Campaigners are demanding an international public inquiry into the effects of toxic air on aircraft.Research has suggested that the 'tainted air' on planes can cause serious health problems that range from headaches and dizziness to breathing and vision problems.The Aerotoxic Association claims it has been contacted by 2,500 potential victims, who say their health is suffering as a result of inhaling toxic air while flying. Research has suggested that the 'tainted air' on planes can cause serious health problems that range from headaches and dizziness to breathing and vision problemsAnd now it is demanding an independent public inquiry at the ...

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    The smile high club! Candid footage captures passengers' looks of joy as they're given flight upgrades

    With mouths agape and eyes popping, this candid footage captures the moment passengers are offered flight upgrades.It was filmed by Virgin Atlantic, which decided to conduct a social experiment at London Heathrow to see what being bumped from economy to business class means to people.It produced a slow motion video showing the moment it dawned on fliers that their journey is going to be considerably more luxurious than they previously anticipated.  With mouths agape and eyes popping, this candid footage captures the moment passengers are offered flight upgrades  Virgin Atlantic decided to conduct a social experiment at London Heathrow, to ...

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    From Pornping hotel to Intercourse Village: The guesthouses around the world turning heads for all the wrong reasons

    These hotels are being talked about, not for their exceptional service, but for their wacky names. In New Mexico, the Elephant Butt Inn hopefully bears a more fragrant aroma than an animal's backside.And in Exeter, The Nobody Inn thankfully has somebody there to keep things running.Hopping to Germany, the Hotel Harms might sound a little sinister but it's described as being a 'serene wellness oasis in which to relax'.Equally, the Pornping Hotel in Chang Mai, Thailand, might not enthuse those looking for a family-friendly spot.Scroll down to see the hotels turning heads for the wrong reasons...    In Exeter, The Nobody ...

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    10 incredible Greek experiences everyone needs to have

    The wondrous weather, the glorious beaches and more history than you can shake an encyclopaedia at – there’s little wonder why Greece is known as the land of the gods.But you don’t have to be Aphrodite to fall in love with one of the most stunning countries in the world.Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or an island-hopping adventure, Jet2holidays have made it easier than ever to experience the excitement of Europe’s ancient treasure trove. Whatever you or your family are looking for in a holiday, Greece is packed full of experiences everyone needs to have1) There's weather to ...

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    'They don't show people getting stuck in traffic forever': Travellers reveal the cities that are nothing like how they are shown in the movies

    Movies can provide the perfect inspiration for travellers on where to visit next.But it seems that the way places are portrayed on the big screen aren't exactly how they are in real life - thanks to traffic jams, extreme weather and unrealistic accommodation goals.And now travellers have been revealing the cities they have visited that are nothing like they expected them to be. Travellers have been revealing the cities they have visited that are nothing like they expected them to be. One said LA had far more traffic jams than the movies showed It came after one Reddit user asked fellow ...

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    Revealed: How families can end up spending over £1,000 more on all inclusive holidays compared to those staying in B&B accommodation

    Families on all inclusive package holidays could end up spending over £1,000 more on their holidays than those staying in B&Bs in the same resort, according to new research.Holidaymakers who opt for B&B accommodation and eat out end up spending less than those on all inclusive deals in nine out of 10 popular European destinations, the study found.The biggest savings are in Turkey where an all inclusive week in Marmaris for a family of four costs £1,208 more than going B&B and eating out in local restaurants. Holidaymakers relax on a beach in Marmaris, Turkey. A new report has found ...

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