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“A cosmic failure”: Airline apologises for putting minor on wrong international flight

An airline has made a huge blunder by putting a teenage boy on the wrong flight, almost incurring a reverse Home Alone story. Thankfully, the boy is safe and sound.

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Woman hilariously live-tweets ant-infested flight

by Ali Coulton

If you can think of anything worse than being surrounded by unruly insects during a nine-hour flight, please email your response to notpossible@doesnotexist.org.

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Aviation wrap: Qantas and Virgin sign MOUs with new NSW airport, Emirates goes sustainable in South Africa + more!

Welcome back, travel folk. Let’s get your heads back into gear with the latest news in the aviation industry.

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Aviation wrap: Air NZ to get new Dreamliners, Alliance Airlines’ new service, Qantas adds seats + more

This week’s aviation wrap is full of new planes and flights, while Travel Weekly’s editor is full after completing the 1kg steak challenge down at the local pub.

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Aviation wrap: United Airlines + Spider-Man, Hawaiian Airlines’ new brand platform, win a trip to Jewel Changi Airport + more!

Travel Weekly took a leaf out of Spider-Man’s book by donning an alter-ego for airline news with the ‘aviation wrap’. Someone should have told us the red and blue leotard was optional.

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United Airlines employee removed from work after racially abusing actress

by Ali Coulton

The United Airlines employee is accused of calling actress Cacilie Hughes a “shining monkey”.

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Passengers stranded as multiple airlines suffer system-wide outage

Meanwhile, a brain outage suffered by Travel Weekly’s reporter had him eating cottage cheese instead of ice cream for last night’s dessert.

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Aussie model facing 21 years behind bars for alleged flight attendant assault

by Christian Fleetwood

A Miss Australia finalist has allegedly assaulted a US flight attendant and marshal, in an incident the marshal described as the most severe he had ever encountered.

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World Airline Awards for cabin cleanliness: Japanese airline the best in the world, Qantas outside top 20

by Christian Fleetwood

With the recent news that not a single Australian carrier made the top 20 for cleanest airline cabin, Travel Weekly recommends carrying hand sanitiser with you on all domestic flights.

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Major US airlines to make gender option on tickets more inclusive

by Christian Fleetwood

In a big win for equality and inclusiveness, United and American Airlines will make it optional to leave gender as male or female, as well as unspecified or undisclosed.

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You can now cook gourmet airline food at home

Personally, we hold no prejudice toward airline food. But if the thought of consuming an airline’s midair offering makes your stomach churn, perhaps you should skip this one.

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Sydney airport shuts down after United Airlines mayday call

We wish we could call in a mayday and have our office shut down every time we were running late but our boss said sleeping in doesn’t count as an emergency.

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