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Turtle Tail: Best View of Endless Ocean, and Amazing Sunsets

Turtle Tail: Best View of Endless Ocean, and Amazing Sunsets

Endless Ocean Front Villa in Provo, offers 4 ocean view bedrooms suites, 3.5 baths, Large pool, breathtaking scenery, cool breeze, 340 degree views and a peace you can never imagine. This Private Vacation Villa features a Large Master suite with Jacuzzi tub on the West Wing, a Romeo and Juliet Suite with its own private [...]

October 10, 2013 travelwriter International, Travel ideas Comments Off

Two UK airline pilots in Airbus A330 fell asleep in cockpit

Two UK airline pilots in Airbus A330 fell asleep in cockpit

TWO pilots in charge of a 325-seat passenger long-haul flight fell asleep in the plane’s cockpit, leaving it on auto-pilot, a report reveals. The pilots admitted their actions shortly after take-off in an Airbus A330 operated by a British based airline on 13 August, The Sun reported . However, one of them woke up to discover that [...]

October 10, 2013 travelwriter Airlines, International, Travel news Comments Off

The Pilot Fatigue Problem: Causes, Symptoms and Effects of Pilot Fatigue

The Pilot Fatigue Problem: Causes, Symptoms and Effects of Pilot Fatigue

Pilot fatigue has been a real problem since the beginning of air travel. Charles Lindbergh fought to stay awake on his record-breaking 33.5-hours transatlantic flight from New York to Paris on the Spirit of St. Louis. Long-haul pilots have reported falling asleep at the controls. Pilots that fly at night face fatigue from challenging the [...]

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Viking ocean liner to winter in Mediterranean

Viking ocean liner to winter in Mediterranean

Viking Cruises said its first ocean-cruising ship, Viking Star, will stay in the Mediterranean for the Northern hemisphere winter season of 2015-16. Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri is constructing the ship, which is scheduled to enter service in May 2015. Viking had announced a limited number of maiden voyages, which are nearly sold out, according to the [...]

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Maldives Tourist Note: Gone on Strike

Maldives Tourist Note: Gone on Strike

Maldives – The scuba dive tanks will stay empty, the pool towels unchanged, and there will be nobody on hand to mix a cocktail. Tourists who have booked luxury holidays to the Maldives are facing the prospect of travel misery after an announcement by thousands of hotel workers that they are preparing for an unprecedented [...]

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Allegiant Air fleet of MD-80s back in service

Allegiant Air fleet of MD-80s back in service

LAS VEGAS — Allegiant Air says its fleet of MD-80 aircraft is back in service after an overhaul of emergency exit slides. Company spokeswoman Jessica Wheeler said Monday that service was normal nationwide, with no delays or cancellations because of the maintenance work. About 10 percent of Allegiant passengers endured cancellations for several days after [...]

October 10, 2013 travelwriter Airlines, International, Travel news Comments Off

Made-in-China Bullet Trains to Run on Malaysia’s Railway Tracks

Made-in-China Bullet Trains to Run on Malaysia’s Railway Tracks

China’s CSR Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive has recently sold 10 inter-city bullet trains to Malaysia. The trains, with 4G network coverage and eco-friendly equipment, will be used on a 900-km railway in Malaysia, China’s Xinhua news agency quoted the train manufacturer as saying. The trains will run at an average speed between 140 to 160 km [...]

October 10, 2013 travelwriter International, Travel news Comments Off

Eurostar launches direct service to Amsterdam

Eurostar launches direct service to Amsterdam

Eurostar has signed an agreement with the Dutch railways to launch direct services between London and Amsterdam from December 2016. The service will feature its new e320 trains which will be inter-operable, and will be compatible with the Dutch high-speed signalling systems. Eurostar plans to run two services a day between London and Amsterdam via [...]

October 10, 2013 travelwriter International, Travel news Comments Off

Hainan Airlines Honored as Asia’s Leading Airline Economy Class by WTA

Hainan Airlines Honored as Asia’s Leading Airline Economy Class by WTA

The World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony, part of the WTA’s series of gala events, was held in Dubai on October 1. 230,000 industry judges voted and travelers awarded Hainan Airlines the Asia’s Leading Airline Economy Class at the 20thWTA. Xu Fei, general manager of the cabin service department at Hainan Airlines, attended [...]

October 6, 2013 travelwriter Airlines, International, Travel news Comments Off

Air New Zealand celebrates double win at 2013 World Travel Awards

Air New Zealand celebrates double win at 2013 World Travel Awards

Air New Zealand has been voted Australasia’s Leading Airline for the fifth year in a row at the World Travel Awards in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Its new Koru Lounge at Christchurch International Airport also scooped the prize for Australasia’s Leading Airline Lounge. Calum Laming, GM Customer Experience Air New Zealand attributed the awards to [...]

October 5, 2013 travelwriter International, Travel news Comments Off