(CNN) — Countries around the Asia-Pacific region have closed borders and imposed strict quarantine requirements, essentially sealing themselves off from the world. But in many jurisdictions there’s a key exception to those rules: flight crews. For months, flight crews in a number of places — including Taiwan and Australia — have been able to avoid
(CNN) — Attention, anglophiles. London’s calling… from Macao. The famed Asian gambling hotspot is upping the ante in the giant replicas game with soon-to-open The Londoner, a mega integrated-resort project developed by Sands China at an approximate cost of $2 billion. Recreations of famous global icons have long been a common sight in Macao and
(CNN) — Europe’s largest airline Ryanair is being investigated by the UK’s Advertising Standards Agency after a “jab and go” advertising campaign promoting air travel as coronavirus vaccinations are rolled out attracted more than a thousand complaints. The UK’s advertising watchdog told CNN it had launched a formal investigation after receiving more than 1,600 complaints
(CNN) — There may have been far fewer airplanes in the skies this past year, but if you’re looking ahead to future travel, you might take heed of the latest rankings of the world’s safest airlines from AirlineRatings.com. AirlineRatings.com keeps tabs on 385 carriers from across the globe, measuring factors including the airlines’ crash and
Popa langur, a critically endangered monkey that lives in Myanmar, is one of the newly described species. (CNN) — A monkey that lives on the edge of an extinct volcano, an amphibian that breathes through its skin and an armored slug are among the 503 new species named by London’s Natural History Museum this year.
Melbourne, Australia (CNN) — Australia’s Minister of Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs has threatened to cancel the visas of any visitors caught breaking rules designed to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in the country, after hundreds of people attended a beach party in Sydney’s Bronte Beach on Christmas Day. Only 100 people were allowed to
(CNN) — Around the world, many furloughed employees are toughing out the coronavirus pandemic by taking second or third jobs. Instead of driving for Uber or delivering groceries, though, a group of staff members at Japan Airlines (JAL) has been dispatched to work in Shinto shrines. Some JAL crew members in Fukuoka prefecture are working
(CNN) — It’s long been the bane of traveling New Yorkers’ lives, and incoming president Joe Biden once described it as “third world.” But while the aviation industry has been decimated by the Covid-19 pandemic, LaGuardia Airport has been quietly undergoing major renovations. And now, $8 billion later, the new Terminal B is almost finished.
(CNN) — In an effort to stem the tide of the coronavirus, Thailand has banned food, drink and any printed materials other than safety information cards on board domestic flights. The airlines will have to follow the regulations or could face possible penalty from their regulator, Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand. This is the second
(CNN) — Backpacking trips have been something of a rite of passage for young people for almost 70 years. Whether you’re setting off around the world, or exploring a particular region, country, or city, taking off with a few belongings and moving from destination to destination remains a hugely attractive prospect for those searching for
(CNN) — New Year’s Day is meant for food. As the new year arrives around the world, special cakes and breads abound, as do long noodles (representing long life), field peas (representing coins), herring (representing abundance) and pigs (representing good luck). The particulars vary, but the general theme is the same: Enjoy food and drink
(CNN) — The prospect of finding true love during a global pandemic seems almost impossible, especially if you’re stuck in lockdown and hate dating apps. But that didn’t stop life coach Kayla MacArthur from taking a chance and booking an Airbnb apartment in Tulum, Mexico with a virtual stranger. The 31-year-old from Massachusetts had been
(CNN) — It was a fitting place for an industry in need of a miracle. In October, Air Belgium moved two planes to Lourdes, the Catholic sanctuary in France, to park up for the winter. The planes — both Airbus A340-300s, of which the airline only has four in total — have been parked at
Japanese citizens and foreign residents can still enter, but they’re required to self-quarantine for 14 days, according to Japan’s public broadcaster, NHK. The move came after the Tokyo metropolitan government on Saturday confirmed two new cases of Covid-19 variant involving people who recently returned from the UK. The two new cases were the first to
Known as a termopolium, Latin for hot drinks counter, the shop was discovered in the archaeological park’s Regio V site, which is not yet open the public, and unveiled on Saturday. Traces of nearly 2,000-year-old food were found in some of the deep terra cotta jars containing hot food which the shop keeper lowered into
As other staff prepare for the lunchtime rush, a cook is putting the finishing touches to a bowl of instant noodles, egg and spam, a dish so popular and iconic of local cuisine that it has its own shorthand in Cantonese (chaan daan mihn). But this bowl is different: despite being topped with two pink
A large service dog also deplaned with them, The New York Times reported. CNN has not been able to confirm details about the dog deplaning, but in reporting the pair’s charges Port Authority of New York and New Jersey spokeswoman Lenis Valens said a dog accompanying the two was taken to a Brooklyn animal shelter.
(CNN) — He was the first Roman emperor, who took over from Julius Caesar and built an empire that would eventually stretch from the UK to Egypt, boasting on his death bed that “I found Rome built of bricks, and left it marble.” But the emperor Augustus didn’t exactly get paid in kind when he
(CNN) — Over the course of its long history, the Boeing 737 has acquired more nicknames than any other commercial aircraft. Among them are Baby Boeing, Tin Mouse, Light Twin, Guppy, Bobby, Rudder Rotor, as well as a few less flattering ones, such as Fat Freddy and Dung Beetle. But none of these is as
(CNN) — It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a … Jigglypuff? Some Pokémon-themed airplanes are starting to appear in the skies in Japan. Solaseed Airlines, a local carrier based on the Japanese island of Kyushu, debuted a Pokémon-painted plane on December 19. Its maiden flight was from Miyazaki City to Tokyo’s Haneda airport. The