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The Best NYC Hotels Under $200 a Night

"New York" and "budget" are two words that just don't belong together in a sentence. Almost every activity in the city comes at a price. Between the …

Manhattan

Lions kill suspected rhino poachers who sneaked onto South African game reserve

<b>(CNN) —</b> Suspected poachers sneaked onto a South African game reserve to hunt rhinos, but a pride of lions found them instead.<p>A guide at the Sibuya Game Reserve spotted what appeared to be human remains on Tuesday near the group of lions, according to reserve owner Nick Fox. It was getting too dark …

Wildlife

Turbulence Issue 24 June / July 2018

Air New Zealand flags new widebody order in 2019

An Air New Zealand Boeing 787-9 at Auckland Airport. (Andrew Aley)<p>Air New Zealand chief financial officer Jeff McDowall says the airline is working …

Air New Zealand joins forces with Qantas in codeshare deal

Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce and Air New Zealand chief executive Christopher Luxon with cabin crew. (AirNZ/Qantas)<p>Not two months from casting …

35 beautiful cities you must see in your lifetime

Turbulence Magazine May 2018 Issue 23

Follow<p>Turbulence Magazine May 2018 Issue 23<p>Turbulence has landed. Packed with the latest news, special deals and just a little gossip, we hope you …

Virgin America as Standalone Brand Disappears Next Week

Virgin America’s decade-plus run as a standalone brand is finally ending next week, and if all goes well, passengers will hardly notice.<p>The big day …

Virgin America

What happens if you don’t put your phone on airplane mode on a flight?

It’s not that long ago that airlines stopped telling passengers to keep their mobile phones, tablets, e-readers and other devices turned off throughout the flight. Remember the time in 2011 when Alec Baldwin was kicked off an American Airlines plane after becoming disruptive when a flight attendant …

The Great Qantas Frequent Flyer Rip-Off

Millions of Australians are Qantas Frequent Flyer members. We save up our Qantas points in the hope of one day redeeming them for a free flight. …

China's hypersonic aircraft would fly from Beijing to New York in two hours

The double-wing plane just aced wind tunnel tests at speeds of nearly 5,600 miles per hour.<p>A team of researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences have tested a hypersonic plane in a wind tunnel to speeds of Mach 7, or 5,600 miles per hour, according a paper published (PDF) in the Chinese journal</i> …

Turbulence | Issue 22

Qatar agrees to financial disclosures in spat with U.S. carriers

(Reuters) - State-owned Qatar Airways has agreed to release detailed financial statements, the U.S. government said on Tuesday, as part of a response to accusations by U.S. airlines that the carrier had been illegally subsidized by its government.<p>FILE PHOTO: Qatar Airways aircraft at Hamad …

Beautiful Hotels Around the World You Won’t Want to Leave

You know a vacation is one for the books when you start contemplating permanent residence. Hotels that make exceptional use of their natural …

A 747 story: The history of the jumbo jet

Here’s the story behind that Delta Flight 431 and its race with Irma

By Luz Lazo<p>, Reporter<p>For the crew of Delta flight 431, the ride through the outer bands of Hurricane Irma last Wednesday was “uneventful.”<p>It was breathtaking for the rest of the world, who watched the aircraft on radar flying down to Puerto Rico and back to New York just before the Category 5 storm …

Puerto Rico

A hard landing for the Gulf’s high flyers

They have been the great aviation disrupters of the 21st century. Over the past decade, Dubai's Emirates, Etihad Airways of Abu Dhabi and Qatar …

United Airlines is giving passengers one final chance to fly on a jumbo jet in America

The Boeing 747 jumbo jet is going away. America's last two 747 operators, Delta and United, are phasing out their jumbo fleet.<p>United, however, is giving fliers one last chance to experience the queen of the skies in the US before her retirement.<p>On Friday, United will operate Flight 2704 from …

Backing secured for major airport serving Melbourne's south-east

"It will be funded privately, so we're literally going to build and say 'here it is'," Mr Safi said. "The funds are ready, the developers are …

Beautiful Italian seaside alternatives to overcrowded Capri

Portovenere, Liguria<p>Punta Ala, Tuscany

Stephen Hawking: Trump could push the Earth over the brink

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>You walk out into the streets. They're melting.<p>Which is strange, because it's raining. Wait, that's not rain. That's sulphuric acid. Your umbrella is melting too.<p>That's the dark scenario painted by famed …

Stephen Hawking

A Sneak Peek Inside Paris’s Reborn Hôtel de Crillon

Four years and over $200 million of work will be revealed on July 5.<p>Paris’s grand dame sure can keep a secret. Mum has been the word on the status of …

Royal Jordanian Addresses A Different "Fear Of Flying"

Over the past year I don’t think there’s an airline that has taken a more political stance than Royal Jordanian. So far their approach has been …

Turbulence | Issue 21

Turbulence | Issue 15 | May 2016

Virgin unveils new business class

The first of the airline’s refitted Boeing 777-300ER planes to feature the new cabin, called ‘The Business’, has already taken to the skies and is …