Inside the Etihad training centre where crew ‘fly’ planes and experience realistic crash simulations

Inside the Etihad training centre, where crew ‘fly’ planes and experience VERY realistic crash simulations in a mock-up cabin, complete with passenger screams and burning seats The Points Guy UK’s Nicky Kelvin visited the Etihad training hub in Abu Dhabi He filmed his experiences at the controls of a 787 Dreamliner simulator  He also sat … Read more

Air France unveils chic new La La Land-style in-flight safety video

Air France unveils chic La La Land-style in-flight safety video that takes passengers on a tour of France’s hotspots, including the Eiffel Tower, Cannes and the Versailles Palace Two flight attendants explain the safety instructions in head-turning locations  Air France said the video is a ‘fast-moving showcase of French culture’  The video has been produced … Read more

The sub with a see-through cockpit and ‘gull wings’ that will be capable of diving to 13,000ft

Human exploration of the ocean’s depths is set to receive a big dollop of cool, thanks to a new submersible that will feature retractable gull wings, like an aquatic Back to the Future DeLorean. The other remarkable feature will be its super-strong see-through hull, which will allow those inside jaw-dropping views at jaw-dropping depths. Design … Read more

Tripadvisor’s best beaches for 2021: Australia’s Whitehaven Beach No1 overall, Bournemouth 20th

TOP BEACHES IN THE WORLD 1. Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island, Australia 2. Santa Maria Beach, Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba 3. Baia do Sancho, Fernando de Noronha, Brazil 4. Grace Bay Beach, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos 5. Saint Pete Beach, Florida 6. Turquoise Bay, Exmouth, Western Australia 7. Eagle Beach, Aruba 8. Spiaggia dei Conigli, Lampedusa, … Read more

Virgin Atlantic stewardess Ellie Hosgood reveals what life is like in the skies in the Covid era

Flight Service Manager Ellie Hosgood during normal times The signature Vivienne Westwood look is out, dressing like a surgeon is in. MailOnline Travel caught up with a stewardess from Virgin Atlantic for some insight into how different life in the skies is at the moment, and she revealed that at times it feels ‘like something … Read more

Britain’s economy will lose £18 BILLION if international travel curbs remain until the summer

Boris Johnson has been warned that failing to reopen international travel for the summer would blow an £18billion hole in the economy. The prime minister has been facing growing pressure to include international travel in his roadmap for easing lockdown, due to be published today, Monday. On Thursday, the bosses of some of Britain’s biggest … Read more

Airlines are slashing the cost of their business-class seats. So why not treat yourself? 

This may sound bonkers right now — but there’s never been a better time to book yourself a big, comfy business class seat. While plummeting demand caused by the pandemic has been terrible for the airlines, it’s good news for those of us looking for a boost once restrictions are lifted. And nothing says pampering … Read more

Airlines are slashing the cost of their business-class seats. So why not treat yourself? 

This may sound bonkers right now — but there’s never been a better time to book yourself a big, comfy business class seat. While plummeting demand caused by the pandemic has been terrible for the airlines, it’s good news for those of us looking for a boost once restrictions are lifted. And nothing says pampering … Read more

The interactive map of Japan that pinpoints neighbourhoods with noisy children

Revealed: The interactive map of Japan that pinpoints neighbourhoods with noisy children so those who want a quieter life can avoid them The guide is called the Dorozoku Map. Dorozoku is an online term for loud people The map is powered by comments submitted by irritated residents Their remarks pop up when icons on the … Read more

Australia’s submerged whale-shaped marine observatory that will offer epic underwater views

Having a whale of a time will be almost guaranteed at this amazing new marine observatory. Not only will it take the shape of a whale, but the partially submerged structure will offer visitors stunning underwater views of the surrounding tropical sea life. It will be built at the end of the Busselton Jetty, 1.2 … Read more