Air NZ pips SIA, Emirates and Etihad in satisfaction

Where’s Qantas? Not in the top five, with the latest Roy Morgan research showing Air New Zealand is again Australia’s most satisfying international airline – just ahead of several international rivals.

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Samoa Airways lands in Australia

The inaugural flight of Samoa’s new national carrier, Samoa Airways landed last night at Sydney International. Samoa Airways flight OL855 landed with dignitaries and passengers including the Minister for Samoa Airways, Hon. Lautafi Fio Selafi Purcell and Samoa Airways CEO Mr Seiuli Alvin Tuala. Samoa Airways will be flying with a Boeing 737-800, twice a week Sydney/Apia/Sydney.

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Airline blankets made from recycled plastic bottles

Operating quieter, fuel efficient new equipment is just one way an airline can help the environment – Emirates for instance has come up with an idea to use up some of the plastic bottles heading for landfill – or even worse roadsides or our waterways. Next time you snuggle into a warm fleece blanket on a long haul economy flight take extra comfort from the fact that it was made from 28 recycled plastic bottles.

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German rail update

EXPLORING Germany by train has become more efficient through the introduction of more direct-high speed trains on routes around the country this month.

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Whitehaven recognised as world’s second best beach

Whitehaven Beach is regularly recognised as being one of the top spots in Australia but now the iconic 7km stretch of white silica sand has been named the second best beach in the world..

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Sydney makes world’s best destinations

It’s official – Sydney is one of the best places to visit in the world, according to global travel magazine, National Geographic Traveler, which today revealed its hotly anticipated ‘Best of the World’ list of 21 unmissable global destinations for 2018.

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