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Dad, 36, in furious standoff with Ryanair crew as he’s refused a packet of PRINGLES for his daughter after four-hour delay

A FRUSTRATED dad was threatened with arrest after he clashed with crew over a packet of Pringles chips during a four-hour flight delay on budget carrier Ryan Air. Johnny McMenamin was set to leave Barcelona, Spain and return to County Tyrone, in Northern Ireland, with his five-year-old daughter last Monday. But the pair were left waiting for two hours at Reus Airport when their plane was delayed. Once boarded, passengers were then left waiting on the plane for another two and a half hours. Mr McMenamin, 36, said he became…

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Half-naked woman tied up by cabin crew after getting drunk on flight

The blonde passenger was restrained for allegedly being abusive and violent after drinking too much before the flight from the Russian capital of Moscow, to the Turkish resort city of Antalya. In footage shot by an eyewitness, the unnamed woman is seen wearing nothing but a black bra on top as she yells out in Russian. “I am begging you,” she says. “My arms are tied. I cannot get hold of you, please. “You see what is going on. Look at me. Look at my blood. “Those are beasts, those…

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Croatia: What are the best things to do in Dubrovnik?

Dubrovnik is a city in southern Croatia fronting the Adriatic Sea. It’s known for its distinctive Old Town, encircled with massive stone walls completed in the 16th century. Its well-preserved buildings range from baroque St. Blaise Church to Renaissance Sponza Palace and Gothic Rector’s Palace, now a history museum. Paved with limestone, the pedestrianized Stradun (or Placa) is lined with shops and restaurants. Here are top things to do in Dubrovnik. City Walls Dubrovnik’s imperious walls are one of the things that qualified the city for UNESCO listing and if…

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Flight Attendant Reveal: They regularly face groping, lewd comments from passengers

For many U.S. flight attendants, navigating lewd comments or unwanted touching by passengers is a troublesome but all too common reality of their jobs, with two out of three flight attendants saying they’ve experienced sexual harassment during their careers, according to a survey released Thursday. One out of three who responded to the survey conducted by the Association of Flight Attendants said they’d experienced verbal sexual harassment within the last year, with many reporting that they experienced lewd remarks five times or more during that time span. One in five…

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Pickup Truck Strikes Southwest Plane at Baltimore Airport

Passengers on board a Southwest Airlines flight from Florida say a pickup truck hit their plane on the runway at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. The Boeing 737 left Fort Lauderdale late Sunday night. According to the airline’s flight tracker, it landed in Baltimore at 12:46 a.m., shortly before its scheduled arrival. Southwest said the vehicle hit the aircraft as it was pulling into the gate. “All of a sudden there was a smash, and it startled everyone. It was pretty loud. The people across the aisle said a truck…

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如何避免中国10种常见旅游陷阱

一次伟大的旅程应该值得你花时间和金钱。它通常包括一个良好的导游,神话般的观光景点,舒适的住宿和更多。此外,学习如何避免旅游陷阱将使您的旅程更愉快和令人难忘。 . 您可能会在旅途中随时遇到旅游陷阱。可悲的是,他们的设立是为了通过专业骗子开拓游客。他们提供的是不值得的时间或金钱。 1.旅游陷阱在纪念品商店 我们的大多数客户会选择购买一些纪念品带回家。这些产品通常包括茶,茶具,珍珠,丝绸和其他本地化特色食品。 很难判断在景点内的纪念品商店购买这些产品是否合适。 通常这些地方的价格要高得多,质量也不能保证。 如果您对某些特定产品感兴趣,请告知您的旅行顾问,他们可以向您推荐一些购买的好地方。永远记得讨价还价,或者更好的让一个中国人为你讨价还价!我们的导游总是能够帮助你。 2.与不速食的陌生人一起享用茶和餐 这是一个经典的骗局,其中包括一位友善的陌生人邀请您去某个地方喝茶,吃饭或者练习他们的英语。 然后他们会找到一些借口逃脱,让你付帐单。这个骗局通常是这家餐厅拥有那个陌生人。 尽量不要喝茶或与陌生人共进晚餐。如果你真的想结交新朋友,请确保你选择了这个地方,订购食物时看到菜单,并随时保持菜单。 3.兜售酒店和运输 你会发现在机场,火车站和汽车站有很多中国人问你是否需要酒店或车辆服务。通常这些酒店和交通工具价格过高。如果你不同意他们的价格,他们会让你陷入这个陌生的城市。 当心:合理的价格可能会在稍后改变。这些人有时可能是真正的,而且很有帮助,而且价格有时是好的,但如果你不确定为什么冒险呢? 4.餐馆 还有那些排队的旅游徒步路线,试图让你在他们的餐厅吃饭或者买他们卖的东西。一般的规则是避免那些绝望的地方,以至于他们不得不在街上举办一个菜单。总是找到一个充满当地人的地方。相信你的感官,并让你的鼻子引导你。 在进食之前,一定要弄清餐厅里所有东西的价格。通常收取1元左右的附加费是茶,一包餐巾和一碗米饭。这些可能会花费更多昂贵的餐馆多一点,但检查你没有意识到没有喝一杯非常昂贵的茶。如果您提供私人房间,请检查它是否附有高昂的价格。 5.假币 学习如何识别假钱在中国旅行时非常重要。 从银行或ATM获得的钱也可能是假的,即使这种情况几乎没有发生。任何人都说他们想改变你的钱可能是一个骗局。 其他陷阱包括:当你买东西的时候,有人会把你使用的一张纸币换成假货,然后要求另一张100元纸币,而不是“你的”假货。在这里做的最好的事情绝对不是再给他们100元。如果你知道这是一个开关,你应该打电话给警察。 有一些人用中国的新来港人士换取外币换取假币。他们通常在流行入口点附近的街道上寻找目标,例如机场或公交车站。他们中的大多数将提供良好的汇率。不要相信他们。请务必在中国银行,信誉良好的酒店或公认的外汇交易所进行货币兑换。 6.出租车 使用真正的出租车与工作米。出门前请务必询问收据,以防您偶然在出租车上遗留物品。 给我收据。 – 我要发票。 (wǒyàofāpiào) 非法的出租车可能会操纵过度收费的仪表,将您丢在错误的地方,声称价格是每人而非总价,或者带着行李开走。 7.中医 当心那些为自己的诊断收取很多费用或为某些草药或其他“治愈”收费过高的阴道医生。 不要因为健康而冒险。 8.乞讨 有很多中国人乞求生活。无论你是否放弃,它总是你的选择,但是当他们要钱时,他们的许多故事都是不正确的。经典的问题是某些“贫穷旅行者”的火车票的价格。 残废的乞丐往往留在战略位置,被某些人用作从人们的同情心中赚钱的一种方式。 出售玫瑰的Sc girls女孩往往是非常执着和技术娴熟的专业人士。尽量避免它们,因为直到付款后才会发现难以脱身 9.扒窃和偷窃 注意游客经常光顾的地区,拥挤的街道和市场,景点,公共汽车等等。通常会有不止一个人在一起工作。 我们不建议你追求他们,因为他们经常带着刀子来强制逃走。 一个小偷可能会分心或碰到受害者,而另一个窃取。使用钱包或把你的贵重物品放在难以到达的地方。如果你有背包客,总是把它放在你的面前。 10.出售被窃手机的人们 不要和任何想在街上卖东西的人交谈。他们会说这是一个赃物,价格很便宜。但是,如果你想购买它,当你不注意时,他们会将它切换到假手机。 选择一个可靠的旅行社来安排你在中国的旅行总是避免旅游陷阱的最佳途径。我们还提出了一些技巧来帮助您定义当地的旅行社。   Read full english version article 

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48 Hours in Florence: where to go and what to see

Spring sunshine and annual processions make this a particularly alluring time to visit the Tuscan capital Travel essentials Why go now? Springtime in Florence. What could be better? Though there’s a never a bad time to visit Tuscany’s cultured and compact capital, it’s particularly alluring at this time of year, before the crowds and high temperatures of summer arrive. Later this month, the city holds one of its most poignant annual events. Liberation Day, a national holiday commemorating the end of Nazi occupation, takes place on 25 April and includes…

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Ready for some action? 9 Crazy, Action Packed Holiday Suggestions

Ready for some action? Trade in your deckchair for a mountain bike or surfboard. Or get a bird’s-eye view of the world. Check out these exciting holiday suggestions for thrill-seeking holidaymakers.   1. Wild, wild west in an Indian reservation The ultimate cowboy experience. Pretend you’re starring in a classic Hollywood Western on horseback, riding through Monument Valley in the Navajo Indian Reservation. The unique rock formations have featured in many a film. There’s even a lookout post named after the legendary John Wayne. Get your Stetson and go! How do I get there?…

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How to Escape Those Classic French Tourist Traps

By Holly Howard Here’s how to escape them and ensure you have a memorable, unique trip.   Visit local vineyards One of the reasons why you might decide to go to France is to visit vineyards and indulge in wine-tasting. Synonymous with wine, France offers almost too much choice as to where to use as your base. From Alsace to Bordeaux, Languedoc to the Loire Valley, you’ll be able to book onto winery tours and tastings. It is always better to try and visit local or smaller vineyards rather than get seduced by the big…

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101 Things to Know before your travel in Greece

It is difficult for a first-time tourist in Greece to understand or accommodate with some Greek practises, habits and traditions. That is why we have created an extended list for you with things that you should know or things to have in mind before you travel to Greece and the Greek islands. To make it even easier for you, we have divided these info in various categories. This is a very useful page to organize your vacations better, avoid any unpleasant surprises and familiarize with the Greek reality!   General…

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