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*Really* miss flying? Join over 100 other weirdos on this 7-hour ‘flight to nowhere’.

*Really* miss flying? Join over 100 other weirdos on this 7-hour 'flight to nowhere'.

New seats on Qantas’ previously sold out “Great Southern Land” scenic joy flight have now been made available, giving travel-starved Australians another chance to pay almost AU$800 to board a plane, fly in a big circle for seven and a half hours, and touch down in the exact same place they took off from.

Australian airline Qantas revealed their Great Southern Land flight on Thursday, offering Sydney passengers the chance to buzz over iconic destinations such as the Great Barrier Reef, Uluru, and Bondi Beach. They won’t be able to disembark at any of these places though, considering state borders have been closed due to the coronavirus. Instead, passengers will merely glimpse these iconic locations out the windows of a low-flying B787 Dreamliner, weather permitting. Read more…

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Air New Zealand’s new safety briefing is a music video set to ‘It’s Tricky’

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Air New Zealand has taken people to Middle Earth and done a Men In Black throwback in its safety videos, setting itself apart from other, boring pre-flight briefings.

The airline’s latest edition is dubbed “It’s Kiwi,” a remake of Run-DMC’s classic track “It’s Tricky” featuring Deadpool 2 actor Julian Dennison, local musicians, as well as talent from 30 community groups.

It’s the 18th safety video the airline has ever produced, and aims to celebrate Kiwi culture and the country’s diversity. Read more…

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Some jerk just diverted a flight by naming his hotspot ‘bomb on board’

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A Turkish Airlines flight was diverted by a “bomb on board” that turned out to be a false alarm. 

The flight from Nairobi to Istanbul made an emergency landing in Khartoum, Sudan, after passengers detected an wifi network titled “bomb on board.” Nice going, dude. 

The flight resumed after inspectors on the ground found no security risks.

“No irregularities were seen after security procedures were carried out, and passengers were brought back on the plane once boarding restarted,” Turkish Airlines told Reuters

The airline also said that the nefarious wifi network was created, and named, onboard the aircraft.  Read more…

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US authorities ban electronics larger than a phone from flights from 13 countries

 According to numerous reports, US authorities today alerted a number of Middle Eastern and African airlines that starting soon, their passengers will have to check any electronic items larger than a cell phone. That means passengers on these flights will have to put their laptops, tablets, Kindles and portable game consoles into their checked baggage for the foreseeable future. There is still… Read More

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This airline took to Facebook to announce its Twitter account has been hacked

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Twitter has a security problem — and businesses are paying the price for it.

The official Twitter account of Indian airline IndiGo has been hit with a breach. The verified account, which previously had over 100,000 followers and several hundred thousands of tweets, now appears to be in possession of a user who goes by the handle @activevibezzz1. 

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Earlier Tuesday morning, IndiGo’s Twitter handle was changed to “activevibezzz1”. Twitter allows users — including businesses — to change their username. As part of the transition, all existing followers of IndiGo airline are now unwittingly also following the compromised account. The compromised account posted a few mysterious tweets Tuesday. Read more…

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