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Top 5 travel stories for the week

2014-07-25 15:47

In case you missed them, these are the stories that got our readers clicking this week.

Very bad week: Airline disasters come in a cluster

2014-07-25 08:51

Aviation has suffered one of its worst weeks in memory, but industry analysts and safety experts say they can find no common themes.

New airport runway may be a headache for residents

2014-07-24 10:46

Acsa is calling for public comment on the realignment changes to Cape Town International Airport's runaway.

US Airways to resume Tel Aviv flights Thursday

2014-07-23 11:39

US Airways plans to resume its direct flights from Philadelphia to Tel Aviv after a temporary ban from federal authorities on flights to Israel amid an intensifying conflict with the Palestinians.

Twin air disasters threaten Malaysian tourism push

2014-07-23 08:20

An unprecedented second major aviation disaster in four months could further associate Malaysia with calamity in the eyes of travellers, observers warn.

6 of the deadliest airspaces airlines need to avoid

2014-07-22 12:21

The tragic downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 on the border of Ukraine and Russia last Thursday has opened up a whole new can of worms for nervous passengers.

Malaysia Airlines retires MH17 flight code, offers full refunds

2014-07-22 08:30

Malaysia Airlines announced that it will be retiring the flight number MH17 out of respect for the 298 people killed in a fatal crash last week.

Malaysia Airlines flies over Syrian airspace - Flightradar24

2014-07-21 14:19

Malaysia Airlines re-routed a Kuala Lumpur-to-London flight over Syrian airspace after its usual route over Ukraine was closed, flight tracking data showed on Monday.

SAA rated among the world’s best in airline catering

2014-07-21 09:26

The national carrier announced in a statement that it made it to the top ten in the World’s Best Business Class Airline Catering category at the 2014 World Airline Awards.

MH17 disaster wipes out family of 6

2014-07-19 13:26

An entire family of six that had been returning home after three years living abroad are among the 44 Malaysians killed in the MH17 disaster.

British Airways’ YouTube hit to benefit hungry communities

2014-07-18 12:54

Bryan Habana’s race against a British Airways’ A380 became a YouTube sensation, spawned a global challenge and is now benefitting hungry and malnourished communities.

Photo of the day: Surfing dogs

2014-07-17 16:33

The world's biggest dog surfing competition took place over the past weekend. Check out this adorable little guy catching a wave!

 

Tourist shot dead in Kenya was German: police

2014-07-25 15:40

Kenyan police said a female tourist shot dead in the coastal city of Mombasa was from Germany, the second such killing of a foreign visitor by gunmen there this month.

IATA vows action after black week for aviation

2014-07-25 11:34

The International Air Transport Association said it will "leave nothing unturned" to boost global aviation safety after a black week claimed over 460 lives in three separate crashes.

Where to spot snow this weekend

2014-07-25 09:17

If you missed the last batch, you may be happy to know that this weekend holds more promise of snow hunting in the Western Cape and parts of KZN.

WATCH: Whale lifts kayaker right out of the water

2014-07-24 12:13

Two kayakers had an unexpected and rather terrifying close encounter with whales off the coast of Puerto Madryn in Argentina recently. Take a look!

European carriers suspend more Tel Aviv flights

2014-07-24 09:30

European carriers suspend more Tel Aviv flights amid ongoing safety concerns

PICS: Knysna elephant caught on camera

2014-07-23 08:34

Long left to the realm of myth and legend, new camera trap photographs prove that elephants still roam around the Garden Route forests.

7 pics that will make you want to take an island escape right now!

2014-07-22 21:00

What better way to fight off the cold than poring over some pics of warmer climes? Check out these shared by the Twitter travel community.

7 pics that will make you want to take an island escape right now!

2014-07-22 15:35

What better way to fight off the cold than poring over some pics of warmer climes? Check out these shared by the Twitter travel community.

IATA says governments should lead review of airspace risks

2014-07-22 14:11

Governments should take the lead in reviewing how risk assessments for airspace are made, the head of the International Air Transport Association said.

The travelling parent

2014-07-22 10:00

Some strategies to help your kids cope while you're away.

Travel alert: US warns against travel to Israel, Gaza

2014-07-22 09:06

The United States warned Americans against traveling to Israel and the Gaza Strip, urging them to postpone any visits amid the current conflict.

Photo of the day: Super cool street art

2014-07-21 17:16

One of the coolest things about urban exploration is seeking out the super cool street art. Here's a great example.

'Game of Thrones' star denied entry to BA business lounge, responds with Twitter rant

2014-07-21 14:01

See why British Airways denied a Game of Thrones stars access to their business lounge and how the drama unfolded on Twitter.

Air India plane only 90 seconds away from MH17 tried to make contact

2014-07-21 09:11

An Air India plane flying less than 25 kilometres from Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 when it was downed had tried to make contact with the pilots.

Malaysia Airlines to refund cancellations after MH17

2014-07-20 11:21

Malaysia Airlines will offer full refunds to customers who want to cancel their tickets in the wake of the MH17 disaster.

Drunk guy poses as airport security to pat down women

2014-07-18 15:14

In what must be one of the most desperate moves in history, a man pretended to be a TSA agent at a San Francisco airport just so that he could pat down women.

Malaysia Airlines deletes tweet sent shortly before MH17 went down

2014-07-18 13:49

Just a few hours before Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was shot down on the border of, the carrier sent out an innocent tweet that suddenly turned grim.

Another injured SAA passenger discharged

2014-07-18 08:45

Nineteen of 20 people injured when an SAA flight from Johannesburg to Hong Kong hit severe turbulence have been discharged from hospital, the airline said.

 
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