A collection of interesting bits and pieces from around the world of travel and beyond…
Most hellish air travel delays in history
Though we’ve probably all experienced slight delays of an hour or two, some passengers have endured actual air travel nightmares — delays of more than 30 hours, in some instances!
The following worst-of-the-worst delays, caused by everything from swarms of bees to missing toilet paper, will make you grateful for the travel woes you’ve experienced.
What’s the worst flight delay you’ve ever experienced?
BA flight lands in Edinburgh instead of Dusseldorf by mistake
A British Airways flight destined for Dusseldorf in Germany has landed in Edinburgh by mistake after the flight paperwork was submitted incorrectly.
The passengers only realised the error when the plane landed and the “welcome to Edinburgh” announcement was made.
@British_Airways can you please explain how can my morning flight taking off from LCY to Dusseldorf land in Edinburgh 😅? While an interesting concept, I don't think anyone on board has signed up for this mystery travel lottery… #BA3271 #frequenttravel #britishairways
— Son Tran (@sontrantuan) March 25, 2019
The world’s largest underwater restaurant opens in Europe
The award-winning, Oslo-based architecture firm Snøhetta has officially unveiled Under, a semi-submerged restaurant that leans against Norway’s craggy coast.
While the ambitious project isn’t the world’s first undersea eatery (the Conrad Maldives Rangali resort’s underwater Ithaa restaurant took that title when it opened more than a decade ago), it is the world’s largest underwater restaurant—not to mention the first establishment of its kind in Europe.
Virgin Australia apologizes after 9-year-old unaccompanied minor had to sleep overnight in airport lounge
There are lots of rules in place when it comes to unaccompanied minors at airports, but every so often, a perfect storm of mishaps ends up causing a world of trouble for both the children and their parents.
According to USA Today, a 9-year-old boy had to spend a night in an airport lounge in Melbourne, Australia after his Virgin Australia flight from Brisbane to Sydney was diverted.