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Reunion

Garden island ... hikers survey Cirque de Mafate.

Africa

Baguettes in backpacks

Louise Southerden hikes the volcanic trails of Reunion, a remote Indian Ocean island that remains determinedly French.

Flight test

Flight test: Air Austral Comfort Class

Air Austral has reversed a decision to drop flights from Sydney to Reunion Island.

Flight Test Air Austral has reversed its decision to drop Sydney-Reunion flights.

Indian Ocean

Smart and sassy, green and Gallic

Mauritius.

Peter Gearin finds it hard to choose between neighbours Mauritius and Reunion.

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Hot tickets for the year ahead

Airport pat down US security

Distant shores continue to beckon, but they may cost more in 2011.

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Family kicked off Southwest Airlines flight over Twitter complaint

Soutwest Airlines plane.

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Malaysia Airlines wins support after poignant MH17 tweet

ANNIE DANG 10:34am | Malaysia Airlines has received huge support after posting a simple, poignant message on Twitter.

'Drunk' Ryanair passenger attempts to open plane door during flight

LIZZIE PORTER 8:59am | A nervous flyer drunkenly attempted to open the exit door on a Dublin-bound Ryanair flight after mistaking it for the toilet.

Snow industry's powdery promises doubted by skiers

MISA HAN 1:01pm | Reports of excellent snow cover in Thredbo, Perisher and Mt Buller have left a flurry of powdery promises on social media.

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