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Bag behaviour: when baggage handlers go bad

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Jane E Fraser The shocking thing about the Air Canada baggage handlers is that people were shocked.

China

Kerry Hotel Shangri-La Shanghai: Brewing up the beer essentials

kerry hotel pudong shanghai

Guy Wilkinson There's much to toast at this new Shanghai hotel, writes Guy Wilkinson.

Beijing

Six of the best: Beijing traditional courtyard hotels

Brian Johnston Staying in one of Beijing's historic courtyard hotels is a quintessential Chinese experience. Here's six of the best.

Luxe Nomad

Chinese airlines ain't what they used to be, thankfully

China Southern Airlines

Lee Tulloch Flying with a Chinese airline is a different experience now. For instance, I can't self-upgrade any more.

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Photos

New Qantas lounge in Hong Kong

Qantas lounge Hong Kong

The new Qantas lounge in Hong Kong is designed to reflect the colour, vibrancy and luxury of the city.

Preparations for Chinese New Year

Penguins wearing a Chinese outfit (L) and a bib written 'happiness' in Chniese character (R) walk to celebrate the Lunar New Year.

According to the Chinese lunar calendar, the Chinese New Year, which welcomes the year of the horse, falls on January 31.

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Travellers Tips

Travel Insider

The top five travel illnesses (and how to avoid them)

Traveller?s diarrhoea affects more than 50 per cent of travellers to developing countries and can last for many days.

Jane E Fraser Shall we add it to the list of Dumb Ways to Die? Heading to high risk holiday destinations without vaccinations is about as smart as eating a tube of superglue, but more and more Aussies are doing it.

Air travel

Big plane, short-haul: world's shortest superjumbo flights

Airbus A380 superjumbo

Kinny Cheng Travellers tend to associate the mighty Airbus A380 with long-haul flights from one corner of the globe to another, but that's not always the case.

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Map of China

Travel News

Avalon Airport axes ad over criticism it made light of domestic violence

The advertisement as seen on Avalon Airport's Facebook page.

5:29pm | Victoria's Avalon Airport has been forced to ditch its new advertising campaign after being accused of making light of domestic violence.

UK tourist recounts 'hellish' time in Sri Lanka over Buddha tattoo

10:09am | A 37-year-old British nurse has recounted her "hellish" experience in Sri Lanka after she was arrested and sent to a deportation centre for sporting a Buddha tattoo deemed offensive by authorities.

Stowaway reportedly eyed Africa

9:05am | As relatives make themselves scarce after a 15-year-old Santa Clara boy survived a flight from San Jose to Maui in a jetliner's wheel well over the weekend, Hawaiian media have reported the boy may have been trying to get to his mother in Africa.

Hang onto your seat: it's gondola be an after-dark ride to thrill

JASON DOWLING | First we had the illuminated Melbourne Star wheel for a spin after dark - next may be a midnight ride to Arthurs Seat on new multimillion-dollar gondola.

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