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Wider airline seat for obese flyers


The growing number of obese travellers has prompted Airbus to design extra-wide seats for its popular A320 jets, but at the expense of slim passengers.

Rather than have rows of three seats, each 18in

Fliers ‘lose sleep’ over flight times


Flying to Europe or the US can be an exciting prospect, but it also means spending a sleepless night as airlines operating on these routes have flights taking off at odd times, post-midnight, much to

More takers for EMI-driven tours

It is not just vehicles, electronic gadgets or home loan that is on offer for an EMI. This option has emerged as the latest trend in the travel trade to visit the dream destinations and is fast catchi

Families spend more while holidaying

Indian families appear to be willing to spend more and be merrier while holidaying. This latest trend in travel came to the fore during a survey at the inaugural of Asia Pacific Family Travel 2012.

Rules to check airfares soon


The government is likely to frame rules very soon that will crack down on both excessive airfares charged from passengers by airlines as well as predatory airfares that will ensure a level playing fie

Foreign plane detained at Jaipur

India has detained a foreign-operated chartered plane, flying from Karachi to Dhaka, at Jaipur after it deviated from its flight path and flew over a high-security Indian Air Force (IAF) combat base i

Green signal for bullet train from Mumbai to Ahmedabad

Two ambitious rail projects - proposed elevated rail corridor in Mumbai and a bullet train between Ahmedabad and Mumbai - got a boost on Wednesday as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh finalised the target

‘Indian professionals do office work up to 3 hrs on holiday’


Most of the Indian professionals are unable to banish work while on a holiday, working up to three hours instead of enjoying the free time with family and friends, a survey revealed.

At least 62 bodies recovered from Nigerian plane crash site


Rescue workers have so far pulled at least 62 bodies from the wreckage of a plane that crashed in Nigeria's largest city of Lagos, an official said as searches pressed on Monday at the site of the dev

Passenger plane crashes in Nigeria's largest city

A passenger plane has crashed into a two-story building in Nigeria's largest city of Lagos on Sunday, officials said.

Casualty figures were not yet known, said Lagos state emergency manager Femi Oke-

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