On board Ryanair’s first luxury jet: did it make me feel like a VIP?

As corporate jet services go, this was more prosecco class than champagne but it might take off with groups of sport fans Hen parties are among the target market for the £4,000 an hour service. Photograph: Fintan Clarke/Ryanair There is no scrum at the boarding gate and enough legroom to tap dance in. This is Ryanair, but not as we know it. With the tap of plastic champagne flutes, the Irish airline’s new corporate jet service embarked on its maiden voyage on Tuesday, with a short hop from London Gatwick…

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New bar car on board Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

A new Bar Car christened ‘3674’ is unveiled aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. ‘3674’s’ new interiors feature vibrant blues and golds, reflecting the iconic livery of the historic carriages and patterns inspired by the train’s marquetry. ‘3674’ is the social hub of the legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express and the scene of many a celebration from romantic proposals to milestone anniversaries and birthdays. Gathered together in the bar car, guests are transported to a by-gone era of elegance. Head barman Walter Nisi has created a new cocktail menu for the 2016 season and…

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Nepal missing passenger jet with 23 people on board crashes in Myagdi

A small passenger plane with 23 people on board including crew members has crashed after it went missing while it was flying over the Himalayas. The Tara Twin Otter plane was carrying two children and several foreign tourists. A search operation was earlier launched for the missing aircraft while the fate of the people aboard the plane remains unknown. Senior police official Mahendra Pokhare has confirmed to the Himalayan Times that the plane went down in Myagdi district. Emergency personnel are rushing to the crash site. The airlines said the…

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