transport
Armed Police Start Patrolling the UK’s Trains

British Transport Police is upping its visibility in the UK, announcing that it's to start having armed police patrolling the overground trains, like we're in some sort of futuristic society-gone-bad sci-fi thriller but with shitter Wi-Fi. Read More >>

travel
Gatwick Leaves Bags Behind to Make Everyone Extra Miserable This Weekend

Gatwick airport has been deliberately sending people off to their destinations without their bags this morning, because its baggage system wasn't working properly for a few hours. Read More >>

money
Travelex Kills Its Fee-Free Supercard

Travelex offered its fee-free Supercard to keen travellers as a way to avoid steep charges when paying for things abroad. If you've been away then you will be aware that you get charged a one-off fee by your card company, as well as an exchange rate conversion which usually doesn't work in your favour. Read More >>

Eurostar
Eurostar Will Go Direct From London To Amsterdam This Year

Eurostar plans to offer a direct route from London to Amsterdam before the year is up. You can already use the service to get to the city now, but you need to change to a different, albeit high-speed, train to get to either Rotterdam or Amsterdam. The new service will go direct in little under four hours and there will be two trains per day. Read More >>

travel
Would You Pay to be Able to Recline Your Chair on a Plane?

There are few things more irritating about air travel than sitting down for a long flight, only to have the person in front of you tilt their chair all the way back for the duration. To the point where you can actually 3D print your own gizmos to prevent it from happening. Read More >>

travel
The US May Ban Laptops on All Flights From Europe

If you're planning on heading to the US anytime soon, you should probably prepare a decent amount of low-tech entertainment to keep yourself busy. European security officials have told The Daily Beast that all passengers flying in from Europe will not be allowed to take laptops inside the cabin. Read More >>

transport
Stansted Crashed This Morning and Flights Were Missed

Getting through security at Stansted airport this morning was even more soul-destroying than usual, and managed to involve even higher levels of indignity than slowly shuffling up a queue with your shoes in your hands, your belt in a plastic bag and killing on your mind. Read More >>

google
Google’s New Toy Lets You Teleport Around The World From Your Phone

We love Google's AI experiments, and the latest one is weirdly addictive considering it's just a mashup of things that already existed. Read More >>

london
Crossrail Trains Are Now Making Regular Appearances Ahead Of Schedule

Train fans will be excited to hear that the first Elizabeth Line (Crossrail) stock has started making regular appearances on the line, ahead of its official opening later this month (pinch, punch, etc). Read More >>

locations
Soon You’ll be Able to Visit Gotham City and Metropolis, Assuming You Don’t Mind Going to Abu Dhabi First

As of next year, you’ll be able to travel to the new Warner Bros. World in Abu Dhabi and visit, amongst other WB-themed locations, Metropolis and Gotham City-inspired theme parks. Because everybody knows how much family fun people have in Gotham City! Read More >>

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‘Land of Legends’ Will Make You See Wales In A Whole New Light

Tourism websites are usually a pretty cringey affair, with slogans straight from the 80s and stock photos of people enjoying themselves on generic beaches. The new one for Wales, though, doesn't have any of that – it's got a distinctly neckbeardy flavour. And we love it. Read More >>

transport
Pilots Cheating on Language Exams Could Cause a Catastrophe

The poor English of some pilots has been highlighted by the Civil Aviation Authority, which says that there's evidence pointing to overseas fliers cheating on their English exams in order to land jobs shuttling our pale bodies to and from the cheaper parts of Europe. Read More >>

travel
UK Joins US in Banning Laptops and Tablets on Some Flights

Anything bigger than a phablet will have to go in the hold luggage on some flights into the UK, with the government joining the US in requiring passengers from six countries to stow tablets, ereaders and laptops in the hold, lest their batteries actually be bombs. Read More >>

travel
Tours to the Titanic Offered for £86,000

A travel company says it has the technology to take people on romantic mini breaks around the wreck of the Titanic, with the asking price of just £86,000 per ticket making it the ideal Father's Day gift for the tech executive that's not quite rich enough to make it to the moon. Read More >>

security
How To Protect Your Private Data When You Travel To The United States

On January 30th – three days after US President Donald Trump signed an executive order restricting immigration from several predominantly Muslim countries – an American scientist employed by NASA was detained at the US border until he relinquished his phone and PIN to border agents. Travellers are also reporting border agents reviewing their Facebook feeds, while the Department of Homeland Security considers requiring social media passwords as a condition of entry. Read More >>