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Screening passengers might calm the public, but it won’t stop Ebola. Screening passengers might calm the public, but it won’t stop Ebola. Eduardo Munoz/Reuters

Airport screening isn’t about stopping Ebola – it’s about controlling borders

In 1728, the Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI ordered that a 1,200-mile fortified chain of guard posts along the entire eastern boundary of his lands be made into a permanent Pestkordon. Travelers and their…
A carrier’s liability for damage, loss or delay of baggage is governed by a number of overarching international treaties. A carrier’s liability for damage, loss or delay of baggage is governed by a number of overarching international treaties. Adam Fagen

What to claim for lost, delayed or damaged bags on overseas flights

If you get on a plane and your baggage ends up being delayed, damaged or lost, who’s responsible: you or the airline? And what rules apply when you’re flying between different countries – even if you don’t…
Lapping up the rays… in Scarborough. Lapping up the rays… in Scarborough. Jonathan Pow/PA Archive

Hard Evidence: is this a line in the sand for the staycation?

Bognor or Borneo? Penzance or Paris? Scarborough or Sao Paulo? The decision of whether to spend your annual leave holidaying in a foreign clime, at a campsite in the UK, or even just in your back garden…
Holidays: sun, sea, surf and surgery? Holidays: sun, sea, surf and surgery? Gerard Stolk

Medical tourism isn’t all faulty breast implants and NHS fraud

Medical tourism is often associated with an image of sun, sand and surgery; patients travelling mostly from rich countries in the global North to exotic destinations for medical treatments at a lower cost…
Coming down to earth - just like house prices near airports. Coming down to earth - just like house prices near airports. Steve Parsons/PA

New runways to support leisure even as transport at home is cut

The interim report of the Davies Airports Commission published this week presents an in-depth analysis of aviation’s value to the UK economy and suggests the country will need a new runway by 2030, and…
How do you stop young Australians from participating in risky activities overseas? How do you stop young Australians from participating in risky activities overseas? Flickr/vampirogordo

Fatal attraction: young Australians travelling on the edge

Australians love to travel the world. In 2011 more than 7.5 million Australians (or more than one third of all Australians) travelled outside the country. Of course, most Australian travellers abroad have…
Qantas management have taken a risky approach to end their dispute with unions. Qantas management have taken a risky approach to end their dispute with unions. AFP/William West

Planes set to fly again - but what now for Qantas?

Qantas planes are set to return to the air today after Fairwork Australia ruled to terminate an industrial dispute that grounded the airline over the weekend. The extraordinary action on Saturday by Qantas…
The Australian government decides what help it will provide to travellers caught in civil unrest, like these foreign tourists in Thailand. The Australian government decides what help it will provide to travellers caught in civil unrest, like these foreign tourists in Thailand. EPA/Rungroj Yongrit

What will your country do for you? Aussies in trouble overseas

The passport all Australians carry overseas is not just an entry or exit permit in and out of countries. It represents our nationality and our rights when abroad, as well as the rights and duties the government…

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