With headline fares from just £150 each way, Norwegian’s new flights from Gatwick to Singapore promise to make south-east Asia more affordable than ever. But is travelling 6,764 miles, for 12 hours and 45 minutes, on what claims to be the world’s longest budget flight, with luxuries such as food and checked luggage costing extra, actually a pleasurable experience? Thanks largely to Norwegian’s new fleet of hi-tech 787-9 Dreamliners, yes it is.
Summer is over, you’re back at work and there’s a significant chill in the air. But rather than wallow in post-holiday blues, now is the time to count up your remaining holiday dates and start planning all the wonderful things you could do with them. In the UK, employees’ holiday allowances either run from the end of December and over the following 12 months, or over the tax year, which runs April to April. Here are some suggestions for where to go based on how many holiday dates you have left.
There's not much more satisfying in life than sitting with a pint in front of an awe-inspiring view. Beer gardens are something that Britain does best (other countries have copied our pubs but you will be hard pressed to find a wobbly picnic bench outside one). Up and down the UK are pub back gardens that look onto some of our most beautiful countryside or iconic buildings.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".