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Manchester-Houston-Sydney: a new one-stop option to Australia that is opened up by the latest ultra-long-haul route, from Texas to New South Wales  http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/houston-sydney-ultra-long-haul-flight-direct-non-stop-united-airlines-new-route-boeing-dreamliner-a8163276.html 
A380: with close to 1,000 votes in, 33% say they love it, 32% prefer newer aircraft and 35% couldn't care less. Thank you for voting. Here's my take on what went wrong (and what might yet still go right) for the world's biggest passenger plane.  http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/airbus-a380-super-jumbo-a350-boeing-787-dreamliner-malaysia-airlines-heathrow-dubai-emirates-777-a8162731.html 
Double (deck) or quits: Airbus gives Emirates an ultimatum on the future of the world's biggest passenger plane, the Airbus A380. Would you be sad if the SuperJumbo was grounded?  http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/airbus-a380-superjumbo-emirates-order-john-leahy-grounded-double-decker-a8161961.html 
Cultured, warm and intriguing. No, not me: Fort Lauderdale, in a sunny corner of South Florida and newly accessible from the UK  http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/visit-florida/fort-lauderdale-a-city-full-of-history-and-art-a8159671.html 
@kwjourno @Steveinchelt @Ryanair Cabin baggage allowance is unchanged; you can still take 44 litre bag+14 litre bag without paying. The only difference today vs yesterday is that now you KNOW your larger bag is going in the hold unless you buy priority Can you provide anything in writing suggesting otherwise? SC
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