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AirAsia scraps fuel surcharges as oil price plummets 


By Mon, Jan 26, 2015 1:58PM UTC Pic: AP.

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Southeast Asia’s biggest budget carrier AirAsia is scrapping fuel surcharges on tickets following the decline in global oil prices.

Bangkok airport taxi driver boycotts Japanese passengers

By Wed, Jan 21, 2015 4:40PM UTC Tourists wait for taxis outside Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport. Pic: AP.

At least one taxi driver at Bangkok’s main airport is apparently boycotting Japanese passengers. A picture widely circulated on social media shows a sign in a taxi window in Thai, English and Japanese – the English section reading “CESSATION OF THE JAPANESE PASSENGER”.

Japanese man’s Facebook rant highlights Thailand’s airport discomfort

By Wed, Jan 21, 2015 11:55AM UTC Queues at Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok. Image from Koki Aki's Facebook page.

An outraged Japanese man called attention to Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport this week with a social media rant on all its many shortcomings. Koki Aki, an expat living in Thailand, according to Coconuts Bangkok, blasted Thailand’s major travel hub for its long immigration lines and shady taxi arrangements.

Travel: Top 10 temple tour of Bali

By Mon, Jan 19, 2015 10:20AM UTC Travel: Top 10 temple tour of Bali

Bali is famed for its beaches, coasts and surf breaks, but it’s also known for its numerous ancient temples, many of which have become iconic landmarks, thanks in part to their beautiful locations on mountain slopes, cliff tops and by the sea. Some are so well known they have become

Scuffle between Air India pilot and engineer delays flight

By Sun, Jan 18, 2015 11:54AM UTC Pic: AP.

NEW DELHI (AP) — Air India said one of its flights was delayed Saturday after a pilot allegedly assaulted a ground engineer on board an aircraft as he prepared to take off for Paris from the southern Indian city of Chennai.

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