THIS is the terrifying moment a "late" passenger ran onto the tarmac at an Australian Airport today and tried to smash his way onto the wrong plane. The dramatic scenes unfolded in Melbourne after the man missed his flight and then tried to storm the Jetstar plane which was waiting for take off. The fuming traveller can be seen charging up the outdoor steps to the parked plane before trying to wrench the door open. Amazingly a small gap quickly appears around he security exit as he tugs at the handle. The man broke through security inside the terminal about 9.30am and ran towards the Airbus that had just offloaded its passengers. Footage obtained by 9 News shows him trying to rip the door off the plane, including putting his foot up on the fuselage to get a better grip. After several attempts he started to kick at the door before he was tackled by worried ground crew. It’s reported he was furious about missing a flight that had departed hours earlier, and was illegally smoking … [Read more...] about Security scare at Melbourne Airport as late Jetstar passenger tries to RIP OPEN plane door after breaking through security
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A BRITISH woman who packed up her life into a van to travel around Europe with her Australian boyfriend loves life on the road so much that she is shipping it Down Under to continue the adventure.Hannah Jenkins, 26, from Aberdeen, Scotland met Oliver Whittaker, 27, from Melbourne, Australia while they were both working as product designers in Bristol.The couple, who now have more than 26,000 followers on Instagram, hit it off and decided buying a house and settling down wasn’t for them as they craved adventure.The pair bought a Volkswagen Transporter T5 and converted it into a cosy mobile home over the course of four months, working mainly on weekends.Hannah said: “Coming from opposite sides of the world, travel quickly became a big part of our relationship; something that allowed us to show each other the parts of our continent that we both love.“A lot of our friends had started buying houses and settling down, but somehow it just didn't feel right for us. At this … [Read more...] about Couple who travelled Europe in a converted old work van loved life on the road so much that they’re now shipping it Down Under
MEET the young couple who ditched loved ones to live on their bus "Bilby" - after splashing out £1,800 to convert it into a mobile home.Liam Kenny and girlfriend Ali Kelly-McCudden, both 24, were inspired to buy the bus on their journey home from a camping trip last year.Liam said they drove past a similar bus, and immediately he started researching to buy one of his own.He added: "Over a period of about eight months I was researching non-stop about people living in buses and vans.“We considered buying a van but decided if we were going to be living it full-time we could do with the extra space."The couple, who have been together for 18 months, met through friends and their love of the great outdoors instantly drew them together.Over a course of nine months, the Australian pair rushed home from work each day to convert their beloved bus.They used a combination of recycled timber, an old fence from Liam's friend and cushions made out of an old sofa bed.Liam added: "We … [Read more...] about Meet the adventurous couple who have quit their jobs to travel across Australia in a converted bus
A FAMILY grieving the death of a young woman killed in the Melbourne car massacre called her a 'a bright bubble of joy' and a 'badass' in a heartbreaking tribute.Five people, including a three-month-old boy, died after Dimitrious Gargasoulas, 26, allegedly mowed down a crowd in the central shopping area on Friday.Now the family of insurance company consultant Jess Mudie, 22, who was visiting Melbourne from Sydney, have released a statement about the loss of their "most badass daughter and sister"."You will always be a part of us and are one of the strongest people we know," it said."'Remember me in the morning' is your cocktail of choice, and your personality ensures that will always be the case."You are strong, beautiful, determined, always work hard to get what you want and never shy away from a challenge. You always tell it like it is and if someone wanted the truth you would not be afraid to tell them."You are so head strong and assertive in everything that you … [Read more...] about Insurance broker, 22, from Sydney among the five people killed in horrific Melbourne car massacre as first pictures of victims emerge
Wagner as legal tender? On Mai 22, 2013, on the 200th anniversary of the birth of Richard Wagner, a 10 euro coin will be released with his head on it. The irony of that decision by the German Ministry of Finance would have not been lost on the composer, who often found himself fleeing from creditors. But just as the ubiquitous "Mozartkugeln" reveal little about their namesake’s art, getting a grasp on the activities of the Wagner anniversary year requires a survey of the world's stages. It soon becomes clear that in 2013 Wagner will be seen, heard, sung, played and celebrated as never before. "Ring" in the year Over the course of the year, the opera tetralogy "The Ring of the Nibelung" will be performed in Melbourne, Seattle and New York, Vienna and Milan, Berlin, Hamburg, Munich and Frankfurt, Paris and London - some in already familiar productions and others with a fresh take. That's not the entire Wagnerian cosmos; the composer's other music dramas are also at a peak in … [Read more...] about A travel guide to Siegfried & Co.