Chickens on a plane: Yom Kippur ritual performed by air for Jews in locked-down Melbourne – Jewish Lifestyle

A Melbourne, Australia, pilot took to the skies with three chickens Sunday to carry out a pre-Yom Kippur ritual that was otherwise off limits for that city’s locked-down Jews.

Kapparot, practiced by some Orthodox Jews, involves swinging a live chicken over one’s head three times and reciting a prayer to transfer sins to the bird. The chicken is then slaughtered and donated to the poor.

This year, with large gatherings

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A taste for travel? Finnair to sell plane food in shops

HELSINKI (AP) — Finnish carrier Finnair will start selling business class airplane food in supermarkets in a move to keep its catering staff employed and to offer a taste of the airline experience to those missing flying in the COVID-19 times.



FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 16, 2009 file photo, passenger planes of the Finnish national airline company Finnair stand on the tarmac at Helsinki international airport, Helsinki. Finnish carrier Finnair will start selling business class airplane food in supermarkets in a move to keep its catering staff employed and to offer a taste of the airline experience to those missing flying in the COVID-19 times. The state-controlled airline said that in a pilot scheme the handmade meals, called “Taste of Finnair", would initially be offered at one store as of Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. (Markku Ulander/Lehtikuva via AP, file)


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FILE – In this Monday, Nov. 16, 2009 file photo, passenger planes of the Finnish national airline company Finnair stand on the tarmac at

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Jet-set by page not plane to exotic and unforgettable travel destinations | INDULGE Miami

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During these pandemic times, I’ve been traveling by swapping stories of voyages past with good friends and, of course, through books. With a little imagination and a good story, it turns out we can still travel anywhere. Here are a few of my favorite transporting reads, that leave me daydreaming about my next adventure with every turn of the page.

“A man who’s been married four times

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[UPDATED] Until the Last Plane, ICBM and more will be available to play during the Steam Game Festival

By Joe Robinson

08 Oct 2020

Valve is gearing up for another ‘game festival’ on Steam, which is due to kick off later today. This will be the fourth such event to happen after the first one debuted in December last year, and is a special event where players will be able to play demos of newly released and upcoming games.

For this event, games that are due to launch

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COVID-19: Why the air in a plane may be safer than in a building

Boeing, Airbus and Brazil’s Embraer made separate but similar pitches about the safety of air travel during the coronavirus pandemic.

In contrast to cruise ships, airliners have not proven to be hot beds for COVID-19 infections. 

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) claims that just 44 people have become infected with COVID-19 while on board an airplane since the pandemic began hitting the industry in early 2020.

In its survey

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Jenison newlywed killed in Colorado plane crash remembered for love of adventure

JENISON, MI — A Jenison woman who died with her husband in a Colorado plane crash — just four days after their wedding — is being remembered for her love of adventure.

Lindsey Vogelaar, 33, and Costas Sivyllis, 30, died Monday, Oct. 5 in the crash near Telluride. They were headed home to Florida in Sivyllis’ private plane.

“Lindsey was the most fun, energetic person ever with an infectious laugh

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Vrbo is giving away 25 vacations worth $5,000 in some of its most iconic rentals, from a plane to a castle



This resort in Texas sleeps 37 and comes with its own water park. Courtesy of Vrbo


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This resort in Texas sleeps 37 and comes with its own water park. Courtesy of Vrbo

  • To celebrate its 25th anniversary, vacation rental company Vrbo is giving away 25 vacations worth $5,000 at 25 of its most iconic properties.
  • To enter, you need to upload a throwback family vacation photo to Instagram or Facebook with #VrboTurns25 before October 18, 2020.
  • The winners can then choose which
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This Really Strange Looking Plane Could Change Air Travel Forever

Here’s What You Need To Remember: The resulting fuel efficiency benefits are staggering. Otto Aviation claims that the Celera 500L’s range is 4,500 nautical miles. While most jets of a comparable size get a paltry two two-three miles per gallon of fuel, Otto Aviation claims that the Celera 500L gets an outstanding 18 to 25 miles per gallon of fuel — almost enough to get from Los Angeles to London

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Protection officer travelling with Dominic Raab leaves gun on plane

A police protection officer who was travelling with Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has been suspended from duties after leaving his gun on a plane – in what is the second similar incident in less than a year.

The officer left the weapon at London’s Heathrow Airport on Friday after going on a trip to the US with Mr Raab for talks about Brexit with senior officials.

It is believed to

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Patients travelling hundreds of miles by plane and ferry just to get a filling

Dental patients are travelling hundreds of miles on planes and ferries to get treatment. Dentists in Glasgow are seeing patients privately from as far away as Skye and Aberdeen because they cannot access NHS appointments locally due to Covid rules.

Brendan Murphy, who runs the Appletree dental clinic in Glasgow, said: “I’ve been seeing patients who have come from as far afield as Skye, the Highlands, Aberdeen and Dundee privately

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NTSB won’t travel to investigate deadly plane crash

Pembroke, N.Y. (WBEN) – The National Transportation Safety Board would normally already be on the ground and investigating the deadly plane crash that took the lives of prominent attorney Steve Barnes and his niece Elizabeth Barnes Friday.



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Due in part to COVID-19 risks, the NTSB will not be traveling to the scene of the crash and will not be updating the media on the crash investigation.

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Military plane carrying air force cadets crashes in Ukraine, killing 22

By Natalia Zinets

KYIV (Reuters) – A military transport plane carrying air force cadets crashed and burst into flames near a highway in northeastern Ukraine on Friday evening, killing at least 22 people on board, officials said.

The Antonov An-26 aircraft crashed while trying to land during a training exercise, the General Staff of the Armed Forces Ruslan Khomchak said in a statement, adding that at least two more people

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Passengers want barriers in plane cabins, aviation industry says

Airline passengers want visible plastic barriers in the cabin to reinstill confidence in flying during the pandemic, saying they do not all trust industry assurances about high air quality onboard, aviation industry executives said on Thursday.

Other pandemic-related trends could include more private business class seating on narrowbody planes, adding touchless lavatory features and permanent conversions of passenger planes to freighters, according to a panel at

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The 49ers’ road trip has included numerous injuries, a MRI truck breakdown, and a six-hour plane delay

While the San Francisco 49ers picked up a 31-13 road win over the New York Jets Sunday and improved to 1-1 on the year, just about everything other than that result has gone poorly for them on this road trip. That game included a ton of injuries to 49ers’ stars, including quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, running back Raheem Mostert, running back Tevin Coleman, defensive end Nick Bosa (seen above getting carted

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Not leaving on a jet plane: Oil rebound hinges on return of international flights

Jet fuel consumption remains the hardest hit section of the global oil market as passengers avoid air travel as a result of the pandemic and government travel restrictions.

The specific problems of the jet market explain why refinery margins for closely related distillates such as diesel are being hit much harder than benchmark oil prices.

Jet’s travails have helped push distillate margins to their lowest levels for more than a

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Police protection officer travelling with Dominic Raab ‘left his gun on a plane at Heathrow’

A police protection officer who was travelling with Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has been suspended from duties after allegedly leaving his gun on a plane.

The officer had been travelling with Mr Raab on a visit to the US when he reportedly left his gun on a plane at London’s Heathrow Airport on Friday.

According to the BBC, a cleaner is said to have found the loaded Glock 19 pistol

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Protection officer travelling with Raab stood down after leaving gun on plane

A police protection officer who was travelling with Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has been suspended from duties after leaving his gun on a plane.

The officer had been travelling with Mr Raab on a visit to the US when he left his gun on a plane at London’s Heathrow Airport on Friday.

The gun was reportedly found by a cleaner.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “We are aware of the

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