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25 October 2011 09:06
An 'undefinable' smell has forced a Madrid-bound flight to land
A Lufthansa flight that carried 85 passengers was forced to land in Zurich on Friday due to a strange smell coming from the kitchen of the plane.
The Airbus 320 flying from Frankfurt to Madrid was diverted to the Swiss city as three out of six crew members had trouble breathing.
According to the airport spokesperson Jasmin Bodmer, although there was no risk to the passengers or the crew members, the decision for the stopover was "purely a precautionary" measure.
All passengers were rebooked on to other planes to Madrid.
Unforeseeable instances like these highlight the need for an appropriate level of
travel insurance, including adequate cover for any delays.
Nobody was injured, but the crew members, who complained of having respiratory irritations, were taken to hospital for observation.
28 October 2016
The success of the Hobbit fantasy film trilogy is fuelling tourism interest in New Zealand, new research suggests.
27 October 2016
Efforts are being made to tempt more young Britons on working holidays to Australia.
26 October 2016
People could be at a bigger risk of having high blood pressure if their home is close to a busy road, research has suggested.
25 October 2016
Almost 200 ill youngsters have been given the chance to enjoy a holiday of a lifetime thanks to the annual Dreamflight trip.
22 October 2016
A "perfect storm" of the falling value of the pound and security fears means holidaymakers are avoiding travel in Europe during October half-term.
21 October 2016
A union is warning of travel chaos over the Christmas period at four major UK airports, unless a baggage carrier transfers staff to other companies.
20 October 2016
Thousands of passengers faced travel chaos yesterday after rail service through the Channel Tunnel was suspended because of a power failure.
19 October 2016
People planning holidays from Gatwick Airport in the run up to Christmas could face travel chaos as unions threaten to strike over a pension dispute.
18 October 2016
Eurostar has said it will cut 12 services from London St Pancras to Paris and Brussels.
15 October 2016
Tourists in Thailand are being advised to "behave respectfully" and wear "sombre" clothing as the country mourns King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
14 October 2016
Holidaymakers are being warned to buy currency in advance as exchange rates being offered are as little as 0.96 euro to the pound at airports.
13 October 2016
Scientists say there is strong evidence air pollution and vitamin D deficiency can cause dementia.