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A passenger flight in India was reportedly grounded when members of staff spotted rodents running around the cabin.

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How can I avoid more baggage misery at Gatwick later this month?

Q. We had a miserable experience at Gatwick last weekend, waiting 90 minutes for luggage after a flight from Valencia and we were the lucky ones! The carousels were immobile, there were thousands of people waiting and a complete absence of information. I'm flying from Gatwick and back again later this month. How can I avoid problems? Name witheld

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Jonathan Scott: My life in travel

'If I had one day left in my life, I'd spend it in the Maasai Mara'
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