The Queen flies Easyjet, travel reviews from space and a new decorating service - travel news roundup from April 1, 2010, April Fools' Day.
Royal flights by Easyjet?
Faced with a mounting bill for the upkeep of her palaces, the Queen seems to be cutting back on travel expenses. A new YouTube video uploaded appears to show Her Majesty's entourage pulling up to an Easyjet aircraft, and then the Queen herself stepping aboard.
Traveler Reviews from Space
Richard Branson's Galactic service may be some years from launch, but that hasn't stopped space tourists posting reviews on TripAdvisor's latest email update. "Everything was covered in dust," said one traveler, less than enamored with their trip to the moon. Quite.
The DIY boutique hotel suite
Ever wanted that hotel-feel in your own bedroom? Complete with minibar auto-restock, six month's supply of pillow chocolates and flamingo-pattern wallpaper, the new HomeSmith kit from Mr & Mrs Smith allows guests to take their bedroom home with them.
In-car hunger monitoring
Japanese brand Infiniti's new "Gastronomi" system reduces the dangers of driving whilst hungry, says the firm, flashing up a knife and fork if a pre-determined volume of rumbling is heard from the driver. Infiniti's engineers have developed the technology after several years of research, and periods of starvation, in conjunction with the Narita Office for Subsistence and Health (NOSH) in Japan.
Budget Space Tourism
Flight comparison site Skyscanner has announced budget flights into space, for those unwilling to splash out on the $200,000 Virgin Galactic flights. There will be no in-flight service, no baggage allowance and no seating - passengers will have to stand throughout the duration of the space flight, "although ‘buttock and arm pit support' will be available".
April 1 is known around the world as "April Fools' Day" or "All Fools' Day", where jokes and hoaxes are played out to deceive the gullible and/or unsuspecting. Although its origin is the subject of some debate, the earliest known mention is by Chaucer in the Canterbury Tales (1392).Reuse content