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A drunk passenger on a flight from Calgary to London forced a plane to land. It cost him $16,000.


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David Stephen Young, 44, was ordered by a judge to pay WestJet for 20,000 tons of wasted fuel the pilot dumped over Alberta to safely land the aircraft back in Calgary on Jan. 4.

The fine came after he pleaded guilty last week to resisting arrest and failing to comply with safety instructions during the fight, according to USA Today.

Young had reportedly had six alcoholic beverages pre-flight and became unruly after take-off.

According to the court documents, passengers and the crew “were left shaken and threatened by [Young’s] behavior” that was “verbally aggressive.”

The actual burden to WestJet could eclipse $150,000 when including costs such as passenger reimbursement, the paper reported. Provincial Judge Brian Stevenson gave WestJet the option to pursue damages through a civil case. The airline declined to say if it planned to do so.


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TOP 5 CITIES IN EUROPE TO VISIT WITH CHILDREN

Planning a family vacation can be a challenging task, especially when you have children to consider. There are so many packages pitched at families looking for an amazing getaway. We’ll take a look at some of the finest cities in Europe that offer fun, beauty and history, that the whole family can enjoy.

1. London

  • London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.
  • Has been a major settlement for two millennia.
  • A leading global city in the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, professional services, research and development, tourism and transportation.
  • Tons of outside parks for fun picnics and activities.
  • World-famous museums

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2. Rome

  • Capital of Italy
  • Rome’s history spans 28 centuries, making it one of the oldest continuously occupied sites in Europe.
  • Historic tours through ancient Rome
  • Has the status of a global city.
  • Widely Recognized as the fashion capitol of the world
  • Has some of the most delectable food in Europe
  • Children can have fun playing games and learning about the ancient culture of this city

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3. Paris

  • Capital of France
  • A wealth of activity for the whole family to do
  • Especially known for its museums and architectural landmarks
  • Also known for its large and maze-like gardens that can be found across the city

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4. Amsterdam

  • Cultural capital of the Netherlands
  • In 2012, Amsterdam was ranked the second best city to live in by the Economist Intelligence Unit
  • Awesome city to bring the kids to
  • Kids will love its beautiful canals, ancient merchant history and cycle culture

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5. REYKJAVIK

  • Iceland’s capital and largest city
  • World’s northernmost capital of a sovereign state
  • Summers are cool, with temperatures fluctuating between 10 and 15 °C (50 and 59 °F)
  • Excellent vacation for families with children
  • Among the cleanest, greenest, and safest cities in the world

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Milestone Hotel, London


  • Address: 1 Kensington Court, London, W8 5DL
  • Telephone: +44 (0)20 7917 1000

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Discover the five star Milestone Hotel, in the heart of fashionable Kensington, perfect for exploring London’s many iconic attractions, and an abundance of world-renowned shopping including the famous stores of Harrods and Harvey Nichols, and the boutique and antique shops of Church Street.

Each of the deluxe guest rooms, luxurious suites and long-stay residences have been individually designed and decorated with unique character and charm – from the dramatic to the serene. With warm smiles and sublime service at every turn, enjoy fine British dining in Cheneston’s Restaurant, unwind in the Stables Bar, relax in the sauna or heated resistance pool, sip cocktails in the Conservatory, or indulge in a delicious traditional English Afternoon Tea by the fire in the Lounge.

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Each guest room at The Milestone is a work of art – a grand statement of colour and style – adorned with fine fabrics, fresh flowers, antique furnishings, and rare artworks. No two rooms or suites are alike, yet each of our 44 deluxe guest rooms, 12 luxury suites and six long-stay residences casts its own spell, some with wonderful views overlooking Kensington Palace and Gardens.

Each room is an outstanding example of romantic elegance, comfort, and luxury, and yet each combines the latest 21st-century technology that one would expect from a mansion property of its calibre – with complimentary high-speed wireless internet and interactive TV with movies on demand. You’ll find plenty of thoughtful touches such as home-made cookies, chilled mineral water, hand-picked seasonal fruits and complimentary newspapers to name a few.

Located in the center of London, this family-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Kensington Palace and Thackeray Gallery. Kensington Roof Gardens and Albert Memorial are also within 10 minutes.

Hotel Amenities

In addition to a full-service spa, The Milestone Hotel features an indoor pool and a fitness center. The hotel offers a restaurant. Guests can unwind with a drink at one of hotel’s 2 bars/lounges. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary.

This 5-star property offers access to a 24-hour business center and meeting rooms. This Georgian hotel also offers spa services, tour/ticket assistance, and concierge services. Parking is available onsite for a surcharge.

Room Amenities

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • DVD player 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Phone 
  • Minibar 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Deep soaking bathtub 
  • Slippers 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Desk 
  • Digital TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired Internet 
  • iPod docking station 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Room service (24 hours)


Rating   9.4/10