Kate ditched at hotelIt seems that a life-size cut-out of Kate Middleton is easily left off the packing check list. UK hotel chain, Premier Inn, has revealed some of the most unusual items holidaymakers ditched in their hotel room over the summer. A cardboard Duchess of Cambridge, 18 masks of the Queen and 12 masks of Prince Philip were amongst the oddest items left behind.Pizza the action in PhillyThin and crispy or deep pan? Pizza Brain, the first museum dedicated to the world-famous Italian export, has them all. Philadelphia’s unique pizza parlour has been recognised by the Guinness Book of Records as housing the largest collection of pizza memorabilia. From headphones shaped like pizza slices, to artwork of perhaps pizza’s most famous patrons, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Cowabunga!Ecuador’s Equator blunderA theme park in Ecuador has lost its claim to fame. Middle of the World, visited by half-a-million tourists a year, does not in fact lie across the middle of the world, park authorities have admitted. Rather than lying directly on it, it lies 240 metres north of the Equator. The blunder was discovered using the latest GPS technology.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Ostriches save jetlagA fitful 40 winks with your head against the plane window isn’t going to help you arrive at your destination fresh-faced. But developers at Kawamura-Ganjavian studios have come up with the ultimate travel pillow, designed to make napping on the move much more comfortable. The (synthetic) Ostrich Pillow sounds pretty comfy, just a shame that it looks like a padded balaclava!New sliding seats for speedy boardingDo you hate having to stand in the aisles, waiting for other passengers to take off their coats, stow away hand luggage and generally faff around when you’re boarding a flight? A company in Denver have designed the first ‘Side-Slip Seat’ to speed up boarding. The aisle seat folds on to the middle one, widening the aisle from 19 to 43 inches. This means you get more time to browse the duty free and the airplane takes off on time: win-win all-round! Coming to a budget airline near you – hopefully! RelatedHow to survive a long-haul flightEight hours or more in a crowded aircraft cabin might sound like your worst nightmare, but flying long-haul can be heaven with a little preparation and a few home comforts. Follow our 10 survival tips for long flights and you’ll emerge refreshed, relaxed and ready to start your holiday as…How to survive a long-haul flightEight hours in a stuffy aircraft cabin might sound like your worst nightmare, but flying long-haul can be a dream with a little preparation and a few home comforts. Follow our 10 survival tips for long flights to emerge refreshed, relaxed and ready to start your holiday when you touch…10 travel tips to get a good night’s sleep on a long-haul flight with Air TransatWhat’s your trick for getting to sleep on a plane? A luxury eye mask? Noise-cancelling headphones? Meditation?