In Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days, Phileas Fogg manages to circumnavigate the globe within the allotted time frame. How would he fare today? Photo: Alamy

Around the world in 2019 – following in Phileas Fogg’s footsteps

  • Jules Verne’s intrepid Victorian traveller accepted a bet to circumnavigate the globe in 80 days or less
  • While some of the route would be impassable today, modern travel has made a span of the planet possible in a mere 53 hours
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In Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days, Phileas Fogg manages to circumnavigate the globe within the allotted time frame. How would he fare today? Photo: Alamy
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How to find cheap flights – when air fare errors make first-class travel accessible to all

  • Earlier this year, Cathay Pacific erroneously sold first and business-class tickets at economy-class prices
  • Mistakes like these can be found, and taken advantage of, with the help of certain apps – here’s how
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