aviation

United goes Boom with supersonic aircraft order
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United goes Boom with supersonic aircraft order

The ‘Overture’ airliner will cut the New York to London flight time to three-and-a-half hours
4 Jun 2021
Behind the government’s plan for airport Covid quarantine
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Behind the government’s plan for airport Covid quarantine

Government to deploy security guards to enforce mandatory 11-night hotel stays
5 Feb 2021
Hotel quarantine rules: ‘another death knell’ for UK tourism and aviation 
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Hotel quarantine rules: ‘another death knell’ for UK tourism and aviation 

Dismayed industry leaders urge government to provide roadmap for recovery
28 Jan 2021
Quarantine-free travel: which countries are safe to visit?
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Quarantine-free travel: which countries are safe to visit?

Aruba is one of the places added to the safe list while Estonia and Latvia are removed
27 Nov 2020
EasyJet hit by £1.27bn annual loss
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EasyJet hit by £1.27bn annual loss

Low-cost airline plunges into the red for the first time in its 25-year history
17 Nov 2020
Owners increasingly believe their pets go to heaven
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Owners increasingly believe their pets go to heaven

And other stories from the stranger side of life
28 Oct 2020
What are the odds of catching Covid-19 on a plane?
Masks, visors and other PPE are thought to reduce the spread of Covid-19 on planes
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What are the odds of catching Covid-19 on a plane?

Studies suggest air travel is safe despite concerns about air quality
22 Oct 2020

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Climate experts fly more than fellow scientists, study finds
A fleet of British Airway planes sit on the runway at Glasgow Airport as an EasyJet plane takes off.
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Climate experts fly more than fellow scientists, study finds

Study results trigger calls for environmentalists to ‘look in the mirror’
20 Oct 2020
Burglar caught after leaving name and address at scene
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Burglar caught after leaving name and address at scene

And other stories from the stranger side of life
15 Oct 2020
First-class ‘in-flight’ dining on an A380 pop-up restaurant
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First-class ‘in-flight’ dining on an A380 pop-up restaurant

Singapore Airlines will serve meals on the world’s largest passenger aircraft​ parked at Changi Airport
13 Oct 2020
Killer whales declare war on Spanish fishing boats
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Killer whales declare war on Spanish fishing boats

And other stories from the stranger side of life
12 Oct 2020
Police seize more than 320,000 used condoms
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Police seize more than 320,000 used condoms

And other stories from the stranger side of life
25 Sep 2020
Future of aviation: Airbus to develop zero-emission aircraft
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Future of aviation: Airbus to develop zero-emission aircraft

European aerospace giant aims to launch the hydrogen-fuelled passenger planes by 2035
22 Sep 2020
Airline’s ‘flight to nowhere’ sells out in ten minutes
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Airline’s ‘flight to nowhere’ sells out in ten minutes

And other stories from the stranger side of life
18 Sep 2020
Man blows up his house trying to swat a fly
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Man blows up his house trying to swat a fly

And other stories from the stranger side of life
7 Sep 2020
Ryanair, Virgin Atlantic and Tui 'breaching refund promises'
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Ryanair, Virgin Atlantic and Tui 'breaching refund promises'

New probe finds that the three airlines are failing to keep promise to aviation watchdog to process passenger claims more quickly
12 Aug 2020
Fly from London to New York in just 90 minutes
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Fly from London to New York in just 90 minutes

Virgin Galactic reveals designs of 2,300mph supersonic jet
4 Aug 2020
‘Bomb scare’ flight in emergency landing at Stansted
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‘Bomb scare’ flight in emergency landing at Stansted

Two men arrested after note warning of explosives found in loo on Dublin-bound plane
14 Jul 2020
UK firms axe at least 10,000 staff in two days
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UK firms axe at least 10,000 staff in two days

Many thousands of further redundancies are expected
2 Jul 2020
Air bridges axed as up to 75 countries cleared for take-off
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Air bridges axed as up to 75 countries cleared for take-off

UK to allow quarantine-free travel to nearly all EU countries and many other destinations across the world
2 Jul 2020
What are the UK’s quarantine rules - and could they be axed?
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What are the UK’s quarantine rules - and could they be axed?

Senior Conservatives urging cabinet to ditch plans for mandatory 14-day self-isolation for overseas arrivals
2 Jun 2020
Why did UK take so long to introduce quarantining?
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Why did UK take so long to introduce quarantining?

Government to introduce mandatory 14-day self-isolation for new arrivals to Britain
19 May 2020
Reaction: ‘air bridges’ give Brits hope of holidays abroad
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Reaction: ‘air bridges’ give Brits hope of holidays abroad

Quarantine rules may be relaxed to allow travel between countries with low coronavirus infection rates
19 May 2020
UK set for coronavirus ‘staycation’ boom
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UK set for coronavirus ‘staycation’ boom

Tourist hotspots could enjoy a huge surge with travel abroad likely to be severely curtailed and budgets stretched
1 May 2020
What will global air travel look like after coronavirus?
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What will global air travel look like after coronavirus?

EU planning future rules amid debate over social distancing on flights
29 Apr 2020
Richard Branson in race to save Virgin Atlantic
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Richard Branson in race to save Virgin Atlantic

With hopes of government bailout diminishing, the firm is looking to secure a buyer before the end of May
27 Apr 2020
Coronavirus holiday cancellations: can you get a refund?
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Coronavirus holiday cancellations: can you get a refund?

Which? finds UK travel operators breaking the law by refusing to pay out in 14 days
22 Apr 2020
Will plane fares double after coronavirus crisis?
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Will plane fares double after coronavirus crisis?

Flights could restart before social distancing rules are lifted, meaning half-full planes and soaring prices
14 Apr 2020
Dominic Raab announces £75m airlift for stranded Brits
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Dominic Raab announces £75m airlift for stranded Brits

Raab announces ‘unprecedented’ operation to rescue Brits stuck abroad
31 Mar 2020
Coronavirus: how Britain will be forever changed
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Coronavirus: how Britain will be forever changed

Long-term effects of pandemic could include government spending, remote working and lower pollution
23 Mar 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘The battle for decency online’
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Instant Opinion: ‘The battle for decency online’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 16 March
16 Mar 2020
UK airlines call for multibillion-pound coronavirus bailout
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UK airlines call for multibillion-pound coronavirus bailout

Demand comes ahead of ‘bloodiest week in British aviation history’
16 Mar 2020
Coronavirus kiss of death for Flybe: what can passengers do?
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Coronavirus kiss of death for Flybe: what can passengers do?

Struggling airline goes into administration after government rejected appeal
5 Mar 2020
Airbus fined record £3bn over ‘endemic’ bribery scheme
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Airbus fined record £3bn over ‘endemic’ bribery scheme

Crimes include payments to politicians and airline executives to secure sales
3 Feb 2020