aviation

Why British Airways has nosedived with passengers
British Airways
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Why British Airways has nosedived with passengers

UK’s national airline drops to second-last place in Which? long-haul rankings
19 Dec 2019
Chilean plane vanishes with 38 people on board
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Chilean plane vanishes with 38 people on board

Aircraft disappeared without activating distress signal
10 Dec 2019
4 things we know about the world’s longest direct flight
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4 things we know about the world’s longest direct flight

Qantas jet took off at 6am today and will land around lunchtime local time tomorrow
14 Nov 2019
The best and worst airports in the UK
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The best and worst airports in the UK

Doncaster Sheffield gets highest rating from passengers while Belfast International scores lowest
9 Sep 2019
Boeing 737: firm admits technical faults in Ethiopia crash
Ethiopia crash
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Boeing 737: firm admits technical faults in Ethiopia crash

Plane manufacturer says malfunctioning anti-stall system contributed to disaster that claimed 157 lives
5 Apr 2019
Flybe cancels dozens of UK flights
A Flybe plane
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Flybe cancels dozens of UK flights

Nationwide disruptions cap off an ‘embarrassing’ week for recently bought airline
3 Apr 2019
Passengers banned from drinking duty free on flights
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Passengers banned from drinking duty free on flights

Move comes amid rise in booze-fuelled air rage incidents
18 Mar 2019
Flybmi collapse: which other airlines are in the red?
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Flybmi collapse: which other airlines are in the red?

Failed carrier blamed ‘insurmountable’ challenges caused by Brexit uncertainty
18 Feb 2019
Brexit: could your holiday be cancelled?
WizzAir
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Brexit: could your holiday be cancelled?

Aviation watchdog criticises airlines for keeping quiet about no-deal threat to thousands of flights
21 Jan 2019
What happened to Lion Air flight JT610?
Lion Air Boeing 737
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What happened to Lion Air flight JT610?

Voice recorder from crashed plane found under eight metres of mud
14 Jan 2019
Southwest Airlines apologises for mocking child called Abcde
Southwest airlines
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Southwest Airlines apologises for mocking child called Abcde

Five-year-old's mother alleges gate agent took picture of daughter's boarding pass to share online
30 Nov 2018
Plane flies 30 miles off course after pilot ‘falls asleep’
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Plane flies 30 miles off course after pilot ‘falls asleep’

Australian aviation bureau launches investigation into flight that overshot its runway by nearly 30 miles
26 Nov 2018
Cathay Pacific data breach: how to check if you are affected
Cathay Pacific
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Cathay Pacific data breach: how to check if you are affected

Personal details of 9.4 million customers were exposed in March cyberattack
26 Oct 2018
Indian airport police told: ‘stop being so smiley’
Indian airport security
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Indian airport police told: ‘stop being so smiley’

Security officers to move from ‘broad smile system’ to a ‘sufficient smile system’
9 Oct 2018
Primera Air: passengers stranded as budget airline collapses
Primera Air
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Primera Air: passengers stranded as budget airline collapses

Stansted Airport seizes aircraft over unpaid fees as Danish carrier declares bankruptcy
2 Oct 2018
Indonesian air traffic controller hailed as a hero
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Indonesian air traffic controller hailed as a hero

Anthonius Gunawan Agung died after staying in tower to guide a plane carrying hundreds of passengers to safety
1 Oct 2018
Ryanair strike: find out if you’re affected
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Ryanair strike: find out if you’re affected

What to do if you have travel plans with the Irish airline today
10 Aug 2018
Ten worst airlines for delays in the UK
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Ten worst airlines for delays in the UK

Study finds Wizz Air has worst punctuality record
6 Aug 2018
Disabled 10-year-old boy asked to ‘prove’ disability by Jet2
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Disabled 10-year-old boy asked to ‘prove’ disability by Jet2

The mother of Jack Johnson said he was left distressed after they were asked for evidence of his Duchenne muscular dystrophy
3 Aug 2018
Why travellers with body odour risk monitoring in US
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Why travellers with body odour risk monitoring in US

‘Quiet Skies’ programme tracks plane passengers even if they are not suspected of any crime
1 Aug 2018
Airlines to threaten drunk passengers with £80,000 fine
UK airlines could be grounded unless a post-Brexit deal is agreed
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Airlines to threaten drunk passengers with £80,000 fine

New campaign targets disruptive passengers on biggest day of the year for airports
27 Jul 2018
Electric planes prepare for take-off
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Electric planes prepare for take-off

Quieter hybrid engines will mean airports can be built nearer urban areas
26 Jul 2018
Pilot ‘sucked halfway out’ of cockpit window mid-flight
Sichuan Airlines decompression
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Pilot ‘sucked halfway out’ of cockpit window mid-flight

Sichuan Airlines plane makes emergency landing after windscreen shatters at 32,000ft
15 May 2018
Pilots forced to use hand signals on window blast flight
Southwest airlines
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Pilots forced to use hand signals on window blast flight

Acclaimed flight captain speaks for first time since death of passenger who was sucked out of plane
10 May 2018
Plane makes emergency landing after passenger window cracks
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Plane makes emergency landing after passenger window cracks

Drama on US flight comes two weeks after woman was killed on another Southwest plane
3 May 2018
What caused woman to be partially sucked out of plane?
Southwest airlines
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What caused woman to be partially sucked out of plane?

The dead woman suffered blunt trauma to the head, neck and torso, say medical examiners
19 Apr 2018
Woman dies after being partially sucked out of US flight
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Woman dies after being partially sucked out of US flight

Plane made emergency landing after debris from exploded engine smashes window at 32,000ft
18 Apr 2018
The battle over post-Brexit flight rights
UK airlines could be grounded unless a post-Brexit deal is agreed
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The battle over post-Brexit flight rights

UK planes may be grounded unless a post-Brexit aviation deal is agreed
15 Mar 2018
British man arrested in Iceland for wearing too many clothes
British Airways Heathrow
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British man arrested in Iceland for wearing too many clothes

Ryan Hawaii was stopped at Keflavík Airport for wearing eight pairs of trousers and ten shirts
16 Jan 2018
Flight path forms perfect shape of Christmas tree
Christmas tree flight route
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Flight path forms perfect shape of Christmas tree

Airbus test crew came up with novel way to offer season’s greetings
15 Dec 2017
How Monarch lost its crown
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How Monarch lost its crown

Brexit, terrorism and a cut-throat market are blamed for the airline’s collapse
2 Oct 2017
The real reason Ryanair is cancelling 2,000 flights
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The real reason Ryanair is cancelling 2,000 flights

About 400,000 passengers affected by mass cancellations
19 Sep 2017