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. It was on a budget flight that Sarah Giblin had the idea for what is now her business, Riut. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 26th of June 2017 06:00:02 AM
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. In March I flew on an Austrian Airlines flight from Vienna to Brussels. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Cost-cutting and an overstretched workforce at the Civil Aviation Authority have increased the risk of air accidents in Britain, according to a leaked internal report drafted by the air safety regulator but never released. Inspectors at the CAA, which oversees flight safety, warned bosses that they did not have the resources to do their job properly, the draft report shows. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. Appropriately it was on April Fools’ Day that Matthew and Natalie Hogg boarded their Iberia flight to Cuba via Madrid for their honeymoon. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....A family of six who lost their holiday to Portugal after the British Airways meltdown are still out of pocket, because neither the airline nor their travel insurer will pay out for the villa they were forced to abandon. The family’s fight for compensation is an early indicator of the many more battles ahead for holidaymakers following the IT failure in which more than 700 flights were cancelled just as families were jetting off for the school break. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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'Why should we leave innovation to the biggest companies in the world?' image
. It was on a budget flight that Sarah Giblin had the idea for what is now her business, Riut. ...
BA debacle sees couple spend wedding night on an airport bench image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 25th of June 2017 05:59:21 AM
. Appropriately it was on April Fools’ Day that Matthew and Natalie Hogg boarded their Iberia flight to Cuba via Madrid for their honeymoon. ...
BA ruined our break – but it still won’t pay out! image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 24th of June 2017 06:00:00 AM
....A family of six who lost their holiday to Portugal after the British Airways meltdown are still out of pocket, because neither the airline nor their travel insurer will pay out for the villa they were forced to abandon. The family’s fight for compensation is an early indicator of the many more battles ahead for holidaymakers following the IT failure in which more than 700 flights were cancelled just as families were jetting off for the school break. ...
Risk of air accidents up after CAA cost-cutting, leaked report warns image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 23rd of June 2017 02:40:28 PM
....Cost-cutting and an overstretched workforce at the Civil Aviation Authority have increased the risk of air accidents in Britain, according to a leaked internal report drafted by the air safety regulator but never released. Inspectors at the CAA, which oversees flight safety, warned bosses that they did not have the resources to do their job properly, the draft report shows. ...
I flew with Austrian Airlines between two high-security airports … without trace image
. In March I flew on an Austrian Airlines flight from Vienna to Brussels. ...
BA cabin crew call two-week strike in July over pay dispute image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 16th of June 2017 01:51:16 PM
.... So far, the airline has ridden out the action, and said that all booked passengers had travelled to their destinations regardless. However, a number of flights have been cancelled, and the airline has also chartered or “wet leased” planes and crew from other airlines such as Titan and Thomson Airways to continue operating services. ...
Amazon to buy Whole Foods Market in $13.7bn deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 16th of June 2017 01:26:19 PM
....Head office Seattle. Blue sky thinking Bezos is pouring his billions into his private spaceflight company, Blue Origin, developing rockets capable of shuttling the paying public into space. ...
IT meltdown has cost British Airways £80m so far, says Willie Walsh image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of June 2017 12:32:01 PM
....Walsh, the IAG chief executive, said the group would continue to update shareholders on the bill. He said the power failure led to BA cancelling 726 flights , 28% of scheduled flights over three days. ...
EasyJet offers private jet experience at Luton – without the private jet image
....The partnership will allow passengers travelling from the headquarters of Britain’s biggest budget airline to use Luton’s new Signature terminal, opened in December 2016. Whether passengers who may have booked flights for as little as £9. ...
British Airways looks to Capita to run call centres after IT meltdown image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of June 2017 12:04:02 PM
....But BA’s parent company, IAG, denied any link between outsourcing and the recent problems, and the airline group appears determined to cut costs further. The customer service centres were the focus of criticism as some passengers struggled to get information when hundreds of flights were cancelled. ...
Plane makes emergency landing in Sydney after hole appears in engine image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of June 2017 11:30:43 AM
. A China Eastern flight from Sydney to Shanghai was forced to turn around after a hole appeared in one of its engine casings, causing a mid-air emergency. ...
Hard going with easyJet over compensation claim image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of June 2017 06:00:18 AM
....I am at my wits’ end with easyJet. In June 2016 our flight from Dubrovnik to London Gatwick was cancelled due to crew sickness. ...
German authorities free Britons detained after easyJet flight diverted image
. German authorities have released without charge three British men detained in Germany late on Saturday after their conversations onboard an easyJet flight from Slovenia to London prompted the pilot to divert to Cologne. ...
Criminal gang arrested for selling Apple users' private data in China image
.... In December, an investigation by the Southern Metropolis Daily newspaper exposed a black market for private data gathered from police and government databases. Reporters successfully obtained a trove of material on one colleague, such as flight history, hotel checkouts and property holdings, in exchange for a payment of 700 yuan (£80. ...
Willie Walsh: 'I think some of the criticism of BA has been unfair' image
....Millennials, Walsh contends, pose a huge challenge for a brand like BA. In the days after the IT meltdown, he had his hands full with a new venture to try to reach that younger, cash-strapped market: a low-cost, long-haul airline within IAG called Level, launching its first flight out of Barcelona to Los Angeles. ...
S&P lowers Qatar's credit rating image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of June 2017 07:54:42 PM
....Qatar diplomatic crisis: What you need to know. The decision has led to suspended flights, concern over food shortages and the supply of construction materials. ...
How to make your holiday cash go further this summer image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of June 2017 07:05:00 AM
.... Bali costs £836, just £60 more. A flight to Phuket on August 14 for a fortnight’s bed and breakfast in a four-star hotel costs from £723 each from Manchester, against £958 in Menorca, but bear in mind that prices change all the time. ...
Qantas executive says Qataris won't be allowed on flights via Dubai after UAE ban image
. Qatari nationals will not be allowed to board Qantas flights via Dubai because the United Arab Emirates has banned them from passing through its airports after Arab powers cut ties with Qatar, an executive at the Australian airline has said. ...
How many boxes? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 11:02:23 PM
...."We use Heathrow for most of our air freight. It is close to London, has great road connections, frequent flights and capacity," says Martin Corr. ...
Airline bosses: we must apologise immediately for BA-style crises image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 07:02:04 PM
....Airline bosses should apologise instantly, roll up their sleeves and join the passengers next time they suffer a British Airways-style PR crisis, executives have advised. Speaking at the International Air Transport Association’s annual summit, Oscar Munoz, the chief executive of United Airlines, who was lambasted for his non-apology to a passenger who was injured when forcibly removed from an overbooked flight, said: “We have to become more flexible and more communicative about things. ...
European commission will set out plan to tackle air traffic control strikes image
. The European commission is expected to act to reduce the impact of air traffic control strikes, which have disrupted thousands of flights in recent years, with British holidaymakers often badly affected. ...
Qatar row: Saudi revokes Qatar Airways' licence image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 10:24:05 AM
....In a statement, the authority also said licences granted to Qatar Airways' employees would be withdrawn. Saudi Arabia had already suspended flights to and from Qatar on Monday, amid a diplomatic row between the kingdom and Qatar. ...
Why are human travel agents still so much better than websites? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 09:37:43 AM
....It’s been more than 20 years since Expedia was founded as a division of Microsoft, kicking off the online travel market. Today, the industry has swelled to an enormous size, taking in machine learning-powered flight bookers such as Hopper, luxury-focused bargain hunters such as Secret Escapes, and a host of mobile-first booking apps like Trivago. ...
Qatar row: What does it mean for travellers? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 08:09:08 AM
. Many airlines have suspended flights to and from Qatar's capital, Doha. ...
Qatar row: Calls for diplomatic talks to end Gulf crisis image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 04:03:56 AM
....Disruption to airspace in the Gulf began on Tuesday morning local time. Doha, Qatar's capital, is a major hub for international flight connections. ...
Virgin plane evacuated in Albury and passenger arrested after note reportedly found image
. A man who allegedly left a threatening note that caused a Virgin plane to be evacuated at Albury airport sat quietly and read a thick novel during the flight from Sydney. ...
Donald Trump unveils plan to privatize 'antiquated' air traffic control system image
.... The US is now approaching nearly 1bn passengers annually. The current system cannot keep up, he said, causing flight delays and inefficiencies that cost the economy as much as $25bn a year. ...
BA meltdown: switching off and on again may have caused IT crisis image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 5th of June 2017 06:10:50 PM
....BA has faced a barrage of criticism over the last week over customer service and compensation. The airline has also this year stopped offering free food and drink on short-haul flights, as well as squeezing in more seats on some planes. ...
Qatar row: Economic impact threatens food, flights and football image
....So these latest developments mean there's a lot at stake. Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways and Dubai's Emirates are suspending all flights to and from Doha, starting from Tuesday morning. ...
Qatar row: Five countries cut links with Doha image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 5th of June 2017 07:13:41 AM
....All you need to know about Qatar. Food, flights and football at risk. ...
Suffered BA’s weekend from hell? Find out what compensation is on offer image
....So what are your rights?. In the case of delays, European Union law gives significant cover for flights that have departed from an airport within the EU (plus Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland) operated by any airline, and for flights arriving at an EU airport and operated by an EU airline. ...
Yes, house prices are falling: but they probably won’t fall quickly image
.... But a full-scale crash requires a steep rise in interest rates – and, for now, no one is forecasting that. What do BT and British Airways have in common? You could point to the public relations disasters that dog each organisation: one hitting the headlines recently following its accounting scandal, the other struggling to cope with the after-effects of last weekend’s cancelled flights. ...
For BA, a £100m compensation bill could be just the start image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 3rd of June 2017 02:59:09 PM
....Paul Sutherland is not a man you’d want to mess about. The martial arts instructor, 44, had woken early on the last Saturday in May and checked in on his phone for his British Airways flight to Stockholm, where he was due to officiate at a night of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bouts. ...
BA delays: Automatic compensation urged by consumer group image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 2nd of June 2017 11:41:04 PM
....It said such a move would "reduce the burden" on passengers who could instead go to claims companies which would take a cut of any payouts. Hundreds of flights were grounded by last Saturday's IT problems. ...
BA chaos: why I’m flying the flag for the new arbitration scheme image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 2nd of June 2017 11:14:07 AM
.... Judged by my experience, BA’s position seems to be that it will make payments arising from the computer failure, but only where people assert the claim. EU rules mean most passengers will receive between €250 and €600 depending on the length of the affected flight. ...
BA delays: Airline changes advice over claims for expenses image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 2nd of June 2017 10:02:41 AM
....BA has now updated the language, removing any reference to insurance. Saturday's IT fiasco grounded hundreds of flights and disrupted the travel plans of tens of thousands of passengers around the world. ...
British Airways cabin crew to hold four-day strike over pay dispute image
.... A proposed deal was reached in May, but one which included sanctions against crew who had been on strike and deprived low-paid staff of travel perks. BA has said during previous strikes that it ensured all passengers reached their destination, through merging flights and hiring other carriers to operate planes on their behalf. ...
ViaSat-2: Satellite goliath goes into orbit image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 2nd of June 2017 01:12:24 AM
Willie Walsh praises British Airways bosses after IT meltdown image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 04:25:02 PM
....Willie Walsh, the chief executive of British Airways parent company IAG, has praised BA bosses for “doing everything possible” after the IT meltdown that left 75,000 passengers stranded over the bank holiday weekend. Walsh’s comments came as British Airways’ board is reportedly demanding an external inquiry into the fiasco that caused almost all the airline’s flights out of London to be cancelled on Saturday and is expected to land BA with a compensation bill of more than £100m. ...
Power surge? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 11:43:36 AM
. It is one of the worst IT meltdowns to hit British Airways in recent memory - thousands of passengers had flights disrupted or cancelled at the weekend and there were chaotic scenes at London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports. ...
Walsh backs BA boss after computer chaos image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 11:25:25 AM
. Willie Walsh, the head of British Airways owner IAG, has backed the BA boss in his first interview since the IT fiasco that grounded flights last weekend. ...
BA's owner launches new trans-Atlantic budget airline image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 31st of May 2017 11:03:01 PM
.... . Its first flight from Barcelona to Los Angeles takes off on Thursday. ...
British Airways IT failure caused by 'uncontrolled return of power' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 31st of May 2017 05:35:50 PM
....The IT shutdown that led to chaos for British Airways was caused by an “uncontrolled return of power” following an outage that physically damaged servers at its data centre, the airline has said. About 75,000 passengers were affected as flights were cancelled following the incident on Saturday morning. ...
Outrage as Emirates tells cabin crew to remove Taiwan flag pins image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 31st of May 2017 07:47:41 AM
....However, hours later, Ms Parker wrote a second email saying that the previous message was "incorrect and inappropriate", apologising for "any upset I may have caused". She added: "Please refrain from wearing your Taiwanese flags on flights until further notice. ...
Passengers still without bags after British Airways IT meltdown image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of May 2017 07:34:08 PM
....”. BA insisted that the computer system outages that grounded hundreds of flights were not linked to ferocious cost-cutting and the outsourcing of work to contractors in its IT department. ...
British Airways should come clean about computer chaos image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of May 2017 05:52:44 PM
.... Yet he saw no reason to resign, instead offering “profuse” apologies. In a carefully scripted official BA video message amid multiple flight cancellations, Cruz blamed “power supply issues” as the “root cause” of the problem. ...
Get to know flight claim ground rules for delayed flights image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of May 2017 04:47:00 PM
.... . You can recover up to a maximum of €250, about £175, for a three-hour delay on short-haul flights of up to 1,500km, rising to a maximum of €600 for a delay of more than four hours on flights over 3,500km. ...
Emergency landing: how airlines can recover from a PR disaster image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of May 2017 03:30:05 PM
.... Good crisis plans include command structures and a checklist of “key stakeholders” who the CEO calls directly, such as top corporate clients and travel agents. The biggest crisis Charles has managed? A single complaint about the food on a Virgin flight from Mumbai to London. ...
FTSE 100 falls as IAG hit by BA's IT failure image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of May 2017 07:44:34 AM
....4% lower after dropping as much as 4% as the airline group counted the cost of three days of disruption. BA says it is now operating a full flight schedule at Heathrow and Gatwick. ...
Ryanair expects lower fares but reports record profits image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of May 2017 06:08:03 AM
.... The stock has risen by almost a quarter this year. The airline, which flies 1,800 daily flights across 33 countries, attributed its lower fares to competition among European airlines and the weakness of the pound since the Brexit vote. ...
Couriers on Britain's shopping addiction: 'Customers don't care as long as it's cheap' image
....In Totnes, Holder says she has “heard all the stuff about the conditions for couriers” and believes they should be better paid. “But it’s like short-haul flights: everybody said we shouldn’t do it, it’s destroying the planet, but then everybody else is doing it – so we do it. ...
BA to take 'some days' to clear baggage backlog image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 29th of May 2017 11:17:43 PM
....Many people have contacted BA on social media to complain they still do not have their luggage back. The airline is now operating a full flight schedule and its IT systems are up and running after a systems failure. ...
BA computer meltdown: 'Heathrow was the angriest place I’ve ever been’ image
. For British Airways passengers, the disruption caused by the weekend’s computer system outages endured even when flights had resumed. ...
British Airways CEO will not resign despite 'catastrophic' IT failure image
. British Airways’ chief executive says he will not resign despite a “catastrophic” IT system failure that grounded scores of flights and led to cancellations and delays for 75,000 passengers over the bank holiday weekend. ...
BA - what are my rights?  image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 29th of May 2017 02:03:20 PM
....Passengers are facing a third day of disruption as the airline deals with the impact of a worldwide IT crash. There are EU regulations governing compensation for cancelled flights leaving from EU airports. ...
BA boss Alex Cruz 'won't resign' over flight disruption image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 29th of May 2017 12:58:09 PM
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BA boss 'won't resign' over flight chaos image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 29th of May 2017 12:33:23 PM
. BA chief executive Alex Cruz says he will not resign and that flight disruption had nothing to do with cutting costs. ...
British Airways flight chaos lessens after weekend of disruption image
.... . The airline is "closer to full operational capacity" after an IT power cut resulted in mass flight cancellations at Heathrow and Gatwick. ...
Going up? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 28th of May 2017 11:11:21 PM
.... . Most people can walk up five flights of stairs if they must. ...
British Airways could face £100m compensation bill over IT meltdown image
. British Airways could face a bill of at least £100m in compensation, additional customer care and lost business resulting from an IT meltdown that affected more than 1,000 flights over the weekend. ...
US might extend cabin laptop ban worldwide, top official says image
. The authorities in the US are still considering banning laptops from cabin baggage on all international flights, the head of Homeland Security says. ...
Five questions for BA  image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 28th of May 2017 10:59:40 AM
....". BA says: "Customers on flights that have been cancelled can claim a full refund or rebook to a future date for travel up until the end of November 2017. ...
British Airways: turmoil continues after IT failure grounds flights image
. Disruption from a major British Airways IT failure that affected more than 1,000 flights on Saturday has continued into a second day, leaving more passengers stranded. ...
Take a break from the falling pound … you can still minimise your holiday costs image
....“Failure to read them means many people may assume they are covered in all instances when they are, in fact, not. Check in particular that your policy covers you for missed and delayed flights, and for valuables. ...
British Airways: Chaos continues at Heathrow image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 28th of May 2017 12:20:08 AM
. More than a third of British Airways flights from Heathrow were cancelled as thousands of passengers faced a second day of disruption. ...
Gatwick Airport flights depart without luggage image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 26th of May 2017 09:48:12 AM
. A fault with Gatwick Airport's baggage system meant flights were leaving without passengers' luggage. ...
Trapped in debt image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 11:21:21 PM
.... . At the international airport, barely 30km from Hambantota, just five flights take off every week serving just a few hundred passengers. ...
New Zealand space launch is first from a private site image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 06:52:00 AM
....Rocket Lab's 17m-long (56ft) Electron lifted off from the Mahia Peninsula, in the North Island, the firm said. The test flight was the first launch from New Zealand and is a major first step in an emerging market: launching cheap disposable rockets to carry small satellites and other payloads. ...
Dough kidding image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 21st of May 2017 11:10:46 PM
....With more traditional pizzas also available, such as margarita and Parma ham, such is Mr Masuko's attention to detail that when the first restaurant opened in Ho Chi Minh City in 2011, he would refuse to accept payment for any pizzas that weren't perfectly round. And importing key ingredients from Italy, including the flour and tomato sauce, he worried that the imported Italian mozzarella wasn't fresh enough because of the long cargo flight, and the fact he could only get deliveries twice a week. ...
Save money this summer and opt for an all-inclusive holiday package image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 21st of May 2017 01:06:00 PM
....Whether all-inclusive holidays save you money partly depends on where you go, as well as the cost of eating out in local bars and restaurants. The Post Office’s research shows that a week’s all-inclusive in Majorca costs £1,600 for a family of four, including return flights, accommodation, meals and drinks. ...
Save money this summer and opt for an all-inclusive holiday package image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 21st of May 2017 01:06:00 PM
....Whether all-inclusive holidays save you money partly depends on where you go, as well as the cost of eating out in local bars and restaurants. The Post Office’s research shows that a week’s all-inclusive in Majorca costs £1,600 for a family of four, including return flights, accommodation, meals and drinks. ...
Where does an A-lister land when they waft in from paradise? Yes, Luton image
. It was once a byword for bargain-basement flights and holiday hell, defined for a generation by Campari ads and Lorraine Chase. ...
The UK's most delayed airlines revealed image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 19th of May 2017 11:58:03 PM
.... . The consumer group analysed landing times for 850,000 flights at 25 UK airports and found that on average only 75% of all flights arrived on time. ...
Seeing red when Delta Air debited me twice for plane tickets image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 19th of May 2017 06:00:48 AM
. I bought return flights with Delta Air to the US for my boyfriend and myself . ...
Remote air traffic control preparing for takeoff at London City airport image
.... Overlaid on the live video image, at the flick of a switch, is all the data that used to occupy several other screens or terminals. While staring out of the virtual window at an incoming plane, the controller can see all the identifying flight and radar information in the skies alongside it. ...
London City first in UK to get remote air traffic control image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 19th of May 2017 12:02:02 AM
....The airport is planning to decommission its traditional tower in 2019, replacing it with a new 164ft (50m) digital tower - 104ft (32m) taller than the existing one. The system made its world debut in Sweden at Ornskoldsvik Airport, where flights have been controlled by a remote tower in Sundsvall, 110 miles (177km) away, since 2015. ...
Trump 'laptop' ban may not be extended to flights from Europe image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 10:36:51 AM
. A proposed Trump administration ban on passengers from Europe taking laptops and tablets into cabins on flights to America appears to have been dropped after a meeting between EU and US officials. ...
Anything to declare? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 11:01:47 PM
. The next time you take an international flight, how about transporting something in your suitcase for a complete stranger?. ...

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