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. French pilots have claimed easyJet is risking passenger and crew safety by scheduling too many flights. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Tuesday 15th of August 2017 02:25:16 PM
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. EasyJet has not only been attacked for overbooking this week – another passenger has described “the worst customer service I have ever experienced” after the airline failed to put her suitcase on a flight to Essaouira, Morocco, and then sent her on an expensive, yet futile, tour of the country to try to recover it. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The value of Premier League rights has rocketed fivefold from what seemed a heady £1bn in 2004. It means that generating a profit from broadcasting top-flight football is no easy business even for global digital giants. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....All things considered, the financial markets took the Kim and Trump show in their stride. Sure, there was a sell-off in shares and the customary flight to safe haven assets such as gold and the Swiss franc in times of heightened tension. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....James Willing from London was looking forward to a restful long weekend in Toulouse with his partner, but it turned out to be anything but, after what he describes as “appalling” treatment by easyJet. The budget airline overbooked the flight and denied him boarding at the gate – even though he had checked in on time. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. The number of passengers arrested for drunken behaviour on flights or at UK airports increased by 50% in the past year. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. Ryanair has called for a crackdown on alcohol sales at British airports after claiming that airlines are saddled with the consequences of passengers getting drunk before flights. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... The government must make sure gaps in protection are addressed so that consumers have peace of mind however they book their package holiday”. The protection for holidaymakers offered by the government-backed Air Travel Organiser’s Licence (Atol) sometimes fails to cover people buying flights and hotels separately. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... We are all in our 70s and haven’t holidayed together since we were children. When I was putting my bag in the overhead locker of our easyJet flight, my passport, unbeknown to me, slipped onto the seat in front. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Family reunion is ruined as easyJet struggles to return my passport image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of August 2017 06:00:31 AM
.... We are all in our 70s and haven’t holidayed together since we were children. When I was putting my bag in the overhead locker of our easyJet flight, my passport, unbeknown to me, slipped onto the seat in front. ...
French pilots claim easyJet is risking safety by scheduling too many flights image
. French pilots have claimed easyJet is risking passenger and crew safety by scheduling too many flights. ...
Ryanair calls for airport crackdown on alcohol sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 14th of August 2017 02:40:37 PM
. Ryanair has called for a crackdown on alcohol sales at British airports after claiming that airlines are saddled with the consequences of passengers getting drunk before flights. ...
Tougher laws to protect 10 million Britons who book holidays online image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 14th of August 2017 05:30:34 AM
.... The government must make sure gaps in protection are addressed so that consumers have peace of mind however they book their package holiday”. The protection for holidaymakers offered by the government-backed Air Travel Organiser’s Licence (Atol) sometimes fails to cover people buying flights and hotels separately. ...
Steep rise in number of air passengers arrested for drunken behaviour image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 13th of August 2017 11:01:26 PM
. The number of passengers arrested for drunken behaviour on flights or at UK airports increased by 50% in the past year. ...
How Trump v Kim can wreck the world economy without a shot being fired | Larry Elliott image
....All things considered, the financial markets took the Kim and Trump show in their stride. Sure, there was a sell-off in shares and the customary flight to safe haven assets such as gold and the Swiss franc in times of heightened tension. ...
Bumped off an easyJet flight – even though I had checked in on time image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 12th of August 2017 06:00:37 AM
....James Willing from London was looking forward to a restful long weekend in Toulouse with his partner, but it turned out to be anything but, after what he describes as “appalling” treatment by easyJet. The budget airline overbooked the flight and denied him boarding at the gate – even though he had checked in on time. ...
EasyJet 'sent passenger on futile tour of Morocco to recover bag' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 12th of August 2017 06:00:37 AM
. EasyJet has not only been attacked for overbooking this week – another passenger has described “the worst customer service I have ever experienced” after the airline failed to put her suitcase on a flight to Essaouira, Morocco, and then sent her on an expensive, yet futile, tour of the country to try to recover it. ...
Sky faces paying extra £1.8bn for Premier League broadcast rights image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 11th of August 2017 04:10:07 PM
....The value of Premier League rights has rocketed fivefold from what seemed a heady £1bn in 2004. It means that generating a profit from broadcasting top-flight football is no easy business even for global digital giants. ...
Mass tourism is at a tipping point – but we’re all part of the problem | Martin Kettle image
.... We all want to go to places such as Venice. And we are mostly all willing to submit to the indignities and embarrassments that are involved in doing so – whether it’s irksome but necessary security checks or overcrowded departure lounges, no-frills flight regulations, car hire price-gouging and all the rest of it. ...
Armed police called to Heathrow over British Airways flight delay image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of August 2017 08:22:04 AM
. Armed police have been called to Heathrow airport after passengers became angry that a British Airways flight was delayed for two days. ...
United Airlines facing new animal crisis after dog dies in cargo hold image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of August 2017 01:06:53 AM
. United Airlines has apologised to the owners of dog that died in the cargo hold during a flight from Houston to San Francisco, the latest death of an animal under the airline’s care. ...
Netflix and Amazon on edge as Disney plans own streaming service image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of August 2017 10:48:36 PM
....Disney is launching its service in the US, but chief executive Bob Iger told analysts to think of it as a global service. The company is also launching a streaming service for ESPN, the sports network with rights to top flight-competitions including Major League Baseball and the NFL. ...
Sky set to retain live Football League rights in £180m-a-year deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of August 2017 09:38:39 PM
....Last month, Jeremy Darroch, the chief executive of Sky, said that the company had “walked away” from bidding for some sports rights recently as there was better value in spending the cash elsewhere in the business. Sky has spent years building its entertainment programming, including long-term deals with Game of Thrones maker HBO and launching Sky Atlantic for top-flight shows, and spending hundreds of millions of pounds annually on original commissions such as glitzy Riviera. ...
Pilotless planes: what you need to know image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 7th of August 2017 02:54:35 PM
.... The most common type of passenger aircraft in the world, which is planes made by Boeing and Airbus, rely heavily on computers that do much of the pilots’ work. This form of flight is known as “fly by wire”. ...
Britons shunning two-week holidays in favour of short breaks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 7th of August 2017 12:27:00 PM
.... Between 1996 and 2015 – the most recent figures available – passenger numbers at UK airports increased by 85%, from 135m to 251m. The Association of British Travel Agents (Abta) said its figures also showed that cheaper flights and greater flexibility by travel companies had driven a shift away from the standard two-week break in the sun and a rise in shorter breaks. ...
Air passengers wary of pilotless planes – even if they lead to lower fares image
.... The most common type of passenger aircraft in the world, which is planes made by Boeing and Airbus, rely heavily on computers that do much of the pilots’ work. This form of flight is known as “fly by wire”. ...
REVEALED: The blossoming expat communities in countries you may NOT have considered image
....Thailand, nicknamed the ‘Land of Smiles’, has a cost of living that’s 37 per cent lower than the United Kingdom’s, with rent itself being 52 per cent lower on average than what you can find in the UK. If you are looking for a slower pace of life, consider Chiang Mai in the north of Thailand, about an hour’s flight from Bangkok. ...
Air passengers face delays due to strikes and tighter border controls image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 4th of August 2017 05:28:21 PM
.... The new rules demand both entry and exit checks on passengers from countries – including Britain – outside the 26-nation Schengen border-free zone. Thousands of flights have already been delayed due to the long queues at passport control. ...
British Airways cabin crew extend strike for further two weeks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 3rd of August 2017 12:23:42 PM
....British Airways cabin crew will strike for a further two weeks in August, including over the bank holiday weekend, in a long-running dispute over pay and staff sanctions. Crew in the lower-paid mixed fleet, working out of Heathrow on long and short-haul flights, are already in the middle of a lengthy walkout and will extend the strike to cover the period from Wednesday 16 August to Wednesday 30 August. ...
Do your fellow Brits a favour. Stop going on holiday | Simon Jenkins image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 3rd of August 2017 06:00:08 AM
.... It has facilitated the experience economy. People no more want a “virtual” holiday than a businessman wants a virtual perk flight, or an academic a virtual foreign conference. ...
Air Canada near miss: picture shows how close planes came to crashing image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 3rd of August 2017 01:52:20 AM
....“It was close, much too close,” said John Cox, a safety consultant and retired airline pilot. The investigators said that as the Air Canada jet approached the taxiway just before midnight after a flight from Toronto, it was so far off course that it did not appear on a radar system used to prevent runway collisions. ...
BA passengers at Gatwick and Heathrow hit by check-in delays image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of August 2017 08:20:23 AM
....British Airways travellers faced delays at Heathrow and Gatwick on Wednesday after a temporary check-in problem. The disruption came about two months after more than 670 flights were cancelled due to a power failure over the spring bank holiday weekend. ...
Ireland's departing UK ambassador shares 'sadness' over Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of August 2017 06:00:39 AM
....He made his remarks in a wide-ranging interview in the week that a political row broke out between the new Irish taoiseach and the Democratic Unionist party, who have said they will not countenance the border being moved to airports and ports. Such a move would require British citizens in Ireland to show passports before boarding internal UK flights to Manchester or London. ...
First Choice compensation for holiday horror was the last thing on its mind image
.... MA, Nottingham. First Choice is part of Thomson, which has been criticised before over its record on compensating holidaymakers for delayed flights. ...
Amazon outbids Sky to win exclusive ATP tour tennis rights image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of August 2017 11:26:47 AM
....Tennis fans wanting to watch Andy Murray and Roger Federer on a regular basis through the season will have to pick up an Amazon subscription, after the US digital giant nabbed the UK rights to the ATP World Tour from Sky. The deal will make Amazon Prime Video the home for practically all top-flight men’s tennis other than the four grand slam tournaments – including the end of year ATP World Tour finals at the O2 Arena in London. ...
Passengers facing delays and long queues at some European airports image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of August 2017 08:32:11 AM
....British passengers flying to and from continental Europe for their summer holidays face the prospect of “devastating” delays because of tougher Schengen area border controls, Europe’s largest airline lobby group has warned. Aage Duenhaupt, a spokesman for A4E, which represents airlines including BA’s owner, International Airlines Group, Ryanair and easyJet, said thousands of flights had already been delayed because of tighter checks at some EU airports. ...
Qatar makes legal complaint to WTO over Gulf trade boycott image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 31st of July 2017 05:33:52 PM
.... There was no immediate reaction from the three to Qatar’s complaint, which is likely to be circulated at the WTO later this week. The disputed trade restrictions include bans on trade through Qatar’s ports and travel by Qatari citizens, blockages of Qatari digital services and websites, closure of maritime borders, and prohibitions on flights by Qatari aircraft. ...
Why Brits got the bug for holiday sickness scams image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 31st of July 2017 05:19:53 PM
.... In June this year, two men were arrested by the Guardia Civil in Mallorca for allegedly encouraging false claims. Passengers returning on charter flights often find claims operatives waiting for them with business cards at the airport, or will perhaps get a helpful phone call when they arrive home. ...
I offered to pay to reserve an aisle seat … but Thomson still says ‘no’ image
. I booked return flights for my husband and myself to Funchal in Madeira with Thomson Airways, departing mid-July. ...
EasyJet passenger punched by airport worker in France image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 30th of July 2017 10:58:37 AM
....A photo circulating online appears to show the man, believed to be a special assistance provider at the airport in south-east France, attacking the man in front of other passengers on Saturday. A fellow passenger said the man was struck after families had been held up because of delayed flight EZY2122 from Nice to Luton, with little access to information or space to sit down. ...
Why has Flybe put its cheap student luggage deal on hold? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 30th of July 2017 06:00:12 AM
.... He flies there at the end of August for the start of the academic year and returns in late June/early July for the summer holidays; he also makes a return trip at Christmas and Easter. He makes a minimum six flights a year. ...
'Incredible shrinking airline seat': US court says seat size a safety issue image
....This year, news leaked that American Airlines planned to order new Boeing 737 jets with just 29 inches (74cm) of pitch in the last three rows to make room for an extra row of premium-priced seats toward the front of the plane. American Airlines chief executive Doug Parker said on Friday that after objections from customers and flight attendants, the airline backed off. ...
Richard Branson cedes control of Virgin Atlantic image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of July 2017 05:01:06 PM
....The deal forms part of an extensive tie-up on lucrative transatlantic routes announced by Virgin, Delta and Air France-KLM on Thursday. The three airlines, along with ailing Italian carrier Alitalia, will join together in a single joint venture on flights between Europe and the US, co-operating on schedules and frequent flyer schemes – an alliance that will step up competition with the partnership between American Airlines and Branson’s great rival, British Airways. ...
Toddlers dragging suitcases – this is passengers’ Ryanair revenge | Anne Perkins image
.... You are a business; we are your customers. You offer crazy-price flights, we rush to book, you whack on the below-the-line charges, we work out how to pay as few of them as we can. ...
Travellers are taking advantage of bag rules to avoid fees, says Ryanair image
.... Fares have been driven down as airlines compete to fill their planes; Ryanair is forecasting a further 7% fall in the next 12 months following a 13% drop in average fares from 2016 to 2017. But it can cost more to check in a bag than purchase a seat, with prices typically up to £90 extra for a 20kg suitcase on a return short-haul summer flight. ...
Ryanair profits take off but airline reissues Brexit warning image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 24th of July 2017 08:55:10 AM
....40 profit from every passenger it carried in the three months to June – up more than £3 a head on the same time a year ago. However the airline remained cautious, issuing another warning about the disruption that could be caused by Brexit to UK flights in 2019. ...
ATOL and ABTA: Financial protection for your summer holiday image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of July 2017 02:44:00 PM
....ATOL, short for Air Travel Organisers' Licensing, is run by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), and offers protection for holidays booked through a travel agent or tour company, such as Thomson, Thomas Cook and Jet2holidays. It only covers trips where there is a flight involved at some point, otherwise you must go to ABTA. ...
While Hammond looks for a magic money tree, Labour has found one | Larry Elliott image
.... Abandoning the path of fiscal rectitude would risk losing the confidence of international investors, who would respond to higher spending and higher borrowing by taking their money out of Britain. Higher interest rates would be necessary to prevent capital flight, and this would nullify the effect of the fiscal boost. ...
Big, bold … and broken: is the US shopping mall in a fatal decline? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 22nd of July 2017 11:00:36 AM
.... And those happenings keep people coming back, said Grap. The mall gets more than a million visitors each year from Chicago – a 90-minute flight away. ...
Sun, sea, sand … and a last-minute money-saving holiday guide image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 22nd of July 2017 06:00:31 AM
.... Both acknowledge their airport rates are poor (to say the least), but blame the sky-high rents they have to pay. Pauline Maguire of Moneycorp says: “The reason for our higher airport rates is the significant cost – from ground rent and additional security to staffing for customers on early and late flights. ...
Unaccompanied child taken off overbooked easyJet flight at Gatwick image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of July 2017 09:13:37 AM
. EasyJet has opened an investigation after an unaccompanied child was removed from an overbooked flight from London Gatwick. ...
Is this the Brexit banking exodus Theresa May told us couldn’t happen? | Nesrine Malik image
.... In some cases, it is mandatory from a compliance perspective that transactions are onshore. The beginning of a flight to Europe is not necessarily a hedge against uncertainty. ...
Could you spot a fake Airbnb listing, plus what's so fishy about cans of tuna? image
.... Miles Brignall reports. Who should pay for multiple errors on Travel Trolley flight tickets?. ...
Who should pay for multiple errors on Travel Trolley flight tickets? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of July 2017 06:00:12 AM
. I booked flights online with Travel Trolley and the tickets were issued with a shortened version of my first name. ...
End of the 'rip-off': all charges for paying by card to be banned image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of July 2017 11:01:04 PM
....All extra charges added to payments for goods and services made by card are to be outlawed, ending a “rip-off” that costs Britons hundreds of millions of pounds a year, the government has announced. Fees for paying with plastic – most commonly a credit card – are routinely levied on everything from low-cost flights and tax bills to cinema tickets and takeaway meals, but the Treasury announced that these would be consigned to history from January 2018. ...
Carolyn McCall to become ITV chief executive image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 17th of July 2017 06:15:51 AM
....5m to cover the cost of unvested bonus and long-term incentive share plan awards she had to forfeit leaving easJet. McCall said she already missed easyJet – which suffered a share price slump and sharp fall in profits last year, its first decline in six years, and is due to open a European HQ to operate EU flights post-Brexit – but said the ITV opportunity “felt like the right one to take”. ...
British Airways cabin crew strikers prepared for long haul image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of July 2017 03:00:09 PM
....A two-week strike comes to an end on Sunday; a further fortnight of strikes has been called from Wednesday. It encompasses a significant minority of BA’s cabin crew: the “mixed fleet”, around one-third of the airline’s 16,500 crew, operating both short-haul and long-haul flights. ...
Could you spot a bogus Airbnb listing among the genuine ones? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of July 2017 06:00:45 AM
.... The email, ostensibly from “Damien & Caroline Wilson”, a couple in Thurso, Scotland, offered it for a low (for London) rent of £1,000, all bills included. When he tried to arrange a viewing, there was an unusual response: the Wilsons claimed to be unwilling to travel from Scotland, even sending receipts for their previous flights, and instead offered up a video of the property. ...
EasyJet to set up Austrian HQ to operate EU flights after Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 14th of July 2017 09:31:48 AM
. EasyJet is to open a new European headquarters in Austria to enable it to continue to operate flights within the EU after Brexit. ...
Heathrow night flights to continue until third runway is built image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of July 2017 12:54:07 PM
. Night flights from Heathrow will continue until the airport is expanded, the government has confirmed, as it published new rules to encourage quieter aircraft across London’s three biggest airports. ...
It’s a testing time for BA passengers who lost out in IT chaos image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 10th of July 2017 06:00:06 AM
. BA’s well-publicised IT meltdown over the May half-term resulted in our flights being cancelled, and we had to abandon our family holiday to Sweden. ...
Heathrow hotel operator drafts £6.7bn cheaper third runway plan image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 9th of July 2017 02:42:29 PM
....In a long-awaited and controversial decision announced in October, ministers chose to back expansion at Heathrow rather than at Gatwick airport. It paves the way for hundreds of thousands more flights a year at the west London airport and would bring new neighbourhoods under the flightpath. ...
Airlander: World's longest aircraft in test flight image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of July 2017 07:30:49 PM
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BA cabin crew to stage new 14-day strike image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of July 2017 05:27:57 PM
....". During the present strike, BA is leasing some Qatar Airways planes and crew to help minimise flight cancellations and passenger disruption. ...
WARNING: Don’t get burnt for cash on your holiday image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of July 2017 11:21:00 AM
....Flight costs. Hidden flight charges are the bane of every traveller, as airlines slap on fees for travel baggage, priority boarding, early check-in and other extras. ...
Brexit fears trigger exodus of crucial EU health and social care workforce | Hélène Mulholland image
....He decided to stay after qualifying as a GP because 20 years ago there was plenty of work due to the shortage of doctors; now, there is still a shortage of doctors, he quips. Given the short flight to Holland, Kalwij said he had never felt like an immigrant – until now. ...
How much?? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of July 2017 10:26:38 PM
....He was flying to New York to spend the summer helping to prepare a 12-year-old boy for the Common Entrance exam - a test taken by children applying to private secondary schools. The boy's mother had insisted he sat next to the boy so he could spend the flight time teaching him. ...
Flying high image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of July 2017 11:09:01 PM
....Today, that era seems long gone. Delays, strikes, long queues at security checkpoints, packed planes, and incidents like the violent removal of a passenger from a United Airlines flight, are just some of the factors that lead many air travellers to view their next trip with dread rather than delight. ...
Drone forces closure of Gatwick runway and diversion of many flights image
. A drone spotted in the sky near Gatwick airport on Sunday evening prompted the closure of a runway and led to several flights being diverted to landing strips up to 80 miles away. ...
Britons booking breaks online to get same protection as package holidays image
....Britons who book their own holidays online are to be given the same protection if the firms they use go bust as consumers who buy package deals through a travel operator. From 2018, new legislation will mean people using websites to book flights and hotels separately do not run the risk of being stranded abroad or losing their money. ...
What’s your policy when it comes to having a perfect holiday? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of July 2017 06:00:21 AM
....99 with InsureandGo. Since March 2017, government rules ban travellers from taking laptops and tablets above a certain size into airline cabins on flights originating from some countries in the Middle East. ...
Biggest holiday rip-offs REVEALED: Watch-out for THESE money stings image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Saturday 1st of July 2017 12:14:00 PM
.... Airplane meals and drinks were voted as the biggest rip-off, with families urged to stock up on refreshments before boarding. A family of four could be hit with a bill of £33 when buying a lunch of sandwiches, crisps and drinks on a flight, four the Post Office. ...
'Tourism is our lifejacket': debt-stricken Greece gets record number of visitors image
....Arrivals from the UK have jumped by 40%, with about 3 million Britons expected. Visitors from Germany and the US have also surged, with 900,000 Americans due to arrive this year – up by nearly 200,000 – thanks in part to Emirates Airways inaugurating direct flights on a daily, all-year-round basis between Athens and the US. ...
What’s a good city break for a special anniversary? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 1st of July 2017 06:00:06 AM
.... Venice is pricey and we don’t fancy Paris. Is there an undiscovered UK town or city we should consider (we’re in London), or is a cheap flight best? We don’t need luxury!. ...
Citizens Advice warning over 'phantom goods' scams image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 29th of June 2017 11:06:24 PM
....A rising number of people are being caught out by "phantom goods" scams - when items are bought online but are never delivered, Citizens Advice says. Cars, flights, furniture and insurance are among the goods and services which buyers think they are getting at a bargain, but which do not exist. ...
Malawi and Unicef launch drone air corridor image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 29th of June 2017 04:27:48 PM
.... . It says that the project was launched after a successful test flight last year to deliver dried blood for early infant diagnosis of HIV in hospitals in Malawi. ...
Sky Sports to replace numbered channels and slash prices in revamp image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of June 2017 01:29:39 PM
....The retirement of Sky Sports 1,2,3,4 and 5 and the introduction of a new package two-thirds cheaper than current prices represents a major shakeup of the strategy that has made Rupert Murdoch’s Sky a pay-TV powerhouse. The new offering will result in the launch of themed channels, like Sky’s existing dedicated Formula One channel, for its top-flight sports including football – which will get two channels – golf and cricket. ...
'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. ...

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