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....Passengers will now be offered up to $10,000 (£7,700) for giving up their seats, among other changes that Dr Dao's lawyer said should be "applauded". However, aviation experts doubt that many passengers will actually be offered such a large sum. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....Not content with its land-based ride service, the company believes its vision for flying taxis will make air transportation a part of our daily lives in the future. But it will first need to convince passengers and aviation authorities that the technology is safe, and there are still huge questions over how to regulate both the testing and introduction of the technology. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....About 30 minutes later, he said, the rabbit was sleeping in a pet facility run by the company, and shortly afterwards an employee opened its cage to find it dead. It comes three weeks after a video showing a passenger being dragged off a United flight sparked widespread outrage. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....“The notion that Uber in London is a mosaic of 30,000 small businesses linked by a common ‘platform’ is to our minds faintly ridiculous,” the judges said. “Drivers do not and cannot negotiate with passengers … They are offered and accept trips strictly on Uber’s terms. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The direct Taunton-to-Trowbridge trip was apparently advertised at the price by Great Western Railway (GWR), from 22 May through to 14 July. It means the journey costs £156-per-mile and passengers cannot travel via Bristol. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....". United has been in damage control mode this month after passenger Dr David Dao lost two front teeth and suffered a broken nose when he was forcibly removed from an overbooked flight at Chicago's O'Hare airport. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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. United Airlines says it will offer up to $10,000 (£7,800) to passengers who give up seats on overbooked flights. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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. United Airlines will offer passengers up to $10,000 (£7,700) for giving up their seats on overbooked flights, as part of efforts to repair the damage to its reputation after widespread condemnation over the forcible removal of a passenger. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The airline said it was the next stage in the evolution of the so-called “kangaroo route”, facilitated by the more fuel-efficient Dreamliner. The direct Perth flight will take 17 hours to carry passengers 9,000 miles, a far cry from the four days and seven stops it took when Qantas created the route to London in 1947. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Gumbrell’s plight highlights the inadequacy of aviation law when it concerns travellers with disabilities. Airlines are only obliged to pay passengers a maximum of around £1,200 when their luggage is lost or damaged. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....United also issued a report about the incident on Thursday, in which Munoz acknowledges that he “messed up” with his initial response to the incident. The report detailed several new policies to deal with overbooked flights, including increasing the amount of compensation that can be offered as an incentive so passengers volunteer to be bumped off an overbooked flight. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....50 a ticket. “We’re a very popular outfit in Brighton, we’re seen as environmentally friendly,” says Baker, who spotted an advertisement for the role while in his previous job as chairman at passenger pressure group Bus Users UK. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The flourishing industry is now seeking the earliest possible notice that there will be a transitional deal post-2019 that “keeps as much as possible” of the status quo for as long as possible. The imposition of either World Trade Organisation tariffs of 10% on passenger cars and up to 22% on commercial vehicles, or non-tariff barriers such as customs controls, would be devastating for a sector that relies heavily on the swift, free movement of parts and finished cars. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... TJ, Ruthin, North Wales. Changes to national ticketing policy to give more flexibility in the cases of passengers who have made a mistake in forgetting their railcard were announced by the Department for Transport last year and came into force in March. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. One of the police officers who forcibly removed a passenger from a United Airlines flight said “minimal but necessary force” was used in the incident that became a public relations disaster for the carrier, according to a report released by the city of Chicago. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Doctor dragged off United Airlines flight reaches undisclosed settlement image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 07:51:18 PM
....United also issued a report about the incident on Thursday, in which Munoz acknowledges that he “messed up” with his initial response to the incident. The report detailed several new policies to deal with overbooked flights, including increasing the amount of compensation that can be offered as an incentive so passengers volunteer to be bumped off an overbooked flight. ...
Passenger dragged off United Airlines plane wins settlement image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 07:34:27 PM
....Passengers will now be offered up to $10,000 (£7,700) for giving up their seats, among other changes that Dr Dao's lawyer said should be "applauded". However, aviation experts doubt that many passengers will actually be offered such a large sum. ...
Brexit: UK carmakers 'sitting on their hands' rather than investing image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 03:37:30 PM
....The flourishing industry is now seeking the earliest possible notice that there will be a transitional deal post-2019 that “keeps as much as possible” of the status quo for as long as possible. The imposition of either World Trade Organisation tariffs of 10% on passenger cars and up to 22% on commercial vehicles, or non-tariff barriers such as customs controls, would be devastating for a sector that relies heavily on the swift, free movement of parts and finished cars. ...
United Airlines to offer up to $10,000 for passengers to give up seats image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 02:43:53 PM
. United Airlines will offer passengers up to $10,000 (£7,700) for giving up their seats on overbooked flights, as part of efforts to repair the damage to its reputation after widespread condemnation over the forcible removal of a passenger. ...
Uber to offer UK drivers sickness cover in return for £2-a-week fee image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 12:51:55 PM
....“The notion that Uber in London is a mosaic of 30,000 small businesses linked by a common ‘platform’ is to our minds faintly ridiculous,” the judges said. “Drivers do not and cannot negotiate with passengers … They are offered and accept trips strictly on Uber’s terms. ...
Qantas offers first ever direct UK to Australia flights from £1,095 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 11:07:29 AM
....The airline said it was the next stage in the evolution of the so-called “kangaroo route”, facilitated by the more fuel-efficient Dreamliner. The direct Perth flight will take 17 hours to carry passengers 9,000 miles, a far cry from the four days and seven stops it took when Qantas created the route to London in 1947. ...
United Airlines to offer up to $10,000 for forfeiting seat image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 05:53:35 AM
. United Airlines says it will offer up to $10,000 (£7,800) to passengers who give up seats on overbooked flights. ...
Officer says he used 'minimal but necessary force' on United passenger image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 01:17:16 PM
. One of the police officers who forcibly removed a passenger from a United Airlines flight said “minimal but necessary force” was used in the incident that became a public relations disaster for the carrier, according to a report released by the city of Chicago. ...
United Airlines 'saddened' by death of giant rabbit after transatlantic flight image
....About 30 minutes later, he said, the rabbit was sleeping in a pet facility run by the company, and shortly afterwards an employee opened its cage to find it dead. It comes three weeks after a video showing a passenger being dragged off a United flight sparked widespread outrage. ...
Uber plans to test on-demand flying cars network by 2020 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 06:28:42 AM
....Not content with its land-based ride service, the company believes its vision for flying taxis will make air transportation a part of our daily lives in the future. But it will first need to convince passengers and aviation authorities that the technology is safe, and there are still huge questions over how to regulate both the testing and introduction of the technology. ...
United Airlines investigates giant bunny death image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 03:18:59 AM
....". United has been in damage control mode this month after passenger Dr David Dao lost two front teeth and suffered a broken nose when he was forcibly removed from an overbooked flight at Chicago's O'Hare airport. ...
'Anomaly' blamed for £10k first class railway ticket image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 01:36:50 PM
....The direct Taunton-to-Trowbridge trip was apparently advertised at the price by Great Western Railway (GWR), from 22 May through to 14 July. It means the journey costs £156-per-mile and passengers cannot travel via Bristol. ...
How disabled travellers still face discrimination by airlines image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 06:00:04 AM
....Gumbrell’s plight highlights the inadequacy of aviation law when it concerns travellers with disabilities. Airlines are only obliged to pay passengers a maximum of around £1,200 when their luggage is lost or damaged. ...
Virgin Trains refused to refund £293 after I forgot my railcard image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 05:59:04 AM
.... TJ, Ruthin, North Wales. Changes to national ticketing policy to give more flexibility in the cases of passengers who have made a mistake in forgetting their railcard were announced by the Department for Transport last year and came into force in March. ...
Ding ding! All aboard the ex-Lib Dem minister's solar-powered bus image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of April 2017 03:53:02 PM
....50 a ticket. “We’re a very popular outfit in Brighton, we’re seen as environmentally friendly,” says Baker, who spotted an advertisement for the role while in his previous job as chairman at passenger pressure group Bus Users UK. ...
American Airlines suspends employee after clash over pram image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 22nd of April 2017 08:23:32 AM
....American Airlines has removed an employee from duty after an ugly clash over a baby's pram in San Francisco. A passenger who uploaded video of the aftermath of the incident said a mother had been struck with the pram as it was forcibly removed by the employee. ...
United Airlines to tie executive pay to customer satisfaction image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 22nd of April 2017 01:29:14 AM
. Two weeks after a passenger was violently dragged from one of its planes, United Airlines says it is to link pay more closely to customer satisfaction. ...
Electric flying car that takes off vertically could be future of transport image
....Lilium said its jet, with a range of 190 miles and cruising speed of 186mph, is the only electric aircraft capable of both vertical take-off and jet-powered flight. The jet, whose power consumption is comparable to an electric car, could offer passenger flights at prices comparable to normal taxis but with speeds five times faster, Lilium said. ...
Emirates to cut US flights after Trump travel restrictions image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 04:33:04 PM
.... . The airline has also introduced new services to cope with the laptop ban, lending tablets to premium passengers and offering to check in electronics at the gate. ...
United CEO: nobody will be fired after man was violently dragged from plane image
....Dao’s lawyers have taken steps that foreshadow a lawsuit against the airline and the city of Chicago, which operates O’Hare. United announced two rules changes last week, including saying that it would no longer call police to remove passengers from overbooked planes. ...
Overbooked seats: it’s a bad way for airlines to do business | Letters image
. Simon Jenkins thinks that airlines overbook because “careless passengers often fail to show up” (Our target-driven corporate culture is failing customers, 13 April). ...
Easyjet forced couple off overbooked flight image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 17th of April 2017 12:40:49 PM
. Two Easyjet passengers were removed from an overbooked flight and not offered compensation a day after a United Airlines passenger was dragged off a plane in the US. ...
United Airlines changes policy after 'horrific' passenger ordeal image
....The airline said that in future crew members would be allocated seats at least an hour before departure. It comes after passenger Dr David Dao lost two front teeth and suffered a broken nose when he was forcibly removed from a flight last Sunday. ...
United Airlines changes crew flight policy after forcible removal fiasco image
. United Airlines is changing its policy on booking crew on flights in the wake of a passenger being dragged off an overbooked plane. ...
United Airlines shows why it's time to deplane corporate-speak image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 16th of April 2017 05:59:23 AM
. United Airlines has been compared to Gerald Ratner after its extraordinary reaction to a passenger on one of its planes being dragged away with a bloodied face by security guards. ...
'Week of perfectly avoidable gaffes': how Pepsi, United and Spicer went wrong image
.... But when the company hurriedly pulled a poor-taste advert it turned out to be only the start of a nightmare few days for public relations that ended at the White House. In the fallout, marketing and “crisis communications” experts have thronged the public gallery to offer stern critiques of the unwise Pepsi Kendall Jenner “protester” video, the United Airlines responses to a passenger being dragged from his seat and White House press secretary Sean Spicer ignoring six million Jews killed when he said even the Nazis had not used chemical weapons, when talking about Syria. ...
United passenger dragged from plane needs reconstructive surgery – lawyer image
. David Dao, the passenger violently dragged from his seat by police on a United Airlines flight, will need reconstructive surgery, his lawyer has said. ...
BA pilot who feared toxic cockpit air died of overdose, inquest told image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 02:29:28 PM
....“Medical experts have said that organophosphates cannot be ruled out in causing his condition, so the questions therefore remain. We know there are more sick passengers and crew and we hope today will encourage the millions who fly to ask questions to ensure more is done to make sure others don’t suffer like my son. ...
Uber allegedly used secret program to undermine rival Lyft image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 12:10:45 PM
.... In some cities, where as many as 60% of drivers work for both companies, that could be the difference between breaking even and operating at a loss in the ultra-slim-margin industry. The “Hell” program – so called in contrast to Uber’s controversial “Heaven” or “God View” program, which allows employees to see a view of all Uber drivers and passengers operating in any given city – was reportedly run in a top-secret manner. ...
Virgin East Coast and Arriva Northern train staff to strike image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 08:10:19 AM
. Train passengers across the north of England are to be hit by strike action on two services at the same time, the RMT union has said. ...
United Airlines to refund tickets for all customers on infamous flight image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 01:40:06 AM
. Seeking to quell the uproar over a man being dragged off a plane, United Airlines announced on Tuesday that it would refund the tickets for all customers who were on the flight when the man was removed and that it would no longer ask police to remove passengers from full flights. ...
Fifteen hurt on Qantas flight after 'stick-shaker' warning activated image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 08:51:26 PM
. Qantas is conducting an internal review of a serious mid-air incident during which 15 passengers were injured when a jet’s “stick-shaker” warning was activated. ...
How to avoid being forced from a flight | Letters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 05:31:32 PM
.... Business aborted, I simply returned home. I would advise passengers to always stow luggage in the aircraft’s hold – you will not be ejected because of the time it will take to retrieve your luggage. ...
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United Airlines boss interview: How did Oscar Munoz do? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 04:40:15 PM
. Oscar Munoz, the boss of United Airlines, has given his first broadcast interview since a passenger was forcibly removed from a United plane. ...
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How Uber conquers a city in seven steps image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 03:19:57 PM
.... In response, Uber said the program offered weekly rentals, flexible leases, traditional leases and purchase discounts through some carmakers. According to Uber’s arch-rival, Lyft, one of Uber’s more grubby tactics includes allegedly ordering and cancelling more than 5,000 rides from Lyft in order to make drivers think the service was less reliable and to drive passengers looking for available cars to Uber. ...
United Airlines boss Oscar Munoz will not resign image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 12:19:37 PM
....United Airlines' chief executive has said he will not quit amid an explosive backlash to video of a screaming man being dragged off a plane. Oscar Munoz said he felt "shame and embarrassment" and vowed it would never happen again to a seated passenger on one of United's aircraft. ...
WH Smith profits rise thanks to travel sales image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 07:33:36 AM
....75% over the last six months, thanks to a rise in sales at its travel business. Its profits from its outlets in airports, railway stations, motorway service stations and workplaces went up 11% to £39m as passenger numbers rose. ...
United Airlines boss sorry for 'horrific' passenger removal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 01:45:32 AM
. The boss of United Airlines has apologised for the "truly horrific" incident in which a passenger was forcibly dragged, screaming, from a flight. ...
Canada to tackle overbooking on flights image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of April 2017 06:25:22 PM
....Canada has said it is taking steps to tackle airline overbooking, following an incident involving United Airlines. Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau said the government will put forward a passenger rights law this spring. ...
Flyer beware: why the customer isn't always right at 40,000ft image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of April 2017 05:03:37 PM
. Airline passengers beware: when you buy a ticket, you are not only subjecting yourself to the ordeals of security queues, baggage limits and turbulence. ...
United Airlines CEO offers softer apology after stock nosedives image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of April 2017 03:27:54 PM
....The CEO of United Airlines has issued a second public apology about the man who was forcibly removed from a flight on Sunday, calling the incident “truly horrific”. “No one should ever be mistreated this way,” Oscar Munoz wrote in a note to employees Tuesday, one day after video posted by fellow passengers showing police dragging the man off the plane went viral. ...
United Airlines shares fall after passenger removal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of April 2017 03:04:37 PM
. Shares in the owner of United Airlines recovered some ground after the airline's boss issued a second statement apologising over its removal of a passenger. ...
Not so friendly skies image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of April 2017 09:03:55 AM
....Another day, another public relations disaster for United Airlines. America's third biggest carrier is being slammed online for violently dragging a passenger - a 69-year-old Asian man, believed to be a doctor - off an overbooked flight. ...
FTSE 100 takes flight after airline shares rise image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of April 2017 07:39:41 AM
....Exane BNP Paribas upgraded their rating on Germany's Lufthansa, and this had a knock-on effect on UK-listed airlines. The airlines were little moved by a 4% fall in shares for the owner of United Airlines, after the carrier was embroiled in controversy over its treatment of a passenger. ...
Under-fire Barclays chief is probably guilty of behaving like a chump image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 11:01:12 PM
.... Variable pay ought to be all the more important in businesses whose failings end up hurting ordinary people. That’s why the half a million pound pay packet for Southern Rail boss Charles Horton will raise hackles among passengers. ...
Why was a passenger dragged off a US flight? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 04:13:33 PM
....Videos have emerged online showing a man being forcibly removed from a United Airlines flight from Chicago to Louisville on Sunday evening. Flight passenger Audra Bridges captured the incident on video. ...
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United Airlines: Passenger forcibly removed from flight image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 03:56:21 PM
....Videos showing a man being violently removed from a United Airlines flight have provoked an outcry on social media. The footage taken inside the airliner shows a man being violently pulled out of his seat and dragged down the aisle as passengers prepared to take off from Chicago to Louisville on Sunday evening. ...
Southern rail boss paid £495,000 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 10:09:03 AM
....In the previous year, due to a rearrangement of the company’s corporate structure, he was paid by both Southern and GTR, earning a total of £493,000. Horton’s pay remained broadly flat despite a year of misery for 300,000 passengers on the Southern network, which was ranked the worst in Britain last summer. ...
Virgin couldn’t find Anytime at all for us to book a balloon flight image
.... Commonly, vouchers for these trips are bought as gifts, which rather takes the joy out of it when recipients have problems arranging dates or – typically – getting refunds. Virgin points out hot air ballooning is weather-dependent and it will never take any risk with passengers’ safety. ...
Bookies bet on record weekend of sport image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 7th of April 2017 08:21:42 PM
....Tens of thousands of people travel by train from central Liverpool to the racecourse. Jan Chaudhry-van der Velde, managing director Merseyrail, said the operator had devised a timetable aimed at transporting as many passengers as normal on Grand National day. ...
Move over Suez, hello Stad – Norway to build world's first tunnel for ships image
.... Construction is expected to start in 2019. Under the plan, passenger traffic will be given priority but leisure boats and other vessels will also be able to use the tunnel. ...
Pearson share slide drags down FTSE 100 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 6th of April 2017 07:40:37 AM
....The biggest climber on the FTSE 100 was Easyjet which rose by 4. 2% after reporting passenger numbers grew by 10. ...
Non-stop Sydney-to-London flights could happen by 2022, says Qantas image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 6th of April 2017 12:30:29 AM
.... If such stopovers became frequent enough, Qantas would lose its ability to charge a premium for the route. Two aviation industry sources said the Airbus A350-900ULR would fit more than 250 passengers on the Sydney-London route, up from the 170 mainly business-class seats on Singapore Airlines’ configuration for flights to New York and Los Angeles. ...
Uber sued by car-share stab victim image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 04:30:42 PM
....A woman who was attacked with a knife in an Uber car is suing the ride-sharing company. Chicago resident Jennifer Camacho says another passenger slashed her face several times while using Uber Pool. ...
Stansted Airport announces new £130m arrivals terminal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 03:42:24 PM
....The new building was granted planning permission by Uttlesford District Council. The airport's Chief Executive Andrew Cowan said the site would "transform our infrastructure and facilities to give our passengers the best possible experience". ...
Driverless shuttle bus to be tested by public in London image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of April 2017 11:12:58 PM
.... . They say paying passengers could begin using the system by 2019 on a trial basis and that it could eventually be rolled out elsewhere. ...
Rise of robotics will upend laws and lead to human job quotas, study says image
....Increased mechanical autonomy will cause problems of how to define legal responsibility for accidents involving new technology such as driverless cars. Will it be the owner, the passengers, or manufacturers who pay the insurance?. ...
Clean sailing image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 3rd of April 2017 11:00:18 PM
....Each ferry would save about a million litres of diesel per year, helping to reduce energy costs by 60% or more, says Odd Moen, head of sales at Siemens' marine division. "The electricity to power Ampere, with its 360 passengers and 120 cars, across a six kilometre-wide fjord costs about 50 kroner (£4. ...
Southern rail: Aslef members reject latest proposed deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 3rd of April 2017 02:18:58 PM
....The firm's plan for guards to become on-board supervisors, leaving drivers with the responsibility of opening and closing carriage doors was initially opposed by the RMT union last April. Leader Mick Cash said the move reduced the safety of passengers and staff on board trains and urged Southern rail to put "safety before profits". ...
Train drivers reject deal to end Southern rail dispute image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 3rd of April 2017 01:54:15 PM
....”. Andy Bindon, of Govia Thameslink Railway, Southern’s parent company, said: “It’s a hugely disappointing outcome for our passengers, particularly as the agreement carried the full support and recommendation of the Aslef leadership. ...
Tick tock image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of April 2017 11:07:44 PM
.... You can find more information about the programme's sources and listen online or subscribe to the programme podcast. Early British train timetables valiantly informed travellers that "London time is about four minutes earlier than Reading time, seven and a half minutes before Cirencester", and so on, but many passengers were understandably confused. ...
Five-minute guide to 'National Price Hike Day' image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of April 2017 12:01:00 AM
....50 to £147. There is no escape if you want to flee the country, with air passenger duty on long-haul flights over 2,000 miles also climbing to add up to £12 to the cost of your getaway, while new road tax rules and rates will see many motorists pay more. ...
British rail is nationalised all over again – by foreign states image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 1st of April 2017 02:59:28 PM
....With the transfer of this network, which has been operated since 1995 by Britain’s Stagecoach, one in two of the 1. 7bn passenger journeys made in the UK each year will be on trains operated by foreign firms. ...
Success for SpaceX 're-usable rocket' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 30th of March 2017 11:01:12 PM
....The lift-off had occurred on cue at 18:27 EDT (22:27 GMT; 23:27 BST). The satellite passenger, SES-10, was ejected some 32 minutes later. ...
BA has its head in the clouds over buy-on-board food image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 30th of March 2017 06:00:19 AM
.... Tomorrow” is British Airway’s slogan. And, from the number of online laments, it seems tomorrow is the earliest that many passengers can expect to be served a meal. ...
What businesses want from the talks image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 11:01:52 PM
.... The industry has boomed, in part thanks to the aviation version of the EU's single market. Helped by the European Common Aviation Area, more than 130 million passengers fly between the UK and the rest of the EU every year, almost double the amount from 20 years ago. ...
Laptop cabin ban 'ineffective' says IATA image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 07:13:47 PM
....The British ban is similar but applies to different airlines. Airline passengers on 14 carriers are subject to the ban on inbound direct flights from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia. ...
Uber to shut down Denmark operation over new taxi laws image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 01:36:28 PM
....The company is appealing against the ruling, in which the tribunal dismissed as “faintly ridiculous” the idea that Uber was “a mosaic of 30,000 small businesses linked by a common ‘platform’. Drivers do not and cannot negotiate with passengers … They are offered and accept trips strictly on Uber’s terms. ...
American Airlines ties up partnership with China Southern image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 02:03:21 AM
. American Airlines and China's biggest carrier by passengers, China Southern, have agreed a strategic partnership. ...
Is being fined 1% of its profits just a mild irritation for BT? It looks like it | Stefan Stern image
.... We take this issue very seriously and we have put in place measures, controls and people to prevent it happening again” – I was irresistibly reminded of this old but timeless story:. An angry passenger wrote to a train company to tell them he had found beetles crawling over his seat. ...
Chinese firm MTR to help operate UK's South West trains franchise image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 07:52:43 AM
....In Britain, a government-owned operator has been used only when a franchise has failed, for instance when National Express abandoned its east coast contract in 2009. But the government said the agreement would mean better services for passengers and heralded a new era in rail transport by uniting train and track operations. ...
South West Trains: Hong Kong firm MTR to help run rail franchise image
....The Department for Transport (DfT) said the new operators would oversee a £1. 2bn investment to improve journeys for millions of train passengers. ...
United Airlines caught up in leggings row image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 07:32:11 PM
.... . It added that the passengers on Sunday's flight had not complied to the dress code. ...
Uber suspends fleet of self-driving cars following Arizona crash image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 11:29:44 AM
.... There were no serious injuries as a result of the incident. The Uber Technologies car – a Volvo SUV – was carrying two engineers in the front and no backseat passengers but it is not yet clear whether the car was in self-driving mode at the time of the crash. ...
Cheaper flights image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 02:50:44 AM
....Our love affair with budget airlines continues unabated. Ryanair, the Irish carrier that passengers have long loved to hate, last year overtook Lufthansa to become Europe's biggest airline by passenger numbers. ...
Please bring back my old British Airways | Victoria Coren Mitchell image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 12:01:15 AM
.... Most of us wouldn’t have known about that yet (Who’s on a plane between January and March? What are you, Prince Andrew?) were it not for a spate of stories, tweets and grumpy letters to the Daily Telegraph about low supplies. There have been reports of trolleys emptying after a few rows, children sobbing with hunger and (on one flight to London from Innsbruck, according to the Daily Mail), three sandwiches available for 110 passengers. ...
Opodo charges for its own mistakes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 07:00:05 AM
....One such incident looks like butter fingers, but several in the space of a week suggests that something is amiss with Opodo’s booking page. “The website required me to fill in the passenger’s name and surname. ...

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