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....A British government spokesperson said: “It will clearly be in the interests of both sides in the [Brexit] negotiation to maintain closely integrated aviation markets. “The UK aviation industry is the largest in Europe, handling over 250m passengers and 2. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The company is yet to produce a plane of its own and is instead working alongside American inventor Chip Yates, whose own electric aircraft, the Long-ESA, holds the world record for fastest electric aircraft. Wright Electric's competitors include aviation giant Airbus, which has been developing its electric two-seater plane E-Fan since 2014, and has stated plans to create its own short-haul electric aeroplane seating 70 to 90 passengers. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....The Department for Transport (DfT) said the new operators would oversee a £1. 2bn investment to improve journeys for millions of train passengers. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... 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. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... . It added that the passengers on Sunday's flight had not complied to the dress code. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....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. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... 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. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....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. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....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. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. American Airlines and China's biggest carrier by passengers, China Southern, have agreed a strategic partnership. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....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. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... 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. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. A stony-faced inspector approaches, and passengers fumble in panic for their train tickets. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....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. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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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. ...
Now you can forget your railcard (once) without being charged a fortune image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 04:13:36 PM
. A stony-faced inspector approaches, and passengers fumble in panic for their train tickets. ...
UK-based airlines told to move to Europe after Brexit or lose major routes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 09:33:08 AM
....A British government spokesperson said: “It will clearly be in the interests of both sides in the [Brexit] negotiation to maintain closely integrated aviation markets. “The UK aviation industry is the largest in Europe, handling over 250m passengers and 2. ...
London-Paris electric flight 'in decade' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 08:06:00 AM
....The company is yet to produce a plane of its own and is instead working alongside American inventor Chip Yates, whose own electric aircraft, the Long-ESA, holds the world record for fastest electric aircraft. Wright Electric's competitors include aviation giant Airbus, which has been developing its electric two-seater plane E-Fan since 2014, and has stated plans to create its own short-haul electric aeroplane seating 70 to 90 passengers. ...
UK flight ban on electronic devices announced image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 04:34:26 PM
....Passengers can still take most smartphones, games consoles and DVD players onto the plane, a government spokeswoman said. Number 10 said it was up to individual airlines to decide when to begin enforcing the ban and passengers should contact their airline for more information. ...
Abellio deal: Japanese firm Mitsui completes 40% Greater Anglia sale image
....The RMT said it stands by comments made in January by the union's general secretary, Mick Cash, who warned that Britain's rail network was being sold off like it was a "dodgy car boot sale". "The checks and balances for both passengers and the taxpayer, which the DfT claims are enshrined in its multi-million pound franchising programme, are clearly lacking when the winning bidder can simply walk away, share out its responsibilities and choose its replacement whenever it sees fit," he said. ...
Waitrose coffee change gives grounds for complaint image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 11:13:26 AM
.... The number of single-use plastic bags used by shoppers in England plummeted by more than 85% in the first six months, according to the government. Before Easyjet and Ryanair rewrote the rules on short-haul air travel, passengers could take their free drink and snack for granted. ...
US bans larger electronic devices on some flights from Middle East image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 08:13:47 PM
. US authorities have secretly required airlines from eight nations to forbid passengers from carrying any electronic or electrical device larger than a cellphone. ...
Rail industry promises 6,400 extra services image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 12:00:48 AM
....There will also be further improvements covering Kent, the Midlands, north-west England, the West Country and Wales, the RDG promised. RDG chief executive Paul Plummer said there had been a "capacity crunch" for years as passenger demand increased. ...
Paperback fighter: sales of physical books now outperform digital titles image
.... Sales of physical books increased 4% in the UK last year while ebook sales shrank by the same amount. Glance around a busy train carriage and those passengers who aren’t on their phones are far more likely to have a paperback than a Kindle. ...
Eurostar makes loss after Paris and Brussels attacks image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 11:04:54 AM
. The channel tunnel train service Eurostar said it made an operating loss of 28m euros (£25m, $30m) in 2016 following a drop in passenger numbers. ...
Southern reaches new agreement with train drivers' union Aslef image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 05:57:48 PM
....”. He said it had been “an extraordinarily difficult period for passengers, staff and the regional economy and we are glad we’ve found a way to move forward together”. ...
Cathay Pacific sees first annual loss in eight years image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 05:47:20 AM
....Cathay Pacific is facing fierce rivalry from mainland Chinese and Middle Eastern airlines that are expanding rapidly in the region. Carriers such as Air China and China Eastern are offering more direct services from the mainland, making it less attractive for passengers to travel via Hong Kong. ...
Woman's face burned after battery-operated headphones explode mid-flight image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 02:50:15 AM
....Smoke and the smell of melted plastic, burnt hair and electronics filled the cabin for the rest of the journey to Melbourne. “People were coughing and choking the entire way home,” one passenger said in the ATSB statement. ...
Driverless cars 'could lead to complacency' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 12:00:42 AM
....Professor Neville Stanton of the University of Southampton told the committee: "As vehicles become fully autonomous, even the most observant human driver's attention will begin to wane. "Their mind will wander… This is particularly true if they are engaging in other activities such as reading, answering emails, engaged in conversations with passengers, watching movies or surfing the internet. ...
First class could be axed in next Southeastern rail franchise image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 05:50:33 PM
....First class compartments could be scrapped on commuter trains into London under proposals for the next Southeastern rail franchise. In an attempt to free up space on the busy commuter network, which handles 640,000 passenger journeys on 1,900 train services every weekday, the government is considering making all trains one standard class. ...
Rail strikes begin on Southern, Merseyrail and Northern networks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 09:23:26 AM
.... Others haven't. Very few passengers turning up here. ...
Northern, Southern rail and Merseyrail staff on strike image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 06:55:36 AM
....Commuters at railway stations including Manchester Victoria reported stations being quieter than normal. Paul Barnfield, regional director at Northern, thanked passengers for "working with us". ...
Berlin airports strike to ground more than 650 flights image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 04:33:37 AM
....On Friday, a similar strike led to nearly 700 flights being grounded at the two airports. The service workers' union Verdi is demanding higher wages for around 2,000 workers handling passengers and baggage. ...
Rail strikes hit passengers in north of England as Southern dispute spreads image
....According to the operator Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR), 87% of Southern’s trains ran during the RMT’s last strike, on 22 February, with the majority of its onboard staff reporting for work. Its passenger services director, Angie Doll, said: “We have shown that we can now run almost all our services during an RMT strike. ...
Citywing 'virtual airline' goes out of business image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 12:53:12 PM
....Van Air Europe faced the action after an incident last month at Ronaldsway Airport in the Isle of Man. Citywing told passengers not to turn up at the airports and said advice would be given on refunds in "due course". ...
VW and Tata agree partnership to boost sales in India image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 12:27:03 PM
....They have signed a memorandum of understanding on a partnership they hope will potentially lead to Tata Motors launching new vehicles by 2019. Guenter Butschek, chief executive and managing director, Tata Motors, has put in place a restructuring programme to help build up Tata's lost sales for passenger and commercial vehicles by improving efficiencies, cutting production delays and building economies of scale. ...
What the 2017 budget means for you, plus rents 'out of step' with incomes image
....Lost for words when unwanted satnav doubled our Hertz car hire bill. BA’s answer to passengers stranded in a corridor for seven hours? Ignore them. ...
Brexit, airlines' worst fear, has become their preoccupation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 06:29:50 AM
....No airline wanted Britain to vote leave in last year’s referendum; easyJet and Ryanair campaigned against it. A single European market in aviation brought cheap flights spanning the continent, ever more passengers, trade and jobs. ...
Uber stops using Greyball 'secret program' to dodge regulators image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 05:21:32 AM
....Mr Sullivan said that because of the way the system was configured, it would take some time to ensure the prohibition was fully enforced. Greyball identified regulators posing as ordinary passengers, by collecting data on the location used when ordering a taxi and determining whether this coincided with government offices. ...
BA to offer less legroom than Ryanair on some planes image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 07:18:39 PM
. British Airways plans to squeeze in more passengers on some planes it flies to European cities. ...
London's new black cab secretly tested in Arctic Circle image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 05:08:04 PM
....But even allowing for thousands of pounds in subsidies, the new cab will cost more than £40,000 each. When I - somewhat unscientifically - stopped seven or eight drivers as they sat in a rank waiting for passengers, I got the same response each time and it was along these lines:. ...
BA’s answer to passengers stranded in a corridor for seven hours? Ignore them image
.... But when they arrived at Heathrow they were told they had missed the connection. They and seven other passengers were left in an airport corridor for seven-and-a-half hours before being told by BA that they would be bussed to Gatwick, put up in a hotel overnight and then put on a flight to Malaga, where they would meet the cruise ship. ...
Uber uses 'secret program' Greyball to hide from regulators image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 4th of March 2017 10:53:15 AM
....The New York Times said existence of the Greyball program was confirmed by four current and former Uber employees, who were not named. Greyball identified regulators posing as ordinary passengers, by collecting data on the location used when ordering a taxi and determining whether this coincided with government offices. ...
Uber loses legal test case over language image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 12:31:56 PM
....The proposals would have a disproportionate impact on drivers from countries where English was not generally spoken and give rise to "indirect discrimination on grounds of race and nationality". TfL argued that the requirements were vital to ensure passenger safety and to raise standards. ...
Uber loses court case to block English-language written test in London image
....Uber said it would appeal against a verdict that the company’s London head, Tom Elvidge, called a “deeply disappointing outcome for tens of thousands of drivers who will lose their livelihoods because they cannot pass an essay writing test”. “We’ve always supported spoken English skills, but writing an essay has nothing to do with communicating with passengers or getting them safely from A to B,” Elvidge added. ...
'You weren’t scared?': Nissan takes us for a ride in the Leaf driverless car image
....Guided by five radars, four lasers and 12 cameras, a converted electric Nissan Leaf has been following a carefully mapped route around Beckton, in east London, driving itself along the A13 dual carriageway, around urban streets and navigating roundabouts – a particular challenge for the Japanese manufacturer. Nissan tested the car on Wednesday with the Guardian in the passenger seat. ...
Southern rail chief: we aren’t doing anything wrong image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 02:04:25 PM
....The company running the Southern rail network has defended its performance on the stricken route, saying it is fulfilling its contract even as it announced a double-digit slump in profits. The boss of Go-Ahead Group, which controls Southern’s operator Govia Thameslink Railway, said the company had acted in the interests of customers although passengers have suffered “awful” commutes. ...
Uber v TfL: court hears written English test will cost 33,000 drivers their jobs image
....He said the lack of complaints about Uber drivers’ written English meant the issue was “the dog that did not bark”. In a statement, TfL said: “The changes to regulation of the private hire industry being challenged in this case are vital, to ensure passenger safety and to raise standards. ...
Go-Ahead profits hit by Southern strikes image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 10:17:23 AM
....The company added that "the long-running industrial relations issues in GTR have introduced additional costs and delays to expected efficiencies which will result in lower than anticipated profits in the full-year". Go-Ahead also said profits at its bus operations, which saw a "robust financial performance" in the first half of its financial year, would be hit by a slowdown in the number of passengers, particularly in the northeast of England and Oxford. ...
SpaceX to fly two tourists around Moon in 2018 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 11:48:09 PM
....Mr Musk said the co-operation of America's Nasa space agency had made the plan possible. He said the two passengers "will travel faster and further into the solar system than any before them". ...
Chris Grayling tells Japan: some of our trains are superior to yours image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of February 2017 05:03:58 PM
....Grayling’s backing for Derby comes only five years after the site’s future looked bleak because Germany’s Siemens was picked for a lucrative contract to build trains for London’s Thameslink Network. Bombardier is now also building 200 metre-long Aventra trains that can carry about 1,500 passengers for the Elizabeth line, the new east-to-west London route formerly known as Crossrail. ...
Norwegian's low-cost long-haul transatlantic fares take off quickly image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of February 2017 07:00:05 AM
. At 35,000 feet above the Atlantic, there is no free lunch - and certainly not for passengers who have only stumped up £69 for a flight on Norwegian. ...
BA owner IAG's profits hit by weak pound image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 07:53:02 AM
....He added that IAG had continued to make good progress. "In 2016, we carried more than 100 million passengers - double the number British Airways and Iberia carried in 2010, a year before IAG was created," he said. ...
British Gas price freeze is unlikely to impress customers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of February 2017 07:00:02 AM
....5m for IT failures that meant business customers received incorrect and late bills. Another area which regularly attracts more than its share of complaints is the rail industry, with delays, cancellations, overcrowding and constant fare increases guaranteed to raise the ire of passengers. ...
Uber exploiting loophole to 'spread tentacles' across UK, union says image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of February 2017 05:55:20 PM
....Rix said the deregulation of the market and the arrival of Uber had “opened up a real hornets’ nest” all over the UK, where 40,000 Uber drivers now operate in more than 25 towns and cities. Last month, Southend council found that two cab drivers it had previously stripped of their licences were using the Uber app to pick up passengers in the area. ...
Southern rail users face more strikes as drivers reject Aslef-backed deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of February 2017 01:31:12 PM
....But drivers had lost significant pay both through a series of strikes and an overtime ban from early December that had closed branch lines and severely disrupted services, and Aslef believed most would accept the deal its leadership had recommended. Nick Brown, the chief operating officer of Govia Thameslink Railway, said: “Naturally we’re saddened and hugely disappointed, as will be our passengers, with today’s decision by drivers, particularly as the agreement carried the full support and recommendation of the Aslef leadership. ...
Travel Trolley wanted £175 to correct a typo on my booking image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of February 2017 07:00:05 AM
....RM, London. A couple of years ago a passenger changed his name by deed poll because it was cheaper than the fee to amend an error on his flight booking. ...
GWR’s compensation scheme is all delay and no repay image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of February 2017 07:00:07 AM
....I travelled from Paddington to Plymouth in October by train which suffered a two-hour delay due, in part, to circumstances beyond GWR’s control (a fatality on the line) but still worthy of compensation according to the terms and conditions on its website. Arriving in Plymouth all passengers were invited to take a leaflet to claim compensation. ...
BA cabin crew call four-day strike over pay image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of February 2017 05:04:46 PM
....But executives are adamant that there will be no negotiations and appear ready to sit out further action. BA said it cancelled 34 flights this week because of strike action, but all passengers reached their destinations. ...
Fifth of rail passengers buy wrong ticket from machines, says regulator image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of February 2017 12:01:36 AM
. About one in five train passengers using ticket machines could be either paying too much or be at risk of a penalty fare, the rail regulator has said. ...
Arriva Rail North staff to consider strike action over role of train guards image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of February 2017 05:08:43 PM
....The RMT general secretary, Mick Cash, said its position on driver-only operation (DOO) was clear, adding: “We will not agree to any extensions of DOO and will fight to retain the safety-critical role of the guard and to keep a guard on the train. “We asked Arriva North whether they were prepared to guarantee a second person on all passenger services operated by the company and whether that second person would retain full operational responsibility, for train despatch, platform train interface and current rule book requirements for dealing with contingency arrangements, such as evacuation and protection of the train. ...
Railways could use eye scans to charge passengers, say industry plans image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of February 2017 12:01:21 AM
. Rail passengers could be charged for journeys by fingerprint or iris scans, according to the industry’s plan for coping with growing demand. ...
Southern rail deal with union fragile as drivers plan to vote against image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of February 2017 01:20:20 PM
....The RMT, which has held a series of strikes over Southern’s plans since April last year, but was excluded from the TUC talks, attacked the deal as a “stitch-up and disgrace”. Its general secretary, Mick Cash, said: “This so-called agreement is a shocking betrayal presided over by the TUC of not only the conductor grade and drivers, but also passengers, including disabled passengers, who have lost the guarantee of a second member of staff on their trains. ...
British Airways cabin crew begin six days of strikes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of February 2017 12:58:36 PM
.... Unite estimates the sanctions will cost strikers an average of £850 each. The airline said all passengers should reach their destinations, with cancellations limited to routes with multiple services, and crew and planes from other airlines including Titan and Thomson Airways hired to operate some services on BA’s behalf. ...
Britain’s rail franchise model unfit for purpose, say MPs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of February 2017 10:07:02 AM
. Britain’s rail franchising model is no longer fit for purpose, not providing competition and letting passengers down, MPs have warned. ...
Eurostar pulls out all the stops with luxury Paris lounge image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 4th of February 2017 04:00:33 PM
....Indeed, concerns exist in the minds of travellers. One Eurostar passenger, a UK-based French designer called Hiba, travels regularly between London and Paris for work and to see family, but says she is thinking of moving back to France. ...
Is Ticketclever the way to put rail fares back on track? We find out image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 4th of February 2017 07:01:22 AM
. A new train ticket website is promising to save passengers as much as 60% on rail fares by finding route combinations and “split ticket” deals not normally available on standard booking systems. ...
Q&A: what does the Southern rail deal over strikes mean? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of February 2017 11:59:54 PM
....What was the row about?. Both unions agreed to oppose any more driver-only operated (DOO) trains, which threaten jobs for conductors and which drivers believe makes passengers, and themselves, less safe. ...
Southern rail and union agree deal to end strikes over driver-only trains image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of February 2017 03:38:40 PM
....Nick Brown, GTR’s chief operating officer, said: “Our aim has always been to reach agreement with the unions on our proposals and we’re delighted to have secured a deal today with Aslef to end their dispute. “It’s good news for passengers, the regional economy and staff. ...
Business leaders call for transport revolution to rebalance UK economy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of February 2017 06:00:22 AM
....Theresa May’s attempt to rebalance the UK economy risks being derailed without a transport revolution to modernise links to the north of England’s airports, business leaders have warned. An independent commission found that the north of England had capacity for an extra 60 million air passengers but was being held back by outdated road and rail links. ...
Southern commuters launch legal claim to force government's hand image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of February 2017 12:04:51 PM
....”. The initial legal costs of £26,000 have been crowdfunded by passengers, who have suffered widespread cancellations and delays on Southern since it became part of Govia Thameslink Railway’s operation in 2015. ...
Brum rush: Birmingham becomes tourist hotspot image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of February 2017 07:05:07 AM
....”. The airport, which currently handles 11 million passengers a year, is set for a £100m makeover ahead of the peak summer months. ...
Overhaul of UK train ticket pricing to be trialled in May image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of February 2017 12:05:35 AM
....Some fares for long, connecting journeys will be removed from the system as cheaper alternatives exist, in a bid to negate the need for split ticketing to save money. Single-leg pricing will be introduced for some journeys to make it simpler for passengers to know if they would be better off buying two single tickets or a return. ...
Uber: the app that changed how the world hails a taxi image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 29th of January 2017 07:00:17 AM
.... Stories abounded about a driver waiting for three decades to get a licence, only to die soon after. The system guaranteed a healthy availability of passengers for the taxi companies even during slow times and ensured that full-time drivers could earn a living wage. ...
Accessibility and ownership of the UK’s railways | Letters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 27th of January 2017 06:52:00 PM
.... It even goes against the grain of the rail industry itself, which is heading steadily towards the target of making all vehicles fully accessible by 1 January 2020. He should elaborate on exactly what “clear system” is in place for disabled passengers on Southern. ...
British Airways cabin crew to stage six-day walkout in pay dispute image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 27th of January 2017 05:03:28 PM
....The action follows two strikes totalling five days in January, which forced BA to cancel scores of flights. The airline said disruption to passengers was minimal, with all flying to their destinations on alternative or merged departures. ...
London train derailment to disrupt Southeastern commuters for days image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of January 2017 06:24:10 PM
....“We need to completely rebuild more than 50 metres of railway from the foundations up, just a few metres from one of the busiest railway lines in the south-east. “This is a significant job but we’ll be working round-the-clock until the work is done and trains are back up and running for passengers. ...
'It's a crisis that keeps on hurting' - experts debate Brexit watch data image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of January 2017 11:10:06 AM
.... When people are flying more for business and leisure, it is a good indicator of higher confidence and economic growth. The International Air Transport Association reports that passenger air travel was up 7. ...
Brexit and Trump mean 'dangerous new phase' for Airbus, says boss image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of January 2017 04:37:09 PM
....Williams suggested the US and its arch-rival, Boeing, would be ready to take full advantage of any negative fallout from Brexit suffered by Airbus. Boeing builds passenger planes, including the Dreamliner, at its Everett factory, 25 miles north of Seattle. ...
Poll confirms Southern’s status as UK's worst-performing rail firm image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of January 2017 12:58:11 PM
. Southern’s status as Britain’s worst-performing train operator has been confirmed by the national rail passenger survey, which shows growing dissatisfaction across the country. ...
Nothing is what we got for helping out easyJet image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of January 2017 07:00:40 AM
....We agreed, having been promised hotel expenses plus a further €300. We disembarked, with two others, to a round of applause from the remaining passengers. ...
Southern train services face further disruption image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 22nd of January 2017 10:22:22 AM
. Long-suffering Southern rail passengers face further disruption on Monday due to a strike by conductors. ...
Utopian ideas on climate change will get us precisely nowhere image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 22nd of January 2017 09:00:00 AM
.... City Airport, which is embarking on a £344m expansion, saw 4. 3 million passengers in 2015. ...

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