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Could Flying With Emirates Be Your Dream Job?

Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Want to work around the world and base yourself in a sunny, fun-filled city? Flying with Emirates could be the ideal career for you. From humble b...

Battle for Air Passenger Rights Continues Despite Multiple Court Rulings

Jakub Kotan | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK
Jakub Kotan

Celebrating air passengers flooded internet forums at the end of October 2014. The Supreme Court confirmed an earlier decision of the Court of Appeal in Huzar v regarding passenger rights to monetary compensation. English law now gives passengers the right to compensation for a delay greater than 3 hours, if caused by a faulty aircraft.

Al-Qaeda Urges 'Lone Wolves' To Attack Easyjet And British Airways

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 29.12.2014 | UK

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's English language magazine Inspire has endorsed "lone wolf" attacks on Easyjet and British Airways planes alongside...

Shocking Footage Shows Moment Passengers Scream And Pray In Severe Turbulence

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK

Several videos have emerged of the severe turbulence that injured 14 people during a terrifying flight to Dallas, Texas. American Airlines flight A...

Mystery Plane Lands After Four Hours Circling The English Channel

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK Tech

Update: After over four hours in the air flight UAL28 has now landed safely at London Heathrow. According to United Airlines the plane was suffering f...

Airline's Epic Six Hour Advert Will Bore You Into Flying With Them

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK

This is the most boring advert ever. In fact, at nearly 6-hours long, it's also the longest. The weird thing is, while the epic piece is supposed t...

Air Passengers Face Another Stalemate Against the Airlines

Jakub Kotan | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK
Jakub Kotan

Train, coach and ferry delays are also subject to compensations imposed by European law, but have received far less publicity. This is for a simple reason: Companies operating trains, coaches and ferries simply pay up when they are responsible for delays. It could really be this simple.

Birth of a Volcano: The World Watches Iceland

Professor Dougal Jerram | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Tech
Professor Dougal Jerram

Bárðarbunga is a big volcano by Iceland standards and its starting to wake up! Where is it? Will it erupt and shut down Europe's airspace? What about the ice flood risks? The news has been rolling out different scenarios.

Violent row over reclined seat forces emergency flight diversion

Huffington Post UK/AP | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK

A flight from Miami-to-Paris has been forced to divert to Boston after a violent outburst over a reclined seat, in at least the second such incident ...

Captain Loses Control Of Flybe Plane After False Arm Came Off

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK

A captain lost control of a passenger plane after his artificial arm became detached as he was coming in to land, an accident report has said. The ...

You Can Now Check-In With Just A Photo Of Your Passport

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK Tech

Airline security is obviously a contentious and serious issue - but at least one carrier is prepared to trust technology to try and make it easier to ...

Fed Up Passengers Have Best Response Ever After Woman Attacks Plane Crew With False Leg

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 31.07.2014 | UK

A plane had to be diverted to Gatwick Airport last night after a woman allegedly unleashed a foul-mouthed tirade and threw her prosthetic leg at cabin...

Wreckage Of Crashed Air Algerie Flight 'Found In Mali'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK

UPDATE: First Images Of The Air Algerie Crash Wreckage from an Air Algerie plane carrying 116 crew and passengers has reportedly been found in Mali...

Air Algerie Plane Crashes With 116 Onboard (LIVE UPDATES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK

UPDATE: Wreckage Of Crashed Air Algerie Flight 'Found In Mali' A search is is underway after an Air Algerie plane carrying 116 crew and passengers ...

Air Passengers Strike Another Victory Against Airlines

Jakub Kotan | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK
Jakub Kotan

A great deal of media attention focused on the Royal Courts of Justice on 11 June this year. Air passengers suffering delays and cancellations due to misbehaving aircrafts shall no longer be left in tears with no remedy. Travellers' rights to compensations of up to €600 per person in cases of delays and cancellations were strengthened.

Bumps Not Unexpected En Route to First Ever Star Alliance Terminal

Christine Negroni | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK
Christine Negroni

Writing from London -- When I arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport earlier this week for my United Airlines flight to London, the check in...

WATCH: The Moment An Unmanned Drone Just Barely Missed A Commercial Jet

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Tech

The American Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said that an unmanned drone just barely missed hitting a commercial airliner in mid-air. The col...

The Top 5 Worst Airline Excuses - and How You Can Beat Them

Jakub Kotan | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jakub Kotan

Unexpected events happen all the time and even to airlines. However when something goes wrong in the system, air passengers often feel that they have entered a poker game with embarrassingly low hands.

Airlines on Board with New Distribution Channels

Shane Happach | Posted 26.05.2014 | UK
Shane Happach

Airlines need to manage a complex system of payment currencies, types and distribution channels. Their customers can book tickets in one country with an airline based in another country, in order to fly to a third country, and pay in the currency of another country, sometimes using the preferred payment method of a fifth country.

Compensation for a Delayed Flight - Can I Win Against an Airline?

Jakub Kotan | Posted 10.05.2014 | UK
Jakub Kotan

Our beloved European Union regulates and directs every other step in our life journey. Each reader may add negative or positive connotation to Brussels' reign depending on personal views on EC unification, but nevertheless, some of this regulating actually carries a great deal of European goodness.

Fight or Flight: Your New Weapons Against Airline Bullies

Jakub Kotan | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK
Jakub Kotan

Put the champagne on ice, because after a DECADE, you the passenger will finally have more power against airline bullies. Airline operators would rather eat their own feet with rusty cutlery, than clearly inform passengers about their rights to compensation for delayed or cancelled flights.

Air Rage - The Unhelpful Impact of Hyper-Competitive Pricing

Alex Sullivan | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK
Alex Sullivan

If you are someone who regularly has to travel overseas for work, the perils of planning your itinerary will be only too familiar. Just ask any PA about how tricky it can be to book a flights to fit in with meetings in another country and you'll undoubtedly hear a tale of frustration at the lack of flexibility and terrible customer service they face when trying to plan a business trip.

Would You Fly 'Cyran R'?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Entertainment

This time last year French Gérard Depardieu was applying for Russian citizenship in order to avoid a tax for millionaires in his home country. In ...

Sexism and the Ryanair Cabin Crew Calendar 2014

Tish Weinstock | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tish Weinstock

Ryanair, that of the cheap flights, zero legroom and zero tolerance of fat people, is the world's most hated airline. Popularly seen as the villain of the skies, Ryanair has been pissing people off for the last twenty plus years: with all its hidden levies, taxes and charges, Europe's ''only ultra-low cost carrier'' isn't actually selling low cost flights.

How Mobile Is Transforming the Airlines Payment Sector

Shane Happach | Posted 22.02.2014 | UK Tech
Shane Happach

Airlines have long been reliant on credit cards as the primary payment type they accept online. However, as carriers' margins are increasingly squeezed, the industry is becoming more aware of the importance of enabling alternative payment methods to gain competitive advantage - and new research shows mobile is top of mind.