UK Airlines

Air Passengers Strike Another Victory Against Airlines

Jakub Kotan | Posted 13.06.2014 | 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 02.06.2014 | 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.

Ryanair Passenger Numbers Soar To Record High

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.12.2013 | UK

Budget airline Ryanair has announced its best November on record, carrying 5.2 million passengers last month. Ryanair's total was 6% higher than in...

Billboards in the Sky - Why Ryanair Needs to Change the Mood Music

Milorad Ajder | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK
Milorad Ajder

Ryanair, one of the most successful brands in the last 25 years, has always taken an uncompromising approach when dealing with its customers - follow the rules to the letter and get a cheap fare - any deviation and costs will escalate. No excuses, no quarter given...

Michael O'Leary Promises 'Vow Of Silence'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 22.11.2013 | UK

Michael O'Leary has promised to take an extraordinary vow of silence in order to better help Ryanair, the airline he has led for nearly 20 years. ...

EasyJet Profits Take Off

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK

Low-cost airline easyJet's annual profits soared 51% today after efforts to attract more business travellers saw it fly more than 60 million passenger...

How We Love to Put a Good Airline Down

William J. Furney | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
William J. Furney

But the airline has many more admirers -- over 80 million of them each year -- and for good reason: on short-haul flights of an hour or two, Ryanair has turned the once stuffy experience of flying into little more than a bus trip with wings. Who needs a seat number?

Why Has EasyJet Created Its Own Ash Cloud?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 13.11.2013 | UK

EasyJet has created the first-ever artificial ash cloud and flown a plane through it to test how aircraft can cope with volcanic eruptions. The ex...

'We Lean Over Far Too Much For Muslims'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK

Michael O'Leary has called for the burka to be banned in Britain, warning that the country is "leaning over far too much" for minority religions like ...

Ryanair: Too Little, Too Late?

Michael Huxley | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Michael Huxley

The general public are becoming so belligerent in their feelings toward the way airlines in general treat them that their tolerance for Ryanair's particularly infamous business model is at an all time low, and it will take far more than a gritted tooth apology and a few token gestures to change their minds.

Has Flying Lost Its Magic?

Gina Lyons | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gina Lyons

I remember when I was a kid, about nine years old and my Dad treated the whole family to go to Florida on holiday. Everything about flying was magical! The impeccable looking air hostesses, the dapper dressed pilots, the excitement of actually flying to a new place...

'Mile High Club Anyone?'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK

Michael O'Leary, boss of budget airline Ryanair, suggested replacing the cargo hold on his airplanes with beds in a move that would allow for a "mile ...

WATCH: Expect A Tighter Squeeze On Planes...

The Huffington Post/ PA | Posted 15.12.2013 | UK

Airlines in the US are switching out old, bulky seats in favour of so-called 'slimline' models to squeeze in more passengers on their planes. Airli...

Is Michael O'Leary The Master Of Pulling Stupid Faces? (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.10.2013 | UK

Michael O'Leary, boss of infamous budget airline Ryanair, has a way with words. Whether it is mocking customers to scoffing at the French, O'Leary...

ERROR 404: LUGGAGE NOT FOUND

Posted 25.09.2013 | UK

Passengers at Heathrow Airport faced chaos this morning after a computer glitch left them helplessly unable to check-in any luggage. In scenes of p...

Ryanair Boss Says Airline Vindicated Over Safety Record

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK

Ryanair and the Daily Mail have settled over a legal action over an article which claimed some pilots had raised concerns over a fuel policy. Ryan...