Airplanes

How To Make Paper Planes Fly Forever

Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Tech

Paper planes are the most tragic of toys: they soar, but only ever so briefly, and then they crash, crumple and die. Your hard work: ruined. Your flig...

WATCH: A Terrifyingly Blustery, Bumpy Landing At Birmingham Airport

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK

SEE ALSO: Singapore Airlines Turbulence: Breakfast Is Served (On The Ceiling) (PICTURES) If you’re a nervous flier, look away now. Fierce cro...

Turn Your Paper Plane Into A Remote Controlled Drone For £20

Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK Tech

Don't tell your kids about this - it's not out until after Christmas, and if they know it exists no other toy will mean anything. We're talking abo...

British Airways 'Refuses To Let 500-Pound Man Fly Home'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK

A man is having to sail home from the United States after British Airways refused to let him and his family board their return flight, according to re...

37-Stone Man Forced To Buy Two Plane Tickets... Rows Apart

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.12.2013 | UK

A 37-stone man forced to buy two plane tickets due to his size faced a predicament when it was discovered the airline had given him seats either side ...

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...

The Hidden Beauty of Air Travel

George Gabriel | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
George Gabriel

Without a care in the world, we all carry our luggage onto our next destination in search of something greater. As we leave the terminal to continue our own journeys, a new story passes us on its way to check in.

WATCH: A Look At The World's Largest Passenger Plane Launched By BA

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

British Airways was the first UK airline to take delivery of one of Airbus's A380 super-jumbos, and unveiled the world's largest passenger plane with ...

Airliner Flown 'Four Miles Off Course' After Interference By Switched-On iPhone, Claims Pilot

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK Tech

Every globe-trotting gadget addict knows the frustration of being asked to turn off your tech - even those that use barely any power - just before tak...

Like A Virgin?

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 12.05.2013 | UK

No matter how freaky you thought the idea of Sir Richard Branson in drag could be it turns out the reality is actually far worse. It's difficult to...

LOOK: The Shocking Moment A Plane Struggles To Land In High Winds

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.04.2013 | UK

Strong winds almost sent this plane crashing onto its side, causing a trail of smoke across the runway. The pilot had to wrestle for control agains...

In Flight

Chanel de Yong | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Chanel de Yong

Recycled air, orange foam earplugs, loosely fitted eye masks, knee high red socks, and an airhostess with painted-on black eyebrows... Being on an air...

The Only Way Is Up... Baby

Alex Hawley | Posted 11.04.2013 | UK Comedy
Alex Hawley

I'm a little bit frightened of all the usual things - death, dentists and décolletage decorum - but I'm completely and utterly terrified of heights, especially those with me at the wrong end of them.

Charlie Thomas

Happy 90th Birthday Aeroflot!

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 30.01.2013 | UK

This week marks the 90th birthday of one of the world's oldest aviation companies - Russia's Aeroflot. To celebrate, the Huffington Post UK has tak...

Battery Problems Ruled Out For Faulty Dreamliners

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Thomas | Posted 10.05.2013 | UK

Faulty batteries were not to blame for the problems experienced by Boeing's 787 Dreamliners, according to Japanese safety inspectors. Japan's trans...

VIDEO: Why Can't You Use Your Phone On A Plane?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.03.2013 | UK Tech

Why can't you use your phone on a plane? Pretty much for the same reason you had to finish your dinner and be in bed by 7pm as a kid: because. T...

New Venture Not So Easy For Stelios After Delay

Posted 03.09.2012 | UK

Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou's latest aviation investment FastJet has announced it will add its first 156 seater Airbus 319 to its growing fleet in Novemb...

Just Think of a Wonderful Thought...

Nancy Kanter | Posted 22.09.2012 | UK
Nancy Kanter

After spending a frantic week travelling transatlantic for work, I was ready for the long flight back to the States. I had been in Europe meeting various press and mummy bloggers, and I left exhilarated by all the fantastic people I met, but also somewhat exhausted. The long haul flight was just what I needed - 12 hours to myself to read, reflect and just plain relax.

Enjoy the Silence While You Can

Alistair Niederer | Posted 14.08.2012 | UK Tech
Alistair Niederer

There are two areas where British mobile phone customers are silenced, the London Underground 'tube' network and on planes. The London Underground has many tunnels that are far too deep for a signal at ground level to penetrate and though the Mayor of London wanted to try getting a signal on the network before the London Olympic games, this plan was found to be too ambitious.

100 Years Of Innovation: The Jet Airliner

Posted 18.05.2012 | UK Tech

Air travel has come a long way since Wright brothers stunned the world with their plane in 1903. Less than 60 years later, the Boeing 707 took off ...

We've Already Got Olympic Gold! Plane To Transport Torch Unveiled

PA | Posted 16.05.2012 | UK

The striking gold and yellow plane that will bring the Olympic Flame from Athens to the UK later this week has been unveiled. Images of the British...

Delta Plane Rolls Off Runway At Atlanta International Airport

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 13.03.2012 | UK

A passenger plane has rolled off the runway at Atlanta International Airport. Delta Air Lines spokesman Eric Torbenson told AP mechanics were test...

A380 Superjumbos To Be Inspected For Cracks In Wings

Posted 08.02.2012 | UK

The entire fleet of Airbus A380 passenger planes currently in service are to be checked for cracks in their wings, after Europe's air safety authority...

WATCH: Is This The Best In-Flight Safety Demonstration Ever?

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 23.12.2011 | UK Comedy

Oh Cebu Pacific, you've done it again. As if last year's in-flight safety instruction dance weren't enough, this time around it's extra Christmassy. ...

Let's Go Knit Me a Plane

Mr Pickwick | Posted 05.02.2012 | UK Comedy
Mr Pickwick

"Would you mind sitting in front of the emergency exit?" asked the woman at the airport check in at the provincial airport I was visiting during my re...