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The Travel Tech Revolution

Andy Washington | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Tech
Andy Washington

The pace of technological change and its impact on the travel industry is incredible; travel has never been so easy, accessible, fast or enjoyable. Innovation in the travel industry has always been closely tied with advancements in platform technology and adoption.

Bomb Disposal Squad At Luton Airport, Thousands Evacuated

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK

Luton Airport has been evacuated after a "suspicious item" was found in the terminal building at around 2pm Monday. All incoming flights suspended...

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 ...

Ruling Out an Offshore Airport Would Be a Mistake

Adam Afriyie | Posted 05.10.2014 | UK Politics
Adam Afriyie

We want to see the UK close its goods trade deficit from a worrying £9bn; we want to see British businesses shipping UK products all around the world, from Cambodia to Canada; and we want to see these exporting companies creating jobs and wealth. If we want to realise this ambition, we will need at least three, possibly five, extra runways over the next few decades.

Runaway Survives 5-Hour Flight Hidden In Wheel Well Of Hawaii Plane

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK

A runaway teenager spent a five-hour flight hidden in the wheel well of a plane flying from California to Hawaii, surviving freezing temperatures of -...

UFO Above Bremen Airport Disrupts Flights And Leaves Police Stumped

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Flights were disrupted at a German airport after an Unidentified Flying Object (UFO) appeared on radars. One flight was cancelled, one was diverte...

Cardiff-Bound Flybe Plane Forced To Make Emergency Landing

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A plane en route to Wales has been forced to make an emergency landing in Paris. The Flybe service, which was flying from Geneva to Cardiff, landed...

Airports - Best and Worst

Tony Wheeler | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Wheeler

Of course there are lots of developing world horror stories, but it's airports in places which should be good which surprise me.

'Drug Mule' Brits Remanded In Custody In Peru

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK

Two women arrested on suspicion of trying to smuggle cocaine worth £1.5 million out of Peru have been refused bail and could spend up to three years ...

Bomb Squad Sent To Gatwick Airport

PA | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK

A bomb disposal team has been sent to Gatwick Airport after suspicions were raised about a van. Part of the West Sussex airport's North Terminal ca...

Are Women Selling Themselves Short?

Dawn Elson | Posted 01.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dawn Elson

So what can be done to make more women 'Lean in' and to rise above the social stereotypes so that we have more female role models and ensure that the list of future contenders to appear on our bank notes has a 50:50 split? It is important that women understand that they are not alone in feeling some of the deep-rooted fears and social biases that they experience in the workplace.

Passenger Asked For His Religion By Airport Security

Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.03.2013 | UK

A passenger going through body scanners at Edinburgh airport has complained after being asked what religion he was as he went through security. Acc...

Why Having Parents Who Are Air Traffic Controllers is the Best Thing Ever

Scott Bryan | Posted 31.03.2013 | UK Comedy
Scott Bryan

Once my Dad also was on shift whilst I was flying back from New York, which meant that for a short period of time, he was directing the aircraft that I was currently flying over the Atlantic in. When he told me later that he had done so I was amazed, but he didn't seem to think that it was much of a big deal.

UK Airlines To Resume Flights To New York

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK

UK airlines are hoping to resume flights to and from New York later on Wednesday after superstorm Sandy caused widespread devastation, throwing holida...

Birmingham Airport Closed After Plane Skids Off Runway

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.09.2012 | UK

A plane has skidded off the runway at Birmingham airport, causing all flights to be suspended in and out of airport. The Monarch-chartered flight f...

Third Runway For Heathrow 'Will Not Happen'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.09.2012 | UK Politics

Liberal Democrat Business Secretary Vince Cable has said Heathrow expansion "will not happen" amidst a growing row over developing the airport's capac...

Mental Baggage: What Does Your Luggage Say About You?

The Huffington Post | Posted 21.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Poor old celebs are used to being tailed by flashing bulbs the moment they make it through departures. But they might surprised to learn, that what we...

BAA Loses Three Year Battle To Keep Stansted Airport

Posted 20.08.2012 | UK

BAA has decided to sell Stansted airport after calling a halt to a three-year long dispute. In a statement the operator said: "After carefully cons...

Decision To Delay Consultation Over Third Runways And Boris Island Slammed

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.07.2012 | UK

The government is expected to publish an aviation policy framework document on Thursday, but an eagerly-awaited consultation on south east England air...

Olympic-Sized Queues At Heathrow 'Need To Be Sorted' In Time For Games

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.04.2012 | UK

The long queues at Heathrow have now cleared, but with the Olympic games on the horizon, questions are being asked about the airport's ability to cope...

Edinburgh Airport Sold To Fund Manager

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.04.2012 | UK

Edinburgh Airport is to be bought by Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) the group that currently runs Gatwick and London City airports. GIP will ...

Lady Gaga Flies To South Korea, Steps Off The Plane Wearing Couture Gown

MyDaily | Posted 23.06.2012 | UK Style

WHO? Lady Gaga...

Air Passenger Duty Risks Keeping People Away From The Olympics

Colin Stanbridge | Posted 17.06.2012 | UK Politics
Colin Stanbridge

Today marks 100 days until the start of the Olympics. While it seems likely the number of tourists coming to London will enjoy an upturn in 2012, there are emerging signs that thanks in part to the UK's Air Passenger Duty (APD) others will be staying away.

Gatwick Suspends Flights After Emergency Landing

PA | Posted 16.04.2012 | UK

Flights in and out of Gatwick have been suspended after a plane made an emergency landing due to a "technical issue". The Virgin Atlantic flight ha...

Heathrow 'Unprepared' For Olympic Traffic, MPs Warn

Posted 11.04.2012 | UK Politics

MPs have raised concerns that Heathrow will not be able to cope with the large number of people due to arrive in London for the Olympic Games. The ...