UK Airport

Airport Chaos As British Airways Hit By 'Worldwide' Computer Glitch

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 06.09.2016 | UK

British Airways has apologised to passengers for delays after an IT glitch hit check-in systems. Angry travellers complained of having to queue for ho...

9 Things That Are Only Acceptable At Airports

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Travelling through airports is like living in a parallel universe: your body feels awful, you never know what the time is and everyone is even grumpie...

This Might Be The Weirdest Thing You'll See At The Airport

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Comedy

We often see a lot of weird stuff at the airport, from people treating it as their own personal hotel room to anxious flyers having a few too many at ...

How to Survive a Long-Haul Flight With Kids This Christmas

Jamie Last | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK Parents
Jamie Last

It is Friday lunchtime, and my family have joined the throng of holidaymakers piling onto an aeroplane preparing to leave London for Bangkok. We're laden with backpacks, pillows, teddy bears and tantrums as we battle our way back towards row 37.

Accessible Air Travel

Martyn Sibley | Posted 07.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Martyn Sibley

Now before I continue, I want to be clear that despite some of the pit falls, flying is getting better and is very worthwhile. My love of new countries, people and culture will always beat the fear of flying with a disability.

Which Airports and Airlines Provide Courtesy Strollers at the Airport?

Carrie Bradley | Posted 25.09.2016 | UK Parents
Carrie Bradley

Family travel provides its own unique challenges, but some airports and airlines provide facilities which go a long way to ease some of the stress. Here are the airports and airlines that provide complimentary strollers for use and information on where to find them.

Flying When Your Child Is Sick or Has a Disability

Carrie Bradley | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK Parents
Carrie Bradley

Flying with children can be daunting for parents, and flying when your child is feeling ill or has a disability can only add to the stress. However, there are some requirements in place, depending on the severity of an infant or childs' illness or disability. The first point of call, is always to contact your airline directly.

Band Surprises Airport Passengers With Impromptu Paddy's Day Gig

The Huffington Post UK | Tahira Mirza | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK

Passengers were taken aback when they received an early St Paddy's Day surprise gig in the middle of Boston's Logan airport. American Celtic punk ...

'Would-Be Plane Hijacker' Wrestled To Ground In Incredible Video

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK

A dramatic video has emerged appearing to show the terrifying moment passengers thwarted an alleged hijacking attempt on board a United Airlines fligh...

Charles De Gaulle Airport Flights Diverted Amid Standoff With Charlie Hebdo Shooting Suspects

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK

UPDATE: Charlie Hebdo Siege Witness Didier: 'I Met A Terrorist & Shook His Hand' France’s largest airport is operating a reduced service amid a n...

The Travel Tech Revolution

Andy Washington | Posted 15.11.2014 | 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...