UK Airport

Taking Gadgets Through Airport Security Is A Nightmare, But That Could Be About To Change

PA | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 20.10.2017 | UK Tech

There is something so predictably soul-destroying about airport security. From the long queues to the moment when you realise that everyone in front o...

Heathrow-Bound Flight Evacuated On Tarmac Over 'Direct Threat'

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 17.09.2017 | UK

A British Airways plane bound for Heathrow was evacuated in Paris over a security threat on Sunday morning. Flight BA0303 was due to leave Charles de ...

How The UK's Biggest Airlines Compare When It Comes To Luggage Allowance

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Ryanair has announced it’ll be changing its luggage allowance policy later this year to ease delays, but how do the new allocations compare to other...

This Airport Has Been Named The Worst In The UK

PA | Rachel Moss | Posted 31.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

London Luton Airport has been named as the worst airport in the UK after recording the lowest customer satisfaction, according to new research. The Be...

Travel Advice For A First Time Flyer

Paige Hiley | Posted 15.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Paige Hiley

I love traveling. In fact, I love flying. The flight before the holiday has so much anticipation that I would say it's the most exciting part of the trip. However, for some first-time travelers, the flight and preparation can be stressful.

People Are Confused About Why The Daily Mail Is So Outraged Over Tighter Border Controls

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 02.08.2017 | UK

The Daily Mail has sparked confusion and derision after expressing outrage about airport delays within the European Union - despite repeatedly critici...

Strongly Worded Letters For People Traveling With Young Children In Airports This Summer

Lucianne Lewis | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK Parents
Lucianne Lewis

Airports bring out the worst in people and in a few weeks Britain's airports will be overrun with fraught parents just like us. I am keen not to have a repeat of last summer's jaunt through Gatwick where I handed out painfully British sorrys like confetti which left me seething over what I should have said.

If You Want To Avoid Delays, You Should Probably Steer Clear Of Gatwick Airport

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 27.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you’re flying out of London this summer, expect delays. New analysis from the BBC revealed that London airports experienced a large number of del...

British Airports Ranked Among The Worst In The World

PA | Rachel Moss | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Four British airports are among the worst 10 in the world, according to new rankings. Gatwick, Manchester and Stansted are in the bottom five in the A...

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 10.12.2016 | 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...