UK Airports

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...

10 Travel Habits That Will Make Your Life Easier

Lena El-Sheikh | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Lena El-Sheikh

As a frequent traveller, it is necessary to have a routine to help make the process of travelling a little easier. I find that the more I travel, the better my travel habits have become and I am able to breeze through travel days with minimal stress.

Meet Jack Smith...

Dr Siema Iqbal | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK
Dr Siema Iqbal

It wasn't the first time Jack had been stopped. It was almost an airport ritual now, alongside collecting his luggage off the carousel, he came to expect hours of questioning. Jack again, joined the 500,000 that have been stopped under the Schedule 7 Act (2000) and detained, humiliated and questioned since it was introduced yet 99.98% of those stopped are never charged with an offence.

Fly Me To The Moon... Not JFK

Dan White | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK Parents
Dan White

Moaner. That's the image I am getting lumbered with. A middle-aged man constantly prattling on about lack of disability care and the image this brilliant community often gets lumbered with by politicians and papers. One day I'll lighten up, honest, it's just that until that day I will huff and stomp around like someone constantly looking for the exit in a comedy club run by Jeremy Vine.

Pre-Flight Booze Could Soon Be Restricted At Airports (Thanks To Unruly Passengers)

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

People who enjoy a pre-flight tipple could face tougher regulations in airports, officials have said. A new report on the 2003 Licensing Act found tha...

Living With Tourettes Syndrome

Katy Mann | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Mann

Last year I spent a lovely couple of weeks in France with friends. Thankfully friends who understand that I shout at them and their children. My current shout-ism is "c**k", which we've managed to pretend is "cake", "cot" and "cod" amongst many others.

Who Will Pay For A New Runway: A Delicate Balancing Act Required

Richard Moriarty | Posted 12.03.2017 | UK
Richard Moriarty

Think about your journey to and from work. Chances are many of you will take a train, bus or car at some point - using a diverse transport infrastruct...

Brexit Could Mean An Even Longer Queue At Passport Control, Airports Warn

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 15.01.2017 | UK

Passengers landing at UK airports could be in for longer queues after Brexit, airports have warned. The Airport Operators Association (AOA) has said t...

How Not To Decide To Build A New Runway

Dr Peter Paul Catterall | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Peter Paul Catterall

My American students could not believe how long it takes in Britain even to agree on the first step of creating additional runway capacity, which is d...

How To Survive Nine Hours Stuck At The Airport

Giorgia Guantario | Posted 07.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Giorgia Guantario

The problem with being an avid traveller is that the chances something will go wrong quadruplicate. While airports can be magical places to anxiously await the trip of a lifetime, they easily turn into diabolic traps when you are left for hours on end between gate one and gate twenty-two because you lost your flight/it got cancelled/you are me and have spent more time waiting in terminals than you have in the air.

Judge Struggles To See Link Between Black Lives Matter Airport Protest And Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK

A judge has criticised nine Black Lives Matter protestors who occupied the runway of a busy London airport, disrupting thousands of travellers holiday...

Black Lives Matter Occupy London City Airport Runway To Ground Flights

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK

London City Airport if fully operational after a Black Lives Matter protest occupied the runway and grounded all flights in and out. Police were call...

Black Lives Matter Occupy London City Airport Runway To Ground Flights

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 06.09.2016 | UK

Black Lives Matter protesters staging a demonstration over climate change at London City Airport have brought flights both in and out to a standstill....

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...

Travel Essentials: What's In My Carry-On

Steph Matthews | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Steph Matthews

You might be in the midst of making travel arrangements for the upcoming summer months so I'm sharing the types of things that I enjoy traveling onboard with.

Disabled Passengers At Manchester Airport in For A Drag

Martin Emery | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK
Martin Emery

Manchester Airport dealt a damning blow to more than 8000 people who signed a petition asking Manchester Airport to introduce special transfer hoists,...

Kelvin MacKenzie Slammed For 'Breath-Taking Arrogance' For Saying White Old Men Aren't Terrorists

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 04.01.2016 | UK

Columnist and former Sun editor Kelvin MacKenzie has claimed that airport staff shouldn't bother frisking old white men, because they are "not the ter...

Terrifyingly, An Airport Still Runs On Windows 3.1

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK Tech

Orly Airport in France recently suffered a major technical hitch, grounding dozens of flights and causing significant disruption to thousands. Well no...

Flights of Fancy

Gregor Jackson | Posted 17.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Gregor Jackson

Ok, I'm fortunate that work takes me to many countries, and a gold card (which I'd like to point out is always attached 'inside' my bag rather than displayed on the outside) brings perks, but I feel I cannot be alone in thinking or acting like this?

10 Reasons Why I Transform Into a Demon in the Airport

Tara Povey | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tara Povey

Now, I'm not saying I'm an angel, but I'm normally a fairly chilled out person (if my family are reading this they've probably wet themselves laughing already). But there's just something, well several things, about airports that make me lose my mind. I go from cool, collected world traveller to raging bitch beast in the time it takes someone to ask "Did you pack your bags yourself?".

Police Have Been 'Overwhelmed' By Food Donations After Shoreham Air Crash

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 27.08.2016 | UK

Police investigating the Shoreham air crash have thanked the public for its support after the force received an "overwhelming" amount of food donation...

Heathrow Passengers Told 'Your Luggage May Not Fly With You'

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK

A power cut at Heathrow terminal five has caused large queues and led to scenes of confusion, with some travellers being told their luggage would not ...

'Nut Rage' Passenger Costs Airline £350,000 After Plane Diverted To Belfast

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK

A plane traveling from Rome to Chicago was forced to divert to Belfast because a passenger got angry over nuts and crackers, a court has heard. Un...

Fight or Flight Time: London's Airport Infrastructure

Ivan Massow | Posted 01.05.2016 | UK Politics
Ivan Massow

Many people feel that the UK is losing its position on the world stage, which might sound to some as if we're somehow shrinking. But the facts are that other economies, such as China where seven airports are built every year, are growing in a way that's almost unimaginable to us. We have to decide what role London will take, and how relevant it will be over the next 50 years.

This Perfectly Sums Up The Experience Of Going Through Passport Control In Airports

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Comedy

We're afraid we have no idea who made this very amusing animation - but we thank Stanton Warriors for posting it to their Facebook page. Because it's ...