UK Airports

And The 'Suspicious Item' Behind The Luton Airport Bomb Scare Was...

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

Around 2,000 people were evacuated from Luton Airport on Monday due to a security threat that turned out to be triggered by... a pair of hair straight...

Finding Love in a Wheelie-Bin Full of Sick

Jeff Brazier | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jeff Brazier

Coming in to a pre-packaged family is nothing short of a tightrope act but for those that do stick around long enough and apply themselves generously to the 'added extras', the benefits are there waiting, you just have to see them.

Robot Valet Parks Cars For You

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Tech

This is Ray, the world's first completely automated car park. You simply drop your car off, Ray then picks up your car and slots it into one of the em...

Airport Noise: MEPs Sound Off Over Plans to Let Commission Decide

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

Airports, conducive to boosting trade and travel, are also a source of nuisance to their neighbours. The challenge has always been how to maximise airports' economic impact, while minimising the effects they have on the people living around them. But who should act as the impartial judge to balance contradicting interests in the case of a dispute?

Compensation for a Delayed Flight - Can I Win Against an Airline?

Jakub Kotan | Posted 10.05.2014 | UK
Jakub Kotan

Our beloved European Union regulates and directs every other step in our life journey. Each reader may add negative or positive connotation to Brussels' reign depending on personal views on EC unification, but nevertheless, some of this regulating actually carries a great deal of European goodness.

The Quarter Life Crisis

Furquan Akhtar | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Comedy
Furquan Akhtar

"I'm having a quarter life crisis" I declared grandly to my ridiculously talented friend Carmel. "Oh..." she remarked "...what's that?"

Which UK Airport Has Been Voted 'Worst To Get Stuck In'?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Some airports offer a particularly dire experience during operational travelling times, but when flights get grounded, some are more hellish than othe...

Why the Green Light for a New Runway Could Still Turn Red

James Lees | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Politics
James Lees

Without any reassurances from the independent Commission, communities will look to politicians to provide them. The Airports Commission has failed for now to achieve its purpose to take the politics out of the airports debate. Has this week's announcement really given the green light to a new runway or just reopened the political debate?

Heathrow Expansion 'Completely Crackers', Complains Boris Johnson

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

UPDATE: Boris Johnson appeared on Newsnight on Tuesday (video above) to defend his position against the expansion of Heathrow, calling it a "sham, a s...

Knowledge and Networks Are the Key to Unlock British Business With China

Oliver Shiell | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK
Oliver Shiell

The message from Beijing is clear: the all-important political will that is so evidently present from Downing Street must be met with an enhanced commitment from Britain's business community.

How Many People Does It Take To Change A Lightbulb At Heathrow?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 24.11.2013 | UK

How many people does it take to change a light bulb at Heathrow? The bright sparks who designed Heathrow's £4.3bn Terminal 5 aren't sure, because no ...

Weird Country: I've Just Been Asked for ID to Buy a Glass of Chardonnay and I'm 47 Years Old

Laura Tenison MBE | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Tenison MBE

I need a drink but in this country where everyone is happily killing themselves with sugar, fat and salt I'm having a real problem buying a nasty glass of wine, let alone a spicy cocktail. Can you believe it?

EasyJet Profits Take Off

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK

Low-cost airline easyJet's annual profits soared 51% today after efforts to attract more business travellers saw it fly more than 60 million passenger...

There Should be No Benefit to Being Disabled

Simon Stevens | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

I would like to propose that there should not be a benefit to being disabled, and that this means understanding what specific 'benefits' are really about, which sometimes even those who provide them have forgotten.

'We Lean Over Far Too Much For Muslims'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK

Michael O'Leary has called for the burka to be banned in Britain, warning that the country is "leaning over far too much" for minority religions like ...

'I Have A Dream Of Boris Island Airport'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson has told business leaders he "had a dream" of Britain having a "new hub airport" like his proposed "Boris Island" site. In a speech ...

Boris Defends Guardian's 'Interesting' Snowden Reports

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 31.10.2013 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson has robustly defended The Guardian's "salient and interesting" revelations about the activities of global intelligence agencies, like th...

'Mile High Club Anyone?'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK

Michael O'Leary, boss of budget airline Ryanair, suggested replacing the cargo hold on his airplanes with beds in a move that would allow for a "mile ...

Put the No New Runway Option Back on the Table, Sir Howard Davies

James Lees | Posted 16.12.2013 | UK Politics
James Lees

On climate change, Sir Howard's message was confusing. On the one hand he emphasised how "we (the Airports Commission) are alive to the climate change problem", while on the other Sir Howard stipulated that additional runway capacity is necessary in the UK...

London Plane Travellers Hit By Fog And Power Outage

Huffington post UK/PA | Posted 16.10.2013 | UK

As if the seemingly annual peril of fog wasn't enough to disrupt the smooth running of London's airports, Gatwick also suffered a power outage on Wedn...

Is Michael O'Leary The Master Of Pulling Stupid Faces? (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.10.2013 | UK

Michael O'Leary, boss of infamous budget airline Ryanair, has a way with words. Whether it is mocking customers to scoffing at the French, O'Leary...

'Drunk' Pilot Arrested At Leeds Bradford Airport

Posted 19.09.2013 | UK

A 'drunk' pilot caused chaos at Leeds Bradford Airport last night after he was arrested, leaving passengers stranded. The man, thought to be the ca...

Food & Travel: Breaking Bad Habits

Stephen M. Baker | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Stephen M. Baker

In the recent summer months as we've hit peak stag do and holiday season, I've been doing a bit of travelling and slipped into some terrible eating habits. The bad habits start in the rush to get to the airport and develop with the necessity to grab something on the go, and the temptation to enjoy a cold beer or two before and during the flight.

Cryin' Air

James Conmy | Posted 16.10.2013 | UK Comedy
James Conmy

I had got to the airport and realised that I'd forgotten my boarding pass. The "penalty" to print it out at the check-in desk was £60. Which was £15 more than the original ticket had cost to fly me to Germany. Sixty quid to print out a page of A4. So I was, y'know, miffed.

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.