UK Flights

Flights of Fancy: The Journey From Bar to Boardroom With Skyscanner's CEO

Heather Irish | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Tech
Heather Irish

How did a high tech startup, headquartered in Scotland's historic capital, become the global travel gateway it is today? And how does it maintain that startup culture, seemingly so crucial to its success, now that it is much more than a dream etched on a beer mat?

Flying - It's not for me

Claire Michael | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Michael

Maybe it's just time to admit that flying isn't for me. I'm not going to disembark fresh faced after a peaceful eight hour nap and I'm sure as hell not going to learn to stomach crappy airline food.

This Video Shows Why It's Best Not To Joke You Have Ebola On A Plane

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK

Don't shout bomb at airport security, don't scream fire in a packed theatre, don't mention the war in Germany and, for the love of all things holy, do...

More Evidence The Government Clearly Didn't Think Through Ebola Screening Policy...

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK

The government's U-turn on screening passengers for Ebola at UK airports threw operators into chaos on Friday morning, with one airport admitting it h...

Six Things to Consider Before You Travel

Anna Pitts | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Pitts

Jet setting this summer? Taking a gap year? Before you skip to the travel agents or log on to EasyJet, take a few moments and read this to make sure you've fully thought your travel plans through.

The Top 5 Worst Airline Excuses - and How You Can Beat Them

Jakub Kotan | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jakub Kotan

Unexpected events happen all the time and even to airlines. However when something goes wrong in the system, air passengers often feel that they have entered a poker game with embarrassingly low hands.

What Month Is Cheapest to Book Your Summer Holiday?

Sarah Willingham | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Willingham

Should we be spending even MORE money straight after the festive season on so-called 'bargain holiday offers' or is there a savvier time to be booking our holidays? Could we in fact be saving hundreds of pounds by waiting? Well, the answer is a resounding YES!

Jessica Elgot

Ryanair Agrees To Refund Fare Of Dead Passenger | Jessica Elgot | Posted 12.08.2013 | UK

Ryanair has apologised for the "inappropriate and incorrect" letter it sent to a bereaved son, refusing a refund for the airfare for his now deceased ...

Jessica Elgot

Ryanair Refuse Refund For Dead Passenger | Jessica Elgot | Posted 12.08.2013 | UK

A bereaved son plans to strap a vase of his mother's ashes on a Ryanair flight to the Canary Islands, after the budget airline refused to offer a refu...

Flights Reduced Across South-East Due To Technical Glitch

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.09.2013 | UK

Thousands of air travellers faced delays today after air traffic control company Nats experienced "technical problems" at its Hampshire control centre...

Chaos For Holidaymakers As Flights Cancelled Amid French Strike

PA | Posted 12.08.2013 | UK

Travellers are facing further upheaval as flights were cancelled following continued strikes in France. Around 60 services destined for airports in...

Plane Tickets Sold By Passenger Weight.. Not Seat

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A tiny airline is offering a new reason to lose weight before your next trip - tickets sold not by the seat, but by the kilogram. Samoa Air planned...

Confessions of a Former Travel Agent | Posted 17.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle

I started working for a well-known international travel agency in 2003. The reality, I discovered, was very different from the dream. There was a constant stream of people in and out of the small, three-man shop we had. We'd seldom get to eat our lunch before 3pm.

America And Europe Ground Boeing 787 Liner (But The Dream's Not Dead)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.01.2013 | UK

Almost all airlines have grounded all Boeing 787 Dreamliners after a series of technical faults with the new aircraft, including electrical fires, bat...

Japanese Airlines Ground Dreamliners After Six Injured In Battery Fault

Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.01.2013 | UK

Japan's two biggest airlines have grounded all their Boeing 787 Dreamliners after another of the new planes suffered a fault and was forced to make an...

Third Dreamliner Flight Cancelled After 'Brake Problems'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.01.2013 | UK

A brake problem on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner has caused the cancellation of an All Nippon Airways flight in Japan, the third fault detected on the jet i...

The Trouble With Business Class Travel

Jayne Gorman | Posted 19.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jayne Gorman

The trouble with flying Business Class is that once you know what lies in front of the curtain that divides the privileged from the cattle, you never want to be on the wrong side of it again.

Poll Reveals The Most Annoying Things About Flying

PA | Posted 04.11.2012 | UK

Noisy children are the worst part of flying, according to a poll of plane passengers. Unruly youngsters topped the list of pet hates by airline cus...

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...

The Definitive Guide to Blagging a First Class Flight Upgrade

Simon Goddard | Posted 13.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Goddard

Ah, first class. We've all experienced this, walking off a long haul flight, you get lead through the business or first class section of the plane, and marvelled at the bigger (and reclining!) seats, complimentary (and now empty!) champagne flutes and futuristic digital entertainment systems.

Plane Crazy

PA | Posted 26.08.2012 | UK

Passengers are missing flights because they are too busy shopping or eating at airports, according to a survey. More than three in five passengers ...

Olympics Levels Of Sexism?

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Sports governing bodies from Japan and Australia are under fire after complaints that male Olympic athletes flew business class to the London Games, w...

The Perfect Seat: Poll Reveals The Best Spot On An Aeroplane

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.06.2012 | UK

A survey of 1,000 people has revealed the most sought after seat on an aircraft. Aside from the obvious extra legroom we all desire, the Skyscanne...

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...

Sun, Sea and Suspicious Taxes: 8% Increase in Air Passenger Duty

Settit Beyene | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Settit Beyene

Embarking on a gap year in 2012/2013 means I and countless other itchy-footed Brits will have to deal with increased APD on flights, opaque booking costs and 'administration' fees (EasyJet, Ryanair, I'm looking at you). Despite what Madonna said in the '80s, this year, holidays will not be a time to celebrate.