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Accessible Air Travel

Martyn Sibley | Posted 08.10.2015 | 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.

Fascinating Time-Lapse Reveals BA's 787-9 Dreamliner Being Built

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK Tech

If you've ever sat on an aircraft and wondered how on Earth they are assembled... Look no further. British Airways has released a four minute time...

10 Reasons Why I Transform Into a Demon in the Airport

Tara Povey | Posted 28.09.2015 | 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 28.08.2015 | UK

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

Travel Has Changed From Luxury Treat to Major Ordeal

Jan Shure | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jan Shure

Air travel is, nevertheless, an ordeal at any time and more so if your mobility is impaired (as mine has been since a 20-hour operation for the removal of a brain tumour)... I will never again be impatient when walking behind someone slower than me, should I have the ability to walk fast and unaided, that is.

Debate Rages Over Whether Children Should Be Banned From Flights

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK Parents

A child throwing the mother of all tantrums on a plane is a scene dreaded by parents and non-parents alike. So what's the solution? On ITV's Thi...

Fun in the Sun or Heartbreak Hotel?

Kate Shippey | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Parents
Kate Shippey

Someone shrugged their shoulders and told me to drive and go self catering or camping. Ah, you see, where is the holiday in that? It's like a home away from home, except with the sun. And cooking over a hot stove in Mediterranean heat simply doesn't do it for me.

How Did the Coveted Gold Luggage Tag Lose Its Lustre?

Victoria Fox | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Fox

Something strange is happening in the airline industry. Frequent Flyer programmes, once the vanguard of the loyalty industry, are fast losing their shine. In fact, airlines are juggling a liability to the tune of over twenty trillion un-used Frequent Flyer miles.

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

Heather Irish | Posted 26.05.2015 | 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 27.04.2015 | 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.