UK Flights

Flight Rights: USA V Europe

Frank Brehany | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK
Frank Brehany

The shocking scenes in the video showing a passenger being dragged off a 'full' internal US flight, while his fellow passengers expressed outrage, fra...

Crew Member Steps In To Help Mum Travelling With Four Boys On Flight

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK Parents

A crew member on a flight managed to take the load off a mum-of-four by offering an extra pair of hands on the journey. Another member of the flight c...

Revealed: Why Coffee Has A Tendency To Taste Rubbish On Flights

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you’ve ever sat and wondered why coffee tastes a bit naff on planes, listen up. According to Travel + Leisure, there are three things to blame fo...

British Airways Might Be Scrapping Free Meals On Long-Haul Flights

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

British Airways may scrap free meals on its long-haul flights, the company’s chairman has said. The news comes after the airline ditched its complim...

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...

Irish Airport Opens Europe's First Sensory Room For Children With Autism And Special Needs

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK Parents

An Irish airport has launched Europe’s first ever sensory room for children and families with autism and special needs. The colourful room has facil...

How This Flight Attendant Calmed A Screaming Baby On A Plane With One Simple Trick

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK Parents

A passenger has shared how she witnessed a flight attendant calming a screaming baby with a really simple trick on a plane. Carrie Jaboor, from the U...

Anxious Mum Thanks 'Macho' Guy In His 20s For Kindness To Toddler On Flight

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 03.04.2017 | UK Parents

A mum has written an open letter to the guy who sat next to her toddler on a late night flight thanking him for his kindness. The woman, who called he...

Former Flight Attendant Claims Doing This One Thing Will Mean You're Never Upgraded To First Class

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Being upgraded to first class is the holy grail of air travel, but there may be a reason you’re never given one of the elusive golden tickets. Acco...

Girl Comforts 6-Year-Old Flying Alone And Gets The Best Reward From Airline

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Parents

A girl comforted a six-year-old who was alone on a flight and was rewarded for her kindness by the airline. Emma Morgese, 10, and her dad Philippe, w...

Stranger Captured Perfect Intimate Shot Of Exhausted Mum And Baby On Flight

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Parents

A passenger on a flight captured the most adorable shot of an exhausted mother and her baby on their flight home. The mother, Charlotte Matthews, expl...

One In Three Believe Airline Passengers’ Weight Should Be Included In Luggage Allowance

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

More than one third (39%) of UK travellers believe airlines should take passengers’ weight into account when setting luggage allowances, a new surve...

Airline Launches Child-Free Zones On Flights, Promptly Divides Social Media

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

An Indian airline has announced it will be introducing child-free zones on its flights, in a move that’s proving to be very controversial. Budget a...

British Airways Scraps Free Flight Food In Favour Of M&S Sarnies (And People Aren't Happy)

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 30.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

British Airways has revealed it will be ditching its complimentary menu on short-haul flights and selling Marks & Spencer goods instead. The new menu...

Genius Chin Hammock Is Your Sleep Saviour On Long-Haul Flights

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Sleeping on long-haul flights is pretty much impossible, unless you’ve spent mega bucks on flying First Class. But now, a pillow-esque chin strap ha...

Moving to Australia at the Age of 30: Things to Do Before You Go

Jojo Furnival | Posted 29.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jojo Furnival

Hi! ​My name is Jojo, I'm a writer and editor, I've just turned 30 and I'm moving to Australia in March 2016. No, I'm not doing it the adult way, I don't have a work visa - Lord, no - I'm grasping my last chance to spend one (hopefully two) years 'bumming around' (technical term) and becoming reacquainted with a long lost friend of mine: Relaxation. Yes, that's right, I have a working holiday visa.

Aer Lingus Man Who Bit Passenger And Died Had £41,000 Cocaine Pellets In His Stomach

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK

The first pictures have emerged of the man who bit a passenger and later died on an Aer Lingus plane, after a consignment of illegal drugs is suspecte...

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.

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 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...

Travel Has Changed From Luxury Treat to Major Ordeal

Jan Shure | Posted 08.08.2016 | 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 28.05.2016 | 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.