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

Jakub Kotan | Posted 11.04.2014 | 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.

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

Jakub Kotan | Posted 11.03.2014 | 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.

Has Flying Lost Its Magic?

Gina Lyons | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gina Lyons

I remember when I was a kid, about nine years old and my Dad treated the whole family to go to Florida on holiday. Everything about flying was magical! The impeccable looking air hostesses, the dapper dressed pilots, the excitement of actually flying to a new place...

Glamour in the Clouds?

Georgia LA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Georgia LA

There's a reason why fashion catwalks are called runways. And couture doesn't get more advanced than flying glamour pusses and ear-popping averse air stewards looking swaggy despite the altitude.

Asa Bennett

Profits? Originality? 10 'Essentials' You DON'T Need To Succeed | Asa Bennett | Posted 06.09.2013 | UK

Entrepreneurs looking to start out can get deluged with business advice on how to succeed. Business mantras and tips frequently fly that viewers of...

Passengers Stung by 'Hefty' Fees For Air Ticket Errors

PA | Posted 26.06.2013 | UK

Some airlines are continuing to charge hefty fees to change names - or even to correct minor spelling mistakes - on tickets, a consumer group has warn...

Staying Stylish at 30,000 Feet

Luke Miles | Posted 20.08.2013 | UK Style
Luke Miles

Vivienne Westwood is equally as passionate about sustainability as we are. Many items of the new uniform will be produced using recycled materials - in particular working with recycled polyester yarn made from used plastic bottles.

Art in the Air? Why Not! And How About Oil Rigs, Stadiums and Toilet Cubicles Too...

James Burke | Posted 10.04.2013 | Home
James Burke

The Internet was recently abuzz with news of London-based street artist Ben Eine's team-up with Virgin Atlantic to create a 'Gallery in the Air' at 35,000 ft, an exhibition of specially commissioned work by the street artist.

Sam Parker

Cameron's Favourite Artist Launches Upper Class Gallery In The Sky | Sam Parker | Posted 23.03.2013 | Home

Ben Eine’s ‘Alphabet Street’ is one of the jewels in London’s street art crown. A massive row of shop shutters painted in his trademark bea...

Virgin/Delta Partnership Will Smash Airline Cartels

Marcus Middleton | Posted 16.02.2013 | UK
Marcus Middleton

International Airlines Group boss, Willie Walsh lost that bizarre bet of a 'kick in the groin' with Sir Richard Branson before he even made it... That's because the Virgin Atlantic/Delta partnership is the biggest kick in the nuts that British Airways ever has and ever will receive!

BEAT THE WEEK: Gay Marriage, Monkeys And Drug Wars

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 14.12.2012 | UK

It's been a week of gay marriage debates, church outrage, expenses scandals and Leveson rumblings. Environmentalists have been fracked off, while ...

Branson Accepts BA Boss's 'Knee In The Groin' Proposal

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.12.2012 | UK

Sir Richard Branson has said he would accept a 'knee in the groin' from the boss of BA if Virgin Atlantic didn't exist in five years time, as he retai...

Charlie Thomas

Analysts Unconvinced That Branson Will Lose Control Of Virgin Atlantic | Charlie Thomas | Posted 03.12.2012 | UK

Analysts have poured cold water on the suggestion that Sir Richard Branson could lose control of his Virgin Atlantic airline through deals with Delta ...

Could Branson Lose Control Of Virgin Airlines?

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.12.2012 | UK

Sir Richard Branson reportedly faces loses control of airline Virgin Atlantic for the first time as America's largest airline made a secret takeover a...

Why It Pays To Keep Business Simple

Charlie Thomas | Posted 24.10.2012 | UK

The business maxim to "Keep It Simple, Stupid" is not just common sense, it could also make your business money, according to a new index. The Glob...

Mental Baggage: What Does Your Luggage Say About You?

The Huffington Post | Posted 21.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Poor old celebs are used to being tailed by flashing bulbs the moment they make it through departures. But they might surprised to learn, that what we...

The Kite Stuff: Richard Branson Finally Succeeds In Record Bid

PA | Posted 01.07.2012 | UK

Sir Richard Branson has entered the record books as the oldest person to kite-surf the English Channel - on his second attempt in 24 hours. The 61-...

'My Kite Was Too Small'

PA | Posted 30.06.2012 | UK

Sir Richard Branson had to abandon an attempt to set at least two world records by kite-surfing across the English Channel on Saturday. The Virgin ...

Water Dare-Devil: Branson In Kite-Surf Records Bid

PA | Posted 30.06.2012 | UK

Sir Richard Branson is embarking on an attempt to set at least two world records by kite-surfing across the English Channel. The Virgin entrepreneu...

Enjoy the Silence While You Can

Alistair Niederer | Posted 14.08.2012 | UK Tech
Alistair Niederer

There are two areas where British mobile phone customers are silenced, the London Underground 'tube' network and on planes. The London Underground has many tunnels that are far too deep for a signal at ground level to penetrate and though the Mayor of London wanted to try getting a signal on the network before the London Olympic games, this plan was found to be too ambitious.

Manchester Airport Fuel Shortage Could Mean Travel Chaos For Thousands

PA | Posted 06.06.2012 | UK

Travel plans for thousands of air passengers were thrown into chaos today by an aviation fuel supply problem at a busy international airport. Manch...

Richard Branson Turns On The Coalition

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 27.05.2012 | UK

Billionaire tycoon Richard Branson has criticised the Government for failing to promote economic growth. The Virgin founder, who backed the Tories ...

Which Airline Will Let You Make Calls And Send Texts In Flight?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.05.2012 | UK

Passengers on Sir Richard Branson's airline, Virgin Atlantic, will be able to make and receive phone calls while in the air, it was announced on Monda...

Richard Branson Is So Cool: Modest Virgin Boss Serves Up Ice Cubes Shaped Like His Own Face

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 02.07.2012 | UK

Upper class passengers on Virgin Atlantic flights can now enjoy their journeys with a likeness of Richard Branson grinning at them from within their d...

'Triggered Alarms Led To Emergency Landing' Claim Virgin

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.04.2012 | UK

A Virgin Atlantic incident earlier this week, in which 15 passengers had to be treated in hospital after an emergency landing evacuation, was due to "...