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Passengers recount 'hell' as Malaysia Airlines plane diverts to Alice Springs

Passengers recount 'hell' as Malaysia Airlines plane diverts to Alice Springs

People report loud banging noises aboard MH122 bound for Kuala Lumpur from Sydney before it was forced to land in Alice SpringsPassengers on a Malaysian Airlines flight forced to land in Alice Springs
British Airways owner calls for breaking up Heathrow monopoly

British Airways owner calls for breaking up Heathrow monopoly

Create competition to run terminals when third runway is built to keep airfares low, IAG tells governmentBritish Airways’ owner has called on government to break up Heathrow’s “monopoly” of
Student says she flushed 'emotional support hamster' after Spirit Airlines denied passage

Student says she flushed 'emotional support hamster' after Spirit Airlines denied passage

Florida college student says Spirit Airlines originally told her the pet was allowed, but denied it entry at the airportMissing a flight can be quite a hassle for your average passenger, but for
London City airport cancels all flights after WWII bomb found

London City airport cancels all flights after WWII bomb found

Discovery of 500kg second world war device forces all-day closure as properties are evacuatedAll flights in and out of London City airport have been cancelled after the discovery of an unexploded
Faulty speed indicators suspected as cause of Russian plane crash

Faulty speed indicators suspected as cause of Russian plane crash

Iced-over instruments could have given pilots wrong data, causing accident that killed 71 peopleRussian experts investigating a plane crash outside Moscow that killed 71 people at the weekend have
Engine on United Airlines plane falls apart on flight to Hawaii  – video

Engine on United Airlines plane falls apart on flight to Hawaii – video

Passengers described the 'scariest flight' of their lives as they watched the engine cover come off as the plane neared Honolulu. The aircraft made an emergency landing and all the passengers exited
Heathrow airport: engineer killed in vehicle crash on airfield

Heathrow airport: engineer killed in vehicle crash on airfield

Police say a man in his 40s has died in hospital after collision between two vehiclesA man has died after a collision between two vehicles at Heathrow airport.Police were called to the airport at 6am
Airlines sound alarm over 'blank cheque' for Heathrow third runway

Airlines sound alarm over 'blank cheque' for Heathrow third runway

Bosses from British Airways, Virgin and easyJet urge MPs to secure pledge on cost before voteThe true cost of Heathrow expansion is likely to be “grossly” higher than the £14.3bn the airport has
UK braces for ‘beast from the east’ as Met Office warns of snow

UK braces for ‘beast from the east’ as Met Office warns of snow

Amber warnings issued as major disruption to roads, railways and airports expectedHeavy snow and freezing conditions are expected along the east coast of the UK and south-east England on Monday night
Pay up … or Ryanair  will split you up

Pay up … or Ryanair will split you up

My partner was seated far from our baby on a flight. Is this a ploy to make money from passengers?I booked a Ryanair flight for myself, my partner and our nine-month-old daughter. As the “lead
MH370: search for missing plane 'to end in June'

MH370: search for missing plane 'to end in June'

Texas-based company Ocean Infinity is conducting a ‘no find, no fee’ search for the plane in the southern Indian oceanThe search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 by a US company will likely end in
New York: five dead after helicopter crashes into East river

New York: five dead after helicopter crashes into East river

Pilot rescued but all passengers perish after Eurocopter AS350 comes down in Manhattan waterwayNew York helicopter crash: pilot reportedly blames bag after five die Five people have died after a
Rescuers at scene of Nepal plane crash – video

Rescuers at scene of Nepal plane crash – video

A Bangladeshi passenger plane crashed as it attempted to land on Monday at Kathmandu airport in Nepal. It was not clear if there were fatalities, but clouds of thick, dark smoke could be seen rising
Bangladeshi plane with 71 on board crashes in Nepal

Bangladeshi plane with 71 on board crashes in Nepal

At least 49 killed after US-Bangla Airlines plane slides off runway during landing at Kathmandu airportA Bangladeshi aircraft has crashed while trying to land at Kathmandu airport in Nepal, killing at
True cost of Heathrow third runway must be revealed, say MPs

True cost of Heathrow third runway must be revealed, say MPs

Justine Greening and Vince Cable among those saying plan would jeopardise spending elsewhereThe true cost to the public of building a third runway at Heathrow has not been spelled out to taxpayers,
Virus risk on planes is lower than you might think, study says

Virus risk on planes is lower than you might think, study says

Unless, that is, you’re directly next to an infected person, or a steward is contagiousFlyers who live in fear of catching bugs on every flight, take heart: the risk of picking up respiratory
Israel-bound plane flies over Saudi Arabia for first time

Israel-bound plane flies over Saudi Arabia for first time

Riyadh silent on why it granted access but flight signals a tacit improvement in relationsSaudi Arabia has opened its airspace for the first time to an Israel-bound passenger plane, breaking a
Passengers stranded in Stuttgart as pilot found drunk before takeoff

Passengers stranded in Stuttgart as pilot found drunk before takeoff

Copilot on TAP Air Portugal flight to Lisbon said to be ‘reeking of alcohol and walking unsteadily’More than 100 passengers have been stranded at Stuttgart airport after a co-pilot was found drunk in
EasyJet announces Berlin expansion and new long-haul link-ups

EasyJet announces Berlin expansion and new long-haul link-ups

Airline in talks with other carriers to allow booking of more connecting flightsEasyJet Europe, the sister airline set up to preserve easyJet after Brexit, has accelerated its growth by announcing
Cathay Pacific completes two-leg journey, letting women wear trousers

Cathay Pacific completes two-leg journey, letting women wear trousers

Airline becomes one of few in Asia giving its female flight attendants an alternative to skirtsAfter more than 70 years of requiring its female flight attendants to wear skirts, one of Asia’s largest