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January 14, 2019 4:47 PM BREXIT WARNING: Airlines told to URGENTLY prepare for no deal ahead of vote on May's plan

BRUSSELS has warned the remaining 27 European Union countries that they must urgently explain how their airline licenses comply with the bloc’s rules on ownership or face losing their rights to fly after Brexit. In a letter sent last week, Violeta Bulc, the EU commissioner responsible for transport, revealed not every national government had set out detailed 156

January 9, 2019 10:01 AM BREXIT WARNING: British Airways owner's no-deal plans DO NOT WORK, says Brussels

EUROPEAN Union officials have warned British Airways’ owner IAG that plans to keep planes flying in the event of a no-deal Brexit do not work and risk seriously impacting the firm. IAG, which also owns Spanish carrier Iberia, is yet to carry out changes recommended by Brussels in order to navigate the challenges of Brexit which could see their planes 149

January 7, 2019 11:04 AM Holidaymakers RAGE as Ryanair dumps them THREE countries away and says get the BUS

RYANAIR passengers were geared up for a short hop to Greece’s second city on a Friday night - but they never got there. Eighty-nine passengers refused to take the bus and instead spent the night at the airport. In the end, the Greek government sent an Aegean Airlines aircraft to Timisoara, which flew passengers to Thessaloniki, where they arrived nearly 129

January 6, 2019 12:56 PM Saudi woman 'trapped at Bangkok airport trying to flee family'

A young Saudi woman says she is stranded at Bangkok's main airport after fleeing her family and having her passport seized by a Saudi official. Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, 18, says she was on a trip to Kuwait with her family when she fled on a flight two days ago. She was trying to head to Australia via a connecting flight in Bangkok. She told the BBC that she had renounced 73

January 4, 2019 2:18 AM Herb Kelleher: Father of low-cost airline travel dies at 87

Herb Kelleher, who co-founded low-cost US carrier Southwest Airlines, has died aged 87, the company says. The company described him as "a pioneer, a maverick and an innovator" who disrupted the airline industry "by making flying both fun and affordable". Founded in 1967, his airline initially aimed to provide cheap flights between the Texas cities of Houston 66

January 2, 2019 8:43 AM Cathay Pacific to honour $16,000 fares sold for $675

Cathay Pacific has said it will honour first-class and business-class tickets that it sold to some lucky passengers for a fraction of the usual price. The Hong Kong-based airline mistakenly sold business-class seats on August flights from Vietnam to New York for about $675 return. The airline admitted that it "made a mistake", but said it would honour 56

December 23, 2018 7:04 PM Flights resume at Birmingham Airport after earlier suspension

An air traffic control issue was blamed for the delay, which saw some planes re-routed to Manchester and East Midlands Airports. Passenger are being told to check with airlines for the latest information about their flight. A spokesperson for the airport earlier apologised for the delay and blamed an air traffic control issue. One plane travelling from Amsterdam 80

December 21, 2018 6:21 PM Gatwick drone chaos: Stranded holidaymakers WON’T get compensation under EU law

MORE than 100,000 passengers whose holiday plans have been left in tatters after drones forced Gatwick Airport to ground all flights will not receive a penny in compensation because the incident was “an extraordinary circumstance”. Travellers including pregnant women and young children were forced to sleep on the floor when aviation chiefs halted flights 72

December 21, 2018 9:42 AM Jeremy Clarkson RAGES at Gatwick Airport drone operator amid chaos: 'Kill him'

JEREMY CLARKSON launched into a vicious rant about the person flying a drone over Gatwick Airport on Twitter as they continued to cause chaos and cancelled flights. Chief executive officer Chris Woodroofe told the BBC the police have not yet found whoever is operating the drones which caused the airport to shut down over a day. “Additional mitigating 79

December 14, 2018 1:54 AM Southwest Airlines flight U-turns after human heart discovery

A US passenger plane travelling from Seattle to Dallas was forced to turn back hours into its flight because a human heart had been left on board. Southwest Airlines says the organ was flown to Seattle from California, where it was to be processed at a hospital to have a valve recovered for future use. But it was never unloaded and its absence was not noticed 66