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June 25, 2017 12:49 AM Thirty passengers are bumped off EasyJet flight from Glasgow to Luton after airline switches to a smaller plane

An easyJet flight took off with empty seats after turning away around 30 passengers, it has emerged. A technical issue on the airline's Glasgow to Luton service on June 18 led to the Airbus A320 jet being downgraded to a smaller A319 aircraft that has 30 fewer seats. But after crew had randomly selected passengers not to fly, the jet took off with spaces 5

June 23, 2017 5:28 PM It's Official: The World’s Best Airline Is..

Can we have a drumroll please, because the Skytrax World Airline Awards results are in, the votes have been counted and verified, and the winner of World’s Top Airline is…. Awards are based on an annual passenger satisfaction survey, and this is actually the fourth year in a row the airline’s won the presitigious title, with Singapore Airlines 7

June 21, 2017 8:00 PM After another bitter loss, can Democrats ever top Trump?

On Tuesday Democrat Jon Ossoff came close to beating Republican Karen Handel in a Georgia congressional district that has been historically conservative but trending left. In the words of the immortal Ricky Bobby of Talladega Nights, however, "If you're not first, you're last". There have been four congressional special elections this year where Democrats 17

June 21, 2017 5:25 PM Enough with Russia! Democratic senator says party's obsession with Moscow probe cost it in Georgia election loss by crowding out talk about the economy

Enough with the Russia stuff, a Democratic senator says. It's the economy, stupid. Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut told MSNBC viewers Wednesday on 'Morning Joe' that his party should moderate its full-court press on the 'distraction' of Donald Trump's alleged ties to Russia, since voters in Tuesday's special elections didn't seem to be swayed by it. Republican 7

June 21, 2017 2:52 AM Qantas plunges to its lowest ranking ever in world's best airline list as Virgin Australia climbs

The passengers choice for the Skytrax World Airline Awards has seen Virgin Australia leap Qantas in the rankings as Australia's largest airline slipped from 9th to 15th place. Qatar Airways swept the awards for the second time in three years, topping the rankings, but the biggest surprise was Virgin Australia soaring ahead of Qantas and winning the Best Airline 5

June 19, 2017 4:57 PM Boeing just attacked Airbus' most dominant plane with $30 billion in orders

"Airlines wanted a larger, better option in the large single-aisle segment with the operating advantages of the 737 MAX family," Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Kevin McAllister said in a statement. "Adding the 737 MAX 10 gives our customers the most flexibility in the market, providing their fleets the range capability, fuel efficiency 6

June 18, 2017 6:38 PM Madrid bans manspreading on public transport

The Spanish capital made the move last week, with the passing of the legislation quickly sparking comments on social media Manspreading - the practice of men sitting in public transport with legs wide apart, thereby covering more than one seat - has been banned on buses, trains and trams. The Spanish capital made the move this week, with the passing 5

June 18, 2017 5:36 PM Swinson rules herself out of Lib Dem leadership race

Ms Swinson admitted that most men in her position would "run for leader like a shot", but said that that did not in itself make it the right decision. The MP, who won back her East Dunbartonshire seat from the SNP at the General Election, said that she had been "overwhelmed by so many lovely messages from people I know, and from many members I have not yet met, encouraging 13

June 18, 2017 6:18 AM France election: President Macron could secure parliamentary landslide

Pollsters predict he could win up to 75% of seats in the national assembly which would cement his dominance of French politics. Polls suggest En Marche!, the fledgling party he founded only last year, may win up to 450 of the 577 seats in the national assembly, upsetting the established parties' grip on power. That would allow him to move ahead quickly 9

June 15, 2017 7:50 AM Lions tour: New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen believes Warren Gatland will call for reinforcements

All Blacks coach Hansen expects the Lions to add as many as five or six players to their touring squad to cope with the demand of the three-Test series. The Lions opted not to call up a replacement for Scotland full-back Stuart Hogg, who suffered a cheek fracture in Saturday's 12-3 Crusaders win. Head coach Gatland has appeared satisfied with his remaining 7