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Following last Sunday’s Ethiopian Airlines crash, the safety of the modern Boeing 737 MAX aircraft has been brought into question. After the crash, which killed all 157 people onboard, the entire fleet of 737 MAXs have been grounded. The 737 MAX aircraft has now suffered two fatal crashes in less than five months: the plane was also involved
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Frankfurt International Airport has been ranked the world’s healthiest airport. Research from Netflights looked at 25 of the world’s busiest airports to see which are doing the most to improve the health and happiness of passengers. The comparison site looked at the quality of airport facilities, including spa or gym facilities, dedicated meditation or quiet spaces, yoga
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Passengers who feel a degree of anxiety about flying will be forgiven for feeling more than usually concerned about safety, after the uncoordinated shambles of banning the Boeing 737 MAX from the air. Following the tragic loss of Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 on Sunday, a patchwork of ground-stop orders began to develop. From China to
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Qantas is the safest airline in the world for 2019, according to industry rankings. The Australian flag carrier was awarded the top spot by Airlineratings.com, which looked at a range of factors when determining the safest airlines, including audits from aviation’s governing and industry bodies, crash and serious incident records, and fleet age. Airlines including
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After another chaotic day at Westminster, Britain’s travel industry is surveying the damage to consumer confidence – and slashing prices to try to fill aircraft seats and hotel beds on and after “Brexit day”. Senior travel industry executives surveyed by The Independent unanimously report an apparent reluctance to commit to short breaks and longer holidays over
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Tens of thousands of travellers face difficult journeys as Storm Gareth brings strong winds and heavy rain to southwest Scotland and much of England and Wales. The Met Office said: “Gusts of 70-75 mph are likely along northern coasts, perhaps up to 80mph for a time.” Disruption of plane, train and ferry schedules began on Tuesday
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